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  1. Ethnozoology in Brazil: current status and perspectives

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rômulo RN Alves, Wedson MS Souto

    Ancient connections between animals and human are seen in cultures throughout the world in multiple forms of interaction with the local fauna that form the core of Ethnozoology. Historically, ethnozoological publications grew out of studies undertaken in academic areas such as zoology, human...

  2. Familiarity with the experimenter influences the performance of Common ravens (Corvus corax) and Carrion crows (Corvus corone corone) in cognitive tasks

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lara Cibulski, Claudia A.F. Wascher, Brigitte M.Weiß, Kurt Kotrschal

    When humans and animals interact with one another over an extended time span they familiarise and may develop a relationship, which can exert an influence on both partners. For example, the behaviour of an animal in experiments may be affected by its relationship to the human experimenter....

  3. Identification of QTLs for behavioral reactivity to social separation and humans in sheep using the OvineSNP50 BeadChip

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dominique Hazard, Carole Moreno, Didier Foulquié, Eric Delval, Dominique François, Jacques Bouix, Guillaume Sallé, Alain Boissy

    Background Current trends in sheep farming practices rely on animals with a greater level of behavioral autonomy than before, a phenotype that actively contributes to the sustainability of animal production. Social reactivity and reactivity to humans are relevant behavioral traits in sheep,...

  4. Opinions from the Front Lines of Cat Colony Management Conflict

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): M. Nils Peterson, Brett Hartis, Shari Rodriguez, Matthew Green, Christopher A. Lepczyk

    Outdoor cats represent a global threat to terrestrial vertebrate conservation, but management has been rife with conflict due to differences in views of the problem and appropriate responses to it. To evaluate these differences we conducted a survey of opinions about outdoor cats and their...

  5. Attitudes of different stakeholders toward pig husbandry: a study to determine conflicting and matching attitudes toward animals, humans and the environment

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tamara J. Bergstra, Henk Hogoveen, Elsbeth N. Stassen

    The pig sector is struggling with negative attitudes of citizens. This may be the result of conflicting attitudes toward pig husbandry between citizens and other stakeholders. To obtain knowledge about these attitudes, the objectives of this study were (1) to determine and compare attitudes of...

  6. Solidarity with Animals: Assessing a Relevant Dimension of Social Identification with Animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Catherine E. Amiot, Brock Bastian

    Interactions with animals are pervasive in human life, a fact that is reflected in the burgeoning field of human-animal relations research. The goal of the current research was to examine the psychology of our social connection with other animals, by specifically developing a measure of...

  7. Context and Individual Characteristics Modulate the Association between Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Social Behavior in Border Collies

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Borbála Turcsán, Friederike Range, Zsolt Rónai, Dóra Koller, Zsófia Virányi

    Recent studies suggest that the relationship between endogenous oxytocin and social affiliative behavior can be critically moderated by contextual and individual factors in humans. While oxytocin has been shown to influence human-directed affiliative behaviors in dogs, no study investigated yet...

  8. Companion Animal Ownership and Human Well-Being in a Metropolis-The Case of Hong Kong

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wong, P. W. C., Yu, R. W. M., Ngai, J. T. K.

  9. Managing the Risk of Aggressive Dog Behavior: Investigating the Influence of Owner Threat and Efficacy Perceptions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Williams, E. J., Blackwell, E.

  10. The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Uglow, L. S.

  11. Homozygosity for Mobile Element Insertions Associated with WBSCR17 Could Predict Success in Assistance Dog Training Programs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tandon, D., Ressler, K., Petticord, D., Papa, A., Jiranek, J., Wilkinson, R., Kartzinel, R. Y., Ostrander, E. A., Burney, N., Borden, C., Udell, M. A. R., VonHoldt, B. M.

  12. Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O'Hair

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stumbo, S. P., Yarborough, B. J. H.

  13. Is dog ownership associated with mortality? A nationwide registry study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sorensen, I. K., Bidstrup, P. E., Rod, N. H., Ruhling, T., Johansen, C.

  14. A qualitative assessment of a dog program for youth offenders in an adult prison

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Smith, H. P., Smith, H.

  15. Sensory-Based Interventions for Adults with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: A Scoping Review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Smith, B. C., D'Amico, M.

  16. Asian Livestock Industry Leaders' Perceptions of the Importance of, and Solutions for, Animal Welfare Issues

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sinclair, M., Phillips, C. J. C.

  17. BIOMECHANICS OF THERAPEUTIC RIDING DURING THE DISEASES OF I-II DEGREE DYSPLASTIC LUMBAR AND STATIC (SHORT LEG) SCOLIOSIS

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sheshaberidze, E., Merabishvili, I., Loria, M.

  18. Performativity and a microbe: Exploring Mycobacterium bovis and the political ecologies of bovine tuberculosis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robinson, Philip A.

  19. Analysis of the electromiographic activity of lower limb and motor function in hippotherapy practitioners with cerebral palsy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ribeiro, M. F., Espindula, A. P., Lage, J. B., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Diniz, L. H., Mello, E. C., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A.

  20. Gentle abdominal stroking ('belly rubbing') of pigs by a human reduces EEG total power and increases EEG frequencies

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rault, J. L., Truong, S., Hemsworth, L., Le Chevoir, M., Bauquier, S., Lai, A.