Wednesday August 1st

Wednesday August 1st

 

Session 5 Session 6
Cattle behaviour and welfare Companion animal behaviour and welfare
Duffy Amphitheatre Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
9.00 Seek and hide: Understanding pre-partum behavior of cattle by use of inter-species comparison. Maria Vilain Rørvang Turning off dogs’ brains: fear of noises affects problem solving behavior and locomotion in standardized cognitive tests. Karen Overall
9.30 Effect of parity on dairy cows and heifers’ preferences for calving location. Erika Edwards Improving canine welfare in commercial breeding (CB) operations: evaluating rehoming candidates. Judith Stella
9.45 Use of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment to evaluate styles of maternal protective behaviour in Girolando Cows. Maria Camila Ceballos The predictive validity of an observational shelter dog behaviour assessment. Conor Goold
10.00 The effect of concrete feedpad feeding periods on oestrous behaviour in dairy cows in a pasture-based farming system. Andrew Fisher Refining on-site canine welfare assessment: evaluating the reliability of Field Instantaneous Dog Observation (FIDO) scoring. Lynda Mugenda
10.15 Effects of three types of bedding surface on dairy cattle behavior, preference, and hygiene. Karin Schütz Dimensions of personality in working dogs: an analysis of collected data on future guide and assistance dogs over 37 years. Nicolas Dollion
10.30 The impact of housing tie-stall-housed dairy cows in deep-bedded loose-pens during the dry period on lying time and postures. Elise Shepley The effects of aversive- and reward- based training methods on companion dog welfare. Anna Olsson
10.45 Cross-contextual vocalisation rates and heart rates of Holstein-Friesian dairy heifers. Alexandra Green Service dogs for epileptic people, a systematic literature review. Amélie Catala
11.00 – 11.45 Break and posters, Atlantic Veterinary College
11.45 For the love of learning: heifers’ motivation to participate in a learning task. Rebecca  Meagher Stranger-directed aggression in pet dogs: Owner, environment, training and dog-associated risk factors. Hannah Flint
12.00 The effect of feeding and social enrichment during the milk-feeding stage on cognition of dairy calves. Kelsey  Horvath The effect of the Danish dangerous dog act on the level of dog aggression in Denmark. Björn Forkman
12.15 Milk feeding strategy and its influence on development of feeding behavior for dairy calves in automated feeding systems. Melissa Cantor The effect of public cat toilet provision on elimination habits of ownerless free-roaming cats in old-town Onomichi, Japan. Aira Seo
12.30 Consistently efficient: the use of feeding behavior to identify efficient beef cattle. Ira Parsons How dependent are ownerless free-roaming cats on water supplied by voluntary cat caretakers in old-town Onomichi, Japan? Hajime Tanida
12.45 Multisensorial stimulation promotes affinity between dairy calves and stockperson. Mateus Paranhos Da Costa Examining relationships between cat owner attitudes and cat owner reported management behaviour. Lauren Hemsworth
Session 5: Posters Session 6: Posters
13.00 Box lunch, Atlantic Veterinary College
14.00 -20.00 Excursions and Lobster supper/Vegan stir fry, North Rustico