Occurence of Psychosis in Dogs Reared in House, Farm and Kennels

Mehmed Yuksel Halil, Toncho Penev, Dian Kanakov, Vanya Dimova, Nevena Nikolova

Abstract


This ethological study was  carried out to establish the occurrence of psychosis in dogs, reared both in-home (as a pet) and in dog kennels. The dogs housed in kennels were reared either individually (as working animals) or in groups (in kennels). All the pet dogs were reared alone in the households. The highest occurrence of psychotic states was encountered in stray dogs housed in kennels and followed by the pet dogs. These states were very rarely observed in individually reared dogs at farms and working dogs. The possible explanation is that they were submitted to less stressors due to good management at farms and the proper approach on the basis of their temperaments, i.e. their welfare was at the highest level.


Keywords


psychosis, disease occurrence, pet dogs, kennel, stressors

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LUCRARI STIINTIFICE ZOOTEHNIE SI BIOTEHNOLOGII (SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ANIMAL SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES)

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