A comparison of body size, coat condition and endoparasite diversity of wild Barbary macaques exposed to different levels of tourism
Contributor(s):: Borg, C., Majolo, B., Qarro, M., Semple, S.
Primate tourism is a rapidly growing industry with the potential to provide considerable conservation benefits. However, assessing the impact of tourists on the animals involved is vital to ensure that the conservation value of primate tourism is maximized. In this study, we compared body size,...
The influence of walking speed on equine back motion in relation to hippotherapy. (Special Issue: Motion analysis in animals.)
Contributor(s):: Janura, M., Dvorakova, T., Peham, C., Svoboda, Z., Elfmark, M.
Behaviour and abomasal damage in individual veal calves
Contributor(s):: Wiepkema, P. R., Hellemond, K. K. van, Roessingh, P., Romberg, H.
The relationship between abomasal damage and individual behavioural patterns of 61 crated veal calves (53 male and 8 female) was analysed. The calves were bucket-fed twice a day with milk replacer only. At slaughter (age 22-24 weeks), 67% of all calves showed abomasal erosions, ulcers, scars or...
Feeding behaviour and caecotrophy in the young rabbit before weaning: an approach by analysing the digestive contents
Contributor(s):: Orengo, J., Gidenne, T.
Young rabbits consume milk, feed and soft faeces during the preweaning period, but the biological rhythm of intake were scarcely described. This work aimed to analyse the behaviour of ingestion and caecotrophy by analysing the stomach and rectal contents of young rabbits. Chronological samplings...
Comparison of the severity of esophagogastric, lung and limb lesions at slaughter in pigs reared under standard and enriched conditions
Contributor(s):: Ramis, G., Gomez, S., Pallares, F. J., Munoz, A.
Two hundred and ten pigs were reared in three groups (according to genotype) under enriched conditions of large open-front sawdust-bedded barns. Eight hundred and twenty pigs were reared under standard conditions of small 15-animal pens in a conventional barn with partially slatted floors and...
Do gorillas regurgitate potentially-injurious stomach acid during 'regurgitation and reingestion?'
Contributor(s):: Hill, S. P.
Regurgitation and reingestion (R/R) of foodstuffs is a common abnormal behaviour in captive western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and certain other non-human primates, but it is not part of their normal feeding mechanism. It is similar to a behavioural problem seen in humans, human...
The welfare of finishing pigs under different housing and feeding systems: liquid versus dry feeding in fully-slatted and straw-based housing
Contributor(s):: Scott, K., Chennells, D. J., Armstrong, D., Taylor, L., Gill, B. P., Edwards, S. A.
This study assessed the health and welfare implications of feeding pigs a dry or liquid diet when housed in either fully-slatted or straw-based accommodation. Between April and October 2002, 1024 (Large White x Landrace) x Large White pigs, housed in pens of 32, were fed ad libitum from 34 kg to...