Why are sheep sheepish? How perception affects animal stereotyping.
| Contributor(s):: Robert G. Franklin Jr.
Marino & Merskin present compelling evidence that many stereotypes of sheep are incorrect. One factor that may play an important role in animal stereotyping is the physical appearance of animals, which can directly lead to stereotyping through automatic mental processes. Sheep have a round...
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
Schema Therapy with Sheep: Animal-assisted Intervention in Schema Therapeutic Psychiatric Addiction Treatment
| Contributor(s):: Schmid, Petra, Nauss, Carmen, Uhlmann, Carmen
Potential role of biologgers to automate detection of lame ewes and lambs
| Contributor(s):: Lewis, K. E., Price, E., Croft, D. P., Green, L. E., Ozella, L., Cattuto, C., Langford, J.
A preliminary investigation of the effect of solar panels and rotation frequency on the grazing behavior of sheep (Ovis aries) grazing dormant pasture
| Contributor(s):: Kampherbeek, Emma W., Webb, Laura E., Reynolds, Beth J., Sistla, Seeta A., Horney, Marc R., Ripoll-Bosch, Raimon, Dubowsky, Jason P., McFarlane, Zachary D.
Mother’s scent for motherless neonates: Responses of artificially reared lambs to ewe’s inguinal wax odor
| Contributor(s):: Alary, Justine, Schaal, Benoist, Chotro, Gabriela, Patris, Bruno, Destrez, Alexandra
Sex or maternal care? Nursing oestrous ewes prefer to interact with rams over their lambs
| Contributor(s):: Freitas-de-Melo, Aline, Agrati, Daniella, Rodriguez, Mariana Garcia Kako, Pérez-Clariget, Raquel, Ungerfeld, Rodolfo
Prioritization of Farm Animal Welfare Issues Using Expert Consensus
| Contributor(s):: Fiona C. Rioja-Lang, Melanie Connor, Heather J. Bacon, Alistair B. Lawrence, Cathy M. Dwyer
Prioritization of animal welfare issues can help identify which areas most require research funding and raise awareness of best practices. A modified Delphi method was used to obtain expert opinion on the highest priority welfare issues for UK farmed livestock. Fifty-eight UK-based experts were...
Applied cognition research to improve sheep welfare
| Contributor(s):: Kristina Horback
If a change is going to occur in the care and management of domestic sheep, there needs to be a collaborative effort across many disciplines. This review by Marino & Merskin of the literature on cognitive processing in domestic sheep is limited by the inherent bias of the authors, including...
Walking distance and maintenance energy requirements of sheep during mountain pasturing (transhumance)
| Contributor(s):: Zanon, T., Gruber, M., Gauly, M.
The Social Construction of Narratives and Arguments in Animal Welfare Discourse and Debate
| Contributor(s):: Muhammad, Mukhtar, Stokes, Jessica E., Morgans, Lisa, Manning, Louise
Stakeholders can hold conflicting values and viewpoints, on what animal welfare is and how a good life is achieved and can signal different problems, or problematize specific aspects of farm animal welfare, and propose different actions or interventions within food supply chains. The aim of the...
Refined methodology for identification of bitterness aversion in mature rams through quantification of fluid intake and behavioral response to phenylthiocarbamide
| Contributor(s):: Southerland, Claire N., Taylor, J. Bret, Yelich, Joel V., Ellison, Melinda J.
Acute Stress Response of Sheep to Shearing Procedures: Dynamic Change of Cortisol Concentration and Protein Electrophoretic Pattern
| Contributor(s):: Arfuso, Francesca, Fazio, Francesco, Chikhi, Lucas, Aymond, Guillaume, Piccione, Giuseppe, Giannetto, Claudia
The current study aimed to investigate the influence of acute stress by shearing procedures on hematological parameters, serum cortisol concentration and serum protein electrophoretic pattern in Comisana sheep. A total of 20 not pregnant and not lactating adult ewes, aged 3–4 years old and...
Classifying the posture and activity of ewes and lambs using accelerometers and machine learning on a commercial flock
| Contributor(s):: Price, Emily, Langford, Joss, Fawcett, Tim W., Wilson, Alastair J., Croft, Darren P.
Early decision making in commercial livestock systems is key to maximising animal welfare and production. Detailed information on an animal’s phenotype is needed to facilitate this, but can be difficult to obtain in a commercial setting. Research into the use of bio-logging on sheep to...
GPS monitoring reveals circadian rhythmicity in free-grazing sheep
| Contributor(s):: Plaza, Javier, Palacios, Carlos, Abecia, José Alfonso, Nieto, Jaime, Sánchez-García, Mario, Sánchez, Nilda
GPS collars are a technology that is used extensively to monitor livestock due to its versatility. In this study, the main objective was to confirm whether they can detect the circadian rhythmicity that modulates the behavior of free-grazing sheep. The Churra-breed flock that was monitored grazed...
The Use of a “Go/Go” Cognitive Bias Task and Response to a Novel Object to Assess the Effect of Housing Enrichment in Sheep (Ovis aries)
| Contributor(s):: Stephenson, Emma, Haskell, Marie J.
Occurrence of suspected zoophilia in veterinary clinical care in Marilia/SP in 2018-2019: veiled and neglected animal abuseOcorrencia de suspeitas de zoofilia no atendimento clinico medico-veterinario em Marilia/SP no periodo de 2018-2019: maus-trato
| Contributor(s):: Polegato, E. P. dos S., Teixeira, I. B., Angeli, M. V., Paie, J. P.
Out-of-season breeding and ewe-lamb bond from birth to weaning in Corriedale sheep
| Contributor(s):: Menant, Ophélie, Ungerfeld, Rodolfo, Lévy, Frédéric, Pérez-Clariget, Raquel, Freitas-de-Melo, Aline
Out-of-season lambing is based in productive aims; however also modifies the basic physiology of the ewe. It might affect ewes and lambs’ behaviours at birth, their bond, the process of lambs’ independence from their mothers and their response to weaning. This study aimed to compare...
The influence of prior experience on food preference by sheep exposed to unfamiliar feeds and flavors
| Contributor(s):: Pedernera, Mariana, Vulliez, Alejandra, Villalba, Juan J.
Association networks and social temporal dynamics in ewes and lambs
| Contributor(s):: Ozella, Laura, Price, Emily, Langford, Joss, Lewis, Kate E., Cattuto, Ciro, Croft, Darren P.
2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055150168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105515text