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Selection for indirect genetic effects (IGE), i.e. the genetic effect of an individual on a trait of another individual, is a promising avenue to increase trait values in plant and animal breeding. Studies in livestock suggest that selection for IGE for growth (IGEg) might increase animals'...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Ursinus, W. W.; Bartels, A. C.; Bijma, P.; Bolhuis, J. E.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Behavior Genetics, 2018, 48, 5, pp 413-420
Abstract

Behavioural disorders are a major reason for euthanasia and sheltering of pet dogs. The prevention and treatment of behavioural disorders requires a better understanding of the underlying causes. Early life experiences, such as maternal care, attachment and socialisation, have long lasting and...

Author(s)
Dietz, L.; Arnold, A. M. K.; Goerlich-Jansson, V. C.; Vinke, C. M.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2018, 155, 2/3, pp 83-114
Abstract

This study aims to define the personality traits perceived by the owners of multiple pets and to evaluate how they are modulated by experiential-environmental factors. A questionnaire was administered to 1270 owners of multiple pets (dogs and cats) to collect data on the demographics, management,...

Author(s)
Menchetti, L.; Calipari, S.; Guelfi, G.; Catanzaro, A.; Diverio, S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 6, pp 80
CABI Book Info
Cover for Practical feline behaviour: understanding cat behaviour and improving welfare.

This book contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social, feeding and predatory behaviour.

A review on the feeding, social, and predatory behaviour in domesticated and wild cats was presented in this chapter highlighting the advantages of social grouping and effects of neutering.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study was designed to assess the effects of feeding space availability on social behavior and performance of housed crossbreed sheep through the use of three different types of feeders. Thirty-six crossbreed ewes (Santa Inês × Dorper; 2-3 years old) with initial body weight of 34.99±4.28 kg...

Author(s)
Silveira, J. C. A. da; Fonsêca, V. de F. C.; Furtado, D. A.; Santos, S. G. C. G. dos; Silva, J. A. da; Pimenta Filho, E. C.; Saraiva, E. P.; Medeiros, A. N. de
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia, Viçosa, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, 2018, 47, pp e20170024
Abstract

There is increasing evidence that the composition of a social group influences the fitness of its members. For example, group member identities can determine the exposure risk to contact-transmitted parasites and consequently impact the health of all group members. Here, we propose that group...

Author(s)
Klemme, I.; Karvonen, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2018, 146, pp 165-172
Abstract

This paper presents guidelines on determining the basic needs of horses and factors to consider in assuring the health and welfare of domesticated as well as free range horses.

Author(s)
Hausberger, M.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire - Équine, 2018, 12, 46, pp 21-24
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this study was to assess whether horses are aware of and affected by emotional states of their stable-mates. Four mare-foal pairs and one gelding were subjected to two types of treatment: (I) - a stress caused by separation of the foal and the dam, or (II) - observing the reactions to...

Author(s)
Żelazna, R.; Jezierski, T.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Jastrzebiec, Poland
Citation
Animal Science Papers and Reports, 2018, 36, 3, pp 333-338
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

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