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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 play...

Author(s)
Yamanashi, Y.; Nogami, E.; Teramoto, M.; Morimura, N.; Hirata, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 199, pp 75-83
Abstract

Domestication is of unquestionable importance to the technological revolution that has given rise to modern human societies. In this study, we analyzed the DNA and protein sequences of six genes of the oxytocin and arginine vasopressin systems (OXT-OXTR; AVP-AVPR1a, AVPR1b and AVPR2) in 40...

Author(s)
Fam, B. S. O.; Paré, P.; Felkl, A. B.; Vargas-Pinilla, P.; Paixão-Côrtes, V. R.; Viscardi, L. H.; Bortolini, M. C.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Genética, Ribeirâo Preto, Brazil
Citation
Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2018, 41, Suppl. 1, pp 235-242
Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore whether the size of paddocks affected social interactions within a group of horses. Furthermore, the effects of the gender composition in groups on social behavior were investigated. The research was done in a horse-riding center. A total of 78 horses and...

Author(s)
Majecka, K.; Klawe, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2018, 21, 1, pp 8-16
Abstract

Zoo Animals: Husbandry, Welfare and Public Interactions begins by suggesting that maintaining biologically functional and compatible social groups is a primary welfare concern for zoo-housed animals. An overview of the welfare impact of social groupings of a number of zoo-housed animals is...

Author(s)
Berger, M.; Corbett, S.
Publisher
Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Hauppauge, USA
Citation
Zoo animals: husbandry, welfare and public interactions, 2018, pp 323 pp.
Abstract

Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure, and the natural history of the...

Author(s)
Campion, J. H. T.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Dog behavior: modern science and our canine companions, 2018, pp 278 pp.
Abstract

Preferential attention to living creatures is believed to be an intrinsic capacity of the visual system of several species, with perception of biological motion often studied and, in humans, it correlates with social cognitive performance. Although domestic dogs are exceptionally attentive to human ...

Author(s)
Ishikawa, Y.; Mills, D.; Willmott, A.; Mullineaux, D.; Guo Kun
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 2, pp 245-252
Abstract

Evidence from the literature indicates that dogs' choices can be influenced by human-delivered social cues, such as pointing, and pointing combined with facial expression, intonation (i.e., rising and falling voice pitch), and/or words. The present study used an object choice task to investigate...

Author(s)
Colbert-White, E. N.; Tullis, A.; Andresen, D. R.; Parker, K. M.; Patterson, K. E.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 2, pp 253-265
Abstract

Signals of dominance and submissiveness are central to conspecific communication in many species. For domestic animals, sensitivities to these signals in humans may also be beneficial. We presented domestic horses with a free choice between two unfamiliar humans, one adopting a submissive and the...

Author(s)
Smith, A. V.; Wilson, C.; McComb, K.; Proops, L.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 2, pp 307-312
AbstractFull Text

Breeding behaviour of Chinkara (Gazella bennettii) is more conspicuous in the wild than captivity where individuals do not achieve enough chance to show normal behaviour. These behavioural changes were observed in wild and captive sites of Punjab province of Pakistan from April 2013 to December...

Author(s)
Aziz, M. H.; Anjum, K. M.; Javed, K.; Samiullah, K.; Ali, Z.; Khan, S. A.; Suleman, S.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Scientists Forum, Lahore, Pakistan
Citation
JAPS, Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 2018, 28, 2, pp 616-622
AbstractFull Text

The aim of the study was to evaluate heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) in domestic dogs of a breeding facility in the city of Corrientes, Argentina in response to contact with an unknown person, taking into account whether sociability influences these responses. A total of 18 adult dogs, aged ...

Author(s)
Cainzos, R.; Delgado, M. B.; Koscinczuk, P.
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Citation
Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú (RIVEP), 2018, 29, 1, pp 31-40

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