Trough half empty: Pregnant sows are fed under half of their ad libitum intake
Contributor(s):: Read, E., Baxter, E. M., Farish, M., D'Eath, R. B.
The influence of human interaction on guinea pigs: Behavioral and thermographic changes during animal-assisted therapy
Contributor(s):: Wirth, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., Riemer, S., Hattendorf, J., Zinsstag, J., Hediger, K.
Behavioral indicators of slow growth in nursery pigs
Contributor(s):: He, Yijie, Deen, John, Shurson, Gerald C., Li, Yuzhi Z.
The objective of this study was to determine how feeder-space allowance affects behaviors of slow- and fast-growing pigs during the nursery period. Nursery pigs (n = 192; initial weight = 7.4 ± 1.6 kg) were housed in 24 pens of 8 pigs, with 12 pens provided with either a two-space feeder or a...
Effects of chronic intake of starch-, glucose- and fructose-containing diets on eating behaviour in adult minipigs
Contributor(s):: Ochoa, Melissa, Malbert, Charles-Henri, Lallès, Jean-Paul, Bobillier, Eric, Val-Laillet, David
Introduction The aim of this study was to assess whether chronic intake of isocaloric high-fat diets differing partly in the source of carbohydrates (starch, glucose or fructose) and fed at the same level of intake impacts eating behaviour in the adult Yucatan minipig. Methods Adult minipigs were...
Equine ingestion of haylage harvested at different plant maturity stages
Contributor(s):: Müller, Cecilia E.
The influence of plant maturity at harvest of haylage on equine ingestion times and ingestive behaviour was studied. Haylage was harvested at three different occasions: June, July and August, from the primary growth of the same grass-dominated sward. Twelve adult horses of European warmblood type...
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...