Sex or maternal care? Nursing oestrous ewes prefer to interact with rams over their lambs
Contributor(s):: Freitas-de-Melo, Aline, Agrati, Daniella, Rodriguez, Mariana Garcia Kako, Pérez-Clariget, Raquel, Ungerfeld, Rodolfo
Prioritization of Farm Animal Welfare Issues Using Expert Consensus
| Contributor(s):: Fiona C. Rioja-Lang, Melanie Connor, Heather J. Bacon, Alistair B. Lawrence, Cathy M. Dwyer
Prioritization of animal welfare issues can help identify which areas most require research funding and raise awareness of best practices. A modified Delphi method was used to obtain expert opinion on the highest priority welfare issues for UK farmed livestock. Fifty-eight UK-based experts were...
Applied cognition research to improve sheep welfare
| Contributor(s):: Kristina Horback
If a change is going to occur in the care and management of domestic sheep, there needs to be a collaborative effort across many disciplines. This review by Marino & Merskin of the literature on cognitive processing in domestic sheep is limited by the inherent bias of the authors, including...
Walking distance and maintenance energy requirements of sheep during mountain pasturing (transhumance)
| Contributor(s):: Zanon, T., Gruber, M., Gauly, M.
The Social Construction of Narratives and Arguments in Animal Welfare Discourse and Debate
| Contributor(s):: Muhammad, Mukhtar, Stokes, Jessica E., Morgans, Lisa, Manning, Louise
Stakeholders can hold conflicting values and viewpoints, on what animal welfare is and how a good life is achieved and can signal different problems, or problematize specific aspects of farm animal welfare, and propose different actions or interventions within food supply chains. The aim of the...
Refined methodology for identification of bitterness aversion in mature rams through quantification of fluid intake and behavioral response to phenylthiocarbamide
| Contributor(s):: Southerland, Claire N., Taylor, J. Bret, Yelich, Joel V., Ellison, Melinda J.
Acute Stress Response of Sheep to Shearing Procedures: Dynamic Change of Cortisol Concentration and Protein Electrophoretic Pattern
| Contributor(s):: Arfuso, Francesca, Fazio, Francesco, Chikhi, Lucas, Aymond, Guillaume, Piccione, Giuseppe, Giannetto, Claudia
The current study aimed to investigate the influence of acute stress by shearing procedures on hematological parameters, serum cortisol concentration and serum protein electrophoretic pattern in Comisana sheep. A total of 20 not pregnant and not lactating adult ewes, aged 3–4 years old and...
Classifying the posture and activity of ewes and lambs using accelerometers and machine learning on a commercial flock
| Contributor(s):: Price, Emily, Langford, Joss, Fawcett, Tim W., Wilson, Alastair J., Croft, Darren P.
Early decision making in commercial livestock systems is key to maximising animal welfare and production. Detailed information on an animal’s phenotype is needed to facilitate this, but can be difficult to obtain in a commercial setting. Research into the use of bio-logging on sheep to...
GPS monitoring reveals circadian rhythmicity in free-grazing sheep
| Contributor(s):: Plaza, Javier, Palacios, Carlos, Abecia, José Alfonso, Nieto, Jaime, Sánchez-García, Mario, Sánchez, Nilda
GPS collars are a technology that is used extensively to monitor livestock due to its versatility. In this study, the main objective was to confirm whether they can detect the circadian rhythmicity that modulates the behavior of free-grazing sheep. The Churra-breed flock that was monitored grazed...
The Use of a “Go/Go” Cognitive Bias Task and Response to a Novel Object to Assess the Effect of Housing Enrichment in Sheep (Ovis aries)
| Contributor(s):: Stephenson, Emma, Haskell, Marie J.
Occurrence of suspected zoophilia in veterinary clinical care in Marilia/SP in 2018-2019: veiled and neglected animal abuseOcorrencia de suspeitas de zoofilia no atendimento clinico medico-veterinario em Marilia/SP no periodo de 2018-2019: maus-trato
| Contributor(s):: Polegato, E. P. dos S., Teixeira, I. B., Angeli, M. V., Paie, J. P.
Out-of-season breeding and ewe-lamb bond from birth to weaning in Corriedale sheep
| Contributor(s):: Menant, Ophélie, Ungerfeld, Rodolfo, Lévy, Frédéric, Pérez-Clariget, Raquel, Freitas-de-Melo, Aline
Out-of-season lambing is based in productive aims; however also modifies the basic physiology of the ewe. It might affect ewes and lambs’ behaviours at birth, their bond, the process of lambs’ independence from their mothers and their response to weaning. This study aimed to compare...
The influence of prior experience on food preference by sheep exposed to unfamiliar feeds and flavors
| Contributor(s):: Pedernera, Mariana, Vulliez, Alejandra, Villalba, Juan J.
Association networks and social temporal dynamics in ewes and lambs
| Contributor(s):: Ozella, Laura, Price, Emily, Langford, Joss, Lewis, Kate E., Cattuto, Ciro, Croft, Darren P.
2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055150168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105515text
Thermoregulatory capacity of Santa Inês hair ewes of different genotypes associated with coat colors raised in a hot environment
| Contributor(s):: Castro, Maria Samires Martins, Vasconcelos, Angela Maria de, Santos, Valderlandia Oliveira dos, Lopes, Ana Kelry Carneiro, Farias, Maria Rogervânia Silva de, Lima, Fátima Révia Granja, Rogério, Marcos Claúdio Pinheiro, Ferreira, Josiel, Silveira, Robson Mateus Freitas
Sex differences in the herding styles of working sheepdogs and their handlers
| Contributor(s):: Erin Kydd, Paul McGreevy
Working sheepdog trials test the attributes of dogs as well as the dogmanship and stockmanship skills of handlers. They generally include standard elements such as outrun, lift, fetch, drive, shed, pen and single to test all facets of the work that dogs perform on a farm. While both male and...
Leptospira Seropositivity in Humans, Livestock and Wild Animals in a Semi-Arid Area of Tanzania
| Contributor(s):: Mgode, Georgies F., Mhamphi, Ginethon G., Massawe, Apia W., Machang'u, Robert S.
Lying behaviour of housed and outdoor-managed pregnant sheep
| Contributor(s):: Williams, Manod, Davis, Chelsea N., Jones, Dewi Llyr, Davies, Emma S., Vasina, Penelope, Cutress, David, Rose, Michael T., Jones, Rhys Aled, Williams, Hefin Wyn
Acoustic variables of high-pitched vocalizations in dairy sheep breeds
| Contributor(s):: Papadaki, Kallirroi, Laliotis, George P., Bizelis, Iosif
The source–filter theory of voice production is widely used on mammal vocal communication research allowing a better understanding of individual and context variations. Generally, mammals with less complex repertoires have received little attention regarding the influence of different...
A systematic review o f the potential uses of on-animal sensors to monitor the welfare of sheep evaluated using the Five Domains Model as a framework
| Contributor(s):: Fogarty, E. S., Swain, D. L., Cronin, G. M., Trotter, M.