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Evaluation of a behavioral assessment tool for dogs relinquished to shelters
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Contributor(s):: DL Duffy, KA Kruger, James A. Serpell
The Impact of Excluding Food Guarding from a Standardized Behavioral Canine Assessment in Animal Shelters
Contributor(s):: Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Emily D Dolan, Pamela Reid, Margaret R Slater, Hugh Mulligan, Emily Weiss
Many shelters euthanize or restrict adoptions for dogs that exhibit food guarding while in the animal shelter. However, previous research showed that only half the dogs exhibiting food guarding during an assessment food guard in the home. So, dogs are often misidentified as future food guarders...
The Effects of Receiving Animal Assisted Therapy on the Self-Efficacy and Reading Fluency of Struggling Readers
Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Smith
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using animal-assisted therapy on the self-efficacy and reading fluency of struggling readers. The measurement tool used was Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills (DIBELS) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey. This study...
Eläinavusteisen toimintaterapian arviointikäytänteet
Contributor(s):: Johanna Hakanen, Jenni Huttunen
Kiinnostus Green Carea kohtaan kasvaa parhaillaan niin maailmalla kuin Suomessa. Eläinavusteinen terapia, jota muun muassa toimintaterapeutit käyttävät yhtenä työmuotonaan kuuluu tämän käsitteen alle. Opinnäytetyön kohteena oli tutkia...
Assessment of Working Dog Suitability from Quantimetric Data
Contributor(s):: Joelle Alcaidinho, Giancarlo Valentin, Nate Yoder, Stephanie Tai, Paul Mundell, Melody Jackson
We propose new approaches to assessing the suitability of potential working dogs for a given occupation. The main focus is placed on continuously-recording technology that does not rely on constant human observation. An example is provided in the form of a pilot study...
A Comparison of Three Animal Welfare Assessment Programs on Canadian Swine Farms
Contributor(s):: Ashley Nicole Roberts
Standard measures used in animal welfare assessments include animal-based measures obtained by observing animals, resource-based measures obtained by observing facilities, and management-based measures obtained by interviewing farmers and checking records. Animal welfare assessments are composed...
Effect of repeated therapeutic horse riding sessions on the trunk movement of the rider
Contributor(s):: Janura, M., Svoboda, Z., Cabell, L., Dvorakova, T., Jelen, K.
Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods
Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.
Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...
What's love got to do with it? Selecting animals for animal-assisted mental health interventions
Contributor(s):: MacNamara, Maureen, Moga, Jeannine, Pachel, Christopher, Fine, Aubrey H.
The assessment and treatment of children who abuse animals: The AniCare child approach
Contributor(s):: Shapiro, Kenneth, Randour, Mary Lou, Krinsk, Susan, Wolf, Joann L.
Association between dog guardianship and HIV clinical outcomes
Contributor(s):: Saberi, P., Neilands, T. B., Johnson, M. O.
Lifelong care for your feline patients
Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.
Assessing companion dog behavior in a social setting
Contributor(s):: Roth, Lina S. V., Jensen, Per
What is suffering in animals?
Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Appleby, M. C., Sandoe, P.
In much of the recent animal welfare literature the word 'suffering' is used simply as an adjunct (as in 'pain and suffering') or to emphasize that the animal consciously perceives pain or some other negative affect. A stronger usage of the term implies that the negative feelings are prolonged,...
Do you see what i see? Can non-experts with minimal training reproduce expert ratings in behavioral assessments of working dogs?
Contributor(s):: Fratkin, J. L., Sinn, D. L., Thomas, S., Hilliard, S., Olson, Z., Gosling, S. D.
Working-dog organizations often use behavioral ratings by experts to evaluate a dog's likelihood of success. However, these experts are frequently under severe time constraints. One way to alleviate the pressure on limited organizational resources would be to use non-experts to assess dog...
Same pig, different conclusions: stakeholders differ in qualitative behaviour assessment
Contributor(s):: Duijvesteijn, N., Benard, M., Reimert, I., Camerlink, I.
Animal welfare in pig production is frequently a topic of debate and is sensitive in nature. This debate is partly due to differences in values, forms, convictions, interests and knowledge among the stakeholders that constitute differences among their frames of reference with respect to pigs and...
Shut up and pet me! Domestic dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris) prefer petting to vocal praise in concurrent and single-alternative choice procedures
Contributor(s):: Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D. L.
The nature of the interactions that maintain the social behavior of dogs toward humans and which interactions dogs prefer have not been thoroughly investigated. We focused here on dogs' preference for petting and vocal praise, and the influence that familiarity (owner vs. stranger) has on that...
Which personality dimensions do puppy tests measure? A systematic procedure for categorizing behavioral assays
Contributor(s):: McGarrity, M. E., Sinn, D. L., Gosling, S. D.
With the recent increase in interest in personality in dogs, behavioral assays of their behavior have proliferated. There has been particularly strong interest in predicting adult behavior from puppy tests. As a result, researchers and practitioners seeking to measure personality in puppies are...
A combination of behavioral and physiological indicators for assessing pig welfare on the farm
Contributor(s):: Candiani, D., Salamano, G., Mellia, E., Doglione, L., Bruno, R., Toussaint, M., Gruys, E.
The purpose of this research was to identify pig welfare indicators that could help in recognizing stressful practices on farm. The study evaluated behavioral and physiological indicators (cortisol and negative acute phase proteins) in 2 groups of 20 female pigs 4 months old after a 48-hr...