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Animal domestication was an important stage in the human history, which coincided with or probably even promoted the advent of a turning point at which part of the humankind switched from hunting and gathering to husbandry. The leading factor in evolutionary changes at the dawn of domestication was ...

Author(s)
Herbeck, Y. E.; Gulevich, R. G.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Cell and Tissue Research, 2019, 375, 1, pp 295-307
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

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

Livestock is the category of animals that suffers the most severe welfare problems. Among these, physical, physiological, and behavioural distress caused by artificial grouping are some of the challenges faced by these animals. Groups whose members are frequently changed have been reported as...

Author(s)
Carvalho, R. R.; Palme, R.; Vasconcellos, A. da S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 149, pp 43-51
Abstract

Background: Working dogs are selected based on predictions from tests that they will be able to perform specific tasks in often challenging environments. However, withdrawal from service in working dogs is still a big problem, bringing into question the reliability of the selection tests used to...

Author(s)
Brady, K.; Cracknell, N.; Zulch, H.; Mills, D. S.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, May, pp 103
Abstract

Early life socialization of piglets has been shown to reduce piglet aggression at weaning, but information on sow health and long-term benefits is lacking. We aimed to assess how socialization impacts sow udder quality and long-term pig behaviour and growth. At two weeks of age, 65 litters either...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Farish, M.; D'Eath, R. B.; Arnott, G.; Turner, S. P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 11, pp 192
Abstract

Opportunities for positive social interaction are important in captive animals, and social interactions can be used as a welfare indicator. Wild elephants live in related multigenerational herds; however, in captivity they are often managed in less related groups, which could impact the quality of...

Author(s)
Harvey, N. D.; Daly, C.; Clark, N.; Ransford, E.; Wallace, S.; Yon, L.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 8, pp 132
Abstract

This article describes the social and aggressive behaviours of goats at drinkers.

Author(s)
Wiederkehr, D.; Scheuber, C.
Publisher
Forum Kleinwiederkäuer/Petits Ruminants, Niederönz, Switzerland
Citation
Forum Kleinwiederkäuer/Petits Ruminants, 2018, No.4, pp 11-13
Abstract

Tail biting in domestic pigs relates to a range of risk factors, primarily in the pigs' environment. Preventive tail docking is widely used, and various experimental approaches suggest that docking reduces the risk of tail biting. However, whether the docking length affects the prevalence of tail...

Author(s)
Thodberg, K.; Herskin, M. S.; Jensen, T.; Jensen, K. H.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2018, 12, 12, pp 2609-2618
Abstract

Introductions of new males into captive primate groups are often necessary to prevent inbreeding, but also bear high social risks. To minimize these risks, it is crucial to understand the social behaviour accompanying male introductions. While the behaviour of new males is generally understood,...

Author(s)
Rox, A.; Vries, H. de; Louwerse, A. L.; Sterck, E. H. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 207, pp 89-97

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