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Animal Welfare & Behaviour

Covering all aspects of animal behaviour, cognition, emotion and how animals cope with welfare challenges.

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Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) show the capacity for mirror self-recognition (MSR), an indicator of self-awareness, at an earlier age than...

Date
January 2018
Event

8 December 2018 - Nottingham

Venue
Nottingham
Country
UK
Contact
The Saddle Research Centre
Contact Details
The Old Barns, Firbeck House, Steetley, Worksop, Derbyshire, S80 3DZ, UK.
Tel
+44 07775 912 202
Abstract

Diurnal rhythms within the immune system are considered important for immune competence. Until now, they were mostly studied in humans and rodents. However, as the domestic pig is regarded as suitable animal model and due to its importance in agriculture, this study aimed to characterize diurnal...

Author(s)
Engert, L. C.; Weiler, U.; Pfaffinger, B.; Stefanski, V.; Schmucker, S. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 2018, 79, pp 11-20
CAB ReviewFull Text

The objective of this review is to describe how animal welfare assessment may be useful in defining a more objective threshold to decide on the existence of crimes against animals in scenarios where animals are alive. The Protocol for Expert Report on Animal Welfare in case of animal cruelty...

Date
January 2018
Subjects
abuse; animal welfare; domestic animals; legislation; pets; regulations; reviews
Author(s)
Molento, C. F. M.; Hammerschmidt, J.
CABI Book Info
Cover for The ethology of domestic animals: an introductory text.

This third edition book with 19 chapters on domestic animal ethology is divided into two parts: Part A contains the basic elements of animal behaviour (chapter I, the study of animal behaviour and its application; chapter II, behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication; chapter III, behaviour...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
AbstractFull Text

The human-animal relationship (HAR) represents a major indicator of dairy cow welfare. The aim of the study was the comparative assessment of the HAR in tie and free stall dairy farms. Using the avoidance distance test the study assessed all the cows in 10 farms with tied housing (620 dairy cows)...

Author(s)
Popescu, S.; Borda, C.; Diugan, E. A.; El-Mahdy, C.; Oros, D.; Giupana, R.; Sandru, C. D.
Publisher
Facultatea de Medicină Veterinară
Publication
Lucrari Stiintifice - Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole a Banatului Timisoara, Medicina Veterinara, 2017, 50, 4, pp 191-196
AbstractFull Text

Studies on habitat use and foraging ecology of piscivorous birds were made on Nyari-I reservoir from September 1998 to October 1999. Foraging association between mass foraging cormorants and terns was recorded. The association was widespread in other places as well. We could also observe Dalmatian...

Author(s)
Dave, S. M.; Bhalodia; Ketan; Soni, V. C.
Publisher
Applied Zoologists Research Association
Publication
Journal of Applied Zoological Researches, 2017, 28, 2, pp 203-208
AbstractFull Text

This paper focuses on a research concerning the operational management of the pig-handling phase, during the period of breeding and before slaughtering. Given the behaviour of these animals during transfers, a particular tool has been designed to manage them in this phase. A total number of 48...

Author(s)
Giametta, F.; Catalano, P.; Gentile, A.; Perone, C.; Bianchi, B.
Publisher
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale'
Publication
Veterinaria Italiana, 2017, 53, 3, pp 197-205
AbstractFull Text

As public perception continues to shape the dairy industry, an understanding of consumer views and purchasing behaviors is critically important. The objectives of this paper are to: (1) summarize consumer perceptions or views of 12 common dairy cattle management practices (humane methods of...

Author(s)
Widmar, N. O.; Morgan, C. J.; Wolf, C. A.; Yeager, E. A.; Dominick, S. R.; Croney, C. C.
Publisher
Scientific Research Publishing
Publication
Agricultural Sciences, 2017, 8, 7, pp 645-656
AbstractFull Text

In the present study the objective was to determine the effect of one transport journey on some stress indicators in horses. 11 adult stallion (all stallion) age 3-12 years including 7 Thoroughbred, 2 Arabian, 1 Dutch Warmblood, and 1 Friesian were enrolled. White blood cell counts and other...

Author(s)
Haydardedeoğlu, A. E.; Yağcı, B. B.; Ural, K.; Güzelbekteș, H.
Publisher
Atatürk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Yayinidir
Publication
Atatürk Üniversitesi Veteriner Bilimleri Dergisi, 2017, 12, 2, pp 118-123

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