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  1. Drinking behaviour of broiler chicks

    Contributor(s):: Ross, P. A., Hurnik, J. F.

    A study of drinking behaviour of individual broiler breeder chicks from hatching to 5 weeks of age was conducted. The action patterns involved in obtaining a drink as well as water consumption were described quantitatively and qualitatively. Over the experimental period, the action patterns of...

  2. Some naturally occurring mild stressors in dairy herds and their consequences

    Contributor(s):: Horrell, R. I., Bremner, K., Kilgour, R.

  3. Studies of the pharmacological control of drinking in the pig

    Contributor(s):: Stephens, D. B., Sharman, D. F., Ingram, D. L.

  4. The control of water intake in the pig

    Contributor(s):: Stephens, D. B.

  5. The influence of environment on daily maintenance behaviour of free-ranging Shorthorn cows in central Australia. I. General introduction and descriptive analysis of day-long activities. II. Multivariate analysis of duration and incidence of activitie

    Contributor(s):: Low, W. A., Tweedie, R. L., Edwards, C. B. H., Hodder, R. M., Malafant, K. W. J., Cunningham, R. B.

  6. A note on piglets' preferences for drinker types at two weaning ages

    | Contributor(s):: Torrey, S., Widowski, T. M.

    Piglets weaned younger than 3 weeks of age often exhibit excessive amounts of drinking behaviour compared to pigs weaned at later ages. Piglets of different ages may be attracted to different drinking devices because of the oral motor patterns used for drinking from them or because they provide...

  7. Anticipatory behaviour and stereotypical behaviour in farmed mink ( Mustela vison ) in the presence, absence and after the removal of swimming water

    | Contributor(s):: Vinke, C. M., Houx, B. B., Bos, R. van den, Spruijt, B. M.

    Captive animals are often provided with cage enrichments in order to improve their welfare. Swimming water is an often-discussed requirement for farmed mink. The present study aimed to give insight into the value of swimming water for farmed mink by measuring anticipatory and stereotypical...

  8. Designing better water troughs: 2. Surface area and height, but not depth, influence dairy cows' preference

    | Contributor(s):: Teixeira, D. L., Hotzel, M. J., Machado Filho, L. C. P.

    Water consumption affects milk production of dairy cows. In a previous study, we found that dairy cows preferred to drink from larger than from smaller troughs and that intake was higher when water was offered in the larger, preferred troughs. In this study, we investigated some of the trough's...

  9. Developing fish passage and protection at hydropower dams.

    | Contributor(s):: Schilt, C. R.

    The development of waterways, for hydropower and other industrial uses, has substantially altered many of the freshwater habitats of the planet and this has had considerable impact upon aquatic organisms. Industrial changes in aquatic ecosystems, including hydropower development, can restrict...

  10. The effect of level of feeding on water turnover in growing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Yang, T. S., Price, M. A., Aherne, F. X.

    Water turnover was measured by tritium dilution in 3 groups of 8 growing pigs receiving different amounts of the same diet for 9 weeks. Control pigs (ration R1) were fed 47 g/kg bodyweight initially (about 10 weeks of age, 27.8 kg liveweight), gradually reducing to 34 g/kg at the end of the...

  11. To swim or not to swim: an interpretation of farmed mink's motivation for a water bath

    | Contributor(s):: Vinke, C. M., Hansen, S. W., Mononen, J., Korhonen, H., Cooper, J. J., Mohaibes, M., Bakken, M., Spruijt, B. M.

    How an animal's behavioural needs can be met is a pivotal issue in the assessment of welfare for captive animals. The value of swimming water for farmed mink is an example of how scientific and societal questions relating to animal welfare can be answered. A number of studies have addressed...

  12. Designing better water troughs: dairy cows prefer and drink more from larger troughs

    | Contributor(s):: Machado Filho, L. C. P., Teixeira, D. L., Weary, D. M., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Hotzel, M. J.

    Little previous work has examined the effects of water trough design on dairy cattle. In the current study we tested the effects of water trough height and size on preference and water intake of cows on pasture. In the first experiment, cows (n=14) were individually given access to two...

  13. Management and behaviour of dolphins

    | Contributor(s):: Manton, V. J.

  14. No effect of drinking water temperature (ambient vs. chilled) on consumption of water during hot summer weather in ponies

    | Contributor(s):: McDonnell, S. M., Kristula, M. A.

    Consumption of ambient warm (17-31 degrees C) vs. ice-chilled (0-1 degrees ) drinking water was compared in a within-subjects crossover trial using 9 mature pony stallions housed in tie-stalls during hot summer weather (15-29 degrees ). Ponies drank similar quantities whether provided warm water...

  15. Salivary cortisol in pigs after adrenocorticotrophin, food and water deprivation, handling, transport simulation and mixing

    | Contributor(s):: Parrot, R. F., Misson, B. H., Baldwin, B. A.

  16. A note on the preference of naive horses for different water bowls

    | Contributor(s):: Krawczel, P. D., Friend, T. H., Johnson, R.

    The aim of this study was to determine which of four different models of automatic waterbowls naive horses prefer. Two groups of horses (n=8 and 11, respectively) and three individual horses were used to determine the percentage of daily water consumption from two float valve (Lister SB NT 100,...

  17. A preliminary study on the utilization of an onboard watering system by horses during commercial transport

    | Contributor(s):: Iacono, C. M., Friend, T. H., Johnson, R. D., Krawczel, P. D., Archer, G. S.

    This study determined if slaughter horses would drink from an onboard watering system in a commercial semi-trailer, provided an estimate of how long water needed to be available, and determined if water consumption reduced weight loss. Three shipments to either Fort Worth or Morton, Texas of...

  18. Drinking water temperature affects consumption of water during cold weather in ponies

    | Contributor(s):: Kristula, M. A., McDonnell, S. M.

    In 2 cross-over trials, 14 pony stallions, aged between 2 and 21 years and weighing 165 to 245 kg, were fed on diets of grass and lucerne hay 5 kg/day and heated (average 19 degrees C), hot (46-49 degrees ) or ambient near-freezing (0-1 degrees ) drinking water for 5-day periods. In experiment 1,...

  19. Effect of source and lairage on some behavioural and biochemical measurements of feed restriction and dehydration in cattle at a slaughterhouse

    | Contributor(s):: Jarvis, A. M., Harrington, D. W. J., Cockram, M. S.

    Scan samples of the postural, eating and drinking behaviours of 92 groups of cattle, and focal samples of the eating and drinking behaviour of 378 individuals, were made during the initial 3 h in a commercial slaughterhouse lairage. Cattle which arrived from markets spent more time drinking and...

  20. Effect of water renewal on dominance hierarchy of juvenile Nile tilapia

    | Contributor(s):: Goncalves-de-Freitas, E., Teresa, F. B., Gomes, F. S., Giaquinto, P. C.

    Nile tilapia social position (Oreochromis niloticus) can be mediated by multiple channels, including chemical communication. Absence of chemical cues in the environment prevents hierarchical settlement among pairs, and enhances time spent in confrontations. The aim of this study was to test the...