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Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland
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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...
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...
Animal welfare beyond the cage ... and beyond the evidence?
Contributor(s):: Blanchard, R. J.
In "Laboratory Rodent Welfare: Thinking Outside the Cage," Balcombe (2010/this issue) suggests that laboratory cage housing is damaging to rats and mice because it does not meet their evolved needs and may damage their psychological and physical health. The article also indicates that larger and...
The effects of chronic exposure to common bedding materials on the metabolic rate and overall health of male CD-1 mice
Contributor(s):: Becker, C. E., Mathur, C. F., Rehnberg, B. G.
Anecdotes and personal Web pages claim that cedar and pine beddings cause respiratory distress in rodents, although no previous research could be found to support these claims. There have, however, been published studies of respiratory distress in cedar and pine mill workers. That research links...
Human Analogue Safe Haven Effect of the Owner: Behavioural and Heart Rate Response to Stressful Social Stimuli in Dogs
Contributor(s):: M. Gácsi, K. Maros, S. Sernkvist, T. Faragó, A. Miklósi
The secure base and safe haven effects of the attachment figure are central features of the human attachment theory. Recently, conclusive evidence for human analogue attachment behaviours in dogs has been provided, however, the owner’s security-providing role in danger has not been directly...
An epidemiologic study of the human bite
Contributor(s):: John S Marr, Alan M. Beck, Joseph A. Lugo Jr.
HUMAN BITES ARE A SERIOUS MEDICAL and surgical problem. A wide range of secondary consequenceshave been documented in the medical literature, including deformity, amputation, infection, transmissionof disease agents, and psychosexual aberrations. Recognition of the human bite as part of the...
Attacks by Packs of Dogs Involving Predation on Human Beings
Contributor(s):: Peter L. Borchelt, Randall Lockwood, Alan M. Beck, Victoria L. Voith
Dog bites are a medical problem for millions of people, children being the most common victims.Human deaths attributable to dog bite injury (not rabies) are relatively infrequent. There have beensome epidemiologic reviews, but this study is the first attempt to arrive at an understanding of...
Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities
Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.
Activity and enrichment use in disabled Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms
Contributor(s):: Dallaire, J. A., Field, N., Mason, G. J.
Assessing calf play behavior in an arena test
Contributor(s):: Mintline, E. M., Wood, S. L., Passille, A. M. de, Rushen, J., Tucker, C. B.
Assessing inactivity in zoo gorillas using keeper ratings and behavioral data
Contributor(s):: Less, E. H., Kuhar, C. W., Dennis, P. M., Lukas, K. E.
Assessing synchrony in groups: are you measuring what you think you are measuring?
Contributor(s):: Asher, L., Collins, L. M.
Automated monitoring of behavioural-based animal welfare indicators
Contributor(s):: Rushen, J., Chapinal, N., Passille, A. M. de
Birds of a feather flock together? Perceived personality matching in owner-dog dyads
Contributor(s):: Turcsan, B., Range, F., Viranyi, Z., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
Construct validity of animal-assisted therapy and activities: how important is the animal in AAT?
Contributor(s):: Marino, L.
Cow dogs: use of livestock protection dogs for reducing predation and transmission of pathogens from wildlife to cattle
Contributor(s):: VerCauteren, K. C., Lavelle, M. J., Gehring, T. M., Landry, J. M.
Designing laboratory marmoset housing: what can we learn from urban marmosets? (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)
Contributor(s):: Duarte, M. H. L., Goulart, V. D. L. R., Young, R. J.
Detecting autocorrelation problems from GPS collar data in livestock studies
Contributor(s):: Perotto-Baldivieso, H. L., Cooper, S. M., Cibils, A. F., Figueroa-Pagan, M., Udaeta, K., Black-Rubio, C. M.
Does access to open water affect the behaviour of Pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)?
Contributor(s):: O'Driscoll, K. K. M., Broom, D. M.
Does reduction of fearfulness tend to reduce pessimistic-like judgment in lambs?
Contributor(s):: Destrez, A., Deiss, V., Belzung, C., Lee, C., Boissy, A.