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  1. "Here come the puppies": the power of the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Francis, G. M.

  2. "She's a dog at the end of the day": guide dog owners' perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Craigon, P. J., Hobson-West, P., England, G. C. W., Whelan, C.

    A guide dog is a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that is specifically educated to provide mobility support to a blind or visually impaired owner. Current dog suitability assessments focus on behavioural traits, including: trainability, reactivity or attention to environmental stimuli, low...

  3. 'I love this dog'

    | Contributor(s):: Weiss, Astrid, Wurhofer, Daniela, Tscheligi, Manfred

  4. 'It was not just a walking experience': reflections on the role of care in dog-walking

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M.

  5. 2008 SNRS abstracts -- C

  6. A behaviour test on German Shepherd dogs: heritability of seven different traits

    | Contributor(s):: Ruefenacht, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S., Miyake, T., Gaillard, C.

    In this study, genetic and non-genetic effects on behavioural traits were estimated, based on records of the field behaviour test of the Swiss German Shepherd Dog breeding club. This standardized test has been applied since 1949 and comprised the following seven traits: self-confidence, nerve...

  7. A brief history of pet therapy

    | Contributor(s):: [Abdill, Margaret]

  8. A brief note about cow lying behaviour - do cows choose left and right lying side equally?

    | Contributor(s):: Forsberg, A. M., Pettersson, G., Ljungberg, T., Svennersten-Sjaunja, K.

    The factors influencing cows' lying behaviour are not fully evaluated. Most studies dealing with lying behaviour were primarily aimed at comparing different designs for the resting area and floor surfaces, while only a few studies have investigated the cows' preference of lying side. The aim of...

  9. A brief report on intraspecies aggressive biting in a goat herd

    | Contributor(s):: Tolu, C., Savas, T.

    This study aimed at analysing the effects of age, horn and places on biting and butting as intraspecies aggressive activities. Seventy-two Turkish Saanen goats were used as animal material and 22,686 aggressive behaviours were recorded in different places from a total of 118 h direct observation....

  10. A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department

    | Contributor(s):: Bernardo, L. M., Gardner, M. J., Rosenfield, R. L., Cohen, B., Pitetti, R.

    Objective: Dog bites account for a significant number of traumatic injuries in the paediatric population that often require medical treatment. Although agent, host, and environmental characteristics of dog bites have been well documented, no attempt has been made to compare these characteristics...

  11. A comparison of welfare outcomes for weaner and mature Bos indicus bulls surgically or tension band castrated with or without analgesia: 2. Responses related to stress, health and productivity

    | Contributor(s):: Petherick, J. C., Small, A. H., Mayer, D. G., Colditz, I. G., Ferguson, D. M., Stafford, K. J.

    Tension banding castration of cattle is gaining favour because it is relatively simple to perform and is promoted by retailers of the banders as a humane castration method. Two experiments were conducted, under tropical conditions using Bos indicus bulls comparing tension banding (Band) and...

  12. A comprehensive study of dog bites in Spain, 1995-2004

    | Contributor(s):: Rosado, Belcbn, Garcca-Belenguer, Sylvia, Lecdn, Marta, Palacio, Jorge

  13. A cross sectional study of the prevalence and risk factors for owner misperception of canine body shape in first opinion practice in Glasgow

    | Contributor(s):: Courcier, E. A., Mellor, D. J., Thomson, R. M., Yam, P. S.

  14. A day care program and evaluation of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for the elderly with senile dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Kanamori, M., Suzuki, M., Yamamoto, K., Kanda, M., Matsui, Y., Kojima, E., Fukawa, H., Sugita, T., Oshiro, H.

  15. A developmental examination of the conceptual structure of animal, artifact, and human social categories across two cultural contexts

    | Contributor(s):: Rhodes, Marjorie, Gelman, Susan A.

  16. A dog and a "happy person" visit nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Kaiser, L., Spence, L. J., McGavin, L., Struble, L., Keilman, L.

  17. A helping paw

    | Contributor(s):: Mullett, S.

  18. A hippotherapy simulator is effective to shift weight bearing toward the affected side during gait in patients with stroke

    | Contributor(s):: Sung, Y. H., Kim, C. J., Yu, B. K., Kim, K. M.

  19. A long-term study of elderly people in nursing homes with visiting and resident dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Crowley-Robinson, P., Fenwick, D. C., Blackshaw, J. K.

  20. A longitudinal study of veterinary students and recent graduates. 1. Backgrounds, plans and subsequent employment

    | Contributor(s):: Heath, T. J., Lynch-Blosse, M., Lanyon, A.