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  1. Effects of Companion Dogs on Adult Attachment, Emotion Regulation, and Mental Wellbeing in Hong Kong

    Contributor(s): Chan, Hiu Wo, Wong, Daniel Fu Keung

  2. Changing Perceptions and Uses of "Companion Animal" Public and Pseudo-Public Spaces in Cities during COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Beijing

    Contributor(s): Cai, H. X., Duan, W.

  3. Does Pet Parenting Style predict the social and problem-solving behavior of pet dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)?

    Contributor(s): Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.

  4. A deep transfer learning model for head pose estimation in rhesus macaques during cognitive tasks: Towards a nonrestraint noninvasive 3Rs approach

    Contributor(s): Bethell, Emily J., Khan, Wasiq, Hussain, Abir

  5. Unnatural Pumas and Domestic Foxes: Relations with Protected Predators and Conspiratorial Rumours in Southern Chile

    Contributor(s): Benavides, P., Caviedes, J.

  6. Investigation of In Vitro Susceptibility and Resistance Mechanisms in Skin Pathogens: Perspectives for Fluoroquinolone Therapy in Canine Pyoderma

    Contributor(s): Azzariti, S., Bond, R., Loeffler, A., Zendri, F., Timofte, D., Chang, Y. M., Pelligand, L.

  7. Misconceptions in anthropomorphizing the feeding of pet animalsEquivocos ao se antropomorfizar a alimentacao dos animais de companhia

    Contributor(s): Ribeiro, R. R., Silva, M. D. da, Massari, C. H. de A. L.

    The present work aims to contribute to the issue of legal and ethical responsibility regarding adequate feeding for pets, through the analysis of the works of the philosophers Singer, Francione and Gilligan. A literature review was carried out based on the main philosophical works by authors who...

  8. Effects of equine-assisted interventions on older adults' health: A systematic review

    Contributor(s): Badin, L., Alibran, É, Pothier, K., Bailly, N.

    OBJECTIVE: Equine-assisted interventions (EAI) can improve a variety of health problems in older adults and thus promote their well-being. This systematic review aimed to synthesize studies on EAI to understand better their effects on the health of older adults. METHOD: A systematic search guided...

  9. Using Artificial Intelligence to Analyze Non-Human Drawings: A First Step with Orangutan Productions

    Contributor(s): Beltzung, Benjamin, Pelé, Marie, Renoult, Julien P., Shimada, Masaki, Sueur, Cédric

    Drawings have been widely used as a window to the mind; as such, they can reveal some aspects of the cognitive and emotional worlds of other animals that can produce them. The study of non-human drawings, however, is limited by human perception, which can bias the methodology and interpretation...

  10. A Data-Driven Simulation of the Trophallactic Network and Intranidal Food Flow Dissemination in Ants

    Contributor(s): Bles, Olivier, Deneubourg, Jean-Louis, Sueur, Cédric, Nicolis, Stamatios C.

    Food sharing can occur in both social and non-social species, but it is crucial in eusocial species, in which only some group members collect food. This food collection and the intranidal (i.e., inside the nest) food distribution through trophallactic (i.e., mouth-to-mouth) exchanges are...

  11. Investigating Unused Tools for the Animal Behavioral Diversity Toolkit

    Contributor(s): Brereton, James Edward, Fernandez, Eduardo J.

    Behavioral diversity is a commonly used tool used to quantify the richness and evenness of animal behaviors and assess the effect of variables that may impact an animal’s quality of life. The indices used in behavioral diversity research, and the study subjects, have not been formally reviewed....

  12. Human–Wildlife Conflicts: Does Origin Matter?

    Contributor(s): Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

    Conservation biologists have divided wildlife in two antagonist categories—native and introduced populations—because they defend the hypothesis that the latter acquires or expresses harmful qualities that a population that remains in its original environment does not possess. Invasion biology has...

  13. Effects of Therapeutic Horseback-Riding Program on Social and Communication Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Contributor(s): Chen, S., Zhang, Y., Zhao, M., Du, X., Wang, Y., Liu, X.

    Animal-assisted therapy has become a fast-growing and effective approach for remediating core impairments of children with ASD; however, recent systematic review studies on the effects of AAT in children with ASD have some limitations, including referral to a variety of animal-assisted...

  14. Animal Welfare Compromises Associated with Causes of Death in Neonatal Piglets

    Contributor(s): Chidgey, Kirsty L., Udomteerasuwat, Nutnapong, Morel, Patrick C. H., Castillo-Alcala, Fernanda

    This pilot study aimed to assess the welfare impacts of different causes of pre-weaning deaths in piglets. Piglets that died between 0–7 days after birth (n = 106) were collected from two commercial pig farms and subject to post-mortem examination to confirm their cause of death as well as any...

  15. Poor Welfare Indicators and Husbandry Practices at Lion (Panthera Leo) "Cub-Petting" Facilities: Evidence from Public YouTube Videos

    Contributor(s): Chorney, S., DeFalco, A., Jacquet, J., LaFrance, C., Lary, M., Pirker, H., Franks, B.

    There is growing concern about captive lion hunting and breeding operations in South Africa, including cub-petting tourism. For the first time, we assess the quality of cub-petting facilities and code the stress behaviors of lion cubs when handled by tourists by analyzing four stress-related...

  16. Pet ownership and survival of European older adults

    Contributor(s): Christopoulos, K., Benetou, V., Riza, E., Pantazis, N.

    With pet ownership on the rise, millions of individuals are exposed to this environmental exposure. Although the subject has been largely studied, more evidence is needed to clarify the potential association of pet ownership with human health. The aim of this research is to study the potential...

  17. Impact of the 2007–2008 United States Economic Crisis on Pet Ownership

    Contributor(s): Crespo, Pablo, Faytong-Haro, Marco

    Limited literature explores the relationship between economic impacts and pet ownership. Do people have more pets as a result of economic crises? In the current study, we answer this question by looking at the time series of pet ownership and children present in U.S. households from 2003 to 2018....

  18. Beyond “Doing Better”: Ordinal Rating Scales to Monitor Behavioural Indicators of Well-Being in Cats

    Contributor(s): Ellis, Jacklyn J.

    Safeguarding the well-being of cats is essential to the mission of any responsible animal shelter. Environmental enrichment and behaviour modification are often key to this goal. Measuring response to these interventions is essential to ensure strategies are successful. There are often many staff...

  19. The Benefits of Dog-Assisted Therapy as Complementary Treatment in a Children’s Mental Health Day Hospital

    Contributor(s): Guillen Guzmán, Elías, Sastre Rodríguez, Laia, Santamarina-Perez, Pilar, Hermida Barros, Laura, García Giralt, Marta, Domenec Elizalde, Eva, Ristol Ubach, Fransesc, Romero Gonzalez, Miguel, Pastor Yuste, Yeray, Diaz Téllez, Cristina, Romero Cela, Soledad, Real Gisbert, Laura, Salmeron Medina, Miquel, Ballesteros-Urpi, Anna, Morer Liñan, Astrid

    Dog-assisted therapy (DAT) has shown benefits in people with mental health disorders. A child psychiatric day hospital would be a suitable setting to implement DAT and evaluate the benefits in a pediatric population. Methods: Mixed methods research in a naturalistic setting was considered in this...

  20. Habit Formation and the Effect of Repeated Stress Exposures on Cognitive Flexibility Learning in Horses

    Contributor(s): Henshall, Cathrynne, Randle, Hayley, Francis, Nidhish, Freire, Rafael

    Horse training exposes horses to an array of cognitive and ethological challenges. Horses are routinely required to perform behaviours that are not aligned to aspects of their ethology, which may delay learning. While horses readily form habits during training, not all of these responses are...