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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

We examined the effects of regulating the viewing proximity of visitors and the intensity of visitor behaviour on behaviours indicative of fear and stress physiology of 15 zoo-housed little penguins (Eudyptula minor). A 2×2 factorial fully randomised design was used to examine the effects of...

Author(s)
Chiew, S. J.; Butler, K. L.; Sherwen, S. L.; Coleman, G. J.; Fanson, K. V.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 285
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In intensive feeding systems, competition may be high and social dominance may affect animal performance by changing dry matter intake (DMI) and behavioral time budgets. If competition level is maintain over time, the strategies developed by heifers of different social status are expected to...

Author(s)
Fiol, C.; Aguerre, M.; Carriquiry, M.; Ungerfeld, R.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 6, pp 1297-1303
Abstract

Since the late 1970s, scientific evidence has accumulated showing that pet ownership can have positive effects on people's physical and mental wellbeing. This paper reviews the current state of affairs regarding the relationship between companion animals and human health, focusing on both the...

Author(s)
Wells, D. L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2019, 32, 2, pp 169-181
Abstract

As part of the European Conference on Behavioral Biology 2018, we organized a symposium entitled, "Animal personality: providing new insights into behavior?" The aims of this symposium were to address current research in the personality field, spanning both behavioral ecology and psychology, to...

Author(s)
Wilson, V.; Guenther, A.; Øverli, Ø.; Seltmann, M. W.; Altschul, D.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 5, pp 240
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore first time handlers' experiences when working with an assistance dog (AD). Interviewees included seven first time AD handlers and 14 other individuals close to these handlers, including family members, carers and AD instructors. Semi-structured interviews...

Author(s)
Gravrok, J.; Bendrups, D.; Howell, T.; Bennett, P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 5, pp 203
Abstract

Dichlorvos (2,2-dichlorovinyl-dimethylphosphate), an organophosphorus pesticide used for indoor insect and livestock parasite control, is among the most common commercially available pesticides. However, there are significant concerns over its toxicity, especially due to its relative stability in...

Author(s)
Altenhofen, S.; Nabinger, D. D.; Bitencourt, P. E. R.; Bonan, C. D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Environmental Pollution, 2019, 245, pp 1117-1123
Abstract

Ley crops can be preserved as silage and can serve as a locally produced feedstuff/enrichment for pigs. It is important to determine the potential for using ley crops grown on-farm in pig production and to evaluate dietary inclusion of different roughage types on pig performance and behaviour. This ...

Author(s)
Ǻkerfeldt, M. P.; Nihlstrand, J.; Neil, M.; Lundeheim, N.; Andersson, H. K.; Wallenbeck, A.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Organic Agriculture, 2019, 9, 1, pp 127-138
Abstract

This book 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 species. It provides an accessible, engaging...

Author(s)
Ha, J. C.; Campion, T. L.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Dog behavior. Modern science and our canine companions, 2019, pp 205 pp.

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