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Dominance indices are calculated by considering the differences between the number of won and lost fights. Whether these differences show a significant asymmetric outcome or not is neglected. Thus, two calculation methods for the limits of significant dyads are proposed using a sign test based on...

Author(s)
Büttner, K.; Czycholl, I.; Mees, K.; Krieter, J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 344
Abstract

The effect that visitors have on the behavior and welfare of animals is a widely-studied topic in zoo animal welfare. Typically, these studies focus on how the presence or activity levels of visitors affect animals. However, for many species, and particularly primates, social factors, such as...

Author(s)
Woods, J. M.; Ross, S. R.; Cronin, K. A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 316
Abstract

Group housing of gestating sows benefits their welfare by allowing them freedom of movement and the opportunity for social interaction. However, social life could also bring disadvantages for individuals who receive direct aggression or are displaced from the feeder. The aim of this study was to...

Author(s)
Norring, M.; Valros, A.; Bergman, P.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Heinonen, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 2, pp 392-398
Abstract

Stereotypical behaviours (SBs) are abnormal, repetitive behaviours often observed in captivity. SBs are linked to impoverished captive conditions, and stereotypic individuals show a particular set of behaviours (e.g. bolder personality, greater activity) indicating proactive coping. Yet, we do not...

Author(s)
Silber, S.; Joshi, S.; Pillay, N.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2019, 212, pp 74-81
Abstract

Group housing provides horses with social contact, a lack of which is associated with health and behavior problems. Despite the benefits of group housing for horses, horse owners are concerned about aggression and resulting injuries. This study focused on agonistic and affiliative interactions in a ...

Author(s)
Pierard, M.; McGreevy, P.; Geers, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2019, 29, pp 61-69
Abstract

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are endangered carnivores with a population size that is currently estimated at 6,600 adults in the wild. The European Endangered Species Program (EEP) for African wild dogs aims to maintain a healthy zoo population that is sustainable in the long term and thereby...

Author(s)
Zijlmans, D. G. M.; Duchateau, M. J. H. M.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2019, 7, 1, pp 25-30
Abstract

Hormones influence the social behaviour of dogs. Castration of male dogs induces a reduction of testosterone and has been shown to affect social behaviours associated with aggression and reproduction. Changes in social behaviour could be critical in working dogs, which should be well trainable and...

Author(s)
Gfrerer, N.; Taborsky, M.; Würbel, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2019, 211, pp 84-87
Abstract

Objectives: To quantify behavior and productivity of females grouped in small static groups when fed using a single-entry/exit electronic sow feeder (ESF) over two consecutive gestation periods. Materials and methods: Fifty-eight gilts with no previous experience in group gestation housing were...

Author(s)
Campler, M.; Pairis-Garcia, M.; Kieffer, J.; Moeller, S.
Publisher
American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Perry, USA
Citation
Journal of Swine Health and Production, 2019, 27, 2, pp 76-86
Abstract

We explore how herd composition and management factors correlate with frequencies of social interactions in horse groups. Since the welfare of horses correlates with low aggression levels and social contact opportunities, information of this kind is important. The data are a collection of records...

Author(s)
Sigurjónsdóttir, H.; Haraldsson, H.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 1, pp 14
Abstract

Social interactions are central to the health and psychological well-being of domestic animals. Until now, research has overwhelmingly focused on negative social behaviours such as aggression or the lack of social interactions such as social separation and isolation. This contradicts the fact that...

Author(s)
Rault, J. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2019, 210, pp 113-123

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