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Minor Immediate Effects of a Dog on Children's Reading Performance and Physiology
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Schretzmayer, Kurt Kotrschal, Andrea Beetz
Literacy is a key factor in occupational success and social integration. However, an increasing number of children lack appropriate reading skills. There is growing evidence that dogs have...
Evaluation of Three Hydration Strategies in Detection Dogs Working in a Hot Environment
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cynthia M. Otto, Elizabeth Hare, Jess L. Nord, Shannon M. Palermo, Kathleen M. Kelsey, Tracy A. Darling, Kasey Schmidt, Destiny Coleman
Physical activity in hot environments can increase the risk of heat stress or heat stroke in dogs. Heat tolerance is influenced by acclimatization to the environment, physical fitness, and...
Effects of Sheltering on Behavior and Fecal Corticosterone Level of Elderly Dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katsuji Uetake, Chu Han Yang, Aki Endo, Toshio Tanaka
In Japan, the human population is aging rapidly, and the abandonment of dogs by the elderly people who have died or been hospitalized becomes a problem. It is hypothesized that elderly dogs have...
Behavioral Ecology of Captive Species: Using Bibliographic Information to Assess Pet Suitability of Mammal Species
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paul Koene, Rudi M. de Mol, Bert Ipema
Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have...
Dierbare metgezellen : Domeinbeschrijving Dierenwelzijn
| Reports | Contributor(s): Irma Ennik, Lenny van Erp, Hans Hopster, Wim Meijberg, Marianne Poorthuis, Marko Ruis
Dierenwelzijn is een complex thema met wetenschappelijke, ethische en maatschappelijke invalshoeken. Om dit thema beter voor het onderwijs toegankelijk te maken hebben Stichting Veldwerk...
The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan
| Presentations | Contributor(s): Ming-Lee Yeh
Purpose: This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan.
Methods: Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy (AAT), this program included...
Comportamento de actividade e de vocalização de borregos em pré-desmame das raças Ile de France e Churra da Terra Quente num teste individual de interacção homem-animal
| Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Severiano Silva, José Carlos Almeida, Paulo J. Fontes, C. Castro, R. Machado, Jorge Manuel Teixeira de Azevedo
Na realização deste trabalho foram utilizados 12 borregos da raça Ile de France (IDF) e 12 borregos da raça Churra da Terra Quente (CTQ) com 104 dias de idade. Os...
Relações entre animais humanos e não-humanos no Parque Nacional Serra da Capivara, Piauí, Brasil : Um estudo sobre conservação, gestão e sustentabilidade
| Theses | Contributor(s): Denise Figueirôa Bacelar
Os animais humanos, cujo único representante atual é a espécie Homo sapiens sapiens, e não humanos, representando as demais espécies heterotróficas...
Boat preference and stress behaviour of Hector's dolphin in response to tour boat interactions
| Theses | Contributor(s): Georgia-Rose Travis
Dolphins are increasingly coming into contact with humans, particularly where tourism is involved. It has been assumed that such contact causes chronic stress on dolphin populations. This study...
Investigating Attachment Behavior in Shelter Dogs
| Theses | Contributor(s): Anamarie Johnson
The strength and nature of the social connection between humans and dogs is a product of a long history of domestication. This study, conducted at a municipal shelter in Northern California using...
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through...
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...
Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., Bennett, P.
This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding...
Practices and perceptions of animal contact and associated health outcomes in pregnant women and new mothers
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weng, HsinYi, Ankrom, K.
Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered...
Behavioral and self-report measures influencing children's reported attachment to their dog
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hall, N. J., Liu, JingWen, Kertes, D., Wynne, C. D. L.
Despite the prevalence of dogs as family pets and increased scientific interest in canine behavior, few studies have investigated characteristics of the child or dog that influence the child-dog...
Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.
Department of Integrative Biology (formerly Zoology), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.Department of Animal Science,...
Responsiveness of beef cattle (Bos taurus) to human approach, novelty, social isolation, restraint and trade-offs between feeding and social companionship
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hirata, M., Kubo, S., Taketomi, I., Matsumoto, Y.
Center for Animal Welfare Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.Faculty of...
Reproductive Endocrinology and Musth Indicators in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Duer, C., Tomasi, T., Abramson, C. I.
Department of Biology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA email@example.com.Department of Biology,...
Owner perceived differences between mixed-breed and purebred dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turcsan, B., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and...
Psychobiological Factors Affecting Cortisol Variability in Human-Dog Dyads
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schoberl, I., Wedl, M., Beetz, A., Kotrschal, K.
Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.Core Facility Konrad Lorenz Research...