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  1. Dogs catch human yawns

    Contributor(s): Joly-Mascheroni, R. M., Senju, A., Shepherd, A. J.

    This study is the first to demonstrate that human yawns are possibly contagious to domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Twenty-nine dogs observed a human yawning or making control mouth movements. Twenty-one dogs yawned when they observed a human yawning, but control mouth movements did not elicit...

  2. Studies on human-animal interaction: how do humans and animals perceive each other?

    Contributor(s): Koba, Y.

  3. The interactions between humans and animals: the contribution of ethnozoology

    Contributor(s): Santos-Fita, D., Costa Neto, E. M.

    This review discusses the variety of interactions established between human cultures and animals is approached through the perspective of ethnozoology. As a branch of ethnobiology, ethnozoology investigates the knowledge, uses, and significance of animals in human societies. The following...

  4. Factors associated with dog ownership and contact with dogs in a UK community

    Contributor(s): Westgarth, C., Pinchbeck, G. L., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Dawson, S., Gaskell, R. M., Christley, R. M.

    Background: Dogs are popular pets in many countries. Identifying differences between those who own dogs or have contact with dogs, and those who do not, is useful to those interested in the human-animal bond, human health and for provision of veterinary services. This census-based,...

  5. Fear of humans and its relationships with productivity in laying hens at commercial farms

    Contributor(s): Barnett, J. L., Hemsworth, P. H., Newman, E. A.

    Results from observations in 16 commercial sheds from 14 farms, showed that a number of behaviour variables were moderately to highly correlated with production variables; for example, the proportion of birds that moved away from an approaching experimenter in an unfamiliar environment ('shute...

  6. Human factors affecting the behaviour and productivity of commercial broiler chickens

    Contributor(s): Cransberg, P. H., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between stockperson attitude and behaviour, bird behaviour and productivity in the chicken meat industry. The study was carried out during April to September on 24 commercial farms in Southern Victoria, Australia. Each farm had a capacity...

  7. [Dogs and people]

    Contributor(s): Muller, G. E.

  8. [Limitations and possibilities of applying the positive effects of human/animal relations in the treatment of psychological ailments]

    Contributor(s): Spautz, J. M., Otterstedt, C., Kaiser, M., Nocerini, L., Bastian, T., Mertens, C., Degn, B., Servais, V., Tanner, E. F.

  9. Domestication and behaviour

    Contributor(s): Goldberg, J.

    The domestication of animal species has led to complex relations with humans entailing profound transformations, especially at the behavioural level. It is a rather difficult task to answer the question of whether the wild ancestors of a given domestic form were in some way preadapted to...

  10. [Animals: their medical and social role]

    Contributor(s): Gagnon, A. C.

  11. [Recent data on the interaction between a child and its family pet]

    Contributor(s): Montagner, H., Millot, J. L., Filiatre, J. C., Eckerlin, A., Gagnon, A. C.

  12. The two aspects of ecology: t he consequences of ethical considerations in human-animal relationships

    Contributor(s): Catsaras, M. V.

  13. Human-animal relationships in our societies at the end of the 20th century

    Contributor(s): Catsaras, M. V.

  14. Coordination of French research on animal welfare: organisation and activities of AGRI animal welfare

    Contributor(s): Veissier, I., Levy, F., Beaumont, C., Larrere, R., Dantzer, R.

    AGRIBEA was organized in 1999 to coordinate animal welfare research conducted by INRA (French Institute for Agronomy Research). Since then, AGRIBEA had expanded rapidly within and outside INRA and now had 128 members of which less than two thirds were from INRA, while the other members came from...

  15. The consideration of the eligibility of guide dogs for the blind at an early stage of their candidacy, aiming at the development and proliferation of guide dogs in Japan

    Contributor(s): Mizukoshi, M.

    This paper describes the current state of guide dog training in Japan. The aspects include aptitude testing and behaviour assessment of the dogs. A judging standard adjustable to the development of new testing procedures and the current state of the facilities should be initiated to improve the...

  16. After the ADA: service dogs on inpatient psychiatric units

    Contributor(s): Houghtalen, R. P., Doody, J.

  17. Responses to a human of dairy cows when they are tethered in stanchion

    Contributor(s): Shuji, Y.

    A response to the person tethering milking cattle was shown in stanchion. A response toward the person is the very important nature which each individual shows. 15 milking cattle from the Niigata university farm were investigated. When a person stood up in the front, the response which cattle...

  18. Voluntary behaviour and passive response toward a human of the milking cows

    Contributor(s): Shuji, Y.

    The behaviour of 16 milking cows of Niigata university Muramatsu Station towards a human voluntarily was examined the human sat on the pasture and when the human stood up. Furthermore, relation between the voluntary behaviour and the passivity behaviour of each individual were examined. As a...

  19. Behaviour to the human as a individuality of the milking cows

    Contributor(s): Shuji, Y.

    The importance of dairy cattle behaviour towards humans was examined. 17 milking cows of Niigata University Muramatsu Station were investigated. The behaviours to one human inside of cowshed and in the pasture were examined. Responses to the behaviour which the human did to the cows, the...

  20. Do pets influence the quantity and choice of food offered to them by their owners: lessons from other animals and the pre-verbal human infant?

    Contributor(s): Day, J. E. L., Kergoat, S., Kotrschal, K.

    All social animals influence each other's behaviour. One area of particular interest is the social interaction that occurs between pets and their owners. Within pet-owner dyads, food and feeding are always part of the dyadic ritual. In this review, we hypothesize that feeding can be considered...