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Pet loss and the elderly
Contributor(s):: Carmack, B. J.
Contributor(s):: Monday, M.
Contributor(s):: Small, J.
The therapeutic functions of companion animals in infertility
Contributor(s):: Blenner, J. L.
The value of service dogs for people with severe ambulatory disabilities. A randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Allen, K., Blascovich, J.
Vegan diets for women, infants, and children
Contributor(s):: Mangels, A. R., Havala, S.
Wisdom in a small package
Contributor(s):: Hosinski, M.
Withdrawn, nonverbal, unresponsive? Why not give pet therapy a try?
Contributor(s):: Twiname, G.
[Automatic milking from a behavioral and welfare viewpoint]
Contributor(s):: Wenzel, C.
[Features of brain mechanisms of regulation of the level of wakefulness, organization of cognitive functions and adaptive reactions in children with attention deficit with hyperactivity syndrome and healthy children]
Contributor(s):: Iliukhina, V. A., Krivoshchapova, M. N., Manzhosova, G. V.
A quantitative study of pre-ovulatory behaviour in cattle (British Friesian heifers)
Contributor(s):: Esslemont, R. J., Glencross, R. G., Bryant, M. J., Pope, G. S.
24 British Friesian heifers with normal oestrous cycles were observed continuously for 24 days. The exhibition of 13 components of behaviour was recorded. The 11 most frequently seen components which involved the participation of 2 heifers were classified as aggressive (butting), investigatory...
The effect on social organization and milk production of minor group alteratlons in dairy cattle
Contributor(s):: Collis, K. A., Kay, S. J., Grant, A. J., Quick, A. J.
2 groups of 15 and 12 cows resp. were maintained under identical conditions of management. The 2 most dominant cows from the 1st group were transferred to the 2nd group then returned 2 wk later. After a further 4 wk, the 2 most subordinate cows from the 1st group were transferred to the 2nd group...
Effect of social conditions during rearing on mating behaviour of gilts
Contributor(s):: Soede, N. M., Schouten, W. G. P.
28 gilts were studied from an av. age of 137 days. Ten gilts were housed individually, having neither tactile nor visual contact with other pigs. The remaining 18 gilts were housed in pairs and had additional contact with gilts in adjacent pens and daily boar contact from 180 days of age. At the...
Importance of behavioural stimuli in ram-induced ovulation in seasonally anovular Corriedale ewes
Contributor(s):: Rodriguez Inglesias, R. M., Ciccioli, N. H., Irazoqui, H., Rodriguez, B. T.
Three groups of about 65 seasonally anovular Corriedale ewes were penned and exposed to rams on 4 Nov. A 4th group (n = 64) was maintained in a 3-ha paddock and also exposed to rams on the same date. Sexual behaviour exhibited by rams in contact with penned ewes was recorded during 9 simultaneous...
An investigation of the roles of boar-component stimuli in the expression of proceptivity in the female pig
Contributor(s):: Pearce, G. P., Hughes, P. E.
Combinations of the visual, auditory and/or olfactory cues from boars were presented to 60 Large White X Landrace sows as a choice in the arms of a T-maze. The relative attraction of the sows towards the combinations of stimuli was interpreted as showing that these stimuli elicited proceptive...
Behavioral patterns of zebu bulls toward cows previously synchronized with prostaglandin F2 alpha
Contributor(s):: Orihuela, A., Galina, C. S., Duchateau, A.
With the objective of comparing the behaviour of synchronized cows in the presence or absence of a bull, 30 Indo-Brazilian cows with a mature corpus luteum, identified by rectal palpation, were injected with 25 mg PGF2 alpha at about day 8 of the cycle for 3 consecutive cycles. Immediately after...
Behaviour and weight change of red deer calves during different weaning procedures
Contributor(s):: Pollard, J. C., Littlejohn, R. P., Suttie, J. M.
In a preliminary pilot trial, 60 [male] and [female] calves were not weaned, or weaned and then confined to a paddock or indoors for 7 days, with or without the presence of 2 hand-reared hinds during confinement. Activities observed over 5 days, starting on the day after weaning, differed among...
Boar-induced puberty in gilts handled pleasantly or unpleasantly during rearing
Contributor(s):: Paterson, A. M., Pearce, G. P.
On 3 days per week, from 80 to 164 days of age, 70 gilts were patted and stroked or were given a brief electric shock when they approached the experimenter during a 3-min handling session. In a 3-min behavioural test at 164 days of age, gilts that had been patted and stroked were quicker to...
Early exposure to the opposite sex affects mating behaviour in White Leghorn chickens
Contributor(s):: Leonard, M. L., Zanette, L., Thompson, B. K., Fairfull, R. W.
White Leghorn fowls were raised from 6 to 18 wk of age with birds of both sexes (mixed-sex) or in single-sex groups (same-sex). Groups of 6 [female][female] and 1 [male] were then assigned to 4 treatments: (1) mixed-sex [female][female] with a mixed-sex [male] (MM), same-sex [female][female] with...
Heterosexual experience differentially affects the expression of sexual behavior in 6- and 8-month-old ram lambs
Contributor(s):: Price, E. O., Borgwardt, R., Dally, M. R.
201 Targhee ram lambs (6 and 8 months of age) were individually exposed to 4 oestrous ewes for 30 minutes and their behaviour was observed. Rams were exposed to ewes on 4 occasions, 7 days apart. In addition, half of the rams in each age class (experimental rams) were exposed to 16 oestrous ewes...