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  1. Effects of qualitative feed restriction in broiler breeder pullets on behaviour in the home environment

    Contributor(s):: Riber, Anja B., Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Steenfeldt, Sanna

    2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052250168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105225text

  2. The Canine Frustration Questionnaire—Development of a New Psychometric Tool for Measuring Frustration in Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris)

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    Contributor(s):: Kevin J. McPeake, Lisa M. Collins, Helen Zulch, Daniel S. Mills

    Introduction: Psychometric tools have been developed for the assessment of behavioral and affective traits in non-human animals. Frustration can be defined as an emotional reaction experienced after a given expectation is violated. Frustration is a negative emotional state and whilst it...

  3. Stereotypic behaviour in horses lowers stress but not spatial learning performance

    Contributor(s):: Briefer Freymond, S., Beuret, S., Ruet, A., Zuberbühler, K., Bachmann, I., Briefer, E. F.

    Stereotypies are common in captive animals, but it remains unclear if they are pathological by-products of captive conditions or if they have an adaptive function. Here, we address this question using crib-biting, a common type of stereotypic behaviour in domestic horses, thought to result from...

  4. Investigating the motivation to play in lambs

    Contributor(s):: Chapagain, Durga, Uvnäs-Moberg, Kerstin, Lidfors, Lena M.

    The aim of this study was to identify behaviours and ear postures linked to the appetitive, consummatory and post-consummatory motivational phases of play in male lambs, and to evaluate how cortisol was affected by play. Ten pairs of male lambs, Ovis aries were observed in a play arena three...

  5. The discrimination-learning task determines the kind of frustration-related behaviours in laying hens (Gallus gallus domesticus)

    Contributor(s):: Kuhne, Franziska, Sauerbrey, Annika F. C., Adler, Silke

    Although, the incidence of frustration-related behaviours is influenced by frustration-provoking social and environmental conflicts, the occurrence of particular frustration-related behaviours associated with discriminatory learning remains controversial. For example, the assumption that...

  6. Early environmental enrichment protects captive-born striped mice against the later development of stereotypic behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Jones, Megan Anne, Mason, Georgia, Pillay, Neville

    Understanding how birth origin (whether born in the wild or captivity) influences behavioural development is important for fundamental and applied ethology, especially when captive-bred (CB) individuals from wild species are used in research or conservation. CB animals are typically much more...

  7. The effect of alternative feeding strategies during rearing on the behaviour of broiler breeder pullets

    Contributor(s):: Arrazola, Aitor, Mosco, Elyse, Widowski, Tina M., Guerin, Michele T., Kiarie, Elijah G., Torrey, Stephanie

    Broiler breeders are feed-restricted during rearing to avoid the negative consequences of obesity during lay due to their genetic potential for fast growth rate. Feed restriction leads to chronic hunger, frustration and lack of satiety as indicated by hyperactivity, restlessness and...

  8. Separation-related behaviour indicates the effect of functional breed selection in dogs (Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Gómez, Sara Alvarez, Lenkei, Rita

    The domestication of dogs resulted in several fundamental behavioural changes as compared to their closest wild living relative, the wolf. While these characteristics are considered to be fairly robust across dogs, dog breeds themselves manifest apparently strong behavioural differences. Thus far...

  9. Laying hens performing gregarious nesting show less pacing behaviour during the pre-laying period

    Contributor(s):: Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Hinrichsen, Lena K., Riber, Anja B.

    The phenomenon of gregarious nesting occurs when hens choose to enter and lay their eggs in a nest box which is already occupied by one or more hens, even when an empty nest box is also available. It has been suggested that inexperienced hens copy the nest selection preferences of experienced...

  10. Fear vs. frustration - Possible factors behind canine separation related behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Lenkei, R., Alvarez Gomez, S., Pongracz, P.

  11. Incentive contrast in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Bentosela, Mariana, Jakovcevic, Adriana, Elgier, Angel M., Mustaca, Alba E., Papini, Mauricio R.

  12. The vocal expression of feeding motivation and frustration in the domestic laying hen, Gallus gallus domesticus

    Contributor(s):: Zimmerman, P. H., Koene, P., Hooff, J. A. R. A. M. van

    Thwarting of feeding behaviour in the laying hen results in an increase in stereotyped pacing, displacement preening, and the gakel-call. These behaviours therefore reflect the frustration arousal caused by the thwarting of feeding behaviour. This raises the question whether the level of...

  13. Thwarting of behaviour in different contexts and the gakel-call in the laying hen

    Contributor(s):: Zimmerman, P. H., Koene, P., Hooff, J. A. R. A. M. van

    Earlier studies have shown that thwarting of feeding behaviour in the laying hen is expressed through a specific vocalization, the gakel-call. The first aim of this study was to investigate whether the effect of deprivation per se on the occurrence of gakel-calls can be distinguished from the...

  14. Arousal and exploration in growing pigs in different environments

    Contributor(s):: Stolba, A., Wood-Gush, D. G. M.

  15. The use of diazepam as a pharmacological validation of eye white as an indicator of emotional state in dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Sandem, A. I., Janczak, A. M., Salte, R., Braastad, B. O.

    This experiment aims at validating the percentage of visible white in the eye as an emotional indicator, related to the frustration-contentedness axis, in cattle. Earlier experiments showed that the calculated percentage of white in the eyes was larger in frustrated or scared cows compared to...