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Nose contact is a frequent form of social behaviour in pigs, but the motivational reasons underlying this behaviour remain unclear. We investigated the frequency, direction and type of sow-piglet nosing behaviour and its association with sow and piglet traits. Social nosing behaviour was recorded...

Author(s)
Portele, K.; Scheck, K.; Siegmann, S.; Feitsch, R.; Maschat, K.; Rault, J. L.; Camerlink, I.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 8, pp 513
Abstract

Both genetic background and maternal care can have a strong influence on cognitive and emotional development. To investigate these effects and their possible interaction, White Leghorn (LH) and Brown Nick (BN) chicks, two hybrid lines of layer hen commonly used commercially, were housed either with ...

Author(s)
Hewlett, S. E.; Nordquist, R. E.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 7, pp 454
Abstract

The present study's aim was to assess the test-retest reliability (TRR) of the 'Welfare Quality® animal welfare assessment protocol for sows and piglets' focusing on the welfare principle 'appropriate behavior'. TRR was calculated using Spearman's rank correlation coefficient (RS), intraclass...

Author(s)
Friedrich, L.; Krieter, J.; Kemper, N.; Czycholl, I.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 7, pp 398
Abstract

Separation of calves from cows within hours or days of birth is common on dairy farms. Stakeholders have conflicting perspectives on whether this practice is harmful or beneficial for the animals' welfare and production. Our objective was to critically evaluate the scientific evidence for both...

Author(s)
Meagher, R. K.; Beaver, A.; Weary, D. M.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2019, 102, 7, pp 5765-5783
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
Abstract

The success of the dog as a companion animal has undeniably led to a shift in dog breeding practices. While effects of inbreeding or large-scale breeding have given rise to numerous studies about potentially related health issues, it remains unclear to what extent behavioural development of dogs is ...

Author(s)
Dendoncker, P. A.; Keuster, T. de; Diederich, C.; Dewulf, J.; Moons, C. P. H.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2019, 184, 23, pp 710
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

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 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
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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