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  1. A note on changes in ingestive behaviour of sheep following shearing

    Contributor(s):: Arnold, G. W.

    The grazing behaviour and herbage intake of sheep grazing at 4 stocking rates were recorded before and after shearing in winter. Following shearing, grazing time was reduced but intake of OM/h increased at all stocking rates even though the amount of feed available was very low at the highest...

  2. Factors which influence parturition in the mare and development of the foal

    Contributor(s):: Campitelli, S., Carenzi, C., Verga, M.

    127 foals born to 127 mares were studied. Mares aged 5, 6-11 and 12 yr gave birth to foals with birth weights of 42.65+or-6.175, 51.07+or-7.031 and 46.05+or-8.816 kg resp. and foetal membrane weights of 5.45+or-1.000, 6.27+or-1.191 and 6.37+or-1.104 kg; differences between age groups were...

  3. Behavior associated with parturition in the domestic goat

    Contributor(s):: Lickliter, R. E.

    The behaviour of does during labour, birth and the post-partum period and the behaviour of kids during and after birth are described in goats under confined but undisturbed conditions. Most females (76

  4. Time budget and 24-h temporal rest-activity patterns of captive red deer hinds

    Contributor(s):: Pepin, D., Renaud, P. C., Dumont, B., Decuq, F.

    The time budget and rest-activity patterns of three radio-collared red deer hinds were studied in a 1-ha enclosure for 5 consecutive days in winter, spring and summer 2001. Activity counts recorded over 5-min intervals by the storage-telemetry-system ETHOSYSReg. were used to separate active from...

  5. The influence of conditions at the time of mating on the sexual behaviour of male and female pigs

    Contributor(s):: Jongman, E. C., Hemsworth, P. H., Galloway, D. B.

    The sexual behaviour of 6-month-old boars and gilts mating in the boar's accommodation pen was compared with that of boars and gilts mating in a mating system called the Detection Mating Area (DMA), in which the boars are housed in individual stalls around a large central arena which is used for...

  6. The influence of social hierarchy on the time budget of cows and their visits to an automatic milking system

    Contributor(s):: Ketelaar-de Lauwere, C. C., Devir, S., Metz, J. H. M.

    The effects of social dominance on dairy cows' (crossbred Holstein-Friesian; n = 30) visits to an automatic milking system (AMS) and their daily activity pattern was studied. Cows were fed on concentrate and milked in the AMS, which consisted of 2 selection units (sending cows for milking or back...

  7. A note on the relationship between time spent in turnout and behaviour during turnout in horses ( Equus caballus )

    Contributor(s):: Chaya, L., Cowan, E., McGuire, B.

    We examined if time spent in turnout influenced behaviour during turnout for horses maintained in stalls and given either 2 h/week (n=7) or 12 h/week (n=7) of turnout. Horses turned out for 2 h/week were more likely than those turned out for 12 h/week to trot, canter, and buck. Frequency of...

  8. Behavioural time-budgets and beak related behaviour in floor-housed turkeys

    Contributor(s):: Hughes, B. O., Grigor, P. N.

    The behavioural time budget of 140 turkey poults housed on litter in groups of 10-11 in small pens was recorded by individual scan sampling from 1-day-old to 12-weeks-old. Over this period some behaviour (sitting/sleeping) remained relatively constant, some (feeding) declined and remained low,...

  9. Changing protocols surrounding euthanasia

    Contributor(s):: Tait, J.

  10. Relation between pet ownership and heart rate variability in patients with healed myocardial infarcts

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Stein, P. K., Kleiger, R. E.