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Limited space in dairy cattle farming is associated with frequent encounters between cows, often resulting in agonistic interactions and injuries, especially in horned cows. Previous studies with dairy cows investigated space allowances in the waiting area in front of the parlour, the lying area,...

Author(s)
Lutz, J.; Burla, J. B.; Gygax, L.; Wechsler, B.; Würbel, H.; Friedli, K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2019, 218, pp 104819
Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between cow reproductive performance and welfare evaluated at the herd level using the Welfare Quality protocol. The 11 criteria, four principles (good feeding, good housing, good health and appropriate behavior, scale 0-100) and overall welfare...

Author(s)
Grimard, B.; Roches, A. de B. des; Coignard, M.; Lehébel, A.; Chuiton, A.; Mounier, L.; Veissier, I.; Guatteo, R.; Bareille, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2019, 248, pp 1-7
Abstract

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is increasingly used to address impaired social competence in patients with acquired brain injury. However, the efficacy of AAT has not been tested in these patients. We used a randomised, controlled within subject trial to determine the effects of AAT on social...

Author(s)
Hediger, K.; Thommen, S.; Wagner, C.; Gaab, J.; Hund-Georgiadis, M.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 1, pp 5831
Abstract

This study aimed to examine the habits of dog walking in Japan using an internet survey of insured dog owners. About 96.4% of the respondents (n=1,151) reported that they would take their dogs for a walk and they most frequently walk their dogs once or twice a day (75.9%) for 30 min to 1 hr...

Author(s)
Kwan, N. C. L.; Inoue, M.; Yamada, A.; Sugiura, K.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Zoonoses and Public Health, 2019, 66, 4, pp 393-400
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

Sexual dimorphism in body size, aggression, and dispersal patterns may affect the degree to which males and females perceive aggression from either sex as stressful. Whereas male macaques typically disperse to new groups at maturity, thus encountering many unfamiliar individuals of both sexes,...

Author(s)
Linden, J. B.; McCowan, B.; Capitanio, J. P.; Isbell, L. A.
Publisher
Springer-Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Primates, 2019, 60, 1, pp 51-62
Abstract

Degus (Octodon degus) and chinchillas (Chincilla laniger and C. brevicaudata) are not only popular pets but also widely used laboratory animals. Degus are models of diabetes and are also used in sociological and human psychological studies. As the anatomy of the chinchillas' ear is similar to that...

Author(s)
Hetényi, N.; Fodor, K.; Fekete, S. Gy.
Publisher
Herman Ottó Institute Nonprofit Ltd., Budapest, Hungary
Citation
Magyar Állatorvosok Lapja, 2019, 141, 1, pp 27-38
Abstract

This book contains 9 chapters that discuss cattle production systems; common animal-based assessment measures; approaches, goals and next steps in assessment of cattle welfare on farms; effects, challenges and progress in human-animal interactions; feed and water selection, ability to move freely...

Author(s)
Tucker, C. B.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in cattle welfare, 2018, pp xv + 250 pp.
Abstract

This paper presents guidelines on determining the basic needs of horses and factors to consider in assuring the health and welfare of domesticated as well as free range horses.

Author(s)
Hausberger, M.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire - Équine, 2018, 12, 46, pp 21-24
Abstract

Biomedical facilities across the nation and worldwide aim to develop cost-effective methods for the reproductive management of macaque breeding groups, typically by housing macaques in large, multi-male multi-female social groups that provide monkey subjects for research as well as appropriate...

Author(s)
McCowan, B.; Beisner, B.; Hannibal, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 156, pp 77-82

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