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  1. Visual conspecific cues will not help in pygmy bluetongue lizard translocations

    Contributor(s):: Ebrahimi, Mehregan, Bull, C. Michael

    Where a translocation program is used to reinforce an existing population of an endangered species, the response of the introduced individuals to cues from conspecific residents will have an important impact on the success of the translocation. If those cues induce the translocated individuals to...

  2. Agent-based modelling in applied ethology: An exploratory case study of behavioural dynamics in tail biting in pigs

    Contributor(s):: Boumans, Iris J. M. M., Hofstede, Gert Jan, Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth, de Boer, Imke J. M., Bokkers, Eddie A. M.

    Understanding behavioural dynamics in pigs is important to assess pig welfare in current intensive pig production systems. Agent-based modelling (ABM) is an approach to gain insight into behavioural dynamics in pigs, but its use in applied ethology and animal welfare science has been limited so...

  3. Practices and Perceptions of Animal Contact and Associated Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and New Mothers

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    | Contributor(s):: Hsin-Yi Weng, Kimberly Ankrom

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

  4. Are we ignoring neutral and negative human-animal relationships in zoos?

    | Contributor(s):: Hosey, G., Melfi, V.

  5. Overview and critique of stages and periods in canine development

    | Contributor(s):: Fox, M. W.

  6. Playful handling of laboratory rats is more beneficial when applied before than after routine injections

    | Contributor(s):: Cloutier, S., Wahl, K. L., Panksepp, J., Newberry, R. C.

    The ability of positive affective states to counteract negative states engendered by routine medical procedures remains poorly studied. In laboratory rats, positive affect typically associated with rough-and-tumble play can be induced through human "hand play" - the experience of being "tickled"...

  7. The power of automated behavioural homecage technologies in characterizing disease progression in laboratory mice: a review

    | Contributor(s):: Richardson, C. A.

    Behavioural changes that occur as animals become sick have been characterized in a number of species and include the less frequent occurrence of 'luxury behaviours' such as playing, grooming and socialization. 'Sickness behaviours' or behavioural changes following exposure to infectious agents,...

  8. Young Blond d'Aquitaine, Angus and Limousin bulls differ in emotional reactivity: relationships with animal traits, stress reactions at slaughter and post-mortem muscle metabolism

    | Contributor(s):: Bourguet, C., Deiss, V., Boissy, A., Terlouw, E. M. C.

    The present study investigated relationships between reactivity during tests, stress reactions at slaughter and animal traits in young Blond d'Aquitaine (BA), Limousin (LI) and Angus (AN) bulls. Behavioural and physiological reactivity of animals was evaluated during rearing using a "Human test"...

  9. There's a rat in my room! Now what? Mice show no chronic physiological response to the presence of rats

    | Contributor(s):: Meijer, M. K., Loo, P. L. P. van, Baumans, V.

    In general, guidelines on housing and care of animals in the laboratory state that rats and mice should not be housed in the same room. Mice may perceive rats as predators. Although one theory says this can cause stress, there is little scientific evidence to support this theory. In the wild,...

  10. Development of a novel paradigm for the measurement of olfactory discrimination in dogs ( Canis familiaris): a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGrath, C., McGreevy, P. D., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Olfactory dysfunction in older human beings has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, yet age-related changes in olfactory behavior have received little attention in the dog model of human aging. We developed an odor habituation and fine odor discrimination...

  11. Formation of teat order and estimation of piglets' distribution along the mammary complex using mid-domain effect (MDE) model

    | Contributor(s):: Skok, J., Skorjanc, D.

  12. The determinants of the intention to purchase animal welfare-friendly meat products in Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Gracia, A.

  13. Effect of short and long periods of separation on agonistic behaviour, injuries and stress in Herens cows kept in loose housing

    | Contributor(s):: Castro, I. M. L., Gygax, L., Wechsler, B., Hauser, R.

  14. Environmental enrichment exerts anxiolytic effects in the Indian field mouse ( Mus booduga)

    | Contributor(s):: Varman, D. R., Ganapathy, Marimuthu, Rajan, K. E.

  15. Housing induced mood modulates reactions to emotional stimuli in sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Reefmann, N., Muehlemann, T., Wechsler, B., Gygax, L.

  16. Lying laterality and the effect of IceTag data loggers on lying behaviour of dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J., Medrano-Galarza, C., Passille, A. M. de, Rushen, J.

  17. Animal research and human health : advancing human welfare through behavioral science

    | Contributor(s):: Carroll, Marilyn E., Overmier, J. Bruce

  18. Hand-rearing reduces fear of humans in European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris

    | Contributor(s):: Feenders, G., Bateson, M.

  19. The horse-human dyad: can we align horse training and handling activities with the equid social ethogram?

    | Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Oddie, C., Burton, F. L., McLean, A. N.

  20. ANXITANEReg. tablets reduce fear of human beings in a laboratory model of anxiety-related behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Araujo, J. A., Rivera, C. de, Ethier, J. L., Landsberg, G. M., Denenberg, S., Arnold, S., Milgram, N. W.