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  1. Breed-typical behaviour in dogs - historical remnants or recent constructs?

    Contributor(s):: Svartberg, K.

    Dogs show considerable variation in morphology, genetics and behaviour caused by long periods of artificial selection. This is evident in the large number of breeds we have today. Behavioural differences among breeds have often been regarded as remnants from past selection during the breeds'...

  2. Playing and fighting by piglets around weaning on farms, employing individual or group housing of lactating sows

    Contributor(s):: Silerova, J., Spinka, M., Sarova, R., Algers, B.

    In the pig industry, piglets are weaned earlier than in nature. Early weaning has an impact on piglet growth and feeding behaviour, but this may differ, apart from the weaning age, according to the housing environment. Piglets from sow group housing systems (GH), where several litters and sows...

  3. Behaviour and claw health in tied dairy cows with varying access to exercise in an outdoor paddock

    Contributor(s):: Loberg, J., Telezhenko, E., Bergsten, C., Lidfors, L.

    The aim of this study was to compare the effect of different access to an exercise area on behaviour, time to lie down, claw conformation, claw lesions and milk production. The study was carried out on an organic dairy farm with 52 tied cows. The cows were randomly assigned to one of four...

  4. Behavioural effects of separating the dairy calf immediately or 4 days post-partum

    Contributor(s):: Lidfors, L. M.

    Observations were made during 2 h/day sampling sessions on 33 Swedish Red and White and 6 Swedish Friesian cow-calf pairs. They were either kept together during 96 h (treatment T, n = 24) in a calving pen (11 msuperscript 2) or separated immediately p.p. (treatment S, n = 15) with the cow kept in...

  5. Cow traffic in relation to social rank and motivation of cows in an automatic milking system with control gates and an open waiting area

    Contributor(s):: Melin, M., Hermans, G. G. N., Pettersson, G., Wiktorsson, H.

    Cow traffic in automatic milking (AM) systems can be controlled with gates at the entrances to feeding areas, where cows are either let through (gate opens) or redirected (gate remains closed) to an open waiting area in front of the milking unit (MU). The motivation of a cow to enter the MU after...

  6. Expert consultation on weighting factors of criteria for assessing environmental enrichment materials for pigs

    Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M., Zonderland, J. J., Bleumer, E. J. B.

    EC directive 2001/93/EC states that pigs must have permanent access to a sufficient quantity of material to enable proper investigation and manipulation activities. This directive requires further interpretation. In order to facilitate the further implementation of the directive into national,...

  7. Expert judgement on enrichment materials for pigs validates preliminary RICHPIG model

    Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M., Zonderland, J. J., Bleumer, E. J. B.

    EC directive 2001/93/EC states that pigs must have permanent access to a sufficient quantity of material to enable proper investigation and manipulation activities. This directive requires further interpretation. In order to facilitate the further implementation of the directive into national,...

  8. A comparison between leg problems in Danish and Swedish broiler production

    Contributor(s):: Sanotra, G. S., Berg, C., Lund, J. D.

    In Denmark and Sweden, surveys were undertaken to estimate the prevalence of leg problems in conventional broiler production. The Danish survey included 28 Ross 208 flocks, and the Swedish survey included 15 Ross 208 and 16 Cobb flocks. Leg problems included reduced walking ability (gait), tibial...

  9. A survey of cat shelters in Sweden

    Contributor(s):: Eriksson, P., Loberg, J., Andersson, M.

    Although cats are extremely common, pet owners seem to have a poor understanding of their natural behaviour and needs and a large number end up in cat shelters. In Sweden, no records exist of the number of cat shelters or their activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence...

  10. An analysis of animal-based versus resource-based comments in official animal welfare inspection reports from organic and conventional farms in Sweden

    Contributor(s):: Keeling, L. J.

    This study analysed the free use of phrases related to animal-based and resource-based measures of animal welfare in Swedish state animal welfare inspection reports on conventional (C) and organic (O) farms. From 244 reports by 35 inspectors, 88 were analysed as matched pairs of C and O farms...

  11. An observational cohort study of the effects of catching method on carcase rejection rates in broilers

    Contributor(s):: Ekstrand, C.

    The carcass rejection rates in relation to manual and mechanical catching were compared at a poultry abattoir in Sweden following a change of loading and unloading systems in October 1995. Data were collected during 3 periods; October to December, January to March and April to June. The number of...

  12. Animal welfare: establishing a dialogue between science and society. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Miele, M., Veissier, I., Evans, A., Botreau, R.

    Farm animal welfare has become an important issue for the European public, especially in the last two decades when a number of crises (eg Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Avian Influenzalu) have affected farm animal populations. Public concern about this issue led the European Union to fund...

  13. Genetically modified animals in research: an analysis of applications submitted to ethics committees on animal experimentation in Sweden

    Contributor(s):: Nordgren, A., Rocklinsberg, H.

    The use of genetically modified (GM) animals in biomedical research has increased during recent years and its ethical aspects have been subject to ongoing academic discussion. In order to reinforce this discussion, we analysed applications submitted to animal ethics committees in Sweden during...

  14. Rope test may indicate efficacy of tail-biting treatments in growing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M.

    Tail biting is a most serious welfare problem in pigs raised for slaughter. In instances of an outbreak of tail biting, scientists have recommended that farmers take measures such as removal of affected animals, provision of enrichment materials and application of repellents to the pigs' tails....

  15. An international comparison of female and male students' attitudes to the use of animals. (Special issue: Minding animals: Emerging issues concerning our relationships with other animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Phillips, C., Izmirli, S., Aldavood, J., Alonso, M., Choe, Bi, Hanlon, A., Handziska, A., Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Kennedy, M., Lee, Gwi, Lund, V., Mejdell, C., Pelagic, V., Rehn, T.

    Previous research has demonstrated that in households where the male partner is more dominant, there is convergence in male and female attitudes towards animals, whereas if the female partner is empowered they exhibit greater empathy towards animals than the male partner. We tested this theory of...