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  1. Real-time non-invasive measurement of heart rate in working dogs: a technique with potential applications in the objective assessment of welfare problems

    Contributor(s):: Vincent, I. C., Leahy, R. A.

    The Polar Sport Tester (Polar Electro OY) is a telemetric heart rate monitor designed for use in humans. Its usefulness as a monitor during training of guide dogs was assessed. Heart rates from six representative dogs at a similar stage of early training were recorded at 5-s intervals during a...

  2. Pets and you. Companions for health

  3. Differential effects of person in the dog and in the human

    Contributor(s):: Astrup, C. W., Gantt, W. H., Stephens, J. H.

  4. Welfare of sport horses: role of the rider

    Contributor(s):: Auvinet, B., Coureau, C., Galloux, P.

  5. Physiological effects of petting a companion animal

    Contributor(s):: Jenkins, J. L.

  6. Presence of human friends and pet dogs as moderators of autonomic responses to stress in women

    Contributor(s):: Allen, K. M., Blascovich, J., Tomaka, J., Kelsey, R. M.

  7. Repeated handling of pigs during rearing. I. Refusal of contact by the handler and reactivity to familiar and unfamiliar humans

    Contributor(s):: Terlouw, E. M. C., Porcher, J.

    Pigs housed in groups received different handling treatments for 40 d until slaughter age. Pigs of the human interaction (HI) and refusal of contact (RC) groups were individually introduced into a pen each day, where they remained for 3 min in the presence of a squatted handler. The handler tried...

  8. Husbandry influences on some physiological parameters of emotional responses in calves

    Contributor(s):: Stephens, D. B., Toner, J. N.

  9. Effects of loading and transport on the heart rate and behaviour of horses

    Contributor(s):: Waran, N. K., Cuddeford, D.

    The behaviour and heart rates of 32 horses were compared during loading. Evasive behaviour during loading was only observed in very young horses, and the time the yearlings took to load (368 s) was much greater than that of 2-year-olds (29.5 s), 3-year-olds (21.5 s) and those over 3 years of age...

  10. Heart rate changes in loose and tethered sows around feeding

    Contributor(s):: Schouten, W. G. P., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de

  11. Tongue-playing and heart rate in calves

    Contributor(s):: Seo, T., Sato, S., Kosaka, K., Sakamoto, N., Tokumoto, K.

    Tongue-playing, a typical stereotypies of fattening bulls, dairy cows and calves, was investigated as a de-arousal function by measuring heart rates before, during and after tongue-playing. Five Japanese Black beef calves aged 6 months were observed during 7 h for periods of inclusive...

  12. Heart-rate telemetry in deer and sheep

    Contributor(s):: Sibly, R. M., Price, S., Horalek, G., Jones, A. R.

  13. The effects of restraint, handling, simulated and real transport in the pig (with reference to man and other species)

    Contributor(s):: Stephens, D. B., Perry, G. C.

    Whilst the processes and effects of animal transportation can be described in direct terms, they can also be regarded as fear-inducing challenges. Some of the physiological and behavioural responses of pigs to aspects of simulated and real transport were examined. Evidence from other species is...

  14. Effects of transport on the behaviour and heart rates of Thoroughbred horses

    Contributor(s):: Waran, N. K., Singh, N., Robertson, V., Cuddeford, D., Marlin, D.

  15. Individual variation in the heart rate of piglets; evidence against stable differences

    Contributor(s):: Webster, S. D., Jones, A. R.

    Heart rate was measured in 15 piglets from 5 litters from multiparous Camborough 12 sows, and analysed with respect to individual animal, behaviour (posture, locomotion, aggression and feeding), age, weight, ranked weight, experimental treatment and data collection session (data collection...

  16. Behavioural and physiological responses of pigs to sound

    Contributor(s):: Talling, J. C., Waran, N. K., Wathes, C. M., Lines, J. A.

    Eight piglets were exposed to artificially generated sounds, nominal intensities of 85 or 97 dB(Lin), and frequencies of 500 or 8000 Hz for 15 min during a 1-h experimental period. In a 2nd experiment, 8 piglets were exposed to 20 min of farm sounds (Leq 80 dB), transport sounds (Leq 83 dB),...

  17. Assessment of mental stress in warmblood horses: heart rate variability in comparison to heart rate and selected behavioural parameters

    Contributor(s):: Rietmann, T. R., Stuart, A. E. A., Bernasconi, P., Stauffacher, M., Auer, J. A., Weishaupt, M. A.

    The aim of the study was to investigate whether heart rate variability (HRV) could assess alterations of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) at different levels of excitement. The behavioural and physiological responses of 20 warmblood horses to a challenging ground exercise task were studied....

  18. Stroking of different body regions by a human: effects on behaviour and heart rate of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Schmied, C., Waiblinger, S., Scharl, T., Leisch, F., Boivin, X.

    From observations of intra-specific social grooming in cattle and studies on human stroking in other species, we hypothesised that cows' reactions to human stroking differ depending on the body regions being stroked. Moreover, we tested, whether cows 'reactions to stroking change with the...

  19. Effects of pre-haul management and transport duration on beef calf performance and welfare

    Contributor(s):: Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K. S., Booth-McLean, M. E., Shah, M. A., Entz, T., Bach, S. J., Mears, G. J., Schaefer, A. L., Cook, N., Church, J., McAllister, T. A.

    Behavioural and physiological indicators of stress as well as growth performance, and morbidity rates were assessed in 174 steer calves (220+or-37 kg) for 30 days after transport from ranch-to-feedlot. The calves were conditioned (C) or not (NC), and subjected to short- (2.7 h, S) or long-hauling...

  20. The effect of early handling of foals on their reaction to handling, humans and novelty, and the foal-mare relationship

    Contributor(s):: Sondergaard, E., Jago, J.

    The natural behaviour of horses in response to danger is to take flight, and consequently human handlers can be injured. Reducing the flight response and general reactivity of horses is therefore likely to reduce the incidence of injuries to handlers. In this experiment we investigated the effect...