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This article describes the senses, behaviour and physical activity of mice.

Author(s)
Kikusui, T.
Publisher
Buneido Publishing Company Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Japan, 2018, 71, 4, pp 304-305
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

Social interactions affect the transmission of many pathogens, but infections often induce sickness behaviours that alter those interactions. Vampire bats are highly mobile and social, engaging in frequent allogrooming, which is likely to facilitate pathogen spread. Sickness behaviour is known to...

Author(s)
Stockmaier, S.; Bolnick, D. I.; Page, R. A.; Carter, G. G.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2018, 140, pp 141-149
Abstract

Play bows represent a common, highly stereotyped behaviour across the genus Canis. However, much of what we know is limited to the wolf and its domestic derivative, the domestic dog. Here we continue to look at the function of play bows among subspecies/variants of Canis lupus by including the...

Author(s)
Byosiere, S. E.; Espinosa, J.; Smith, B. P.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2018, 155, 5, pp 369-388
Abstract

Laboratory rhesus macaques are often housed in pairs and may be temporarily or permanently separated for research, health, or management reasons. While both long-term social separations and introductions can stimulate a stress response that impacts inflammation and immune function, the effects of...

Author(s)
Hannibal, D. L.; Cassidy, L. C.; Vandeleest, J.; Semple, S.; Barnard, A.; Chun, K.; Winkler, S.; McCowan, B.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2018, 80, 5, pp e22762
Abstract

This book contains 9 chapters that discuss cattle production systems; common animal-based assessment measures; approaches, goals and next steps in assessment of cattle welfare on farms; effects, challenges and progress in human-animal interactions; feed and water selection, ability to move freely...

Author(s)
Tucker, C. B.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in cattle welfare, 2018, pp xv + 250 pp.
Abstract

In adult rats, access to a palatable diet can buffer against the effects of stressors. Approximately 10% of all adolescents are repeatedly victimized by their peers raising the possibility that palatable food consumption may be relevant to this developmental window. This study assessed the...

Author(s)
MacKay, J. C.; Kent, P.; James, J. S.; Cayer, C.; Merali, Z.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2017, 177, pp 113-121
AbstractFull Text

The aim of the study was to assess the effects of housing method on Romanian Simmental × Limousine (RS × L) crossbred calves behaviour. To investigate these effects 12 RS × L calves were separated from damns within the first hour after birth and were housed either individually (n=6) or in pair (n=3 ...

Author(s)
Neamț, R. I.; Săplăcan, S. I.; Acatincăi, S.; Cziszter, L. T.; Ilie, D. E.
Publisher
Banat's University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Timisoara, Romania
Citation
Scientific Papers: Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 2017, 50, 1, pp 209-213
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The behaviour of laboratory mice and rats.

This chapter discusses general biology; origin and domestication history; diurnal rhythm, sleep and grooming behaviour; general activity, foraging and feeding behaviour; social organization and social behaviour; mate choice, mating behaviour, and parenteral care; housing and welfare of laboratory...

Author(s)
Würbel, H.; Burn, C.; Latham, N.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Background: Pigs are active animals that require a suitable environment to be able to express their exploratory behaviour. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of different environmental enrichments on the behaviour, social interactions, salivary cortisol concentration and body...

Author(s)
Giuliotti, L.; Benvenuti, M. N.; Giannarelli, A.; Mariti, C.; Gazzano, A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 3, pp 101

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