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  1. Associations of Pet Ownership with Older Adults Eating Patterns and Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Roschelle Heuberger

    Pet ownership has been shown to improve quality of life for older adults. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to compare older pet owners and older non-pet owners and assess differences between groups. This study was conducted on adults over 50 years of age, who owned either one cat...

  2. Neural correlates for perception of companion animal photographs

    | Contributor(s):: Hayama, S., Chang, L., Gumus, K., King, G. R., Ernst, T.

  3. Examining patterns of animal-vehicle collisions in Alabama, USA

    | Contributor(s):: Chen, Xiongwen, Wu, Shuhong

  4. Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 1: Natural lighting, natural patterns, and colors

    | Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.

  5. Parental predictors of children’s animal abuse: Findings from a national and intergenerational sample

    | Contributor(s):: Knight, Kelly E., Ellis, Colter, Simmons, Sara B.

  6. Strandings as indicators of marine mammal biodiversity and human interactions off the coast of North Carolina

    | Contributor(s):: Barbie L. Byrd, Aleta A. Hohn, Gretchen N. Lovewell, Karen M. Altman, Susan G. Marco, Ari Friedlaender, Craig A. Harms, William A. McLellan, Kathleen T. Moore, Patricia E. Rosel, Victoria G. Thayer

    The adjacency of 2 marine biogeographic regions off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (NC), and the proximity of the Gulf Stream result in a high biodiversity of species from northern and southern provinces and from coastal and pelagic habitats. We examined spatiotemporal patterns of marine mammal...

  7. Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Cerebral Palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Liptak, Gregory S.

  8. Trans-generational influence of human disturbances in Japanese quail: Egg quality influences male social and sexual behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Bertin, Aline, Hirschenhauser, Katharina, Kotrschal, Kurt

  9. Why do gorillas make sequences of gestures?

    | Contributor(s):: Genty, Emilie, Byrne, Richard W.

  10. Les animaux domestiques, révélateurs du trans-générationnel

    | Contributor(s):: Durastante, Richard, Drevon, Martine

  11. Changes in the behavior of pet owners across generations

    | Contributor(s):: Kidd, Aline H., Kidd, Robert M.

  12. Feeding and sleep patterns prior to and post parturition

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckebusch, Y.

    Continuous recordings of jaw movements and sleep patterns (eye movement), were made on 2 cows aged 4 yr, before calving and during early lactation. Calves were separated from their dams immediately after birth and the cows were milked 2 X daily at 9 am and 5 pm during which time they received...

  13. Cattle with hair whorl patterns above the eyes are more behaviorally agitated during restraint

    | Contributor(s):: Grandin, T., Deesing, M. J., Struthers, J. J., Swinker, A. M.

    1500 cattle weighing 180-360 kg were temperament rated on a 4-point scale to determine whether hair whorl position on the forehead is related to a calm temperament. 72% of the cattle were European x British breed crosses and 28% were zebu x dairy breed crosses from Mexico. Cattle with a round...

  14. The influence of social hierarchy on the time budget of cows and their visits to an automatic milking system

    | Contributor(s):: Ketelaar-de Lauwere, C. C., Devir, S., Metz, J. H. M.

    The effects of social dominance on dairy cows' (crossbred Holstein-Friesian; n = 30) visits to an automatic milking system (AMS) and their daily activity pattern was studied. Cows were fed on concentrate and milked in the AMS, which consisted of 2 selection units (sending cows for milking or back...

  15. Characteristic activity patterns of female mouflons ( Ovis orientalis musimon ) in the lambing period

    | Contributor(s):: Langbein, J., Streich, J., Scheibe, K. M.

    The activity pattern of wild mouflon sheep (Ovis orientalis musimon) during the lambing season was observed in a nature reserve in Brandenburg, Germany, during 1995 (n = 5) and 1996 (n = 6). Activity data was recorded automatically by the storage-telemetry-system, ETHOSYS. The animals were...

  16. Patterns of pet cat behaviour at feeding occasions

    | Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Cook, S. E.

    The behaviour of 36 domestic cats was observed immediately before and after they were fed by their owners. Before feeding, behaviour was mainly directed at the owner and included vocalizations and patterns thought to be signals in cat-cat interactions. After the meal, 7 cats continued to direct...

  17. Personality, coping patterns, and aggression in piglets

    | Contributor(s):: Forkman, B., Furuhaug, I. L., Jensen, P.

    65 two-week-old piglets were held on their backs for 1 min while the number of escape attempts were counted. There was no difference between male and females in the number of escape attempts made (14 and 15, respectively) and the distribution of escape attempts was unimodal. The back-test was...