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  1. Revisiting a Previously Validated Temperament Test in Shelter Dogs, Including an Examination of the Use of Fake Model Dogs to Assess Conspecific Sociability

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    | Contributor(s):: Shanis Barnard, Danielle Kennedy, Reuben Watson, Paola Valsecchi, Gareth Arnott

    This study assessed the feasibility and reproducibility of a previously validated temperament test (TT) for shelter dogs. The test was developed to measure dog behaviour in the kennel, and traits of sociability towards people and other dogs, docility to leash, playfulness, cognitive skills, and...

  2. Individual differences in the behavioral responsiveness of F1 Holstein-Gyr heifers to the training for milking routine

    | Contributor(s):: Paranhos da Costa, Mateus J. R., Taborda, Paula A. B., de Lima Carvalhal, Monique V., Valente, Tiago S.

  3. The utility of voluntary weighing in captive group-living rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

    | Contributor(s):: Zijlmans, D. G. M., Vernes, M. K., Sterck, E. H. M., Langermans, J. A. M.

  4. Influence of Exercise Enrichment on Feedlot Cattle Behaviour and the Human–Animal Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Emma J. Dunston-Clarke, Isabella Hunter, Teresa Collins

    Finding practicable and cost-effective enrichment for cattle in feedlots is challenging. While enrichment should not negatively impact productivity, it could assist in improving feedlot sustainability by addressing societal concern that cattle have restricted, unnatural lives. In a feedlot 250...

  5. The hierarchical structure of dog personality in a new behavioural assessment: A validation approach

    | Contributor(s):: Svartberg, Kenth

  6. My Cat and Me-A Study of Cat Owner Perceptions of Their Bond and Relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Ines, M., Ricci-Bonot, C., Mills, D. S.

  7. Enhancing the Selection and Performance of Working Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Otto, C. M., Udell, M. A. R., Hall, N. J., Johnston, A. M., MacLean, E. L.

  8. Descriptive Texts in Dog Profiles Associated with Length of Stay Via an Online Rescue Network

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    | Contributor(s):: Mizuho Nakamura, Navneet K. Dhand, Melissa J. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy

    To increase the public’s awareness of animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists animals available from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the descriptions accompanying online PetRescue...

  9. Repeatable individual differences in behaviour and physiology in juvenile horses from an early age

    | Contributor(s):: Manrique, Lucía Pérez, Bánszegi, Oxána, Hudson, Robyn, Szenczi, Péter

    2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052270168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105227text

  10. Effect of positive tactile stimulation and prepartum milking routine training on behavior, cortisol and oxytocin in milking, milk composition, and milk yield in Gyr cows in early lactation

    | Contributor(s):: Ujita, Aska, El Faro, Lenira, Vicentini, Rogério Ribeiro, Pereira Lima, Maria Lucia, de Oliveira Fernandes, Leonardo, Oliveira, André Penido, Veroneze, Renata, Negrão, João Alberto

  11. Subjective methods of quantifying temperament in heifers are indicative of physiological stress

    | Contributor(s):: Parham, Jamie T., Blevins, Sarah R., Tanner, Amy E., Wahlberg, Mark L., Swecker, William S., Lewis, Ronald M.

  12. Rider effects on horses’ conflict behaviour, rein tension, physiological measures and rideability scores

    | Contributor(s):: Christensen, Janne Winther, Munk, Rikke, Hawson, Lesley, Palme, Rupert, Larsen, Torben, Egenvall, Agneta, König von Borstel, Uta U., Rørvang, Maria Vilain

  13. Behavioural reactivity of two lines of South African Merino sheep divergently selected for reproductive potential

    | Contributor(s):: Bonato, Maud, Cloete, J. J. E., Kruger, A. C. M., Cloete, Schalk W. P.

  14. Dogs on Campus Holistic Assessment of Therapy Dogs and Handlers for Research and Community Initiatives

    | Contributor(s):: Binfet, J. T., Struik, K.

  15. Assessment of emotional predisposition in dogs using PANAS (Positive and Negative Activation Scale) and associated relationships in a sample of dogs from Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Savalli, C., Albuquerque, N., Vasconcellos, A. S., Ramos, D., de Mello, F. T., Mills, D. S.

  16. Palatability assessment in horses in relation to lateralization and temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Vinassa, Marica, Cavallini, Damiano, Galaverna, Davide, Baragli, Paolo, Raspa, Federica, Nery, Joana, Valle, Emanuela

    Compared with other domestic animals, little is known about dietary preferences and feed palatability in equids. Furthermore, it is known that equids exhibit marked lateralization, that is, a preference for one side over the other, and that each individual differs in temperament. However, a gap...

  17. Development and consistency of fearfulness in horses from foal to adult

    | Contributor(s):: Christensen, Janne Winther, Beblein, Carina, Malmkvist, Jens

    Understanding the development and consistency of behavioural responses across life stages is of both fundamental and applied interest. In horses, fearfulness is particularly important because fear reactions are a major cause of human-horse accidents, and because fear is a negative emotional state...

  18. Chute scoring as a potential method for assessing individual differences in arousal among ewes

    | Contributor(s):: Schiller, Kaleiah, McVey, Catherine, Doyle, Shayna, Horback, Kristina

    Chute scoring has been used among beef and dairy operations as a method to gauge the relative phenotypic characteristics of animals based on response to physical restraint. While elements of the cattle chute score, such as tail flicking, exit speed, and side kicking, have been validated as...

  19. Cognitive characteristics of 8- to 10-week-old assistance dog puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Gruen, M. E., Gnanadesikan, G. E., Horschler, D. J., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Hare, B. A., MacLean, E. L.

  20. Puppy Temperament Assessments Predict Breed and American Kennel Club Group but Not Adult Temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, Lauren M., Thompson, Rebekah Skiver, Ha, James C.

    Puppy assessments for companion dogs have shown mixed long-term reliability. Temperament is cited among the reasons for surrendering dogs to shelters. A puppy temperament test that reliably predicts adult behavior is one potential way to lower the number of dogs given to shelters. This study used...