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  1. Diet dilution and feeding frequency have only minor effects on the behaviour of broiler breeder pullets

    Contributor(s):: Mens, Annemarie J. W., de Jong, Ingrid C., van Riel, Johan W., Gunnink, Henk, van Hattum, Theo, van Emous, Rick A.

  2. Tail posture as an early indicator of tail biting - a comparison of animal and pen level in weaner pigs

    Contributor(s):: Drexl, Veronika, Dittrich, Imme, Haase, Anja, Klingelhöller, Helene, Diers, Sophie, Krieter, Joachim

  3. Effects of twice a day teat bucket feeding compared to twice a day mother suckling on behaviour, health traits and blood immune parameters in dairy calves and immune parameters in cow's milk

    Contributor(s):: Bieber, Anna, Walkenhorst, Michael, Eppenstein, Rennie, Probst, Johanna K., Thüer, Susann, Baki, Cem, Martin, Bruno, Neff, Anet Spengler

  4. Does the duration of repeated temporary separation affect welfare in dairy cow-calf contact systems?

    Contributor(s):: Roadknight, Natalie, Wales, William, Jongman, Ellen, Mansell, Peter, Hepworth, Graham, Fisher, Andrew

    Dairy farm calf rearing systems with prolonged cow-calf contact may have benefits such as improved cow and calf health, and better public acceptance of farm practices. However managing cows and calves together can be logistically challenging on modern dairy farms, particularly pasture-based...

  5. Predictors for plumage damage and bloody lesions indicative of feather pecking in pullets reared in aviaries

    Contributor(s):: Mels, Caroline, Niebuhr, Knut, Futschik, Andreas, Rault, Jean-Loup, Waiblinger, Susanne

    Feather pecking remains a serious problem in poultry farming. This study aimed to identify risk factors for plumage damage as a proxy for feather pecking, and the predictive value of practical animal-based parameters. Data were collected in 100 flocks on 28 rearing farms in Austria, recording...

  6. Effects of environmental enrichment on recognition memory in zebrafish larvae

    Contributor(s):: Gatto, Elia, Bruzzone, Matteo, Maschio, Marco Dal, Dadda, Marco

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055520168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105552text

  7. Validation of histological and visual scoring systems for foot-pad dermatitis in broiler chickens

    Contributor(s):: Piller, A., Bergmann, S., Schwarzer, A., Erhard, M., Stracke, J., Spindler, B., Kemper, N., Schmidt, P., Bachmeier, J., Schade, B., Boehm, B., Kappe, E., Louton, H.

  8. The welfare of ducks during foie gras production

    Contributor(s):: Rochlitz, I., Broom, D. M.

  9. Effects of Rearing on the Behaviour of Zoo-Housed Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

    Contributor(s):: Spiezio, C., Vaglio, S., Vandelle, C., Sandri, C., Regaiolli, B.

  10. 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.

  11. The long-term impact of infant rearing background on the behavioural and physiological stress response of adult common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)

    Contributor(s):: Ash, Hayley, Smith, Tessa E., Buchanan-Smith, Hannah M.

  12. Early social experiences do not affect first lactation production traits, longevity or locomotion reaction to group change in female dairy cattle

    Contributor(s):: Valníčková, Barbora, Šárová, Radka, Špinka, Marek

    Under natural conditions cows and their calves live together. In dairy practice, calves are separated from their mothers within hours after birth and then housed individually. This study investigated the effects of the presence of the dam during the colostrum feeding period and subsequent group...

  13. Stress, the HPA axis, and nonhuman primate well-being: A review

    Contributor(s):: Novak, Melinda A., Hamel, Amanda F., Kelly, Brian J., Dettmer, Amanda M., Meyer, Jerrold S.

    Numerous stressors are routinely encountered by wild-living primates (e.g., food scarcity, predation, aggressive interactions, and parasitism). Although many of these stressors are eliminated in laboratory environments, other stressors may be present in that access to space and social partners is...

  14. Predicting feather damage in laying hens during the laying period. Is it the past or is it the present?

    Contributor(s):: de Haas, Elske N., Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth, de Jong, Ingrid C., Kemp, Bas, Janczak, Andrew M., Rodenburg, T. Bas

    Feather damage due to severe feather pecking (SFP) in laying hens is most severe during the laying period. However, SFP can develop at an early age and is influenced by early rearing conditions. In this study we assessed the risk factors during the rearing and laying period for feather damage at...

  15. Mother rearing of dairy calves: Reactions to isolation and to confrontation with an unfamiliar conspecific in a new environment

    Contributor(s):: Wagner, Kathrin, Barth, Kerstin, Hillmann, Edna, Palme, Rupert, Futschik, Andreas, Waiblinger, Susanne

    The aim of this study was to test the effects of mother rearing on behavioural and physiological stress reactions of calves in challenging situations. Thus, we compared mother-reared and artificially reared calves that were kept in the same group but with varying contact with adults....

  16. The effect of rearing environment on feather pecking in young and adult laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Gilani, Anne-Marie, Knowles, Toby G., Nicol, Christine J.

    Although the rearing period has an important influence on the development of feather pecking in laying hens, few studies have quantified the risk factors operating on commercial farms during this time and identified their long-term impact. Our aim was to conduct a longitudinal study to...

  17. Integration into the dairy cow herd: Long-term effects of mother contact during the first twelve weeks of life

    Contributor(s):: Wagner, Kathrin, Barth, Kerstin, Palme, Rupert, Futschik, Andreas, Waiblinger, Susanne

    The objective of this study is to investigate the long-term effects of mother rearing on the ability to cope with the challenge of integration into the cow herd shortly before first parturition. Four groups of heifers with different levels of contact with their mothers during the first twelve...

  18. Early rearing interacts with temperament and housing to influence the risk for motor stereotypy in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)

    Contributor(s):: Vandeleest, Jessica J., McCowan, Brenda, Capitanio, John P.

    Laboratory and zoo housed non-human primates sometimes exhibit abnormal behaviors that are thought to reflect reduced well-being. Previous research attempted to identify risk factors to aid in the prevention and treatment of these behaviors, and focused on demographic (e.g. sex or age) and...

  19. Access to litter during rearing and environmental enrichment during production reduce fearfulness in adult laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Brantsæter, Margrethe, Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Nordgreen, Janicke, Sandberg, Ellen, Hansen, Tone Beate, Rodenburg, T. Bas, Moe, Randi Oppermann, Janczak, Andrew Michael

    Exaggerated fear-reactions are associated with injurious flying, smothering, feather pecking and other events that compromise animal welfare in laying hens. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that chicks with access to litter during the first five weeks of life would be less fearful...

  20. Contact with cows during the young age increases social competence and lowers the cardiac stress reaction in dairy calves

    Contributor(s):: Buchli, Cornelia, Raselli, Alice, Bruckmaier, Rupert, Hillmann, Edna

    Separating calf and cow within 24h after birth is common practice in dairy farms. Some dairy farmers, however, practice a rearing system in which the calves are nursed by their dam or by foster cows. We investigated if dairy calves reared in such a system (calves with cow-contact) differ in their...