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  1. Feline aggression directed toward people: causes and treatment

    Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.

  2. Evaluation of an innovative approach for sensory enrichment in zoos: semiochemical stimulation for captive lions ( Panthera leo)

    Contributor(s):: Martinez-Macipe, M., Lafont-Lecuelle, C., Manteca, X., Pageat, P., Cozzi, A.

    Despite improvements in zoo housing and management conditions over the last years, zoo animals may still present undesirable behaviours, such as aggression, stereotypies, boredom and a general absence of natural behaviours. In order to improve animal welfare, researchers are constantly looking...

  3. Introducing the new dog or cat into the home

    Contributor(s):: Mills, D., Dube, M. B., Zulch, H.

    Sections on potential stressors in the initial settling-in period, dos and don'ts for first encounters with a new pet, and problem prevention through education.

  4. Travel-related problems in pets

    Contributor(s):: Mills, D., Dube, M. B., Zulch, H.

    Sections on the nature and treatment of travel-related problems of pets, including cats.

  5. Immunocastration with Improvac TM reduces aggressive and sexual behaviours in male pigs

    Contributor(s):: Brewster, V., Nevel, A.

  6. Effects of dog and cat pheromones on mood and helping

    Contributor(s):: DellaGioia, Nicole F.

  7. The use of animals as an adjunct to clinical therapy: A review of the literature addressing four research questions

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, Abby Victoria

  8. Canine anxieties and phobias: an update on separation anxiety and noise aversions. (Practical applications and new perspectives in veterinary behavior.)

    Contributor(s):: Sherman, B. L., Mills, D. S.

    Companion dogs commonly experience states of anxiety, fears, and phobias. Separation anxiety and noise aversions, as discussed in this article, are especially prevalent. Veterinarians are encouraged to recognize and treat such conditions on first presentation to address welfare issues and...

  9. Enhancement of the acoustic startle reflex by an alarm pheromone in male rats

    Contributor(s):: Inagaki, Hideaki, Kiyokawa, Yasushi, Kikusui, Takefumi, Takeuchi, Yukari, Mori, Yuji

  10. The volatility of an alarm pheromone in male rats

    Contributor(s):: Inagaki, Hideaki, Nakamura, Kayo, Kiyokawa, Yasushi, Kikusui, Takefumi, Takeuchi, Yukari, Mori, Yuji

  11. Mammary olfactory signalisation in females and odor processing in neonates: Ways evolved by rabbits and humans

    Contributor(s):: Schaal, Benoist, Coureaud, Gérard, Doucet, Sébastien, Delaunay-El Allam, Maryse, Moncomble, Anne-Sophie, Montigny, Delphine, Patris, Bruno, Holley, André

  12. A placebo-controlled study to investigate the effect of Dog Appeasing Pheromone and other environmental and management factors on the reports of disturbance and house soiling during the night in recently adopted puppies ( Canis familiaris )

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, K., Mills, D. S.

    Disturbance and house soiling during the night are common problems faced by the new puppy dog owner. They may result as consequence of a mismatch between the developmental status of the puppy and its new environment and/or separation distress in a typically social animal. The aim of this study...

  13. A prospective study of two self-help CD based desensitization and counter-conditioning programmes with the use of Dog Appeasing Pheromone for the treatment of firework fears in dogs ( Canis familiaris )

    Contributor(s):: Levine, E. D., Ramos, D., Mills, D. S.

    The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of two self-help CD based desensitization and counter-conditioning programmes with the use of Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) for the treatment of firework fears in dogs and to evaluate the training progress and owner compliance. Fifty-four...

  14. Behavioural analysis of solitary versus socially housed snow leopards ( Panthera uncia ), with the provision of simulated social contact

    Contributor(s):: Macri, A. M., Patterson-Kane, E.

    Activity budgets of 18 captive snow leopards were analyzed in order to assess the behaviour of cats housed singly versus those housed socially. Six solitary snow leopards and 12 socially housed snow leopards were compared. Pacing and activity level were used as indicators of the potential welfare...

  15. The effect of exposure to oestrous ewes on rams' sexual behaviour, plasma testosterone concentration and ability to stimulate ovulation in seasonally anoestrous ewes

    Contributor(s):: Rosa, H. J. D., Juniper, D. T., Bryant, M. J.

    272 ewes were introduced to (1) rams without recent experience of oestrous ewes, (2) rams recently exposed to oestrous ewes, (3) and (4) oestrous ewes and rams with or without recent experience with oestrous ewes, or (5) remained isolated from rams. Serum testosterone concentration of rams was...

  16. Urine spraying in cats: presence of concurrent disease and effects of a pheromone treatment

    Contributor(s):: Frank, D. F., Erb, H. N., Houpt, K. A.

    34 spraying cats, belonging to 24 households, had a complete physical examination, complete blood count (CBC), blood biochemistry panel, urinalysis, urine culture, urine cortisol:creatinine analysis and abdominal radiographs. Diagnostic procedures revealed some abnormalities and/or crystalluria...

  17. Proceedings of the 6th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting (IVBM), Riccione, Italy, 17-19 June 2007

    A total of 43 abstracts of papers presented at the 6th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting are included in this issue. The following topics are covered: behaviour; behavioural medicine; and clinical ethology; behavioural development; relationship and influence of owners on behaviour;...

  18. 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.

  19. Managing honeybee colonies to enhance the pollen-gathering stimulus from brood pheromones

    Contributor(s):: Free, J. B.

    When the hive entrance of a colony led directly into the brood area, foraging honeybees collected much more pollen, and so were potentially more valuable as pollinators, than when the hive entrance led into the storage area. This result supports the hypothesis that pollen collection may be...

  20. Pheromones in fish communication

    Contributor(s):: Jolly, D. W.