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Salivary oxytocin in pigs, cattle, and goats during positive human-animal interactions
Contributor(s):: Lurzel, S., Buckendorf, L., Waiblinger, S., Rault, J. L.
The Frequencies of Immunosuppressive Cells in Adipose Tissue Differ in Human, Non-human Primate, and Mouse Models
Contributor(s):: Laparra, A., Tricot, S., Le Van, M., Damouche, A., Gorwood, J., Vaslin, B., Favier, B., Benoist, S., Ho Tsong Fang, R., Bosquet, N., Le Grand, R., Chapon, C., Lambotte, O., Bourgeois, C.
And in the Middle of My Chaos There Was You?-Dog Companionship and Its Impact on the Assessment of Stressful Situations
Contributor(s):: Krouzecky, C., Emmett, L., Klaps, A., Aden, J., Bunina, A., Stetina, B. U.
Is there a Profile of Spontaneous Seizure-Alert Pet Dogs? A Survey of French People with Epilepsy
Contributor(s):: Catala, A., Latour, P., Cousillas, H., Hausberger, M., Grandgeorge, M.
Broadcasting human voice to piglets (sus scrofa domestica) modifies their behavioural reaction to human presence in the home pen and in arena tests
Contributor(s):: Bensoussan, Sandy, Tigeot, Raphaëlle, Meunier-Salaün, Marie-Christine, Tallet, Céline
A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions
Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Meisser, A., Zinsstag, J.
On the Origins of Animalist Marxism: Rereading Ted Benton and the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
Contributor(s):: Stache, Christian
Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat
Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich
Marx and Alienated Speciesism
Contributor(s):: Foster, John Bellamy, Clark, Brett
Longitudinal effects of human supremacy beliefs and vegetarianism threat on moral exclusion (vs. inclusion) of animals
Contributor(s):: Leite, Ana C., Dhont, Kristof, Hodson, Gordon
Herd-level associations between human-animal relationship, management, fecal cortisol metabolites, and udder health of organic dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Ivemeyer, S., Simantke, C., Ebinghaus, A., Poulsen, P. H., Sorensen, J. T., Rousing, T., Palme, R., Knierim, U.
“Hay-bags” and “Slow feeders”: Testing their impact on horse behaviour and welfare
Contributor(s):: Rochais, C., Henry, S., Hausberger, M.
The temporal distribution of feeding behaviour is of primary importance in grazing herbivores. Many domestic horses are managed under conditions far removed from the natural environment. For example, restricted access to roughage may induce health problems such as gastric ulceration, but also be...
How to measure dairy cows’ responsiveness towards humans in breeding and welfare assessment? A comparison of selected behavioural measures and existing breeding traits
Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, Asja, Ivemeyer, Silvia, Lauks, Vanessa, Santos, Laura, Brügemann, Kerstin, König, Sven, Knierim, Ute
For dairy cattle breeding as well as animal welfare science reliability and validity issues regarding measures of cows’ responsiveness towards humans are relevant. The objective of this study was to investigate reliability and validity aspects of four selected behavioural measures at the feeding...
Longitudinal study on human-related behaviour in horses—Can horses (Equus caballus) be de-domesticated?
Contributor(s):: Górecka-Bruzda, Aleksandra, Jaworski, Zbigniew, Suwała, Mira, Boroń, Marlena, Ogłuszka, Magdalena, Earley, Bernadette, Sobczyńska, Magdalena
In the present study, we hypothesise that persistent avoidance of human would confirm de-domestication process in semi-feral horses. Fifty-three Konik polski horses (stable-born: SB, N1=27 and forest-born: FB, N2=26), additionally handled for 5 or 15days after weaning, were evaluated. Human...
Aversiveness of husbandry procedures for pre-weaned foals: A comparison using behavioural and physiological indices
Contributor(s):: Górecka-Bruzda, Aleksandra, Jaworski, Zbigniew, Suwała, Mira, Sobczyńska, Magdalena, Jastrzębska, Ewa, Ogłuszka, Magdalena, Sankey, Carol, Boroń, Marlena, Jezierski, Tadeusz
Husbandry procedures are necessary for different purposes in horse breeding. The aim of the present study was to assess the aversiveness and effects on the horse-human relationship of a range of common husbandry procedures, in pre-weaned non-habituated Konik polski foals. Our measures included...
Positive perception of human stroking by lambs: Qualitative behaviour assessment confirms previous interpretation of quantitative data
Contributor(s):: Serrapica, Maria, Boivin, Xavier, Coulon, Marjorie, Braghieri, Ada, Napolitano, Fabio
Qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) was used to validate previous published interpretation whether human stroking has beneficial effects on lambs prematurely separated from their mothers. For a period of 8 weeks a familiar human (FH) subjected 22 Romane lambs to a gentling treatment based on...
Inconsistency in dairy calves’ responses to tests of fearfulness
Contributor(s):: Meagher, Rebecca K., von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G., Atkinson, Dax, Weary, Daniel M.
Fear is an important welfare problem for farm animals, including cattle. A variety of methods of assessing fear have been proposed, but the reliability and validity of these methods, and ways of improving these characteristics, have received little study. We conducted a series of experiments to...
Identification and development of measures suitable as potential breeding traits regarding dairy cows’ reactivity towards humans
Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, Asja, Ivemeyer, Silvia, Rupp, Julia, Knierim, Ute
Behavioural indicators of the human-animal relationship (HAR) are predominantly used in animal welfare science. However, the reactivity of dairy cows – as part of the HAR – is also of interest in the context of dairy breeding, due to its estimated moderate heritability. The avoidance distance...
Gentle interactions decrease the fear of humans in dairy heifers independently of early experience of stroking
Contributor(s):: Lürzel, Stephanie, Windschnurer, Ines, Futschik, Andreas, Waiblinger, Susanne
The relationship of farmed animals with humans has important implications for animal welfare and productivity. To investigate the short- and long-term effect of gentle interactions (stroking, talking in a gentle voice) during different life stages on the fear of humans, we tested heifers that had...
Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human—An on-farm study
Contributor(s):: Mersmann, Dorit, Schmied-Wagner, Claudia, Nordmann, Eva, Graml, Christine, Waiblinger, Susanne
The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...