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  1. Caregiver/orangutan relationships at Auckland Zoo: empathy, friendship, and ethics between species

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Palmer, A., Malone, N., Park, J.

    Drawing on ethnographic, ethological, and historical data, we examined the relationships between orangutans and caregivers at Auckland Zoo. Caregivers displayed high levels of empathy and adjusted their husbandry routines to their interpretations of the orangutans' moods. Caregivers experienced...

  2. Human-animal studies, G.H. Mead, and the question of animal minds

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gallagher, T. J.

    In the field of human-animal studies (HAS), also known as anthrozoology, the question of nonhuman animal minds is central. During the first three decades of the 20th century, the social psychological G.H. Mead was among the first to take an explicitly contemporary approach to the question of...

  3. The place of the dog in the family: a comparative case study of dog adoption

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Garcia, A. C.

    This paper explores how perspectives on the appropriate place of the dog in the family shape the practice and experience of dog adoption. This research is based on a comparative case study of a traditional shelter and an independent animal rescue organization. The data were collected through...

  4. Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fox, R., Gee, N. R.

    This paper explores the changing nature of companion animal-human relationships in Britain over the past 30 years. This period has seen rapid change in attitudes and practices towards companion animals, with notable advances in medical treatment, nutrition, and understanding of non-human animal...

  5. Human-animal interaction: productive impact on the dairy herd. CommunicationInteraccion humano-animal: impacto productivo en rodeos lecheros. Comunicacion

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Martinez, G. M., Suarez, V. H., Bertoni, E. A.

  6. Conflicting perspectives on nonhuman animal rescues in natural disasters

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Every, D., Due, C., Thompson, K., Ryan, J.

    Nonhuman animal guardians are more at risk during natural disasters because they are likely to delay or refuse evacuation and return to evacuated disaster sites to rescue animals. Research on the human-animal bond (HAB) views animal guardians' actions as a reflection of a strong attachment....

  7. Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sanchez Okrucky, R., Morales Vela, B.

    Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date, the effect of interactive programs on dolphins under human care has not been evaluated, for that...

  8. Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.

  9. Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melchers, V.

    This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.

  10. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

    Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...

  11. Provisioning the ritual neolithic site of Kfar HaHoresh, Israel at the dawn of animal management

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Meier, J. S., Goring-Morris, A. N., Munro, N. D.

    It is widely agreed that a pivotal shift from wild animal hunting to herd animal management, at least of goats, began in the southern Levant by the Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period (10,000-9,500 cal. BP) when evidence of ritual activities flourished in the region. As our knowledge of this...

  12. The regulator dog: first results of a prospective study in the dog-breeding environmentLe chien regulateur: premiers resultats d'une enquete prospective en milieu cynophile

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Napierala-Ruquois, F.

    The regulator dog, used for its ability as an intraspecific socialisor, was the subject of a prospective study of various canine professionals. This enabled the profile, uses and effectiveness of the regulator dog to be defined. The survey also showed that, although there are various opposing...

  13. Dog breed differences in visual communication with humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Konno, A., Romero, T., Inoue-Murayama, M., Saito, A., Hasegawa, T.

    Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) have developed a close relationship with humans through the process of domestication. In human-dog interactions, eye contact is a key element of relationship initiation and maintenance. Previous studies have suggested that canine ability to produce human-directed...

  14. Positive and negative gestational handling influences placental traits and mother-offspring behavior in dairy goats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baxter, E. M., Mulligan, J., Hall, S. A., Donbavand, J. E., Palme, R., Aldujaili, E., Zanella, A. J., Dwyer, C. M.

    Dairy animals are subjected to a number of potential stressors throughout their lives, including daily interactions with humans. The quality of these interactions may have direct consequences for the animal undergoing the experience, but if such events occur during gestation it may also affect...

  15. Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.

    The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...

  16. Human-animal interactions of community dogs in Campo Largo, Brazil: a descriptive study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kwok, Y. K. E., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Sprea, G., Molento, C. F. M.

    Free-roaming, ownerless dogs comprise a considerable portion of Brazil's dog population. To address societal concerns for animal welfare, the Brazilian town of Campo Largo established the "community dog program," where free-roaming dogs are cared for by self-appointed community members, known as...

  17. Behaviors indicative of attachment with pets scale: an adaptation of the attachment during stress scale for companion animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vanegas-Farfano, M., Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T.

    This article introduces a Spanish-language assessment tool for the evaluation of behaviors that are indicative of attachment to aid research into human-animal interaction. The psychometric properties of the adapted scale to simultaneously quantify the attachment are presented. A confirmatory...

  18. Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.

    It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of dollars on them annually. However, this assumption is not based on scientific evidence, and a...

  19. Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vogl, C. R., Vogl-Lukasser, B., Walkenhorst, M.

    Background: The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been undertaken investigating farmers' local knowledge related to this issue. Ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM)...

  20. Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.

    Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor housing has been associated with health issues, such as chronic lower urinary tract signs, and...