Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Behavioural Tendencies of Cats and Dogs in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Takagi, Saho, Koyasu, Hikari, Hattori, Madoka, Nagasawa, Takumi, Maejima, Michiro, Nagasawa, Miho, Kikusui, Takefumi, Saito, Atsuko
Physical and mental effects stemming from COVID-19 have impacted not only people’s lives but also the lives of their pets, which in recent years are often seen as members of the family. This study aimed to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan on pets and their owners....
High and Hyper: Fentanyl Induces Psychomotor Side-Effects in Healthy Pigs
| Contributor(s):: Digranes, Nora, Haga, Henning Andreas, Nordgreen, Janicke
Analgesic effects of fentanyl have been investigated using behavior. The behavioral effects of fentanyl and possible serotonergic influence are largely unknown. We therefore investigated behavioral effects of fentanyl, with or without the serotonin antagonist ketanserin, in pigs. Fourteen...
Evaluation of accelerometer fitting position, sampling intervals and data editing techniques for measuring equine lying postures when stabled
| Contributor(s):: Williams, Manod, Hatto, Sydney
Supporting young readers: A mixed-methods study of their literacy, behaviour, and perceptions when reading aloud to dogs or adults
| Contributor(s):: Syrnyk, Corinne, McArthur, Alisa, Zwack, Alyson, Handelsman, Allison
Behavioral responses of horses (Equus ferus caballus) vary in response to potentially threatening odor condition and aversive social odor stimuli
| Contributor(s):: Sabiniewicz, Agnieszka, Borowicz, Hieronim, Geminiani, Giacomo, Trawiński, Jerzy, Hummel, Thomas, Laska, Matthias
Personality traits in captive Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) in Brazil and perspectives for the release of individuals
| Contributor(s):: Lucchini, Karen, Val, Helena G. P. do, Umeed, Rebecca, Azevedo, Cristiano S. de, Attademo, Fernanda Löffler Niemeyer, Melo, Lucas I. dos S., Oliveira Luna, Fábia de, Bezerra, Bruna
Human-Animal Interactions in Dairy Goats
| Contributor(s):: Carnovale, F., Marcone, G., Serrapica, F., Lambiase, C., Sabia, E., Arney, D., De Rosa, G.
It is widely assumed that the quality of human-animal interactions may have a strong impact on animals' living conditions and is fundamental to improving farm animal welfare. This work aims to evaluate the effectiveness of methods for assessing and monitoring the welfare of lactating goats....
Associations of range use with individual behaviour, clinical welfare indicators, fear response and gastrointestinal characteristics of two laying hen hybrids
| Contributor(s):: Wurtz, Kaitlin E., Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Foldager, Leslie, Thodberg, Karen, Riber, Anja B.
Behavior reference intervals and activity budgets of bottlenose dolphins in accredited zoos and aquariums
| Contributor(s):: Lauderdale, Lisa K., Mellen, Jill D., Walsh, Michael T., Granger, Douglas A., Miller, Lance J.
Where does your dog live? Size, origin and aggressiveness predict dogs' developmental environment
| Contributor(s):: Generoso, Carolina, Resende, Briseida, Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha, Rogério, Savalli, Carine, Albuquerque, Natalia
The Role of Empathic Concern and Gender on Interspecific Contagious Yawning in Humans
| Contributor(s):: Gallup, A. C., Wozny, S. M.
Interspecific contagious yawning (CY), whereby yawns from one species trigger yawning in different species, has now been reported across various taxa. This response to human yawning appears common among animals in captivity and has been interpreted as an empathic response towards human...
Information Theory Opens New Dimensions in Experimental Studies of Animal Behaviour and Communication
| Contributor(s):: Reznikova, Zhanna
Over the last 40–50 years, ethology has become increasingly quantitative and computational. However, when analysing animal behavioural sequences, researchers often need help finding an adequate model to assess certain characteristics of these sequences while using a relatively small number...
Not All Puppies and Sunshine: How Dog Keepers Cope with Dog-Related Problems in Dutch Society
| Contributor(s):: Ophorst, Susan, Aarts, Noelle, Bovenkerk, Bernice, Hopster, Hans
Zoonoses, biting incidents, hereditary problems, and other issues can threaten the welfare of both humans and dogs. The Dutch government and animal welfare organizations seem to have little effect in their campaigns to influence the behavior of (potential) dog keepers, who can experience...
GeoDanceHive: An Operational Hive for Honeybees Dances Recording
| Contributor(s):: Galopin, Sylvain, Touya, Guillaume, Aupinel, Pierrick, Richard, Freddie-Jeanne
Honeybees are known for their ability to communicate about resources in their environment. They inform the other foragers by performing specific dance sequences according to the spatial characteristics of the resource. The purpose of our study is to provide a new tool for honeybees dances...
The Power of Discourse: Associations between Trainers' Speech and the Responses of Socialized Wolves and Dogs to Training
| Contributor(s):: Fonseca, M. G. B., Hilário, H. O., Kotrschal, K., Range, F., Virányi, Z., Duarte, M. H. L., Pereira, L. C. G., Vasconcellos, A. D. S.
In a previous study, we found that Positive Reinforcement Training reduced cortisol of wolves and dogs; however, this effect varied across trainer-animal dyads. Here we investigate whether and how the trainers' use of speech may contribute to this effect. Dogs' great interest in...
Better welfare for broiler chickens given more types of environmental enrichments and more space to enjoy them
| Contributor(s):: Vas, Judit, BenSassi, Neila, Vasdal, Guro, Newberry, Ruth C.
Effects of changing milking and feeding times on the behaviour, body temperature, respiration rate and milk production of dairy cows on pasture
| Contributor(s):: Schütz, K. E., Cox, N. R., Cave, V. M., Huddart, F. J., Tucker, C. B.
Are early-life lambs’ characteristics and behavioural reactivity related to later survival and growth performance during artificial feeding?
| Contributor(s):: Mialon, Marie-Madeleine, Nowak, Raymond, Falourd, Patricia, Marcon, Didier, Lardy, Romain, Boivin, Xavier
Influence of social enrichment on transport stress in fish: a behavioural approach
| Contributor(s):: Jones, M., Alexander, M. E., Lightbody, S., Snellgrove, D., Smith, P., Bramhall, S., Henriquez, F. L., McLellan, I., Sloman, K. A.
Different LED light colors modify behavior, physiology, and hypothalamic CRF and NPY mRNA expression in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix Japonica)
| Contributor(s):: Elbaz, Bassant A., Fares, I. M., Ahmed, Ali M., Hegab, Ibrahim M.