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  1. The living world from the aspect of animal behaviour. 78. Monkey mother offspring relationship resembling man? Are they different? [Japanese]

    Contributor(s):: Kikusui, T.

  2. A developmental approach to dog's sociality.

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    | Contributor(s):: Mogi, K., Nagasawa, M., Kikusui, T.

    A special relationship between human and dog is considered to be established by dog's characteristic social skill and cognitive ability, based on adequate emotional and affiliative behavior. It has been emphasized that puppy's experience in its developing period is prerequisite for...

  3. A comparison of the role of vision and hearing in ewes finding their own lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Walser, E. E. S.

  4. A general review and survey of maternal behaviour in the rabbit

    | Contributor(s):: Verga, M., Dell'Orto, V., Carenzi, C.

    The literature on maternal behaviour of rabbits is reviewed with special emphasis on socialization, mating, nest building and parturition. Results of a survey of mating and maternal behaviour in rabbits are reported.

  5. A review of the behavioural mechanism of milk ejection of the domestic pig

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    The sow has complex nursing and suckling behaviour, consisting of several distinct phases of sucking by the piglets and a characteristic pattern of grunting by the sow. A review of observations and experimental findings suggests cause-and-effect relationships between the different elements of sow...

  6. Behaviour of the ewe and lamb at lambing and its relationship to lamb mortality

    | Contributor(s):: Arnold, G. W., Morgan, P. D.

    A number of behavioural traits associated with the maternal instinct of sheep were studied under paddock conditions over a range ofbreeds, age, climate, nutrition and locations in five lambings in Western Australia. There was very considerable variation between ewes in any group in the occurrence...

  7. Cross-fostering in piglets

    | Contributor(s):: Horrell, R. I.

  8. Effects of a post-partum separation on maternal responsiveness in primiparous and multiparous domestic goats

    | Contributor(s):: Lickliter, R. E.

    Results contrasted with previous findings and indicated that goat mothers may display maternal caretaking behaviour towards their kids despite an immediate two hour post-partum separation of mother and young. The duration of unsolicited maternal responsiveness varied between individuals; in...

  9. Equine behaviour: I. A review of the literature on social and dam-foal behaviour. II. A review of the literature on feeding, eliminative and resting behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Carson, K., Wood-Gush, D. G. M.

  10. Factors which influence parturition in the mare and development of the foal

    | Contributor(s):: Campitelli, S., Carenzi, C., Verga, M.

    127 foals born to 127 mares were studied. Mares aged 5, 6-11 and 12 yr gave birth to foals with birth weights of 42.65+or-6.175, 51.07+or-7.031 and 46.05+or-8.816 kg resp. and foetal membrane weights of 5.45+or-1.000, 6.27+or-1.191 and 6.37+or-1.104 kg; differences between age groups were...

  11. Failure to mask lamb odour with odoriferous substances

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, G., Stevens, D.

    Lambs were still identified by their dams after their rumps had been smeared with various odoriferous substances. There appears to be no sound basis for the practice of farmers to mask lamb odour to facilitate fostering.

  12. Incomplete nursing in the sow

    | Contributor(s):: Whatson, T. S.

    This paper was presented at the Winter Meeting of the Society for Veterinary Ethology, held in London, UK on 10 Dec. 1977. An incomplete nursing was distinguished from a complete nursing by the absence of milk ejection. 9 sows with litters were observed in large rooms giving unrestricted movement...

  13. Investigations of maternal bonding in dairy cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Hudson, S. J., Mullford, M. M.

  14. Lamb mortality due to inadequate care of twins by Merino ewes

    | Contributor(s):: Stevens, D., Alexander, G., Lynch, J. J.

    One hundred and three fine-woolled Merino ewes and their twin lambs in four 12-hectare paddocks, carrying 12.5 sheep per ha, were observed during daylight for 2-4 days immediately following parturition. Fifty-one ewes became permanently separated from one twin due to the ewe moving and leaving...

  15. Mother-infant relationships in red deer

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, M. J.

    Results are described of a study carried out on the Isle of Rhum with a group of fairly tame deer, kept in a 30-acre enclosure. It was found that mothers end a greater proportion of nursing bouts if they have a male calf than if they have a female, and also reject male calves' sucking attempts...

  16. Observations on the nursing behaviour of beef cows suckling Charolais cross calves

    | Contributor(s):: Somerville, S. H., Lowman, B. G.

    Three separate 48 h observations were made of the suckling behaviour of (1) Hereford X Friesian cows under grazing conditions, (2) Blue Grey cows under grazing conditions, and (3) Blue Grey cows housed. All the cows suckled Charolais cross calves. The mean suckling frequencies recorded were 5.5,...

  17. Odour cues to maternal recognition of lambs: an investigation of some possible sources

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, G., Stevens, D.

    Samples that might carry lamb-specific odour were tested in a three-choice system in which the ewe's interest in samples from herself or her own lamb, or samples from two other ewes or their lambs, were assessed. Each sample was suspended near the tail of an anaesthetized lamb from a ewe that was...

  18. Odour, and the recognition of lambs by Merino ewes

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, G.

  19. Olfactory recognition between mother and calf in reindeer (Rangifer t. tarandus L.)

    | Contributor(s):: Kallquist, L., Mossing, T.

  20. Recognition of washed lambs by Merino ewes

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, G., Stevens, D.