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Since the late 1970s, scientific evidence has accumulated showing that pet ownership can have positive effects on people's physical and mental wellbeing. This paper reviews the current state of affairs regarding the relationship between companion animals and human health, focusing on both the...

Author(s)
Wells, D. L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2019, 32, 2, pp 169-181
Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate maternal characteristics, such as behaviour towards piglets and humans, nest-building as well as lying down behaviour of sows and to determine their influence on biological performance data. Repeatability of behaviour across multiple litters and relationships ...

Author(s)
Minihuber, U.; Hagmüller, W.; Gallnböck, M.; Riffert, V.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2019, 91, 2, pp 85-101
Abstract

A goal-directed action is composed of two main elements on which the observer may focus its attention: the movement performed (i.e., the action) and the outcome (i.e., the goal). In a social learning situation, consequently, the observer may imitate the action of the model or emulate the result of...

Author(s)
Fugazza, C.; Petro, E.; Miklósi, Á.; Pogány, Á.
Publisher
American Psychological Association, Inc., Washington DC, USA
Citation
Journal of Comparative Psychology, 2019, 133, 2, pp 244-251
Abstract

Social insect colonies are highly organized systems, where communication among nestmates (i.e., social interactions) has a pivotal function for colonial organization. In order to further the understanding of social organization, the chronobiological system of social insect species, particularly...

Author(s)
Fujioka, H.; Abe, M. S.; Okada, Y.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2019, 73, 3, pp Article 30
Abstract

Play, whether it be social or with toys on their own, is purposeful and benefits the animal. There is a disproportionate amount of studies on play in younger dogs compared to senior dogs. It is unclear why research on play behaviour in senior dogs is limited and why play behaviour apparently...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, C.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2019, 24, 3, pp 150-155
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Author(s)
Horwitz, D. F.
Publisher
Educational Concepts LLC, Tulsa, USA
Citation
NAVC Clinician's Brief, 2016, No.June, pp 81-83
Abstract

The Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) (NBI) is one of the most threatened birds in the world. Intense conservation efforts have been undertaken and several research projects on the species are being done in Morocco and in Europe. Observing animal behaviour has been proved to be an efficient...

Author(s)
Spiezio, C.; Valsecchi, V.; Sandri, C.; Regaiolli, B.
Publisher
PeerJ, San Francisco, USA
Citation
PeerJ, 2018, 6, 5436, pp e5436
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

Jealousy appears to have clear adaptive functions across species: it emerges when an important social relationship with a valued social partner is threatened by third-party that is perceived as a rival. Dyads of dogs living together and their owners were tested adapting a procedure devised to study ...

Author(s)
Prato-Previde, E.; Nicotra, V.; Poli, S. F.; Pelosi, A.; Valsecchi, P.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 5, pp 703-713
Abstract

Understanding the affiliative social relationships, or bonds, between zoo elephants has implications for both their welfare and management, yet there is limited work assessing and describing these bonds. Consequently, there is a need for the development of a reliable assessment tool. We used...

Author(s)
Bonaparte-Saller, M.; Mench, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 199, pp 45-51

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