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.
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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.
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
An examination of nest-building behaviour using five different nesting materials in C57BL/6J and BALB/c mice
| Contributor(s):: Obermueller, B., Castellani, C., Till, H., Reininger-Gutmann, B., Singer, G.
Providing environmental enrichments affects activity and performance, but not leg health in fast- and slower-growing broiler chickens
| Contributor(s):: de Jong, Ingrid C., Blaauw, Xana E., van der Eijk, Jerine A. J., Souza da Silva, Carol, van Krimpen, Marinus M., Molenaar, Roos, van den Brand, Henry
Naturalising diet to reduce stereotypic behaviours in slow lorises rescued from wildlife trade
| Contributor(s):: Chatpongcharoen, Padcha, Campera, Marco, Laithong, Phadet, Gibson, Nancy L., Nekaris, K. A. I.
Public Feeding Interactions as Enrichment for Three Zoo-Housed Elephants
| Contributor(s):: Fernandez, Eduardo J., Upchurch, Bruce, Hawkes, Nancy C.
Development of an evidence-based welfare approach for cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) under human care
| Contributor(s):: Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., George, K. A.
Technical contribution: a cautionary note on the use of behavioural diversity (H-Index) in animal welfare science
| Contributor(s):: Cronin, K. A., Ross, S. R.
A zoo animal's neighbourhood: how conspecific neighbours impact welfare
| Contributor(s):: Whitham, J. C., Miller, L. J.
Does 'playtime' reduce stimulus-seeking and other boredom-like behaviour in laboratory ferrets?
| Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Raffle, J., Bizley, J. K.
Efficacy of an interactive apparatus as environmental enrichment for common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
| Contributor(s):: Lauderdale, L. K., Miller, L. J.
Effects of environment and breed on growth performance and meat quality of fattening pigs
| Contributor(s):: Li, J., Han, Q., Liu, R., Wen, P., Ji, W., Pan, L., Wang, C., Zhao, P., Liu, H., Bao, J.
A persistent abnormal repetitive behaviour in a false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas)
| Contributor(s):: Michaels, C. J., Gini, B. F., Clifforde, L.