Brain regions involved in observing and trying to interpret dog behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Charlotte Desmet, Alko van der Wiel, Marcel Brass
Humans and dogs have interacted for millennia. As a result, humans (and especially dog owners) sometimes try to interpret dog behaviour. While there is extensive research on the brain regions that are involved in mentalizing about other peoples’ behaviour, surprisingly little is known of...
Associations of Pet Ownership with Older Adults Eating Patterns and Health
| Contributor(s):: Roschelle Heuberger
Pet ownership has been shown to improve quality of life for older adults. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to compare older pet owners and older non-pet owners and assess differences between groups. This study was conducted on adults over 50 years of age, who owned either one cat...
The pulling power of chocolate: Effects of approach–avoidance training on approach bias and consumption
| Contributor(s):: Dickson, Hugh, Kavanagh, David J., MacLeod, Colin
Validation of a pressure sensor-based system for measuring eating, rumination and drinking behaviour of dairy cattle
| Contributor(s):: Ruuska, Salla, Kajava, Sari, Mughal, Mikaela, Zehner, Nils, Mononen, Jaakko
The main objective of our study was to validate, for dairy cows, a new pressure-based system (RumiWatch noseband sensor, Itin + Hoch GmbH, Liestal, Switzerland; RWS) that measures eating, rumination and drinking time. In experiment 1, eating, rumination and drinking time (RWS, min/h) measurements...
Compassionate Eating as Care of Creation
| Contributor(s):: McAteer, John
| Contributor(s):: Hershey, Darcy, Crawford, Abby, Bass, Cindy
Cage use and feeding height preferences of captive common marmosets ( Callithrix j. jacchus ) in two-tier cages
| Contributor(s):: Buchanan-Smith, H. M., Shand, C., Morris, K.
Determining appropriate feeding regimes has important welfare implications for captive primates. This study examined the preference of food bowl heights in 6 pairs of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) housed in a 2-tier cage system. Given that marmosets are arboreal and spend most of their...
The effect of the captive environment on activity of captive cotton-top tamarins ( Saguinus oedipus )
| Contributor(s):: Burrell, A. M., Altman, J. D.
This study examined captive cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) behaviour across 3 different exhibits: (a) a rain forest (30.5 m in diameter), where tamarins free-ranged with other species; (b) a caged outdoor exhibit (5 m in diameter); and (c) a caged enclosure, with access indoors (6x9 m) and...
Review of Social Lives with Other Animals: Tales of Sex, Death and Love
| Contributor(s):: Pierpoint, Harriet
'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites
| Contributor(s):: Lakdawalla, Pervin
Patients respond to aquariums
| Contributor(s):: Edwards, Nancy E., Beck, Alan M.
Risk factors for clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease
| Contributor(s):: Baker, F. M., Jordan, Barry, Barclay, Laurie, Schoenberg, Bruce S.
Veganism and living well
| Contributor(s):: Ciocchetti, C.
The positive impact of mindful eating on expectations of food liking
| Contributor(s):: Hong, Phan Y., Lishner, David A., Han, Kim H., Huss, Elizabeth A.
Food health policies and ethics: lay perspectives on functional foods. (Special issue: Ethics as a dimension of agrifood policy: selected papers from the 4th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
| Contributor(s):: Holm, L.
Functional foods are a challenge to food health policies, since they question central ideas in the way that food health policies have been developed over the last decades. Driven by market actors instead of public authorities and focusing on the role of single foods and single constituents in...
Vegetarian meat: could technology save animals and satisfy meat eaters?
| Contributor(s):: Hopkins, P. D., Dacey, A.
Between people who unabashedly support eating meat and those who adopt moral vegetarianism, lie a number of people who are uncomfortably carnivorous and vaguely wish they could be vegetarians. Opposing animal suffering in principle, they can ignore it in practice, relying on the visual disconnect...
Acculturation, obesity and eating disorders
| Contributor(s):: Keski-Rahkonen, Anna
Activity bout criteria for grazing dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Rook, A. J., Huckle, C. A.
Data on the eating, ruminating and idling activity of grazing dairy cows recorded to a resolution of 1 min were used to study the choice of activity bout criteria and the implications of this choice. An inter-bout length of 5 min was found to be suitable for all 3 activity categories across a...
An automatic system to record foraging behaviour in free-ranging ruminants
| Contributor(s):: Rutter, S. M., Champion, R. A., Penning, P. D.
Precise measurements of grazing behaviour are required to develop an understanding of the factors affecting the foraging behaviour of free-ranging domestic ruminants. An automatic, microcomputer-based system for the digital recording of the jaw movements of free-ranging cattle and sheep is...
Cockatiels ( Nymphicus hollandicus ) reject very low levels of plant secondary compounds
| Contributor(s):: Matson, K. D., Millam, J. R., Klasing, K. C.
The rejection thresholds of caged cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were tested to determine their sensitivity to plant secondary compounds. Both alkaloids and tannins were tested using a two-bottle method in which purified water was always available in one bottle and an aqueous test solution...