Applied Animal Behaviour Science
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#1Sinja Mertens (Heidelberg University)
#2Peter Gass (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 59
Last.Sabine Chourbaji (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 23
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Abstract Group-housing is highly important for social animals. Group-housing of male mice in captivity though often leads to aggression with partially disastrous consequences for the animals as well as for the quality of experimental data. In this study we investigated the effect of a novel “cross-enrichment”, i.e. a colored partial cage divider, which is provided in transparent or black and which is partly separating the cage in four small areas. Group-housed male C57BL/6NCrl mice (three per ca...
#1Péter Pongrácz (ELTE: Eötvös Loránd University)H-Index: 25
#2Sara Alvarez Gomez (ELTE: Eötvös Loránd University)H-Index: 1
Last.Rita Lenkei (ELTE: Eötvös Loránd University)H-Index: 3
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Abstract The domestication of dogs resulted in several fundamental behavioural changes as compared to their closest wild living relative, the wolf. While these characteristics are considered to be fairly robust across dogs, dog breeds themselves manifest apparently strong behavioural differences. Thus far the functional roots of breed-specific behaviours are still less understood and supported by empirical research. We hypothesized that historical selection for the level of working interaction i...
#1Katarzyna Majecka (Natural History Museum)
Last.Carl Smith (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 42
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Abstract Domestic dogs experience a sensitive period for learning during early life and conditions during this time can have important consequences in the adult. We investigated the effects of kennel environment during early life, comparing the temperaments of puppies reared in indoor kennels, located in the breeder’s house, with those reared in outdoor kennels, located outside the breeder’s house and with limited human contact. The study was conducted on 264 puppies from 44 litters belonging to...
#1Sarah Catherine Paul (University of Exeter)H-Index: 4
#2Martin Stevens (University of Exeter)H-Index: 39
Abstract Visual information is key to how many animals interact with their environment, and much research has investigated how animals respond to colour and brightness information in the natural world. Understanding the visibility of features in anthropogenic environments, and how animals respond to these, is also important, not least for the welfare and safety of animals and the humans they co-exist with, but has received comparatively less attention. One area where this is particularly pertine...
#1Nicky Shaw (University of Winchester)
#2Lisa M. Riley (University of Winchester)H-Index: 1
Abstract Human-canine communication technology for the home-alone domestic dog is in its infancy. Many criteria need to be fulfilled in order for successful communication to be achieved remotely via artificial agents. Notably, the dogs’ capacity for correct behavioural responses to unimodal verbal cues is of primary consideration. Previous studies of verbal cues given to dogs alone in the test room have revealed a deterioration in correct behavioural responses in the absence of a source of atten...
#1F.J. Mieloch (CAU: University of Kiel)
#2S. Nietfeld (CAU: University of Kiel)
Last.I. Czycholl (CAU: University of Kiel)H-Index: 5
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Abstract The present study aimed at isolating factors of potential influence on the Novel-Object Test (NOT), the Forced Human-Approach Test (FHAT), the Voluntary Human-Approach Test (VHAT) and the Human-Animal Relationship Test (HART) to draw conclusions about factors that should be considered when using these tests for the evaluation of the welfare level at different farms. Therefore, the NOT, FHAT, VHAT and HART were performed three times on ten different fattening farms. The pigs were tested ...
#1Samantha R. Cramer (University of Melbourne)
#2Carolina A. Munoz (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 2
Last.Rebecca E. Doyle (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 10
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Abstract This study investigated the effect of pen shape and pen size on the group flight distance of extensively managed ewes, and how flight distances of individual ewes compared when recorded in group and isolated settings. Within eight groups of 25 sheep, six focal animals were randomly selected (N = 48 ewes). Over four days, groups were placed in four different sized and shaped pens and flight distances (m) of focal animals were recorded. Pens designs were small rectangle (3.3 m x 7.2 m), m...
#1Amy Victoria Mary Lewis (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 2
#2Amy Lewis (AU: Aarhus University)
Last.Dorthe Berntsen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 42
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Abstract The case for episodic memory in non-human animals has been intensely debated. Although a variety of paradigms have shown elements of episodic memory in non-human animals, research has focused on rodents, birds and primates, using standardized experimental designs, limiting the types of events that can be investigated. Using a novel survey methodology to address memories in everyday life, we conducted two studies asking a total of 375 dog and cat owners if their pet had ever remembered a...
#1Anne Sandgrav Bak (AU: Aarhus University)
#2Jens Malmkvist (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 17
Abstract We examined the influence of cage enrichment and different types of short-term experiences on the temperament of farmed mink. We used juvenile Palomino mink (n = 600, housed in pairs of one male and one female) in a two-factor design with cage environment (BAR: barren vs. ENR: cage enriched with a shelf and a tube throughout) and exposure to one type of short-term experience (Negative: caught and kept in a small trapping cage for 15 minutes, Neutral: no treatment, and Positive: provisio...
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