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Addressing the Challenges of Conducting Observational Studies in Sheep Abattoirs
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Contributor(s):: Elyssa Payne, Melissa Starling, Paul McGreevy
The competing needs of maintaining productivity within abattoirs, and maintaining high standards of animal welfare, provide fertile grounds for applied research in animal behavior. However, there are challenges involved in capturing useful behavioral data from the supply chain (from paddock to...
Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer
Contributor(s):: Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using live human observation and digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...
Comment diviniser son dauphin. Modèles de relation, régimes d'interactivité et savoirs anthropo-zoologiques.
Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais
L'article propose de distinguer trois régimes d'interactivité selon le type d'engagement affectif de l'être humain dans sa relation avec un animal : savant, ordinaire et non-ordinaire. Les modalités de la communication inter-espèces qui...
Investigating preventive-medicine consultations in first-opinion small-animal practice in the United Kingdom using direct observation
Contributor(s):: N.J. Robinson, M.L. Brennan, M. Cobb, R.S. Dean
Preventive-medicine consultations account for a large proportion of the veterinary caseload and previous research has suggested these consultations are fundamentally different from those in which the animal is presented for a specific health problem. There has been recent controversy around some...
Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program
Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...
Nonstandard Observers and the Nature of Privacy
Contributor(s):: Soifer, Eldon, Elliott, David
Dog Ownership during Pregnancy, Maternal Activity, and Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study
Contributor(s):: C. Westgarth, Jihong Liu, J. Heron, A. Ross, P. Bundred, R. Gaskell, A. German, S. McCune, S. Dawson
The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) is an observational study of 14273 UK pregnant singleton mothers in 1990/1991. We examined outcomes of self report of strenuous activity (hours per week) at 18 and 32 weeks of gestation, hours spent in leisure-time physical activities...
Human Activity Differentially Redistributes Large Mammals in the Canadian Rockies National Parks
Contributor(s):: James Kimo Rogala, Mark Hebblewhite, Jesse Whittington, Cliff A. White, Jenny Coleshill, Marco Musiani
National parks are important for conservation of species such as wolves (Canis lupus) and elk (Cervus canadensis). However, topography, vegetation conditions, and anthropogenic infrastructure within parks may limit available habitat. Human activity on trails and roads may lead to indirect habitat...
Heilpädagogisches Voltigieren für Menschen mit herausfordernden Verhaltensweisen [Psycho-Educational Vaulting for Clients with Challenging Behaviour]
Contributor(s):: Nowack, Susanne
Action Research, Knowledge & Impact: Experiences of the Global Livestock CRSP Pastoral Risk Management Project in the Southern Ethiopian Rangelands
| Contributor(s):: David Layne Coppock
The PARIMA project began in 1997 with a mission to conduct research, outreach, and training to improve pastoral risk management in Ethiopia and Kenya. By late 2009 it is clear that the project has achieved positive impact on the lives of many pastoralists on Ethiopia’s Borana Plateau. This...
Meditation on an animal
| Contributor(s):: Roberta Kalechofsky
I have many times witnessed some of the most fantastic incidences of self-mutilation.
For the Birds!: Seeing, Being, and Creating the Bird World
| Contributor(s):: Russo, Michele
Situated Activities in a Dog Park: Identity and Conflict in Human-Animal Space
| Contributor(s):: Jackson, P.
Film commentary: Constitutional and Environmental Interactions in Rearing Four Breeds of Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Scott, John Paul
Naturalistic observation of behavior: A model system using mice in a colony
| Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold A.
Dogs (Canis familiaris) learn their owners via observation in a manipulation task
| Contributor(s):: Kubinyi, Enik?, Topál, József, Miklósi, Ádám, Csányi, Vilmos
"Seizure-alert dogs": observations from an inpatient video/EEG unit
| Contributor(s):: Ortiz, R., Liporace, J.
Strong effects of various incidence and observation angles on spectrometric assessment of plumage colouration in birds
| Contributor(s):: Santos, S. I. C. O., De Neve, L., Lumeij, J. T., Förschler, M. I.
The adaptive value of tool-aided defense against wild animal attacks
| Contributor(s):: Crabb, Peter B., Elizaga, Andrew
Animal models and human depressive disorders
| Contributor(s):: R. J. Katz
Clinical depressive disorders are complex in presentation, dissimilar in origins and course, and often pleomorphic in character. An adequate understanding of their origins, biological substrates, and amenability to established and novel forms of therapy demands biological and social interventions...