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  1. A conceptual approach for a quantitative economic analysis of farmers' decision-making regarding animal welfare

    Contributor(s): Gocsik, E., Saatkamp, H. W., Lauwere, C. C. de, Lansink, A. G. J. M. O.

    Decisions related to animal welfare (AW) standards depend on farmer's multiple goals and values and are constrained by a wide range of external and internal forces. The aim of this paper is twofold, i.e., (1) to develop a theoretical framework for farmers' AW decisions that incorporates farmers'...

  2. A conceptual framework for human-animal interaction research: the challenge revisited

    Contributor(s): Wilson, C. C.

    The potential benefit of the human-animal interaction has been explored for over 20 years with limited success. Continued concern focuses upon the reliance of anecdotal and case reports, as well as limited, well-designed empirical studies. Professionals from many disciplines have examined the...

  3. A conditioned response overrides social attraction in common carp: a possibility for low stress sorting strongly schooling fish?

    Contributor(s): Mesquita, F. O., Borcato, F. L., Huntingford, F. A.

    In this study we investigated whether a conditioned response to a light cue can override the strong schooling tendency of common carp, with a view to identifying a possible system for low stress control of movement for captive fish. Carp were trained in groups of three to approach and bite a...

  4. A Content Analysis of Fifty-Seven Children's Books with Death Themes

    Contributor(s): Davis, Gary

  5. A continuous recording approach to qualitative behaviour assessment in dairy buffaloes ( Bubalus bubalis)

    Contributor(s): Napolitano, F., Rosa, G. de, Serrapica, M., Braghieri, A.

    In order to develop a method suitable for a continuous qualitative evaluation of animal behaviour while it changes during the observation period, two recently described techniques, the Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) and the Temporal Dominant Behavioural Expression (TDBE), derived by the...

  6. A continuous-choice assessment of the domestic fowl's aversion to concurrent transport stressors

    Contributor(s): MacCaluim, J. M., Abeyesinghe, S. M., White, R. P., Wathes, C. M.

    Characterization of the effect of transport on the welfare of fowl requires common currency methods that can compare the effects of diverse stressors using the same unit of measure. Aversion of broiler chickens (aged 42+or-1 days) to vibrational and thermal stressors was investigated in a...

  7. A counterbalanced version of Ainsworth's Strange Situation Procedure reveals secure-base effects in dog-human relationships

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Palmer, R., Custance, D.

    It has been proposed that the dog-human relationship constitutes an infantile-like attachment. However, previous empirical support based on Ainsworth's Strange Situation test has proved inconclusive due to order effects inherent in the original procedure. In particular, these order effects...

  8. A counterbalanced version of Ainsworth's Strange Situation Procedure reveals secure-base effects in dog-human relationships

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Palmer, R., Custance, D.

    It has been proposed that the dog-human relationship constitutes an infantile-like attachment. However, previous empirical support based on Ainsworth's Strange Situation test has proved inconclusive due to order effects inherent in the original procedure. In particular, these order effects...

  9. A Course Is a Course, of Course, of Course (Unless It's an Animals and Society Course): Challenging Boundaries in Academia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Flynn, Clifton

  10. A crisis in the analyst's life: self-containment, symbolization, and the holding space

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Michelle, F.

  11. A Critical Assessment of Varner's Proposal for Consensus and Convergence in the Biomedical Research Debate

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Clune, Alan C.

  12. A critical review o f animal-based welfare indicators for polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in zoos: Identification and evidence of validity

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Skovlund, C. R., Kirchner, M. K., Moos, L. W., Alsted, N., Manteca, X., Tallo-Parra, O., Stelvig, M., Forkman, B.

  13. A critical review of electrical water-bath stun systems for poultry slaughter and recent developments in alternative technologies

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shields, S. J., Raj, A. B. M.

    Prior to slaughter, most farmed birds move through a constant-voltage, multiple-bird, electrical water-bath stun system. Using this system subjects live birds to stressful and painful shackling, and the potential exists for them to receive prestun electric shocks and induction of seizures while...

  14. A critical review of horse-related risk: a research agenda for safer mounts, riders and equestrian cultures

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thompson, K., McGreevy, P., McManus, P.

    While the importance of improving horse-related safety seems self-evident, no comprehensive study into understanding or reducing horse-related risk has been undertaken. In this paper, we discuss four dimensions of horse-related risk: the risk itself, the horse, the rider and the culture in which...

  15. A critical review of the evidence for the equivalence of canine and human compulsions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, Belinda R.

  16. A cross sectional study of the prevalence and risk factors for owner misperception of canine body shape in first opinion practice in Glasgow

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Courcier, E. A., Mellor, D. J., Thomson, R. M., Yam, P. S.

  17. A cross-cultural comparison of reports by German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wan, M., Kubinyi, E., Miklosi, A., Champagne, F.

    Cross-cultural comparisons of dog behavior and dog-keeping practices are limited. The current study compared the questionnaire responses of German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America (USA). Owners provided information about their dog-keeping practices, as well as reports...

  18. A cross-cultural comparison of reports by German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wan, M., Kubinyi, E., Miklosi, A., Champagne, F.

    Cross-cultural comparisons of dog behavior and dog-keeping practices are limited. The current study compared the questionnaire responses of German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America (USA). Owners provided information about their dog-keeping practices, as well as reports...

  19. A cross-sectional epidemiological study of prevalence and severity of bit-induced oral trauma in polo ponies and race horses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mata, F., Johnson, C., Bishop, C.

    Bit and bridle accessories improperly fitted in ridden horses can cause oral trauma such as bone spurs, commissure ulceration, and tongue lacerations. This study was used to identify, grade, and compare the types of oral traumas commonly found within polo ponies and race horses. Injuries were...

  20. A cross-sectional study of factors associated with dog ownership in Tanzania

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Knobel, D. L., Laurenson, M. K., Kazwala, R. R., Boden, L. A., Cleaveland, S.

    BackgroundMass vaccination of owned domestic dogs is crucial for the control of rabies in sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge of the proportion of households which own dogs, and of the factors associated with dog ownership, is important for the planning and implementation of rabies awareness and dog...