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  1. The current state of welfare, housing and husbandry of the English pet rabbit population

    Contributor(s):: Rooney, N. J., Blackwell, E. J., Mullan, S. M., Saunders, R., Baker, P. E., Hill, J. M., Sealey, C. E., Turner, M. J., Held, S. D.

  2. Alternative housing for sows and litters: 2. Effects of a communal piglet area on pre- and post-weaning behaviour and performance

    Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Pajor, E. A., Bonenfant, M., Ross, S. K., Fraser, D., Kramer, D. L.

    An experiment was conducted to determine how allowing piglets access to a communal area affects pre-weaning and post-weaning behaviour and performance. Litters were housed in pens with sows in crates until piglets reached 11 days of age. For 10 experimental cohorts, barriers between the pens of...

  3. The behavioural and physiological responses of farmed red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) penned adjacent to other species

    Contributor(s):: Abeyesinghe, S. M., Goddard, P. J., Cockram, M. S.

    This experiment describes the implications of red deer being kept in pens in close proximity to other species as may occur during abattoir lairage. 20 groups of 5 male yearling red deer were used to study behavioural and physiological responses over a 2-h period to 1 of 5 treatments: red deer...

  4. Pregnant gilt behavior in outdoor and indoor intensive pork production systems

    Contributor(s):: Dailey, J. W., McGlone, J. J.

    The behaviour of three genotypes of gilts, PIC Camborough-15 (C-15), PIC Camborough-Blue (CB), and YorkxLandrace (YL), were compared in an English-style extensive outdoor production system and an intensive indoor system. Mutually exclusive behaviours were defined and recorded and included...

  5. Oral/nasal/facial and other behaviors of sows kept individually outdoors on pasture, soil or indoors in gestation crates

    Contributor(s):: Dailey, J. W., McGlone, J. J.

    PIC Camborough-15 sows were housed either on pasture (n=8), on soil (n=8) or in gestation crates (n=16). All were fed 2.0 kg of fortified sorghum-soybean diet each day in pellet form, except half of the crated sows which were fed meal. The occurrences of standing, lying, sitting, feeding,...

  6. The effects of some factors associated with transportation on the behavioural and physiological reactions of farmed red deer

    Contributor(s):: Grigor, P. N., Goddard, P. J., Cockram, M. S., Rennie, S. C., Macdonald, A. J.

    The effects of several aspects of transportation on the behavioural and physiological responses of red deer (Cervus elaphus) were studied. In two experiments conducted in winter and summer, two groups of five adult male castrated red deer (housed at a space allowance of 2.7 msuperscript 2 per...

  7. The effect of cage size on play and aggression between dogs in purpose-bred beagles

    Contributor(s):: Bebak, J., Beck, A. M.

  8. A synthesis of the inter-relations animal house, environment, rentability, human and animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Maton, A.

    Types of housing for dairy cattle, pigs and poultry are assessed in terms of environmental impact, economic factors and animal and human welfare.

  9. Effects of male presence on agonistic behavior and productivity of White Leghorn hens

    Contributor(s):: Bhagwat, A. L., Craig, J. V.

    Three experiments were performed, involving 18, 16 and 48 flocks with 9-16 females and 0-4 males per flock. The White Leghorn strains used had been selected either for egg mass or age at sexual maturity, or were unselected. Age at 50% egg production, rate of lay, survival rate, egg weight, egg...

  10. Factors affecting lying behaviour and stall utilization of dairy cattle

    Contributor(s):: Arave, C. W., Walters, J. L.

    Stall usage under relatively uncrowded conditions by 59 dry Holstein cows and 18 heifers in late pregnancy were evaluated during 24-h periods. Left laterality (lying down on the left side) was observed 74.7 plus or minus 1.1% of the time for cows and 61.8 plus or minus 2.7% of the time for...

  11. The influence of social interactions upon the performance of laying hens in battery cages

    Contributor(s):: Hughes, B. O., Black, A. J.

    The importance of social interaction and dominance relationships in influencing egg production in battery cages was assessed. A light and a medium hybrid (Shaver 288 and Thornber 909) were housed as single birds, as pairs of the same strain or as mixed pairs. The light hybrid was more aggressive...

  12. Fearful behavior by caged hens of two genetic stocks

    Contributor(s):: Craig, J. V., Craig, T. P., Dayton, A. D.

    Two White Leghorn strains which had both been selected for increased part-year egg mass but differed significantly from each other in agonistic behaviour, and sire families within each strain, were compared for nervousness scores and for latencies to feed and to return to normal activity after...

  13. Relationship between production factors and dominance in White Leghorn hens in a study on social rank and cage design

    Contributor(s):: Cunningham, D. L., Tienhoven, A. van

    The effects of social rank and cage shape on feeding frequency, weight gain, production rate, egg size, shell strength and overt aggressive activity were determined for layers housed 6 per cage in deep and shallow cages. Social rank significantly affected feeding frequency, production rate, egg...

  14. Behavioral responses to short-term social isolation in sheep and goats

    Contributor(s):: Price, E. O., Thos, J.

    Temporary isolation from social partners under modern husbandry practices is often accompanied by psychological distress. The effects of short-term social isolation were studied in forty ten-week-old domestic sheep and goats reared in intra- and inter-specific pairs. Goats bleated and reared...

  15. Behavioural reaction of individual pigs raised in different environments to a novel object and to handling at slaughter in relation to measurements of the adrenal cortex

    Contributor(s):: Rasmussen, A. A.

  16. Effects of cage-front design on the feeding behaviour of laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Sherwin, C. M., Alvey, D. M., Williamson, J. D.

    The effects on feeding behaviour of 4 cage-front designs: vertical bars, horizontal bars, feed trough raised 33 cm, and feed trough enclosed within the cage, were examined. Cage-front design had no significant effect on mean feeding-bout duration (range of 69-85 seconds) or proportion of time...

  17. The effects of group size/stocking density on weanling pig performance and behavior

    Contributor(s):: Spicer, H. M., Aherne, F. X.

    77 Yorkshire X Landrace pigs from 10 litters were weaned at 28 days of age and housed in group sizes of 1, 2 or 4 pigs per pen. For the 28-day experimental period, body weight gain and voluntary feed consumption were significantly lower for pigs housed in groups of 4 than for other pigs. The...

  18. The influence of different social and physical environments on the incidence of lactational oestrus in sows

    Contributor(s):: Stolba, A., Henderson, R., Wechsler, B.

    The behaviour of sows and their litters housed in different environments of increasing social and physical complexity was observed. Lactational oestrus occurred only in the most complex housing system (4 sows grouped, full boar contact, four indoor pens with four connected outside yards). The...

  19. Effect of housing on in situ postures of gestating gilts

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, L., Friend, T., Smith, L. A.

    Behaviour of gilts housed in tethered housing, crates, loose housing or dirtlot was video-recorded for 48-h observation periods commencing on days 0, 7 and 63. Lying was the most frequent activity, ranging from 65 to 90

  20. A note on the influence of visual conspecific contact on the behaviour of sheltered dogs

    Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G.

    The effects of visual contact with other dogs on the behaviour of dogs housed in a rescue shelter were examined. 407 dogs were studied: 212 dogs were housed in cages that allowed for visual contact with dogs in opposite pens; 195 dogs were deprived of visual contact with other dogs by being...