Reliability of internet information on bite behavior of domestic dogs
| Contributor(s):: Ito, K., Shiga, Y., Tanaka, M., Matsuura, A., Irimajiri, M.
Many dog owners who are dealing with behavioral problems in their dog look for solutions on the internet. However, the quality of the information available online has not yet been assessed. Therefore, in this study, we comprehensively collected information available online on behavior...
Occurrence of suspected zoophilia in veterinary clinical care in Marilia/SP in 2018-2019: veiled and neglected animal abuseOcorrencia de suspeitas de zoofilia no atendimento clinico medico-veterinario em Marilia/SP no periodo de 2018-2019: maus-trato
| Contributor(s):: Polegato, E. P. dos S., Teixeira, I. B., Angeli, M. V., Paie, J. P.
Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners
| Contributor(s):: Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.
To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...
Relinquishing owners underestimate their dog's behavioral problems: deception or lack of knowledge?
| Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Duffy, D. L., Kruger, K. A., Watson, B., Serpell, J. A.
Undesirable behavior is a leading cause of canine relinquishment. Relinquishing owners could provide valuable information about their dog's behavior, although the reliability of their reports has been questioned by the sheltering community. This study aimed to investigate (a) whether...
Community attitudes reflect reporting rates and prevalence of animal mistreatment
| Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Ford, J., Cook, R., Coleman, G. J.
Community attitudes toward the treatment of animals are important to understand for the development of intervention programs to prevent mistreatment. We aimed to investigate whether previously identified differences between local government areas (LGAs) in the rates of animal mistreatment...
Exploring the relationship between human social deprivation and animal surrender to shelters in British Columbia, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Ly, L. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.
Previous studies identify owner-related issues, such as cost and housing, as common reasons for relinquishment of companion animals to animal shelters. It is likely that the burden of surrendering for owner-related reasons falls on those who are socially vulnerable (e.g., low income,...
Do rabbits need each other? Effects of single versus paired housing on rabbit body temperature and behaviour in a UK shelter
| Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Shields, P.
A persistent abnormal repetitive behaviour in a false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas)
| Contributor(s):: Michaels, C. J., Gini, B. F., Clifforde, L.
Does mirror enrichment improve primate well-being?
| Contributor(s):: de Groot, B., Cheyne, S. M.
Behavioural differences between weaner pigs with intact and docked tails
| Contributor(s):: Paoli, M. A., Lahrmann, H. P., Jensen, T., D'Eath, R. B.
An introduction to navigating owner-directed feline aggression
| Contributor(s):: Dimenna, G.
Beyond puppy selection-considering the role of puppy raisers in bringing out the best in assistance dog puppies
| Contributor(s):: Mai, D. L., Howell, T., Benton, P., Bennett, P. C.
Penal sanctioning of zoophilia in light of the legal status of animals - a comparative analysis of fifteen European countries
| Contributor(s):: Vetter, S., Boros, A., Ozsvari, L.
The influence of sex, rearing history, and personality on abnormal behaviour in zoo-housed bonobos (Pan paniscus)
| Contributor(s):: Laméris, Daan W., Staes, Nicky, Salas, Marina, Matthyssen, Steffi, Verspeek, Jonas, Stevens, Jeroen M. G.
A pilot study on the effects of a change in behavioural management on the behaviour of captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
| Contributor(s):: Kranendonk, Godelieve, Schippers, Eva P.
The debate on the use of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in biomedical research has been ongoing for several years now. In 2012, the decision was made to retire a large number of laboratory chimpanzees in the United States of America. Relocation of these animals to sanctuaries, rescue centres, and...
Novelty exploration, baseline cortisol level and fur-chewing in farm mink with different intensities of stereotypic behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Svendsen, Pernille M., Palme, Rupert, Malmkvist, Jens
The present study aimed to examine the extent to which abnormal behaviours, stereotypic behaviour and fur-chewing, commonly used indicators of reduced welfare, are interrelated and linked to other welfare indicators in mink. Three groups were used based on behavioural observations, mink with no...
How much is enough? The amount of straw necessary to satisfy pigs’ need to perform exploratory behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Pedersen, Lene J., Herskin, Mette S., Forkman, Björn, Halekoh, Ulrich, Kristensen, Kristian M., Jensen, Margit B.
Since 10 years, EU-legislation states that ‘pigs must have permanent access to sufficient quantity of material to enable proper investigation and manipulation activities’. While much research has focused on which materials ‘enable proper investigation and manipulation activities’, little has been...
Effectiveness of fluoxetine to control fur-chewing behaviour in the chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera)
| Contributor(s):: Galeano, María G., Ruiz, Rubén D., Cuneo, Marta Fiol de, Ponzio, Marina F.
Due to its complexity and the relative lack of scientific reports, fur-chewing may be considered as one of the most challenging behavioural problems common to captive chinchillas. The development of this behaviour in commercial farms and the increasing popularity of this species as a pet have...
Chimpanzees use multiple strategies to limit aggression and stress during spatial density changes
| Contributor(s):: Duncan, Luke Mangaliso, Jones, Megan Anne, van Lierop, Mathew, Pillay, Neville
The regulation of aggression in captive animals is an important welfare concern. Captive environments typically provide limited space for animals and many species exhibit heightened aggression in response to spatial restriction. However, primates appear to regulate aggression under these...
Tail biting in fattening pigs: Associations between frequency of tail biting and other abnormal behaviours
| Contributor(s):: Brunberg, Emma, Wallenbeck, Anna, Keeling, Linda J.
This study investigated the association between tail biting (TB) and other abnormal behaviours in a group of non-tail docked pigs. Behavioural data were collected from 742 pigs housed on a commercial farm. The prevalence of performed and received TB, belly nosing, bar biting, ear biting and...