Scaredy-cat: Assessment of individual differences in response to an acute everyday stressor across development in the domestic cat
Contributor(s):: Urrutia, Andrea, Bánszegi, Oxána, Szenczi, Péter, Hudson, Robyn
Looking beyond the Shoal: Fish Welfare as an Individual Attribute
Contributor(s):: Torgerson-White, Lauri, Sánchez-Suárez, Walter
Welfare is an individual attribute. In general, providing captive nonhuman animals with conditions conducive to good welfare is an idea more easily applied when dealing with few individuals. However, this becomes much harder—if not impossible—under farming conditions that may imply high numbers...
Play Behavior in Two Captive Bottlenose Dolphin Calves (Tursiops Truncatus): Ethogram, Ontogeny, and Individual Differences
Contributor(s):: Soriano Jimenez, Ana Isabel, Drago, Massimiliano, Vinyoles, Dolors, Maté, Carmen
Is boredom an animal welfare concern?
Contributor(s):: Meagher, R. K.
Affective styles and emotional lateralization: A promising framework for animal welfare research
Contributor(s):: Goursot, Charlotte, Düpjan, Sandra, Puppe, Birger, Leliveld, Lisette M. C.
Repeatable individual differences in behaviour and physiology in juvenile horses from an early age
Contributor(s):: Manrique, Lucía Pérez, Bánszegi, Oxána, Hudson, Robyn, Szenczi, Péter
Most people living or working in close association with animals are familiar with individual differences in their behaviour, and awareness is growing that understanding such differences can contribute to improved management, production and welfare. Nevertheless, due to the considerable logistic...
Dog cognitive development: a longitudinal study across the first 2 years of life
Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Gruen, M. E., Gnanadesikan, G. E., Horschler, D. J., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Hare, B. A., MacLean, E. L.
Personality traits modulate stress responses after enclosure change of captive capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus)
Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Vitor Hugo Bessa, Fonseca, Elanne De Paiva, Chagas, Ana Cecilia Correia Santos Das, Pinheiro, Luiz Guilherme Mesquita, Sousa, Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de, Silva, Hélderes Peregrino Alves da, Galvão-Coelho, Nicole Leite, Ferreira, Renata Gonçalves
Husbandry procedures may cause behavioral and physiological changes to animals living in captivity. However, an individual’s reaction is not uniform and may be related to different coping strategies. In this study, we analyzed whether and how 12 adult captive capuchin monkeys (Sapajus...
Behavioural and physiological responses of heifer calves to acute stressors: Long-term consistency and relationship with adult reactivity to milking
Contributor(s):: Van Reenen, Cornelis G., Van der Werf, Jozef T. N., O’Connell, Niamh E., Heutinck, Leonie F. M., Spoolder, Hans A. M., Jones, R. Bryan, Koolhaas, Jaap M., Blokhuis, Harry J.
The present study investigated the long-term consistency of individual differences in dairy cattles’ responses in tests of behavioural and hypothalamo–pituitary–adrenocortical (HPA) axis reactivity, as well as the relationship between responsiveness in behavioural tests and the reaction to first...
Age over experience: Consistency of aggression and mounting behaviour in male and female pigs
Contributor(s):: Clark, Corinna C. A., D’Eath, Richard B.
Excessive aggression between pigs at mixing is a welfare and production issue resulting in stress, injuries and economic losses. If it can be demonstrated that aggression is a consistent behaviour trait, it might provide a means to reduce these losses. To test for consistency of aggressiveness,...
Effect of the percentage of concentrate on intake pattern in mid-lactation goats
Contributor(s):: Serment, Amélie, Giger-Reverdin, Sylvie
The aims of this work were to study the between-individual and between-week variations of intake patterns, to examine the relationship between intake pattern, rumen pH and milk production, to study the effects of the percentage of concentrate on intake patterns and to compare methods describing...
The effect of familiarity on behaviour of kennel housed dogs during interactions with humans
Contributor(s):: Pullen, Anne J., Merrill, Ralph J. N., Bradshaw, John W. S.
Human contact appears to be a highly valued resource for domestic dogs but it is unclear what type of human contact they prefer and what factors affect individual differences in such preferences. This study assessed the effect of familiarity of the human on duration of interaction by two samples...
Consistency of individual variation in feeding behaviour and its relationship with performance traits in Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus
Contributor(s):: Martins, Catarina I. M., Conceição, Luis E. C., Schrama, Johan W.
Feed intake is commonly used as one of the most important performance indicators in fish. However, very little is known about the behavioural processes involved in ingesting food such as meal duration, feeding frequency and latency to start eating. This study aims at the characterization of...
Some like it varied: Individual differences in preference for feed variety in dairy heifers
Contributor(s):: Meagher, Rebecca K., Weary, Daniel M., von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G.
Motivation to explore is believed to be widespread among animals, but exploratory behaviour varies within populations. Offering variety in feed is one simple way of allowing intensively housed dairy cattle to express exploratory foraging behaviour. Individuals’ exploration of different feed...
Quality of life and animal behaviour
Contributor(s):: Yeates, James
QOL is an intrinsically evaluative concept of how valuable (positive or negative) each animal’s life is for that animal from the animal’s point of view. QOL relates to animals’ experiences and their causes; is a “broad” concept in terms of content; extends over time; and relates to the particular...
The exceptions that prove the rule? Spontaneous helping behaviour towards humans in some domestic dogs
Contributor(s):: Jaasma, Linda, Kamm, Isabelle, Ploeger, Annemie, Kret, Mariska E.
Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) are skilled at reading and correctly responding to human communicative gestures to locate hidden food. Whether they, like chimpanzees, will understand requests for help in retrieving a fallen object, is not known. The aim of this study was to examine whether dogs...
Are cats less stressed in homes than in shelters? A study of personality and faecal cortisol metabolites
Contributor(s):: Fukimoto, Naila, Melo, Diogo, Palme, Rupert, Zanella, Adroaldo J., Mendonça-Furtado, Olívia
Personality is defined by characteristics of individuals and describes and accounts for temporally stable patterns of affect, cognition and behaviour traits. The study of cat behaviour and personality can minimize potential problems in the relationship between cats and their owners and decrease...
Hormonal correlates of behavioural profiles and coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus)
Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Vitor Hugo Bessa, Silva, Carolina Pereira Cadório Da, Fonseca, Elanne De Paiva, Chagas, Ana Cecilia Correia Santos Das, Pinheiro, Luiz Guilherme Mesquita, Almeida, Raissa Nobrega De, Sousa, Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de, Silva, Hélderes Peregrino Alves Da, Galvão-Coelho, Nicole Leite, Ferreira, Renata Gonçalves
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that individual differences in behavioural profiles correlate to differences in stress-related behaviours and hormonal levels in captive brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus). Based on a sample of 25 animals, 143 h of behavioural data collection and...
Plasticity and consistency of lying and ruminating behaviours of heifers exposed to different cubicle availability: A glance at individuality
Contributor(s):: Cortés Fernández de Arcipreste, Norhan, Mancera, Karen F., Miguel-Pacheco, Giuliana G., Galindo, Francisco
Behavioural responses are a balance between plasticity (changes in behavioural patterns in relation to the environment) and consistency (similar behavioural responses in different situations). In addition, behavioural consistency indicates the presence of individuality, that is, a degree of...
Where is the real trap? Domination and mutualism in Teetl’it Gwich’in sensibilities about trapping
| Contributor(s):: Wishart, Robert P.