Behavior of a solitary sociable female bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ) off the coast of Kent, southeast England
Contributor(s):: Eisfeld, S. M., Simmonds, M. P., Stansfield, L. R.
This article provides a report of the behavior of a solitary sociable dolphin studied on the southeast coast of England in 2007. This is the first study of its kind in which behavior of such a nonhuman animal was systematically studied. By the time of this study, this young female was highly...
A review of hippotherapy horse diseases from 2006 to 2010 in Uruguaiana-RS
Contributor(s):: Silva, M. N. G. da, Duarte, C. A., Folchini, N. P., Mistieri, M. L. de A., Freitas, G. S. R. de, Sodre, L. A. D.
Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009
Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.
Alternative housing systems for fattening bulls under Austrian conditions with special respect to rubberised slatted floors
Contributor(s):: Rouha-Muelleder, C., Absmanner, E., Kahrer, E., Zeiner, H., Scharl, T., Leisch, F., Stanek, C., Troxler, J.
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.
Emergency procedures in the field: a report of wound treatment and fast healing in the giant ditch frog (Leptodactylus fallax)
Contributor(s):: Rosa, G. M., Fernandez-Loras, A.
The welfare of growing pigs in five different production systems in France and Spain: assessment of health
Contributor(s):: Temple, D., Courboulay, V., Velarde, A., Dalmau, A., Manteca, X.
Behaviour and leg injuries in dairy cows kept in cubicle systems with straw bedding or soft lying mats
Contributor(s):: Wechsler, B., Schaub, J., Friedli, K., Hauser, R.
In order to reduce straw input, soft lying mats are used increasingly instead of straw bedding in cubicle systems for dairy cows. This study aimed at comparing different types of soft lying mats with straw bedding regarding cow behaviour and leg injuries. Data were collected on 5 farms with straw...
Development with age of nest box use and gregarious nesting in laying hens
Contributor(s):: Riber, A. B.
Use of nest boxes is an important part of the behavioural repertoire of laying hens kept under commercial conditions. A special form of nest box use is gregarious nesting, which occurs when a hen given the choice between an occupied and an unoccupied nest site chooses the occupied nest site....
Effect of a synthetic plate in the lying area on lying behaviour, degree of fouling and skin lesions at the leg joints of finishing pigs
Contributor(s):: Savary, P., Gygax, L., Wechsler, B., Hauser, R.
Flooring type may have a major influence on thermoregulatory behaviour in finishing pigs, as well as on the occurrence of skin lesions at their leg joints and pen fouling. In this study, we compared the lying behaviour, pen fouling and the occurrence of leg lesions in finishing pigs kept in...
Group housing of adult silver fox ( Vulpes vulpes ) vixens during autumn and its consequences for body weight, injuries and later reproduction: a field study
Contributor(s):: Hovland, A. L., Bakken, M.
Usually, farmed silver foxes are housed singly throughout adulthood. Due to the flexible social nature of wild foxes social grouping may act as an alternative housing procedure for adult vixens. However, sociality may involve increased levels of aggression during competition for e.g. dominance...
Social interactions of unfamiliar horses during paired encounters: effect of pre-exposure on aggression level and so risk of injury
Contributor(s):: Hartmann, E., Christensen, J. W., Keeling, L. J.
Group housing of horses is not widely applied in practice despite the welfare advantages of keeping animals socially rather than individually. In particular, concerns have been raised about the possible increased risk of injury and how to introduce a new horse into an established group. This...
The ethics in veterinary critical care medicine
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
Comparison of pig behaviour when given a sequence of enrichment objects or a chain continuously
Contributor(s):: Perre, V. van de, Driessen, B., Thielen, J. van, Verbeke, G., Geers, R.
Tail biting is a major problem in modern pig (Sus scrofa) production and results in a reduction of animal welfare and productive performance. Biting behaviour has been shown to be decreased by the use of enrichment objects. In this study, 108 pigs housed in a room with 12 pens were observed and a...
Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK
Contributor(s):: Brooks, A., Moxon, R., England, G. C. W.
In a retrospective survey, researchers identified 100 incidents of attacks on guide dogs by other dogs. These were reviewed in order to determine the number, severity and impact on the handler and dog, and the characteristics of the aggressors and victims. During the study period there were more...
Behavioural responses of juvenile Steller sea lions to hot-iron branding
Contributor(s):: Walker, K. A., Mellish, J. A. E., Weary, D. M.
Here we present the first data showing the post-branding behavioural responses in a marine mammal. Eleven captive juvenile Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) were observed for 3 days before and 3 days after hot-iron branding. Four of six monitored behaviours changed significantly after...
Effects of space allowance on the welfare of dry sows kept in dynamic groups and fed with an electronic sow feeder
| Contributor(s):: Remience, V., Wavreille, J., Canart, B., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Prunier, A., Bartiaux-Thill, N., Nicks, B., Vandenheede, M.
The minimal legal space allowance for grouped pregnant sows in the EU is 2.25 m2/sow. The effect of higher space per animal on agonistic behaviour and social stress of animals living in dynamic groups is not known. Two groups of 34 pregnant Belgian Landrace sows were housed in two pens of...
Group housing of adult silver fox ( Vulpes vulpes ) vixens in autumn: agonistic behaviour during the first days subsequent to mixing
| Contributor(s):: Hovland, A. L., Akre, A. K., Bakken, M.
Due to farmed foxes' (Vulpes vulpes) social flexibility and possible motivation for intraspecific contact, group housing may act as an alternative housing procedure. Because initial social contact between silver foxes usually involves agonistic displays as a part of foxes' social dominance...
Long-distance transport of pregnant heifers by truck
| Contributor(s):: Lambooy, E., Hulsegge, B.
Relationships between behaviour and health in working horses, donkeys, and mules in developing countries
| Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Dennison, T. L., Whay, H. R.
Recent studies raise serious welfare concerns regarding the estimated 93.6 million horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries. Most equids are used for work in poor communities, and are commonly afflicted with wounds, poor body condition, respiratory diseases, parasites, dental problems,...