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Hormones influence the social behaviour of dogs. Castration of male dogs induces a reduction of testosterone and has been shown to affect social behaviours associated with aggression and reproduction. Changes in social behaviour could be critical in working dogs, which should be well trainable and...

Author(s)
Gfrerer, N.; Taborsky, M.; Würbel, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2019, 211, pp 84-87
Abstract

In animals, chemical signals elicit social behaviors such as feeding, avoidance, aggregation, and schooling. Especially, many fishes employ sex pheromones for mating or spawning in the reproductive season. The pheromonal substances can be categorized into hormonal pheromones (steroids and...

Author(s)
Yambe, H.
Publisher
Fragrance Journal Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Aroma Research, 2018, 19, 2, pp 105-111
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 Kitten to cat - reproduction and the behavioural development of kittens.

In this chapter the reproductive behaviour and physiology of tom and queen cats were discussed as well as physical and behavioural development of kittens.

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

Contact networks are fundamental to the transmission of infection and host sex often affects the acquisition and progression of infection. However, the epidemiological impacts of sex-related variation in animal contact networks have rarely been investigated. We test the hypothesis that sex-biases...

Author(s)
Silk, M. J.; Weber, N. L.; Steward, L. C.; Hodgson, D. J.; Boots, M.; Croft, D. P.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology Letters, 2018, 21, 2, pp 309-318
AbstractFull Text

The black striped capuchin monkey of the species Sapajus libidinosus are known as the most robust and intelligent monkeys of the New World, and of the neotropical species, it is the one that presents greater geographical distribution. Due to this and also because of the easy handling and the ease...

Author(s)
Salles, A. Y. F. de la; Carreiro, A. da N.; Medeiros, G. X.; Muniz, J. A. P. C.; Menezes, D. J. A. de
Publisher
Pubvet, Maringá, Brazil
Citation
PUBVET, 2018, 12, 1, pp 1-13
Abstract

Domestication of animals offers unique possibilities to study evolutionary changes caused by similar selection pressures across a range of species. Animals from separate genera tend to develop a suite of phenotypic alterations referred to as "the domesticated phenotype". This involves changes in...

Author(s)
Agnvall, B.; Bélteky, J.; Katajamaa, R.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 205, pp 227-233
Abstract

An appropriate social environment for species held in captivity is key for ensuring both good welfare and reproductive performance. Species with a complex social structure may suffer if their social requirements are not taken into consideration as part of management and husbandry strategies. Here...

Author(s)
Rose, P. E.; Croft, D. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 150, pp 66-74
Abstract

Japanese zoos have bred many red pandas. Captive breeding has been going well, and approximately 20 red pandas are born every year in Japan. Unfortunately, some individuals become hand-reared for various reasons. For reproduction, some hand-reared individuals are trained for encounter with unknown...

Author(s)
Okabe, K.
Publisher
Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, 2018, 59, 3, pp 68-73
Abstract

Group housing of gestating sows benefits their welfare by allowing them freedom of movement and the opportunity for social interaction. However, social life could also bring disadvantages for individuals who receive direct aggression or are displaced from the feeder. The aim of this study was to...

Author(s)
Norring, M.; Valros, A.; Bergman, P.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Heinonen, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 2, pp 392-398

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