Coping personality type and environmental enrichment affect aggression at weaning in pigs
Contributor(s):: Melotti, Luca, Oostindjer, Marije, Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth, Held, Suzanne, Mendl, Michael
This study investigated the effects of different environmental treatments and personality types on aggression at mixing of newly weaned domestic piglets. From birth to weaning, 16 litters were housed with their dams in either barren (B) or larger, substrate-enriched (E) environments. At 15 days...
A comparison of postural changes and maternal responsiveness during early lactation in Landrace and Minpig sows
Contributor(s):: Cui, Shi-quan, Chen, Dong-hua, Li, Jian-hong, Li, Xiang, Yin, Guo-an, Bao, Jun
Maternal behaviour is one of the instinct behaviours associated with offspring survival. Minpig is a local breed in the Northeast of China known for its strong maternal sense. In this study, sows of Minpig (n=30, parity 2–8) and Landrace (n=21, parity 2–8) were farrowed in individual pens with...
A One Health Evaluation of the University of Copenhagen Research Centre for Control of Antibiotic Resistance
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| Contributor(s):: Anaïs Léger, Katharina D.C. Stärk, Jonathan Rushton, Liza R. Nielsen
We applied the evaluation framework developed by the EU COST Action “Network of Evaluation of One Health” (NEOH) to assess the operations, supporting infrastructures and outcomes of a research consortium “University of Copenhagen Research Centre for Control of Antibiotic...
Therapy Dogs on Campus: A Counseling Outreach Activity for College Students Preparing for Final Exams
| Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Barker, Randolph T., Schubert, Christine M.
Association with humans and seasonality interact to reverse predictions for animal space use
| Contributor(s):: Laver, P. N., Alexander, K. A.
The Evolution of Animals through Domestication and other Human Relationships: An Animal-Centered Approach
| Contributor(s):: Steven Michael Ammerman
As a component of the environment themselves, humans maintain a mutualistic modifying process with that environment. The interaction between humans and animals has led to different categories of relationships—commensal animals, tame animals, domesticated animals, and feral animals. In the...
Effects of growth-promoting technology on feedlot cattle behavior in the 21 days before slaughter
| Contributor(s):: Stackhouse-Lawson, K. R., Tucker, C. B., Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S., Mitloehner, F. M.
There is growing interest in the animal welfare implications of growth-promoting technology used in feedlot cattle, namely hormonal implants, ionophores, antibiotics and β 2-adrenergic agonists. Previous studies have focused on the effects of implants on aggression, but little work has...
The power of automated behavioural homecage technologies in characterizing disease progression in laboratory mice: a review
| Contributor(s):: Richardson, C. A.
Behavioural changes that occur as animals become sick have been characterized in a number of species and include the less frequent occurrence of 'luxury behaviours' such as playing, grooming and socialization. 'Sickness behaviours' or behavioural changes following exposure to infectious agents,...
How animals respond to change
| Contributor(s):: Mills, D., Dube, M. B., Zulch, H.
Sections on underpinning principles relating to stress in companion animals, the effects of presistent stress, or "Why Stress can be so Stressful", other considerations for assessing welfare, and stress auditing.
You gotta crack a few eggs
| Contributor(s):: Faa-Thompson, Tracie, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Beastly intimacies: Human-animal relations in India's central Himalayas
| Contributor(s):: Govindrajan, Radhika
Factors associated with the stages of change for dog walking among Japanese dog owners
| Contributor(s):: Oka, Koichiro, Shibata, Ai
La relazione uomo-animale come facilitatore del cambiamento
| Contributor(s):: Corrieri, Ugo
A forage-based vision of Ontario agriculture
| Contributor(s):: Clark, E. A., Christie, B. R.
The necessity of incorporating societal and environmental concerns into publicly funded agricultural initiatives in research, extension, and practice is increasingly evident. Agriculturalists are urged to acknowledge and respond to societal concerns before an insensitive and largely ill-informed...
Future tasks for agriculture
| Contributor(s):: Rist, M.
The paper argues that efforts should be made to transform current trends in civilization into cultural development and that with respect to agriculture, the present technical age with open linear production methods should be transformed into a future biological one with closed cycles. A...
A quantitative analysis of social behaviour of different crossbreds of dairy cattle kept in loose housing and its relationship to productivity
| Contributor(s):: Jezierski, T. A., Podluzny, M.
The social behaviour of Polish Black-and-White dairy cattle (BW) was compared with that of the F1-crossbreds of BW with Jersey (BW x J), Ayrshire (BW x Ay), Holstein-Friesian (BW x HF) and Swedish Black-and-White (BW x SLB). The crossbreds BW x J proved to be most aggressive, excitable and...
Effect of rearing environment and change of environment on the behaviour of gilts
| Contributor(s):: Beattie, V. E., Walker, N., Sneddon, I. A.
40 gilts were reared from birth to farrowing in an enriched or barren environment. Six weeks before the expected date of parturition gilts were introduced individually to a novel pen (open-field test); behaviour was monitored for 7 min. The ease of movement as gilts moved from their pen to the...