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  1. Environmental and Animal Defense: PROD

    Contributor(s):: Almiron, Núria, Faria, Catia

  2. Neural mechanisms underlying human-animal interaction: An evolutionary perspective

    Contributor(s):: Carter, C. Sue, Porges, Stephen W., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  3. The cry of a "New Born" | Susan Lingle | TEDxUniversityofWinnipeg

    Contributor(s):: Susan Lingle

    Mammals know a young creature in need when they hear it. Humans often respond to cries of infants from different species. What about other animals? Are the cries of different species similar enough for parents from one species to respond to the cries of another?Susan Lingle’s research...

  4. The Right to Kill Wild Animals in Defense of Person or Property

    Contributor(s):: Ron A. Bender

    According to the philosophy of natural rights espoused by Locke and, Montesquieu, every man has certain inalienable rights which are fundamental to his nature. One of the most important of these inchoate rights is the right to defend one's person and property.' Does this...

  5. Down but not out: supine postures as facilitators of play in domestic dogs

    Contributor(s):: Norman, K., Pellis, S., Barrett, L., Henzi, S. P.

    We used two sets of videotaped data of playing domestic dog dyads to determine whether rolling over during play served as a signal of submission or whether it was a combat maneuver adopted as part of an ongoing play sequence. Our results provide strong support for the latter. In the absence of...

  6. The volatility of an alarm pheromone in male rats

    Contributor(s):: Inagaki, Hideaki, Nakamura, Kayo, Kiyokawa, Yasushi, Kikusui, Takefumi, Takeuchi, Yukari, Mori, Yuji

  7. The Animal Preference Test and its relationship to behavioral problems in young children

    Contributor(s):: Rojas, E. B., Tuber, S.

  8. Phenotypic differences in behavior, physiology and neurochemistry between rats selected for tameness and for defensive aggression towards humans

    Contributor(s):: Albert, Frank W., Shchepina, Olesya, Winter, Christine, Römpler, Holger, Teupser, Daniel, Palme, Rupert, Ceglarek, Uta, Kratzsch, Jürgen, Sohr, Reinhard, Trut, Lyudmila N., Thiery, Joachim, Morgenstern, Rudolf, Plyusnina, Irina Z., Schöneberg, Torsten, Pääbo, Svante

  9. L'animal comme substitut défensif familial

    Contributor(s):: Siboni, Flavie

  10. The use and abuse of pets

    Contributor(s):: Schowalter, J. E.

  11. Refuge-seeking and pest avoidance by feral horses in desert and island environments

    Contributor(s):: Keiper, R. R., Berger, J.

    Patterns of resource exploitation were examined among 2 populations of feral horses in the USA, to investigate whether harassment by insects results in the use of 'refuge' sites to minimise pest pressures. In the first study site, Assateague, a barrier island off the Atlantic coast of Maryland...

  12. The behavioural responses of Nile tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus ) to anti-predator training

    Contributor(s):: Mesquita, F. de O., Young, R. J.

    Globally millions of fishes are released, each year, into the wild to supplement diminishing populations. However, research indicates that less than 5% of these individuals survive, and that one of the major causes of mortality is predation. The objective of the experiment was to develop a...

  13. Reproductive status and differential response to attacking insects in female reindeer

    Contributor(s):: Kojola, I.

    In Finland, the activity budgets (i.e. time spent lying, standing, feeding, walking and running) of lactating and yeld (i.e. barren, dry) female wild forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) during gadfly (Tabanidae) attacks were compared on 6 sunny afternoons during mid and late summer in...

  14. Diet and habitat selection by cattle: the relationship between skin- and gut-defense systems

    Contributor(s):: Cibils, A. F., Howery, L. D., Ruyle, G. B.

    Animals possess an external or skin-defense system that protects them from aggressions inflicted by predators, and an internal or gut-defense system that deters them from over-ingesting toxins. We conducted a study with cattle to investigate the relation between skin- and gut-defense systems and...

  15. Genetic parameters and environmental effects which characterise the defence ability of the Belgian shepherd dog

    Contributor(s):: Courreau, J. F., Langlois, B.

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the heritability of defence capacity traits in the Belgian shepherd dog and to calculate the genetic correlations between traits and the role of particular environmental factors. The study used 15 772 competition results from defence dogs involving...

  16. Changes in ear-pinna temperature as a useful measure of stress in sheep ( ovis aries )

    Contributor(s):: Lowe, T. E., Cook, C. J., Ingram, J. R., Harris, P. J.

    Activation of the sympathetic nervous system, with associated increases in heart rate and the redistribution of blood in preparation for 'fight or flight', is an integral part of the 'defence reaction'. In sheep, the defence reaction involves vasoconstriction in the ear-pinna. If decreases in...

  17. Voice of the Analyst. "Only in the meeting": an unexpected visitor

    Contributor(s):: Gerardi, J.