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  1. Companion Animal Ownership and Human Well-Being in a Metropolis-The Case of Hong Kong

    Contributor(s):: Wong, P. W. C., Yu, R. W. M., Ngai, J. T. K.

  2. Managing the Risk of Aggressive Dog Behavior: Investigating the Influence of Owner Threat and Efficacy Perceptions

    Contributor(s):: Williams, E. J., Blackwell, E.

  3. Dilemmas for Natural Living Concepts of Zoo Animal Welfare

    Contributor(s):: Learmonth, M. J.

  4. Similarity between an unfamiliar human and the owner affects dogs' preference for human partner when responding to an unsolvable problem

    Contributor(s):: Kiss, O., Kovacs, K., Szantho, F., Topal, J.

  5. Stated and revealed preferences in companion animal choice

    Contributor(s):: Cohen, S. E., Todd, P. M.

  6. Measuring Human-Animal Attachment in a Large U.S. Survey: Two Brief Measures for Children and Their Primary Caregivers

    Contributor(s):: Bures, R. M., Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R.

  7. An analysis of human-coyote relationship in metropolitan Atlanta, Ga

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeremy W. Hooper

    Human-coyote interactions are an increasing challenge for North American wildlife managers. My objectives were to: 1) provide data on the types and general spatial distribution of human-coyote interactions in metropolitan Atlanta; 2) identify landscapes associated with human-coyote...

  8. Effects of Human Disturbance on Physiology, Behavior, and Ornamentation in the Eastern Bluebird

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Marjorie Gillespie

    Overall, few studies have focused on anthropogenic disturbance on wildlife physiology. Research has typically focused on how environmentally contaminated areas or anthropogenic disturbance (e.g. noise, human activity) influences biodiversity, community structure and behavior of individual...

  9. Oxytocin and Cortisol Levels in Dog Owners and Their Dogs Are Associated with Behavioral Patterns: An Exploratory Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Petersson, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Anne Nilsson, Lise-Lotte Gustafson, Eva Hydbring-Sandberg, Linda Handlin

    We have previously shown that dog–owner interaction results in increasing oxytocin levels in owners and dogs, decreasing cortisol levels in owners but increasing cortisol levels in dogs. The present study aimed to further investigate whether oxytocin and cortisol levels in the previously...

  10. Empathy and Prosocial Behaviorists. Insights from Intra-and Inter-species Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Elide Vanutelli, Michela Balconi

    It has been suggested that "sharing the same body" between the observer and the observed subject allows for a direct form of understanding and emotional attuning by a process of simulation. Then, what happens when we don't have the same body? The aim of the present paper is to...

  11. Training Reduces Stress in Human-Socialised Wolves to the Same Degree as in Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Angélica da Silva Vasconcellos, Zsófia Virányi, Friederike Range, César Ades, Jördis Kristin Scheidegger, Erich Möstl, Kurt Kotrschal

    The welfare of animals in captivity is of considerable societal concern. A major source of stress, especially for wild animals, is the lack of control over their environment, which includes not being able to avoid contact with human beings. Paradoxically, some studies have shown that...

  12. Captive Audiences: Interactions Between Visitors and Bonobos at the San Diego Zoo

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    | Contributor(s):: Elena Miyoko Carver

    Primate exhibits in American zoological parks, especially those featuring the great apes, are among the most compelling, complex, and popular exhibits for visitors, and are a primary way the American public becomes familiar with our closest living relatives. In this study, I approach the...

  13. Secret Psychological Revelations of Dolphins in Captivity

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    | Contributor(s):: Haylee Elizabeth Hilton

    As with most things, the early years of Sea Animal training consisted of trials and errors, experimentations and false starts.  Again, as with most things, those early efforts were analyzed and the successful efforts were kept and incorporated into the regular training routines....

  14. Dogs (Canis familiaris), but Not Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Understand Imperative Pointing

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    | Contributor(s):: Katharina C. Kirchhofer, Felizitas Zimmermann, Juliane Kaminski, Michael Tomasello

    Chimpanzees routinely follow the gaze of humans to outside targets. However, in most studies using object choice they fail to use communicative gestures (e.g. pointing) to find hidden food. Chimpanzees' failure to do this may be due to several difficulties with this paradigm. They may, for...

  15. Transmission dynamics of pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus in humans and swine in backyard farms in Tumbes, Peru

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    | Contributor(s):: Yeny O. Tinoco, Joel M. Montgomery, Mathew R. Kasper, Martha I. Nelson, Hugo Razuri, Maria C. Guezala, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Marc-Alain Widdowson, John Barnes, Robert H. Gilman, Daniel G Bausch, Armando E. Gonzalez

    Objectives We aimed to determine the frequency of pH1N1 transmission between humans and swine on backyard farms in Tumbes, Peru. Design Two‐year serial cross‐sectional study comprising four sampling periods: March 2009 (pre‐pandemic), October 2009 (peak of the pandemic in Peru), April...

  16. Felino: The Philosophical Practice of Making an Interspecies Videogame

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Westerlaken, Stefano Gualeni

    This paper describes the design process of an interspecies video game that has its foundations in the field of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), but is inspired by philosophical notions and approaches including Jos De Mul’s work on biohermeneutics (De Mul 2013), Pierce’s theory of...

  17. Why Do We Care?: A Natural History of Noddings' Ethical Theory

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    | Contributor(s):: Walter Jason Niedermeyer

    Noddings’ theory of caring, which is nearing its 35th anniversary, has failed to garner the attention of the more classical theories of ethics. This slight may be due to its relative youth, or the historical support for other constructs, but if examined through the lens of...

  18. Advances in Applied Zoo Animal Welfare Science

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Sherwen, S., Clark, F. E.

  19. Replication Pilot Trial of Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Cortisol Collection With Children on the Autism Spectrum

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    | Contributor(s):: Pan, Z., Granger, D. A., Guerin, N. A.

    We aimed to determine whether results of our prior randomized control trial [RCT; NCT02301195, (1)] of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could be replicated at a different riding center and if treatment effects also...

  20. The effects of service dogs on psychosocial health and wellbeing for individuals with physical disabilities or chronic conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bibbo, J., O'Haire, M. E.