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  1. Dog breed differences in visual communication with humans

    Contributor(s):: Konno, A., Romero, T., Inoue-Murayama, M., Saito, A., Hasegawa, T.

    Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) have developed a close relationship with humans through the process of domestication. In human-dog interactions, eye contact is a key element of relationship initiation and maintenance. Previous studies have suggested that canine ability to produce human-directed...

  2. The use of GPS data to identify calving behaviour of farmed red deer hinds: proof of concept for intensively managed hinds

    Contributor(s):: Asher, G. W., Wall, A. J., O'Neill, K. T., Littlejohn, R. P., Bryant, A., Cox, N.

    This study investigated the utility of GPS data for assigning individual calving dates and times for red deer hinds based on already known generalised movement patterns around parturition. Nineteen hinds expected to calve in early November were fitted with GPS neck collars two weeks before...

  3. Welfare of farmed musk deer: changes in the biological characteristics of musk deer in farming environments

    Contributor(s):: He, Lan, Li, LinHai, Wang, WenXia, Liu, Gang, Liu, ShuQiang, Liu, WenHua, Hu, DeFu

    Musk deer are an important economic wildlife resource, and long-term over-use has resulted in a sharp population decrease in the wild. Farming of musk deer is important to prevent the shrinking wild population from being hunted for their musk. Musk deer farming has a history of more than 60 years...

  4. Teaching the dog and learning from the dog: interactivity in herding dog training and use

    Contributor(s):: Savalois, N., Lescureux, N., Brunois, F.

  5. The acquisition and maintenance of dogs' aversion responses to kiwi ( Apteryx spp.) training stimuli across time and locations

    Contributor(s):: Dale, A. R., Statham, S., Podlesnik, C. A., Elliffe, D.

  6. Enrichment for captive tigers (Panthera tigris): current knowledge and future directions

    Contributor(s):: Szokalski, M. S., Litchfield, C. A., Foster, W. K.

  7. The post-release fate of hand-reared orphaned bats: survival and habitat selection

    Contributor(s):: Serangeli, M. T., Cistrone, L., Ancillotto, L., Tomassini, A., Russo, D.

  8. Comparing fostering success between wild-caught and game farm bred captive red-legged partridges ( Alectoris rufa , L.)

    Contributor(s):: Sanchez-Garcia, C., Alonso, M. E., Perez, J. A., Rodriguez, P. L., Ramiro Gaudioso, V.

    As fostered game birds are better prepared for releasing in comparison to those intensively reared, fostering of wild and game farm red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) was studied on a semi-natural rearing farm using farm-hatched chicks. Parent pairs, barren pairs and single individuals from...

  9. Trainability and boldness traits differ between dog breed clusters based on conventional breed categories and genetic relatedness

    Contributor(s):: Turcsan, B., Kubinyi, E., Miklosi, A.

    Modern dog breeding has given rise to more than 400 breeds differing both in morphology and behaviour. Traditionally, kennel clubs have utilized an artificial category system based on the morphological similarity and historical function of each dog breed. Behavioural comparisons at the...

  10. Extensive infanticide in enclosed European wild boars ( Sus scrofa )

    Contributor(s):: Andersson, A., Valros, A., Rombin, J., Jensen, P.

    Infanticidal behaviour, behaviour with wide welfare implications, is wide-spread among animals of various taxonomic groups, but has not previously been systematically studied in European wild boars, which are commonly kept in enclosures in Sweden and Finland for meat and recreation hunting. We...

  11. Food access by white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) at winter feeding sites in eastern Quebec

    Contributor(s):: Grenier, D., Barrette, C., Crete, M.

    In 1995, aggressive behaviour of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was studied at winter feeding stations in the Pohenegamook wintering area, Quebec (47 degrees 29'N 69 degrees 14'W), to determine if such behaviour was related to priority of access to food by various age-sex classes....

  12. Influence of the pairing system on the behaviour of farmed red-legged partridge couples ( Alectoris rufa )

    Contributor(s):: Alonso, M. E., Prieto, R., Gaudioso, V. R., Perez, J. A., Bartolome, D., Diez, C.

    Approximately four million red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) are released in Spain each year for repopulation or hunting purposes, all produced on intensive farming facilities under a forced pairing system. We studied the ethological response differences between two types of red-legged...

  13. Post-copulative guarding: mating behaviour of non-territorial male sika deer ( Cervus nippon ) in an enclosure

    Contributor(s):: Endo, A., Doi, T., Shiraki, A.

    The mating behaviour of 4 captive male sika deer, which had no territory or harem, was studied on Nozaki Island, Japan, during October 1990. The males were housed in an enclosure (0.32 square hectares) with 4 females and 1 male yearling. The dominance hierarchy of the males was recorded....

  14. The effect of environmental enrichment on play behaviour in white-lipped peccaries ( Tayassu pecari )

    Contributor(s):: Nogueira, S. S. C., Soledade, J. P., Pompeia, S., Nogueira Filho, S. L. G.

    Herds of white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) have historically been kept in captivity in order to replace stocks lost to hunting however the lack of knowledge regarding their species-typical behaviour remains an impediment to understanding their captive needs. Environmental enrichment has been...

  15. Reindeer and caribou ( Rangifer tarandus ) response towards human activities

    Contributor(s):: Reimers, E., Colman, J. E.

    We address the question of how human activities and infrastructure influence reindeer/caribou's (R. tarandus) behaviour and habitat use in Norway and review studies based on current methodologies. Anthropogenic activities have a direct affect on Rangifer behaviour through the senses hearing,...

  16. Avoidance of dyed food by the northern bobwhite

    Contributor(s):: Mastrota, F. N., Mench, J. A.

    Since certain colours are aversive to birds, the authors suggest that it might be possible to use dyes to prevent birds from consuming agricultural seeds and pesticide granules. The effectiveness of 8 dyes in repelling food consumption in a gamebird, the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus),...

  17. Effects of behaviour and handling on heart rate in farmed red deer

    Contributor(s):: Price, S., Sibly, R. M., Davies, M. H.

    The heart rate of farmed red deer hinds was affected by behaviour and handling, and the baseline heart rate changed seasonally. Heart rate was measured in 5 red deer during 14 different behaviours throughout the day in October, January and May. Baseline heart rate in May (85 beats/min) was some...

  18. Effects of isolation and mixing of social groups on heart rate and behaviour of red deer stags

    Contributor(s):: Pollard, J. C., Littlejohn, R. P., Suttie, J. M.

    The effects of visual and spatial isolation from other deer (Experiment 1), and of mixing with unfamiliar deer (Experiment 2) on the behaviour and heart rate of 16 yearling red deer stags, were measured. In each experiment, the deer were initially confined in an indoor pen for 1 min in the...

  19. Heart-rate of red deer during routine handling procedures taking account of motor activity and basal metabolic rate

    Contributor(s):: Price, S., Sibly, R.

  20. Reduction of fear in Japanese quail chicks ( Coturnix coturnix japonica ) via genetic selection, early environmental enrichment and regular handling

    Contributor(s):: Mills, A. D., Jones, R. B., Faure, J. M.