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The process of chopping food for zoo animals is common in many zoos, but few studies have evaluated the benefits. While the perceived benefits of chopped diets include reduced food aggression, it is acknowledged that chopping food is time consuming for keepers and increases the risk of desiccation...

Author(s)
Shora, J. A.; Myhill, M. N. G.; Brereton, J. E.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2018, 6, 1, pp 22-25
Abstract

The formation and modification of social groups in captivity are delicate management tasks. The ability for personnel to anticipate changes in group dynamics following compositional changes can increase the likelihood of successful management with minimized injury or social instability. Hamadryas...

Author(s)
Ryan, A. M.; Hauber, M. E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2016, 35, 2, pp 137-146
Abstract

The environment of the laboratory cat can be restrictive and may impact their welfare. Enrichment is often provided to alleviate welfare impacts but is seldom assessed or validated for efficacy. This study investigated the effect of novel room furniture (a screen) on the expression of agonistic and ...

Author(s)
Desforges, E. J.; Moesta, A.; Farnworth, M. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 178, pp 60-68
Abstract

The primary goal of this study was to understand how changes in temperature and oxygen could influence social behaviour and aerobic metabolism of the Amazonian dwarf cichlid Apistogramma agassizii. Social hierarchies were established over a period of 96 h by observing the social interactions,...

Author(s)
Kochhann, D.; Campos, D. F.; Val, A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 2015, 190, pp 54-60
Abstract

Feeding primates in zoological institutions is no simple task due to their varying nutritional requirements and complex social organisation. Daily feeding in a zoo enclosure of high quality food items, such as fruits, may encourage food-based dominance within a group, which leads to unequal...

Author(s)
Cabana, F.; Praveena Jayarajah; Oh PeiYee; Hsu ChiaDa
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2018, 6, 1, pp 16-21
Abstract

In modern rearing systems, turkey producers often face economic losses due to increased aggression, feather pecking, cannibalism, leg disorders, or injuries among birds, which are also significant welfare issues. The main underlying causes appear to relate to rapid growth, flock size, density, poor ...

Author(s)
Marchewka, J.; Watanabe, T. T. N.; Ferrante, V.; Estevez, I.
Publisher
Poultry Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Poultry Science, 2013, 92, 6, pp 1467-1473
CABI Book Info
Cover for The behaviour of the domestic cat.

The second edition of this book contains 12 chapters that discuss the domestication and general biology (anatomy and physiology), senses, behaviour mechanisms, behavioural development, communication, feeding behaviour, hunting and predatory behaviours, social behaviour, relationship with humans,...

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book
Abstract

Many horse owners tend to group horses according to gender, in an attempt to reduce aggressive interactions and the risk of injuries. The aim of our experiment was to test the effects of such gender separation on injuries, social interactions and individual distance in domestic horses. A total of...

Author(s)
Jørgensen, G. H. M.; Borsheim, L.; Mejdell, C. M.; Søndergaard, E.; Bøe, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 1/2, pp 94-99
Abstract

The aim of this experiment was to investigate the effects of increased group size on eating- and resting behaviour, aggression and feed intake in housed ewes. During an initial period of 14 days 36 adult (2-6 years old) ewes of the domestic Norwegian Dala breed were divided into four groups of 9....

Author(s)
Jørgensen, G. H. M.; Andersen, I. L.; Berg, S.; Bøe, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 116, 2/4, pp 198-203
Abstract

This study aimed at determining the effect of the increase of foraging opportunities on the behaviour and welfare of breeding mares housed in individual boxes but allowed outside 6 h a day in a bare paddock. One hundred Arab breeding mares were divided into two groups of 50 according to the...

Author(s)
Benhajali, H.; Richard-Yris, M. A.; Ezzaouia, M.; Charfi, F.; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2009, 3, 9, pp 1308-1312

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