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  1. Understanding Spinner Dolphin Marine Tourism in Hawai'i: A Social Approach to Assessing Underwater Interactions

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    The popularity of wild spinner dolphin interactions in the Hawaiian Islands has led to the expansion of businesses that incorporate in-water experiences with the dolphins. The growth of dolphin-related commerce has spread so quickly that regulations have not been able to keep up. Subsequently,...

  2. Understanding Animal Detection of Precursor Earthquake Sounds

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    We use recent research to provide an explanation of how animals might detect earthquakes before they occur. While the intrinsic value of such warnings is immense, we show that the complexity of the process may result in inconsistent responses of animals to the possible precursor signal. Using...

  3. Veterinary and Equine Science Students' Interpretation of Horse Behaviour

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    We assessed first-year veterinary science and veterinary technology and undergraduate equine science students interpretation of expressive horse behaviours. Previous experience with horses appeared to influence the students’ perception of the horses’ behaviour. Qualitative...

  4. Application of Survival Analysis and Multistate Modeling to Understand Animal Behavior: Examples from Guide Dogs

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Epidemiology is the study of patterns of health-related states or events in populations. Statistical models developed for epidemiology could be usefully applied to behavioral states or events. The aim of this study is to present the application of epidemiological statistics to understand animal...

  5. Dierbare metgezellen : Domeinbeschrijving Dierenwelzijn

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Dierenwelzijn is een complex thema met wetenschappelijke, ethische en maatschappelijke invalshoeken. Om dit thema beter voor het onderwijs toegankelijk te maken hebben Stichting Veldwerk Nederland, het lectoraat Welzijn van Dieren van de Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein en de Christelijke...

  6. Investigating cruelty to animals in private and commercial settings

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    This thesis examines animal abuse occurring in the context of domestic violence, among animals encountered by veterinarians in practice and in media broadcasts of animal cruelty. Whilst the focus on the thesis is on animal abuse within a domestic violence context, I have also studied...

  7. Dog as a typical predator which communicates with manPies jako typowy drapieznik komunikujacy sie z czlowiekiem

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    This article aims at the presentation of a complex process of making ties between the dog and the man, that started from the domestication of a dog and was followed by the thousands years of co-evolution. Here, we were discussing the process of forming relationships between the dog and the man...

  8. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Zoological institutions develop human-animal interaction opportunities for visitors to advance missions of conservation, education, and recreation; however, the animal welfare implications largely have yet to be evaluated. This behavioral study was the first to quantify impacts of guest feeding...

  9. Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...

  10. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...

  11. Assessing the dog: a theoretical analysis of the companion animal's actions in human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Companion animals are proposed as valuable assets in human-animal interaction (HAI) for human-health interventions. The benefit of a HAI is presumably based on the interaction between the two species. Although the actions and reactions of the human are routinely evaluated, nominal consideration...

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

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    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...

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

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    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...

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

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    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...

  15. Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    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...

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

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

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

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    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...

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

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

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

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

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

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

    Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    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...