A forced lateralisation test for dairy cows and its relation to their behaviour
Contributor(s):: Amira, A. Goma, Gareth, P. Pearce, Jashim, Uddin, Eloise, Rimon, Harriet, Davies, Clive, J. C. Phillips
Dairy cows' emotional state can sometimes be inferred from their behaviour, for example previous studies have suggested that those passing a novel person to the right are more likely to be anxious than those passing to the left. We undertook two studies of cow behaviour as they passed a novel...
Comparing lateral bias in dogs and humans using the Kong™ ball test
Contributor(s):: Wells, Deborah L., Hepper, Peter G., Milligan, Adam D. S., Barnard, Shanis
The Kong™ ball test has been used extensively to assess lateral bias in the domestic dog. Implicit in this challenge is the assumption that dogs use their dominant paw to stabilise the ball. This study examined whether or not this is the case. A comparative approach was adopted, exploring...
Effect of pre-weaning temporary isolation within different age periods on the early post-weaning behaviour of juvenile lambs
Contributor(s):: Simitzis, Panagiotis, Petrou, Miria, Demiris, Nikos, Deligeorgis, Stelios
Temporary maternal separation is a stressful situation typical under modern husbandry practices and may have an undesirable impact on lamb welfare. However, at present there is insufficient evidence on temporary maternal separation effects on the behaviour of juvenile lambs. The aim of the...
Horses associate individual human voices with the valence of past interactions: a behavioural and electrophysiological study
Contributor(s):: d'Ingeo, S., Quaranta, A., Siniscalchi, M., Stomp, M., Coste, C., Bagnard, C., Hausberger, M., Cousillas, H.
Lack of association between paw preference and behaviour problems in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris
Evidence suggests that paw preferences are related to emotional functioning in the domestic dog. Whether motor bias in this species is related to the display of behaviour problems, which often have their basis in emotional reactivity, is still unknown. This study therefore explored the...
Lateralität beim Pferd [Laterality in the Horse]
Contributor(s):: Krüger, Konstanze, Farmer, Kate
Lateralized emotional functioning in domestic animals
Contributor(s):: Siniscalchi, Marcello, d’Ingeo, Serenella, Quaranta, Angelo
Lying laterality and the effect of IceTag data loggers on lying behaviour of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Gibbons, Jenny, Medrano-Galarza, Catalina, Marie de Passillé, Anne, Rushen, Jeffrey
Lying behaviour is a useful indicator of cow comfort, but can be time consuming to measure. Data loggers are commonly used to automatically record behavioural activity but may influence the animal's behaviour. We investigated the effect of a new model of the IceTag data logger (IceTag Sensor,...
Poker Face: Discrepancies in behaviour and affective states in horses during stressful handling procedures
Contributor(s):: Squibb, Keith, Griffin, Kym, Favier, Rebecca, Ijichi, Carrie
Correct assessment of stress in horses is important for both horse welfare and handler safety during necessary aversive procedures. Handlers depend on behaviour when judging how well an individual is tolerating stressful procedures such as loading or veterinary intervention. However, evidence...
The nose may not know: Dogs’ reactions to rattlesnake odours
Contributor(s):: Mulholland, Michele M., Olivas, Victoria, Caine, Nancy G.
According to anecdotal reports from dog (Canis lupus familiaris) owners and data from veterinary studies, domestic dogs often fail to avoid, and indeed will approach, venomous snakes. Accordingly, we tested the hypothesis that odours associated with rattlesnakes will elicit investigation, but not...