Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften


Peer-Review-Beiträge 2018 und vorher /

Peer-reviewed articles in 2018 and before



Brötje, A.; Gygax, L.; Hillmann, E.; Wechsler, B. (2018): Behaviour of gilts before and at parturition after intensified human-animal contact, training to be driven, or exposure to a farrowing pen.  Applied Animal Behaviour Science 200, S. 56-66, DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2017.11.007.


Falke, A.; Friedli, K.; Gygax, L.; Wechsler, B.; Sidler, X.; Weber*, R. (2018): Effect of rubber mats and perforation in the lying area on claw and
limb lesions of fattening pigs. Animal 12, 2130-2137.


Frei, D.; Würbel, H.; Wechsler, B.; Gygax, L.; Burla, J.; Weber, R. (2018):Can body nosing in artificially reared piglets be reduced by sucking and
massaging dummies? Applied Animal Be-haviour Science 202, 20-27.


Gygax, L.; Hillmann, E. (2018): "Naturalness” and its relation to animal welfare from an ethological perspective. Agriculture. 8, 136.

Gómez, Y.; Bieler, R.; Hankele, A. K.; Zähner, M.; Savary, P.; Hillmann, E. (2018): Evaluation of visible eye white and maximum eye temperature as non-invasive indicators of stress in dairy cows. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 198, Pages 1-8


Henzen, A.; Gygax, L. (2018): Weak general but no specific habituation in
anticipating stimuli of presumed negative and positive valence by weaned
piglets. Animals 8, 149.;


Holinger, M.; Früh, B.; Stoll, P.; Graage, R.; Wirth, S.; Bruckmaier, R.; Prunier, A.; Kreuzer, M.; Hillmann, E. (2018): Chronic intermittent stress exposure and access to grass silage interact differently in their effect on behaviour, gastric health and stress physiology of entire or castrated male growing-finishing pigs. Physiology & Behavior 195 (2018) 58-68,


Holinger, M.; Früh, B.; Stoll, P.; Kreuzer, M.; Hillmann, E. (2018): Grass silage for growing-finishing pigs in addition to straw bedding: Effects on behaviour and gastric health. Livestock Science 218, 50-70,


Holinger, M.; Früh, B.; Stoll, P.; Pedan, V.; Kreuzer, M.; Bérard, J.; Hillmann,E. (2018): Long-term effects of castration, chronic intermittent social stress, provision of grass silage and their interactions on performance and meat and adipose tissue properties in growing-finishing pigs. Meat Science 145, 40-50


Maigrot, A.-L.; Hillmann, E.; Briefer, E. F. (2018): Encoding of Emotional Valence in Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) Calls. Animals 2018, 8(6), 85; DOI:10.3390/ani8060085


Martens, S. D.; Majewska-Pinda, A.; Benkmann, A.; Zentek, J.; Spolders, M.; Simon, A.; Schafft H.; Steinhöfel, O. (2018): Influence of soil contamination before and after ensiling on mineral composition of grass silages, feed intake and carry-over to body tissue of goats. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 27, 307–316,


Keimer, B.; Kröger, S.; Röhe, I.; Pieper, R.; Simon, A.; Zentek J. (2018): Influence of differently processed yeast (Kluyveromyces fragilis) on feed intake and gut physiology in weaned pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 96:194–205,


Keimer, B.; Pieper R.; Simon, A.; Zentek, J. (2018) Effect of time and dietary supplementation with processed yeasts (Kluyveromyces fragilis) on immunological parameters in weaned piglets. Animal Feed Science and Technology 245, 136-146


Mandel, R.; Harazy, H.; Gygax, L.; Nicol, C. J.; Ben-David, A.; Whay, H. R.; Klement, E. (2018): Short communication. Detection of lameness in dairy cows using a grooming device. J Dairy Sci. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2017-13207.


Raoult, C. M. C., Gygax, L. (2018) Valence and intensity of video stimuli of
dogs and conspecifics in sheep: approach-avoidance, operant response and
attention. Animals 8, 121.


Stachowicz, J. B., Gygax, L., Hillmann, E., WechslerR, B., Keil, N. M. (2018): Dairy goats use outdoor runs of high quality more regardless of the quality of indoor housing. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 208, 22-30.


Weidt, A., GygaxX, L., Palme, R., Touma, C., König, B. (2018) Impact of male presence on female sociality and stress endocrinology in wild house mice
(Mus musculus domesticus). Physiology & Behavior 198, 1-9.


Weigele, H.; Gygax, L.; Steiner, A.; Wechsler, B.; Burla J.-B. (2018): Moderate lameness leads to marked behavioral changes in dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 101, 2370-2382, DOI: org/10.3168/jds.2017-13120




Briefer, E. F.; Mandel, R.; Maigrot, A.-L.; Briefer Freymond, S.; Bachmann, I.; Hillmann, E. (2017): Perception of emotional valence in horse whinnies. Front Zool 14. DOI: 10.1186/s12983-017-0193-1.


Buchli, C.; Raselli, A.; Bruckmaier, R.; Hillmann, E. (2017): Contact with cows during the young age increases social competence and lowers the cardiac stress reaction in dairy calves. Appl Anim Behav Sci 187, 1–7. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2016.12.002.


Burla, J.-B.; Rufener, C.; Bachmann, I.; Gygax, L.; Patt, A.; Hillmann, E. (2017): Space Allowance of the Littered Area Affects Lying Behavior in Group-Housed Horses. Frontiers in veterinary science 4, 23. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00023.


Cockburn, M.; Schick, M.; Maffiuletti, N. A.; Gygax, L.;  Savary, P.l; Umstätter, C. (2017): Lower working heights decrease contraction intensity of shoulder muscles in a herringbone 30° milking parlor. Journal of Dairy Science 100, 4914-4925. DOI: org/10.3168/jds.2016-11629 (“Editor’s Choice”)


Fuhrer, N.; Gygax, L. (2017): From minutes to days The ability of sows (Sus scrofa) to estimate time intervals. Behav Process 142, 146–155. DOI: 10.10164/j.beproc.2007.07.006.


Gomez, Y.; Terranova, M.; Zaehner, M.; Hillmann, E.; Savary, P. (2017): Effects of milking stall dimensions on behavior of dairy cows during milking in different milking parlor types. J Dairy Sci 100 (2), 1331–1339. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-11589.


Gygax, L. (2017): Wanting, liking and welfare. The role of affective states in proximate control of behaviour in vertebrates. Ethology 123 (10), 689–704. DOI: 10.1111/eth.12655.


Haerdi-Landerer, M. Ch.; Grieder, S.; Mengelt, R.; Hillmann, E. (2017): Performance loss and changes in behaviour caused by footrot. Schweiz Arch Tierh 159 (5), 293–300. DOI: 10.17236/sat00116.


Johns, J.; Masneuf, S.; Patt, A.; Hillmann, E. (2017): Regular Exposure to Cowbells Affects the Behavioral Reactivity to a Noise Stimulus in Dairy Cows.  Frontiers in veterinary science 4, 153. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00153.


Keil, N. M.; Pommereau, M.; Patt, A.; Wechsler, B.; Gygax, L. (2017): Determining suitable dimensions for dairy goat feeding places by evaluating body posture and feeding reach. J Dairy Sci 100 (2), 1353–1362. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-10980.


Raoult, C. M. C.; Moser, J.; Gygax, L. (2017): Mood as cumulative expectation mismatch: a test of theory based on data from nonverbal cognitive bias tests. Frontiers in Psychology, Section Comparative Psychology 8, 2197. DOI: org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02197