Development of an evidence-based welfare approach for cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) under human care
Contributor(s):: Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., George, K. A.
Hair cortisol concentrations, as a measure of chronic activity within the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, is elevated in dogs farmed for meat, relative to pet dogs, in South Korea
Contributor(s):: Maxwell, N. B., Buchanan, C. G., Evans, N. P.
The welfare of culled dairy cattle sent to market and its impact on economic return
Contributor(s):: Rosen, K., Llonch, P., Langford, F. M.
Hair cortisol concentrations in New Zealand white rabbits subjected to surgery
Contributor(s):: Peric, T., Comin, A., Corazzin, M., Montillo, M., Canavese, F., Stebel, M., Prandi, A.
Hair Cortisol in Sheltered Cows and Its Association with Other Welfare Indicators
| Contributor(s):: Arvind Sharma, Govindhaswamy Umapathy, Vinod Kumar, Clive J. C. Phillips
India, the country with the largest population of dairy cows in the world, has a policy of retiring abandoned and non-lactating cows in shelters, but the level of provision for their welfare in these shelters is unclear. Cows in 54 shelters across India were assessed for historic evidence of...
Relocation and Hair Cortisol Concentrations in New Zealand White Rabbits
| Contributor(s):: Peric, Tanja, Comin, Antonella, Corazzin, Mirco, Montillo, Marta, Canavese, Federico, Stebel, Marco, Prandi, Alberto
To investigate how long relocation modified hair cortisol concentrations in New Zealand white rabbits, 19 rabbits were subjected to a change in their breeding facility at the beginning of the trial and then were kept under stable environmental conditions. Hair samples were collected at the time...
Individual differences in calf defence patterns in Red Angus beef cows
| Contributor(s):: Flörcke, Cornelia, Engle, Terry E., Grandin, Temple, Deesing, Mark J.
The objective of this study was to evaluate differences in individual calf defence behaviour patterns and maternal protective behaviour of beef cows 24h after calving. A single herd was observed on an extensive ranch in Colorado, USA. A total of 341 cow–calf pairs (95% Red Angus and 5%...
Effects of environmental enrichment on decision-making behavior in pigs
| Contributor(s):: van der Staay, F. Josef, van Zutphen, Johanna A., de Ridder, Mirjam M., Nordquist, Rebecca E.
The animal’s emotional state, potentially modulated by environmental conditions, may affect cognitive processes such as interpretation, judgement and decision making behaviour. The Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) is a common method to examine decision making behavior in humans in terms of risk avoidance...
Factors determining the effects of human interaction on the cortisol levels of shelter dogs
| Contributor(s):: Willen, Regina M., Mutwill, Alexandra, MacDonald, Lauren J., Schiml, Patricia A., Hennessy, Michael B.
The stress experienced by dogs admitted to animal shelters not only impacts welfare, but may lead to behavior that threatens successful adoptions. This stress is reflected in an elevation in the plasma cortisol levels of newly admitted dogs. We previously found 30min of human interaction reduced...
Identification and development of measures suitable as potential breeding traits regarding dairy cows' reactivity towards humans
| Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, A., Ivemeyer, S., Rupp, J., Knierim, U.
Behavioural indicators of the human-animal relationship (HAR) are predominantly used in animal welfare science. However, the reactivity of dairy cows - as part of the HAR - is also of interest in the context of dairy breeding, due to its estimated moderate heritability. The avoidance distance...
Practical veterinary forensics
| Contributor(s):: Bailey, D.
The book serves as a reference for the reader to appreciate the current workload of a forensic vet and to provide an insight into the scale and complexity of the specialism that is veterinary forensics. Topics discussed are: introduction to veterinary forensics; forensic philosophy; law and...
Scarred for life: the other side of the fence debate
| Contributor(s):: Jones, Paul F.
Evaluation of rhodamine B as a biomarker for raccoons
| Contributor(s):: Fry, T. L., Atwood, T., Dunbar, M. R.
The relationship between individual behavioural styles, dominance rank and cortisol levels of cats living in urban social groups
| Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.
Individual animals show differences in temperament, often correlated with ecologically important behavioural patterns such as dominance, and with physiological responses to environmental perturbations, such as cortisol levels. Identifying these temperaments in animals may reveal adaptive patterns...
Hair plucking in captive bonobos ( Pan paniscus)
| Contributor(s):: Brand, C. M., Marchant, L. F.
Both wild and captive studies of grooming in non-human primates emphasize the adaptive role of this behavior. Indeed, social grooming is frequently characterized as "social glue" in the life of primates. Grooming behavior is studied to reveal dominance, kin relations, and social networks. Many...
The effect of a feeding schedule change and the provision of forage material on hair eating in a group of captive baboons ( Papio hamadryas sp.)
| Contributor(s):: Nevill, C. H., Lutz, C. K.
Hair eating in nonhuman primates is thought to result from a frustrated appetitive drive produced by an inappropriate diet. To investigate whether hair eating could be reduced through changes in diet, a 2-part study was conducted with a group of baboons ( Papio hamadryas sp.). The 1st part...
Party Animals: Thomas Nast, William Holbrook Beard, and the Bears of Wall Street
| Contributor(s):: Burns, Sarah
Dog characteristics and allergen levels in the home
| Contributor(s):: Nicholas, Charlotte, Wegienka, Ganesa, Havstad, Suzanne, Zoratti, Edward, Ownby, Dennis, Johnson, Christine Cole
Assessing the prevalence and characteristics of hair-plucking behaviour in captive western lowland gorillas ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
| Contributor(s):: Less, E. H., Kuhar, C. W., Lukas, K. E.