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  1. Influence of Increased Freedom of Movement on Welfare and Egg Laying Pattern of Hens Kept in Aviaries

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    | Contributor(s):: Nannoni, Eleonora, Buonaiuto, Giovanni, Martelli, Giovanna, Lizzi, Gabriele, Trevisani, Giacomo, Garavini, Gloria, Sardi, Luca

    This work investigates the effects of structural modifications on the welfare level and laying patterns of hens in a three-tier commercial aviary system. Four experimental groups were used: C (control, housed in a traditional aviary); LM (longitudinal movement, in which internal partitions were...

  2. Aggressive, Submissive, and Affiliative Behavior in Sanctuary Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes) During Social Integration

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    | Contributor(s):: Fultz, Amy, Yanagi, Akie, Breaux, Sarah, Beaupre, Leilani

    Chimp Haven is a sanctuary for chimpanzees being retired from biomedical research and from facilities that can no longer care for them. Chimpanzees often live in smaller groups in captive settings; however, Chimp Haven integrates them into larger, more species-typical groups. Social...

  3. Selection Factors Influencing Eventual Owner Satisfaction about Pet Dog Adoption

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    | Contributor(s):: Dinwoodie, Ian R., Zottola, Vivian, Kubitz, Karla, Dodman, Nicholas H.

    Personal likes, experience, and deep-rooted interests to satisfy emotional needs such as companionship, affection, empathy, and security are some of the underlying human motivations for acquiring a pet companion. In this study, we asked how long the owner took to decide whether to adopt a dog,...

  4. Estimating the optimal number of sampling days and patterns for recording calf behaviours in pre-weaning dairy calves

    | Contributor(s):: Xiao, Jian Xin, Peng, Rong, Yang, Hui, Alugongo, Gibson Maswayi, Zhang, Si Yuan, Liu, Shuai, Chen, Tian Yu, Cao, Zhi Jun

  5. Neophobic behavioural responses of parasitised fish to a potential predator and baited hook

    | Contributor(s):: Freire, Rafael, Rogers, Leia, Creece, Darcy, Shamsi, Shokoofeh

  6. Changes in the behaviour before normal calving to predict its onset in Mediterranean buffaloes heifers

    | Contributor(s):: Lanzoni, L., Chincarini, M., Giammarco, M., Fusaro, I., Iannotta, M., Podaliri, M., Contri, A., Gloria, A., Vignola, G.

  7. Increasing mud levels in a feedlot influences beef cattle behaviours but not preference for feedlot or pasture environments

    | Contributor(s):: Dickson, Emily J., Campbell, Dana L. M., Monk, Jessica E., Lea, Jim M., Colditz, Ian G., Lee, Caroline

  8. Features of reproduction in an isolated island population of the feral horses of the Lake Manych-Gudilo (Rostov Region, Russia)

    | Contributor(s):: Spasskaya, N. N., Voronkova, V. N., Letarov, A. V., Ermilina, Yu A., Nikolaeva, E. A., Konorov, E. A., Stolpovsky, Yu A., Naidenko, S. V.

  9. Acute changes in oxytocin predict behavioral responses to foundation training in horses

    | Contributor(s):: Niittynen, Taru, Riihonen, Veera, Moscovice, Liza R., Koski, Sonja E.

  10. Refined methodology for identification of bitterness aversion in mature rams through quantification of fluid intake and behavioral response to phenylthiocarbamide

    | Contributor(s):: Southerland, Claire N., Taylor, J. Bret, Yelich, Joel V., Ellison, Melinda J.

  11. Welfare, well treatment and animal protection : concepts, definitions and practiceBien-entre, bientraitance et protection des animaux: concepts, definitions, applications

    | Contributor(s):: Gilbert, C., Fabre-Deloye, A.

  12. Effect of Handler Knowledge of the Detection Task on Canine Search Behavior and Performance

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    | Contributor(s):: Mallory T. DeChant, Cameron Ford, Nathaniel J. Hall

    Detection dogs are commonly trained and tested under conditions in which the handler or the evaluator knows the true presence or absence of a target odor. Previous research has demonstrated that when handlers are deceived and led to believe that a target odor is present, more false alerts...

  13. A Prospective Cohort Study Investigating the Behavioural Development of Bitches in a Guide Dog Training Programme Neutered Prepubertally or Post-Pubertally

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    | Contributor(s):: Moxon, R., Freeman, S., Payne, R., Corr, S., England, G. C. W.

    There are few studies that investigate the effect of neutering bitches before or after puberty. The majority of current literature examining the impact of the timing of neutering on health and behaviour has used age rather than the onset of puberty as the key variable. The aim of this...

  14. Integrative Model of Human-Animal Interactions: A One Health-One Welfare Systemic Approach to Studying HAI

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    | Contributor(s):: Leconstant, C., Spitz, E.

    The Integrative Model of Human-Animal Interactions (IMHAI) described herewith provides a conceptual framework for the study of interspecies interactions and aims to model the primary emotional processes involved in human-animal interactions. This model was developed from theoretical inputs from...

  15. Perceptions of domestic dogs' (Canis familiaris) manifestations of joy, shame and stress based on photographs

    | Contributor(s):: Kuzniewska, E., Strychalski, J.

  16. Address the end of life of the animal in the presence of the children of the familyApproccio al fine vita dell'animale in presenza di bambini

    | Contributor(s):: Caux, A., Dattee, V.

  17. Assessing the Psychological Priorities for Optimising Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Jake Stuart Veasey

    The welfare status of elephants under human care has been a contentious issue for two decades or more in numerous western countries. Much effort has gone into assessing the welfare of captive elephants at individual and population levels with little consensus having been achieved in relation to...

  18. Dogs’ Stay in a Pet Hotel – Salivary Cortisol Level and Adaptation to New Conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Wojtaś, Justyna, Garbiec, Aleksandra, Karpiński, Mirosław, Czyżowski, Piotr

  19. Does the start of flat races influence racehorse race performance?

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, Isobel, Randle, Hayley, Williams, Jane M.

  20. Diet dilution and feeding frequency have only minor effects on the behaviour of broiler breeder pullets

    | Contributor(s):: Mens, Annemarie J. W., de Jong, Ingrid C., van Riel, Johan W., Gunnink, Henk, van Hattum, Theo, van Emous, Rick A.