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There is a lack of clarity on whether pigs can emotionally respond to musical stimulation and whether that response is related to music structure. Qualitative Behavioral Assessment (QBA) was used to evaluate effects of 16 distinct musical pieces (in terms of harmonic structure) on emotional...

Author(s)
Cardona, J. Z.; Ceballos, M. C.; Tarazona Morales, A. M.; Jaramillo, E. D.; Jesús Rodríguez, B. de
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2022, 12, 3,
Abstract

Little is known about the impact of social and environmental enrichment on improving livestock resilience, i.e. the ability to quickly recover from perturbations. We evaluated the effect of an alternative housing system (AHS) on resilience of pigs, as compared to conventional housing (CONV). The...

Author(s)
Parois, S. P.; Zande, L. E. van der; Knol, E. F.; Kemp, B.; Rodenburg, T. B.; Bolhuis, J. E.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2022, 12, 4,
Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of environmental enrichment on the thermoregulatory and behavioral responses of goats raised in semi-arid conditions. 12 Saanen goats lactating, aged between 2 and 4 years, clinically healthy with a mean body weight of 31.4 ± 1.65 kg and body condition score...

Author(s)
Nascimento, A. P. A. do; Castro, M. S. M.; Oliveira, D. de S.; Silveira, R. M. F.; Vega, W. H. O.; Nobre, M. E. M.; Andrioli, A.; Vasconcelos, A. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Thermal Biology, 2022, 106,
Abstract

It is widely acknowledged that environmental enrichment can improve animals' welfare and emotional state. This study used cognitive bias and response to a novel object to assess the effect of enriched housing on emotional state in sheep. Eighteen sheep were trained to discriminate between...

Author(s)
Stephenson, E.; Haskell, M. J.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2022, 25, 1, pp 62-74
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This study aimed to determine the effects of providing environmental enrichment materials-pumice stone and alfalfa hay-to laying hens in the aviary system. A total of 2196 40-week-old Hy-Line Brown laying hens were randomly allotted to three treatment groups: (1) no enrichment (control; CON), (2)...

Author(s)
Son Jiseon; Lee WooDo; Kim HeeJin; Kang BoSeok; Kang HwanKu
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 9,
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This study evaluated the effect of environmental enrichment on the performance, behaviour and welfare aspects; blood biochemistry; carcass and meat quality traits of broiler chickens. A total of 450 straight run broiler chicks (Ross-308) were divided into 5 treatment groups having 6 replicates of...

Author(s)
Zahoor, M. S.; Sohail Ahmad; Muhammad Usman; Muhammad Dawood; El-Sabrout, K.; Hashmi, S. G. M. D.; Khan, E. U.; Hussain, M.; Maqsood, M. A.; Latif, H. R. A.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2022, 54, 151, pp (30 March 2022)
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Computer-vision systems for herd detection and monitoring are increasingly present in precision livestock. This technology provides insights into how environmental variations affect the group's movement pattern. We hypothesize that the cluster and unrest indexes based on computer vision (CV) can...

Author(s)
Massari, J. M.; Moura, D. J. de; Alencar Nääs, I. de; Pereira, D. F.; Branco, T.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 7,
Abstract

Improving the housing of pregnant sows by giving them more space and access to deep straw had positive effects on their welfare, influenced their maternal behavior and improved the survival of their offspring. The present study aimed at determining whether these effects were actually due to ...

Author(s)
Merlot, E.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Peuteman, B.; Père, M. C.; Louveau, I.; Perruchot, M. H.; Prunier, A.; Gondret, F.; Quesnel, H.; Gardan-Salmon, D.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2022, 249,
Abstract

Housing unweaned calves individually in barren environments negatively affects their growth, cognitive ability, and adaptability to environmental changes in later life. Social housing has been shown to improve those aspects, whereas physical environmental enrichment has rarely been studied in...

Author(s)
Zhang ChenYu; Juniper, D. T.; Meagher, R. K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2022, 249,
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In conventional rearing systems, fast-growing broiler chickens commonly experience welfare issues, such as contact dermatitis, walking difficulties or a lack of expression of species-specific behaviours. Enriching their environment may be a way to improve their welfare. The objective of this study...

Author(s)
Mocz, F.; Michel, V.; Janvrot, M.; Moysan, J. P.; Keita, A.; Riber, A. B.; Guinebretière, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 5,

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