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The behavior of an individual is the result of continuous interchange with the environment in which the dog lives and the genotype of the individual. The genetic or hereditary component is constant and immutable throughout the life of the animal, while the environment and learning can be addressed...

Author(s)
Palestrini, C.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2018, 35, 5, pp 9-16
Abstract

It is essential to understand the normal processes that underlie stress responses in pets, in order to understand why in certain circumstances they can develop behaviours related to anxiety, fear and phobias and the most effective methods to modify such behaviours. From a preventive point of view,...

Author(s)
Palestrini, C.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2018, 35, 1, pp 5-14
Abstract

Do dogs suffer from loneliness? This question is often asked to veterinarian expert in behaviour because with their work they come into contact with problems that can be "mistaken " for loneliness or boredom, but in reality they are much more serious and complicated problems, which refer to what it ...

Author(s)
Palestrini, C.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2018, 35, 6, pp 7-15
Abstract

Microtus ochrogaster, a strictly monogamous rodent, is the animal model of choice for studying the neurological, genetic, evolutionary and molecular bases of social behaviour. This model is increasingly being used in basic and translational research on the biology of the "social brain", i.e. the...

Author(s)
Barone, D.; Guarda, F.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2014, 31, 3, pp 60-62
Abstract

This article discusses the proper management of piglets highlighting the important factors needed to provide for the needed requirements after weaning in the following areas: maintenance and growth, adaptability to climatic factors, proper behaviour, nutritional requirements, and suitable...

Author(s)
Tucci, T.
Publisher
Il Sole 24 Ore Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Rivista di Suinicoltura, 2014, 55, 4, pp 48-53
AbstractFull Text

In Italy, National Law (281/1991) prohibits euthanasia of shelter dogs if they are not dangerous or suffering seriously. Adoption rates in rescue shelters are often lower than entrance rates, leading inevitably to overcrowded facilities where animals are likely to spend the rest of their lives in...

Author(s)
Villa, P. dalla; Barnard, S.; Fede, E. di; Podaliri, M.; Candeloro, L.; Nardo, A. di; Siracusa, C.; Serpell, J. A.
Publisher
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale', Teramo, Italy
Citation
Veterinaria Italiana, 2013, 49, 2, pp 219-230 (It), 231-241 (En)
AbstractFull Text

Has been conducted an experiment to evaluate the effect of KBr by oral route (100 mg/kg b.w. for 7 days followed from other 7 days at 50 mg/kg b.w.) on the intensity of the social interactions between groups of pigs submitted to mixing. The evaluation of the social interactions has been done by...

Author(s)
Baricco, G.; Piovano, R.
Publisher
Società Italiana di Patologia ed Allevamento dei Suini, Parma, Italy
Citation
Atti della Società Italiana di Patologia ed Allevamento dei Suini, XXXVIII Meeting Annuale, Parma, Italia, 22-23 Marzo 2012, 2012, pp 225-231
AbstractFull Text

Domestic cat is the most diffused companion animal in Western countries whose rights in terms of both physical and psychological welfare are nowadays well recognized. Household environment should allow cats to express their species-specific behavioral pattern without impairing their safety or...

Author(s)
Grandi, M.; Martelli, G.; Zaghini, G.
Publisher
Le Point Vétérinaire Italie S.R.L, Milano, Italy
Citation
Praxis Veterinaria (Milano), 2012, 33, 1, pp 18-27
AbstractFull Text

Each species has different morphological and physiological "abilities" this meaning that different challenges in terms of performative effectiveness and efficiency have to be faced and cannot be compared, being peculiar to a special selective environment. We would never state that a species is more ...

Author(s)
Marchesini, R.
Publisher
Le Point Vétérinaire Italie S.R.L, Milano, Italy
Citation
Praxis Veterinaria (Milano), 2011, 32, 4, pp 7-12
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In this article, the author discusses five factors for managing dairy cows with an aim of maintaing the health of cows during and after calving. The highlight focused on the different provisions that must be meet specifically for loose type housing and includes the area of the manger (for...

Author(s)
Nordlund, K.
Publisher
SIVAR - Societa Italiana Veterinari per Animali da Reddito, Cremona, Italy
Citation
Large Animal Review, 2010, 16, 4, pp 187-190

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