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  1. Minor Immediate Effects of a Dog on Children's Reading Performance and Physiology

    Contributor(s):: Lisa Schretzmayer, Kurt Kotrschal, Andrea Beetz

    Literacy is a key factor in occupational success and social integration. However, an increasing number of children lack appropriate reading skills. There is growing evidence that dogs have positive effects on reading performance. We investigated the short-term effects of dogs on reading...

  2. Runne-Beana: dog herds ethnographer

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, M.

    Saami society in Lapland (now often called Saapmi), particularly the seasonally-nomadic reindeer-breeding sector, is predicated upon mobility and autonomy of its actors. Runne-Beana, a talented reindeer-herding dog, exhibited both mobility and autonomy when allocating to himself a peripatetic...

  3. Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives

    Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini

    Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...

  4. Speed index in the racing quarter horse: a genome-wide association study

    Contributor(s):: Camila Tangari Meira, Marina R. S. Fortes, Michel Marques Farah, Laercio R. Porto-Neto, Matthew Kelly, Stephen S. Moore, Guilherme L. Pereira, Luis Artur Loyola Chardulo, Rogerio Abdallah Curi

    The racing line of Quarter Horses is characterized by great sprinting speed over short distances on straight tracks. To perform selection on racing horses, the speed index (SI) and conformation traits are often used. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) on 112 racing Quarter Horses was...

  5. Captive Elephants in Circuses

    Contributor(s):: Varma Varma, S.R. Sujata, Suparna Ganguly, Shiela Rao

    Circuses have a long history of using performing animals, both wild and domesticated. The animals are trained or conditioned to exhibit specific behaviours with no option to do otherwise. This report is based on the observation of 31 elephants belonging to a sample of seven circuses (out of 15...

  6. Effacing the human: Rachel Rosenthal, rats and shared creative agency

    Contributor(s):: Carrie Rohman

  7. Analysis of Failure to Finish a Race in a Cohort of Thoroughbred Racehorses in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Jasmine Tanner, Chris Rogers, Charlotte Bolwell, Naomi Cogger, Erica Gee, Wayne McIlwraith

    The objective was to describe the incidence of failure to finish a race in flat-racing Thoroughbreds in New Zealand as these are summary indicators of falls, injuries and poor performance. Retrospective data on six complete flat racing seasons (n = 188,615 race starts) of all Thoroughbred flat...

  8. Neonatal piglets are able to differentiate more productive from less productive teats

    Contributor(s):: Devillers, N., Giraud, D., Farmer, C.

    A previously-validated method to induce variation in milk production between teats of the same udder that is not related to the ante-posterior location of the teat was used. In the first lactation, over half of the sows' teats (teats 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7 from 1 side of the udder, and teats 3, 4, and...

  9. EIPH in Race Horses

    Contributor(s):: Helma Weeks

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

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

  11. Kulturelle und religiƶse Bedeutung von Tieren in Lateinamerika

    Contributor(s):: Schmelz, Bernd

  12. Dog sacrifice in ancient and modernn Greece: from the sacrifice ritual to dog torture

    Contributor(s):: Sergis, Manolis G.

  13. The most revered of foxes: knowledge of animals and animal power in an Ainu Kamui Yukar

    Contributor(s):: Srtong, Sarah M.

  14. Dancing Horses ad Reflecting Humans

    Contributor(s):: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe

    In October 2012, German dancer and philosopher Aurelia Baumgartner presented her 90-minute production Tanzende Pferde: Spiegelungen im Raum/Dancing Horses: Reflections in Space. Set in an arena, with a raised stage and a projection screen in the background, it provided a performed anthology of...

  15. Gazing toward humans: a study on water rescue dogs using the impossible task paradigm

    Contributor(s):: D'Aniello, B., Scandurra, A., Prato-Previde, E., Valsecchi, P.

    Various studies have assessed the role of life experiences, including learning opportunities, living conditions and the quality of dog-human relationships, in the use of human cues and problem-solving ability. The current study investigates how and to what extent training affects the behaviour of...

  16. Effect of gestation management system on gilt and piglet performance

    Contributor(s):: Muns, R., Manzanilla, E. G., Manteca, X., Gasa, J.

    Individual gestation housing of pregnant sows in stalls from four weeks after mating is banned in the EU. Two experiments were conducted to study the effect of two gestation management and housing systems (STALL: gilts housed in stalls and PEN: gilts loose-housed in pens with increased feed...

  17. `Lion Griefs': the Wild Animal Act as Theatre

    Contributor(s):: Stokes, John

  18. Effect of Birth Weight and Human Socialization on Reproductive Performance of Adult A.I. Boars.

    Contributor(s):: Nikhol Elizabeth Dysart

    The objective of this study was to examine the effect of birth weight and socialization prior to puberty on reproductive performance of A.I. boars. Twenty boars were randomly allocated to a factorial arrangement of treatments including birth weight (BW: High or Low) and socialization to...

  19. Towards the horsewoman: Performing femininity in the American horse training and riding arenas

    Contributor(s):: Ellison, Season

  20. The Waltham book of companion animal nutrition- a review

    Contributor(s):: R. Glenn Brown

    Writing a text on nutrition that is both easy to read and informative is difficult. The subject has the potential to produce anesthesia in even the most conscientious reader. To understand the full scope of nutrition, it is necessary to review basic gastrointestinal physiology and metabolism, as...