Maternal Behavior, Posture Change, and Production Performance of Lactating Sows Housed in an Enriched Environment
Contributor(s):: Yi, Ran, Wang, Chao, Zhang, Xin, Zhao, Peng, Zhang, Mingyue, Li, Xiang, Cui, Shiquan, Liu, Honggui, Bao, Jun
This study aimed to evaluate whether adding straw to a loose-farrowing house promotes maternal functions and production. Forty-eight sows (Landrace× Large White) were housed in either a farrowing pen without straw (C, n = 24) or with straw (S, n = 24). Behaviors were observed using video...
Aggressiveness and locomotion activity related to hatching time in Matrinxã, Brycon amazonicus (Spix and Agassiz, 1829)
Contributor(s):: de Souza, Ellen Cristina M., da Silva, Jaquelinne P., Villacorta-Correa, Marle Angélica, Carvalho, Thaís B.
Since agonistic interaction has been a major obstacle for fish hatchery and represents great economic losses for fish farmers, aggressiveness during the different post-hatching stages of the matrinxã, Brycon amazonicus, is analyzed and compared. Each group of three larvae was observed at six...
Dog Ownership and Survival After a Major Cardiovascular Event: A Register-Based Prospective Study
| Contributor(s):: Mwenya Mubanga, Liisa Byberg, Agneta Egenvall, Erik Ingelsson, Tove Fall
High Mobility Group Box-1 and Pro-inflammatory Cytokines Are Increased in Dogs After Trauma but Do Not Predict Survival
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| Contributor(s):: Robert Goggs, Jo-Annie Letendre
Trauma is common in dogs and causes significant morbidity and mortality, but it remains challenging to predict the prognosis of dogs with traumatic injuries. This study aimed to quantify plasma high-mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) and cytokine concentrations in dogs with moderate-to-severe...
Concentrations of Plasma Nucleosomes but Not Cell-Free DNA Are Prognostic in Dogs Following Trauma
| Contributor(s):: Jo-Annie Letendre, Robert Goggs
Trauma is common in dogs and causes significant morbidity and mortality, but it remains a challenge to assess prognosis in these patients. This study aimed to investigate the use of plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and nucleosome concentrations as prognostic biomarkers in canine trauma. Using a...
Operational Details of the Five Domains Model and Its Key Applications to the Assessment and Management of Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: David J. Mellor
In accord with contemporary animal welfare science understanding, the Five Domains Model has a significant focus on subjective experiences, known as affects, which collectively contribute to an animal’s overall welfare state. Operationally, the focus of the Model is on the presence or...
Application of Survival Analysis and Multistate Modeling to Understand Animal Behavior: Examples from Guide Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lucy Asher, Naomi D. Harvey, Martin Green, Gary C. W. England
Epidemiology is the study of patterns of health-related states or events in populations. Statistical models developed for epidemiology could be usefully applied to behavioral states or events. The aim of this study is to present the application of epidemiological statistics to understand animal...
Management strategies in farrowing house to improve piglet pre-weaning survival and growth
| Contributor(s):: Vila, R. M., Tummaruk, P.
Post-partum and lactation are the most complex periods in the swine production chain. Newborn pigs are highly vulnerable due to relatively low body weight at birth and physiological immaturity. Most of the management strategies performed in farrowing houses are oriented to ensure a proper level...
Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris) in central India
| Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef
To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...
Animal Conservation and Human Survival: A Case Study of The Tembomvura People of Chapato Ward In The Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe
| Contributor(s):: Ravai Marindo-Ranganai, Basia Zaba
Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris) in central India
To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...
Harvest demographics of temperate-breeding Canada geese in South Dakota, 1967-1995
| Contributor(s):: Gleason, Jeffrey S., Jenks, Jonathan A., Naugle, David E., Mammenga, Paul W., Vaa, Spencer J., Pritchett, Jennifer M.
Does body condition affect immediate post-capture survival of ungulates?
| Contributor(s):: Bender, Louis C.
A spatially explicit model of the white-tailed deer population in Delaware
| Contributor(s):: Jennings, Brian, Bowman, Jacob L., Tymkiw, Elizabeth L.
Putting local knowledge and context to work for Gunnison sage-grouse conservation
| Contributor(s):: Knapp, Corrine Noel, Cochran, James, Chapin, F. Stuart, III, Kofinas, Gary, Sayre, Nathan
Occurrence and success of greater sage-grouse broods in relation to insect-vegetation community gradients
| Contributor(s):: Harju, Seth M., Olson, Chad V., Foy-Martin, Lisa, Webb, Stephen L., Dzialak, Matthew R., Winstead, Jeffrey B., Hayden-Wing, Larry D.
Do artificial nests simulate nest success of greater sage-grouse?
| Contributor(s):: Dinkins, Jonathan B., Conover, Michael R., Mabray, Scott T.
Factors influencing survival and productivity of pronghorn in a semiarid grass-woodland in east-central New Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Bender, Louis C., Boren, Jon C., Halbritter, Heather, Cox, Shad
Survival analysis and computer simulations of lethal and contraceptive management strategies for urban deer
| Contributor(s):: Grund, M. D.
Fate of captive-reared and released mallards on eastern Long Island, New York
| Contributor(s):: Osborne, C. E., Swift, B. L., Baldassarre, G. A.