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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

Many studies have been carried out into both motor and sensory laterality of horses in agonistic and stressful situations. Here we examine sensory laterality in affiliative interactions within four groups of domestic horses and ponies (N=31), living in stable social groups, housed at a single...

Author(s)
Farmer, K.; Krüger, K.; Byrne, R. W.; Marr, I.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 5, pp 631-637
Abstract

Beef production with Holstein male calves is becoming more intensive in Uruguay. Some of the new systems with confined animals could improve productivity but also could compromise animal welfare. The aim of this study was to compare animal welfare, stress evidence and productivity of castrated...

Author(s)
Blumetto, O.; Ruggia, A.; Pyñeyrúa, J. T. M.; García, A. V.
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Science (Toronto), 2017, 9, 5, pp 54-65
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

Author(s)
Baumgartner, M.; Frank, V.; Gandorfer, J.; Ramoser, A.; Seiler, S.; Zeitler-Feicht, M. H.
Publisher
Hans Eisenmann-Zentrum für Agrarwissenschaften der TU München, München, Germany
Citation
1st HEZagrar PhD Symposium April 21, 2015, Germany. Proceedings, 2015, pp 11-14
Abstract

This study was conducted to, (1) determine the effects of socializing piglets prior to weaning on piglet behavior and performance and sow behavior, and (2) determine the effects of socializing piglets prior to weaning and inclusion of pen enrichment on nursery pig behavior and performance....

Author(s)
Ledergerber, K.; Bennett, B.; Diefenbacher, N.; Shilling, C.; Whitaker, B. D.
Publisher
Ohio Academy of Science, Columbus, USA
Citation
Ohio Journal of Science, 2015, 115, 2, pp 40-47
Abstract

Nutritional and social challenges arising from habitat fragmentation can be significant sources of stress for animals. If prolonged, such stressors can pose a threat to the longevity of a species within a fragmented landscape. While each may elicit a physiological response, the coupled and often...

Author(s)
Gabriel, D. N.; Gould, L.; Cook, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Conservation, 2018, 21, 1, pp 76-85
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ratites: ostrich (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Struthio camelus</i>), Rhea or Nandu (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rhea americana</i>) and Emu (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Dromaius novaehollandiae</i>).

This chapter covers ratite (ostrich, rhea and emu) domestication, changes in the animals, their environment and management, behaviour, health and welfare. Focus is given on the innate or learned behaviour, different types of social behaviour, behaviour in case of danger or peril, active and resting ...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937706)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ducks: domestic ducks (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anas platyrhynchos</i>) and Muscovy ducks (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cairina moschata</i>).

This chapter covers mallard and Muscovy duck domestication, changes in the animals, their environment and management, behaviour, health and welfare. Focus is given on the innate or learned behaviour, different types of social behaviour, behaviour in case of danger or peril, active and resting...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937706)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Geese (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anser anser</i> f. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">domesticus</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anser cygnoides</i> f. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">domesticus</i>).

This chapter covers goose domestication, changes in the animals, their environment and management, behaviour, health and welfare. Focus is given on the innate or learned behaviour, different types of social behaviour, behaviour in case of danger or peril, active and resting behaviour patterns,...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937706)
Type
Book chapter

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