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  1. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

    Contributor(s):: Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.

    Zoological institutions develop human-animal interaction opportunities for visitors to advance missions of conservation, education, and recreation; however, the animal welfare implications largely have yet to be evaluated. This behavioral study was the first to quantify impacts of guest feeding...

  2. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    Contributor(s):: Wlodarczyk, J.

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...

  3. Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates

    Contributor(s):: Graham, R., McManus, P.

    Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in thoroughbred horse racing. Those who defend its use argue it is a necessary tool needed for safety,...

  4. A Philosophic Enquiry into the Animal Welfare Issues in the Sport of Horse Racing

    Contributor(s):: Harry James Gaunt

    The issue of animal welfare in the sport of horse racing has been deemed a contentious sporting issue by some. Lobbyists and animal liberation activists call for a complete ban on horse racing and events such as the Grand National held at Aintree racecourse as horses can feel suffering as...

  5. Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment

    Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.

    We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...

  6. Development of personality tests to use in the field, stable over time and across situations, and linked to horses' show jumping performance

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Philippon, P., Herve, L., Vidament, M.

    This study aimed to identify tests that include all the criteria necessary to characterise reliably the personality of horses on a large scale: stability of measures across situations and over time, evaluation of independent dimensions, links with use and easy to organise for a large number of...

  7. A cross-sectional epidemiological study of prevalence and severity of bit-induced oral trauma in polo ponies and race horses

    Contributor(s):: Mata, F., Johnson, C., Bishop, C.

    Bit and bridle accessories improperly fitted in ridden horses can cause oral trauma such as bone spurs, commissure ulceration, and tongue lacerations. This study was used to identify, grade, and compare the types of oral traumas commonly found within polo ponies and race horses. Injuries were...

  8. Dog-sport competitors: what motivates people to participate with their dogs in sporting events?

    Contributor(s):: Farrell, J. M., Hope, A. E., Hulstein, R., Spaulding, S. J.

    Interactions between dogs and humans, including participating in physical activities and dog-sport events, are beneficial for both parties. Self-Determination Theory was used as a framework to explore dog-sport competitors' motivation to participate in dog-sport events. Eighty-five competitors...

  9. What is a canine athlete?

    Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van

    Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...

  10. "I throw them out of here": the horse trade as phronetic action

    Contributor(s):: Schuurman, N.

    Practices involving horses have become increasingly popular in the spheres of sport and leisure throughout the Western world, and the trade in selling horses has expanded. The horse is characteristically understood as a commodity to be bought and sold several times during its lifetime. What is...

  11. To jump or not to jump? Strategies employed by leisure and sport horses

    Contributor(s):: Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Jastrzebska, E., Muszynska, A., Jedrzejewska, E., Jaworski, Z., Jezierski, T., Murphy, J.

  12. Does horse temperament influence horse-rider cooperation? (Special Issue: Equitation science.)

    Contributor(s):: Visser, E. K., Reenen, C. G. van, Blokhuis, M. Z., Morgan, E. K. M., Hassmen, P., Rundgren, T. M. M., Blokhuis, H. J.

    Cooperation between rider and horse is of major importance in equitation. A balanced team of horse and rider improves (sport) performances and welfare aspects by decreasing stress, frustration, risks of injuries, and accidents. Important features affecting the cooperation are the physical skills,...

  13. Nutrition for working and service dogs

    Contributor(s):: Wakshlag, J., Shmalberg, J.

    Conformation, genetics, and behavioral drive are the major determinants of success in canine athletes, although controllable variables, such as training and nutrition, play an important role. The scope and breadth of canine athletic events has expanded dramatically in the past 30 years, but with...

  14. Tools of the trade or part of the family? Horses in competitive equestrian sport

    Contributor(s):: Dashper, K.

    The horse-human relationship is based on mutual respect and understanding, and the development of trusting partnerships may be particularly important in elite equestrian sport, where horses and humans rely on each other to tackle sporting challenges. The increasing commercialization of equestrian...

  15. Effects of the level of experience of horses and their riders on cortisol release, heart rate and heart-rate variability during a jumping course

    Contributor(s):: Ille, N., Lewinski, M. von, Erber, R., Wulf, M., Aurich, J., Mostl, E., Aurich, C.

  16. Equestrian rehabilitation. "The benefits of approach with the horse in schools and in therapeutic&quot

    Contributor(s):: Perrotta, F.

  17. Physical activity in three regional communities in Queensland

    Contributor(s):: Brown, W. J., Burton, N. W., Sahlqvist, S., Heesch, K. C., McCarthy, K. B., Ng, N., Uffelen, J. G. van

  18. A comparison of the Monty Roberts technique with a conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses

    Contributor(s):: Fowler, V., Kennedy, M., Marlin, D.

  19. Coping in groups of domestic horses - review from a social and neurobiological perspective

    Contributor(s):: VanDierendonck, M. C., Spruijt, B. M.

  20. Repeatability and reliability of scores from ridden temperament tests conducted during performance tests

    Contributor(s):: Borstel, U. K. V., Pirsich, W., Gauly, M., Bruns, E.