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  1. Test of temperament in mink is influenced by a shelf in the front of the cage and the stimulus size rather than by features of the test person

    Contributor(s):: Henriksen, Britt I. F., Møller, Steen H., Malmkvist, Jens

    The study evaluates the effect of different test conditions on the temperament of farm mink, using the stick test. We hypothesised that mink perceive some test conditions as more fear eliciting. Specifically, we hypothesised that (A) the dimension of the presented stimulus in the test, a wooden...

  2. Icelandic horses with the Silver coat colour show altered behaviour in a fear reaction test

    Contributor(s):: Brunberg, Emma, Gille, Sanna, Mikko, Sofia, Lindgren, Gabriella, Keeling, Linda J.

    The colour of a horse's coat has long been discussed to reflect its temperament. One opinion is that Silver coloured horses are nervous, difficult to handle and react more strongly to different fear stimuli. The objective with the present study was to investigate if mutations associated with the...

  3. Feed restriction and tubes for environmental enrichment in growing mink—Consequences for behaviour and welfare

    Contributor(s):: Hansen, Steffen Werner, Møller, Steen Henrik, Damgaard, Birthe Marie

    This experiment compared the behaviour of mink during two different feeding routines; slightly restrictive (‘food free period’ of 6h) or standard (‘food free period’ of 2h), respectively, and the mink's use of two different types of occupational material; an attached tube made of wire mesh and a...

  4. Where is the real trap? Domination and mutualism in Teetl’it Gwich’in sensibilities about trapping

    Contributor(s):: Wishart, Robert P.

  5. The Presence of Toxocara Eggs on Dog's Fur as Potential Zoonotic Risk in Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Maurelli, M. P., Santaniello, A., Fioretti, A., Cringoli, G., Rinaldi, L., Menna, L. F.

  6. Native People and the Fur Trade

    | Contributor(s):: Hollingsworth, Paul

  7. Investigating the role of coat colour, age, sex, and breed on outcomes for dogs at two animal shelters in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Svoboda, H. J., Hoffman, C. L.

    The popular press frequently reports that coat colour bias negatively impacts shelter adoption rates for black domestic dogs. This phenomenon, commonly called 'black dog syndrome' (BDS), reportedly increases the likelihood of euthanasia for black dogs and negatively affects the length of black...

  8. An evaluation of the role the Internet site Petfinder plays in cat adoptions

    | Contributor(s):: Workman, M. K., Hoffman, C. L.

    To better understand factors contributing to cat adoptions, this study was used to explore a possible association between an adoptable cat's popularity on Petfinder and the cat's length of availability for adoption at a managed-intake nonhuman animal shelter. This study was also used to examine...

  9. Age, breed designation, coat color, and coat pattern influenced the length of stay of cats at a no-kill shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Morgan, K. T.

    Adoption records from the Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an open-admission, no-kill shelter in New York State, were examined to determine if various physical attributes influenced the length of stay (LOS) of cats and kittens. Similar reports from other no-kill...

  10. The reliability of welfare assessment according to the WelFur-protocol in the nursing period of mink (Neovison vison) is challenged by increasing welfare problems prior to weaning

    | Contributor(s):: Henriksen, B. I. F., Moller, S. H.

    The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that the body condition of the mink dam, the frequency of dirty nests, frequency of injuries and diarrhoea change significantly with the day of assessment, post-partum, within the data collection period from parturition to weaning,...

  11. Cats! Their Lives and Lore on the Missouri River

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, W. Raymond

  12. The Yukon River Ingalik: Subsistence, The Fur Trade, And A Changing Resource Base

    | Contributor(s):: VanStone, James W.

  13. Non-human animal abuse and wildlife trade: harm in the fur and falcon trades

    | Contributor(s):: Wyatt, T.

    Until recently, the field of criminology has largely ignored the suffering and abuse of non-human animals in the variety of forms in which it occurs. In order to address one aspect of this suffering, this article explores the non-human animal abuse inherent in the trade of wildlife. To...

  14. The process of building a new governmental authority based on public demands for improved animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Berg, C., Hammarstrcem, M.

  15. 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...

  16. Pet-keeping in early childhood and airway, nose and skin symptoms later in life

    | Contributor(s):: Bornehag, C. G., Sundell, J., Hagerhed, L., Janson, S.

    Background: It is discussed whether exposure to pets during childhood is a risk or a protective factor for sensitization and allergic symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between pet-keeping at time of birth and allergic symptoms in airways, nose and skin among young...

  17. Effects of family housing on some behavioural and physiological parameters of juvenile farmed mink ( Mustela vison )

    | Contributor(s):: Hanninen, S., Mononen, J., Harjunpaa, S., Pyykonen, T., Sepponen, J., Ahola, L.

    Farmed mink are traditionally weaned at the age of 6-8 weeks and the kits live in male-female pairs until pelting time (approximately 6 months of age). It is possible that keeping an entire litter together with the dam in a row-cage system until pelting could provide the juvenile mink with some...

  18. Evaluation of the 'maximum price paid' as an index of motivational strength for farmed silver foxes ( Vulpes vulpes )

    | Contributor(s):: Hovland, A. L., Mason, G., Boe, K. E., Steinheim, G., Bakken, M.

    To measure farmed foxes' motivations for full, naturalistic social contact, we constructed an apparatus where they could perform an operant to access stimuli, but then leave freely and thence determine their own bout lengths. Motivational measures based on demand curves can be invalid in such...

  19. Group housing of farmed silver fox cubs

    | Contributor(s):: Ahola, L., Mononen, J., Pyykonen, T., Miskala, M.

    In the present study, the effects of social environment on the welfare of farmed silver fox cubs were clarified. After weaning, cubs from silver fox litters were housed (1) singly, (2) in litters until the end of September and thereafter singly, or (3) in litters throughout their growing season....

  20. Group size and space allocation in farmed juvenile blue foxes ( Alopex lagopus )

    | Contributor(s):: Ahola, L., Mononen, J., Pyykonen, T., Mohaibes, M., Hanninen, S.

    Farmed juvenile blue foxes were housed either singly, in pairs, or in quartets at a stocking density of either 0.6 m2 or 1.2 m2 per animal. The effects of group size and space allocation on physiological, behavioural and production-related parameters were assessed. The results showed that the...