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  1. Tales And Treasures

    Contributor(s):: Laureano, Maria Cristina

  2. Effects of phenotypic characteristics on the length of stay of dogs at two no kill animal shelters

    Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Davidson, J. P., Zuefle, M. E.

    Adoption records from 2 no kill shelters in New York State were examined to determine how age, sex, size, breed group, and coat color influenced the length of stay (LOS) of dogs at these shelters. Young puppies had the shortest length of stay; LOS among dogs increased linearly as age increased....

  3. Factors relevant to adoption of cats in an animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Fantuzzi, J. M., Miller, K. A., Weiss, E.

    This study performed a multifactor analysis of the effects of the provision of toys, cage location, and cat characteristics (activity level, age, sex, and coat color) on 111 cats available for adoption in a nonhuman animal shelter. The analysis revealed a greater adopter viewing of cats housed at...

  4. The role of coat color and ear shape on the perception of personality in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Fratkin, J. L., Baker, S. C.

  5. Human perceptions of coat color as an indicator of domestic cat personality

    Contributor(s):: Delgado, M. M., Munera, J. D., Reevy, G. M.

  6. Dairy cows prefer shade that offers greater protection against solar radiation in summer: shade use, behaviour, and body temperature

    Contributor(s):: Schutz, K. E., Rogers, A. R., Cox, N. R., Tucker, C. B.

    There is considerable evidence that shade is a valuable resource for cattle in summer, but less is known about the important design features of effective shade. The aim of this experiment was to investigate if lactating dairy cows have a preference for shade that offers greater protection against...

  7. Assessment of the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys, using health and behaviour parameters

    Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Lindberg, A. C., Main, D. C. J., Whay, H. R.

    Working animals provide an essential transport resource in developing countries worldwide. Many of these animals are owned by poor people and work in harsh environments, so their welfare is a cause for concern. A protocol was developed to assess the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys in...

  8. Use of pelage pigmentation in the recognition of mothers in a group by 2- to 4-month-old domestic goat kids

    Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Miranda, C. R.

    This study investigated whether domestic goat kids use pelage pigmentation as an aid to recognize their mothers within a group of 30 does. Observations on the use of auditory cues were also made. The identification errors made by 2- to 4- month-old kids were biased toward does of the same colour...

  9. Cattle with hair whorl patterns above the eyes are more behaviorally agitated during restraint

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T., Deesing, M. J., Struthers, J. J., Swinker, A. M.

    1500 cattle weighing 180-360 kg were temperament rated on a 4-point scale to determine whether hair whorl position on the forehead is related to a calm temperament. 72% of the cattle were European x British breed crosses and 28% were zebu x dairy breed crosses from Mexico. Cattle with a round...

  10. Factors affecting time to adoption of dogs re-homed by a charity in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Diesel, G., Smith, H., Pfeiffer, D. U.

    The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to determine the factors affecting the time until adoption of dogs re-homed by Dogs Trust, a UK charity. There were 13,338 records included in the study, representing 11,663 dogs. Data were extracted from the Dogs Trust's database between...