A man's best friend
Contributor(s):: Gray, K. B.
A note on a behavioural indicator of satisfaction in stabled horses
| Contributor(s):: Ninomiya, S., Sato, S., Kusunose, R., Mitumasu, T., Obara, Y.
We observed the behaviour of six stabled horses (stallions n=3; geldings n=3) in an attempt to identify behavioural measures of eating satisfaction. The horses were required to perform an operant response (pressing a button with the muzzle) in order to access a food reward in an experimental box...
A novel fish behavior: “Floating” of Paramisgurnus dabryanus loaches
| Contributor(s):: Zhang, Ning, Luo, Wei, Chen, Pengyu, Zhang, Shoudong, Zhang, Yibo, Chen, Defang, Huang, Xiaoli, Jiang, Jun, Wang, Yan, Yang, Shiyong, Yang, Song, Zhao, Liulan, Guo, Zhonggang, Huang, Jie, Long, Yuejin, Du, Zongjun
2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055100168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105510text
Aggression, behaviour, and animal care among pit bulls and other dogs adopted from an animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: MacNeil-Allcock, A., Clarke, N. M., Ledger, R. A., Fraser, D.
Pit bull dogs are a focus of concern because of their reputation for aggression toward people and because they may be mistreated by owners who try to promote aggressive behaviour. This study followed 40 pit bulls and 42 similar-sized dogs of other breeds at an animal shelter. Three pit bulls and...
Agreement between different sleep states and behaviour indicators in dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Ternman, Emma, Pastell, Matti, Agenäs, Sigrid, Strasser, Corina, Winckler, Christoph, Nielsen, Per Peetz, Hänninen, Laura
Conclusive data regarding behavioural indicators of different sleep states in adult dairy cows are lacking, i.e. agreement between behavioural indicators of sleep and corresponding electrophysiological measures. Behavioural estimates for quantifying total sleep time in calves have been developed,...
An Examination of Adult Women’s Sleep Quality and Sleep Routines in Relation to Pet Ownership and Bedsharing
| Contributor(s):: Hoffman, Christy L., Stutz, Kaylee, Vasilopoulos, Terrie
People in many parts of the world commonly share their beds not only with human partners but also with dogs and cats. Self-report and actigraphy data have shown that sleeping with an adult human partner has both positive and negative impacts on human sleep, but there has been little exploration...
An Exploratory Study of Human–Dog Co-sleeping Using Actigraphy: Do Dogs Disrupt Their Owner’s Sleep?
| Contributor(s):: Smith, Bradley P., Browne, Matthew, Mack, Jessica, Kontou, Thomas G.
This exploratory study aimed to contribute to the limited research on human–animal co-sleeping by investigating the extent to which human sleep is disturbed by co-sleeping with a dog. Five female Australian dog owners and their dogs were fitted with activity monitors for seven nights. Raw...
Animal welfare theory: the keyboard of the maintenance ethosystem
| Contributor(s):: Fraser, A. F.
Anxiety Symptoms and Sleep Disturbance in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Impact of Receiving and Training a Service Dog
| Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane
The impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on our combat veterans and their families is extensive. Symptoms of anxiety and the effects of sleep disturbance have a negative impact on daily functioning (Wright et al., 2011). The presence of a dog has demonstrated a reduction in anxiety...
Asleep: Inside and out
| Contributor(s):: Neubauer, David N.
Assessing sleep state in calves through electrophysiological and behavioural recordings: a preliminary study
| Contributor(s):: Hanninen, L., Makela, J. P., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de, Saloniemi, H.
Adequate sleep is important for the health and well being of animals but we lack non-invasive methods to record sleep states from group-housed, freely-moving farm animals. We used electrophysiological data (electroencephalography; EEG, electromyography; EMG, and electro-oculography; EOG) to...
Behaviour problems in pets
| Contributor(s):: Richmond, R.
Behavioural responses to barking and other auditory stimuli during night-time sleeping and waking in the domestic dog ( Canis familiaris )
| Contributor(s):: Adams, G. J., Johnson, K. G.
Urban dogs have previously been shown to have approximately 3 sleep/wake cycles per hour during the night. In this study the sensitivity of dogs to night-time stimuli at different stages of these sleep/wake cycles was tested. 12 dogs were filmed at night in their usual urban habitats, whilst...
Can sleep behaviour be used as an indicator of stress in group-housed rats ( Rattus norvegicus )?
| Contributor(s):: Abou-Ismail, U. A., Burman, O. H. P., Nicol, C. J., Mendl, M.
We assessed the value of sleep behaviour as a novel measure of stress in group-housed animals. We observed, non-invasively, sleep behaviour in 144 group-housed rats, and related it to other physiological and physical indicators of stress and welfare. Sleep frequency and duration correlated...
City of Beasts: How Animals Shaped Georgian London. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019. xviii + 310pp. 34 figures. Bibliography. £25.00 hbk. £30.00 ebk
| Contributor(s):: Taverner, Charlie
Farm animals populate the next two sections: the cows and pigs reared within the built-up area, and the cattle and sheep driven into the heart of the city to be slaughtered. A recurrent theme of the book is the way in which urban growth actually increased interactions between animals and humans...
Do horses gallop in their sleep? : consciousness, evolution, and the problem of animal minds
| Contributor(s):: Cartmill, Matt
Dog behaviour classification with movement sensors placed on the harness and the collar
| Contributor(s):: Kumpulainen, Pekka, Cardó, Anna Valldeoriola, Somppi, Sanni, Törnqvist, Heini, Väätäjä, Heli, Majaranta, Päivi, Gizatdinova, Yulia, Hoog Antink, Christoph, Surakka, Veikko, Kujala, Miiamaaria V., Vainio, Outi, Vehkaoja, Antti
Dreaming about dogs: an online survey
| Contributor(s):: Schredl, M., Bailer, C., Weigel, M. S., Welt, M. S.
Effect of an open window and conspecifics within view on the welfare of stabled horses, estimated on the basis of positive and negative behavioural indicators
| Contributor(s):: Ninomiya, S., Kusunose, R., Obara, Y., Sato, S.
The effect of environmental enrichment on the welfare of stabled horses was estimated on the basis of positive and negative behavioural indicators. Six stabled horses were exposed for seven days to each of two conditions in early spring: (i) a window at the back of the loose box was opened, but...