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  1. Behavior, feed intake and health status in Holstein, Gyr and Girolando-F1 cows during the transition period: Behavior and health of dairy cows in the transition period

    Contributor(s):: Stivanin, Sheila Cristina Bosco, Vizzotto, Elissa Forgiarini, Matiello, João Pedro, Machado, Fernanda Samarini, Campos, Mariana Magalhães, Tomich, Thierry Ribeiro, Pereira, Luiz Gustavo Ribeiro, Fischer, Vivian

  2. Preference for heights of feeding troughs in mares: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Luz, M. P. F., Maia, C. M., Arruda, L. A. S., Delagracia, M. F., Filho, Jnpp

  3. Water-site selection and behaviour of red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa evaluated using camera trapping

    Contributor(s):: Sánchez-García, Carlos, Armenteros, José A., Alonso, Marta E., Larsen, Randy T., Lomillos, Juan M., Gaudioso, Vicente R.

    This paper explores watering patterns of wild red-legged partridges at water troughs (WT) during three consecutive summers on a farm-land area of Spain where drought periods are frequent. Camera trapping was used in order to assess climatic effects on weekly and daily watering patterns,...

  4. Protocol for expert report on animal welfare in case of companion animal cruelty suspicion

    Contributor(s):: Hammerschmidt, J., Molento, C. F. M.

    Animal welfare expert reports may support court decisions when animal abuse or maltreatment is suspected. The objective of this work is to adapt animal welfare assessment protocols to identify companion animal abuse. The proposed protocol includes four indicator categories: nutritional, comfort,...

  5. The influence of different feeding arrangements and food type on competition at feeding in pregnant sows

    Contributor(s):: Andersen, I. L., Boe, K. E., Kristiansen, A. L.

    The effects of different feeding arrangements (body, shoulder and no partitions between sows) and type of food (wet vs. dry) on aggressive competition at feeding were investigated. Six groups of six pregnant sows were subjected to all the six treatments, and the order of treatments were rotated...

  6. Feeding behaviour of growing pigs using single or multi-space feeders

    Contributor(s):: Nielsen, B. L., Lawrence, A. B., Whittemore, C. T.

    80 male crossbred pigs (body weight 32.3 kg) were housed in groups of 10 and each group was given access to a computerized single-spaced feeder or a 4-space feeding trough. The feeding behaviour was measured automatically from the single-space feeders, and determined for the 4-space trough from...

  7. Spacing of dairy cows at a food trough

    Contributor(s):: Manson, F. J., Appleby, M. C.

    To measure the preferred separation of dairy cows during feeding, a group of lactating Friesian-Holstein cows was observed in a cubicle house. A complete diet was offered ad libitum in a feed trough. The trough was accessed through a feed rail which was divided by vertical bars into 44 feeding...

  8. Short Communication: Head partitions facilitate feeding by subordinate horses in the presence of dominant pen-mates

    Contributor(s):: Holmes, L. N., Song, G. K., Price, E. O.

    Six pairs of mares 2 to 22 years old, each with established dominant-subordinate relationships, were allowed to compete for feed in a 112-cm trough following 24 h of feed deprivation. Time spent feeding by each mare in each pair was recorded with a wire-mesh partition, a solid plywood partition...

  9. Social relationships in N'dama cattle during supplementary feeding

    Contributor(s):: Kabuga, J. D.

    Social relationships of 30 N'dama cows during supplementary feeding, post-grazing, were studied over 1.5 years. Dominance ranks determined during idling and feeding periods were strongly correlated (Spearman's rank correlation (rs=0.964), P

  10. Feeding pigs in troughs: a preliminary study of the distribution of individuals around depleting resources

    Contributor(s):: Done, E., Wheatley, S., Mendl, M.

    In a series of trials, the feeding behaviour of a group of 15 pigs (body weight 20 kg) was studied. Each feeding trial involved placing a total of 3 kg of feed in 2 troughs; in the 1st set of trials, feed was distributed equally in 2 equal-sized troughs, or twice as much was put in one as in the...

  11. Operant determination of the cage and feeder size preferences of the laying hen

    Contributor(s):: Faure, J. M.

    The design of an apparatus which allows hens to work for feeder space or for cage size is described. Using this apparatus, it was shown that groups of 4 hens will only rarely work to obtain more than the 40-cm length of feed trough which is usually provided in Europe for a group of 4 medium...