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A Perspective from Pet Owners toward the Development in Pet Supplies Industry
Contributor(s):: Chen Chunsheng
From the 1950s onwards, pets were generally obtained by picking up, sheltering, donating or adoption, until the 1950s, the phenomenon of pet commodity trading began on the market, and the pet was never a commodity to a "exchange value" generation. According to the statistics of the COA,...
Worker injuries involving the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment
Contributor(s):: Shannon L. Fox
Cattle and other livestock have been identified as leading sources of injuries to workers in agriculture. Cattle handling injuries can be serious and often appear to be under-reported [superscript]3,[superscript]4. Many of these injuries involve predictable patterns of interactions among victims,...
The Effects of Different Lifestyles of Dog Owners with on their Purchasing Behaviors of Pet Goods
Contributor(s):: Huang Yu Hui
The main purpose of this study is to explore whether dog owners purchasing behaviors for pet goods would be affected due to their different lifestyles. First, the researcher conducts literature reviews, collecting relevant information to design questionnaires. Second, the researcher collects the...
Blue foxes' ( Vulpes lagopus) motivation to gain access and interact with various resources
Contributor(s):: Koistinen, T., Korhonen, H. T., Hamalainen, E., Mononen, J.
We analysed the willingness of blue foxes ( Vulpes lagopus) to work for and utilise five resources: a platform, wooden block, sand floor, nest box and empty space. Ten juvenile blue fox males were housed singly in apparatus consisting of three cages connected with one-way doors through the walls...
An ethological approach to determining housing requirements of gamebirds in raised laying units
Contributor(s):: Matheson, S. M., Donbavand, J., Sandilands, V., Pennycott, T., Turner, S. P.
Each year, the UK rears around 20-30 million pheasants and 3-6 million red-legged partridges for shooting purposes. However, welfare organisations and some members of the gamebird industry itself have raised concerns about the use of raised laying units for breeding gamebirds. Although the...
Pack Transport: The New Guinea Campaign, January - March 1943
Contributor(s):: Natzio, Georgina
Handling and welfare of bovine livestock at local abattoirs in Bangladesh
Contributor(s):: Murshidul, Ahsan, Hasan, B., Algotsson, M., Sarenbo, S.
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) allows rope casting and the tying of legs for nonhuman animal slaughter without stunning. The handling and welfare of bovine livestock ( Bos indicus and Bubalus bubalis) were studied in 8 local abattoirs in 5 districts of Bangladesh. A total of 302...
Can stealing cows distort the results of feeding trials? An experiment for quantification and prevention of stealing feed by dairy cows from roughage intake control feeders
Contributor(s):: Ruuska, S., Hamalainen, W., Sairanen, A., Juutinen, E., Tuomisto, L., Jarvinen, M., Mononen, J.
Practical experience suggests that stealing behaviour of dairy cows may affect the results in feeding trials, when automated feed troughs are used for measuring and controlling the feed intake. The objectives of the present study were to analyse the stealing behaviour from the log data of the...
Problems at the human-horse interface and prospects for smart textile solutions
Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Sundin, M., Karlsteen, M., Berglin, L., Ternstrom, J., Hawson, L., Richardsson, H., McLean, A. N.
The significant potential for so-called "smart textiles" in the design of the next generation of devices that measure pressure, tension, moisture, and heat at the human-horse interface is discussed in this article. Research techniques from theoretical and experimental physics laboratories,...
Size does matter: the effect of enclosure size on aggression and affiliation between female New Zealand White rabbits during mixing
Contributor(s):: Valuska, A. J., Mench, J. A.
Social enrichment is increasingly employed to improve the welfare of laboratory animals, including rabbits. However, the high levels of injurious aggression that can occur when unfamiliar adult rabbits are introduced to one another are a barrier to implementing social housing. One factor that...
Behavioural and physiological responses of heifer calves to acute stressors: long-term consistency and relationship with adult reactivity to milking
Contributor(s):: Reenen, C. G. van, Werf, J. T. N. van der, O'Connell, N. E., Heutinck, L. F. M., Spoolder, H. A. M., Jones, R. B., Koolhaas, J. M., Blokhuis, H. J.
Conspecific attraction in invasive wild house mice: effects of strain, sex and diet
Contributor(s):: Shapira, I., Brunton, D., Shanas, U., Raubenheimer, D.
Different problem-solving strategies in dogs diagnosed with anxiety-related disorders and control dogs in an unsolvable task paradigm
Contributor(s):: Passalacqua, C., Marshall-Pescini, S., Merola, I., Palestrini, C., Previde, E. P.
Loading density and welfare of goat kids during long distance road transport
Contributor(s):: Hindle, V. A., Reimert, H. G. M., Werf, J. T. N. van der, Lambooij, E.
Observing lame sheep: evaluating test agreement between group-level and individual animal methods of assessment
Contributor(s):: Phythian, C. J., Cripps, P. C., Grove-White, D., Jones, P. H., Michalopoulou, E., Duncan, J. S.
Visual discrimination learning and spatial acuity in sheep
Contributor(s):: Sumita, Sugnaseelan, Prescott, N. B., Broom, D. M., Wathes, C. M., Phillips, C. J. C.
Designing animal welfare policies and monitoring progress
Contributor(s):: Keeling, L. J., Immink, V., Hubbard, C., Garrod, G., Edwards, S. A., Ingenbleek, P.
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...
Dairy cow interactions with an automatic milking system starting with 'walk-through' selection
Contributor(s):: Stefanowska, J., Tiliopoulos, N. S., Ipema, A. H., Hendriks, M. M. W. B.
The behaviour of 24 lactating cows was studied in a loose-housed system with access to an automatic milking system (AMS). Access to the AMS was via a passage between the lying and the feeding areas ('walk-through' area) in which the cow was scanned while moving and either allowed into the AMS, if...
Evaluating methods of gas euthanasia for laboratory mice
Contributor(s):: Makowska, I. J., Vickers, L., Mancell, J., Weary, D. M.
Laboratory mice are most commonly killed with carbon dioxide (CO2), a gas they may find aversive. The aim of this study was to use approach-avoidance testing to record mouse responses to CO2 and to four alternatives: argon, carbon monoxide (CO), and the inhalant anaesthetics halothane and...