45th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology
July 31 - August 4, 2011 | Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis, IN


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  Sunday 7/31 Monday 8/1 Tuesday 8/2 Wednesday 8/3 Thursday 8/4
Morning Council Meeting Opening Ceremony Parallel Session Plenary 3 Plenary 5
  Council Meeting Plenary 1 Parallel Session Parallel Session Parallel Session
  Council Meeting Parallel Session Wood-Gush Memorial Lecture Parallel Session Parallel Session
Afternoon Registration opens Plenary 2 Excursions Plenary 4 Plenary 6
    Parallel Session Excursions Parallel Session Parallel Session
    Parallel Session Excursions Annual General Meeting Parallel Session Closing Ceremony
Evening Welcome Reception at the Eiteljorg Museum   Excursions Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Farewell Party at the Baseball Game

Theater Presentations - Titles and Presenting Author

Monday 1st August
8:00 - 9:30 Registration Open
9:00 - 9:30 Opening Ceremony
9:30 - 10:00 Plenary 1 - Pain, Distress & Humane End-Points
Castration as a model for studying pain-triggered behavioral responses in growing calves
Lily Edwards
10:00 - 10:45 Coffee Break & Posters (odd numbers)
10:45 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions
  Session 1:
Pain, Distress & Humane End-Points 1
Session 2:
Companion Animal Behavior & Welfare
10:45 Effects of age on piglet distress associated with euthanasia by carbon dioxide or by a carbon dioxide:argon mixture
Larry Sadler
To wee or not to wee: hospitalised female canines (Canis familiaris) preferred Astroturf to concrete in a two-way simultaneous presentation choice test
Louise Buckley
11:00 I'm not going there! using conditioned place preference to assess the aversiveness of restraint and blood sampling in piglets
Puja Wahi
Do you think I ate it? Behavioral assessment and owner perceptions of "guilty" behavior in dogs
Julie Hecht
11:15 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to mitigate pain in lame sows
Kathleen Tapper
Assessing quality of life in kennelled dogs
Jenna Kiddie
11:30 Validation of assessment of nociceptive responses in pigs' skin
Pierpaolo Di Giminiani
The development of a behavior assessment to identify 'amicable' dogs
Tammie King
11:45 2011 Update of the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia
Gail Golab
Unsocialized or simply scared? The validity of methods commonly used to determine socialization status of shelter cats at intake
Katherine Miller
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 Plenary 2 - Maternal Behavior & Effects
Echoes from the past: does maternal heat stress adjust offspring to high temperature? An experiment in quails
Rie Henriksen
2:00 - 3:00 Parallel Sessions
  Session 1 (contd): Pain, Distress & Humane End-Points 2 Session 3: Reproductive & Maternal Behavior
2:00 Quantitative sensory testing for assessing wound pain in livestock
Sabrina Lomax
Parturition progress and behaviours in dairy cows with calving difficulty
Alice Barrier
2:15 Exposure to negative events induces chronic stress and increases emotional reactivity in sheep
Alexandra Destrez
Vocal communication in cattle (Bos taurus): mother-offspring recognition
Monica Padilla-De La Torre
2:30 Castration is no laughing matter: Nitrous oxide can't even help.
Don Lay
Reproductive and physiologic effects of bedding substrate on ICR and C57BL/6J mice
Melissa Swan
2:45 Castration as a model for studying pain-triggered cardiac response in growing calves
Luciana Bergamasco
Maternal care and selection for low mortality affect immune competence of laying hens
Bas Rodenburg
3:00 - 3:45 Coffee Break & Posters (even numbers)
3:45 - 5:00 Parallel Sessions
  Session 1 (contd): Pain, Distress & Humane End-Points 3 Session 4: Communication & Cognition
3:45 Effect of time, parity and meloxicam (Metacam®) treatment on general activity in dairy cattle during the puerperal period
Eva Mainau
Are auditory cues useful when training American mink (Neovison vison)?
Pernille Svendsen
4:00 The effect of a topical anaesthetic wound dressing on the behavioural responses of calves to dehorning
Crystal Espinoza
A development of a test to assess cognitive bias in pigs
Antonio Velarde
4:15 The relationship between fearfulness at a young age and stress responses in the later life of laying hens
Elske De Haas
Learning how to eat like a pig: effectiveness of mechanisms for vertical social learning in piglets
Marije Oostindjer
4:30 A case study to investigate how behaviour in donkeys changes through progression of disease
Florence Elphick
Affective qualities of the bark vocalizations of domestic juvenile pigs
Winnie Chan
4:45 A novel approach of pain recognition and assessment in donkeys - Initial results
Neville Gregory
What do ears positions tell us about horse welfare?
Carole Fureix
Tuesday 2nd August
8:30 - 10:15 Parallel Sessions
  Session 5: Engineering environments & measurement technologies for science and welfare Session 6: Qualitative behavioral assessment
8:30 Environment and the development of feather pecking in a commercial turkey facility
Stephanie Torrey
Inter-observer reliability of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment on farm level in farmed foxes
Leena Ahola
8:45 The effect of cage design on mortality of white leghorn hens: an epidemiological study
Joe Garner
Qualitative Behavioural Assessment can detect artificial manipulation of emotional state in growing pigs
Kenny Rutherford
9:00 Remedies for the high incidence of broken eggs in furnished cages: effectiveness of increasing nest attractiveness and lowering perch height
Frank Tuyttens
The welfare of pigs in five different production systems in France and Spain: assessment of behavior
Deborah Temple
9:15 Non-cage laying hen resource use is not reduced by wearing a wireless sensor after habituation
Courtney Daigle
The inter-observer reliability of qualitative behavioural assessments of sheep
Clare Phythian
    Session 7: Poultry Behavior & Welfare 1
9:30 Effect of exit alley blocking and back-up incidences on the accessibility of an automatic milking system
Jackie Jacobs
Gregarious nesting as a response to risk of nest predation in laying hens
Anja Riber
9:45 Change-of-state dataloggers were a valid method for recording the feeding behavior of dairy cows using a Calan Broadbent Feeding System
Peter Krawczel
Astroturf® as a dustbathing substrate for laying hens
Gina Alvino
10:00 An acclimation and handling protocol for implementation of GPS collars for monitoring beef cattle grazing behavior
Angela Green
Feather pecking and serotonin: "the chicken or the egg?"
Marjolein Kops
10:15 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Posters (odd numbers)
11:00 - 12:00 Wood-Gush Memorial Lecture
Social Behavior: An Emergent and Adaptive Property of the Mammalian Autonomic Nervous System
Stephen Porges
12:00 - 6:00 Lunch & Excursions
Wednesday 3rd August
9:00 - 9:30 Plenary 3 - Laboratory Animal Behavior, Welfare & Enrichment
Modifications induced by an enriched environment on reproductive physiology and postnatal development of Albino Swiss mice
Marina Ponzio
9:30 - 10:15 Parallel Sessions
  Session 8: Laboratory Animal Behavior, Welfare & Enrichment 1 Session 9: Feeding Behavior & Welfare 1
9:30 Effects of predictability on feeding and aversive events in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
Daniel Gottlieb
Tail biting alters feeding behavior of victim pigs
Elina Viitasaari
9:45 Exercise pens as an environmental enrichment for laboratory rabbits
Lena Lidfors
The effects of diet ingredients on gastric ulceration and stereotypies in gestating sows
Stephanie Wisdom
10:00 Does the presence of a human affect the preference of enrichment items in young isolated pigs?
Shelly Deboer
Energy balance and feeding motivation of sheep in a demand test
Amanda Doughty
10:15 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Posters (even numbers)
11:00 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions
  Session 8 (contd): Laboratory Animal Behavior, Welfare & Enrichment 2 Session 9 (contd): Feeding Behavior & Welfare 2
11:00 Playful handling before an intra-peritoneal injection induces a positive affective state in laboratory rats
Sylvie Cloutier
Effect of milk feeding level on the development of feeding behaviour patterns in dairy calves
Emily Miller-Cushon
11:15 The naked truth: breeding performance in outbred and inbred strains of nude mice with and without nesting material
Christina Winnicker
Behavioural patterns of dairy heifers fed different diets
Angela Greter
11:30 Unpredictable repeated negative stimulations modulates effects of environmental enrichment in birds
Agathe Laurence
The effect of lameness on feeding behavior of dairy cows
Petro Tamminen
11:45 Effects of conditioning on blood draw in cats
Jessica Lockhart
How do different amounts of solid feed in the diet affect time spent performing abnormal oral behaviours in veal calves?
Laura Webb
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 Plenary 4 - Social Behavior in Swine
Oxytocin reduces separation distress in piglets when given intranasally
Jean-Loup Rault
2:00 - 3:00 Parallel Sessions
  Session 8 (contd): Laboratory Animal Behavior, Welfare & Enrichment 3 Session 10: Sow Housing
2:00 Is hair and feather pulling a disease of oxidative stress?
Giovana Vieira
Policy changes to enable sows to express behavioural needs in intensive housing conditions
Cheryl O'Connor
2:15 Implications for animal welfare: Habituation profiles of 129S2, 129P2 and 129X1 mouse strains
Hetty Boleij
Determining the floor space requirement for group housed sows
Fiona Rioja-Lang
2:30 Identification methods in newborn C57BL/6 mice: A developmental and behavioural evaluation
Magda Joao Castelhano-Carlos
Alleyway width in a free-access stall system influences gestating sow behavior and welfare
Laurie Mack
2:45 Behavioral and physiological thermoregulation in mice with nesting material
Brianna Gaskill
Action-reaction: using Markov analysis to elucidate social behavior when unacquainted sows are mixed
Jeremy Marchant-Forde
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break & Posters (all)
3:30 - 5:30 ISAE Annual General Meeting
7:00 - 11:00 Congress Banquet at Hyatt Regency Hotel
Thursday 4th August
9:00 - 9:30 Plenary 5 - Zoo Animal Behavior, Welfare & Enrichment
Behavior in natural and captive environments compared to assess and enhance welfare of zoo animals
Paul Koene
9:30 - 10:15 Parallel Sessions
  Session 11: Zoo Animal Behavior, Welfare & Enrichment 1 Session 12: Dairy Behavior & Welfare 1
9:30 Effects of enclosure size and complexity on captive African elephant activity patterns
Nancy Scott
Separating the stressors: a pilot study investigating the effect of pre-mixing calves on the behavior and performance of dairy calves in a novel environment
Amy Stanton
9:45 Gender differences in stereotypical behavior can be predicted by gender differences in activity in okapi
Deborah Fripp
Dairy welfare in three housings systems in the upper Midwest
Marcia Endres
10:00 Personality and stereotypy components in okapi
Jason Watters
The effect of distance to pasture on dairy cow preference to be indoors or at pasture
Gemma Charlton
10:15 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Posters (all)
11:00 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions
  Session 11 (contd): Zoo Animal Behavior, Welfare & Enrichment 2 Session 13: Human-Animal Interactions
11:00 Individuals interacting with environmental enrichment: a theoretical approach
Becca Franks
Owner visitation: Clinical effects on dogs hospitalized in an intensive care unit
Rebecca Johnson
11:15 Do impoverished environments induce boredom or apathy in mink?
Rebecca Meagher
Robot milking does not seem to affect whether or not cows feel secure among humans
Sine Norlander Andreasen
11:30 Effects of shade on feeding behaviour and feed intake of female goat kids
Lorenzo Alvarez
Relationship between amount of human contact and fear of humans in turkeys
Naomi Botheras
11:45 Zoo-housed chimpanzees and gorillas are highly selective in their space use: Implications for enclosure design, captive management and animal welfare.
Stephen Ross
Characteristics of stockperson interactions with pigs in swine finishing barns
Sara Crawford
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 Plenary 6 - Engineering environments & measurement technologies for science and welfare
Perceptual threshold for cold stress in dairy cows
Lindsay Matthews
2:00 - 3:00 Parallel Sessions
  Session 11 (contd): Zoo Animal Behavior, Welfare & Enrichment 3 Session 14: Free Papers
2:00 The effect of diet on undesirable behaviors in zoo gorillas
Elena Hoellein Less
Animal abuse and cruelty: An evolutionary perspective
Emily Patterson-Kane
2:15 How animals win the genetic lottery: biasing birth sex ratio results in more grandchildren
Collette Thogerson
Behavioural and physiological methods to evaluate fatigue in sheep following treadmill exercise
Michael Cockram
2:30 Reliability and validity of a subjective measure to record changes in animal behaviour over time
Joanna Bishop
Do differences in the motivation for and utilisation of environmental enrichment determine how effective it is at eliminating stereotypic behaviour in American mink?
Jamie Dallaire
2:45 The positive reinforcement training effect: reduction of an animal’s latency to respond to keepers' cues
Samantha Ward
The effect of pasture availability on the preference of cattle for feedlot or pasture environments
Caroline Lee
3:00 - 3:45 Coffee Break & Posters (all)
3:45 - 4:30 Parallel Sessions
  Session 15: Poultry Behavior & Welfare 2 Session 16: Dairy Behavior & Welfare 2
3:45 Mobile laying hens
Sabine Gebhardt-Henrich
Physiological and behavioral response of crossbred zebu dairy cows submitted to different shade availability on tropical pasture
Carlos Machado Filho
4:00 Open water provision for pekin ducks to increase natural behaviour requires an integrated approach
Marko Ruis
Changes is dairy cattle behaviour as a result of therapeutic hoof block application
Janet Higginson
4:15 Does water resource type affect the behaviour of pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)?
Donald Broom
Effect of different environmental conditions in loose housing system on claw health in Finnish dairy cattle
Johanna Haggman
4:30 - 5:00 Closing of Conference
6:00 - 10:30 Farewell Party at Victory Field, Indianapolis

Poster Presentations - Titles and Presenting Author

  1. Using behavior and physiology to assess the welfare of a rat model of multiple sclerosis
    Hickman, Debra

  2. Handling of painful procedures in dairy calf management in Santa Catarina state, Brazil
    Cardoso Costa, João

  3. Strain variations in behavioral traits under heat stress in laying hens
    Cheng, Heng-wei

  4. Daily heart rate patterns of dairy cows in intensive farming conditions
    Speroni, Marisanna

  5. Euthanasia practice in Canadian animal shelters
    Caffrey, Niamh

  6. Shelter dog behavior improvement: Dog walking as enrichment
    McKenney, Charlotte A

  7. A new behavioural test for kittens before adoption
    Onodera, Nodoka

  8. Relaxing effect of four types of aromatic odors in dogs
    Kuwahara, Yukari

  9. The effects of space allowance and exercise for greyhounds on welfare
    Jongman, Ellen

  10. Behavioral assessment in dogs during animal-assisted interventions (MTI)
    Glenk, Lisa Maria

  11. Behavioral and physiological evaluation of welfare in shelter dogs in two different forms of confinement
    Dalla Villa, Paolo

  12. Reactions of mother-bonded vs. artificial rearing in dairy calves to isolation and confrontation with an unfamiliar conspecific in a new environment
    Wagner, Kathrin

  13. Sleep in dairy cows recorded with a non-invasive EEG technique
    Ternman, Emma

  14. Effects of sloped standing surfaces on cattle behavior and muscle physiology
    Rajapaksha, Eranda

  15. Goats might experience motion sickness during road transportation
    Aoyama, Masato

  16. The reliability of rumination data recorded by a commercial rumination monitor
    Rutter, Mark

  17. Sampling freqeuncy and duration for behavioural analysis and effectiveness of electronic tracking
    Sales, Tatiana

  18. Nesting behaviour of laying hens housed in enriched environment
    Pereira, Danilo Florentino

  19. Effect of cage design on consistency of orientation and location during oviposition of laying hens
    Engel, Joanna

  20. The effect of ramp slope on heart rate, handling and behaviour of market pigs at unloading
    Goumon, Sébastien

  21. The comparison of two rating systems for Qualitative Behaviour Assessment in two situations
    Winckler, Christoph

  22. A comparison of three cattle temperament assessment methods
    Sant'anna, Aline

  23. When a duck leads, do others follow?
    Liste, Guiomar

  24. Different behavioural reactions to open field in growing broiler and layer chickens
    Baranyiová, Eva

  25. The Effects of Using Different Levels and Sources of Zinc with Wire vs. Solid Sided Cages on Laying Hen Feather Quality Purdum, Sheila

  26. Stress following caging of shelter cats (Felis silvestrus catus)
    Ellis, Jacklyn

  27. Bathing behavior of captive Orange-Winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica)
    Murphy, Shannon

  28. Decline in aggression in cotton rats through the use of enrichment
    Neubauer, Teresa

  29. Effects of stressors on the behavior and physiology of domestic cats
    Stella, Judi

  30. Dairy cattle preferences for feed bunks with or without sprinklers in summer
    Chen, Jennifer

  31. Effects of alternative housing and feeding systems on the behavior and performance of dairy heifer calves
    Pempek, J.A.,

  32. Evaluation of the relationship between temperament, time spent at the feed trough and weight gain of finishing weight feedlot cattle
    Soares, Désirée Ribeiro

  33. Effects of providing a roof and locating food in an outside yard on behaviour of sheep kept in winter conditions
    Jørgensen, Grete

  34. Evaluation of conventional and large group auto-sort systems for grow/finish pigs
    Brown, Jennifer,

  35. Effects of ractopamine on stress-related hormone levels of purebred Berkshire swine
    Betts, Katherine

  36. Use of flavour association and preference tests in pigs to assess the palatability of pea diets
    Rajendram, Janardhanan

  37. The influence of Acid-Buf™ mineral supplement on behaviour and salivary cortisol concentrations of uncastrated male and female growing pigs
    Boyle, Laura

  38. Conditioned place preference: a tool to determine hungry broiler diet preferences
    Sandilands, Vicky

  39. Feeding motivation and metabolites in pregnant ewes with different body condition scores
    Verbeek, Else

  40. The relationship between aggression, feeding times and injuries in pregnant group-housed sows
    Verdon, Megan

  41. Changes in aggression over time in pregnant sows post-mixing
    Rice, Maxine

  42. Feeding enrichment for Moloch Gibbons, Hylobates moloch
    Wells, Deborah

  43. The effect of visitors on the behaviour of zoo-housed chimpanzees and gorillas
    Cooper, Tara

  44. Olfactory enrichment in the gorilla
    Hepper, Peter

  45. Exotic animal seasonal acclimatization determined by non-invasive measurements of coat insulation
    Langman, Vaughan

  46. Effect of social rank and lactation number on milk parameters in a grazing dairy herd
    Tresoldi, Grazyne

  47. Does walking through water stimulate cows to eliminate?
    Villettaz Robichaud, Marianne

  48. Factors predicting horse welfare outcomes from a recreational horse owner’s performance of key horse husbandry practices
    Hemsworth, Lauren

  49. Moderate exercise affects finishing cattle behavior and cortisol response to handling
    Glynn, Hayley

  50. Humans' perception of dogs in a research setting: Is there a difference between real dogs and virtual dogs?
    Stetina, Birgit

  51. Finding information on animal behavior and welfare: best practices for starting the literature review process
    Adams, Kristina

  52. An assessment of the general activity of horses kept in large groups in a feedlot environment
    Robertshaw, Marissa

  53. The Animal Welfare Juddging & Assessment Competition: a review of the 1st 10 years
    Heleski, Camie

  54. Differences in the behavior of the progeny of different sire lines of Japanese Black cattle
    Uetake, Katsuji

  55. Difference in pawedness between male and female blue foxes (Vulpes lagopus)
    Mononen, Jaakko

  56. Effect of an absence of wires from electric fences on movement of goats in the early stage of avoidance
    Kakihara, Hidetoshi

  57. Beef cattle preferences for sprinklers
    Tucker, Cassandra

  58. Correlations between fearfulness in a temperament test and activity levels in the home pen in cross bred beef steers
    Mackay, Jill

  59. Differences behavioural in Nelore cows before and after use of intravaginal device of progesterone
    Rueda, Paola Moretti