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  1. Domestic dogs' understanding of human emotional cues

    Contributor(s):: Min Hooi Yong

    Past research has focused on the ability of domestic dogs to recognise human communicative cues such as human pointing, eye gaze, attachment behaviour, social learning, and responses to affective stimuli. However, there is still much to be learned about dogs’ ability to recognise human...

  2. Evaluating the Media's Role in Public and Political Responses to Human-Shark Interactions in NSW, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Sam Fraser-Baxter

    Of all animals that pose danger to humans in this world, few are more feared than sharks. Human-shark interactions are traumatic, emotional and difficult to rationalize. While rare, human-shark interactions generate a disproportionate amount of media coverage and public debate. The mass media is...

  3. Prisoners in War: Zoos and Zoo Animals During Human Conflict 1870-1947

    Contributor(s):: Clelly Johnson

        Animals are sentient beings capable of many of the same feelings experienced by humans. They mourn a loss, they feel love and loyalty, and they experience fear. During wars and conflicts, fear is a prevailing emotion among humans, who worry for their wellbeing. Animals,...

  4. Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten

    Contributor(s):: Melchers, V.

    This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.

  5. A preliminary study of the effects of individual response to challenge tests and stress induced by humans on learning performance of weaned piglets (Sus scrofa)

    Contributor(s):: Brajon, S., Laforest, J. P., Schmitt, O., Devillers, N.

    This study investigated whether individual behavioural characteristics of piglets and stress induced by experience with humans can influence learning performance. After weaning, piglets received a chronic experience with humans to modulate their emotional state: rough (ROU), gentle (GEN), or...

  6. Distúrbios comportamentais relacionados com o medo em cães

    Contributor(s):: João Ricardo Ferreira Teotónio

    Os distúrbios comportamentais relacionados com o medo são comuns, induzem sofrimento nos animais e prejudicam os laços afectivos com os seus donos. O presente estudo procurou, por um lado, avaliar o envolvimento de variáveis intrínsecas e extrínsecas no...

  7. Comportamento do cão no acto de consulta médico-veterinária profilática

    Contributor(s):: Inês Machado Guimarães

    O comportamento de medo é habitualmente demonstrado pelos cães durante a consulta médico-veterinária. Uma tentativa de defesa, por parte do cão, pode tornar uma consulta de rotina numa tarefa complicada, pelo que é fundamental prevenir a...

  8. Thunderstorm phobia in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Kari Wallentine

    Canine thunderstorm phobia is a common, frustrating, and complex problem that, due to the often severe nature of the clinical signs, can lead to canine relinquishment to shelters. Although a potentially treatable disorder, existing treatment options have several limitations and variable success...

  9. The Plight of Wildlife in India: Hans Dalal at TEDxSomaiyaVidyavihar

    Contributor(s):: Hans Dalal

    Hans Dalal, a tiger conservationist and the founder of the PROWL NGO, talks about the lack of awareness and the fear regarding animals amongst people. His NGO functions in Maharashtra and Karnataka, along with the forest departments and local villagers, to protect tigers. According to him, if...

  10. The Management of Horses during Fireworks in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Gabriella Gronqvist, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee

    Within popular press there has been much coverage of the negative effects associated with firework and horses. The effect of fireworks has been documented in companion animals, yet no studies have investigated the negative effects, or otherwise, of fireworks on horses. This study aims to...

  11. Development of personality tests to use in the field, stable over time and across situations, and linked to horses' show jumping performance

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Philippon, P., Herve, L., Vidament, M.

    This study aimed to identify tests that include all the criteria necessary to characterise reliably the personality of horses on a large scale: stability of measures across situations and over time, evaluation of independent dimensions, links with use and easy to organise for a large number of...

  12. The fearful, anxious, & worried pet

    Contributor(s):: Deporter, T.

  13. Cattle handling pointers: stockmanship and low-stress handling

    Contributor(s):: Gill, R., Machen, R.

  14. Traits of drug and explosives detection in dogs of two breeds as evaluated by their handlers and trainers

    Contributor(s):: Adamkiewicz, E., Jezierski, T., Walczak, M., Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Sobczynska, M., Prokopczyk, M., Ensminger, J.

    Police dogs handlers' and trainers' opinions on Labrador retrievers (n=87) and German shepherds (n=96) trained for drugs vs. explosives detection have been compared. As most important traits in both specialties the responders indicated: (1) willingness to sniff objects, (2) concentration...

  15. The effects of food-related environmental complexity on litter directed behaviour, fear and exploration of novel stimuli in young broiler chickens

    Contributor(s):: Pichova, K., Nordgreen, J., Leterrier, C., Kostal, L., Moe, R. O.

    Stimulation of foraging behaviour during the first weeks of life by increasing environmental complexity such as scattering food items on the litter may be one way of preventing leg disorders, reducing fear and improving broiler welfare. However, studies on effects of access to various food based...

  16. The Effects of Urbanization on Fear in Wildlife

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Spier, Joseph J. Fontaine

    Through this study we sought out to determine if Fox Squirrels in Lincoln, Nebraska exhibited a change in response to aerial versus terrestrial predators in urban areas. We addressed the possible consequences that human disturbance has on daily stimuli, predator behaviors, and, in turn, prey...

  17. Why do dogs bite?

    Contributor(s):: Campbell, W. E.

  18. Evaluacion del temperamento en perros de refugio y de familia, un estudio comparativo

    Contributor(s):: Barrera, Gabriela, Giamal, Yamila, Fagnani, Jésica, Mustaca, Alba, Bentosela, Mariana

  19. Does temperament affect learning in calves?

    Contributor(s):: Webb, L. E., Reenen, C. G. van, Jensen, M. B., Schmitt, O., Bokkers, E. A. M.

    The aim of the study was to investigate how temperament affects learning ability in calves. Nine two-month-old Holstein-Friesian bull calves were subjected to four challenge tests: novel object (NOT), novel environment (NET), social isolation (SIT), and social isolation with a novel...

  20. Effects of the stockperson on dairy cow behaviour and milk yield

    Contributor(s):: Hanna, D., Sneddon, I. A., Beattie, V. E., Breuer, K.