A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot
Contributor(s): Marcel Heerink, Marta Díaz, Jordi Albo-Canals, Cecilio Angulo, Alex Barco, Judit Casacuberta, Carles Garriga
This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are interrelated. The study features different types of subjective and objective techniques to assess the degree...
Comportamento de actividade e de vocalização de borregos em pré-desmame das raças Ile de France e Churra da Terra Quente num teste individual de interacção homem-animal
Contributor(s): Severiano Silva, José Carlos Almeida, Paulo J. Fontes, C. Castro, R. Machado, Jorge Manuel Teixeira de Azevedo
Na realização deste trabalho foram utilizados 12 borregos da raça Ile de France (IDF) e 12 borregos da raça Churra da Terra Quente (CTQ) com 104 dias de idade. Os borregos foram sujeitos a um teste que seguiu procedimento proposto por Tallet et al. (2005) e adaptado...
The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship
Contributor(s): Susanna Hedenborg
The horse as an “enabler” in horseback riding – the history of therapeutic horsemanship The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the history of therapeutic horsemanship in Sweden. Sports used as therapy have a long history. This paper however, will focus...
Infectious disease research and one health education programs
Contributor(s): Beth A. Montelone
One Health refers to the interconnected nature of the health and well-being of people, animals and the environments that they share. Central to this idea, is the realization that adverse health-effects in one area are linked to adverse effects in other area. Therefore, sustainable human health is...
An underwater wearable computer for two way human-dolphin communication experimentation
Contributor(s): Daniel Kohlsdorf, Scott Gilliland, Peter Presti, Thad Starner, Denise Herzing
Research in dolphin cognition and communication in the wild is still a challenging task for marine biologists. Most problems arise from the uncontrolled nature of field studies and the challenges of building suitable underwater research equipment. We present a novel underwater wearable computer...
How does the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka Encourage the Elephant Commercialization?
Contributor(s): Indrachapa Gunasekara
Tourism is an industry where everything could be converted into a profit. There are numerous concepts and attractions which introduced ultimately, to meet various types of travel expectations. People travel for many intentions and stick to their interested areas. Culture, nature, humans,...
Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare
Contributor(s): Broom, D.
Human-animal interaction: productive impact on the dairy herd. CommunicationInteraccion humano-animal: impacto productivo en rodeos lecheros. Comunicacion
Contributor(s): Martinez, G. M., Suarez, V. H., Bertoni, E. A.
Specialists' viewpoints on the human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion
Contributor(s): Ogilvie, G. K.
A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice
Contributor(s): Liska, D. A.
Behavior questions and answers
Contributor(s): Horwitz, D. F.
Feline aggression directed toward people: causes and treatment
Contributor(s): Horwitz, D. F.
Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats
Contributor(s): Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.
The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease eradication programme called Healthier Goats (HG). The aim of this study was to apply an on-farm welfare...
Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly
Contributor(s): Fanglin Chao
The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...
An Interdisciplinary Approach of Animal Assisted Therapy for the Special Needs Children
Contributor(s): Victor Chitic
The study investigates the dynamic of verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of Animal Assisted Therapy for children with special needs, using ethological and sociometrical methods (i.e. focal individual sampling, ethogram and sequential behavior analysis). The study followed the...
The literature of veterinary and animal sciences on the CAB Abstracts Databases: a description and evaluative appraisal of CAB Interational's VETCD and BEASTCD CD-ROM products
Contributor(s): Tamera P. Lee, Paul J. Bredderman
CAB International has created specialty subsets of its CAB Abstracts database for release as new SPECTRUM CD-ROM products. Two of these bibliographic products cover all of veterinary sciences and agricultural animal sciences. VETCD contains all the bibliographic records in Index Veterinarius,...
Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport
Contributor(s): Temple Grandin
Fear is a very strong stressor, and the highly variable results of handling and transportation studies are likely to be due to different levels of psychological stress. Psychological stress is fear stress. Some examples are restraint, contact with people, or exposure to novelty. In many different...
Human-coyote (Canis latrans) interaction in Canadian urban parks and green space: Preliminary findings from a media-content analysis
Contributor(s): Shelley M. Alexander, Michael S. Quinn
The coyote (Canis latrans) is a highly adaptable apex carnivore that provides a critical ecological function in urban ecosystems. Habituation of coyotes results in behavioural changes which can lead to human-wildlife conflict. Understanding human awareness, values and attitudes towards coyotes,...
A natural cure for the pet fish problem: feature emergence as classificatory composition
Contributor(s): Chris Thornton
Where do emergent features come from? This has long been an intriguing puzzle. The concept of pet fish illustrates the difficulty. Most people expect pet fish to live in bowls, even though this is not something either pets or fish normally do. The inference that pet fish have the feature of...
WOOF: Rin Tin Tin and the Hero Dogs
Contributor(s): Amos St. Germain
Susan Orlean’s recent book on the phenomenon of Rin Tin Tin has rekindled this author’s interest in “Rinty” and our fascination with animal heroes, particularly dogs. How does Rinty work as a hero? What does Rinty tell us about ourselves?