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A comparative analysis of the kinematic parameters of a goat on different slopes was conducted to study the kinematic parameters of goats on different slopes with walking mechanics. The uphill walking processes on different slopes (0°, 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 25° and...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3213v1
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The polyphagous shot hole borer and Kuroshio shot hole borer, two members of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), are invasive ambrosia beetles that harbor distinct species of Fusarium fungal symbionts. Together with...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3032v1
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Harding grass (Phalaris aquatica), an invasive non-native species of bunchgrass, has been introduced to grasslands in many regions of California, particularly those with a history of disturbance, such as tilling and grazing. Due do the invasive nature of Harding...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2756v1
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Historically, handling insects usually involved their being killed as early studies used these organisms for work on genetics, physiology and/or pesticide bioassays. With the advancement of these research topics, the development of behavioral studies and the sensitivity...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2571v1
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This is a study to assess the near perfect conditions in order to raise the greatest amount of Black Soldier Flies into adulthood. This is so that the amount of uses as Black Soldier flies as model organism increases. All genres of Black Soldier Flies were looked...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2466v1
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This experiment was conducted to determine the bioavailability of D-methionine (Met) relative to L-Met for nursery pigs using the slope-ratio assay. A total of 50 crossbred barrows with an initial BW of 13.5 kg (SD = 1.0) were used in an N balance study. A Met-deficient...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2130v1
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Background. The visual ecology of pest insects is poorly studied compared to the role of odour cues in determining their behaviour. Furthermore, the combined effects of both odour and vision on insect orientation are frequently ignored, but could impact behavioural...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2110v1
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Background: A large proportion of natural grasslands around the world is exposed to overgrazing resulting in land degradation and biodiversity loss. Although there is an increasing effort in the promotion of sustainable livestock management, rangeland degradation...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2085v1
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Finding and relocating food sources is not only crucial for individuals in changing natural environments - it is also of importance in domestic animals under husbandry conditions, for instance to reduce stress when transferring animals into new housing conditions....

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.281v1
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