Self- and conspecific-directed pecking behavior of commercial Pekin ducks
Contributor(s):: Dong, Yiru, Karcher, Darrin M., Erasmus, Marisa A.
2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052230168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105223text
Sickness behaviours in ducks include anorexia but not lethargy
Contributor(s):: Marais, Manette, Maloney, Shane K., Gray, David A.
The characteristics of mammalian sickness behaviour are often conferred on the avian phyla despite there being little scientific evidence that birds change their behaviour when the innate immune system is activated during disease or infection. We used bio-logging techniques to measure activity...
Factors affecting nest choice by Pekin ducks
Contributor(s):: Makagon, Maja M., Tucker, Cassandra B., Mench, Joy A.
To encourage nest use in breeder poultry flocks, it is important that nest boxes are attractive. Few studies have evaluated factors affecting nest attractiveness to ducks. We assessed the effects of nest box experience (Experiments 1 and 2) and features of nests, including degree of enclosure...
Effect of water depth on pool choice and bathing behaviour in commercial Pekin ducks
Contributor(s):: Liste, Guiomar, Kirkden, Richard D., Broom, Donald Maurice
Pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domestica) are raised for meat, often in indoor intensive systems. Research into the welfare of intensively reared ducks makes clear the importance of access to bathing water. Most researchers agree that bathing behaviours such as preening are important; however,...
Does access to open water affect the behaviour of Pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)?
Contributor(s):: O’Driscoll, Keelin Katherine Mary, Broom, Donald Maurice
Ducks show a wide range of water-related behaviours but commercial production often involves access to water that allows drinking only. In this study we evaluated effects of four water resource (WR) treatments on water related behaviours of Pekin ducks. Ducks (n=2800) were kept in one of four...
Haku Baldwin Center
Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena. Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs. Private...
Ducks and Deer, Profit and Pleasure: Hunters, Games and the Natural Landscapes of Medieval Italy
Contributor(s):: Cristina Arrigoni Martelli
This dissertation is an ample and thorough assessment of hunting in late medieval and Renaissance northern and central Italy. Hunting took place in a variety of landscapes and invested animal species. Both of these had been influenced by human activities for centuries. Hunting had deep cultural...
Modeling waterfowl damage to crops surrounding the Quill lakes in Saskatchewan
Contributor(s):: Callaghan, Carolyn J., Daneshfar, Bahram, Thompson, Donald J.
Determination of residue levels of alpha-chloralose in duck tissues
Contributor(s):: Goldade, David A., Stahl, Randal S., Johnston, John J.
Avian diets in a saline ecosystem: Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Contributor(s):: Roberts, Anthony J.
Fate of captive-reared and released mallards on eastern Long Island, New York
Contributor(s):: Osborne, C. E., Swift, B. L., Baldassarre, G. A.
An exploratory osteological study of the muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) (Aves: Anatidae) with implications for neotropical archaeology
Contributor(s):: Stahl, Peter W.
Domestication animale en Amérique du sud: le point des connaissances
Contributor(s):: Lavallée, Danièle
Memories Of Family Life In West Tennessee From Around 1890 To 1910
Contributor(s):: Duck, Edward Walker
Zoonoses, public health, and the backyard poultry flock
Contributor(s):: Grunkemeyer, V. L.
Young's Funny Farm
Young's Funny Farm, located in PA, utilizes a variety of rescued animals for therapy work.
American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, October 1999
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1You've Gotta Try This, pg 2Human-Animal Bond Forum, pg 3Who's News?, pg 5Frequently Asked Questions, pg 5Virginia Tech Hires Specialist, Creates Human-Animal Interaction Center, pg 6
Dreadful/delightful killing: The contested nature of duck hunting
| Contributor(s):: McLeod, C. M.
Behaviour, synchrony and welfare of Pekin ducks in relation to water use
| Contributor(s):: Waitt, C., Jones, T., Dawkins, M. S.
The method of providing bathing water to commercially farmed ducks presents potential logistic, welfare and health issues. Welfare may be compromised if ducks do not have access to water in which they can at least dip their heads and spread water over their feathers. However maintaining hygiene...