The companion dog as a model for human aging and mortality
Contributor(s):: jessica m hoffman, Kate E. Creevy, Alexander Franks, Dan G O'Neill, Daniel E. L. Promislow
Around the world, human populations have experienced large increases in average lifespan over the last 150 years, and while individuals are living longer, they are spending more years of life with multiple chronic morbidities. Researchers have used numerous laboratory animal models to...
Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions
Contributor(s):: Ogechi, I., Snook, K., Davis, B. M., Hansen, A. R., Liu, F., Zhang, J.
Dogs that Don't Bark in the Night: How to Investigate the Lack of a Domain of Expertise?
Contributor(s):: Cheney, Dorothy L., Seyfarth, Robert M.
Potential welfare impacts of kill-trapping European moles ( Talpa europaea) using scissor traps and duffus traps: a post mortem examination study
Contributor(s):: Baker, S. E., Shaw, R. F., Atkinson, R. P. D., West, P., Macdonald, D. W.
Moles are widely trapped as pests on farms and amenity land in Britain. Spring traps for killing mammals generally require welfare approval in the UK, but mole traps are exempt. Previous research demonstrated wide variation in the mechanical performance of mole traps. In this context, we aimed to...
Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases
Contributor(s):: Dharmage, S. C., Lodge, C. L., Matheson, M. C., Campbell, B., Lowe, A. J.
Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep
Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.
Measuring the success of a farm animal welfare education event
Contributor(s):: Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Wathes, C. M., Abeyesinghe, S. M.
Fatal dog attacks, 1989-1994
Contributor(s):: Sacks, J. J., Lockwood, R., Hornreich, J., Sattin, R. W.
Facing the Fear: A Self-Help Guide to Getting Over Animal Phobias
Contributor(s):: Marchman, James N.
Punish and forgive: Causal attribution and positive bias in response to cat and dog misbehavior
Contributor(s):: Rajecki, D. W., Rasmussen, J. L., Conner, T. J.
Making inferences about the location of hidden food: Social dog, causal ape
Contributor(s):: Bräuer, Juliane, Kaminski, Juliane, Riedel, Julia, Call, Josep, Tomasello, Michael
Feather damaging behaviour in parrots: a review with consideration of comparative aspects
Contributor(s):: Zeeland, Y. R. A. van, Spruit, B. M., Rodenburg, T. B., Riedstra, B., Hierden, Y. M. van, Buitenhuis, B., Korte, S. M., Lumeij, J. T.
Feather damaging behaviour (also referred to as feather picking or feather plucking) is a behavioural disorder that is frequently encountered in captive parrots. This disorder has many characteristics that are similar to trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder in humans. Unfortunately, to...
Feather eating in layer pullets and its possible role in the aetiology of feather pecking damage
Contributor(s):: McKeegan, D. E. F., Savory, C. J.
Feather eating and its possible relationship with damaging pecking was examined in 144 pen-housed ISA Brown layer pullets. Collection and measurement of loose feathers in sample plots on 12 pen floors (feather were characterized as 'short' or 'long'), and examination of faecal droppings (eaten...
Monsters, creatures, and pets at Hogwarts: Animal stewardship in the world of Harry Potter
Contributor(s):: Dendle, Peter
AIDS, canines and zoonoses: risks and benefits of visits
Contributor(s):: Evans, K. M.
Muscle disorders and rehabilitation in canine athletes. (Neuromuscular diseases)
Contributor(s):: Steiss, J. E.
Stereotypies and compulsive behaviours - causes and possibilities of prevention
Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F.
Despite the fact that livestock animals like companion pets have adapted through domestication to a life with human beings, they have the same demands on their environment as their feral conspecifics. Therefore, animal husbandry means keeping animals under conditions which are appropriate to the...
Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment. (Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment.)
Contributor(s):: Monath, T. P., Kahn, L. H., Kaplan, B.
This special issue contains articles on the use of animal-assisted therapy for humans, zoonoses and disease control in domestic, laboratory and wild animals.
Crib-biting behavior in horses: a review
Contributor(s):: Wickens, C. L., Heleski, C. R.
During the past decade, stereotypic behavior in horses, specifically crib-biting behavior, has received considerable attention in the scientific literature. Epidemiological and experimental studies designed to investigate crib-biting behavior have provided valuable insight into the prevalence,...
The effects of fear and anxiety on health and lifespan in pet dogs
Contributor(s):: Dreschel, N. A.
Fear and anxiety-related behaviors are common in pet dogs and are likely to cause a physiological stress response in individuals that are exposed to those things they find fear or anxiety-inducing. Stress responses are related to a number of changes in hormonal and immune modulation and have been...