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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
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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
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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

Feline social behaviour is frequently misunderstood by owners, which can lead to people not meeting the species-specific needs of their cats (Felis sylvestris catus). Despite the fact that cats are adaptable and can at times form social bonds with other cats, it should not be forgotten that cats...

Author(s)
Trevorrow, N.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2019, 24, 5, pp 257-261
Abstract

The adoption of technology (TA) in dairy production systems (SLP) is determined by productive, socioeconomic and cultural factors. However, historically, the analysis of SLP has been mainly focused on productive factors; sociological aspects such as culture, customs, and socioeconomic conditions...

Author(s)
Taramuel, J.; Barrios, D.; Cerón-Muñoz, M.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2019, 31, 4, pp Article 59
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.
Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate if female growing pigs spend similar amounts of time exploring a wooden stick as they do exploring enrichment material regardless of its proximity to the feeder. Forty-eight pigs aged 18 to 26 weeks allocated to 16 pens with three pigs per pen were...

Author(s)
Dalmau, A.; Areal, B.; Machado, S.; Pallisera, J.; Velarde, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2019, 22, 2, pp 116-126
Abstract

During pregnancy, the maternal immune system is characterized by a shift from adaptive to innate immune functions. Besides, the immune system can be influenced by social rank. Detailed knowledge of pregnancy-associated immune changes and of the interplay of rank-associated and gestation-induced...

Author(s)
Schalk, C.; Pfaffinger, B.; Schmucker, S.; Weiler, U.; Stefanski, V.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 3, pp 112
CAB ReviewFull Text

In many animal species, facial expressions are key elements for recognizing emotions and numerous types of social interaction. Emotions are complex reactions that allow individuals to cope with full events that have either positive or negative meaning and involve certain neurophysiological...

Author(s)
Lezama-García, K.; Orihuela, A.; Olmos-Hernández, A.; Reyes-Long, S.; Mota-Rojas, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 028, pp 1-12

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