Free-Riders in the Nonprofit Industrial Complex: The Problem of Flexitarianism
Contributor(s):: Wrenn, C. L.
Early feeding experiences of piglets and their impact on novel environment behaviour and food neophobia
Contributor(s):: Middelkoop, Anouschka, Kemp, Bas, Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth
We studied whether feeding experiences of piglets during lactation influence novel environment behaviour pre-weaning and food acceptance pre- and post-weaning. In a 2 × 2 arrangement, litters (n = 10/treatment) received creep feed as monotonous diet (MO) or four feed items as diverse diet (DD)...
Corticosterone Assimilation by a Voluntary Oral Administration in Palatable Food to Rats
Contributor(s):: Raya, Juliana, Girardi, Carlos Eduardo Neves, Hipólide, Débora Cristina
Drug delivery in research on nonhuman animals in the laboratory is still challenging because it is usually invasive and stressful. Stress-free voluntary oral drug administration in water lacks precise control of dose and timing of substance ingestion. Voluntary oral consumption of corticosterone...
The importance of diet choice on stress-related responses by lambs
Contributor(s):: Catanese, Francisco, Obelar, Marianela, Villalba, Juan J., Distel, Roberto A.
Farm animals are commonly restricted to a reduced array of foods, like total mixed rations or pastures with low species diversity. Under these conditions, animals are less likely to satisfy their specific and changing nutrient requirements. In addition, foods and flavors eaten too frequently or...
Rubber shots not as effective as selective culling in deterring gulls from landfill sites
Contributor(s):: Thiériot, Ericka, Molina, Pierre, Giroux, Jean-François
Landfill managers often need to implement scaring programmes to deter gulls from feeding at their sites because the birds can be a significant nuisance for both site employees and residents of the surrounding area. Our objective was to assess the efficiency of firing rubber shots, a method...
Characterization of anticipatory behaviour in domesticated horses (Equus caballus)
Contributor(s):: Peters, Suzanne M., Bleijenberg, Elise H., van Dierendonck, Machteld C., van der Harst, Johanneke E., Spruijt, Berry M.
In animal welfare science there is a strong need for objective parameters for the assessment of animal welfare. Anticipatory behaviour is a potential indicator of welfare since it reflects reward-sensitivity which is in its turn related to previous experiences of animals: negative experiences are...
Evaluation of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury Contamination in Over-the-Counter Available Dry Dog Foods With Different Animal Ingredients (Red Meat, Poultry, and Fish)
| Contributor(s):: Hyun-Tae Kim, John P. Loftus, Sabine Mann, Joseph J. Wakshlag
Objectives: To examine the relative levels of heavy metals and arsenic content in commercial dog foods (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) of 51 over-the-counter maintenance or all-life-stage dry dog foods. All products were chosen and segregated based on meat sources (fish, poultry,...
Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat
| Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich
Marx and Alienated Speciesism
| Contributor(s):: Foster, John Bellamy, Clark, Brett
Acceptance of novel food by horses: The influence of food cues and nutrient composition
| Contributor(s):: van den Berg, M., Giagos, V., Lee, C., Brown, W. Y., Hinch, G. N.
Compared to ruminants little is known about how horses modulate food intake and learn about flavour-to-post-ingestive consequences. While it has been suggested that due to hindgut fermentation horses foraging preferences may be largely influenced by sensory input (e.g. volatiles), it has been...
Behaviour directed towards inaccessible food predicts consumption—A novel way of assessing food preference
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, Hannah, Riemer, Stefanie, Ellis, Sarah L. H., Burman, Oliver H. P.
When determining an animal’s food preference based on comparative consumption, a major problem is the potential for individuals to over-eat, rendering subjects unavailable for subsequent tests as well as exposing them to potentially adverse health implications. Here, we explored alternative,...
How you can help save the bees, one hive at a time | Noah Wilson-Rich
| Contributor(s):: Noah Wilson-Rich
Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving? To find out, he recruited citizen scientists across the US to set up beehives in their backyards, gardens and rooftops. Learn how these little data...
Responding to the problem of ‘food security’ in animal cruelty policy debates: building alliances between animal-centred and human-centred work on food system issues
| Contributor(s):: Evans, Brodie, Johnson, Hope
Effects of breed group and development on dogs' willingness to follow a human misleading advice
| Contributor(s):: Barnard, S., Passalacqua, C., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P., Prato-Previde, E.
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
| Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander
The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...
Determinants of the Level of Care Provided for Various Types and Sizes of Dogs in New Providence, The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: William J. Fielding
This paper reports the level of care offered 424 dogs, classified as small dogs, large dogs, pit bulls and potcakes (the colloquial name for the local mongrel) in New Providence, The Bahamas. Levels of care that meet the legal minimum –food water and shelter– as well as care...
A THEORY OF 'ANIMAL BORDERS': Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers
| Contributor(s):: Sugawara, Kazuyoshi
Household Food Items Toxic to Dogs and Cats
| Contributor(s):: Cristina Cortinovis, Francesca Caloni
Several foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption can be toxic to dogs and cats. Food-associated poisoning cases involving the accidental ingestion of chocolate and chocolate-based products, Allium spp. (onion, garlic, leek, and chives), macadamia nuts, Vitis...
Helado para perros. Postre para mascotas : desarrollado bajo los parámetros actuales de nutrición y palatabilidad canina
| Contributor(s):: Gabriel Oswaldo Alonso Cuéllar, Jorge Eliecer Rodríguez Ordoñez
La relación entre perros y humanos ha evolucionado ampliamente, esto ha generado un fenó-meno de antropomorfización que hace que asumamos actitudes frente a los animales como si és-tos fueran seres humanos. Entre otros inconvenientes, esto ocasiona que los animales se...
"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...