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Stereotypical behaviours (SBs) are abnormal, repetitive behaviours often observed in captivity. SBs are linked to impoverished captive conditions, and stereotypic individuals show a particular set of behaviours (e.g. bolder personality, greater activity) indicating proactive coping. Yet, we do not...

Author(s)
Silber, S.; Joshi, S.; Pillay, N.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2019, 212, pp 74-81
Abstract

Domestication is of unquestionable importance to the technological revolution that has given rise to modern human societies. In this study, we analyzed the DNA and protein sequences of six genes of the oxytocin and arginine vasopressin systems (OXT-OXTR; AVP-AVPR1a, AVPR1b and AVPR2) in 40...

Author(s)
Fam, B. S. O.; Paré, P.; Felkl, A. B.; Vargas-Pinilla, P.; Paixão-Côrtes, V. R.; Viscardi, L. H.; Bortolini, M. C.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Genética, Ribeirâo Preto, Brazil
Citation
Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2018, 41, Suppl. 1, pp 235-242
AbstractFull Text

Fur animals kept indoors, due to partial limitation of their natural behavior, are more likely to develop behavioral disorders. This is due to negative emotions associated with inability to satisfy certain needs or achieve a particular purpose, which leads to frustration or deprivation in animals....

Author(s)
Święcicka, N.
Publisher
Polskie Towarzystwo Nauk Weterynaryjnych, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Medycyna Weterynaryjna, 2018, 74, 7, pp 421-425
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advice for breeders.

This chapter presents practical guidelines on the responsibilities of the breeder in the prevention of behaviour problems. Highlights includes: selection of queen and stud, maternal aggression, education for new cat owners, socialization (with owner, and other animals), weaning and rearing...

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

Neophobia is an ecologically relevant behaviour that arises through a cognitive assessment of novel stimuli. We assessed the responses of 8 captive fallow deer, using a novel object test and a qualitative behaviour assessment scale. The categorical principal component analysis revealed that the...

Author(s)
Iglesias, C.; Navas, F. J.; Pizarro, G.; Arando, A.; Cumplido, A.; Delgado, J. V. R. M. J.
Publisher
Instituto de Zootecnia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Córdoba, Spain
Citation
Archivos de Zootecnia, 2018, 67, 260, pp 596-603
Abstract

The disease costs of sociality have largely been understood through the link between group size and transmission. However, infectious disease spread is driven primarily by the social organization of interactions in a group and not its size. We used statistical models to review the social network...

Author(s)
Pratha Sah; Mann, J.; Shweta Bansal
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2018, 87, 3, pp 546-558
Abstract

In litter-bearing mammals, the environment and social interactions during early life often have a substantial effect on future behaviour of the animal. Most information though derives from lab rodents, pets or farm animals while comparable data are scarce for non-domesticated species, and...

Author(s)
Kiik, K.; Maran, T.; Kneidinger, N.; Tammaru, T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 182, pp 61-71
Abstract

Rabbits are common pets in many European countries, including Italy. However, little is known about their behavior and general welfare. The purpose of this study was to explore behaviors of Italian domestic rabbits as perceived by their owners and to investigate the effect of sex on these behaviors ...

Author(s)
d'Ovidio, D.; Pierantoni, L.; Noviello, E.; Pirrone, F.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 15, pp 37-42
Abstract

Polymorphisms of the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) have been hypothesized to correlate with social behavior in humans and other mammals. We examined the relationships between owner-assessed personality and OXTR polymorphisms in cats, which have long history of domestication by humans. We analyzed...

Author(s)
Arahori, M.; Hori, Y.; Saito, A.; Chijiiwa, H.; Takagi, S.; Ito, Y.; Watanabe, A.; Inoue-Murayama, M.; Fujita, K.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 11, pp 109-112
Abstract

Oxytocin is a hormone that may not only influence reproductive mechanisms in mammals but also their social behavior, including pair bonding. We therefore tested if the concentrations of oxytocin and other hormones reveal mate preferences of 13 mares in estrus. Each mare was first exposed to two...

Author(s)
Käser, R.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Thomas, S.; Sieme, H.; Wedekind, C.; Burger, D.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2016, 86, 9, pp 2222-2229

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