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  1. "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...

  2. 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...

  3. Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., Bennett, P.

    This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding how human-companion animal relationships function in this context has profound implications for the...

  4. Practices and perceptions of animal contact and associated health outcomes in pregnant women and new mothers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weng, HsinYi, Ankrom, K.

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

  5. Behavioral and self-report measures influencing children's reported attachment to their dog

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hall, N. J., Liu, JingWen, Kertes, D., Wynne, C. D. L.

    Despite the prevalence of dogs as family pets and increased scientific interest in canine behavior, few studies have investigated characteristics of the child or dog that influence the child-dog relationship. In the present study, we explored how behavioral and some self-report measures...

  6. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.

  7. Responsiveness of beef cattle (Bos taurus) to human approach, novelty, social isolation, restraint and trade-offs between feeding and social companionship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hirata, M., Kubo, S., Taketomi, I., Matsumoto, Y.

  8. Reproductive Endocrinology and Musth Indicators in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Duer, C., Tomasi, T., Abramson, C. I.

  9. Owner perceived differences between mixed-breed and purebred dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turcsan, B., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.

  10. Psychobiological Factors Affecting Cortisol Variability in Human-Dog Dyads

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schoberl, I., Wedl, M., Beetz, A., Kotrschal, K.

  11. Reduced heart rate variability in pet dogs affected by anxiety-related behaviour problems

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wormald, D., Lawrence, A. J., Carter, G., Fisher, A. D.

  12. The impact of animals on patient wellbeing

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Williams, B.

  13. Sociability and gazing toward humans in dogs and wolves: Simple behaviors with broad implications

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bentosela, M., Wynne, C. D., D'Orazio, M., Elgier, A., Udell, M. A.

  14. Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling--Comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.

  15. Application of functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D.

  16. Reasons People Surrender Unowned and Owned Cats to Australian Animal Shelters and Barriers to Assuming Ownership of Unowned Cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zito, S., Morton, J., Vankan, D., Paterson, M., Bennett, P. C., Rand, J., Phillips, C. J.

  17. A Comparison of Zoo Animal Behavior in the Presence of Familiar and Unfamiliar People

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Martin, R. A., Melfi, V.

  18. Physiological and Behavioral Responses of Horses to Wither Scratching and Patting the Neck When Under Saddle

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thorbergson, Z. W., Nielsen, S. G., Beaulieu, R. J., Doyle, R. E.

  19. Applying Behavioral Conditioning to Identify Anticipatory Behaviors

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krebs, B. L., Torres, E., Chesney, C., Kantoniemi Moon, V., Watters, J. V.

  20. Guardians' Perceptions of Dogs' Welfare and Behaviors Related to Visiting the Veterinary Clinic

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mariti, C., Pierantoni, L., Sighieri, C., Gazzano, A.