A comparative analysis of animals' understanding of the human pointing gesture
Contributor(s):: Miklósi, Ádam, Soproni, Krisztina
A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)
Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.
Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...
A Comparative Study of the Use of Visual Communicative Signals in Interactions Between Dogs (Canis familiaris) and Humans and Cats (Felis catus) and Humans
Contributor(s):: Miklósi, Áam, Pongrácz, Péter, Lakatos, Gabriella, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos
A cross-species comparison of abnormal behavior in three species of singly-housed old world monkeys
Contributor(s):: Lutz, Corrine K.
Abnormal behavior occurs in a number of captive nonhuman primate species and is often used as an indicator of welfare. However, reported levels of abnormal behavior often vary across species, making general welfare judgments difficult. The purpose of this study was to assess differences in levels...
A framework for assessing the suitability of different species as companion animals
Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.
A review of domestic dogs' (canis familiaris) human-like behaviors: Or why behavior analysts should stop worrying and love their dogs
Contributor(s):: Udell, Monique A. R., Wynne, C. D. L.
A survey assessment of variables related to stereotypy in captive giraffe and okapi
Contributor(s):: Bashaw, M. J., Tarou, L. R., Maki, T. S., Maple, T. L.
Stereotypic behaviour has been investigated in a wide variety of animals, but little published information is available on this problem in captive exotic ungulates. A survey was used to gather information on the prevalence of stereotypic behaviour in giraffe and okapi and to identify variables...
Abnormal behavior in caged birds kept as pets
Contributor(s):: Hoek, C. S. van, Cate, C. ten
There are a limited number of studies dealing with abnormal behavior in caged birds kept as pets. However, these studies demonstrate the presence of abnormal behavior in both songbirds and parrots. Ethological studies on these birds, as well as studies on domestic and zoo birds, indicate that...
Contributor(s):: Jamieson, Dale
Analysing dominance relationships by sociometric methods - a plea for a more standardized and precise approach in farm animals
Contributor(s):: Langbein, J., Puppe, B.
Social dominance is a multidimensional phenomenon occurring in all gregarious farm animals and finds its reflection in a dominance hierarchy. Hence, numerous studies have tried to analyse dominance relationships as well as to correlate outcoming results (mostly individual ranks) with other...
And say the cat responded? Getting closer to the feline gaze
Contributor(s):: White, K.
Animals in war, animals on war: new perspectives from a theater of species
Contributor(s):: Chaudhuri, U.
Assessment of the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys, using health and behaviour parameters
Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Lindberg, A. C., Main, D. C. J., Whay, H. R.
Working animals provide an essential transport resource in developing countries worldwide. Many of these animals are owned by poor people and work in harsh environments, so their welfare is a cause for concern. A protocol was developed to assess the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys in...
Attachment to humans: a comparative study on hand-reared wolves and differently socialized dog puppies
Contributor(s):: Topal, J., Gacsi, M., Miklosi, A., Viranyi, Z., Kubinyi, E., Csanyi, V.
Behaviour of temperate and sub-tropical reef fishes towards a stationary SCUBA diver
Contributor(s):: Watson, Dianne L., Harvey, Euan S.
Breed differences in domestic dogs' (Canis familiaris) comprehension of human communicative signals
Contributor(s):: Wobber, Victoria, Hare, Brian, Koler-Matznick, Janice, Wrangham, Richard, Tomasello, Michael
Comparative behaviour of free-ranging blackbirds ( Turdus merula ) and silvereyes ( Zosterops lateralis ) with hexose sugars in artificial grapes
Contributor(s):: Saxton, V. P., Hickling, G. J., Trought, M. C. T., Creasy, G. L.
In order to detect bird responses to sugar parameters of ripening grapes, artificial grapes containing controlled concentrations of hexose sugars were offered to free-range blackbirds (Turdus merula) and silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis). Time-lapse video was used to observe the two species of...
Comparative foraging strategies of sheep and goats in a T-maze apparatus
Contributor(s):: Hosoi, E., Swift, D. M., Rittenhouse, L. R., Richards, R. W.
The foraging behaviour of 8 sheep and 11 goats was studied using a T-maze. In experiment 1, animals were given two free choices in the maze. In each case, selection of either arm would result in their obtaining high quality feed, a situation classified as a 'win'. Both species tended to return to...
Cultural transmission: A view from chimpanzees and human infants
Contributor(s):: Tomasello, Michael
Discontinuites psychiques entre animaux et humains: eclairage sur la 'monade autistique.'
Contributor(s):: Vidal, Jean-Marie