Effects of straw bedding and high fibre diets on the behaviour of floor fed group-housed sows
Contributor(s):: Whittaker, X., Edwards, S. A., Spoolder, H. A. M., Lawrence, A. B., Corning, S.
Twenty groups of 7 multiparous Landrace x Large White sows were used in a 2 x 2 factorial design to investigate the effects on behaviour of floor feeding sows the same daily weight of isoenergetic conventional (C) or high fibre (H containing 600 g of unmolassed sugar beet pulp/kg diet) pregnancy...
Noise in dog kennelling: is barking a welfare problem for dogs?
Contributor(s):: Sales, G., Hubrecht, R., Peyvandi, A., Milligan, S., Shield, B.
Noise levels (sound pressure levels, SPLs) were monitored over 24 and 48 h in a number of different types of kennels including shelters, training establishments and research laboratories. Two measures of SPL were used, Lpeak and Leq, over both low (1 Hz-20 kHz) and high (12.5-70 kHz) frequency...
Oestrus and mating behaviour in gilts during boar induced puberty in relation to stress and housing
Contributor(s):: Pedersen, L. J., Jensen, K. H., Giersing Linder, A.
The effect of intermittent electroshock and individual vs. pair housing on sexual proceptive behaviour was studied in 48 large White x Danish Landrace gilts. In addition, the effect of intermittent electroshock on the behavioural response to boar stimulation and on sexual receptivity during first...
A note on the effect of isolation during testing and length of previous confinement on locomotor behaviour during open-field test in dairy calves
Contributor(s):: Jensen, M. B.
This study investigated firstly if confined calves perform more locomotor behaviour when open-field tested in pairs than when tested individually, and secondly if length of confinement affects the build-up of motivation to perform locomotor behaviour. In the first experiment, 14 calves were...
Effects of mixed-species stocking and space allowance on the behaviour and growth of red deer hinds and ewes at pasture
Contributor(s):: Blanc, F., Theriez, M., Brelurut, A.
A study was conducted to test whether the effects of space allowance on social interactions, activity patterns and growth rates of hinds reared at pasture in single-species groups, were modified by mixing them with ewes. 30 red deer hinds (10 months old) from the same breeding group and 30 ewes...
Housing conditions and behavioural problems of indoor cats as assessed by their owners
Contributor(s):: Heidenberger, E.
Housing conditions and behavioural problems of a sample of 1177 cats were described by their 550 owners. Indications for inadequate housing in the light of species-specific needs were analysed. 65.1% of the cats were Domestic European Shorthairs and 78.7% were castrated animals. 87% of the...
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,...
Pregnant gilt behavior in outdoor and indoor intensive pork production systems
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...
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...
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...
The relationship between trough height, feather cover and behaviour of laying hens in modified cages
Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Walker, A., Nicol, C. J.
The feather condition and behaviour of ISA Brown laying hens in modified cages with elevated (28 cm above floor) and conventional (6 cm above floor) height feed troughs were measured at 32-34 and 56-59 weeks of age. Feather cover was generally better at the younger age than the older, and in...
Who let the dogs in? A pets policy for a supported housing organization
Contributor(s):: Hunt, Marcia G., Stein, Catherine H.
Contributor(s):: Parish, C.
Companion animal demographics for communities and shelters
Contributor(s):: Rowan, Andrew N., Patronek, Gary J.
The effect of cage size on play and aggression between dogs in purpose-bred beagles
Contributor(s):: Bebak, J., Beck, A. M.
Animal magic. Interview by Colin Wright
Contributor(s):: Thomson, A.
Facilitating pet ownership through improved housing design
Contributor(s):: Jackson, V. S.
Pet ownership by life group
Contributor(s):: Wise, J. K., Kushman, J. E.
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.
Research approaches for improving the physical welfare and environment of laying hens
Contributor(s):: Tauson, R.