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Effect of marginal environmental and social enrichment during rearing on pigs’ reactions to novelty, conspecifics and handling
Contributor(s):: Tönepöhl, Björn, Appel, Anne K., Welp, Stephan, Voß, Barbara, König von Borstel, Uta, Gauly, Matthias
The rearing environment of farmed animals can affect their behaviour when handled, and therefore needs to be taken into account when selecting for traits such as docility. Therefore, 126 German Landrace and Pietrain×German Landrace pigs were reared in two different production environments (barren...
Influence of age and experience rider on differentiate the behaviour of recreational horses being prepared for use
Contributor(s):: Jastrzebska, E., Wilk, I.
Relationships among aggressiveness, fearfulness and response to humans in finisher pigs
Contributor(s):: O’Malley, Carly I., Wurtz, Kaitlin E., Steibel, Juan P., Bates, Ronald O., Ernst, Catherine W., Siegford, Janice M.
Mixing unfamiliar pigs is common in modern production, resulting in intense aggression potentially leading to injury and stress. One solution is breeding against aggressiveness. However, in order to anticipate the consequences of such selection, we need to understand how individual aggressiveness...
Effects of rearing conditions on behavioural responses, social kinetics and physiological parameters in gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata
Contributor(s):: Sánchez-Muros, María José, Sánchez, Belén, Barroso, Fernando G., Toniolo, Martín, Trenzado, Cristina E., Sanz Rus, Ana
Knowing the best conditions to culture fish it is an important issue for aquaculture. Stocking density and routine handling are two factors with a great influence the outcome. This experiment examined the effects of different rearing conditions, corresponding to medium density (10kg/m3; MD), high...
Development of test for determining olfactory investigation of complex odours in cattle
Contributor(s):: Rørvang, Maria Vilain, Jensen, Margit Bak, Nielsen, Birte Lindstrøm
The sense of smell is likely to influence the behaviour of domestic and captive animals in a wide range of management and housing situations. In domestic cattle, there may be unexploited potential for using odours and olfaction in the management; however, published studies on bovine olfactory...
Intraspecific relationships in adult domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) living in the same household: A comparison of the relationship with the mother and an unrelated older female dog
Contributor(s):: Mariti, Chiara, Carlone, Beatrice, Votta, Emilia, Ricci, Eva, Sighieri, Claudio, Gazzano, Angelo
There is scientific evidence that adult dogs establish attachment bonds towards human beings. Attachment as behavioural system exists in the puppy-mother relationship, but adult dogs tested with the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test (ASST) have been found to show a preference for the stranger over...
The backtest in pigs revisited—Inter-situational behaviour and animal classification
Contributor(s):: Zebunke, Manuela, Nürnberg, Gerd, Melzer, Nina, Puppe, Birger
Since the introduction of the backtest for the early detection of coping strategies in piglets by Hessing in the 1990s, this behavioural test has been intensively investigated with ambiguous results. One possible explanation for this lack of consistency might be the different classification...
Factors of potential influence on different behavioural tests in fattening pigs
Contributor(s):: Mieloch, F. J., Nietfeld, S., Straßburg, C., Krieter, J., Grosse Beilage, E., Czycholl, I.
The present study aimed at isolating factors of potential influence on the Novel-Object Test (NOT), the Forced Human-Approach Test (FHAT), the Voluntary Human-Approach Test (VHAT) and the Human-Animal Relationship Test (HART) to draw conclusions about factors that should be considered when using...
A forced lateralisation test for dairy cows and its relation to their behaviour
Contributor(s):: Amira, A. Goma, Gareth, P. Pearce, Jashim, Uddin, Eloise, Rimon, Harriet, Davies, Clive, J. C. Phillips
Dairy cows' emotional state can sometimes be inferred from their behaviour, for example previous studies have suggested that those passing a novel person to the right are more likely to be anxious than those passing to the left. We undertook two studies of cow behaviour as they passed a novel...
Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship
Contributor(s):: Finka, L. R., Ward, J., Farnworth, M. J., Mills, D. S.
Social identification with animals: Unpacking our psychological connection with other animals
Contributor(s):: Amiot, Catherine E., Sukhanova, Ksenia, Bastian, Brock
The moral standing of animals: Towards a psychology of speciesism
Contributor(s):: Caviola, Lucius, Everett, Jim A. C., Faber, Nadira S.
Conceptual and methodological issues relating to pain assessment in mammals: The development and utilisation of pain facial expression scales
Contributor(s):: McLennan, Krista M., Miller, Amy L., Dalla Costa, Emanuela, Stucke, Diana, Corke, Murray J., Broom, Donald M., Leach, Matthew C.
Human-Animal Interactions in Dairy Buffalo Farms
Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Serrapica, F., Braghieri, A., Masucci, F., Sabia, E., De Rosa, G.
Therapy Dogs in Academic Libraries: A Way to Foster Student Engagement and Mitigate Self-Reported Stress during Finals
Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, McDevitt, Theresa
Animal geographies I
Contributor(s):: Hovorka, Alice J.
Investigating Attachment Behavior in Shelter Dogs
Contributor(s):: Anamarie Johnson
The strength and nature of the social connection between humans and dogs is a product of a long history of domestication. This study, conducted at a municipal shelter in Northern California using a modified Strange Situation Test, investigated the hypothesis that human-dog interactions will...
Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study
Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.
The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...
What factors are associated with positive effects of dog ownership in families with children with autism spectrum disorder? The development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale
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| Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Wright, Hannah F., Mills, Daniel Simon