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Ethology is the study of non-human animal behaviour.

Det finns 27 sidor som är taggade med Ethology:

How are cats affected by being home alone?

Photo: skeetze, Pixabay Little is known about the cat"s need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent than e.g. dogs. How true is this? In this study, researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural ...


Chicken behave more synchronised in smaller groups

Photo: Christels, Pixabay Animals are often synchronised in their behaviour, with costs and benefits varying according to group size and the behaviour being performed. Synchronised behaviour is common in poultry, and designing housing that allow space ...

EFSA fellowship

EFSA fellowship

Fellow applications for the next cycle 2018-2019, deadline 31 January 2018. EU-FORA is a unique opportunity for early to mid-career scientists from EU national risk assessment authorities or any other (SLU, SVA, SLV). The programme offers motivated ...


Does predation risk affect reindeer habitat selection?

Photo: Elli-Kari Grufvisare The depredation of semi-domesticated reindeer by large carnivores reflects an important human-wildlife conflict in Fennoscandia. Recent studies have revealed that brown bears (Ursus arctos) may kill substantial numbers of ...


Developing a horse welfare assessment protocol

Photo: rihaij, Pixabay This paper describes the development and pilot-testing of a horse welfare assessment protocol (HWAP). The HWAP consists of the collective measurement of numerous factors considered likely to affect a horse's welfare and is thereby ...

Gabriela Olmos Antillón

Gabriela Olmos Antillón

Research - Keen to understand the factors related to animals and the animal community health & welfare. Thus, my research includes a mixed methodology (i.e. qualitative and quantitative research components) to maximise insight into not only the identification ...


How stressful is the visit to the veterinary clinic for the dog?

Photo: Linda Keeling A visit to a veterinary clinic can be very stressful for the dog, and stress may interact with pain. The aim of this study was to observe the behavior of dogs in a veterinary clinic and to correlate it with subjective stress assessments ...


Behavioral differences between two broiler hybrids

Photo: Sofia Wilhelmsson This study compared behavioural time budgets, presence of comfort behaviours and social behaviours in two different broiler genotypes (the fast-growing Ross 308 (R) and the slower-growing Rowan Ranger (RR)) fed organic diets ...


Swedish Animal Association for the Protection of Animals supports research at SLU

Foto från Mostphotos. How are wild boars affected when caught in traps? The Swedish Association for the Protection of Animals is donating SEK 264,000 to support the work with a scientific report based on a study on the behavior and stress physiology ...


Dominance and leadership in human-horse interactions

There is considerable debate about whether the roles horses attain in their social group are of any relevance in their reactions to humans. This article reviews the empirical data on social dynamics in horses, focusing on dominance and leadership theories ...


Blanketing and clipping of horses in the Nordic countries

Limited information is available on the extent to which blankets are used on horses and the owners' reasoning behind clipping the horse's coat. Research on the effects of those practices on horse welfare is scarce but results indicate that blanketing ...


Group housing of horses rarely lead to severe injury

There is increasing interest in keeping horses in groups, but progress is hampered by a lack of knowledge about which horses can and should be kept together. Therefore, our objective was to investigate the effect of group composition on the occurrence ...

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