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  1. Advances in Applied Zoo Animal Welfare Science

    Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Sherwen, S., Clark, F. E.

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

    Full-text: Available

    | 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...

  3. Owner perceived differences between mixed-breed and purebred dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Turcsan, B., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.

  4. Evaluation of the sexual behavior and testosterone concentrations of Mangalarga Marchador stallions

    | Contributor(s):: Rua, M. A. S., Quirino, C. R., Bastos, R., Bartholazzi Junior, A., Santoro, P. N., Ribeiro, M. da S., Matos, L. F., Barreto, M. A. P.

    Assessing the sexual behavior of stallions is extremely important because sexual behavior is linked to reproductive efficiency. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sexual behavior, testosterone concentration and libido of Mangalarga Marchador stallions from northern Rio de Janeiro...

  5. Group composition for fattening entire male pigs under enriched housing conditions - influences on behaviour, injuries and boar taint compounds

    | Contributor(s):: Holinger, M., Fruh, B., Hillmann, E.

    In organic farming, the production of pork from entire male pigs seems to be the most promising alternative to castration, as organic animal husbandry aims at high standards of animal welfare and elimination of mutilations. However, previous research on behaviour of entire male pigs was mostly...

  6. Relationships between pig welfare, productivity and farmer disposition

    | Contributor(s):: Jaaskelainen, T., Kauppinen, T., Vesala, K. M., Valros, A.

    The aim of this study was, firstly, to investigate the connection between on-farm assessed welfare scores and production parameters for sows, and secondly, to examine how farmers perceive the connection between their disposition, animal welfare and productivity. We assessed environmental and...

  7. Impact of zoo visitors on the fecal cortisol levels and behavior of an endangered species: Indian blackbuck ( Antelope cervicapra L.)

    | Contributor(s):: Thangavel, Rajagopal, Govindaraju, Archunan, Mahadevan, Sekar

    This study investigated behavioral activities (resting, moving, aggressive, social, and reproductive behavior) and fecal cortisol levels in 8 individually identified adult male blackbucks during periods of varying levels of zoo visitors (zero, low, high, and extremely high zoo visitor density)....

  8. A comparison of welfare outcomes for weaner and mature Bos indicus bulls surgically or tension band castrated with or without analgesia: 2. Responses related to stress, health and productivity

    | Contributor(s):: Petherick, J. C., Small, A. H., Mayer, D. G., Colditz, I. G., Ferguson, D. M., Stafford, K. J.

    Tension banding castration of cattle is gaining favour because it is relatively simple to perform and is promoted by retailers of the banders as a humane castration method. Two experiments were conducted, under tropical conditions using Bos indicus bulls comparing tension banding (Band) and...

  9. Jul 29 2014

    48th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)

    The aim the 2014 Congress is to provide a multidisciplinary forum and a nurturing environment, not only by bringing the most recent advances in applied animal behaviour and animal welfare but also...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/219

  10. Prenatal stress puzzle, the oxytocin piece: prenatal stress alters the behaviour and autonomic regulation in piglets, insights from oxytocin

    | Contributor(s):: Rault, J. L., Mack, L. A., Carter, C. S., Garner, J. P., Marchant-Forde, J. N., Richert, B. T., Lay, D. C., Jr.

  11. Effect of enrichment on the behaviour and growth of juvenile Xenopus laevis

    | Contributor(s):: Archard, G. A.

  12. Ratings of animal personality as a tool for improving the breeding, management and welfare of zoo mammals

    | Contributor(s):: Tetley, C. L., O'Hara, S. J.

  13. Human-animal interaction, stress, and embryo production in Bos indicus embryo donors under tropical conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Macedo, G. G., Zuccari Neto, C. E. S., Abreu, U. G. P. de, Negrao, J. A., Costa e Silva, E. V. da

    This study investigated the effect of human-animal interaction (HAI) and the stress response on the quality of embryo production in superovulated Nelore (Bos indicus) cattle, under tropical conditions. Thirty-two females underwent a superovulation protocol for 5 days. Cortisol concentrations were...

  14. Agonistic behaviour after mixing in pigs under commercial farm conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Stukenborg, A., Traulsen, I., Puppe, B., Presuhn, U., Krieter, J.

    The aim of the study was to investigate agonistic behaviour of pigs after regrouping pigs under commercial sow farm conditions. The behavioural patterns were observed over a 48-h period, directly after weaning (PIG-28; n=647) and 40 days later (growing pigs, PIG-68; n=224). Agonistic interactions...

  15. Applied animal behaviour science. (Special issue: Suckling)

    | Contributor(s):: Lidfors, L., Svennersten-Sjaunja, K., Redbo, I.

    This supplement contains articles that focus on behavioural and physiological aspects of suckling and/or sucking in ruminants. Abnormal sucking behaviour, particularly cross-sucking and non-nutritive sucking, in calves are presented; and the effects of milk flow and milk volume, the presence of a...

  16. Castration induced pain in pigs and other livestock. (Special Issue: Pain in farm animals.)

    | Contributor(s):: Rault, J. L., Lay, D. C., Jr., Marchant-Forde, J. N.

    Castration of male livestock being reared for meat has long been practiced, to prevent unwanted breeding, make management and handling easier, and to improve meat quality. However, castration is a painful procedure for the animal and has increasingly come under scrutiny from animal welfare...

  17. Characteristics of wild pig farrowing nests and beds in the upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina

    | Contributor(s):: Mayer, J. J., Martin, F. D., Brisbin, I. L., Jr.

    Thirteen farrowing nests and 9 resting/loafing beds built by wild pigs (Sus scrofa) from an introduced population in South Carolina, USA, were studied with respect to physical description, size parameters, the animals involved, and adjacent surroundings. The nests, built by pre-parturition sows,...

  18. Comparing fostering success between wild-caught and game farm bred captive red-legged partridges ( Alectoris rufa , L.)

    | Contributor(s):: Sanchez-Garcia, C., Alonso, M. E., Perez, J. A., Rodriguez, P. L., Ramiro Gaudioso, V.

    As fostered game birds are better prepared for releasing in comparison to those intensively reared, fostering of wild and game farm red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) was studied on a semi-natural rearing farm using farm-hatched chicks. Parent pairs, barren pairs and single individuals from...

  19. Correlates of self-directed and stereotypic behaviours in captive red-capped mangabeys ( Cercocebus torquatus torquatus )

    | Contributor(s):: Reamer, L., Tooze, Z., Coulson, C., Semple, S.

    The quantification of behaviours linked to anxiety or stress provides a powerful means to address applied questions related to the well-being of captive animals. This study explored correlates of two such behaviours - self-directed (SDB) and stereotypic behaviour (STB) - among captive red-capped...

  20. Determinants of reproductive success in force-re-paired cockatiels ( Nymphicus hollandicus )

    | Contributor(s):: Stone, E. G., Millam, J. R., El-Halawani, M. E., Phillips, R. E., Redig, P. T.

    58 previously paired cockatiels were re-paired with mates with which they had never been previously paired. Males (M) and females (F) were assigned a breeding history that was 'experienced' (E) or 'inexperienced' (I), depending on whether they were part of a pair that had hatched at least one egg...