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  1. No better than flipping a coin: Reconsidering canine behavior evaluations in animal shelters

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    | Contributor(s):: Gary J. Patronek, Janis Bradley

    Use of behavior evaluations for shelter dogs has progressed despite their lack of scientific validation as reliable diagnostic tools. Yet results of these evaluations are often used to make life-and-death decisions. Despite acknowledging the significant limitations of evaluations, most authors...

  2. Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Broadbent, E.

  3. Evaluation of the predictive validity of the Behavioural Assessment for Re-homing K9's (B.A.R.K.) protocol and owner satisfaction with adopted dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Mornement, K. M., Coleman, G. J., Toukhsati, S. R., Bennett, P. C.

    It is common practice for animal shelters and rescue organisations to conduct behaviour assessments on the dogs in their care. The information obtained is used to identify dogs suitable for re-homing and also assist with matching dogs to appropriate homes. Although the aim of these assessments is...

  4. Cardiorespiratory and Biomechanical Responses to Simulated Recreational Horseback Riding in Healthy Children

    | Contributor(s):: Rigby, Brandon R., Papadakis, Zacharias, Bane, Annie A., Park, Jin K., Grandjean, Peter W.

  5. Study on the precursory behavior of the animal towards to the previous prediction of earthquake

    | Contributor(s):: Yamauchi Hiroyuki

    Many countries, including Japan, have suffered from extensive damage due to earthquakes (EQs). In Japan, there is the possibility that more large EQs, such as the Tonankai and Nankai EQs, may occur in the near future. The Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion assumes that these EQs would...

  6. Relations among need for power, affect and attitudes toward animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Oleson, J. C., Henry, B. C.

    Previous research has investigated the relationship between empathy with humans and attitudes toward animals. Developing a better understanding of this relationship, as well as other related variables, may assist in the prevention of antisocial behavior. The purpose of the current study was to...

  7. The effects of human age, group composition, and behavior on the likelihood of being injured by attacking pumas

    | Contributor(s):: Coss, R. G., Fitzhugh, L. E., Schmid-Holmes, S., Kenyon, M. W., Etling, K.

    Documentation from the years 1890 to 2000 of 185 instances of pumas (Puma concolor) attacking humans in the United States and Canada has provided statistical evidence that pumas are less likely to kill or injure humans in certain circumstances. We identified incidents of fatal attacks, severe...

  8. Sniffer dogs as part of a bimodal bionic research approach to develop a lung cancer screening

    | Contributor(s):: Boedeker, E., Friedel, G., Walles, T.

  9. Hipporehabilitation at the Felin Experimental Farm of the Agricultural University in 2000-2006

    | Contributor(s):: Pluta, M.

  10. Low income owners do not have more dogs: modeling animal count according to their owners

    | Contributor(s):: Martins, C. M., Mohamed, A., Guimaraes, A. M. S., Barros, C. da C. de, Pampuch, R. dos S., Svoboda, W., Ferreira, F., Biondo, A. W.

  11. Monitoring and predicting traffic induced vertebrate mortality near wetlands

    | Contributor(s):: J. Andrew DeWoody, Jamie M. Nogle, Melissa Hoover, Barny Dunning

    Animal-vehicle collisions are undesirable to the general public, to drivers, to insurance providers, to biologists, and presumably to the animals themselves. However, traffic-induced mortality (―roadkill‖) is difficult to mitigate in large part because scientists lack the empirical data required...

  12. Evaluation of the 6-minute walk test in pet dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Swimmer, R. A., Rozanski, E. A.

  13. Pet ownership is not associated with future health: a nine year prospective study in older Australians

    | Contributor(s):: Simons, Leon A., Simons, Judith, McCallum, John, Friedlander, Yechiel

  14. An assessment of behavioural syndromes in rangeland-raised beef cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Wesley, R. L., Cibils, A. F., Mulliniks, J. T., Pollak, E. R., Petersen, M. K., Fredrickson, E. L.

  15. Are there differences between behavioral measurement methods? A comparison of the predictive validity of two ratings methods in a working dog program

    | Contributor(s):: Wilsson, E., Sinn, D. L.

  16. Artificial colour treatment mediates aggression among unfamiliar vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops): a model for introducing primates with colourful sexual skin

    | Contributor(s):: Gerald, M. S., Weiss, A., Ayala, J. E.

  17. Genetic and non-genetic factors associated with milking order in lactating dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Berry, D. P., McCarthy, J.

  18. Linking the social environment to illness in farm animals

    | Contributor(s):: Proudfoot, K. L., Weary, D. M., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von

  19. Tolerance of amphibians in Slovakian people: a comparison of pond owners and non-owners

    | Contributor(s):: Prokop, P., Fancovicova, J.

  20. Does early exposure or sensitization to inhalant allergens predict asthma in wheezing infants? A 20-year follow-up

    | Contributor(s):: Piippo-Savolainen, E., Remes, S., Korppi, M.