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Breed differences in canine aggression
Contributor(s):: Duffy, D. L., Hsu, Y. Y., Serpell, J. A.
Canine aggression poses serious public health and animal welfare concerns. Most of what is understood about breed differences in aggression comes from reports based on bite statistics, behaviour clinic caseloads, and experts' opinions. Information on breed-specific aggressiveness derived from...
Cave canem !
Contributor(s):: Horner, Sébastien
Chacun jette son chien. De la fin dune vie au XIXe siècle
Contributor(s):: Baratay, Éric
Characterisation by fractal analysis of foraging paths of ewes grazing heterogeneous swards
Contributor(s):: Garcia, F., Carrere, P., Soussana, J. F., Baumont, R.
On grasslands, herbivores make a trade-off between the quality and the quantity of their intake. They improve their searching efficiency by modulating their foraging velocity and/or their path sinuosity through the perception of their feeding environment. The aim of this study was to test the...
Comment Se Construit Un Mythe: La Corrida En France Aa XXe Siecle
Contributor(s):: Baratay, Eric
Comparison between 28 zoological parks: stereotypic and social behaviours of captive brown bears ( Ursus arctos )
Contributor(s):: Montaudouin, S., Pape, G. le
In the present study we compared 33 enclosures in 28 parks, with a total of 66 bears. We chose direct observation of behaviour rather than surveys. Each enclosure was observed during one day; stereotypies and social relationships were qualitatively noted in types and amount. The connections of...
Coordination of French research on animal welfare: organisation and activities of AGRI animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Veissier, I., Levy, F., Beaumont, C., Larrere, R., Dantzer, R.
AGRIBEA was organized in 1999 to coordinate animal welfare research conducted by INRA (French Institute for Agronomy Research). Since then, AGRIBEA had expanded rapidly within and outside INRA and now had 128 members of which less than two thirds were from INRA, while the other members came from...
Crib-biting: tethered horses in the palaeolithic?
Contributor(s):: Bahn, Paul G.
Daubenton's lions: from Buffon's shadow to the French Revolution
Contributor(s):: Loveland, Jeff
Democracy at its best? The consensus conference in a cross-national perspective. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)
Contributor(s):: Nielsen, A. P., Lassen, J., Sandoe, P.
Over recent decades, public participation in technology assessment has spread internationally as an attempt to overcome or prevent societal conflicts over controversial technologies. One outcome of this new surge in public consultation initiatives has been the increased use of participatory...
Des exploitations intensives d'huitres pendant l'Antiquite et le Moyen Age sur le littoral atlantique francais: l'exemple de Beauvoir-sur-Mer (Vendee)
Contributor(s):: Dupont, C., Rouzeau, N.
Along the European Atlantic facade, the consumption of flat oysters (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758) has been known since the Mesolithic era (Gutierrez-Zugasti et al. 2011). This observation is also true for French coasts (Dupont 2006). Especially during Antiquity, the exploitation of this species...
Des roues a chiens et de quelques metiers disparus
Contributor(s):: Zelbstein, Uri
Deux activités artisanales d'un faubourg pariesien des XVeme et XVIeme s. d'après les ossements animaux
Contributor(s):: Rodet-Belarbi, Isabelle
Development of a methodology for studying feeding station behaviour of grazing ewes
Contributor(s):: Roguet, C., Prache, S., Petit, M.
A test apparatus was developed to study feeding station (FS) use and abandonment by sheep, by controlling FS number, characteristics and distance between FS. It consisted of a rectangular pen with openings in one of the long sides through which the sheep could extend its head to graze. FS...
Dogs a sentinels of human risk from environmental origin: interest for saturnim prevention; first study conducted in the Alfort French Veterinary School
Contributor(s):: Enriquez, B., Hakou, G., Tabaries, A., Revol, B., Moal, J. le, Sasco, A., Benet, J. J.
A study was carried out at the Alfort Veterinary School to apply the concept of sentinel animals to environmental toxicology, associated with pet epidemiology. The recruitment, with owners' consent, of adequate dogs (over 10 kg) in sufficient number, at the School's attending clinics has made it...
Effect of a synthetic equine maternal pheromone during a controlled fear-eliciting situation
Contributor(s):: Falewee, C., Gaultier, E., Lafont, C., Bougrat, L., Pageat, P.
Horses are known to show fear reactions when confronted with novelty and this can be a considerable hindrance in the context of working situations such as riding, dressage or racing. The aim of the present study was to measure the potential effects of a synthetic analogue of the Equine Appeasing...
Effects of period, type and duration of handling on manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses. (EAAP Publication No.122)
Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Boivin, X., Bouissou, M. F.
Manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses are three essential characteristics for the rider-horse relationship. In comparison to routine handling, extra handling may reduce fear of humans and general reactivity and thereby improve manageability and learning ability in a variety of...
Elephant slaves and pampered parrots: Exotic animals and their meanings in eighteenth-century France
Contributor(s):: Robbins, Louise Enders
Equestrian Culture in France from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century
Contributor(s):: Roche, Daniel
Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.
Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...