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  1. Genetic components of companion animal behavior

    Contributor(s):: Jones, Paul, McCune, Sandra, Freund, Lisa S., Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  2. Documenting Domestication: New Genetic Archaeological Paradigms

    Contributor(s):: Melinda A. Zeder

    Dr. Melinda Zeder, Director of Archaeobiology Program at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History delivers a talk at The Ohio State University (125 Scott Lab) about DNA and domestication. Dr. Zeder's lecture is part of a project sponsored by the Battelle Endowment...

  3. Discussion of Animal Stem Cells in the Classroom: Engaging Students through the Lens of Veterinary Medicine

    Contributor(s):: Farenga, Stephen J., Niess, Daniel, Hutchinson, Michael

  4. Determining the antiquity of dog origins: canine domestication as a model for the consilience between molecular genetics and archaeology

    Contributor(s):: Michelle Jeanette Raisor

    Archaeologists have favored a date of 14,000-15,000 years before present (BP) for canine domestication. However, recent studies of mutations in the mitochondrial DNA sequence by molecular geneticists have implied that dogs were domesticated over 100,000 years ago, which has challenged traditional...

  5. The Dog, the Scientist's best friend: Per Jensen at TEDxNorrkoping

    Contributor(s):: Per Jensen

    This talk deals with the evolution and development of the dog and the basic aspects of dog behavior and its connection to genetics and comparison with human behaviour. A dog can learn to count, and to distinguish verbs from adjectives. It is clear that dogs understand humans much better than has...

  6. Family Dog Project: history and future of the ethological approach to human-dog interaction

    Contributor(s):: Abdai, J., Miklosi, A.

    Dogs occupy a specific niche in the human social environment. Some authors argued that dogs' social competence show functional similarities in their components (e.g. attachment, rule following) to that of humans due to their long history living in anthropogenic environment if proper socialisation...

  7. Manifestation of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in Australian Merino sheep: observations on altered behaviour and growth

    Contributor(s):: Cronin, Greg M., Beganovic, Danai F., Sutton, Amanda L., Palmer, David J., Thomson, Peter C., Tammen, Imke

    Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder in children. Presently there is no effective treatment and the disorder is lethal. NCL occur in a variety of non-human species including sheep, which are recognised as valuable large animal models for NCL. This...

  8. Long-term effects of straw blocks in pens with finishing pigs and the interaction with boar type

    Contributor(s):: Bulens, Anneleen, Van Beirendonck, Sanne, Van Thielen, Jos, Buys, Nadine, Driessen, Bert

    This study verified the effect of straw blocks on the behavior and growth of finishing pigs and possible interactions with the genetic background (boar type). A total of 359 finishing pigs, which were offspring from different boar types, were housed in gender-mixed pens with slatted floors. Half...

  9. Generational habituation and current bald eagle populations

    Contributor(s):: Guinn, Jeremy E.

  10. The relationship between coat colour phenotype and equine behaviour: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Finn, Jessica L., Haase, Bianca, Willet, Cali E., van Rooy, Diane, Chew, Tracy, Wade, Claire M., Hamilton, Natasha A., Velie, Brandon D.

    Mutations in the genes influencing melanocytes not only affect the colour of an animal, but are also believed to impact physiological and behavioural functions. When this is taken into consideration, the common perception among horse owners that the chestnut coat colour is associated with adverse...

  11. Social group formation and genetic relatedness in reintroduced Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus) in Thailand

    Contributor(s):: Thitaram, C., Dejchaisri, S., Somgird, C., Angkawanish, T., Brown, J., Phumphuay, R., Chomdech, S., Kangwanpong, D.

    Captive-held elephants were recruited from several parts of Thailand and released as part of a reintroduction project. Wild elephants with a herd matriarch generally contain the same matrilineal line and are genetically related. However, reintroduced elephants are less likely to be related, but...

  12. Gene-edited 'micropigs' to be sold as pets at Chinese institute

    Contributor(s):: Cyranoski, D.

  13. Overview and critique of stages and periods in canine development

    Contributor(s):: Fox, M. W.

  14. The backtest in pigs revisited - an analysis of intra-situational behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Zebunke, M., Repsilber, D., Nurnberg, G., Wittenburg, D., Puppe, B.

    The occurrence of different behavioural phenotypes in animals (regarding temperament and personality) has increasingly attracted the attention of scientists dealing with farm animal breeding, management and welfare. As part of the adaptation repertoire, coping behaviour describes how animals deal...

  15. The inseparability of science and ethics in animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

    This article discusses the application of ethical principles in animal welfare in all fields of scientific research and advancement. The ethical components of animal welfare in the use of animals in animal production, policy-making, research, laboratories and genetic engineering are highlighted.

  16. Human‚Äźdirected social behaviour in dogs shows significant heritability

    Contributor(s):: Persson, M. E., Roth, L. S. V., Johnsson, M., Wright, D., Jensen, P.

  17. Coshaping digital and biological animals: companion species encounters and biopower in the video games Pikmin and Pokemon

    Contributor(s):: Attebery, S.

  18. Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses since 1800

    Contributor(s):: Derry, Margaret E.

  19. Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses since 1800

    Contributor(s):: Russell, Edmund

  20. Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses since 1800 [Book Review]

    Contributor(s):: White, Paul