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  1. Investigating Attachment Behavior in Shelter Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Anamarie Johnson

    The strength and nature of the social connection between humans and dogs is a product of a long history of domestication. This study, conducted at a municipal shelter in Northern California using a modified Strange Situation Test, investigated the hypothesis that human-dog interactions will...

  2. Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study

    Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...

  3. What factors are associated with positive effects of dog ownership in families with children with autism spectrum disorder? The development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale

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    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Wright, Hannah F., Mills, Daniel Simon

  4. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.

  5. On-farm qualitative behaviour assessment in sheep: repeated measurements across time, and association with physical indicators of flock health and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Phythian, C. J., Michalopoulou, E., Cripps, P. J., Duncan, J. S., Wemelsfelder, F.

    Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA) is a 'whole-animal' methodology that assesses the expressive qualities of animal behaviour using terms such as 'tense', 'relaxed', 'anxious', and 'content'. The reliability and validity of QBA as an indicator for on-farm welfare assessment in pigs, cattle,...

  6. Are observer ratings influenced by prescription? A comparison of Free Choice Profiling and Fixed List methods of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment

    | Contributor(s):: Clarke, T., Pluske, J. R., Fleming, P. A.

    Qualitative methods of behavioural assessment use observer rating scales to score the overall demeanour or body language of animals. Establishing the reliability of such holistic approaches requires test and validation of the methods used. Here, we compare two methodologies used in Qualitative...

  7. Effects of horse-riding exercise on balance, gait, and activities of daily living in stroke patients

    | Contributor(s):: Yong-Nam, Kim, Dong-Kyu, Lee

  8. The influence of horseback riding training on the physical function and psychological problems of stroke patients

    | Contributor(s):: Dong-Kyu, L. E. E., Eun-Kyung, K. I. M.

  9. Stability in children with cerebral palsy...Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association Conference, 3-4 October 2015, Hong Kong

    | Contributor(s):: Prakash, R. Harihara, Jayachandran, R.

  10. Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key

    | Contributor(s):: Eckerd, Lizabeth M., Barnett, James E., Jett-Dias, Latishia

  11. “My pet has passed”: Relations of adult attachment styles and current feelings of grief and trauma after the event

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Olivia K., Symons, Douglas K.

  12. Assessing walking posture with geometric morphometrics: effects of rearing environment in pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Tallet, C., Seneque, E., Megnin, C., Morisset, S., Val-Laillet, D., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Fureix, C., Hausberger, M.

    Rearing social animals like pigs in isolation from conspecifics can have consequences on behaviour and physiology. The aim of this experiment was to determine whether rearing conditions affect body posture. We adapted a method for quantitative evaluation of posture based on geometric...

  13. Use of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as an indicator of welfare in donkeys

    | Contributor(s):: Minero, M., Costa, E. dalla, Dai, F., Murray, L. A. M., Canali, E., Wemelsfelder, F.

    One of the objectives of the Animal Welfare Indicators project was to develop animal-based indicators to assess donkey welfare, including their emotional state. This study aimed to develop a fixed rating scale of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) for donkeys, to evaluate the inter-observer...

  14. An investigation of a brief life satisfaction scale with elementary school children

    | Contributor(s):: Seligson, Julie Lauren

  15. Adult-perpetrated animal abuse: Development of a proclivity scale

    | Contributor(s):: Alleyne, Emma, Tilston, Laura, Parfitt, Charlotte, Butcher, Roxanne

  16. Psychometric properties of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale: Mexican version (LAPS-M)

    | Contributor(s):: Ramírez, Mónica Teresa González, Berumen, Lucía del Carmen Quezada, Hernández, René Landero

  17. Validation of a selection protocol of dogs involved in animal-assisted intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Mongillo, Paolo, Pitteri, Elisa, Adamelli, Serena, Bonichini, Sabrina, Farina, Luca, Marinelli, Lieta

  18. A Novel Behavioral Intervention in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Improves Glycemic Control: Preliminary Results From a Pilot Randomized Control Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Maranda, Louise, Lau, May, Stewart, Sunita M., Gupta, Olga T.

  19. Can Presence of a Dog Reduce Pain and Distress in Children during Venipuncture?

    | Contributor(s):: Vagnoli, Laura, Caprilli, Simona, Vernucci, Chiara, Zagni, Silvia, Mugnai, Francesca, Messeri, Andrea

  20. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy: Stress Management for Adults

    | Contributor(s):: González-Ramírez, Mónica Teresa, Ortiz-Jiménez, Xóchitl Angélica, Landero-Hernández, René