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  1. The effects of sensory functional ingredients on food preferences, intake and weight gain in juvenile pigs

    Contributor(s):: Clouard, Caroline, Meunier-Salaün, Marie-Christine, Val-Laillet, David

    When exposed to a novel diet during food transition, pigs often decrease voluntarily their food intake, which can lead to impaired growth. The aim of the present study was to test the palatability of eight unknown food additives (mixture of various essential oils and other plant extracts) and to...

  2. Behavioural and physiological responses to pest flies in pastured dairy cows treated with a natural repellent

    Contributor(s):: Woolley, Carrie E., Lachance, Simon, DeVries, Trevor J., Bergeron, Renée

    The effects of reducing fly attack intensity, using an essential oil fly repellent, on fly avoidance behaviour, grazing, milk production and stress was evaluated. Twenty Holstein dairy cows on pasture were divided into two groups of 10, which were alternatively treated with the repellent, or left...

  3. A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse

    Contributor(s):: Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami

    Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...

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  5. Stress and behavioural issues in pets

    Contributor(s):: Barklett-Judge, M.

  6. The influence of olfactory stimulation on the behaviour of dogs housed in a rescue shelter

    Contributor(s):: Graham, L., Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G.

    This study explored the influence of five types of olfactory stimulation (control, lavender, chamomile, rosemary and peppermint) on the behaviour of 55 dogs housed in a rescue shelter. The dogs were exposed to each type of olfactory stimulation, through the diffusion of essential oils, for 4 h a...

  7. The effect of essential oils showing acaricidal activity against the poultry red mite ( Dermanyssus gallinae ) on aspects of welfare and production of laying hens

    Contributor(s):: George, Sparagano, O. A. E., Port, G., Okello, E., Shiel, R. S., Guy, J. H.

    The poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) causes severe welfare concerns for laying hens arising from anaemia and disease transmission, and has been identified as an associated risk factor in cannibalistic feather pecking. Previous work suggests that essential oils may offer an alternative to...