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African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are endangered carnivores with a population size that is currently estimated at 6,600 adults in the wild. The European Endangered Species Program (EEP) for African wild dogs aims to maintain a healthy zoo population that is sustainable in the long term and thereby...

Author(s)
Zijlmans, D. G. M.; Duchateau, M. J. H. M.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2019, 7, 1, pp 25-30
Abstract

The effect that visitors have on the behavior and welfare of animals is a widely-studied topic in zoo animal welfare. Typically, these studies focus on how the presence or activity levels of visitors affect animals. However, for many species, and particularly primates, social factors, such as...

Author(s)
Woods, J. M.; Ross, S. R.; Cronin, K. A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 316
Abstract

Dominance indices are calculated by considering the differences between the number of won and lost fights. Whether these differences show a significant asymmetric outcome or not is neglected. Thus, two calculation methods for the limits of significant dyads are proposed using a sign test based on...

Author(s)
Büttner, K.; Czycholl, I.; Mees, K.; Krieter, J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 344
Abstract

We explore how herd composition and management factors correlate with frequencies of social interactions in horse groups. Since the welfare of horses correlates with low aggression levels and social contact opportunities, information of this kind is important. The data are a collection of records...

Author(s)
Sigurjónsdóttir, H.; Haraldsson, H.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 1, pp 14
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

In this chapter, we describe how the constrained structure of managed social groups may lead to the occurrence of animal welfare problems and discuss potential solutions. Solving socially induced welfare problems is particularly challenging because it is usually more difficult to predict how...

Author(s)
Galindo, F.; Newberry, R. C.; Mendl, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Animal welfare, 2018, Ed. 3, pp 271-293
Abstract

This study examines the activity budgets and social behaviours initiated and received by 69 focal dogs in an off-leash dog park for 400 s after entry, a time of high activity about which little is known. Using motivationally-neutral labels for social behaviour categories, we describe the frequency...

Author(s)
Howse, M. S.; Anderson, R. E.; Walsh, C. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 157, pp 691-701
Abstract

Biomedical facilities across the nation and worldwide aim to develop cost-effective methods for the reproductive management of macaque breeding groups, typically by housing macaques in large, multi-male multi-female social groups that provide monkey subjects for research as well as appropriate...

Author(s)
McCowan, B.; Beisner, B.; Hannibal, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 156, pp 77-82
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Casey, R.
Publisher
British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Quedgeley, UK
Citation
BSAVA Congress 2016 Proceedings, 7-10 April 2016, Birmingham, UK, 2016, pp 460
AbstractFull Text

The paper presents issues related to the creation and establishment of hierarchical systems in a herd of cattle, as well as the importance of these issues for cattle breeders and producers. It also discusses the concepts of a flight zone and individual comfort zone, whose violation makes it...

Author(s)
Abramowicz, P.; Brzozowski, P.; Gołębiewski, M.
Publisher
Polskie Towarzystwo Nauk Weterynaryjnych, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Medycyna Weterynaryjna, 2014, 70, 2, pp 90-93

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