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  1. Are multi-cat homes more stressful? A critical review of the evidence associated with cat group size and wellbeing

    Contributor(s):: Finka, L. R., Foreman-Worsley, R.

  2. The mechanics of social interactions between cats and their owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.

    This is a mini review that summarizes what is known from quantitative observational studies of social interactions between domestic cats and humans in both laboratory colonies and the home setting. Only results from data that have been statistically analyzed are included; hypotheses still to be...

  3. Social hierarchy influences dairy cows’ use of shade in a silvopastoral system under intensive rotational grazing

    | Contributor(s):: Deniz, Matheus, de Sousa, Karolini Tenffen, Moro, Matheus Fernando, Vale, Marcos Martinez do, Dittrich, João Ricardo, Machado Filho, Luiz Carlos Pinheiro, Hötzel, Maria José

  4. Social Interactions in Zoo-Housed Elephants: Factors Affecting Social Relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Ellen Williams, Anne Carter, Carol Hall, Samantha Bremner-Harrison

    Elephants have complex social systems that are predominantly driven by ecological factors in situ. Within zoos, elephants are held in relatively static social groups and the factors observed driving social relationships in the wild are largely absent. Little research has investigated the effect...

  5. Tank cleaning temporarily increases stress and decreases affiliative behavior in zebrafish

    | Contributor(s):: Powell, Christine, von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G., Franks, Becca

  6. The effects of feeding space on the behavioural responses of cattle during rest periods offered as part of long-distance transportation

    | Contributor(s):: Ross, M., Widowski, T. M., Haley, D. B.

  7. Coexistence of diversified dog socialities and territorialities in the city of Concepcion, Chile

    | Contributor(s):: Miternique, H. C., Gaunet, F.

  8. The effect of demonstrator social rank on the attentiveness and motivation of pigs to positively interact with their human caretakers

    | Contributor(s):: Luna, D., Gonzalez, C., Byrd, C. J., Palomo, R., Huenul, E., Figueroa, J.

  9. Impact of early socialization environment on social behavior, physiology and growth performance of weaned piglets

    | Contributor(s):: Ji, Wenbo, Bi, Yanju, Cheng, Zheng, Liu, Runze, Zhang, Xiaohong, Shu, Yufu, Li, Xin, Bao, Jun, Liu, Honggui

  10. Anthrozoology in Action: Performing Cognitive Training Paths in a Garden Shelter to Make Dogs More Suitable as Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Vitulli, V., Zanin, L., Trentini, R., Lucidi, P.

  11. Adult-adult social play in captive chimpanzees: Is it indicative of positive animal welfare?

    | Contributor(s):: Yamanashi, Yumi, Nogami, Etsuko, Teramoto, Migaku, Morimura, Naruki, Hirata, Satoshi

    Play is sometimes considered as an indicator of positive animal welfare. However, it is not yet sufficiently understood whether or not social play among adults can be considered as such an indicator because it is rare in adult animals. This study investigates the factors that influence social...

  12. Free-choice exploration increases affiliative behaviour in zebrafish

    | Contributor(s):: Graham, Courtney, von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G., Franks, Becca

    Cognitive stimulation has been shown to be rewarding and capable of eliciting positive emotions in several species. In contrast to the abundant learning and exploration opportunities available in nature, captive environments can be under-stimulating-with the potential to induce anhedonia and...

  13. The Days and Nights of Zoo Elephants: Using Epidemiology to Better Understand Stereotypic Behavior of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in North American Zoos

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    | Contributor(s):: Brian J. Greco, Cheryl L. Meehan, Jen N. Hogan, Katherine A. Leighty, Jill Mellen, Georgia J. Mason, Joy A. Mench

    Stereotypic behavior is an important indicator of compromised welfare. Zoo elephants are documented to perform stereotypic behavior, but the factors that contribute to performance have not been systematically assessed. We collected behavioral data on 89 elephants (47 African [Loxodonta...

  14. Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos

    | Contributor(s):: Sanchez Okrucky, R., Morales Vela, B.

    Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date, the effect of interactive programs on dolphins under human care has not been evaluated, for that...

  15. Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more

    | Contributor(s):: Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.

    Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy, and companionship and continue to serve in many of these roles today. As one of the most commonly...

  16. Does group size have an impact on welfare indicators in fattening pigs?

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.

    Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...

  17. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Broom, D.

  18. Social behavior of domestic dogs and cats as compared to wild canine and feline species : an honors thesis

    | Contributor(s):: Anthony W. Rusk

    With the help of animal behavioralists, parallels have been drawn between domestic dogs and cats and their wild cousins. In some respects, social behavior in domestic animals has remained similar to characteristics found in wild animals. General observations of social conduct have been examined....

  19. Social networks and welfare in future animal management

    | Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Ipema, B.

    It may become advantageous to keep human-managed animals in the social network groups to which they have adapted. Data concerning the social networks of farm animal species and their ancestors are scarce but essential to establishing the importance of a natural social network for farmed animal...

  20. Rehabilitation and socialization of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) used for entertainment and as pets: An 8-year study at Fundació Mona

    | Contributor(s):: Llorente, Miquel, Riba, David, Ballesta, Sandra, Feliu, Olga, Rostán, Carles