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  1. Age, breed designation, coat color, and coat pattern influenced the length of stay of cats at a no-kill shelter

    Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Morgan, K. T.

    Adoption records from the Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an open-admission, no-kill shelter in New York State, were examined to determine if various physical attributes influenced the length of stay (LOS) of cats and kittens. Similar reports from other no-kill...

  2. An evaluation of the role the Internet site Petfinder plays in cat adoptions

    Contributor(s):: Workman, M. K., Hoffman, C. L.

    To better understand factors contributing to cat adoptions, this study was used to explore a possible association between an adoptable cat's popularity on Petfinder and the cat's length of availability for adoption at a managed-intake nonhuman animal shelter. This study was also used to examine...

  3. An investigation into the effect of floor colour on the behaviour of the horse

    Contributor(s):: Hall, C. A., Cassaday, H. J.

    Adverse reactions of the domestic horse to environmental stimuli can be problematic in training and management. Hesitation and alarm reactions to visual features of the ground can occur in both ridden work and when handling horses. To assess the effect of one visual feature (colour) on the...

  4. Avoidance of dyed food by the northern bobwhite

    Contributor(s):: Mastrota, F. N., Mench, J. A.

    Since certain colours are aversive to birds, the authors suggest that it might be possible to use dyes to prevent birds from consuming agricultural seeds and pesticide granules. The effectiveness of 8 dyes in repelling food consumption in a gamebird, the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus),...

  5. Bird strikes and aircraft fuselage color: a correlational study

    Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Juricic, E., Gaffney, J., Blackwell, B. F., Baumhardt, P.

  6. Color discrimination in horses

    Contributor(s):: Smith, S., Goldman, L.

  7. Colour perception in fighting cattle

    Contributor(s):: Riol, J. A., Sanchez, J. M., Eguren, V. G., Gaudioso, V. R.

  8. Colour preferences of domestic chicks in relation to food and water presentation

    Contributor(s):: Roper, T. J., Marples, N. M.

    The colour preferences of chicks presented with artificially coloured food (chick starter crumbs) and water were investigated. In experiment 1, 96 pairs of chicks received red, green or black food in the form of a small pile of crumbs placed on the floor of the test cage, or red, green or black...

  9. Comparison of religious slaughter of sheep with methods that include pre-slaughter stunning, and the lack of differences in exsanguination, packed cell volume and meat quality parameters

    Contributor(s):: Anil, M. H., Yesildere, T., Aksu, H., Matur, E., McKinstryt, J. L., Erdogan, O., Hughes, S., Mason, C.

    UK legislation requiring pre-slaughter stunning has certain exemptions for religious slaughter. Supporters of both Muslim (Halal) and Jewish (Shechita) slaughter methods claim that the efficiency of the bleed out is adversely affected by stunning. In this study, electrical stunning followed by...

  10. Copying a model stack of colored blocks by chimpanzees and humans

    Contributor(s):: Hayashi, Misato, Sekine, Sumirena, Tanaka, Masayuki, Takeshita, Hideko

  11. 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...

  12. Dairy cows' use of colour cues to discriminate between people

    Contributor(s):: Munksgaard, L., Passille, A. M. de, Rushen, J., Ladewig, J.

    The role of the colour of overalls as a cue used by cows to discriminate between people was studied in 4 experiments using 66 Danish Friesian cows kept in tie-stalls. In all experiments, the average distance cows kept from the person was calculated during 1 min with the person standing in front...

  13. Designing Better Water Troughs: Does Trough Color Influence Dairy Cows’ Preference?

    Contributor(s):: Teixeira, Dayane Lemos, Hötzel, Maria José, Filho, Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado, Cazale, José Daniel, Enríquez-Hidalgo, Daniel

    Eighteen lactating dairy cows were used to elucidate their preference for green, grey, or red troughs. The herd was managed under a rotational grazing system with ad-libitum access to water until 11:30 h. For 9 days, all cows were tested individually following the afternoon milking. Cows drank...

  14. Discrimination of colours and grey shades by Merino ewes: tests using coloured lambs

    Contributor(s):: Alexander, G., Stevens, D.

  15. Do cats from established breeds behave differently toward humans than outbred cats?

    Contributor(s):: Asselineau, B., Abitbol, M., Deputte, B. L.

  16. Does balancing for color affect pigs' preference for different flavored tail-models?

    Contributor(s):: Jankevicius, M. L., Widowski, T. M.

    In previous work using rope flavored with various solutions as a model to study tail biting, pigs generally show a preference for the blood-flavored models compared to untreated models or models soaked in NaCl solutions or different fractions of blood. However, in these studies tail models were...

  17. Dogs judge books by their covers

    Contributor(s):: Chamove, A. S.

    Some animals use warning coloration to frighten other animals. To see if animals respond to humans who wear clothing with animal-like warning patterns, 22 impounded dogs and 15 living in kennels were tested. Dogs responded more strongly primarily with submission to people wearing narrow, regular...

  18. Effects of early maternal separation of lambs and rearing with minimal and maximal human contact on meat quality

    Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Caroprese, M., Girolami, A., Marino, R., Muscio, A., Sevi, A.

    The present study aims to assess the effect of gentling on behaviour and meat quality of lambs. Thirty-two Comisana lambs were divided into four groups of eight animals: ER (ewe reared), AR (artificially reared) and the corresponding gentled groups ERG and ARG. The provision of human contacts...

  19. 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....

  20. Equine color perception revisited

    Contributor(s):: Pick, D. F., Lovell, G., Brown, S., Dail, D.