Diagnostic criteria for separation anxiety in the dog
Contributor(s):: McCrave, E. A.
Effects of reconcile (fluoxetine) chewable tablets plus behavior management for canine separation anxiety
Contributor(s):: Simpson, B. S., Landsberg, G. M., Reisner, I. R., Ciribassi, J. J., Horwitz, D., Houpt, K. A., Kroll, T. L., Luescher, A., Moffat, K. S., Douglass, G., Robertson-Plouch, C., Veenhuizen, M. F., Zimmermann, A., Clark, T. P.
Canine separation anxiety is a common behavioral problem presented to veterinarians. Associated behaviors are distressing to both dog and owner, have the potential to disrupt the human-companion animal bond, and may lead to euthanasia. The results of this study demonstrate the clinical efficacy...
Object losses and resolutions of women in middle adulthood
Contributor(s):: Hashimoto, M.
Perceptions of veterinarians in relation to feline possession in Buenos Aires city, Argentina
Contributor(s):: Degregorio J, O., Sommerfelt E, I.
The objective of the present study was to determine the perceptions of veterinarians in relation to motivations, attitudes, and behaviour of people that owns or does not owns felines. Veterinarians (n=62) from Buenos Aires city, Argentina, working in the clinic and surgery of pets were surveyed....
Pet attachment and dissociation
Contributor(s):: Brown, S. E., Katcher, A. H.
[25th UKG evening: Behavioral clinic for animals]
Contributor(s):: Endenburg, N.
[A polar expedition in challenging circumstances--experiences and psychological reactions]
Contributor(s):: Steine, S., Steine, K., Sandbaek, G., Roseth, A. G.
Effects of dog-appeasing pheromones on anxiety and fear in puppies during training and on long-term socialization
Contributor(s):: Denenberg, S., Landsberg, G. M.
Proceedings of the 6th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting (IVBM), Riccione, Italy, 17-19 June 2007
A total of 43 abstracts of papers presented at the 6th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting are included in this issue. The following topics are covered: behaviour; behavioural medicine; and clinical ethology; behavioural development; relationship and influence of owners on behaviour;...
Social interaction with dogs
Contributor(s):: Ovesen, L.
A note on behavioural response to a novel arena in lactating mice highly selected for litter size
Contributor(s):: Rauw, W. M.
In an earlier experiment it was found that adult non-reproductive virgin female mice from a line selected for 91 generations for high litter size at birth (S-line; about 20 pups per litter) showed similar or more locomotion activity in four novelty behavioural tests (open-field, runway, maze and...
Relinquishing dog owners' ability to predict behavioural problems in shelter dogs post adoption
Contributor(s):: Stephen, J., Ledger, R.
The aim of this paper is to investigate whether relinquishing owners' reports of their dogs' behaviour corresponds with how these dogs behave in their new homes 2 and 6 weeks post-adoption. In this longitudinal study, information on dog behaviour was collected using a 20-item questionnaire. The...
A counterbalanced version of Ainsworth's Strange Situation Procedure reveals secure-base effects in dog-human relationships
Contributor(s):: Palmer, R., Custance, D.
It has been proposed that the dog-human relationship constitutes an infantile-like attachment. However, previous empirical support based on Ainsworth's Strange Situation test has proved inconclusive due to order effects inherent in the original procedure. In particular, these order effects...
A triple blind placebo-controlled investigation into the assessment of the effect of Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) on anxiety related behaviour of problem dogs in the veterinary clinic
Contributor(s):: Mills, D. S., Ramos, D., Estelles, M. G., Hargrave, C.
The behaviour and emotional state of 15 dogs, known to be fearful of the veterinary clinic was evaluated during a standardised 5 min waiting room procedure and standardised 2 min consultation room procedure prior to a sham clinical examination, in the presence of Dog Appeasing Pheromone and...
Assessment of equine temperament questionnaire by comparing factor structure between two separate surveys
Contributor(s):: Momozawa, Y., Kusunose, R., Kikusui, T., Takeuchi, Y., Mori, Y.
To establish a method for assessing equine temperament by use of a questionnaire, we carried out two surveys. The subject animals were all thoroughbreds maintained at the same farm. Respondents were the primary caretaker and two colleagues working with each horse. Factor analysis was performed on...
A 'pebble test of anxiety' did not differentiate between Japanese quail divergently selected for stress and fear
Contributor(s):: Jones, R. B., Marin, R. H., Satterlee, D. G.
It has been suggested that the time taken by an individually tested domestic chick to begin pecking at pebbles on the floor of a novel arena might be used as a test of fear and anxiety, with low latencies to peck indicating low fear and vice versa, and as a potential selection criterion 'to...
A review of the behavioral and neurochemical consequences of early weaning in rodents. (Special Issue: Early Weaning.)
Contributor(s):: Kikusui, T., Nakamura, K., Mori, Y.
In mammals, mother-infant bonding is based on the dependence of the infant on the mother for sustenance, i.e., the infant suckles milk, but also involving a need for physical contact. Weaning is one of the most important events that occur in developing animals and the timing of natural weaning is...
Results of a follow-up investigation to a clinical trial testing the efficacy of clomipramine in the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs
Contributor(s):: King, J. N., Overall, K. L., Appleby, D., Simpson, B. S., Beata, C., Chaurand, C. J. P., Heath, S. E., Ross, C., Weiss, A. B., Muller, G., Bataille, B. G., Paris, T., Pageat, P., Brovedani, F., Garden, C., Petit, S.
The objective of the study was to investigate the incidence of adverse events and changes in behaviour after use of clomipramine to treat separation anxiety in dogs. This study was a follow-up investigation to a previously published clinical trial. In the main trial, dogs were randomized in a...
Can fish suffer?: perspectives on sentience, pain, fear and stress
Contributor(s):: Chandroo, K. P., Duncan, I. J. H., Moccia, R. D.
In contrast to other major forms of livestock agriculture, there is a paucity of scientific information on the welfare of fish raised under intensive aquacultural conditions. This reflects an adherence to the belief that these animals have not evolved the salient biological characteristics that...
Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities
Contributor(s):: Bennett, P. C., Rohlf, V. I.
Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...