Department managerBartošová Jitka, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
Parent departmentDeputy Director of Research


We are engaged in the research of the basic and applied biology of behaviour of farm animals but also other species kept in extensive conditions or in zoos or, as the case may be, feral animals.

We research various aspects of their behaviour which may have an impact on breeding and welfare, namely: social behaviour and relationships, parental (maternal) behaviour and rearing and weaning of litter, intra-species communication and communication with humans, emotions and cognitive abilities of animals.

Our research also focuses on the impact of animal management and stable environment on the behaviour, physiology, welfare, reproduction and productivity and, in specific species, on the working and social use (cervids, horses, dogs, companion animals).


The goal is to support the development of economically viable and ethically acceptable husbandry of pigs and cattle in the Czech Republic and EU.

We focus on the influence of housing and social factors on the behaviour, welfare, health and production of cattle and pigs. The research covers a wide range of topics, combining various approaches from theoretical studies (e.g. social interaction modelling) to experimental research on maternal behaviour, agonistic behaviour, play behaviour, communication between animals and ontogenesis of behaviour.

We also investigate practical issues, such as a comparison of various types of housing and management in intensive and alternative farming of cattle and pigs or the development of new methods for the evaluation of animal welfare on farms.

Special attention is paid to the stage of rearing with an emphasis on health, mortality, welfare, stress resistance and the development of production and behavioural capabilities of piglets and calves.

Last publications:

KRÁL, Pavel, BUKOVSKÝ, Jiří, PLUHÁČEK, Jan, VOLDŘICHOVÁ, Marie and ROBOVSKÝ, Jan. A case of female-perpetrated infanticide in captive white-lipped deer (Cervus albirostris). Journal of Ethology, 2019, 37, 377-382. ISSN 0289-0771. 2019
ŠPINKA, Marek. Animal agency, animal awareness and animal welfare. Animal Welfare, 2019, 28, 11-20. ISSN 0962-7286. 2019
BARTOŠ, Luděk, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka and PLUHÁČEK, Jan. Behavioral Factors Affecting Reproduction in Domestic Horses: Sociobiological Approach. In Animal Genetics - Approaches and Limitations. London, United Kingdom: IntechOpen, 2019, s. 27-45. ISBN 978-1-78985-375-9. 2019
FITZHENRY Leon B., CAWTHORN, Donna M., MUCHENJE, Voster, BUREŠ, Daniel, KOTRBA, Radim and HOFFMAN, Louwrens C. Carcass composition and yeilds of wild fallow deer (Dama dama) in South Africa. African Journal of Wildlife Research, 2019, 49, 100-110. ISSN 2410-8200. 2019
DUŠEK, Adam, JIŘÍKOVÁ, Kamila, ESATTORE, Bruno, KOTRBA, Radim, KOTT, Tomáš a BARTOŠ, Luděk., 2019 What affects the social dominance in red deer (Cervus elaphus) hinds?. In 46. konferencia ČSETS. Bratislava: Česka a slovenská etologická společnost, s. 18. ISSN 2019
CEACERO, Francisco, KOMÁRKOVÁ, Martina, GARCIA, Andres, J. and GALLEGO, Laureano. Different maternal investment strategies for male and female calves in a polygynous mammal. Current Zoology, 2019, 65, 269-277. ISSN 1674-5507. 2019
GOUMON, Sébastien, ILLMANN, Gudrun and LESZKOWOVÁ, Iva. Pens with temporary crating can be a safe alternative to farrowing crates. Náš chov, 2019, vol. 79(1), p. 79. ISSN . 2019
PATOKA, Jiří, KALOUS, Lukáš and BARTOŠ, Luděk. Early ontogeny social deprivation modifies future agonistic behaviour in crayfish. Scientific Reports , 2019, 9, Article number 4667. ISSN 20452322. 2019
ŠPINKA, Marek, SYROVÁ, Michaela, POLICHT, Richard and LINHART, Pavel. Early vocal ontogeny in a polytocous mammal: no evidence of social learning among sibling piglets, Sus scrofa. Animal Behaviour, 2019, 151, 9-19. ISSN 0003-3472. 2019
ILLMANN, Gudrun, GOUMON, Sébastien, ŠIMEČKOVÁ, Marie and LESZKOWOVÁ, Iva. Effect of crate opening from day 3 postpartum to weaning on nursing and suckling behaviour in domestic pigs. Animal, 2019, 13, 2018-2024. ISSN 1751-7311. 2019
NEEDHAM, Tersia, BUREŠ, Daniel, KOTRBA, Radim, FOŘTOVÁ, Jana, LEBEDOVÁ, Nicole a HOFFMANN, Louwrens C., 2019 Effect of pelvic suspension on the fresh physical meat quality of male common eland (Taurotragus oryx). In ICoMST 2019, 65th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology: Meat for Diversifying Markets. Berlin, Germany: Max-Rubner-Institut, Germany, s. 636-637. ISSN 2019
LEEB, C., RUDOLPH, G., BOCHICCHIO, D., EDWARDS, S., FRÜH, B., HOLINGER, M., HOLMES, D., ILLMANN, Gudrun, KNOP, D., PRUNIER, A., ROUSING, T., WINCKLER, C, and DIPPEL, S. Effects of three husbandry systems on health, welfare and productivity of organic pigs nursing and suckling behaviour in domestic pigs. Animal, 2019, 13, 2025-2033. ISSN 1751-7311. 2019
ROS-SANTAELLA, José Luis, KOTRBA, Radim and PINTUS, Eliana. High-energy diet enhances spermatogenic function and increases sperm midpiece length in fallow deer (Dama dama) yearlings. Royal Society Open Science, 2019, 6, Article Number: 181972. ISSN 2054-5703. 2019
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka and BARTOŠ, Luděk. The US approach: Controlling of wild boar population using corral traps. Svět myslivosti, 2019, vol. 20(1), p. 40-43. ISSN . 2019
LINHART, Pavel, OSLEJUK, T.S., BUDKA, M., ŠÁLEK, M., ŠPINKA, Marek, POLICHT, Richard, SYROVÁ, Michaela and BLUMSTEIN, D.T. Measuring individual identity information in animal signals: Overview and performance of available identity metrics. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2019, 11, 1558-1570. ISSN 2041-210X. 2019
HAVRÁNEK, František, CUKOR, Jan, KAMLER, Jiří, ŠIMON, Josef, BARTOŠ, Luděk and BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Present technologies against African swine fever virus spread. Náš chov, 2019, vol. 79(4), p. 83-86. ISSN . 2019
NIČOVÁ, Klára and BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Current technologies in horse breeding. Náš chov, 2019, vol. 79(4), p. 89-90. ISSN . 2019
DUŠEK, Adam, JIŘÍKOVÁ, K., BARTOŠ, Luděk, KOTRBA, Radim, KOTT, Tomáš, KŠÁDA, Vratislav, JANOVSKÝ, Petr, ESSATORE, Bruno, PLUHÁČEK, Jan a BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka., 2019 Optimization of birth date in red deer (Cervus elaphus). In Zoologické dny Brno 2019. Sborník abstraktů z konference 7.-8. února 2019.. Brno: Ústav biologie obratlovců AV ČR, v.v.i., Květná 8, 603 65 Brno, s. 53-54. ISSN 2019
PLUHÁČEK, Jan, TUČKOVÁ, Vladimíra and KING, Sarah R.B. Overmarking behaviour of zebra males: no scent masking, but a group cohesion function across three species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2019, 73, Article Number: UNSP 137. ISSN 0340-5443. 2019
VÝZKUMNÝ ÚSTAV ŽIVOČIŠNÉ VÝROBY, v.v.i. V UHŘÍNĚVSI a AGE, S.R.O. ČESKÉ MEZIŘÍČÍ. Farrowing pen for sows. Authors: ILLMANN, Gudrun, MARTÍNEK, Ladislav, GOUMON, Sébastien, WACKERMANNOVÁ, Marie and DANĚK, Petr.. Česká republika. Užitný vzor CZ 32629 U1. 2019-03-05. 2019
NEEDHAM, Tersia, LAUBSER, Johannes G., KOTRBA, Radim, BUREŠ, Daniel, SMYTH, Heather and HOFFMAN, Louwrens C. Sensory characteristics of the longissimus thoracis et lumborum and biceps femoris muscles from male and female common eland (Taurotragus oryx). Meat Science, 2019, 158, Article Nr.107918. ISSN 0309-1740. 2019
NEEDHAM, Tersia, LAUBSER, Johannes G., KOTRBA, Radim, BUREŠ, Daniel and HOFFMAN, Louwrens C. Sex influence on muscle yield and physiochemical characteristics of common eland (Taurotragus oryx) meat. Meat Science, 2019, 159, 41-48. ISSN 0309-1740. 2019
PLUHÁČEK, Jan, TUČKOVÁ, Vladimíra, KING, Sarah R. B. and ŠÁROVÁ, Radka. Test of four hypotheses to explain the function of overmarking in foals of four equid species. Animal Cognition, 2019, 22, 231-241. ISSN 1435-9448. 2019
KUDRNÁČOVÁ, Eva, BUREŠ, Daniel, BARTOŇ, Luděk, KOTRBA, Radim, CEACERO, Francisco, HOFFMAN, Louwrens C. and KOUŘIMSKÁ, Lenka. The effect of barley and lysine supplementation of pasture-based diet on growth, carcass composition and physical quality attributes of meat from farmed fallow deer (dama dama). Animals, 2019, vol. 97(3), p. číslo článku 33. ISSN 2076-2615. 2019
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka., 2018 Behavioural causes of pregnancy loss in horse mares. In Modern reproduction of livestock 2018, Book of Abstracts. Wroclaw: Wroclaw university of environmental and life sdciences, s. 28. ISSN 2018
BOONSTRA, Rudy, DUŠEK, Adam and FLYNN, Rodney W. DHEA and territoriality during the nonbreeding season in male American martens (Martes americana). Journal of Mammalogy, 2018, 99, 826-835. ISSN 0022-2372. 2018
ILLMANN, Gudrun, LESZKOWOVÁ, Iva and ŠIMEČKOVÁ, Marie. Do sows respond to sibling competition at the udder Day 1 post-partum?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 200, 51-55. ISSN 0168-1591. 2018
PAVLÍK, Aleš, SLÁMA, Petr, BUREŠ, Daniel and KOTRBA, Radim. Effect of Feeding on Growth and Blood Biochemistry of Male Fallow Deer. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 2018, 8, 911-913. ISSN 1338-5178. 2018
BUČKOVÁ, Katarína, ŠPINKA, Marek, HINTZE, S. a KOZÁKOVÁ, Z., 2018 Effect of Housing and Age at Pairing on Calves' performances in Simple Cognitive Task. In 5th European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition. Vienna: University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, s. 21. ISSN 2018
WIRTHGEN, Elisa, GOUMON, Sébastien, KUNZE, Martin, WALZ, Christina, SPITSCHAK, Marion, TUCHSCHERER, Armin, BROWN, Jennifer, HOEFLICH, Christine, FAUCITANO, Luigi and HOEFLICH, Andreas. Effects of transport duration and environmental conditions in winter or summer on the concentrations of insulin-like growth factors and insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins in the plasma of market-weight pigs. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2018, 9, Article number 36. ISSN 1664-2392. 2018
ŠPINKA, Marek and WEMELSFELDER, Francoise. Environmental challenge and animal agency.. In Animal Welfare, 3rd Edition. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 2018, s. 39-55. ISBN 13: 9781786390202. 2018
VILLAGRÁN, Matías, BERACOCHEA, Florencia, BARTOŠ, Luděk and UNGERFELD, Rodolfo. Hierarchical status and body traits and reproductive characteristics of male pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) maintained in all-male groups. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 207, 116-122. ISSN 0168-1591. 2018
CHALOUPKOVÁ, Helena, SVOBODOVÁ, Ivona, VÁPENÍK, Pavel and BARTOŠ, Luděk. Increased resistance to sudden noise by audio stimulation during early ontogeny in German shepherd puppies. PLoS One, 2018, vol. 13(e0196553), p. 1-8. ISSN 1932-6203. 2018
ŠPINKIA, Marek, SYROVÁ, Michaela, POLICHT, Richard and LINHART, Pavel. Individual stability in vocalization rates of preweaning piglets. Journal of Animal Science, 2018, 96, 11-16. ISSN 0021-8812. 2018
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Jossy Reynvoet: Hercule Poirot of academic art of riding. Jezdectví, 2018, vol. 66(7), p. 49-51. ISSN . 2018
PLUHÁČEK, Jan, BARTOŠ, Luděk, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka and LEVÁ, Michaela. Suckling behaviour in the shadow of horse 1. On maternal investmenet and offspring behaviour in plains zebra. Živa, 2018, vol. 65(3), p. 154-157. ISSN . 2018
PLUHÁČEK, Jan, LEVÁ, Michaela. BARTOŠ, Luděk and BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Suckling behaviour in the shadow of horse 2. Interspecific comparison of three zebra species. Živa, 2018, vol. 65(4), p. 196-198. ISSN . 2018
WACKERMANNOVÁ, Marie, GOUMON, Sébastien and ILLMANNOVÁ, Gudrun. Pens with temporary crating: a viable alternative housing system to improve the welfare of lactating sows. Náš chov, 2018, vol. 78(2), p. 35-36. ISSN . 2018
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka and BARTOŠ, Luděk. International Deer Biology Congress in Colorado. Svět myslivosti, 2018, vol. 19(11), p. 18-20. ISSN 18274.pdf. 2018
VÝZKUMNÝ ÚSTAV ŽIVOČIŠNÉ VÝROBY, v.v.i. V UHŘÍNĚVSI. Temporary crating pen for lactating sows WELLUP. Authors: ROZKOT, Miroslav, MARTÍNEK, Ladislav, ILLMANN, Gudrun, GOUMON, Sébastien, DANĚK, Petr and LIPENSKÝ, Jan.. Česká republika. Ověřená technologie 373/2018 AGE. 2018-08-28. 2018
BARTOŠ, Luděk, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka and PLUHÁČEK, Jan. Male-free environment prevents pregnancy disruption in domestic horse mares mated away of home. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 200, 67-70. ISSN 0168-1591. 2018
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Marius Schneider: An accurate master of Academic Art of Riding. Jezdectví, 2018, vol. 66(80-86454-74-6), p. 8-11. ISSN . 2018
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Hot news in noseband tightening: Danish example. Jezdectví, 2018, vol. 66(109), p. 30-33. ISSN . 2018
BARTOŠ, Luděk. Obituary for George A. Bubenik. European Journal of Wildlife Research , 2018, vol. 64(3), p. Articla Number 34. ISSN . 2018
TUČKOVÁ, V., ŠÁROVÁ, Radka, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka, KING, S.R.B. and PLUHÁČEK, Jan. Overmarking by adult females in four equid species: social bonds and group cohesion. Journal of Zoology , 2018, 306, 180-188. ISSN 0952-8369. 2018
DUŠEK, Adam, FLYNN, Rodney W. a BOONSTRA, Rudy., 2018 Does dehydroepiandrosterone affect territoriality of male American martens (Martes americana) during the non-breeding period?. In Zoologické dny Praha 2018.. Brno: Ústav biologie obratlovců AV ČR, v.v.i., s. 64. ISSN 2018
CAWTHORN, Donna-Maree, FITZHENRY, Leon Brett, MUCHENJE, Voster, BUREŠ, Daniel, KOTRBA, Radim and HOFFMAN, Louwrens C. Physical quality attributes of male and female wild fallow deer (Dama dama) muscles. Meat Science, 2018, 137, 168-175. ISSN 0309-1740. 2018
LAWRENCE, Alistar B., NEWBERRY, Ruth C. and ŠPINKA, Marek. Positive welfare: What does it add to the debate over pig welfare?. In Advances in Pig Welfare. Duxford, UK: Elsevier, Woodhead Publishing,, 2018, s. 415-444. ISBN 978-0-08-101012-9. 2018
POLICHT, Richard, KOWALCZYK, Artur, ROSENBERGER, Joanna a LUKASZEWICZ, Ewa., 2018 Signalisation of rooster quality based on crowing. In Modern reproduction of livestock 2018, Book of Abstracts. Wroclaw: Wroclaw university of environmental and life sdciences, s. 27. ISSN 2018
GOUMON, Sébastien, LESZKOWOVÁ, Iva, ŠIMEČKOVÁ, Marie and ILLMANN, Gudrun. Sow stress levels and behavior and piglet performances in farrowing crates and farrowing pens with temporary crating. Journal of Animal Science, 2018, 96, 4571-4578. ISSN 0021-8812. 2018
STANĚK, Stanislav, ŠÁROVÁ, Radka, NEJEDLÁ, Eliška, ŠLOSÁRKOVÁ, Soňa and DOLEŽAL, Oldřich. Survey of disbudding practice on Czech dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science, 2018, 101, 830-839. ISSN 0022-0302. 2018
CAPPELLI, Jamil, GARCÍA, Andrés J., KOTRBA, Radim, POZO, Pablo Gambín, LANDETE-CASTILLEJOS, Tomas, GALLEGO, Laureano and CEACERO, Francisco. The bony horncore of the common eland (Taurotragus oryx): composition and mechanical properties of a spiral fighting structure. Journal of Anatomy, 2018, 232, 72-79. ISSN 0021-8782. 2018
BUČKOVÁ, Katarína, ŠPINKA, Marek, HINTZE, Sara a KOZÁKOVÁ, Zuzana., 2018 The Effect of Social Rearing Environment, Age and Weight on Calves' Learning Abilities. In 45. konference České a Slovenské etologické společnosti. Ostrava: Ostravská universzita, s. 18. ISSN 2018
VÝZKUMNÝ ÚSTAV ŽIVOČIŠNÉ VÝROBY, v.v.i. V UHŘÍNĚVSI. WELLUP - temporary crating pen for lactating sows. Authors: GOUMON, Sébastien, ILLMANN, Gudrun, LIPENSKÝ, Jan, ROZKOT, Miroslav, MARTÍNEK, Ladislav and VÁCLAVKOVÁ, Eva.. Česká republika. Certifikovaná metodika 978-80-7403-215-8. 2018-12-13. 2018
ŠPINKA, Marek, ed. Advances in Pig Welfare. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, 2017, 506 p. ISBN 978-0-081-01012-9 2017
KOUBA, Marek, BARTOŠ, Luděk, ŠINDELÁŘ, Jiří and ŠŤASTNÝ, Karel. Alloparental care and adoption in Tengmalm’s Owl (Aegolius funereus). Journal of Ornithology, 2017, 158, 185-191. ISSN 0021-8375. 2017
ŠPINKA, Marek. Behaviour of Pigs. In The Ethology of Domestic Animals, 3rd Edition. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 2017, s. 214-227. ISBN 13: 9781786391650. 2017
BUREŠ, Daniel, HOFFMAN, L.C. and KOTRBA, Radim. Wildlife ranching, game meat production and processing in South Africa. Maso, 2017, vol. 28(6), p. 20-24. ISSN 1210-4086. 2017
PLUHÁČEK, Jan and GLONEKOVÁ, Markéta. Conference on Antelope, Giraffe, Hippo in the 21 st Century: The first meeting of the IUCN/SSC Hippo Specialist Group. Suiform Soundings, 2017, vol. 16(17210/2017-5), p. 52-55. ISSN . 2017
BARTOŠ, Luděk, KOTRBA, Radim, DUŠEK, Adam, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka, PLUHÁČEK, Jan, RUDOLFOVÁ, Jorga, KUŽMOVÁ, Erika a KOMÁRKOVÁ, Martina., 2017 Effect of social environment on corticosterone concentration in captive red deer males (Cervus elaphus). In 35th International Ethological Conference. Estoril, Portugal: Estoril Congress Center, s. P208. ISSN 2017
ŠPINKA, Marek., 2017 Enrichment for Pigs on Slatted Floors: Experiments on Low-Cost Objects. In Uspořádání semináře. Praha Uhříněves: Výzkumný ústav živočišné výroby, v.v.i., s. . ISSN 2017
ŠÁROVÁ, Radka, ŠPINKA, Marek and CEACERO, Francisco. Higher Dominance Position Does Not Result in Higher Reproductive Success in Female Beef Cattle. Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 95, 3301-3309. ISSN 0021-8812. 2017
KOUBA, Marek, BARTOŠ, Luděk, TOMÁŠEK, Václav, POPELKOVÁ, Alena, ŠŤASTNÝ, Karel and ZÁRYBNICKÁ, Markéta. Home range size of Tengmalm's owl during breeding in Central Europe is determined by prey abundance. PLoS One, 2017, 12, 1-15. ISSN 1932-6203. 2017
BARTOŠ, Luděk. Homosexual Receptivity. In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2017, s. 1-3. ISBN 978-3-319-19649-7. 2017
GOUMON, Sébastian and FAUCITANO, Luigi. Influence of loading handling and facilities on the subsequent response to pre-slaughter stress in pigs. Livestock Science, 2017, 200, 6-13. ISSN 1871-1413. 2017
KOTĚROVÁ, Kateřina, VALNÍČKOVÁ, Barbora and ŠÁROVÁ, Radka. Inovative Projects in agriculture. Zemědělec, 2017, vol. 25(19), p. 41. ISSN . 2017
PLUHÁČEK, Jan, STECK, Beatrice L., SINHA, Satya P. and HOUWALD, Friederike von. Interbirth intervals are associated with age of the mother, but not with infant mortality in Indian rhinoceroses. Current Zoology, 2017, 63, 229-235. ISSN 1674-5507. 2017
WIRTHGEN, Elisa, KUNZE, Martin, GOUMON, Sébastien et al. Interference of stress with the somatotropic axis in pigs – lights on new biomarkers. Scientific Reports , 2017, 7, 12055. ISSN 2045-2322. 2017
BUREŠ, Daniel, BARTOŇ, Luděk, KOTRBA, Radim and KUDRNÁČOVÁ, Eva. Meat quality of farmed rised red deer and fallow deer. Náš chov, 2017, vol. 77(1), p. 72-74. ISSN 0027-8068. 2017
SYROVÁ, Michaela, POLICHT, Richard, LINHART, Pavel and ŠPINKA, Marek. Ontogeny of individual and litter identity signaling in grunts of piglets. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2017, 142, 3116-3121. ISSN 0001-4966. 2017
ILLMANNOVÁ, Gudrun, GOUMON, Sébastien, LESZKOWOVÁ, Iva a ŠIMEČKOVÁ, Marie., 2017 Does housing during lactation influence the parent/offspring conflict in domestic pigs?. In Program a abstrakta 44. etologická konference České a Slovenské etologické společnosti. Jihlava: Česká a Slovenská etologická společnost, s. 24. ISSN 2017
WACKERMANNOVÁ, Marie, GOUMON, Sébastien and ILLMANN, Gudrun. Pens with Temporary Crating: A Viable Alternative Housing System to Improve the Welfare of Lactating Sows - Review. Research in Pig Breeding, 2017, vol. 11(2), p. 22-26. ISSN 1802-7547. 2017
DUŠEK, Adam, BARTOŠ, Luděk a SEDLÁČEK, František., 2017 Pre-breeding food restriction promotes parental investment. In 35th International Ethological Conference. Estoril, Portugal: Estoril Congress Center, s. CT27.2. ISSN 2017
DUŠEK, Adam, BARTOŠ, Luděk and SEDLÁČEK, František. Pre-breeding food restriction promotes the optimization of parental investment in house mice, Mus musculus. PLoS One, 2017, 12, 1-21. ISSN 1932-6203. 2017
SOMMAVILLA, Roberta, FAUCITANO, Luigi, GONYOU, Harold, SEDDON, Yolande, BERGERON, Renée, WIDOWSKI, Tina, CROWE, Trever, CONNOR, Laurie, BERGOLI SCHEEREN, Marina, GOUMON, Sébastian and BROWN, Jennifer. Season, transport duration and trailer compartment effects on blood stress indicators in pigs: Relationship to environmental, behavioral and other physiological factors, and pork quality traits. Animals, 2017, 7, 1-12. ISSN 2076-2615. 2017
LINHART, Pavel and ŠÁLEK, Martin. The assessment of biases in the acoustic discrimination of individuals. PLoS One, 2017, 12, e0177206. ISSN 1932-6203. 2017
HRADEC, Michal, LINHART, Pavel, BARTOŠ, Luděk and BOLECHOVÁ, Petra. The traits of the great calls in the juvenile and adolescent gibbon males Nomascus gabriellae. PLoS One, 2017, 12, e0173959. ISSN 1932-6203. 2017
ESATTORE, Bruno, VILLAGRÁN, Matías, PLUHÁČEK, Jan, KOMÁRKOVÁ, Martina, DUŠEK, Adam, KOTRBA, Radim, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka a BARTOŠ, Luděk., 2017 To beat or not to beat: “opportunistic” behaviour during antler growth period odifies cortisol concentration in red deer (Cervus elaphus) males. In 35th International Ethological Conference. Estoril, Portugal: Estoril Congress Center, s. CT29.6. ISSN 2017
VALNÍČKOVÁ, Barbora and ŠÁROVÁ, Radka Effect of socialization in early ontogeny on health and weight gain in dairy calves. Výzkum v chovu skotu/Cattle Research, 2017, vol. 59(3), p. 9-20. ISSN 0139-7265. 2017
BUREŠ, Daniel, BARTOŇ, Luděk, KOTRBA, Radim, KUDRNÁČOVÁ, Eva and CEACERO, Francisco. The effect of diet on performance, carcass composition and meat quality of farmed fallow deer. Maso, 2017, vol. 28(6), p. 4-8. ISSN 1210-4086. 2017
VALNÍČKOVÁ, Barbora and ŠÁROVÁ, Radka. Cross-Sucking is problem which is possible to solve. Náš chov, 2017, vol. 77(3), p. 38. ISSN . 2017
VALNÍČKOVÁ, Barbora and ŠÁROVÁ, Radka. Cross-Sucking is problem which is possible to solve. Rolnické noviny, 2017, vol. 2017(19.4.), p. 27. ISSN . 2017
STĚHULOVÁ, Ilona, VALNÍČKOVÁ, Barbora, ŠÁROVÁ, Radka and ŠPINKA, Marek. Weaning reactions in beef cattle are adaptively adjusted to the state of the cow and the calf. Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 95, 1023-1029. ISSN 0021-8812. 2017
BOONSTRA, Rudy, DUŠEK, Adam, LANE, Jeffrey E. and BOUTIN, Stan. When the ball is in the female’s court: How the scramble-competition mating system of the North American red squirrel has shaped male physiology and testosterone dynamics. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 2017, 252, 162-172. ISSN 0016-6480. 2017
BOONSTRA, Rudy, DUŠEK, Adam, LANE, Jeffrey a BOUTIN, Stan., 2017 When the ball is in the female’s court: the role of male testosterone in the scramblecompetition mating system of the North American red squirrel. In 97th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Idaho: University of Idaho, s. 163. ISSN 2017
BARTOŠ, Luděk, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka, CHALOUPKOVÁ, Helena, DUŠEK, Adam, HRADECKÁ, Lenka and SVOBODOVÁ, Ivona. A sociobiological origin of pregnancy failure in domestic dogs. Scientific Reports , 2016, 6, 22188. ISSN 2045-2322. 2016
PTÁČEK, Ladislav, MACHLICA, Lukáš, LINHART, Pavel, JAŠKA, Pavel and MÜLLER, Luděk. Automatic recognition of bird individuals on an open set using as- is recordings. Bioacoustics, 2016, 25, 55-73. ISSN 0952-4622. 2016
KING, Sarah R.B, ASA, CHeryl, PLUHÁČEK, Jan, HOUPT, Katherine and RANSON, Jason I. Behavior of Horses, Zebras, and Asses. In Wild equids: ecology, management and conservation. Baltimore, Maryland: John Hopkins University Press, 2016, s. 23-40. ISBN 978-1-4214-1909-1. 2016
PLUHÁČEK, J. and SVOBODOVÁ, Y. Tree Hyraxes – a Forgotten Treasure in Czech Zoological Gardens. Živa, 2016, vol. 63(4), p. 197-200. ISSN . 2016
BRYNDA, V., FALTUS, O., LANDETE-CASTOLLEJOS, T. a KOTRBA, R., 2016 Deer Nutrition and Feeding. In Uspořádání konference 30.3.2016. : VVS Vermerovice, CZ, s. . ISSN 2016
GOUMON, Sébastian and ŠPINKA, Marek. Emotional contagion of distress in young pigs is potentiated by previous exposure to the same stressor. Animal Cognition, 2016, 19, 501-511. ISSN 1435-9448. 2016
VÝZKUMNÝ ÚSTAV ŽIVOČIŠNÉ VÝROBY, v.v.i. V UHŘÍNĚVSI a AGE S.R.O.. Experimental farrowing pen for sows. Authors: MARTÍNEK, Ladislav. ROZKOT, Miroslav, ILLMANN, Gudrun and GOUMON, Sébastian.. Česká republika. Funkční vzorek FV/VÚŽV/01/2016. 2016-11-16. 2016
SYROVÁ, Michaela, NĚMEC,Michal, VESELÝ, Petr, LANDOVÁ, Eva and FUCHS, Roman. Facing a Clever Predator Demands Clever Responses - Red-Backed Shrikes (Lanius collurio) vs. Eurasian Magpies (Pica pica). PLoS One, 2016, 11, e0159432. ISSN 1932-6203. 2016
KOTRBA, Radim, CEACERO, Francisco, BARTOŠ, Luděk, LANDETE-CASTILLEJOS, Tomás a POKORADI, J., 2016 Feeding of captive deer- intention to respect biology or to enhance productionIng. In Deer nutrition and feeding. Jablonné nad Orlicí: VVS; VÚŽV, s. . ISSN 2016
ILLMANN, Gudrun, CHALOUPKOVÁ, Helena and MELIŠOVÁ, Michala. Impact of sow prepartum behavior on maternal behavior, piglet body weight gain, and mortality in farrowing pens and crates. Journal of Animal Science, 2016, 94, 3978-3986. ISSN 0021-8812. 2016
ŠÁROVÁ, Radka, GUTMANN, A. K., ŠPINKA, Marek, STĚHULOVÁ, Ilona and WINCKLER, CH. Important role of dominance in allogrooming behaviour in beef cattle  . Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 18, 41-48. ISSN 0168-1591. 2016
CEACERO, Francisco. Long or Heavy? Physiological Constraints in the Evolution of Antlers. Journal of Mammalian Evolution , 2016, 23, 209-216. ISSN 1064-7554. 2016
ŠPINKA, Marek, PALEČKOVÁ, Marie and ŘEHÁKOVÁ, Milada. Metacommunication in social play: the meaning of aggression-like elements is modified by play face in Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus). Behaviour, 2016, 153, 795-818. ISSN 0005-7959. 2016
SANTARIOVÁ, M., PINC, L., BARTOŠ, Luděk, VYPLELOVÁ, P., GERNEŠ, J. and SEKYROVÁ, V. Resistance of human odours to extremely high temperature as revealed by trained dogs. Czech Journal of Animal Science, 2016, 61, 172-176. ISSN 1212-1819. 2016
CINKOVÁ, I. and POLICHT, Richard. Sex and species recognition by wild male southern white rhinoceros using contact pant calls. Animal Cognition, 2016, 19, 375-386. ISSN 1435-9448. 2016
GLONEKOVÁ, Markéta, BRANDLOVÁ, Karolína and PLUHÁČEK, Jan. Stealing milk by young and reciprocal mothers: high incidence of allonursing in giraffes, Giraffa camelopardalis. Animal Behaviour, 2016, 113, 113-123. ISSN 0003-3472. 2016
PLUHÁČEK, J. and STECK, B. Sons of common hippos and daughters of pygmy ones: sex ratio in hippos kept in the zoos. Živa, 2016, vol. 63(1), p. 43-45. ISSN . 2016
KUDRNÁČOVÁ; E.; BUREŠ; D.; BARTOŇ; L. a KOTRBA; R., 2016 The influence of diet on carcass composition and meat quality attributes in cervids. In Deer nutrition and feeding. Jablonné nad Orlicí: VVS; VÚŽV, s. 30. ISSN 2016
CEACERO, Francisco., GARCÍA, A.F., LANDETE-CASTILLEJOS, T., KOMÁRKOVÁ, Martina, HIDALGO, F., SERRANO, P.M. and GALLEGO, L. The Many Axes of Deer Lactation. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia, 2016, 21, 123-129. ISSN 1083-3021. 2016
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka, KOMÁRKOVÁ, Martina, LEVÁ, Michaela a LINHART, Pavel., 2015 42nd ethological conference of Czech and Slovak Ethological Society. In Uspořádání konference 11.4.2015. JU České Budějovice: Česká a slovenská etologická společnost, Výzkumný ústav živočišné výroby, v.v.i., s. . ISSN 2015
CEACERO, Francisco, LANDETE-CASTILLEJOS, T., OLGUIN, A., MIRANDA, M., GARCÍA, A., MARTINEZ, A., COSSINELLO, J., MIGUEL, V. and GALLEGO, L. Avoiding Toxic Levels of Essential Minerals: A Forgotten Factor in Deer Diet Preferences. PLoS One, 2015, 10, e0115814. ISSN 1932-6203. 2015
AWIN welfare assessment protocol for horses. Authors: MINERO, M. and BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka.. 2015. 2015
ILLMANN, Gudrun and CHALOUPKOVÁ, Helena. Housing of sows and piglets around parturtion -their biological needs. Náš chov, 2015, vol. 75(Praktická příručka), p. 29-30. ISSN . 2015
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Behavioural causes of horse-related injuries. Jezdectví, 2015, vol. 64(11), p. 20-21. ISSN . 2015
LINDOVÁ, Jitka,, ŠPINKA, Marek a NOVÁKOVÁ, Linda. Decoding of Baby Calls: Can Adult Humans Identify the Eliciting Situation from Emotional Vocalizations of Preverbal Infants?. PLoS One, 2015, 10, e0124317. ISSN 1932-6203. 2015
PLUHÁČEK, Jan and STECK, B. Different Sex Allocations in Two Related Species: The Case of the Extant Hippopotamus. Ethology, 2015, 121, 462-471. ISSN 0179-1613. 2015
CINKOVÁ, I. and POLICHT, Richard. Discrimination of familiarity and sex from chemical cues in the dung by wild southern white rhinoceros. Animal Cognition, 2015, 18, 385-392. ISSN 1435-9448. 2015
KOLBABOVÁ, T., MALKEMPER, E.P., BARTOŠ, Luděk, VANDERSTRAETEN, J., TURČÁNI, M. and BURDA, H. Effect of exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields on melatonin levels in calves is seasonally dependent. Scientific Reports , 2015, 5, 1-9. ISSN 2045-2322. 2015
ILLMANN, Gudrun, CHALOUPKOVÁ, Helena and NEUHAUSEROVÁ, Kristýna. Effect of pre- and post-partum sow activity on maternal behaviour and piglet weight gain 24 h after birth. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 163, 80-88. ISSN 0168-1591. 2015
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka, KOMÁRKOVÁ, Martina a POKORNÁ, Miroslava., 2015 Effects of husbandry and housing environments on horse welfare. In Audiovizuální tvorba - Learning object. Brazílie:, s. . ISSN 2015
DUBCOVÁ, Jana, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka and KOMÁRKOVÁ, Martina. Effects of prompt versus stepwise relocation to a novel environment on foals' responses to weaning in domestic horses (Equus caballus). Journal of Veterinary Behavior-Clinical Applications and Research , 2015, 10, 346-352. ISSN 1558-7878. 2015
LINHART, Pavel, RATCLIFFE, V.F., REBY, D. and ŠPINKA, Marek. Expression of Emotional Arousal in Two Different Piglet Call Types. PLoS One, 2015, 10, e0135414. ISSN 1932-6203. 2015
KOUBA, M., BARTOŠ, Luděk, KORPIMÄKKI, E. and ZÁRYBNICKÁ, M. Factors Affecting the Duration of Nestling Period and Fledging Order in Tengmalm´s Owl (Aegolius funereus): Effect of Wing Length and Hatching Sequence. PLoS One, 2015, 10, e0121641.. ISSN 1932-6203. 2015
PLUHÁČEK, Jan, CEACERO, Francisco and LUPTÁK, P. First records of preorbital gland opening in rare wild barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii) in social contexts may help to explain this phenomenon in cervids. Behavioural Processes, 2015, 119, 29-31. ISSN 0376-6357. 2015
HRADECKÁ, Lenka, BARTOŠ, Luboš, SVOBODOVÁ, Ivona and SALES, James. Heritability of behavioural traits in domestic dogs: A meta-analysis. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 170, 1-13. ISSN 0168-1591. 2015
MARUŠČÁKOVÁ, Iva Linda, LINHART, Pavel, RATCLIFFE, Victoria, F., TALLET, Céline, REBY, David and ŠPINKA, Marek. Humans (Homo sapiens) Judge the Emotional Content of Piglet (Sus scrofa domestica) Calls Based on Simple Acoustic Parameters, not Personality, Empathy, nor Attitude Toward Animals. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 2015, 129, 121-131. ISSN 0735-7036. 2015
HOLLINGER, M., EDWARDS, S., ILLMANN, G., LEEB, C., MELIŠOVÁ, M., PRUNIER, A., RUDOLPH, G. & FRÜH, B. Improving Health and Welfare of Pigs. Frick, Switzerland: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, 2015, p. ISBN 978-3-03736-278-5 2015
CEACERO, Francisco, PLUHÁČEK, Jan, LANDETE-CASTILLEJOS, T., GARCIA, A.J. and GALLEGO, L. Inter-specific differences in the structure and mechanics but not the chemical composition of antlers in three deer species. Annales Zoologici Fennici , 2015, 52, 368-375. ISSN 0003-455X. 2015
HOFFMAN, L.C., Van SCHALKWYK, D.L., McMILLIN, K.W. and KOTRBA, Radim. Intramuscular fat characteristics of Namibian common eland (Tragelaphus oryx). South African Journal of Wildlife Research , 2015, 45, 312-320. ISSN 0379-4369. 2015
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them some day.... Jezdectví, 2015, vol. 64(6), p. 66-67. ISSN . 2015
GUTMANN, Anke Kristina,, ŠPINKA, Marek and WINCKLER, Christoph. Long-term familiarity creates preferred social partners in dairy cows. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 169, 1-8. ISSN . 2015
BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Consequences of weaning for the foals: When to leave home. Jezdectví, 2015, vol. 64(5), p. 60-62. ISSN . 2015
JAŠKA, Pavel., LINHART, Pavel and FUCHS, Roman. Neighbour recognition in two sister songbird species with a simple and complex repertoire - a playback study. Journal of Avian Biology, 2015, 45, 151-158. ISSN 0908-8857. 2015
ŠPINKA, Marek and ILLMANN, Gudrun. Nursing behavior. Chapter 13.. In The gestating and lactating sow. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2015, s. 297-317. ISBN 978-90-8686-253-5. 2015
CEACERO, Francisco, PLUHÁČEK, Jan, KOMÁRKOVÁ, Martina and ZÁBRANSKÝ, M. Pre-orbital gland opening during aggressive interactions in rusa deer (Rusa timorensis). Behavioural Processes, 2015, 111, 51-54. ISSN 0376-6357. 2015
BARTOŠ, Luděk, BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka and PLUHÁČEK, Jan. Pregnancy disruption in artificially inseminated domestic horse mares as a counterstrategy against potential infanticide. Journal of Animal Science, 2015, 93, 5465-5468. ISSN 0021-8812. 2015
BUREŠ, Daniel, BARTOŇ, Luděk, KOTRBA, Radim and HAKL, J. Quality attributes and composition of meat from red deer {Cervus elaphus), fallow deer [Dama dama) and Aberdeen Angus and Holstein cattle [Bos taurus). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2015, 95, 2299-2306. ISSN 0022-5142. 2015
LINHART, Pavel and FUCHS, Roman. Song pitch indicates body size and correlates with males' response to playback in a songbird. Animal Behaviour, 2015, 103, 91-98. ISSN 0003-3472. 2015
ŠŤASTNÁ KOHOUTOVÁ, M., DVOŘÁČKOVÁ, M., and BARTOŠOVÁ, Jitka. Equine assisted therapies: An example of a good practise. Jezdectví,, 2015, vol. 64(6), p. 72-73. ISSN . 2015
VALNÍČKOVÁ, Barbora and ŠÁROVÁ, Radka. A stable social environment of dairy cows contributes to the success of breeding. Náš chov, 2015, vol. 75(9), p. 54-55. ISSN . 2015
NĚMEC, M., SYROVÁ, M., DOKOUPILOVÁ, L., VESELÝ, P., SMILAUER, P., LANDOVÁ, E., LIŠKOVÁ, S. and FUCHS, R. Surface texture and priming play important roles in predator recognition by the red-backed shrike in field experiments. Animal Cognition, 2015, 18, 259-268. ISSN 1435-9448. 2015
VALNÍČKOVÁ, Barbora and ŠÁROVÁ, Radka. Heat stress in dry cows. Náš chov, 2015, vol. 75(5), p. 69-71. ISSN . 2015
VALNÍČKOVÁ, Barbora, STĚHULOVÁ, Ilona, ŠÁROVÁ, Radka and ŠPINKA, Marek. The effect of age at separation from the dam and presence of social companions on play behavior and weight gain in dairy calves. Journal of Dairy Science, 2015, 98, 5545-5556. ISSN 0022-0302. 2015
WÜLBERS-MINDERMANN, M., BERG, C., ILLMANN, Gudrun, BAULAIN, U. and ALGERS, B. The effect of farrowing environment and previous experience on the maternal behaviour of sows in indoor pens and outdoor huts. Animal, 2015, 9, 669-676. ISSN 1751-7311. 2015
KOUBA, Marek, BARTOŠ, Luděk, ČERNÝ, Martin and ŠŤASTNÝ, Karel. The reliability of using counts of vocal begging young to estimate the number of surviving juvenile Tengmalm's Owls (Aegolius funereus) at the end of the post-fledging period. Ecological Informatics , 2015, 27, 39-43. ISSN 1574-9541. 2015