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  1. Effects of access to extra cage constructions including a swimming opportunity on the development of stereotypic behaviour in singly housed juvenile farmed mink (Neovison vison)

    Contributor(s):: Ahola, Leena, Mononen, Jaakko, Mohaibes, Maarit

    The aim of the study was to find out whether an access to extra cage constructions including either a 180l pool (SP group) or a pool-sized extra cage (0.61m2) (EC group) would slow down the development of stereotypic behaviour in singly housed farmed mink (Neovison vison). Mink housed in...

  2. The effect of familiarity on behaviour of kennel housed dogs during interactions with humans

    Contributor(s):: Pullen, Anne J., Merrill, Ralph J. N., Bradshaw, John W. S.

    Human contact appears to be a highly valued resource for domestic dogs but it is unclear what type of human contact they prefer and what factors affect individual differences in such preferences. This study assessed the effect of familiarity of the human on duration of interaction by two samples...

  3. The effect of different types of enrichment on the behaviour of cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in captivity

    Contributor(s):: Quirke, Thomas, O’ Riordan, Ruth M.

    Enrichment, in the form of changes to the structure and content of enclosures, in addition to changes to husbandry practice, have been used on a range of felids resulting in increased activity levels and decreased levels of pacing behaviour. It is important to determine what types of enrichment...

  4. The effect of a randomised enrichment treatment schedule on the behaviour of cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

    Contributor(s):: Quirke, Thomas, O’Riordan, Ruth M.

    A range of types of enrichment have been shown to enhance activity levels, reduce stereotypical behaviours and increase levels of natural behaviour, subsequently improving the welfare of many species of captive animals. However, it is important to utilise effective forms of enrichment in a manner...

  5. Early environmental enrichment protects captive-born striped mice against the later development of stereotypic behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Jones, Megan Anne, Mason, Georgia, Pillay, Neville

    Understanding how birth origin (whether born in the wild or captivity) influences behavioural development is important for fundamental and applied ethology, especially when captive-bred (CB) individuals from wild species are used in research or conservation. CB animals are typically much more...

  6. Coping personality type and environmental enrichment affect aggression at weaning in pigs

    Contributor(s):: Melotti, Luca, Oostindjer, Marije, Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth, Held, Suzanne, Mendl, Michael

    This study investigated the effects of different environmental treatments and personality types on aggression at mixing of newly weaned domestic piglets. From birth to weaning, 16 litters were housed with their dams in either barren (B) or larger, substrate-enriched (E) environments. At 15 days...

  7. Behavioural analysis of solitary versus socially housed snow leopards (Panthera uncia), with the provision of simulated social contact

    Contributor(s):: Macri, Alaina M., Patterson-Kane, Emily

    Activity budgets of 18 captive snow leopards were analyzed in order to assess the behaviour of cats housed singly versus those housed socially. Six solitary snow leopards and 12 socially housed snow leopards were compared. Pacing and activity level were used as indicators of the potential welfare...

  8. Behaviour and use of space in fattening rabbits as influenced by cage size and enrichment

    Contributor(s):: Buijs, Stephanie, Keeling, Linda J., Tuyttens, Frank A. M.

    In the few previous studies on the effects of space allowance on fattening rabbit behaviour, space allowance was confounded with group size. This is the first study of fattening rabbit behaviour in which space allowance was varied whilst group size was stable (8 animals per pen), although this...

  9. Bathing behavior of captive Orange-winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica)

    Contributor(s):: Murphy, Shannon M., Braun, Jerome V., Millam, James R.

    Feather maintenance behaviors, particularly preening and bathing, are nearly universal in birds, though their expression and function vary across species. Based on the rain-bathing style of wild Amazon parrots, parrots were sprayed with water to simulate rainfall, and subsequent bathing...

  10. Are the effects of enrichment due to the presence of multiple items or a particular item in the cages of laboratory rat?

    Contributor(s):: Abou-Ismail, Usama A.

    Although the effects of environmental enrichment on laboratory rodents have been extensively described, it is not yet known whether these effects were simply due to the presence of multiple items in the cage or due solely to the presence of a particular item. This experiment was therefore carried...

  11. Anticipation of a food ball increases short-term activity levels in growing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Imfeld-Mueller, Sabrina, Hillmann, Edna

    Analogous to the way in which repeated episodes of stress can lead to a negative emotional state, it is possible that repeated positive emotions could lead to a positive emotional state. Positive emotions can be induced by providing enrichment or by successfully coping with cognitive challenges....

  12. Laboratory Animal Welfare Meets Human Welfare: A Cross-Sectional Study of Professional Quality of Life, Including Compassion Fatigue in Laboratory Animal Personnel

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    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Riley, M. C., Cloutier, S., Brady, C. M., O'Haire, M. E., Gaskill, B. N.

    Laboratory animal personnel may experience significant stress from working with animals in scientific research. Workplace stress can be assessed by evaluating professional quality of life, which is comprised of compassion fatigue (i.e., burnout and secondary traumatic stress) and compassion...

  13. Farm Animal Cognition-Linking Behavior, Welfare and Ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Langbein, J., Coulon, M., Gabor, V., Oesterwind, S., Benz-Schwarzburg, J., von Borell, E.

  14. Evaluating the effects of a temporary fostering program on shelter dog welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Feuerbacher, E. N., Gilchrist, R. J., Wynne, C. D. L.

  15. Does grouping environmental enrichments together affect the way they are used by commercially housed broiler chickens?

    | Contributor(s):: Baxter, Mary, O’Connell, Niamh E.

    Identifying the most attractive ways of presenting environmental enrichments in commercial broiler housing may encourage use and optimise their effectiveness. This study investigated the effect of grouping straw bales (SB), oat hulls (OH; as a dustbathing substrate) and pecking chain (Pe)...

  16. Efficacy of repellent-treated structural barriers for Richardson's ground squirrels (Urocitellus richardsonii (Sabine)) and house mice (Mus musculus L.)

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    | Contributor(s):: DeLiberto, Shelagh T., McLean, Hailey E., Werner, Scott J.

    The worldwide presence of vertebrate pests such as rodents has created a need for non-lethal control methods that can be applied to integrated pest management plans. Chemical repellents are often a useful wildlife management tool as they can be directly applied to a commodity or structure to...

  17. Pre-weaning environmental enrichment increases piglets' object play behaviour on a large scale commercial pig farm

    | Contributor(s):: Yang, Chung-Hsuan, Ko, Heng-Lun, Salazar, Laura C., Llonch, Lourdes, Manteca, Xavier, Camerlink, Irene, Llonch, Pol

    Environmental enrichment is a legal requirement for European pig farms. The suitability of enrichment materials for neonatal pigs is understudied and has not been tested in commercial settings. This study investigates the effect of hanging objects and substrate as two enrichment strategies...

  18. Looking forward to interacting with their caretakers: dolphins' anticipatory behaviour indicates motivation to participate in specific events

    | Contributor(s):: Clegg, Isabella L. K., Rödel, Heiko G., Boivin, Xavier, Delfour, Fabienne

    Anticipatory behaviour describes the actions taken to prepare for an upcoming event. Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in captivity are known to display anticipatory behaviours before feeding sessions, but it is unknown whether they would anticipate non-alimentary events. Furthermore,...

  19. Using automated image analysis in pig behavioural research: Assessment of the influence of enrichment substrate provision on lying behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Nasirahmadi, Abozar, Edwards, Sandra A., Matheson, Stephanie M., Sturm, Barbara

    Visual monitoring of pig behaviours over long periods is very time consuming and has possibility for observer bias. Automated image processing techniques now give the potential to carry out behavioural research in a more effective way. To illustrate this, an image processing technique was applied...

  20. Provision of a resource package reduces feather pecking and improves ranging distribution on free-range layer farms

    | Contributor(s):: Pettersson, Isabelle C., Weeks, Claire A., Nicol, Christine J.

    The effect of a resource package designed to reduce inter-bird pecking and increase range use was tested on fourteen free-range farms in the UK. The package comprised two types of objects intended to attract pecking behaviour: ‘pecking pans’ containing a particulate pecking block, and wind...