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  1. 4-H Women and Their Horses: An Extraordinary Relationship with an Extraordinary Animal

    Contributor(s): Janet Kiser Lambarth

    There is minimal research on the large animal-human companionship bond. The purposes of the phenomenological study reported here were to identify the meaning of the relationship between women and their horses and the impact on their adult lives of the human-horse bond. Analysis is based on...

  2. A 4-year trial of animal-assisted therapy with public school special education students

    Contributor(s): Katcher, Aaron, Teumer, Susan

  3. A behaviour test on German Shepherd dogs: heritability of seven different traits

    Contributor(s): Ruefenacht, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S., Miyake, T., Gaillard, C.

    In this study, genetic and non-genetic effects on behavioural traits were estimated, based on records of the field behaviour test of the Swiss German Shepherd Dog breeding club. This standardized test has been applied since 1949 and comprised the following seven traits: self-confidence, nerve...

  4. A behavioural comparison of New Zealand White rabbits ( Oryctolagus cuniculus ) housed individually or in pairs in conventional laboratory cages

    Contributor(s): Chu, L. R., Garner, J. P., Mench, J. A.

    Despite their gregarious nature, rabbits used for research are often housed individually due to concerns about aggression and disease transmission. However, conventional laboratory cages restrict movement, and rabbits housed singly in these cages often perform abnormal behaviours, an indication...

  5. A behavioural study of scrapie-affected sheep

    Contributor(s): Healy, A. M., Hanlon, A. J., Weavers, E., Collins, J. D., Doherty, M. L.

    The behaviour of 12 sheep, suspected of having scrapie, and 12 clinically normal animals from the Irish Republic was observed over a 6-day period [date not given]. Confirmation of the true disease status of the animals was made at postmortem using both histopathological and immunocytochemical...

  6. A bibliography of human/animal relations

    Contributor(s): Kellert, Stephen R., Berry, Joyce K.

  7. A bibliometric analysis of past and emergent trends in animal welfare science

    Contributor(s): Freire, R., Nicol, C. J.

  8. A bio-behavioral study of chronic idiopathic colitis in the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta)

    Contributor(s): Howell, Sue, White, Daniel, Ingram, Sonya, Jackson, Raven, Larin, Jorge, Morales, Pablo, Garcia, Ana Patricia, Hicks, Chassey, Hopper, Kelly, Wagner, Joseph

    This study focused on the bio-social factors that influence chronic idiopathic colitis (CIC) disease in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). A retrospective study of CIC included all colony animals between 2007 and 2009. A prospective study included 36 rhesus macaques treated for CIC in 2008 and...

  9. A bird in the house: An anthropological perspective on companion parrots

    Contributor(s): Anderson, P. K.

  10. A Blue Tit got me thinking ... Reflections on the therapeutic aspects of human-animal relationships

    Contributor(s): Owen, Jill

  11. A brief note on some possible factors involved in the reactions of horses to humans

    Contributor(s): Hausberger, M., Muller, C.

    In order to investigate relationships of adult horses to humans, we developed a simple evaluation test and scores based on observations. The first reactions of 224 adult horses to the presence of an experimenter were observed and scored. All these horses belonged to the same riding school, had...

  12. A brief report on aggressive interactions within and between groups of domestic turkeys ( Meleagris gallopavo )

    Contributor(s): Buchwalder, T., Huber-Eicher, B.

    Aggressive encounters and injuries due to head pecking seriously threaten the welfare of domestic turkeys and also result in economic waste within the turkey industry. The aim of this study was to investigate whether domestic turkey toms distinguish group members from non-group members and if...

  13. A canine-centric critique of selected dog narratives.

    Contributor(s): Donelle Gadenne

    In this thesis I perform a canine-centric reading, within the theoretical frame of Critical Animal Studies, of nine ‘dog narratives’ from the last three decades – that is, novels in which dogs and human-canine relationships are central to the story. While the novels differ from...

  14. A case control study of on-farm risk factors for tail biting in pigs

    Contributor(s): Moinard, C., Mendl, M., Nicol, C. J., Green, L. E.

  15. A case for a naturalistic perspective

    Contributor(s): Paxton, D. W.

    This paper continues the debate on a unifying theory of the human-companion animal bond, begun in the first volume of Anthrozoos by Kidd and Kidd (1987:140-57). Research is cited in which the relationship between people and the dog is the case study. It is argued that the animal-animal model may...

  16. A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Paxton

    Contributor(s): Lawrence, E. A.

    The author "suggest[s] that one of the most appropriate existing explanations of the human–animal bond is the idea of biophilia — the presence of an innate tendency of human beings to relate to and affiliate with other forms of life."

  17. A case for companion animal behavior

    Contributor(s): Donal McKeown, Andreas Luescher

    Applied animal behavior is a rapidly growing discipline in the field of clinical veterinary medicine. It is critical that practising veterinarians have a working knowledge of companion animal behavior.

  18. A case series of biting dogs: characteristics of the dogs, their behaviour, and their victims

    Contributor(s): Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.

    The characteristics of 227 biting dogs, their homes, and their victims were gathered in a detailed telephone survey of general veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in 1996. All of the dogs had bitten either someone living in the...

  19. A case study of primiparous maternal and infant gorilla ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla ) behavior

    Contributor(s): Crosby, J. Y., Lukas, K. E.

    A primiparous mother and her infant were subjects of a longitudinal behavioral study at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. From November 1998 to November 1999, we collected a total of 100 hr of focal nonhuman animal instantaneous point sampling and all occurrence data on the mother and her...

  20. A case study: fecal corticosteroid and behavior as indicators of welfare during relocation of an Asian elephant

    Contributor(s): Laws, N., Ganswindt, A., Heistermann, M., Harris, M., Harris, S., Sherwin, C.

    This study was a preliminary investigation of an enzyme immunoassay for measuring fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in a male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) by investigating changes in behavior and cortisol metabolite excretion associated with a putative stressful event. The study collected...