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Following a short description of the term animal welfare and natural behaviour in semi domesticated cattle, factors influencing the welfare of cattle are discussed. Cows and heifers prefer to lie down 10-12 hours per day, and have a strong preference for soft beddings. Access to pasture gives the...

Author(s)
Grøndahl, A. M.; Johnsen, J. F.; Ellingsen, K.; Halvorsen, I.; Mejdell, C. M.
Publisher
Den Norske Veterinærforening, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 2011, 123, 9, pp 549-558
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Many horse owners tend to group horses according to gender, in an attempt to reduce aggressive interactions and the risk of injuries. The aim of our experiment was to test the effects of such gender separation on injuries, social interactions and individual distance in domestic horses. A total of...

Author(s)
Jørgensen, G. H. M.; Borsheim, L.; Mejdell, C. M.; Søndergaard, E.; Bøe, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 1/2, pp 94-99
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Background: Dairy goats are commonly housed at a space allowance of 0.7-0.8 m2/goat in commercial Norwegian goat herds, which is very low compared to regulations and recommendations in other European countries. One easy and cheap way to increase space allowance is to allow the animals' access to...

Author(s)
Bøe, K. E.; Ehrlenbruch, R.; Andersen, I. L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
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Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2012, 54, 68, pp (22 November 2012)
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These proceedings presents papers submitted at the 44th yearly seminar (NJF-Seminar no. 450 Fur Animal Meeting) at Nova Park Conference in Knivsta, Sweden, last 1-3 November 2011 . There were 55 participants from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands. There were no key note...

Publisher
International Fur Animal Scientific Association, Tjele, Denmark
Citation
Scientifur, 2011, 35, 3/4, pp 63-75
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Communication systems in mammals are a key feature in the structure of social systems, and include a diversity of signals, sensory systems, and signaling behavior. In many mammals, scent marking is the dominant form of communication, putting the animal in contact with its environment, with...

Author(s)
Jojola, S. M.
Publisher
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Ǻs, Norway
Citation
Social organization and olfactory communication in brown bears, Eurasian beavers, and yellow-bellied marmots, 2011, pp iii + 28 pp.
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The primary focus of this thesis was to examine how various aspects of the social and physical environment affect behaviour and social preferences in farmed silver fox vixens. Traditionally, adult farmed foxes are housed singly in wire mesh cages furnished with a resting platform, activity objects...

Author(s)
Akre, A. K.
Publisher
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Citation
The role of social and physical environments on behaviour in silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) vixens and female mice (57/BL/6J), 2010, pp 93 pp.
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Moose (Alces alces) have evolved 2 antler morphs; palmate and cervine. Using data from 1,186 antlers collected from moose harvested in southeastern Norway during 1950-1997, I tested the widely held hypothesis that the cervine morph has become the predominant antler type in Norway. The antlers were...

Author(s)
Engan, J. H.
Publisher
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
Citation
Alces, 2001, 37, 1, pp 79-88
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This review of the Formicidae of Norway includes an illustrated simple key to the workers of about 12 common taxa, followed by an introduction and an account of ant biology. Topics discussed include how new colonies are founded; how large ant-hills develop; a Norwegian ant species with no workers;...

Author(s)
Hǻgvar, S.
Citation
Insekt-Nytt, 1998, 23, 2/3, pp 5-51
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During radio telemetry studies of domestic sheep on open forested ranges in Hedmark County in southeastern Norway, several examples of extremely extensive ranging, either by individual sheep introduced into established flocks or by flocks turned onto unfamiliar ranges, have been recorded. In one...

Author(s)
Warren, J. T.; Mysterud, I.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1993, 38, 1, pp 67-73
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Author(s)
Salzle, E.
Publisher
Fachbereich Tiermedizin, Munchen.,
Citation
Das Verhalten des Moschusochsen (Ovibos moschatus)., 1979, pp 163pp.

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