An overview of dog training and behaviour
Contributor(s):: Todd, Z.
2022Veterinary Ireland Journal126320-3242009-3942Englishtext
Managing long-term wellness in captive sea turtles
Contributor(s):: Wood, L. D.
Animal welfare and its assossiations with farm size and stockmanship characteristics on European breeding-to-finishing pig farms
Contributor(s):: Ruckli, A. K., Dippel, S., Helmerichs, J., Hubbard, C., Munsterhjelm, C., Vermeer, H., Leeb, C.
Play and welfare in domestic cats: Current knowledge and future directions
Contributor(s):: Henning, J. S. L., Fernandez, E. J., Nielsen, T., Hazel, S.
Effects of Multi-Day Music Enrichment on Salivary Cortisol and Cage Behavior in Shelter Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Stacy D. Engerbretson
Rehoming shelters provide their animals with environmental enrichment with the expectation that modifying the physical space will improve kennel-related stress and subsequently abate undesirable behaviors. Although enrichment has shown moderate success at improving in-kennel behavior, increased...
Enrichment with classical music enhances affiliative behaviours in bottlenose dolphin
| Contributor(s):: Guérineau, Cécile, Lõoke, Miina, Ganassin, Giuseppe, Bertotto, Daniela, Bortoletti, Martina, Cavicchioli, Laura, Furlati, Stefano, Mongillo, Paolo, Marinelli, Lieta
To pet or to enrich? Increasing dogs' welfare in veterinary clinics/shelters: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Lopes, J. V. S. R., Daud, N. M., Young, R. J., Azevedo, C. S. de
Behavioral Implications of Enrichment for Golden Lion Tamarins: A Tool for Ex Situ Conservation
| Contributor(s):: Sanders, Kimberly, Fernandez, Eduardo J.
Welfare Improvement by Enrichment Programs in Common Marmoset Females Under Social Isolation
| Contributor(s):: de França Santos, Mariana, de Menezes Galvão, Ana Cecília, Santos Silva, Flávia, dos Santos Silva, Erick, de Sousa, Geovan, Lobão-Soares, Bruno, Gonçalves Ferreira, Renata, de Sousa, Maria Bernardete, Leite Galvão-Coelho, Nicole
Musical Dogs: A Review of the Influence of Auditory Enrichment on Canine Health and Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Abigail M. Lindig, Paul D. McGreevy, Angela J. Crean
Music therapy yields many positive health outcomes in humans, but the effects of music on the health and welfare of nonhuman animals vary greatly with the type of music played, the ethology of the species, and the personality and learning history of individual animals. One context in which...
Effects of physical enrichment and pair housing before weaning on growth, behaviour and cognitive ability of calves after weaning and regrouping
| Contributor(s):: Zhang, Chenyu, Juniper, Darren T., Meagher, Rebecca K.
Housing unweaned calves individually in barren environments negatively affects their growth, cognitive ability, and adaptability to environmental changes in later life. Social housing has been shown to improve those aspects, whereas physical environmental enrichment has rarely been studied in...
Increasing shelter cat welfare through enrichment: A review
| Contributor(s):: Houser, Bridgette, Vitale, Kristyn R.
Research into cat behavior has gained more attention in recent years. As one of the world’s most popular companion animals, work in this field has potential to have wide-reaching benefits. Cats living in shelters are posed with distinct welfare concerns. Shelter cat welfare can be increased...
Perceived importance of specific kennel management practices for the provision of canine welfare
| Contributor(s):: Cobb, M. L., Carter, A., Lill, A., Bennett, P. C.
There is public interest for the welfare of dogs that spend at least part of their lives housed in kennel facilities, such as working, shelter and sporting dogs. The impacts of living in environments that limit social, physical, and behavioral opportunities are generally well understood in other...
The Behavioral Effects of Feeding Enrichment on a Zoo-Housed Herd of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana)
| Contributor(s):: Caroline Marie Driscoll
A comprehensive study on the behavioral effects of feeding enrichment was conducted on six African elephants housed at the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC. The herd is comprised of are two adult males, three adult females, and one subadult female. The study was conducted over a...
Evaluation of the Impact of Behavioral Opportunities on Four Zoo-Housed Aardvarks (Orycteropus afer)
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hamilton, Grace Fuller, Stephanie Allard
Evaluations of enrichment are critical to determine if an enrichment program is meeting stated goals. However, nocturnal species can present a challenge if their active periods do not align with caretakers’ schedules. To evaluate enrichment for four aardvarks housed with a natural light...
Environmental Complexity: Additional Human Visual Contact Reduced Meat Chickens' Fear of Humans and Physical Items Altered Pecking Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Taylor, P. S., Hemsworth, P. H., Rault, J. L.
Increased environmental complexity can improve animal welfare, depending on the resources provided and use by the animal. We provided chickens either with physical items that posed no biosecurity risk and were inexpensive (balls, chains, perches and rope) (P; n = 36) or additional visual human...
The Use of a “Go/Go” Cognitive Bias Task and Response to a Novel Object to Assess the Effect of Housing Enrichment in Sheep (Ovis aries)
| Contributor(s):: Stephenson, Emma, Haskell, Marie J.
Relationships between owner and household characteristics and enrichment and cat behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Windschnurer, Ines, Häusler, Andrea, Waiblinger, Susanne, Coleman, Grahame J.
2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055620168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105562text
Boys (toms) don't try. Behaviour of turkeys in a Novel Object test – Influence of age and sex
| Contributor(s):: Kulke, K., Kemper, N., Stracke, J.
In the present study, a Novel Object test (NOT), designed for turkeys in small groups, was implemented on commercial farms (groups of ~ 5000 animals). The aim of the study was to investigate the reaction of turkeys to novelty in an on-farm setting, which is an approach to assess anxiety-like...
Behavioral and histological features of zebrafish following sedation with eugenol or propofol
| Contributor(s):: Gressler, Luciane Tourem, Xavier, Maria Luiza Gallina, Junior, Guerino Bandeira, Loebens, Luiza, Barboza, Victor Dos Santos, da Costa, Silvio Teixeira, Baldisserotto, Bernardo
The use of anesthesia during short or lengthy procedures is scientifically and ethically required when dealing with fish. In this setting, the present study investigated whether a 3 h exposure to eugenol (4 and 8 mg/L) or propofol (0.2 and 0.4 mg/L) at sedative levels, followed by a 1 h wash-out...