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  1. Sound of words, the voice of sounds: on the culture of communication with working oxen in Slovenia

    Contributor(s):: Smerdel, Inja

  2. Sound stimuli to enhance ingestive behaviour of young turkeys

    Contributor(s):: Bate, L. A.

    A study was conducted to establish whether auditory stimulation in the form of pre-taped maternal vocalizations would influence initial feeding behaviour in newly hatched poults. For the purposes of the study control birds (Group C) were raised under simulated commercial conditions. Other birds...

  3. Sources of sound in the laboratory animal environment: a survey of the sounds produced by procedures and equipment

    Contributor(s):: Sales, G. D., Milligan, S. R., Khirnykh, K.

  4. Talking to Pets in Arara

    Contributor(s):: Costa de Souza, Isaac, Parker, Steve

  5. The impact of acoustical secondary reinforcement during shape discrimination learning of dwarf goats ( Capra hircus )

    Contributor(s):: Langbein, J., Siebert, K., Nuernberg, G., Manteuffel, G.

    The use of secondary reinforcement is widely accepted to support operant learning in animals. In farm animals, however, the efficacy of secondary reinforcement has up to now been studied systematically only in horses ("clicker training"), and the results are controversial. We investigated the...

  6. The influence of auditory stimulation on the behaviour of dogs housed in a rescue shelter

    Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L., Graham, L., Hepper, P. G.

    This study explored the influence of five types of auditory stimulation (human conversation, classical music, heavy metal music, pop music and a control) on the behaviour of 50 dogs housed in a rescue shelter in the UK [date not given]. The dogs were exposed to each type of auditory stimulation...

  7. The response of beef cattle to noise during handling

    Contributor(s):: Waynert, D. F., Stookey, J. M., Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K. S., Watts, J. M., Waltz, C. S.

    59 yearling beef heifers (362+or-26 kg) were used in a study to evaluate their behavioural and physiological response to noises during a 1 min exposure. In Trial 1, 29 heifers that were naive to the treatments were assigned to either prerecorded handling noise (Noise, n=14) composed of humans...

  8. The response of sows to novel visual, olfactory, auditory and tactile stimuli

    Contributor(s):: Hutson, G. D., Dickenson, L. G., Wilkinson, J. L., Luxford, B. G.

    The response of sows to 20 stimuli from 5 sensory categories were evaluated with the aim of selecting one stimulus from each category as a test of general environmental responsiveness. The visual stimuli evaluated were a novel rod, a hanging ball, a moving chime and an umbrella. The olfactory...

  9. Understanding Animal Detection of Precursor Earthquake Sounds

    Contributor(s):: Michael Garstang, Michael C. Kelley

    We use recent research to provide an explanation of how animals might detect earthquakes before they occur. While the intrinsic value of such warnings is immense, we show that the complexity of the process may result in inconsistent responses of animals to the possible precursor signal. Using the...

  10. Using dietary analyses to reduce the risk of wildlife-aircraft collisions

    Contributor(s):: Washburn, B. E., Bernhardt, G. E., Kutschbach-Brohl, L. A.

  11. Vocal individuality during suckling in the intensively housed domestic pig

    Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K., Jones, D. N., Thomas, F. J.

    Nursing vocalizations, signalling lactation, were studied in 10 Large White x Landrace sows (parity 1-8; housed in the minimal disease piggery at the Veterinary Science Farm, University of Queensland, Australia). Nursing grunts were characterized using Canary 1.2 software to produce a...

  12. Why do large dogs sound more aggressive to human listeners: acoustic bases of motivational misattributions

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, A. M., Reby, D., McComb, K.

    Previous research has highlighted that while human listeners are capable of estimating the body size of dogs using the acoustic components of their growls, they also rate growls from larger dogs as more being aggressive than growls from smaller dogs. The aim of this study was to investigate the...