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The kennel environment, even for short periods, is a potential psychogenic stressor for most dogs owing to its novel surroundings and separation from social attachment figures. To improve their well-being, they could be submitted to problem-solving games, because individual play, like problem...

Author(s)
Zilocchi, M.
Publisher
Edizioni ETS, Pisa, Italy
Citation
Dog Behavior, 2018, 4, 1, pp 9-19
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Circadian distribution and characterisation of social behaviour in a group of domestic donkeys (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Equus asinus</i>).

Author(s)
Normando, S.; Mongillo, P.; Visentin, F.; Mosaner, R. A.; Marinelli, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
Abstract

Life experiences and living conditions can influence the problem-solving strategies and the communicative abilities of dogs with humans. The goals of this study were to determine any behavioural differences between Labrador Retrievers living in a kennel and those living in a house as pets and to...

Author(s)
D'Aniello, B.; Scandurra, A.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2016, 19, 3, pp 565-570
Abstract

Rabbits are common pets in many European countries, including Italy. However, little is known about their behavior and general welfare. The purpose of this study was to explore behaviors of Italian domestic rabbits as perceived by their owners and to investigate the effect of sex on these behaviors ...

Author(s)
d'Ovidio, D.; Pierantoni, L.; Noviello, E.; Pirrone, F.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 15, pp 37-42
AbstractFull Text

The increasing attention paid by both the legislature and consumers concerning animal welfare has raised criticism regarding the tie stall housing system of dairy cattle, since it restricts voluntary movement and limits the social behaviour of cows. The aim of this study was to compare the welfare...

Author(s)
Giuliotti, L.; Benvenuti, M. N.; Lai, O.; Accorsi, P. A.; Rizzuto, M.; Lotti, C.; Petrulli, C. A.; Martini, A.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Jastrzebiec, Poland
Citation
Animal Science Papers and Reports, 2017, 35, 4, pp 379-386
Abstract

Author(s)
Biolatti, C.; Modesto, P.; Maurella, C.; Dezzutto, D.; Pera, F.; Nucci, E. di; Malusa, F.; Tarantola, M.; Gennero, S.; Acutis, P. L.
Publisher
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, May 13th-16th, 2015, Barcelona, Spain, 2015, pp 102
Abstract

In modern zoos, training should be an integral component of the animal care and management. The benefits of training include the opportunity for positive interactions with caretakers. This study was carried out with a group of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) housed at the Garda Zoological...

Author(s)
Spiezio, C.; Piva, F.; Regaiolli, B.; Vaglio, S.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2015, 24, 3, pp 283-290
Abstract

Genetic studies of social behaviour have currently received new impetus from models including indirect genetic effects (IGEs) of social partners. This study aimed at investigating the contribution of conspecifics in social dominance, considered as response of dyadic interaction that is, winning...

Author(s)
Sartori, C.; Mantovani, R.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Heredity, 2013, 110, 1, pp 3-9
Abstract

The adaptation of translocated organisms to a new environment in the first years after their release is crucial in translocation programs because it may affect survival and reproductive success. Therefore, identifying the factors determining resource selection by the relocated animals is essential...

Author(s)
Scillitani, L.; Darmon, G.; Monaco, A.; Cocca, G.; Sturaro, E.; Rossi, L.; Ramanzin, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Management, 2013, 77, 4, pp 761-769
AbstractFull Text

In Italy, National Law (281/1991) prohibits euthanasia of shelter dogs if they are not dangerous or suffering seriously. Adoption rates in rescue shelters are often lower than entrance rates, leading inevitably to overcrowded facilities where animals are likely to spend the rest of their lives in...

Author(s)
Villa, P. dalla; Barnard, S.; Fede, E. di; Podaliri, M.; Candeloro, L.; Nardo, A. di; Siracusa, C.; Serpell, J. A.
Publisher
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale', Teramo, Italy
Citation
Veterinaria Italiana, 2013, 49, 2, pp 219-230 (It), 231-241 (En)

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