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  1. Mixed Human-Animal Representations in Palaeolithic Art:An Anthropological Perspective

    Contributor(s): Enrico Comba

    Palaeolithic art, particularly cave art, is largely dominated by animal representations, described in a remarkable naturalistic and detailed style. This has led to an interpretation of this art as simply a description of the “natural” environment surrounding prehistoric...

  2. Taming and Training in The Human Use of Elephants: The Case of Nepal, Past, Present and Future

    Contributor(s): Piers Locke

    It is a curious fact that by contrast with equine studies, a field that includes extensive historical and sociological work (e.g Budiansky 1998, Cassidy 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, Clutton-Brock 1992, Derry 2003, 2006, Hurn 2008a, 2008b), elephant husbandry has yet to be constituted as an integrated...

  3. A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot

    Contributor(s): Marcel Heerink, Marta Díaz, Jordi Albo-Canals, Cecilio Angulo, Alex Barco, Judit Casacuberta, Carles Garriga

    This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are interrelated. The study features different types of subjective and objective techniques to assess the degree...

  4. Comportamento de actividade e de vocalização de borregos em pré-desmame das raças Ile de France e Churra da Terra Quente num teste individual de interacção homem-animal

    Contributor(s): Severiano Silva, José Carlos Almeida, Paulo J. Fontes, C. Castro, R. Machado, Jorge Manuel Teixeira de Azevedo

    Na realização deste trabalho foram utilizados 12 borregos da raça Ile de France (IDF) e 12 borregos da raça Churra da Terra Quente (CTQ) com 104 dias de idade. Os borregos foram sujeitos a um teste que seguiu procedimento proposto por Tallet et al. (2005) e adaptado...

  5. The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship

    Contributor(s): Susanna Hedenborg

    The horse as an “enabler” in horseback riding – the history of therapeutic horsemanship    The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the history of therapeutic horsemanship in Sweden. Sports used as therapy have a long history. This paper however, will focus...

  6. Infectious disease research and one health education programs

    Contributor(s): Beth A. Montelone

    One Health refers to the interconnected nature of the health and well-being of people, animals and the environments that they share. Central to this idea, is the realization that adverse health-effects in one area are linked to adverse effects in other area. Therefore, sustainable human health is...

  7. An underwater wearable computer for two way human-dolphin communication experimentation

    Contributor(s): Daniel Kohlsdorf, Scott Gilliland, Peter Presti, Thad Starner, Denise Herzing

    Research in dolphin cognition and communication in the wild is still a challenging task for marine biologists. Most problems arise from the uncontrolled nature of field studies and the challenges of building suitable underwater research equipment. We present a novel underwater wearable computer...

  8. How does the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka Encourage the Elephant Commercialization?

    Contributor(s): Indrachapa Gunasekara

    Tourism is an industry where everything could be converted into a profit. There are numerous concepts and attractions which introduced ultimately, to meet various types of travel expectations. People travel for many intentions and stick to their interested areas. Culture, nature, humans,...

  9. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare

    Contributor(s): Broom, D.

  10. Human-animal interaction: productive impact on the dairy herd. CommunicationInteraccion humano-animal: impacto productivo en rodeos lecheros. Comunicacion

    Contributor(s): Martinez, G. M., Suarez, V. H., Bertoni, E. A.

  11. Specialists' viewpoints on the human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion

    Contributor(s): Ogilvie, G. K.

  12. A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice

    Contributor(s): Liska, D. A.

  13. Behavior questions and answers

    Contributor(s): Horwitz, D. F.

  14. Feline aggression directed toward people: causes and treatment

    Contributor(s): Horwitz, D. F.

  15. Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats

    Contributor(s): Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.

    The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease eradication programme called Healthier Goats (HG). The aim of this study was to apply an on-farm welfare...

  16. Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly

    Contributor(s): Fanglin Chao

    The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...

  17. An Interdisciplinary Approach of Animal Assisted Therapy for the Special Needs Children

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    Contributor(s): Victor Chitic

    The study investigates the dynamic of verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of Animal Assisted Therapy for children with special needs, using ethological and sociometrical methods (i.e. focal individual sampling, ethogram and sequential behavior analysis). The study followed the...

  18. The literature of veterinary and animal sciences on the CAB Abstracts Databases: a description and evaluative appraisal of CAB Interational's VETCD and BEASTCD CD-ROM products

    Contributor(s): Tamera P. Lee, Paul J. Bredderman

    CAB International has created specialty subsets of its CAB Abstracts database for release as new SPECTRUM CD-ROM products. Two of these bibliographic products cover all of veterinary sciences and agricultural animal sciences. VETCD contains all the bibliographic records in Index Veterinarius,...

  19. Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport

    Contributor(s): Temple Grandin

    Fear is a very strong stressor, and the highly variable results of handling and transportation studies are likely to be due to different levels of psychological stress. Psychological stress is fear stress. Some examples are restraint, contact with people, or exposure to novelty. In many different...

  20. Human-coyote (Canis latrans) interaction in Canadian urban parks and green space: Preliminary findings from a media-content analysis

    Contributor(s): Shelley M. Alexander, Michael S. Quinn

    The coyote (Canis latrans) is a highly adaptable apex carnivore that provides a critical ecological function in urban ecosystems. Habituation of coyotes results in behavioural changes which can lead to human-wildlife conflict. Understanding human awareness, values and attitudes towards coyotes,...