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  1. Environmental and training factors affect canine detection probabilities for terrestrial newt surveys

    Contributor(s):: Grimm-Seyfarth, A.

  2. Historical development of horse breeds

    Contributor(s):: Tuncer, S. S., Kozat, S.

    This study was conducted to examine the historical development process of modern horse breeds. Horses are among the few species that have managed to become domesticated on earth. The domestication of horses took place after dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, reindeer and poultry. It is accepted that the...

  3. Thunderstorm phobia in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Kari Wallentine

    Canine thunderstorm phobia is a common, frustrating, and complex problem that, due to the often severe nature of the clinical signs, can lead to canine relinquishment to shelters. Although a potentially treatable disorder, existing treatment options have several limitations and variable success...

  4. How Does Variation in Winter Weather Affect Deer-Vehicle Collision Rates

    Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Olson, John A. Bissonette, Patricia C. Cramer, Patrick J. Jackson, Kevin D. Bunnell, Daniel C. Coster

    Understanding how deer move in relationship to roads is critical, because deer are in vehicle collisions, and collisions cause vehicle damage, as well as human injuries and fatalities. In temperate climates, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus have distinct movement patterns that affect their spatial...

  5. Wintertime use of natural versus artificial shelter by cattle in nature reserves in temperate areas

    Contributor(s):: Laer, E. van, Ampe, B., Moons, C., Sonck, B., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

    The current study contributes scientific observation to the ongoing debate about whether and when artificial shelter (man-made), in addition to natural shelter (vegetation), should be provided to cattle grazing in nature reserves during temperate winters. In several year-round grazing projects in...

  6. Validating methods to determine walking rates of elephants within a zoological institution

    Contributor(s):: Miller, L. J., Andrews, J., Anderson, M.

  7. Behavioural responses of cattle to shared foraging with wild herbivores in an East African rangeland

    | Contributor(s):: Odadi, W. O., Okeyo-Owuor, J. B., Young, T. P.

    We assessed whether prior foraging by wild herbivores affected foraging behaviour of cattle in Laikipia rangeland, Kenya, during February 2001, August 2001 and February 2002. The study compared cattle bite rate, step rate and bites per step in plots exclusively accessible to cattle and those...

  8. Dairy cows prefer shade that offers greater protection against solar radiation in summer: shade use, behaviour, and body temperature

    | Contributor(s):: Schutz, K. E., Rogers, A. R., Cox, N. R., Tucker, C. B.

    There is considerable evidence that shade is a valuable resource for cattle in summer, but less is known about the important design features of effective shade. The aim of this experiment was to investigate if lactating dairy cows have a preference for shade that offers greater protection against...

  9. How important is shade to dairy cattle? Choice between shade or lying following different levels of lying deprivation

    | Contributor(s):: Schutz, K. E., Cox, N. R., Matthews, L. R.

    Provision of shade to dairy cattle in summer can alleviate negative effects of heat stress. The aim of this study was to investigate the relative importance of shade to lactating dairy cows in different ambient weather conditions in summer. The motivation to use shade was compared to the...

  10. The effect of breed and housing system on dairy cow feeding and lying behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: O'Driscoll, K., Boyle, L., Hanlon, A.

    In Ireland there is growing interest in managing dairy cows on out-wintering pads (OWPs) during the winter, as a low cost alternative to housing indoors. This study investigated feeding and lying behaviour of two breeds of dairy cow (Holstein-Friesian and Norwegian Red) at pasture (PAS) and in...

  11. Use of different artificial shelter types by farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) calves

    | Contributor(s):: Hodgetts, B. V., Waas, J. R., Matthews, L. R.

    Young red deer often use natural shelter in a farmed situation. The aim of our study was to determine if certain types or shapes of shelter would be preferred. During the calving season, a group of 19 hinds and their calves was kept in a paddock containing a variety of artificial shelters. 16...

  12. Effects of density, season and weather on use of an altitudinal gradient by sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Mysterud, A., Iversen, C., Austrheim, G.

    The distribution of high-quality forage is an important determinant for foraging patterns of ruminants. It has been suggested that herbivores should gradually increase the use of higher altitudes as new, high-quality forage emerges. Further, the ideal-free distribution (IFD) theory predicts a...

  13. A review of mulesing and other methods to control flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C.

    Flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep has the potential to have a major impact on the welfare of significant numbers of sheep worldwide, but particularly in Australia. The main control method used in Australia, the mulesing operation to remove folds of skin from the hindquarters of the sheep, is...

  14. Protective behaviour of Konik horses in response to insect harassment

    | Contributor(s):: Gorecka, A., Jezierski, T.

    The natural protective behaviour displayed by Konik Polski horses against flies was investigated. The factors considered were age (adults versus foals), management system (forest reserve versus pasture), weather conditions and type of horse activity. Twenty-five Konik Polski adults and 18 foals...