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  1. Reinforcing Marine Conservation Messages: Case Study at the Houston Zoo

    Reports | Contributor(s): Heather L. Crane

    The Houston Zoo has been involved in conservation efforts worldwide for many years. However, in 2015, the Houston Zoo pledged to make conservation its priority and improve upon the existing conservation programs. In 2015, the Houston Zoo developed partnerships with 28 conservation organizations...

  2. Stakeholder Perceptions of Welfare Issues and Indicators for Extensively Managed Sheep in Australia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amanda K Doughty, Grahame J Coleman, Geoff N Hinch, Rebecca E Doyle

    An online survey was designed to form the basis of a framework for the welfare assessment of extensively managed sheep in Australia. The survey focused on welfare compromise and useful welfare indicators. A total of 952 people completed the survey in its entirety, representing four stakeholder...

  3. The human-animal relationship: a new field of socio-educational action

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Senet-Sanchez, Joan-Maria

    This article analyses the educational approaches towards the animal-human relationship which have been developed during the last 20 years. The article establishes a chain of states in that relationship and presents the reasons why those states are consecutive or, occasionally, simultaneous....

  4. Social Dynamics and Space Utility of Domestic Cats Felis Silverstris Catus) In Animal Shelters

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ng Yi Hui Eunice

    Animal shelters traditionally have a constant flux of new cat additions and cats leaving the shelter via adoptions. As a result, shelter cats are unable to form stable hierarchies or relationships, and are often subjected to stressful social situations on top of the confining housing conditions....

  5. Behavior of Scandinavian brown bears when encountered by dogs and humans

    Theses | Contributor(s): Stine Emilie Noding Hansen

    The Scandinavian brown bear population was persecuted in the last half of the 1800s and almost went extinct. They got protected in Sweden in 1927 and in Norway in 1973, and have since reached a level that can be hunted. The bears choose areas with as little human activity as possible, but...

  6. Bites dog people: general characteristics

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova

    The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...

  7. Owners' Perceptions of Their Animal's Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jessica K. Walker, Natalie K. Waran, Clive J.C. Phillips

    The loss of a companion animal is recognised as being associated with experiences of grief by the owner, but it is unclear how other animals in the household may be affected by such a loss. Our aim was to investigate companion animals’ behavioural responses to the loss of a companion...

  8. The Effect of Pet Remedy on the Behaviour of the Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sienna Taylor, Joah Madden

    Stress-affected behaviour in companion animals can have an adverse effect on animal health and welfare and their relationships with humans. This stress can be addressed using chemical treatments, often in conjunction with behavioural therapies. Here, we investigated the efficacy of one...

  9. Relationship Between Scarring and Dog Aggression in Pit Bull-Type Dogs Involved in Organized Dogfighting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katherine A. Miller, Rachel Touroo, C. Victor Spain, Kelly Jones, Pamela Reid, Randall Lockwood

    When pit bull-type dogs are seized in an investigation of organized dogfighting, heavily scarred dogs are often assumed to be highly dog aggressive due to a history of fighting. These dogs may be deemed dangerous and euthanized based on scarring alone. We analyzed our existing data on dogs...

  10. Orca Behavior and Subsequent Aggression Associated with Oceanarium Confinement

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robert Anderson, Robyn Waayers, Andrew Knight

    Based on neuroanatomical indices such as brain size and encephalization quotient, orcas are among the most intelligent animals on Earth. They display a range of complex behaviors indicative of social intelligence, but these are difficult to study in the open ocean where protective laws may...

  11. Impact of Androstenone on Leash Pulling and Jumping Up in Dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glenna Pirner, John McGlone

    Dogs are relinquished to shelters due to behavioral problems, such as leash pulling and jumping up. Interomones are chemical cues produced by one species that elicit a response in a different species. We reported earlier that androstenone, a swine sex pheromone, acts as an interomone to reduce...

  12. Reconciling Horse Welfare, Worker Safety, and Public Expectations: Horse Event Incident Management Systems in Australia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Julie M. Fiedler, Paul D. McGreevy

    Human-horse interactions have a rich tradition and can be highly rewarding, particularly within sport and recreation pursuits, but they can also be dangerous or even life-threatening. In parallel, sport and recreation pursuits involving animals, including horses, are facing an increased level of...

  13. Characteristics of Excitable Dog Behavior Based on Owners' Report from a Self-Selected Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anastasia Shabelansky, Seana Dowling-Guyer

    Past research has found that excitable dog behavior is prevalent among sheltered and owned dogs and many times is a reason for canine relinquishment. In spite of its prevalence in the canine population, excitable behavior is relatively unstudied in the scientific literature. The intent of this...

  14. The Management of Horses during Fireworks in New Zealand

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gabriella Gronqvist, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee

    Within popular press there has been much coverage of the negative effects associated with firework and horses. The effect of fireworks has been documented in companion animals, yet no studies have investigated the negative effects, or otherwise, of fireworks on horses. This study aims to...

  15. The Dog: A Domestic Wolf to Communicate with Man: The Aggressiveness of the Dog

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jean-Mane Giffroy

    On the basis of research in archeozoology and molecular genetics, it is established that the wolf is the main ancestor of the dog and that domestication would have occurred some 14,000 or 15,000 years ago, 5,000 years before the domestication of another species. The place or places of the first...

  16. Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Coyote? A Survey of Messaging and Existing Attitudes in the National Capital Region

    Theses | Contributor(s): Megan Draheim

    Coyotes are relatively recent arrivals to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In an  effort to understand and obtain baseline data about existing attitudes, a survey was  conducted in 2006. Most respondents had neutral attitudes towards coyotes, which might  be in part due to...

  17. Save a Dog's Life: Karyn Garvin at TEDxTucson

    Videos | Contributor(s): Karyn Garvin

    Karyn Garvin’s talk, “Saving a Dogs’ Life” will appeal to dog enthusiasts from all walks of life. She brings a unique clarity to the distinction between Separation Anxiety in dogs and another condition referred to as Containment Phobia in dogs. The concern is that...

  18. Why using dog training psychology to train people makes sense: Graeme Hall at TEDxLeamingtonSpa

    Videos | Contributor(s): Graeme Hall

    As one of Britain's top dog trainers, Graeme – aka “The Dogfather” has helped over 4,000 dogs and one fox. Here, he reveals why his magic formula for taming even the wildest dogs can work on humans. Acknowledged by the media as one of Britain's top dog trainers,...

  19. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Broom, D.

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

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