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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Animal Science and Veterinary D-index 28 Citations 3,686 74 World Ranking 625 National Ranking 9

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Internal medicine
  • Ecology
  • Animal science

Beat Wechsler mainly investigates Animal science, Foraging, Feather pecking, High rate and Feather. His studies link Veterinary medicine with Animal science. Beat Wechsler works mostly in the field of Veterinary medicine, limiting it down to concerns involving Fodder and, occasionally, HUBzero and Animal-assisted therapy.

Beat Wechsler has included themes like Pecking order and Captivity in his Feather study. His Pecking order study incorporates themes from Manipulative behaviour and Focal animal. The concepts of his Ecology study are interwoven with issues in Agonistic behaviour and Significant difference.

His most cited work include:

  • Stress and feather pecking in laying hens in relation to housing conditions. (156 citations)
  • Coping and coping strategies: a behavioural view (151 citations)
  • Feather pecking in domestic chicks: its relation to dustbathing and foraging (141 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His scientific interests lie mostly in Animal science, Veterinary medicine, Animal-assisted therapy, Agonistic behaviour and Pet therapy. Borrowing concepts from Straw, Beat Wechsler weaves in ideas under Animal science. His Veterinary medicine research incorporates elements of Hay and Rumination.

He focuses mostly in the field of Animal-assisted therapy, narrowing it down to topics relating to HUBzero and, in certain cases, Estrous cycle and Separation. The study incorporates disciplines such as Communication and Social bond in addition to Agonistic behaviour. Developmental psychology is closely connected to Sniffing in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Animal welfare.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Animal science (64.08%)
  • Veterinary medicine (16.50%)
  • Animal-assisted therapy (13.59%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2020)?

  • Animal science (64.08%)
  • Litter (7.77%)
  • Herd (9.71%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Animal science, Litter, Herd, Milking and Mood are his primary areas of study. Beat Wechsler works on Animal science which deals in particular with Bout duration. His Litter research includes themes of Exploratory behaviour and Artificial rearing.

His study in Herd is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Statistics and Animal welfare. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Stimulus, Cognitive psychology and Developmental psychology. Beat Wechsler works mostly in the field of Agonistic behaviour, limiting it down to topics relating to Animal-assisted therapy and, in certain cases, Veterinary medicine.

Between 2012 and 2020, his most popular works were:

  • Moderate lameness leads to marked behavioral changes in dairy cows. (32 citations)
  • Valence of physical stimuli, not housing conditions, affects behaviour and frontal cortical brain activity in sheep. (24 citations)
  • Short- and long-term effects of eight enrichment materials on the behaviour of finishing pigs fed ad libitum or restrictively (22 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Internal medicine
  • Ecology
  • Veterinary medicine

His primary areas of study are Animal science, Mood, Developmental psychology, Litter and Valence. He combines subjects such as Rumination, Animal-assisted therapy and Animal welfare with his study of Animal science. His Animal welfare research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Veterinary medicine and Separation.

His research investigates the link between Mood and topics such as Stimulus that cross with problems in Cognitive psychology, Nonverbal communication and Cognition. His Litter study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Artificial rearing and Bark. His Valence research focuses on subjects like Frontal cortex, which are linked to Ruminating and Agonistic behaviour.

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Best Publications

Coping and coping strategies: a behavioural view

Beat Wechsler.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science (1995)

257 Citations

Stress and feather pecking in laying hens in relation to housing conditions.

H. El-Lethey;V. Aerni;T.W. Jungi;B. Wechsler.
British Poultry Science (2000)

241 Citations

Health and welfare of dairy cows in different husbandry systems in Switzerland

G. Regula;J. Danuser;B. Spycher;B. Wechsler.
Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2004)

195 Citations

Feather pecking in domestic chicks: its relation to dustbathing and foraging

Beat Huber-Eicher;Beat Wechsler.
Animal Behaviour (1997)

192 Citations

Behaviour and leg injuries in dairy cows kept in cubicle systems with straw bedding or soft lying mats

Beat Wechsler;Jasmin Schaub;Katharina Friedli;Rudolf Hauser.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science (2000)

182 Citations

The effect of quality and availability of foraging materials on feather pecking in laying hen chicks

Beat Huber-Eicher;Beat Wechsler.
Animal Behaviour (1998)

174 Citations

Effect of foraging material and food form on feather pecking in laying hens.

V. Aerni;H. El-Lethey;B. Wechsler.
British Poultry Science (2000)

162 Citations

Individual differences in the behaviour of sows at the nest-site and the crushing of piglets

Beat Wechsler;Daniel Hegglin.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science (1997)

156 Citations

Ear and tail postures as indicators of emotional valence in sheep

Nadine Reefmann;Franziska Bütikofer Kaszàs;Beat Wechsler;Lorenz Gygax.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science (2009)

156 Citations

Behavioural and physiological assessment of positive and negative emotion in sheep

Nadine Reefmann;Beat Wechsler;Lorenz Gygax.
Animal Behaviour (2009)

143 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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