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  1. Taming and Training in The Human Use of Elephants: The Case of Nepal, Past, Present and Future

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    It is a curious fact that by contrast with equine studies, a field that includes extensive historical and sociological work (e.g Budiansky 1998, Cassidy 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, Clutton-Brock 1992, Derry 2003, 2006, Hurn 2008a, 2008b), elephant husbandry has yet to be constituted as an integrated...

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

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    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...

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

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    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...

  4. Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    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...

  5. Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    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...

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

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    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...

  7. Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    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...

  8. Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Background: The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been undertaken investigating farmers' local knowledge related to this issue. Ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) is...

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

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Cattle handling is a dangerous activity on dairy farms, and cows are a major cause of injuries to livestock handlers. Even if dairy cows are generally tranquil and docile, when situations occur that they perceive or remember as aversive, they may become agitated and hazardous to handle. This...

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

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Cattle handling is a dangerous activity on dairy farms, and cows are a major cause of injuries to livestock handlers. Even if dairy cows are generally tranquil and docile, when situations occur that they perceive or remember as aversive, they may become agitated and hazardous to handle. This...

  11. How do human-animal emotional relationships influence public perceptions of animal use?

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Human-animal emotional relationships have a complicated interplay with public perceptions of the morality of animal use. Humans may build emotional relationships with companion species. These species are not usually intensively farmed in the United Kingdom, but they may be utilized during animal...

  12. How do human-animal emotional relationships influence public perceptions of animal use?

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Human-animal emotional relationships have a complicated interplay with public perceptions of the morality of animal use. Humans may build emotional relationships with companion species. These species are not usually intensively farmed in the United Kingdom, but they may be utilized during animal...

  13. Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Removal of feral cats from island environments is a useful mechanism by which their ecological impact on endangered species can be reduced or ended. Nevertheless, because cats are anthropogenic in their origins, social perceptions of management practices play a large role in their implementation....

  14. Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...

  15. Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...

  16. Runne-Beana: dog herds ethnographer

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Saami society in Lapland (now often called Saapmi), particularly the seasonally-nomadic reindeer-breeding sector, is predicated upon mobility and autonomy of its actors. Runne-Beana, a talented reindeer-herding dog, exhibited both mobility and autonomy when allocating to himself a peripatetic...

  17. The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...

  18. The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...

  19. Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...

  20. Validity and feasibility of human-animal relationship tests for on-farm welfare assessment in dairy goats

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    Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni

    This study aims at establishing suitable tests to measure the quality of the Human-Animal Relationship (HAR) in dairy goats for on-farm welfare assessment protocols by evaluating the predictive validity of different categories of HAR tests and their feasibility in on-farm condition. Twelve...