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By transposing research data from wolves to dogs, it is commonly hypothesized that dogs would live in a group called "family-pack" in which humans should behave as dominants. However, comparing the definition of the hierarchy of dominance/subordination to observations of domestic and feral dogs and ...

Author(s)
Titeux, E.; Péron, F.; Gilbert, C.
Publisher
Éditions du Point Vétérinaire, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Point Vétérinaire, 2013, 44, 336 Part 1, pp 64-70
Abstract

Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...

Author(s)
Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K.; Lambertz, C.; Gauly, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2016, 10, 1, pp 142-149
Abstract

This article aims at the reviewing the current knowledge on the obesity in humans and also in the companion, pet animals. Obesity is defined as a significant increase of the body weight; usually 15-20% above ideal value, what means the weight that maximized life expectancy. Obesity affects 22-41%...

Author(s)
Kania, B. F.; Wrońska, D.
Publisher
Krajowa Izba Lekarsko Weterynaryjna, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Życie Weterynaryjne, 2015, 90, 8, pp 501-504
Abstract

In cattle, both males and females of horned breeds have permanent horns which are directly connected with the frontal sinuses of the skull and are growing during their entire life. To date a large proportion of cattle is disbudded or dehorned, or increasingly bred for polledness. This review...

Author(s)
Knierim, U.; Irrgang, N.; Roth, B. A.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2015, 179, pp 29-37
Abstract

Horses (Equus caballus) have lived with humans for over 5500 years. Despite this, their cognitive abilities have not received much research attention compared with those of dogs (Canis familiaris), probably because horses are not as familiar to humans as dogs and have been considered to be...

Author(s)
Takimoto, A.; Hori, Y.; Fujita, K.
Publisher
Japanese Society for Animal Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology, 2011, 61, 2, pp 141-153
Abstract

In Mexican villages, most households keep dogs that roam freely. Therefore, socialisation of village dogs occurs in a different context than that of companion dogs in developed countries. The objectives of this study were: (1) to assess village dogs' behavioural responses towards familiar and...

Author(s)
Ruiz-Izaguirre, E.; Eilers, K. H. A. M.; Bokkers, E. A. M.; Ortolani, A.; Ortega-Pacheco, A.; Boer, I. J. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2014, 154, pp 57-65
Abstract

Two studies were carried out on the effect of visitors on mixed-breed goats, llama, and Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs housed in a petting zoo display within a safari park. In the first study we investigated the effect of the presence and density of visitors on the animals' behaviour and in the...

Author(s)
Farrand, A.; Hosey, G.; Buchanan-Smith, H. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2014, 151, pp 117-127
Abstract

This article describes the importance of the socialization and training of puppies for them to develop into behaviourally normal adult dogs. The role of veterinarians in the education of clients regarding the welfare of and their relationship with their dogs is also discussed.

Author(s)
Seksel, K.
Publisher
Royal Canin, Boulogne, France
Citation
Veterinary Focus, 2010, 20, 1, pp 7-12
Abstract

Raising entire males is already common in a few European countries. It has the advantage of avoiding the pain of castration. Entire males have also a better food conversion. However, they would be more aggressive than castrates which causes welfare troubles. The consequences for human-animal...

Author(s)
Tallet, C.; Brilloüet, A.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Paulmier, V.; Guérin, C.; Prunier, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2013, 145, 3/4, pp 70-83
Abstract

Compared with dogs (Canis familiaris), the social cognitive abilities of cats (Felis catus) have not received much research attention, probably because cats are not considered to be as social as dogs. However, cats have in fact developed sociality in conspecifics and, needless to say, cat-human...

Author(s)
Saito, A.; Shinozuka, K.
Publisher
Japanese Society for Animal Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology, 2009, 59, 2, pp 187-197

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