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.
Selecting Dogs for Explosives Detection: Behavioral Characteristics
| Contributor(s):: Lucia Lazarowski, Lowell Paul Waggoner, Sarah Krichbaum, Melissa Singletary, Pamela Haney, Bart Rogers, Craig Angle
Detection dogs are widely considered the most effective and adaptive method for explosives detection. Increases in emerging sophisticated threats are accelerating the demand for highly capable explosives detection, causing a strain on available supplies of quality canines worldwide. These...
Estilos de vida saludables: una ampliación de la mirada y su potencial en el marco de la pandemia
| Contributor(s):: Álvaro Tala Tajmuch, Eduardo Izarnótegui Vásquez, Cecilia Plaza
SARS-CoV-2 pandemic generated a profound impact on people's health, emphasizing the relevance of healthy lifestyles. Recommendations on how to maintain adequate physical activity, diet, sleep and social connection have been issued. However, it is worth expanding our look to other possible...
Serum Oxytocin, Cortisol and Social Behavior in Calves: A Study in the Impossible Task Paradigm
| Contributor(s):: Pinelli, C., Scandurra, A., Mastellone, V., Iommelli, P., Musco, N., Pero, M. E., Di Lucrezia, A., Lotito, D., Tudisco, R., D'Aniello, B., Infascelli, F., Lombardi, P.
In this study, we explored the correlations between circulating levels of oxytocin, cortisol, and different social behaviors toward humans in 26 Italian Red Pied calves (all females, with an average age of 174 ± 24 days) using the impossible task paradigm. This paradigm has proved fruitful...
Dog owners' perspectives on canine heart disease in Klang Valley, Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Norhidayah, Noordin, Kuan Hua, Khor, Kuan Siew, Khor, Lim, YiJun, Lee, YongChong
Canine heart disease often requires long-term treatment, which involves a continuous commitment from the dog owners. In addition to investigating their awareness and knowledge, the Theory of Planned Behavior was applied to also analyze attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control...
Defining the Characteristics of Successful Biosecurity Scent Detection Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Moser, Ariella Y., Brown, Wendy Y., Bennett, Pauleen, Taylor, Peta S., Wilson, Bethany, McGreevy, Paul
To perform their role effectively, scent detection dogs require certain characteristics. Identifying these characteristics will inform the selection of prospective dogs and preferred approaches to their training. The current study drew upon the perspectives of industry stakeholders to identify...
Environmental risk factors in puppies and kittens for developing chronic disorders in adulthood: A call for research on developmental programming
| Contributor(s):: Gaillard, Virginie, Chastant, Sylvie, England, Gary, Forman, Oliver, German, Alexander J., Suchodolski, Jan S., Villaverde, Cecilia, Chavatte-Palmer, Pascale, Peron, Franck
Many dogs and cats are affected by chronic diseases that significantly impact their health and welfare and relationships with humans. Some of these diseases can be challenging to treat, and a better understanding of early-life risk factors for diseases occurring in adulthood is key to improving...