Early separation of cow and calf has long-term effects on social behaviour
Calves of dairy cows are generally separated from their mothers within the first 24 hours after birth. The majority of the milk thus enters the food market and not the stomachs of the calves. However, growing ...
Move over Mozart: Study shows cats prefer their own beat
As more animal shelters, primate centers and zoos start to play music for their charges, it's still not clear whether and how human music affects animals.
Cats put sight over smell in finding food
Cats may prefer to use their eyes rather than follow their nose when it comes to finding the location of food, according to new research by leading animal behaviourists.
Rainbow cat collars may save birds
It might resemble a flashback to early 90s fashion but a scrunchie-like collar cover could be the key to reducing the amount of wildlife your cat kills.
Cat shelter findings: Less stress with box access
Study shows how cows reveal feelings using their ears
A new study exploring how to measure emotions in cows has suggested that it may be possible to tell how a cow is feeling from the position of their ears, and also that like dogs, cats and many of our pets they display visible ...
Researchers listen in on 'conversations' between calves and their mothers
Researchers have been eavesdropping on 'conversations' between calves and their mothers—measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.
How many visitors can a Koala bear?
(Phys.org) —Koalas can become stressed by noisy and up-close encounters with human visitors, a University of Melbourne study has determined.
What makes an aggressive dog, and how you can spot one
(HealthDay)—You see a Rottweiler standing next to a poodle and a Chihuahua. Which dog is most likely to bite you?
How common is aggression in UK dogs?
Aggressive dogs represent a serious risk to human health, tragically causing fatalities in rare cases. The development of aggression can also impact on a dog's welfare, because of a breakdown of the human-pet bond, euthanasia ...
Ig Nobel Prizes: Why onions make you cry and Enya is bad in the operating room
Let's face it: The Nobel Prizes aren't for everyone. That's why we celebrate the Ig Nobel Prizes, which were handed out Thursday night at Harvard's Sanders Theater.
Rescue me: New study finds animals do recover from neglect
Animal sanctuaries can play an important role in rehabilitating goats and other animals that have suffered from neglect, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.
New insight into dogs' fear responses to noise
A study has gained new insight into domestic dogs' fear responses to noises. The behavioural response by dogs to noises can be extreme in nature, distressing for owners and a welfare issue for dogs.