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Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sanchez Okrucky, R., Morales Vela, B.
Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date,...
Positive and negative gestational handling influences placental traits and mother-offspring behavior in dairy goats
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baxter, E. M., Mulligan, J., Hall, S. A., Donbavand, J. E., Palme, R., Aldujaili, E., Zanella, A. J., Dwyer, C. M.
Dairy animals are subjected to a number of potential stressors throughout their lives, including daily interactions with humans. The quality of these interactions may have direct consequences for...
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...
A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.
This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students (n=78) were randomly assigned...
This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students ( n=78) were randomly assigned...
Impact of structural and cognitive enrichment on the learning performance, behavior and physiology of dwarf goats ( Capra aegagrus hircus)
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oesterwind, S., Nurnberg, G., Puppe, B., Langbein, J.
Intensive husbandry usually offers only limited opportunities for animals to perform their characteristic species-specific behavior and can lead to boredom, stress or frustration. The positive...
Environmentally enriching American mink ( Neovison vison) increases lymphoid organ weight and skeletal symmetry, and reveals differences between two sub-types of stereotypic behaviour
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diez-Leon, M., Bursian, S., Galicia, D., Napolitano, A., Palme, R., Mason, G.
Enrichment studies for wild carnivores (e.g., in zoos) are often short-term, use enrichments of unknown motivational significance, and focus on glucocorticoids and stereotypic behaviour (SB),...
Human-domestic animal interactions
| Book Sections | Contributor(s): Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.
Study on blood physiology characteristics in working dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yang, JiaQiang, Cao, JingFeng, Du, XiaoPeng, Kong, XiaoYan, Yan, DaWei
Adult working dog has to do a lot of intense physical training every day. The blood physiology and hemorheological indexes were measured in three adult working dogs (Kunming, German shepherd,...
Energy intake and expenditure of improvised explosive device detection dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Phillips, S. P., Kutzner-Mulligan, J., Davis, M.
Improvised explosive device detection (IDD) dogs explore up to 40 km of land daily and therefore have energetic demands that may be above the National Research Council's requirement for working...
Assessing walking posture with geometric morphometrics: effects of rearing environment in pigs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tallet, C., Seneque, E., Megnin, C., Morisset, S., Val-Laillet, D., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Fureix, C., Hausberger, M.
Rearing social animals like pigs in isolation from conspecifics can have consequences on behaviour and physiology. The aim of this experiment was to determine whether rearing conditions affect...
The relationship between individual behavioural styles, dominance rank and cortisol levels of cats living in urban social groups
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Finkler, H., Terkel, J.
Individual animals show differences in temperament, often correlated with ecologically important behavioural patterns such as dominance, and with physiological responses to environmental...
Generalize or personalize--do dogs transfer an acquired rule to novel situations and persons?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hertel, A., Kaminski, J., Tomasello, M.
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Leipzig,...
Jealousy in dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Harris, C. R., Prouvost, C.
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America.
Understanding feeding patterns in growing pigs by modelling growth and motivation
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Boumans, I. J. M. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Hofstede, G. J., Boer, I. J. M. de
Feeding is an essential behaviour for body maintenance in pigs and closely related to their growth and productivity performance. Mechanisms underlying feeding behaviour in pigs are still unclear....
The psychological and physiological effects of using a therapy dog in mindfulness training
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Henry, C. L., Crowley, S. L.
The present study was a randomized controlled trial examining the psychological and physiological effects of adding animal-assisted therapy (AAT) to a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction...
Are we ignoring neutral and negative human-animal relationships in zoos?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hosey, G., Melfi, V.
Biology, University of Bolton, Bolton, United Kingdom.
Effects of visual contact with zoo visitors on black-capped capuchin welfare
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sherwen, S. L., Harvey, T. J., Magrath, M. J. L., Butler, K. L., Fanson, K. V., Hemsworth, P. H.
Previous research has suggested that the presence of zoo visitors may be stressful for various primate species, and visual contact with visitors may be the sensory stimuli that mediate visitor...
The camel today: assets and potentials
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Faye, B.
Although they quantitatively only take a marginal place amongst domestic herbivores (only 0.4% of world domestic herbivores), the large camelids (dromedary and Bactrian) are present in almost all...