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Domestication of animals offers unique possibilities to study evolutionary changes caused by similar selection pressures across a range of species. Animals from separate genera tend to develop a suite of phenotypic alterations referred to as "the domesticated phenotype". This involves changes in...

Author(s)
Agnvall, B.; Bélteky, J.; Katajamaa, R.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 205, pp 227-233
Abstract

Life education using animals is a method that could solve social problems such as incessant bullying and student suicide in schools. We use school-owned animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and chickens as "living teaching material" to educate children. Our group of veterinarians conducted various ...

Author(s)
Shibata, E.
Publisher
Japanese Society of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Tottori, Japan
Citation
Journal of Animal Clinical Medicine, 2015, 24, 4, pp 158-164
Abstract

Many traits associated with domestication are suggested to have developed as correlated responses to reduced fear of humans. Tameness may have reduced the stress of living in human proximity and improved welfare in captivity. We selected Red Junglefowl (ancestors of all domestic chickens) for four...

Author(s)
Agnvall, B.; Ali, A.; Olby, S.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2014, 8, 9, pp 1498-1505
Abstract

Social cognitive mechanisms are central to understanding developmental abnormalities, such as autistic spectrum disorder. Peer relations besides parent-infant or pair-bonding interactions are pivotal social relationships that are especially well developed in humans. Cognition of familiarity forms...

Author(s)
Koshiba, M.; Shirakawa, Y.; Mimura, K.; Senoo, A.; Karino, G.; Nakamura, S.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2013, 8, 3, pp e58847
Abstract

The question of whether attributes of the combs of laying hens have any consistent relationship with dominance behaviour has yet to be answered unequivocally. This study sought to address this by investigating whether a relationship existed between the competitive ability of hens within stable...

Author(s)
O'Connor, E. A.; Saunders, J. E.; Grist, H.; McLeman, M. A.; Wathes, C. M.; Abeyesinghe, S. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 135, 4, pp 293-299
Abstract

Disease is one of the single largest issues facing food animal agriculture today. Risk factors for various diseases in cattle, swine and chickens include aspects of both the physical and social environment. In this paper we review literature linking the social environment to illness in farm...

Author(s)
Proudfoot, K. L.; Weary, D. M.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 138, 3/4, pp 203-215
Abstract

The effect of socialization of chickens on response to exogenous substances in the presence and absence of stress was examined. Chickens of both sexes were habituated to man (socialized) by being talked to and offered food from the hand. After 19 weeks half the socialized group and half the...

Author(s)
Odom, A.; Gross, W. B.; Ehrich, M.
Citation
Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 1992, 34, 2, pp 134-137
Abstract

107. Nutritive value of Kansas wheat and wheat pasture with special reference to mineral composition (42).
108. P and Cu requirements of growing pigs (43-44).
109. The relationship of physical balance and energy value in sheep rations (49).
110. Fundamental nutrition studies of sorghum roughages...

Citation
Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Thirteenth Biennial Report of the Director for the Biennium July 1, 1944 to June 30, 1946., 1946, pp 96 pp.

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