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There is considerable interest in how early life experiences shape behavioural development. For example, the socialisation of unfamiliar pigs pre-weaning has been suggested to decrease aggression during later life. However, the behavioural mechanisms behind this socialisation effect remain...

Author(s)
Weller, J. E.; Camerlink, I.; Turner, S. P.; Farish, M.; Arnott, G.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 1, pp 4180
Abstract

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

Anomalous coloration is defined as the excess or deficit of pigmentation in some region(s) or throughout the entire body of an animal, and have been classified as piebalism, leucism, or albinism. The first record of anomalous coloration for the collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) was a leucistic cub...

Author(s)
Silva, V. L. da; Cândido, J.; Campanha, J. N.; Oliveira, D. R. de; Gheler-Costa, C.; Oda, F. H.
Publisher
Springer (India) Private Limited, New Delhi, India
Citation
Tropical Ecology, 2019, 60, 2, pp 303-305
Abstract

Emotions are important for social animals because animals' emotions function as beneficial cues to identify valuable resources such as food or to avoid danger by providing environmental information. Emotions also enable animals to predict individuals' behavior and determine how to behave in a...

Author(s)
Baba, C.; Kawai, M.; Takimoto-Inose, A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 9, pp 630
Abstract

Variation in resting behaviour across animals may be driven by adaptations towards their environment. Wolves and dogs seem promising models to examine this idea as they share a common ancestor, but occupy different socio-ecological niches. While wolves generally avoid humans, hunt, defend their...

Author(s)
Kortekaas, K.; Kotrschal, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2019, 166, pp 103877
Abstract

Assessing changes in oxytocin (OT) levels in response to a variety of social stimuli has become of major interest in the field of behavioral endocrinology. OT is involved in the regulation of various aspects of social behavior such as tolerance, and the formation and maintenance of social bonds but ...

Author(s)
Schaebs, F. S.; Marshall-Pescini, S.; Range, F.; Deschner, T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
General and Comparative Endocrinology, 2019, 281, pp 73-82
Abstract

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens produce pheromones responsible for mediating both male mating behavior and many critical facets of worker social organization within their colony. These pheromones are dynamic multi-component blends, allowing the communication of detailed information. Indeed,...

Author(s)
Villar, G.; Hefetz, A.; Grozinger, C. M.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2019, 45, 7, pp 588-597
Abstract

In order to investigate the effects of walks on dog behavior, a questionnaire divided into 4 sections was used. Based on the 260 questionnaires collected, it was possible to create two groups: one formed by 157 dogs that made daily long walks of a duration greater than one hour (LWD) and another of ...

Author(s)
Panizzolo, G.; Sergi, V.
Publisher
Edizioni ETS, Pisa, Italy
Citation
Dog Behavior, 2019, 5, 1, pp 33-36

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