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An integrative and functional framework for the study of animal emotion and mood
A better understanding of animal emotion is an important goal in disciplines ranging from neuroscience to animal welfare science. The conscious experience of emotion cannot be assessed directly, butExpand
Measuring emotional processes in animals: the utility of a cognitive approach
Contemporary researchers regard emotional states as multifaceted, comprising physiological, behavioural, cognitive and subjective components. Subjective, conscious experience of emotion can beExpand
Cognitive bias as an indicator of animal emotion and welfare: Emerging evidence and underlying mechanisms
Accurate assessment of animal emotion (affect) is an important goal in animal welfare science, and in areas such as neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Direct measures of conscious emotion are notExpand
Animal behaviour: Cognitive bias and affective state
Information processing by humans can be biased by their emotions — for example, anxious and depressed people tend to make negative judgements about events and to interpret ambiguous stimuliExpand
Tail-biting: a new perspective.
Tail-biting data from different studies are difficult to compare because a range of definitions of tail-biting behaviour and tail-biting lesions are used. Although records from abattoirs provide aExpand
Revisiting translocation and reintroduction programmes: the importance of considering stress
It is widely known that the adverse effects of stress must be considered in animal conservation programmes. However, a full consideration of how and where stress occurs in animal conservationExpand
A case control study of on-farm risk factors for tail biting in pigs
Abstract Tail biting is an abnormal behaviour of pigs that is thought to have a multi-factorial origin. It is considered an unpredictable event on farms and is hard to reproduce experimentally.Expand
Dogs showing separation-related behaviour exhibit a ‘pessimistic’ cognitive bias
Summary Up to five million pet dogs in the UK (∼50% of the population) may, at some stage of their lives, perform undesirable separation-related behaviour (SRB) when left home alone [1], includingExpand
Timing and causes of piglet mortality in alternative and conventional farrowing systems
The causes and timing of piglet mortality were studied in different farrowing systems. In the first experiment 198 litters were recorded in three systems, two of which allowed the sows to moveExpand
A cohort study of preweaning piglet mortality and farrowing accommodation on 112 commercial pig farms in England.
A cohort study was carried out on 112 breeding pig farms in England to investigate the impact of type of farrowing accommodation on preweaning mortality in piglets. Four types of farrowingExpand