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"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
Nutritionism and the making of modern pet food
Contributor(s):: Jennifer Wrye
This dissertation considers the creation of nutritionally 'complete and balanced' commercial pet foods. Specifically, I am concerned with understanding the conditions that made it possible for pet animals to consume commercially-manufactured pet foods exclusively. I argue that...
A Study of the Nutritional Effect of Grains in the Diet of a Dog
Contributor(s):: Kristyn M. Souliere
The present study was designed to address the prevalence of the lack of knowledge for what owners are feeding their dogs, and to determine if grain should be within the diet. It was hypothesized that a bag of feed containing protein at no specific level, with a low level of grain will be more...
Is Fido fat? Is your tabby flabby?
Are you treating all creatures great and small?
Contributor(s):: Cope, I.
The exotic pet turning up in the waiting room of the local practice is a growing trend. Their owners expect veterinarians to be able to see and triage most species, but is this a fair expectation? Should vets be able to see and treat all creatures great and small or are those days of James...
What do calves choose to eat and how do preferences affect behaviour?
Contributor(s):: Webb, L. E., Engel, B., Berends, H., Reenen, C. G. van, Gerrits, W. J. J., Boer, I. J. M. de, Bokkers, E. A. M.
Calves raised for milk or meat are fed diets that differ from feral-herd calf diets and are based on the nutritional requirements of the 'average calf'. These diets may not meet the dietary preferences of each individual calf. This study explored diet preferences in calves with free dietary...
The importance of diet choice on stress-related responses by lambs
Contributor(s):: Catanese, F., Obelar, M., Villalba, J. J., Distel, R. A.
Search and rescue: nutritional considerations for dogs with missions from drugs to disaster
Contributor(s):: Newman, M.
Design and methodology of choice feeding experiments with ruminant livestock
Contributor(s):: Meier, J. S., Kreuzer, M., Marquardt, S.
Equine ingestion of haylage harvested at different plant maturity stages
Contributor(s):: Muller, C. E.
The influence of plant maturity at harvest of haylage on equine ingestion times and ingestive behaviour was studied. Haylage was harvested at three different occasions: June, July and August, from the primary growth of the same grass-dominated sward. Twelve adult horses of European warmblood type...
Exploiting flavour preferences of common marmosets to increase palatability of a dry pellet diet
Contributor(s):: Caldwell, C. A., Watson, C. F. E., Morris, K. D.
Although commercially available complete diets exist for common marmosets, the animals' consumption of these diets (available in dry pellet form) is typically very low. Increasing consumption of the pellet diet could have positive consequences for the welfare of the marmosets as the pellets are...
Seasonal foraging behavioural compensation in reproductive wapiti hinds ( Cervus elaphus canadensis )
Contributor(s):: Gedir, J. V., Hudson, R. J.
Captive wapiti hinds were observed during seven periods between June 1996 and November 1997. We investigated their activity and foraging behaviour on two pastures, heavily and lightly grazed, during four phases of the reproductive cycle (early gestation, late gestation, peak lactation, and late...
Nutrition and husbandry of callitrichids (marmosets and tamarins)
Contributor(s):: Wissman, M. A.
A brief note on the relationship between residual feed intake and aggression behaviour in juveniles of African catfish Clarias gariepinus
Contributor(s):: Martins, C. I. M., Hillen, B., Schrama, J. W., Verreth, J. A. J.
Individual differences in maintenance levels have been related with energetically expensive processes such as aggression. This relationship is not fully understood as on one hand individuals with higher maintenance requirements seem to be more aggressive but on the other hand have smaller...
Behaviour of parturient Australian bush goats. I. Doe behaviour and kid vigour
Contributor(s):: Allan, C. J., Holst, P. J., Hinch, G. N.
The behaviour of multiparous does around parturition and the subsequent vigour of the kids were observed in 153 Australian bush goats supplemented with 1 of 3 levels of protein at kidding. Supplementation commenced 142 days after introduction of entire bucks and continued for 17 days. Does kidded...
Effects of different feeding strategies during the winter period on behaviour and performance in mink females ( Mustela vison )
Contributor(s):: Damgaard, B. M., Hansen, S. W., Borsting, C. F., Moller, S. H.
Female mink used for breeding are slimmed during the winter to best prepare them for flushing immediately before the mating season. However, intensive and long-term slimming has a number of negative consequences e.g. a significant increase in stereotypies. The purpose of the study was to examine...