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  1. Pets: Do They Enhance Our Immunity?

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Vidhi Desai, Calvin Leung, Ye Rin Lim, Julie M. Fagan

    Pets can be highly beneficial to the human health and may even aid in the development of the human immune system. Our study specifically targets the area of pet ownership and its effects on the...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/58604

  2. Environmentally enriching American mink ( Neovison vison) increases lymphoid organ weight and skeletal symmetry, and reveals differences between two sub-types of stereotypic behaviour

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diez-Leon, M., Bursian, S., Galicia, D., Napolitano, A., Palme, R., Mason, G.

    Enrichment studies for wild carnivores (e.g., in zoos) are often short-term, use enrichments of unknown motivational significance, and focus on glucocorticoids and stereotypic behaviour (SB),...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57623

  3. Animal Exposure, Asthma and Allergies

    | Reports | Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath

    An estimated 62% of all United States households have one or more pet and more than 38% of households with pets have children under the age of 18 (Beck, 2010). Although the total number of pets in...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/45851

  4. Plague: infections of companion animals and opportunities for intervention

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oyston, Petra C. F., Williamson, Diane

    2011 Animals 1 2 242-255 2076-2615 MDPI 10.3390/ani1020242 English Correspondence to Oyston, Biomedical Sciences, Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JQ, UKpcoyston@dstl.gov.uk text

    http://habricentral.org/resources/45546

  5. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet contact by immunocompromised children with cancer and immunocompetent children with diabetes

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stull, J. W., Brophy, J., Sargeant, J. M., Peregrine, A. S., Lawson, M. L., Ramphal, R., Samson, L., Bowes, J., Weese, J. S.

    Objective: To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design: A questionnaire was distributed to parents of...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/43952

  6. The effect of conspecific removal on the behaviour and physiology of pair-housed shelter dogs

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walker, J. K., Waran, N. K., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Dogs ( Canis familiaris) are a highly social species and within a shelter environment pair-housing is recommended to prevent the stress associated with social isolation. Separation of individuals...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/43882

  7. Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Basarajappa, A. D., Rupasi, Tiwari, Rakesh, Roy, Davinder, Singh, Matt, V. T., Devan, Arora

    The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/41488

  8. Sickness behaviours in ducks include anorexia but not lethargy

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marais, M., Maloney, S. K., Gray, D. A.

    2013 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 145 3/4 102-108 0168-1591 English School of Physiology, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg 2193, South...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/39881

  9. Linking the social environment to illness in farm animals

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

    2012 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 138 3 203-215 0168-1591 10.1016/j.applanim.2012.02.008 English Animal Welfare Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia,...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/36053

  10. Physiological and welfare consequences of transport, relocation, and acclimatization of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P., Jacobsen, K. R., Williams, L. E., Nehete, B. N., Nehete, P. N.

    2012 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 137 3 183-193 0168-1591 10.1016/j.applanim.2011.11.004 English Department of Veterinary Sciences, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine,...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/36119

  11. Behavioural and physiological consequences of acute social defeat in growing gilts: effects of the social environment

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ruis, M. A. W., Groot, J. de, Brake, J. H. A. te, Ekkel, E. D., Burgwal, J. A. van de, Erkens, J. H. F., Engel, B., Buist, W. G., Blokhuis, H. J., Koolhaas, J. M.

    Endocrine, behavioural and immunological processes, together with body growth, were evaluated in gilts that were defeated at 10 weeks of age in resident-intruder tests. Immediately after defeat,...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/14389

  12. Effect of cat and dog ownership on sensitization and development of asthma among preteenage children

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Perzanowski, M. S., Ronmark, E., Platts-Mills, T. A. E., Lundback, B.

    An inverse relationship has been proposed between exposure to high quantities of cat allergen at home and both asthma and cat allergy. First- and second-grade children from Lulea, Kiruna, and...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/5181

  13. Chimeras: The ethics of creating human-animal interspecifics

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Constanze Huther

    In summer 2004, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom about "Human Enhancement, Artificial Beings, and the Future of Humanity" at the University of Oxford....

    http://habricentral.org/resources/1235

  14. Psychosocial and psychophysiological effects of human-animal interactions: The possible role of oxytocin

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Andrea Beetz, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Henri Julius, Kurt Kotrschal

    During the last decade it has become more widely accepted that pet ownership and animal assistance in therapy and education may have a multitude of positive effects on humans. Here, we review the...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/1227

  15. Main causes of poor welfare in intensively reared dairy cows. (Special Issue: Criteria and methods for the assessment of animal welfare.)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Abeni, F., Bertoni, G.

    The aim of this review is to summarise the main causes of poor welfare in intensively reared dairy cows. Intensive farming systems are considered, both from a structural and a managerial point of...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/17133

  16. An investigation of the relationship between adrenal activity, social rank and immunocompetence in pregnant sows kept in different housing conditions

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zanella, A. J., Mendl, M. T., Broom, D. M.

    1991 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 30 1-2 175-176 0168-1591 English text

    http://habricentral.org/resources/15743

  17. Social behaviour and immunologival correlates in group-housed laboratory does

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Held, S. D. E., Turner, R. J., Wootton, R. J.

    1994 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 40 1 82 0168-1591 English text

    http://habricentral.org/resources/11403

  18. The welfare of gestating sows in conventional stalls and large groups on deep litter

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Karlen, G. A. M., Hemsworth, P. H., Gonyou, H. W., Fabrega, E., Strom, A. D., Smits, R. J.

    Confinement of breeding sows and gilts is a controversial welfare issue in livestock production and there is worldwide interest in finding alternative housing systems for gestating pigs. This...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/12083

  19. Assessment of welfare from physiological and behavioural responses of New Zealand dairy cows exposed to cold and wet conditions

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Webster, J. R., Stewart, M., Rogers, A. R., Verkerk, G. A.

    There is a need to assess the welfare of dairy cows that live outdoors under cold and wet conditions. This study combined a number of techniques to measure stress and make an assessment of welfare...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/8141

  20. Quality of life means welfare: how is it related to other concepts and assessed?

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Broom, D. M.

    Our view of which individuals should be the subjects of our moral actions is expanding to include more people and more species. Animal welfare is the subject of rapidly increasing concern in most...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/6877