Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of dogs: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners
Contributor(s):: Jacobs, J. A., Coe, J. B., Pearl, D. L., Widowski, T. M., Niel, L.
Relationships between feeding behaviour, activity, dominance and feed efficiency in finishing beef steers
Contributor(s):: Haskell, Marie J., Rooke, John A., Roehe, Rainer, Turner, Simon P., Hyslop, James J., Waterhouse, Anthony, Duthie, Carol-Anne
To increase the profitability and sustainability of beef production systems, the use of animals with high feed efficiency is preferred. Efficient animals eat less than their peers for the same or better growth. This efficiency can be measured using feed conversion ratios (FCR) and residual feed...
“Hay-bags” and “Slow feeders”: Testing their impact on horse behaviour and welfare
Contributor(s):: Rochais, C., Henry, S., Hausberger, M.
The temporal distribution of feeding behaviour is of primary importance in grazing herbivores. Many domestic horses are managed under conditions far removed from the natural environment. For example, restricted access to roughage may induce health problems such as gastric ulceration, but also be...
Feeding response of marble goby (Oxyeleotris marmorata) to organic acids, amino acids, sugars and some classical taste substances
Contributor(s):: Lim, Leong-Seng, Lai, Sian-Kang Jason, Yong, Annita Seok-Kian, Shapawi, Rossita, Kawamura, Gunzo
Weaning from live to formulated feeds is a major challenge in the culture of marble goby Oxyeleotris marmorata. It can be solved through dietary supplementation of suitable taste substance as feeding stimulant. However, there is still no information on the suitable feeding stimulant for this...
Feeding, foraging, and feather pecking behaviours in precision-fed and skip-a-day-fed broiler breeder pullets
Contributor(s):: Girard, Ms Teryn E., Zuidhof, Martin J., Bench, Clover J.
Broiler breeder chickens are feed-restricted to control growth and maximize chick production. Feed restriction creates welfare concerns as conventional skip-a-day feeding can increase activity levels and oral stereotypies during the rearing period. A precision feeding system has been developed to...
The effect of trough space and floor space on feeding and welfare of lambs in an intensive finishing system
Contributor(s):: Jongman, Ellen C., Rice, Maxine, Campbell, Angus J. D., Butler, Kym L., Hemsworth, Paul H.
This study examined the effects of floor space and feeder space on the feeding behaviour, growth and stress physiology of lambs, at different times, over a 6-week period in a finishing feedlot. A total of 640 lambs in four time replicates (160 lambs per replicate) were studied in four 40-lamb...
Repellent application strategy for wild rodents and cottontail rabbits
Contributor(s):: Werner, Scott J., DeLiberto, Shelagh T., Baldwin, Roger A., Witmer, Gary W.
Effective chemical repellents and repellent application strategies are needed to manage damages caused by wild rodents and rabbits to agricultural resources. For the purpose of comparatively investigating the behavioral response of wild rodents and rabbits to a chemical repellent, we...
Relationships between temperament, feeding behaviour, social interactions, and stress in lambs adapting to a feedlot environment
Contributor(s):: Rice, Maxine, Jongman, Ellen Caroline, Butler, Kym Lloyd, Hemsworth, Paul Hamilton
The production of lamb meat is a large and important industry in Australia. Variability and seasonality of the climate and the demand for a consistent product (in terms of weight and age) have led to an increase in the use of feedlot systems for finishing lambs. While most lambs acclimatise to...
Characterisation of Shy-feeding and Feeding lambs in the first week in a feedlot
Contributor(s):: Rice, Maxine, Jongman, Ellen Caroline, Borg, Samantha, Butler, Kym Lloyd, Hemsworth, Paul Hamilton
Up to 20% of lambs introduced to feedlots are prone to ‘Shy-feeding’ or inappetence. Factors considered to contribute to the condition of Shy-feeding include: neophobia (environment and concentrated feeds), disease and competition around feeding. However, little is known about the...
Oil sources administered to tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum): growth, body composition and effect of masking organoleptic properties and fasting on diet preference
Contributor(s):: Pereira, Raquel Tatiane, Paulino, Renan Rosa, de Almeida, Charlle Anderson Lima, Rosa, Priscila Vieira, Orlando, Tamira Maria, Fortes-Silva, Rodrigo
Tropical fish feeding behaviour and food intake are regulated by a number of environmental factors (e.g.: stress in intensive aquaculture; type or seasonality of food), and also by complex homeostatic mechanisms that involve nutritional requirements. When access to food is not restricted, e.g....
Increased intake and preference for tannin-rich sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) pellets by both parasitized and non-parasitized lambs after a period of conditioning
Contributor(s):: Costes-Thiré, Morgane, Villalba, Juan J., Hoste, Hervé, Ginane, Cécile
Ruminants select nutritious feeds and avoid deleterious ones by relying on a learning process. We tested the hypothesis that they may similarly be able to select feeds for their medicinal properties, Le. to self-medicate. Our experimental model was lambs infected with gastrointestinal nematodes...
Influence of mild feed restriction and mild reduction in dietary amino acid content on feeding behaviour of group-housed growing pigs
Contributor(s):: Carcò, Giuseppe, Dalla Bona, Mirco, Carraro, Luca, Latorre, Maria Angeles, Fondevila, Manuel, Gallo, Luigi, Schiavon, Stefano
This study investigates changes in the feeding behaviour of pigs as a result of a restriction in their feed allowance and a reduction in dietary indispensable amino acid (AA) content. Ninety-six Topig Talent x PIC barrows were housed in 8 pens and individually fed either ad libitum (AL) or a...
Feeders of Free-Roaming Cats: Personal Characteristics, Feeding Practices, and Data on Cat Health and Welfare in an Urban Setting of Israel
Contributor(s):: Idit Gunther, Tal Raz, Yehonatan Even Zor, Yuval Bachowski, Eyal Klement
Cat feeders serve as an important source of available food for free-roaming cats (FRCs) and can play a central role in providing data on FRC distribution, welfare, and health. Data on cat feeder personalities as well as a better understanding of their feeding practices offer relevance for...
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior
Contributor(s):: Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.
Responsiveness of beef cattle (Bos taurus) to human approach, novelty, social isolation, restraint and trade-offs between feeding and social companionship
Contributor(s):: Hirata, M., Kubo, S., Taketomi, I., Matsumoto, Y.
Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows
Contributor(s):: L.M. Hunt
This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be part of farmers’ everyday life and become part of their sense of...
A two pan feeding trial with companion dogs: considerations for future testing
Contributor(s):: Jodi C. Vondran
Palatability of pet foods is judged by the use of animals in colonies. Pet food manufacturers would like to understand how palatable a food is compared to another food. This generally is accomplished by a two pan test where a pet has the opportunity to freely choose between two foods. Preference...
An investigation into the feeding behaviour and diet selection of the domestic horse
Contributor(s):: Marie Clare Cairns
This study sought to investigate feeding behaviour and diet selection of horses exposed to concentrate feed of differing flavours and nutrient contents in different situations. Firstly behaviour was studied in a simple choice test. The results showed that when thehorses have no previous...
Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the lower Yasuní Basin, Ecuador : spacio-temporal activity patterns and their relevance for conservation
Contributor(s):: Paola M. Carrera-Ubidia
Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the Lower Yasuní Basin (Ecuador) have similar food and space requirements: they consume comparable arrays of fish species, and they use similar aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Resource partitioning could facilitate coexistence by...