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Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.
Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor...
Identification and development of measures suitable as potential breeding traits regarding dairy cows' reactivity towards humans
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ebinghaus, A., Ivemeyer, S., Rupp, J., Knierim, U.
Behavioural indicators of the human-animal relationship (HAR) are predominantly used in animal welfare science. However, the reactivity of dairy cows - as part of the HAR - is also of interest in...
Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.
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...
Judging a dog by its cover: morphology but not training influences visitor behavior toward kenneled dogs at animal shelters
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Protopopova, A., Wynne, C. D. L.
Currently, visitor behavior in companion animal shelters is not adequately explored. A sequence of experiments investigated how visitors interacted with kenneled dogs at an animal shelter and...
The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.
Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research...
The associations between animal-based welfare measures and the presence of indicators of food safety in finishing pigs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alpigiani, I., Bacci, C., Keeling, L. J., Salman, M. D., Brindani, F., Pongolini, S., Hitchens, P. L., Bonardi, S.
Stressful housing and management practices affect animals, potentially increasing their receptiveness to pathogens. Since some pathogens do not lead to clinical signs of sickness, subclinical pigs...
Creating an Effective Shelter Intake Form to Reduce Owner Surrender
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Nichole Tongg
Animal shelters in the United States have evolved from basic bare bones facilities with inhumane culling practices, to today’s more socially complex, organized and compassionate sheltering...
Human-Animal Communication in Captive Species: Dogs, Horses, and Whales
| Theses | Contributor(s): Mackenzie K. Kelley
My hopes for this project are to collect and analyze the current research in the field of animal communication. In the first part, my goal is to define animal communication, specifically within...
Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement
| Theses | Contributor(s): Elan L. Abrell
This multi-sited ethnography of the US animal sanctuary movement is based on 24 months of research at a range of animal rescue facilities, including a companion animal shelter in Texas, exotic...
Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.
| Theses | Contributor(s): Maho Cavalier
Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese...
The problem of unwanted pets: A case study in how institutions 'think' about clients' needs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Irvine, Leslie
Irvine, Leslie, University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Sociology 219 Ketchum 327 UCB,...
Reusing Abandoned Zoos: A Progressive Approach to Human-Animal Relationship
| Theses | Contributor(s): Dana Abdallah
Zoos are no longer a vital part of our society today, due to their inability to adapt to current animal welfare standards a significant number have been closed and lie vacant, sometimes in dense...
Canine Comfort Pet Therapy
| Organizations | Contributor(s): Melanie Sadek
The relationship between pets and people has immeasurable value on our emotional and physical health. Through Canine Comfort Pet Therapy, Valley Humane Society brings animals to places other pets...
Bringing about change for animals | Susan Mercer, Hitoshi Tojo | TEDxTokushimaU
| Videos | Contributor(s): Susan Mercer, Hitoshi Tojo
At TEDxTokushimaU, Susan and Hitoshi will share with us their ideas on creating a society where we can live well together with animals.
Becoming No Kill has become an expressed goal for Japan...
¿Por qué hundir un barco en México? | Juan Pablo Ussel | TEDxTijuana
| Videos | Contributor(s): Juan Pablo Ussel
El barco Uribe 121, hundido el año pasado en las playas de Rosarito, se ha convertido en un arrecife artificial que alberga a diversas especies animales que lo han adoptado como su casa, al...
A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale
Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat...
Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza
This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high...
Ranging Behaviour of Commercial Free-Range Broiler Chickens 2: Individual Variation
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Peta S Taylor, Paul H Hemsworth, Peter J Groves, Sabine G Gebhardt-Henrich, Jean-Loup Rault
Little is known about broiler chicken ranging behaviour. Previous studies have monitored ranging behaviour at flock level but whether individual ranging behaviour varies within a flock is unknown....
Estimating the Availability of Potential Homes for Unwanted Horses in the United States
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily Weiss, Emily D Dolan, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Shannon Gramann, Margaret R Slater
There are approximately 200,000 unwanted horses annually in the United States. This study aimed to better understand the potential homes for horses that need to be re-homed. Using an independent...
Surrendered and Stray Dogs in Australia—Estimation of Numbers Entering Municipal Pounds, Shelters and Rescue Groups and Their Outcomes
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diana Chua, Jackquie Rand, John Morton
There is no national system for monitoring numbers of dogs entering municipal council pounds and shelters in Australia, or their outcomes. This limits understanding of the surrendered and stray...