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Animal Welfare: A Contemporary Understanding Demands a Contemporary Approach to Behavior and Training
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): E. Anne McBride, David J. Montgomery
Contemporary understanding of One Welfare highlights the intrinsic link between animal and human welfare and ethics, regarding physical and psychological well-being as equally important. These...
Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior
| Journal Articles | 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...
The place of the dog in the family: a comparative case study of dog adoption
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Garcia, A. C.
This paper explores how perspectives on the appropriate place of the dog in the family shape the practice and experience of dog adoption. This research is based on a comparative case study of a...
The regulator dog: first results of a prospective study in the dog-breeding environmentLe chien regulateur: premiers resultats d'une enquete prospective en milieu cynophile
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Napierala-Ruquois, F.
The regulator dog, used for its ability as an intraspecific socialisor, was the subject of a prospective study of various canine professionals. This enabled the profile, uses and effectiveness of...
Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.
It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of...
Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.
Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor...
Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vogl, C. R., Vogl-Lukasser, B., Walkenhorst, M.
Background: The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been...
Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., Bennett, P.
This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding...
Assessment of acute pain in cats: signs, tools and limitations
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, K. L.
Recent advances in pain assessment in companion animals represent a tenacious, painstaking and time-consuming dedication to improving animal welfare. Attitudes and knowledge about pain assessment,...
Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Antonio, L. S., Valencio, N. F. L. da S.
Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the...
People and companion animals: it takes two to tango
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amiot, C., Bastian, B., Martens, P.
Animals have accompanied humans for thousands of years, with a strong bond forged between humans and other species. Our relationships with animals can take different forms. On one hand, animals...
Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.
Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy,...
Identification and development of measures suitable as potential breeding traits regarding dairy cows' reactivity towards humans
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ebinghaus, A., Ivemeyer, S., Rupp, J., Knierim, U.
Behavioural indicators of the human-animal relationship (HAR) are predominantly used in animal welfare science. However, the reactivity of dairy cows - as part of the HAR - is also of interest in...
Are domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domestica) able to use complex human-given cues to find a hidden reward?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nawroth, C., Ebersbach, M., Borell, E. von
Understanding human-animal interactions in livestock production systems is crucial for improving animal welfare. It is therefore of general interest to investigate how livestock animals obtain...
Does group size have an impact on welfare indicators in fattening pigs?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.
Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public...
Ranging Behaviour of Commercial Free-Range Broiler Chickens 2: Individual Variation
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Peta S Taylor, Paul H Hemsworth, Peter J Groves, Sabine G Gebhardt-Henrich, Jean-Loup Rault
Little is known about broiler chicken ranging behaviour. Previous studies have monitored ranging behaviour at flock level but whether individual ranging behaviour varies within a flock is unknown....
Ranging Behaviour of Commercial Free-Range Broiler Chickens 1: Factors Related to Flock Variability
Little is known about the ranging behaviour of chickens. Understanding ranging behaviour is required to improve management and shed and range design to ensure optimal ranging opportunities. Using...
International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) 2016. Exploring human-animal interactions: a multidisciplinary approach from behavioral and social sciences, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 July 2016. Proceedings
This work contains abstracts of 61 conference papers on the regulatory, behavioural and welfare aspects of human-animal interactions.
The human-animal interaction
| Book Sections | Contributor(s): Swan, P., Bailey, D.
Human-animal relationships are far from fading in importance or reducing in number, despite progressive urbanization and industrialization. With increasing protection for animals being sought by...
Reproductive endocrinology and musth indicators in a captive Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Duer, Connie, Tomasi, Tom, Abramson, Charles I.
Tomasi, Tom, Department of Biology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, US,...