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Reinforcing Marine Conservation Messages: Case Study at the Houston Zoo
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| 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...
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...
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...
Jun 24 2017
2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
Jun 12 2017
54th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Apr 08 2017
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference 2017
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,...
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...
The Management of Horses during Fireworks in New Zealand
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gabriella Gronqvist, Erica Gee, Chris Rogers
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...
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...
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...
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...