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  1. Jealousy, competition, or a contextual cue for reward?.

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    | Contributor(s):: Thomas R. Zentall

    Emotions are difficult to assess, even in humans. The attribution of jealousy in an animal like a dog is especially difficult because performance of a particular behavior in the context of another animal receiving a reward may not be easily distinguishable from intra-species competition or...

  2. Examining the costs and benefits of male-male associations in a group-living equid

    | Contributor(s):: Pinto, Pandora, Mendonça, Renata S., Hirata, Satoshi

  3. Diet and microbiota-gut-brain axis in relation to tail biting in pigs: A review

    | Contributor(s):: Kobek-Kjeldager, Cecilie, Schönherz, Anna A., Canibe, Nuria, Pedersen, Lene Juul

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055140168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105514text

  4. Compatibility of riders' personality traits and the perceived personality of their horse

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    | Contributor(s):: Bente Træen, Espen Røysamb

    This study addresses the relationship between competition riders’ personality traits and the perception of their horse’s personality, and it assesses whether a match in personality is associated with aspects of the riders’ self-esteem, general self-efficacy, satisfaction with...

  5. The Right Angle: Validating a standardised protocol for the use of infra-red thermography of eye temperature as a welfare indicator

    | Contributor(s):: Ijichi, C., Evans, L., Woods, H., Yarnell, K.

  6. The effects of feeding space on the behavioural responses of cattle during rest periods offered as part of long-distance transportation

    | Contributor(s):: Ross, M., Widowski, T. M., Haley, D. B.

  7. Degree of affinity among dairy heifers affects access to feed supplementation

    | Contributor(s):: de Sousa, Karolini Tenffen, Machado Filho, Luiz Carlos Pinheiro, Bica, Gabriela Schenato, Deniz, Matheus, Hötzel, Maria José

  8. Effects of horn status on behaviour in fattening cattle in the field and during reactivity tests

    | Contributor(s):: Reiche, Anna-Maria, Dohme-Meier, Frigga, Claudia Terlouw, E. M.

    Disbudding is in the short-term invasive and needs pharmacological pain treatment but it facilitates animal management. The present study investigates the longer-term consequences on behaviour to evaluate possible effects on animal welfare. Experiment 1 (E1) used 81 bulls up to the age of 12 and...

  9. Effect of large litter size and within-litter differences in piglet weight on the use of milk replacer in litters from hyper-prolific sows under two housing conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Kobek-Kjeldager, Cecilie, Moustsen, Vivi A., Theil, Peter K., Pedersen, Lene J.

    Due to genetic selection for large litters in pig production, piglets are often supernumerary to the teats on the sow. Providing milk replacer as a second feed source is increasingly being used to rear large litters. This results in increased competition at the udder when all piglets remain at...

  10. Show Horse Welfare: The Viewpoints of Judges, Stewards, and Show Managers

    | Contributor(s):: Voigt, Melissa, Hiney, Kristina, Croney, Candace, Waite, Karen, Borron, Abigail, Brady, Colleen

    The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the current state of stock-type show horse welfare based on the perceptions of show officials and to identify potential means of preventing and intervening in compromises to show horse welfare. Thirteen horse show officials,...

  11. Show Horse Welfare: Horse Show Competitors' Understanding, Awareness, and Perceptions of Equine Welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Voigt, Melissa A., Hiney, Kristina, Richardson, Jennifer C., Waite, Karen, Borron, Abigail, Brady, Colleen M.

    The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of stock-type horse show competitors' understanding of welfare and level of concern for stock-type show horses' welfare. Data were collected through an online questionnaire that included questions relating to (a) interest and general...

  12. Dog-Sport Competitors: What Motivates People to Participate with Their Dogs in Sporting Events?

    | Contributor(s):: Farrell, Jocelyn M., Hope, Ashley E., Hulstein, Rodney, Spaulding, Sandi J.

    Interactions between dogs and humans, including participating in physical activities and dog-sport events, are beneficial for both parties. Self-Determination Theory was used as a framework to explore dog-sport competitors' motivation to participate in dog-sport events. Eighty-five competitors...

  13. Application of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment to horses during an endurance ride

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    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Patricia A., Paisley, Cheree L., Barnes, Anne L., Wemelsfelder, Françoise

    Endurance horses are considered subject to a unique set of training and competing pressures due to the long distances travelled. The health and welfare of these horses could be compromised if they have not been adequately trained or are pushed beyond their limits, and there are increasing...

  14. Understanding of human communicative motives in domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Pettersson, Helene, Kaminski, Juliane, Herrmann, Esther, Tomasello, Michael

    Chimpanzees find it easier to locate food when a human prohibits them from going to a certain location than when she indicates that location helpfully. Human children, in contrast, use the cooperative gesture more readily. The question here was whether domestic dogs are more like chimpanzees, in...

  15. Hierarchical status and body traits and reproductive characteristics of male pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) maintained in all-male groups

    | Contributor(s):: Villagrán, Matías, Beracochea, Florencia, Bartoš, Luděk, Ungerfeld, Rodolfo

    An animal's social environment can influence individual physiological and reproductive status, which might have implications for the success of ex situ conservation programs. This study investigated the relationship between an individual's position in the social hierarchy, body and antler size,...

  16. Do sows respond to sibling competition at the udder Day 1 post-partum?

    | Contributor(s):: Illmann, Gudrun, Leszkowová, Iva, Šimečková, Marie

    The aim of the present follow-up study was to assess sibling competition during nursing on Day 1 post-partum (i.e., 24 h after the end of parturition), as well as whether sows respond to increased sibling competition. A total of 19 healthy sows and their piglets were directly observed and video...

  17. Análisis de oportunidades de mercado para la creación de un Centro Integral para Mascotas (CIM) en la ciudad de Bogotá

    | Contributor(s):: Cindy Vanesa Ríos Rodríguez

    En este trabajo se realiza el Análisis de Oportunidades de Mercado (AOM) para la creación de un Centro Integral para Mascotas (CIM) en la ciudad de Bogotá, con el fin de determinar, si existen estas oportunidades en el sector y generar una propuesta de estrategias de mercado....

  18. Changes in behaviour of dairy cows with clinical mastitis

    | Contributor(s):: Sepúlveda-Varas, Pilar, Proudfoot, Kathryn L., Weary, Daniel M., von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G.

    Behaviour is an important tool for recognizing illness in animals. One of the most common diseases in dairy cattle is clinical mastitis. Evidence suggests that cows with this disease show sickness behaviours, but little is known about the progression of behavioural changes before and after the...

  19. Patterns and risk factors for injuries and shoulder muscular activation in dogs performing agility tasks

    | Contributor(s):: Kimberley Cullen

        Canine agility competition, one of the fastest growing canine sports worldwide, is a performance sport in which dogs and their handlers work as a team to navigate a sequence of obstacles. Dogs perform tasks that include jumping, weaving, making tight turns in tunnels, climbing...

  20. Converging on ancient bones: a review of the evidence for the close relatedness of humans ( Homo sapiens) and spotted hyenas ( Crocuta crocuta)

    | Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.

    The majority of spotted hyena studies are conducted in places such as national parks and reserves where there are few humans present other than the researchers. I argue that this reflects a perception that "real" hyenas are those largely unaffected by contact with humans. This is at odds with...