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Early life socialization of piglets has been shown to reduce piglet aggression at weaning, but information on sow health and long-term benefits is lacking. We aimed to assess how socialization impacts sow udder quality and long-term pig behaviour and growth. At two weeks of age, 65 litters either...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Farish, M.; D'Eath, R. B.; Arnott, G.; Turner, S. P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 11, pp 192
Abstract

Dogs are known to excel in interspecific communication with humans and both communicate with humans and follow human communicative cues. Two tests commonly used to test these skills are, firstly, the problem-solving paradigm, and, secondly, following human referential signals, for example pointing. ...

Author(s)
Sundman, A. S.; Persson, M. E.; Grozelier, A.; Halldén, L. L.; Jensen, P.; Roth, L. S. V.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 201, pp 46-53
Abstract

Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) are social animals and, therefore, social interactions with conspecifics are crucial for their welfare. However, in kennelled dogs, the ability to interact with conspecifics may be limited. Swiss military dogs, for instance, are kept individually without direct...

Author(s)
Gfrerer, N.; Taborsky, M.; Würbel, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 201, pp 54-60
Abstract

Providing social housing for adult male macaques can be challenging. One successful strategy for long-term social housing of adult male macaques is to pair them with adult females; however, unwanted breeding must be prevented by sterilization of the male or female. Vasectomy is a simple, highly...

Author(s)
Ekanayake-Alper, D. K.; Wilson, S. R.; Scholz, J. A.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Comparative Medicine, 2018, 68, 2, pp 168-176
Abstract

The behavior of an individual is the result of continuous interchange with the environment in which the dog lives and the genotype of the individual. The genetic or hereditary component is constant and immutable throughout the life of the animal, while the environment and learning can be addressed...

Author(s)
Palestrini, C.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2018, 35, 5, pp 9-16
Abstract

Opportunities for positive social interaction are important in captive animals, and social interactions can be used as a welfare indicator. Wild elephants live in related multigenerational herds; however, in captivity they are often managed in less related groups, which could impact the quality of...

Author(s)
Harvey, N. D.; Daly, C.; Clark, N.; Ransford, E.; Wallace, S.; Yon, L.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 8, pp 132
Abstract

Oxytocin has been well researched in association with psychological variables and is widely accepted as a key modulator of human social behaviour. Previous work indicates involvement of oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in human-human empathy, however little is...

Author(s)
Connor, M.; Lawrence, A. B.; Brown, S. M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 8, pp 140
Abstract

Selection for indirect genetic effects (IGE), i.e. the genetic effect of an individual on a trait of another individual, is a promising avenue to increase trait values in plant and animal breeding. Studies in livestock suggest that selection for IGE for growth (IGEg) might increase animals'...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Ursinus, W. W.; Bartels, A. C.; Bijma, P.; Bolhuis, J. E.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Behavior Genetics, 2018, 48, 5, pp 413-420
Abstract

Behavioural disorders are a major reason for euthanasia and sheltering of pet dogs. The prevention and treatment of behavioural disorders requires a better understanding of the underlying causes. Early life experiences, such as maternal care, attachment and socialisation, have long lasting and...

Author(s)
Dietz, L.; Arnold, A. M. K.; Goerlich-Jansson, V. C.; Vinke, C. M.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2018, 155, 2/3, pp 83-114
Abstract

This study aims to define the personality traits perceived by the owners of multiple pets and to evaluate how they are modulated by experiential-environmental factors. A questionnaire was administered to 1270 owners of multiple pets (dogs and cats) to collect data on the demographics, management,...

Author(s)
Menchetti, L.; Calipari, S.; Guelfi, G.; Catanzaro, A.; Diverio, S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 6, pp 80

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