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  1. A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Group Equine Assisted Counseling With At-Risk Children and Adolescents

    Contributor(s): Trotter, Kay Sudekum, Chandler, Cynthia K., Goodwin-Bond, Deborah, Casey, Janie

    This study demonstrates the efficacy of Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) by comparing EAC to classroom-based counseling. Students (n = 164) identified as being at high risk for academic and/or social failure participated in 12 weekly counseling sessions. Within-group paired sample t-test results...

  2. A comparative study of the influence of social housing conditions on the behaviour of captive tigers ( Panthera tigris )

    Contributor(s): Rouck, M. de, Kitchener, A. C., Law, G., Nelissen, M.

    Nowadays, zoos are increasingly concerned with animal welfare as public expectations and knowledge of the needs of captive animals increases. Although many zoos try to provide all sorts of enrichment for their big cats, the importance of social enrichment is not yet fully understood. This study...

  3. A Comparative Study of the Use of Visual Communicative Signals in Interactions Between Dogs (Canis familiaris) and Humans and Cats (Felis catus) and Humans

    Contributor(s): Miklósi, Áam, Pongrácz, Péter, Lakatos, Gabriella, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

  4. A comparative study of the well-being of piglets reared conventionally and in cages

    Contributor(s): Putten, G. Van, Dammers, J.

  5. A comparison between leg problems in Danish and Swedish broiler production

    Contributor(s): Sanotra, G. S., Berg, C., Lund, J. D.

    In Denmark and Sweden, surveys were undertaken to estimate the prevalence of leg problems in conventional broiler production. The Danish survey included 28 Ross 208 flocks, and the Swedish survey included 15 Ross 208 and 16 Cobb flocks. Leg problems included reduced walking ability (gait), tibial...

  6. A comparison of a manual and an automated behavioural analysis method for assessing post-operative pain in mice

    Contributor(s): Miller, Amy L., Flecknell, Paul A., Leach, Matthew C., Roughan, John V.

    Current methods of identifying and analysing behavioural signs of pain in mice are highly time consuming and labour intensive. HomeCageScan (HCS) is an automated analysis system that may offer an alternative to manual scoring. Thirty-two male mice undergoing vasectomy were filmed before and at 1h...

  7. A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions

    Contributor(s): Weiss, E., Gramann, S.

    Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...

  8. A comparison of attitudes towards animals between the German- and French-speaking part of Switzerland

    Contributor(s): Fehlbaum, B., Waiblinger, E., Turner, D. C.

  9. A comparison of Bahamian cat and dog caregivers on New Providence

    Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

    This article offers the first comparison of actions and attitudes of Afro-Caribbean caregivers who keep only cats or only dogs. A total of 330 Bahamian caregivers found that women primarily keep cats; men primarily keep dogs. Cat keepers were more attached to their companion animals but no more...

  10. A comparison of behaviour in test and in everyday life: evidence of three consistent boldness-related personality traits in dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Svartberg, K.

    Six specific personality traits – playfulness, chase-proneness, curiosity/fearlessness, sociability, aggressiveness, and distance-playfulness – and a broad boldness dimension have been suggested for dogs in previous studies based on data collected in a standardized behavioural test...

  11. A comparison of behavioural methodologies utilised to quantify deviations in piglet behaviour associated with castration

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Park, R. M., Cramer, M. C., Wagner, B. K., Turner, P., Moraes, L. E., Viscardi, A. V., Coetzee, J. F., Pairis-Garcia, M. D.

  12. A comparison of body size, coat condition and endoparasite diversity of wild Barbary macaques exposed to different levels of tourism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Borg, C., Majolo, B., Qarro, M., Semple, S.

    Primate tourism is a rapidly growing industry with the potential to provide considerable conservation benefits. However, assessing the impact of tourists on the animals involved is vital to ensure that the conservation value of primate tourism is maximized. In this study, we compared body size,...

  13. A comparison of cell-mediated immune responses in rhesus macaques housed singly, in pairs, or in groups

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schapiro, S. J., Nehete, P. N., Perlman, J. E., Sastry, K. J.

    A variety of psychosocial factors have been shown to influence immunological responses in laboratory primates. The present investigation examined the effects of social housing condition on cell-mediated immune responses, comparing rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in three housing conditions...

  14. A comparison of commonly used ear tags on the ear damage of sheep

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, D. S., Johnston, A. M., Pfeiffer, D. U.

    The damage caused by ear tags used for sheep identification was investigated in a two-part study. In Part I, ear tags classified as metal loop, golf-tee, single flex or lambtag were inserted into the ears of 62 ewes. The severity of ewe ear lesions was monitored until 20 weeks after ear tag...

  15. A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bernardo, L. M., Gardner, M. J., Rosenfield, R. L., Cohen, B., Pitetti, R.

    Objective: Dog bites account for a significant number of traumatic injuries in the paediatric population that often require medical treatment. Although agent, host, and environmental characteristics of dog bites have been well documented, no attempt has been made to compare these characteristics...

  16. A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bernardo, L. M., Gardner, M. J., Rosenfield, R. L., Cohen, B., Pitetti, R.

    Objective: Dog bites account for a significant number of traumatic injuries in the paediatric population that often require medical treatment. Although agent, host, and environmental characteristics of dog bites have been well documented, no attempt has been made to compare these characteristics...

  17. A comparison of dog food choice criteria across dog owner segments: an exploratory study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Boya, U. O., Dotson, M. J., Hyatt, E. M.

  18. A comparison of dog-dog and dog-human play behaviour

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rooney, N. J., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Robinson, I. H.

    In an observational study of dogs being walked by their owners (402), dogs which were walked together, and had opportunities to play with one another, played with their owners with the same frequency as dogs being walked alone. This finding was supported by a questionnaire survey of 2585 dog...

  19. A comparison of dog-dog and dog-human play behaviour

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rooney, N. J., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Robinson, I. H.

    In an observational study of dogs being walked by their owners (402), dogs which were walked together, and had opportunities to play with one another, played with their owners with the same frequency as dogs being walked alone. This finding was supported by a questionnaire survey of 2585 dog...

  20. A comparison of empathy for humans and empathy for animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Angantyr, M., Eklund, J., Hansen, E. M.

    Although there is a substantial body of research on inter-human empathy and inter-animal empathy, there is a dearth of research comparing humans' empathic reactions to humans and animals. To address this issue, three experiments were conducted in which participants read a scenario about a human...