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  1. 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...

  2. Black bear exclusion fences to protect mobile apiaries

    Contributor(s):: Otto, Tammy E., Roloff, Gary J.

  3. Consumption of whole cottonseed by white-tailed deer and nontarget species

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, Benjamin D., Lyons, Eddie K., Rollins, Dale, Scott, Cody B., Huston, James E., Taylor, Charles A.

  4. Stakeholder contemporary knowledge needs regarding the potential effects of tall structures on sage-grouse

    Contributor(s):: Messmer, Terry A., Hasenyager, Robert, Burruss, James, Liguori, Sherry

  5. Rock pigeon use of livestock facilities in northern Colorado: implications for improving farm bio-security

    Contributor(s):: Carlson, J. C., Clark, L., Antolin, M. F., Salman, M. D.

  6. Improved methods for deterring cliff swallow nesting on highway structures

    Contributor(s):: Delwiche, M. J., Coates, R. W., Gorenzel, W. P., Salmon, T. P.

  7. Effects of immediate and early post-partum separation on maintenance of maternal responsiveness in parturient multiparous goats

    Contributor(s):: Ramirez, A., Quiles, A., Hevia, M. L., Sotillo, F., Ramirez, M. C.

    50 Murcia-Granada goats and their 82 kids were used in this study. Goats were kept away from their kids for 0.5 or 1 h when the separation took place immediately after birth, and for 1, 8 or 24 h when it took place after a 5-min post-partum contact between mother and young. At the end of the...

  8. Maintenance behaviour of Murrah buffalo under an intensive management system

    Contributor(s):: Odyuo, L. T., Jana, D. N., Das, N.

    Maintenance activities of 15 lactating and 15 non-lactating Murrah buffaloes reared under an intensive management system with loose housing were recorded at 1-min intervals for 24 consecutive hours on 7 occasions. Time spent eating, ruminating, idling, walking and sleeping was 272, 445, 563, 52...

  9. The effect of caloric restriction on the behavior of pen-housed dogs: Transition from restriction to maintenance diets and long-term effects

    Contributor(s):: Crowell-Davis, S. L., Barry, K., Ballam, J. M., Laflamme, D. P.

    39 dogs were assigned to 4 treatment groups for weight loss. Breed, sex and initial body condition were similar across groups. Treatments included 0, 25, 40 or 50% energy restriction, based on calculated maintenance energy requirements for the dog's estimated ideal body weight. True maintenance...