Using livestock guardian dogs in Balkans
Contributor(s):: Yilmaz, O., Erturk, Y. E., Coskun, F., Ertugrul, M.
Aim of this paper to review livestock guardian dogs in Balkan countries. Balkans consist of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, and Turkey. In Balkans there are quite successful livestock guardian dogs including...
Listen To That Beautiful Music": Fox Chasing In The Mountain State
Contributor(s):: Milnes, Gerald
A unique human-fox burial from a pre-Natufian cemetery in the Levant (Jordan).
Contributor(s):: Maher, Lisa A., Stock, Jay T., Finney, Sarah, Heywood, James J.N., Miracle, Preston T., Banning, Edward B.
Mar 28 2014
The Ghosts in our Machine
DNA detection of foxes to prevent establishment in Tasmania
Contributor(s):: Stephen D. Sarre, Rachel Walsch, Niccy Aitken, Alison Foster, Nick Mooney
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) has wreaked havoc on mainland Australia’s environment and agricultural production since its introduction in the 1870s. Over the same period, the southern Australian island State of Tasmania has remained virtually fox-free, allowing its unique biodiversity to remain...
The role of bait manipulation in the delivery of oral rabies vaccine to skunks
Contributor(s):: Stacie J. Robinson, Susan M. Jojola, Kurt C. VerCauteren
The majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control each year occur in wildlife including skunks, raccoons, bats, foxes, and coyotes. Currently, oral rabies vaccination campaigns are employed to immunize coyotes, foxes, and raccoons. Though skunks are vectors of 6 rabies...
Human perceptions of coat color as an indicator of domestic cat personality
| Contributor(s):: Delgado, M. M., Munera, J. D., Reevy, G. M.
Associations between mammalian coat color and behavior have been investigated in a number of species, most notably the study of silver foxes by the Institute of Cytology and Genetics at the Russian Academy of Sciences. However, the few studies conducted regarding a potential relation between...
The development of on-farm welfare assessment protocols for foxes and mink: the WelFur project
| Contributor(s):: Mononen, J., Moller, S. H., Hansen, S. W., Hovland, A. L., Koistinen, T., Lidfors, L., Malmkvist, J., Vinke, C. M., Ahola, L.
Dogs in Pavlov's laboratory
| Contributor(s):: Wynne, C. D.
Explosive vocal activity for attracting human attention is related to domestication in silver fox
| Contributor(s):: Gogoleva, S. S., Volodin, I. A., Volodina, E. V., Kharlamova, A. V., Trut, L. N.
Kind granddaughters of angry grandmothers: The effect of domestication on vocalization in cross-bred silver foxes
| Contributor(s):: Gogoleva, Svetlana S., Volodin, Ilya A., Volodina, Elena V., Kharlamova, Anastasia V., Trut, Lyudmila N.
Sign and strength of emotional arousal: Vocal correlates of positive and negative attitudes to humans in silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes)
Behavioural and physiological effects of post-weaning handling and access to shelters in farmed blue foxes ( Alopex lagopus )
| Contributor(s):: Pedersen, V., Moeller, N. H., Jeppesen, L. L.
Ninety-four female blue fox Alopex lagopus cubs were distributed into two groups with either handling or no handling. Handling was performed once a day for 2.5 min between 7 and 10 weeks of age, while the control group received no extra human contact. As handling completed at 10 weeks of age,...
Bones as enrichment for farmed blue foxes ( Vulpes lagopus ): interaction with the bones and preference for a cage with the bones
| Contributor(s):: Koistinen, T., Turunen, A., Kiviniemi, V., Ahola, L., Mononen, J.
Animal welfare regulations (e.g. Recommendations of European Convention) state that farmed foxes need to be provided with an activity object, though the material or shape of the object is not specified. We aimed to evaluate the properties of bones as an activity object for farmed blue foxes...
Choices of farm foxes for raised wire mesh cage and ground pen
| Contributor(s):: Korhonen, H., Niemela, P.
Eight adult male silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and 10 adult and 10 juvenile blue foxes (Alopex lagopus) were housed in a combined cage-pen housing. A raised wire mesh cage (110 x 107 x 60 cm) was connected via tunnel with a ground level pen with solid floor (200 x 400 x 150 cm). Animal behaviour...
Feeding enrichment in an opportunistic carnivore: the red fox
| Contributor(s):: Kistler, C., Hegglin, D., Wurbel, H., Konig, B.
In captive carnivores, species-specific behaviour is often restricted by inadequate feeding regimens. Feeding live prey is not feasible in most places and food delivery is often highly predictable in space and time which is considerably different from the situation in the wild. As a result,...
Long-term effects of tryptophan on behavioural response and growing-furring performance in silver fox ( Vulpes vulpes )
| Contributor(s):: Rouvinen, K., Archbold, S., Laffin, S., Harri, M.
The effects of dietary tryptophan (TRP) supplementation on behavioural response, body weight, feed intake and winter fur development were assessed in silver fox pups from 28 July until 5 December 1997. Ten males and 10 females received a commercial fox ration (control) and 10 males and 10 females...
Position of operant cost affects blue foxes' time budget between sand floor and mesh floor
| Contributor(s):: Koistinen, T., Orjala, H., Mononen, J., Korhonen, H. T.
The aim of the study was to assess whether positioning of the operant cost would affect blue foxes' (Vulpes lagopus) behaviour and time budget between a mesh floor and sand floor. We built fourteen test apparatuses, six consisting of two fox cages with a mesh floor in both cages and eight with a...
Relative value of a nest box, sand floor and extra space during the breeding season in adult blue fox males
| Contributor(s):: Koistinen, T., Jauhiainen, L., Korhonen, H. T.
We measured how much adult blue fox males value access to a nest box and sand floor enrichments while a platform and activity object are available simultaneously. Ten blue fox males were solitary housed in test apparatuses with permanent access to a platform and wooden block (activity object)...
Selection for more confident foxes in Finland and Norway: heritability and selection response for confident behaviour in blue foxes ( Alopex lagopus )
| Contributor(s):: Kenttamies, H., Nordrum, N. V., Brenoe, U. T., Smeds, K., Johannessen, K. R., Bakken, M.
As a part of a Nordic project, 'Selection for more confident foxes', selection experiments with blue foxes lasting 4 years (1995-98) were arranged in Finland and Norway. In Finland, the study was carried out on a private farm with closed selection and production lines. In Norway, the experiment...