Nest location preferences in zoo-housed orangutans
Contributor(s):: Bastian, Meredith L., Glendinning, David R., Reddy, Alexandra J., Herrelko, Elizabeth S., Brown, Melba, Renner, Elizabeth, Thompson, Laurie
Nest building is an advanced and complex activity that wild orangutans engage in, yet they do so on a daily basis and with potential safety consequences. Like their wild counterparts, zoo-housed orangutans also make nests when given adequate materials, yet comparatively little research has...
Agonistic intimacy and moral aspiration in popular Hinduism: a study in the political theology of the neighbor
Contributor(s):: Singh, Bhrigupati
Contributor(s):: Hamlin, Rick
Role of Pet Dogs in Casual Conversations of Elderly Adults
| Contributor(s):: Rogers, John, Hart, Lynette A., Boltz, Ronald P.
Choice of scan-sampling intervals - an example with quantifying neighbours in dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Neisen, G., Wechsler, B., Gygax, L.
To date, only a few studies using scan-sampling intervals to record neighbours in groups of animals explain how the interval length was chosen. In this study, we investigated the effects of different scan-sampling intervals, behavioural context, and the definition of neighbours on the accuracy of...
Effects of social behaviour on the spatial distribution of sheep grazing a complex vegetation mosaic
| Contributor(s):: Sibbald, A. M., Oom, S. P., Hooper, R. J., Anderson, R. M.
In complex environments, the spatial distribution of preferred food types will be a major factor influencing the distribution of foraging animals. However, in highly social animals, such as sheep, social interactions may modify foraging behaviour and hence influence both where animals feed and...
Sheep lose balance, slip and fall less when loosely packed in transit where they stand close to but not touching their neighbours
| Contributor(s):: Jones, T. A., Waitt, C., Dawkins, M. S.
There are two opposing views about the space required for sheep in transit. One is that they should be transported at low space (high stocking density) and avoid slipping or falling by bracing themselves against each other. The other is that they should be transported at high space (low stocking...
Measuring sociability in dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J. M., Lawrence, A. B., Haskell, M. J.
Sociability is the relative preference of individual animals to seek out close contact with conspecifics. The aim of this study was to develop suitable tests that could be used to measure the sociability of individual cows on commercial farms. A standardised runway test was used as a "gold...