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Contributor(s):: Grimm, D.
Reliability and Validity Assessment of the Observation of Human-Animal Interaction for Research (OHAIRE) Behavior Coding Tool
Contributor(s):: Guerin, N. A., Gabriels, R. L., Germone, M. M., Schuck, S. E. B., Traynor, A., Thomas, K. M., McKenzie, S. J., Slaughter, V., O'Haire, M. E.
Behavioural syndromes in stereotypic striped mice
Contributor(s):: Silber, Sarah, Joshi, Sneha, Pillay, Neville
Stereotypical behaviours (SBs) are abnormal, repetitive behaviours often observed in captivity. SBs are linked to impoverished captive conditions, and stereotypic individuals show a particular set of behaviours (e.g. bolder personality, greater activity) indicating proactive coping. Yet, we do...
Comprehensive analysis of affiliative and agonistic social networks in lactating dairy cattle groups
Contributor(s):: Foris, Borbala, Zebunke, Manuela, Langbein, Jan, Melzer, Nina
The social environment of dairy cattle is important for their welfare under modern housing and management conditions. Social tension can negatively affect individuals even in a well-designed and healthy environment whereas affiliative behaviour may improve their well-being. The complex social...
Impact of prenatal stress and environmental enrichment prior to weaning on activity and social behaviour of piglets (Sus scrofa)
Contributor(s):: Brajon, Sophie, Ringgenberg, Nadine, Torrey, Stephanie, Bergeron, Renée, Devillers, Nicolas
Prenatal stress (PNS) can have detrimental effects on behaviour and welfare, such as decreased exploration. Whether housing enrichment before weaning compensate negative effect of PNS in commercial pigs is unknown. To address this question, 44 sows were assigned to either a mixing stress (T) or a...
Availability of camera trapping for behavioural analysis: An example with wild boar (Sus scrofa)
Contributor(s):: Kovács, Virág, Újváry, Dóra, Szemethy, László
The animal welfare is maybe the main factor in livestock breeding, including keeping wild animals. In order not have any problems (health, economic), animals behaviour analyses with cameras can be an appropriate and relatively cheap solution. The present study aims to show the difference between...
Can tail-in-mouth behaviour in weaned piglets be predicted by behaviour and performance?
Contributor(s):: Munsterhjelm, Camilla, Heinonen, Mari, Valros, Anna
This study aimed to identify characteristics of pigs performing tail-in-mouth behaviour (TIM; P, n=34), their recipients (R, n=23) and neutral penmates (N, n=31) at two occasions, the first being at weaning (4 weeks of age) before TIM was observed in the pen and the second being at 9 weeks of age...
Effects of communal rearing and group size on breeding rabbits’ post-grouping behaviour and its relation to ano-genital distance
Contributor(s):: Buijs, Stephanie, Vangeyte, Jürgen, Tuyttens, Frank A. M.
Group housing is becoming the standard for many farm animal species, as it is seen as a more welfare friendly way of keeping gregarious animals. Aggression between female breeding rabbits currently obstructs the implementation of group housing for this species. Lack of social experience during...
The effect of space on behaviour in large groups of domestic cats kept indoors
Contributor(s):: Loberg, Jenny M., Lundmark, Frida
The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) originates from the solitary living African wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica). However, through domestication, the domestic cat has become more social towards conspecifics and group housing of cats is common, for example in cat shelters in some countries....
Adult-adult social play in captive chimpanzees: Is it indicative of positive animal welfare?
Contributor(s):: Yamanashi, Yumi, Nogami, Etsuko, Teramoto, Migaku, Morimura, Naruki, Hirata, Satoshi
Play is sometimes considered as an indicator of positive animal welfare. However, it is not yet sufficiently understood whether or not social play among adults can be considered as such an indicator because it is rare in adult animals. This study investigates the factors that influence social...
Location of supplementary feed and water troughs on the sward affects movement and spatial distribution of Brahman cattle (Bos indicus)
Contributor(s):: Solano, Jaime, Averós, Xavier, Clemente, Neftalí, Aguirre, Virginio, Estevez, Inma, Orihuela, Agustín
The grazing dynamics of animals differ depending on whether they are raised on rangeland or sward areas. Grazing patterns of cattle raised on rangeland can be modified by the location of supplement feed and water troughs. However, no information about the use of this strategy is available for...
Zebrafish welfare: Natural history, social motivation and behaviour
Contributor(s):: Graham, Courtney, von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G., Franks, Becca
Zebrafish are now one of the most used animal model species in scientific research worldwide. Our current knowledge of wild zebrafish is limited to an estimated range of their natural habitats and their tendencies to form groups. In laboratories, zebrafish are typically housed in situations that...
Free-choice exploration increases affiliative behaviour in zebrafish
Cognitive stimulation has been shown to be rewarding and capable of eliciting positive emotions in several species. In contrast to the abundant learning and exploration opportunities available in nature, captive environments can be under-stimulating-with the potential to induce anhedonia and...
Assessing the dyadic social relationships of female african (Loxodonta africana) and asian (Elephas maximus) zoo elephants using proximity, tactile contact, and keeper surveys
Contributor(s):: Bonaparte-Saller, Mary, Mench, Joy A.
Understanding the affiliative social relationships, or bonds, between zoo elephants has implications for both their welfare and management, yet there is limited work assessing and describing these bonds. Consequently, there is a need for the development of a reliable assessment tool. We used...
Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Social Behaviors and Emotional Expressions: A Single-Case Experimental Design in 3 People With Dementia
Contributor(s):: Perez-Saez, E., Perez-Redondo, E., Gonzalez-Ingelmo, E.
Effects of breed group and development on dogs' willingness to follow a human misleading advice
Contributor(s):: Barnard, S., Passalacqua, C., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P., Prato-Previde, E.
Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism
Contributor(s):: Germone, Monique M., Gabriels, Robin L., Guérin, Noémie A., Pan, Zhaoxing, Banks, Tiffany, O'Haire, Marguerite E.
[Effects of an animal-assisted intervention on psychiatric in-patient addiction treatment - a pilot study]
Contributor(s):: Uhlmann, C., Nauss, C., Worbs, A., Pfund, U., Schmid, P.
Behavioral synchronization and affiliation: Dogs exhibit human-like skills
Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.
Distributed cognition criteria: Defined, operationalized, and applied to human-dog systems
Contributor(s):: Amon, M. J., Favela, L. H.