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Locomotor activity of dairy cows in relation to season and lactation
Contributor(s):: Brzozowska, A., Lukaszewicz, M., Sender, G., Kolasinska, D., Oprzadek, J.
All systems recording activity of cattle measure it independently of environmental and animal factors. Such recordings may hide differences in activity caused by extraneous interferences or may be inaccurately interpreted. The information produced by sensors could be more accurate, if behaviour...
The use of GPS data to identify calving behaviour of farmed red deer hinds: proof of concept for intensively managed hinds
Contributor(s):: Asher, G. W., Wall, A. J., O'Neill, K. T., Littlejohn, R. P., Bryant, A., Cox, N.
This study investigated the utility of GPS data for assigning individual calving dates and times for red deer hinds based on already known generalised movement patterns around parturition. Nineteen hinds expected to calve in early November were fitted with GPS neck collars two weeks before...
Effect of Birth Weight and Human Socialization on Reproductive Performance of Adult A.I. Boars.
Contributor(s):: Nikhol Elizabeth Dysart
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of birth weight and socialization prior to puberty on reproductive performance of A.I. boars. Twenty boars were randomly allocated to a factorial arrangement of treatments including birth weight (BW: High or Low) and socialization to...
Does the current regulation of assisted reproductive techniques in the UK safeguard animal welfare?
Contributor(s):: Campbell, M. L. H.
Reproductive medicine is one of the fastest developing fields of veterinary medicine. Regulation of veterinary-assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) is currently divided between the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986), the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966), and the Animal Welfare Act...
Review of human-animal interactions and their impact on animal productivity and welfare
Contributor(s):: Idrus, Zulkifli
Humans and animals are in regular and at times close contact in modern intensive farming systems. The quality of human-animal interactions can have a profound impact on the productivity and welfare of farm animals. Interactions by humans may be neutral, positive or negative in nature. Regular...
Role of noise and music as anxiety modulators: relationship with ovarian hormones in the rat
Contributor(s):: Escribano, B., Quero, I., Feijoo, M., Tasset, I., Montilla, P., Tunez, I.
This work aims to verify the role of noise and music as anxiety modulators and their relationship with ovarian hormones. For this purpose, female Wistar rats were used and treated, forming different experimental groups, with 17-beta-estradiol, progesterone, allopregnanolone, finasteride...
Stereotypic behaviours and mating success in domestic mares
Contributor(s):: Benhajali, H., Ezzaouia, M., Lunel, C., Charfi, F., Hausberger, M.
Stereotypies are often associated with suboptimal environments. However, their adaptive significance remains under debate. The aim of this study was to relate the occurrence of stereotypies in breeding mares to their mating success. The overall, first and second cycle conception rates,...
Poor owner knowledge of feline reproduction contributes to the high proportion of accidental litters born to UK pet cats
Contributor(s):: Welsh, C. P., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J., Roberts, M. A., Murray, J. K.
Jul 29 2014
48th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)
"Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species
Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.
Can substrate in early rearing prevent feather pecking in adult laying hens?
Contributor(s):: Jong, I. C. de, Reuvekamp, B. F. J., Gunnink, H.
Early experiences modulate stress coping in a population of German shepherd dogs
Contributor(s):: Foyer, P., Wilsson, E., Wright, D., Jensen, P.
Extensive human presence at an early age of ostriches improves the docility of birds at a later stage of life
Contributor(s):: Bonato, M., Malecki, I. A., Wang, M. D., Cloete, S. W. P.
Interaction between sows' aggressiveness post mixing and skin lesions recorded several weeks later
Contributor(s):: Tonepohl, B., Appel, A. K., Voss, B., Borstel, U. K. von, Gauly, M.
Prenatal stress and ketamine affect the behavioral and physiological responsiveness of early adolescent pigs to a novel arena and social confrontation test
Contributor(s):: Backus, B. L., Bryer, P. J., Sutherland, M. A.
Prenatal stress puzzle, the oxytocin piece: prenatal stress alters the behaviour and autonomic regulation in piglets, insights from oxytocin
Contributor(s):: Rault, J. L., Mack, L. A., Carter, C. S., Garner, J. P., Marchant-Forde, J. N., Richert, B. T., Lay, D. C., Jr.
Social interactions, cortisol and reproductive success of domestic goats ( Capra hircus) subjected to different animal densities during pregnancy
Contributor(s):: Vas, J., Chojnacki, R., Kjoren, M. F., Lyngwa, C., Andersen, I. L.
The effects of mild maternal undernutrition on the post-weaning behaviour of rabbits
Contributor(s):: Simitzis, P. E., Skoupa, E. P., Goliomytis, M., Kominakis, A., Deligeorgis, S. G.
The positional quality of life and death: a theory of human-animal relations in animism
Contributor(s):: Praet, I.
Variation in reproductive traits of members of the genus Canis with special attention to the domestic dog ( Canis familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Lord, K., Feinstein, M., Smith, B., Coppinger, R.