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  1. "The Cone of Shame": Welfare Implications of Elizabethan Collar Use on Dogs and Cats as Reported by their Owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yustina Shenoda, Michael P. Ward, Dorothy McKeegan, Anne Fawcett

    Elizabethan collars are used in companion animals primarily to prevent self-trauma and associated negative welfare states in animals. However, they have been anecdotally associated with negative impacts on animal health and welfare including distress, abraded/ulcerated skin and misadventure....

  2. Assessing the Psychological Priorities for Optimising Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Welfare

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jake Stuart Veasey

    The welfare status of elephants under human care has been a contentious issue for two decades or more in numerous western countries. Much effort has gone into assessing the welfare of captive elephants at individual and population levels with little consensus having been achieved in relation to...

  3. Dogs’ Stay in a Pet Hotel – Salivary Cortisol Level and Adaptation to New Conditions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wojtaś, Justyna, Garbiec, Aleksandra, Karpiński, Mirosław, Czyżowski, Piotr

  4. Does the start of flat races influence racehorse race performance?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wells, Isobel, Randle, Hayley, Williams, Jane M.

  5. Aggressiveness, ADHD-like behaviour, and environment influence repetitive behaviour in dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sulkama, S., Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Hakanen, E., Puurunen, J., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.

  6. Effect of human-dog interaction on therapy dog stress during an on-campus student stress buster event

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sarrafchi, Amir, David-Steel, Matéa, Pearce, Sydney D., de Zwaan, Natassja, Merkies, Katrina

  7. Diet dilution and feeding frequency have only minor effects on the behaviour of broiler breeder pullets

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mens, Annemarie J. W., de Jong, Ingrid C., van Riel, Johan W., Gunnink, Henk, van Hattum, Theo, van Emous, Rick A.

  8. Behavior Education and Intervention Program at a Small Shelter I. Effect on Behavior Knowledge and Safety

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lilly, M. Leanne, Watson, Brittany, Siracusa, Carlo

  9. The Five Domains model and promoting positive welfare in pigs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kells, N. J.

  10. Is there hope beyond fear? Effects of social rehabilitation on unsocialised stray dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Casaca, Miriam, Morello, Gabriela M., Magalhães, Tatiana, Olsson, I. Anna S., Vieira de Castro, Ana Catarina

  11. Effects of twice a day teat bucket feeding compared to twice a day mother suckling on behaviour, health traits and blood immune parameters in dairy calves and immune parameters in cow's milk

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bieber, Anna, Walkenhorst, Michael, Eppenstein, Rennie, Probst, Johanna K., Thüer, Susann, Baki, Cem, Martin, Bruno, Neff, Anet Spengler

  12. Breed group differences in the unsolvable problem task: Herding dogs prefer their owner, while solitary hunting dogs seek stranger proximity

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Van Poucke, Enya, Höglin, Amanda, Jensen, Per, Roth, Lina S. V.

    The communicating skills of dogs are well documented and especially their contact-seeking behaviours towards humans. The aim of this study was to use the unsolvable problem paradigm to investigate differences between breed groups in their contact-seeking behaviours towards their owner and a...

  13. Breed group differences in the unsolvable problem task: Herding dogs prefer their owner, while solitary hunting dogs seek stranger proximity

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Van Poucke, Enya, Höglin, Amanda, Jensen, Per, Roth, Lina S. V.

    The communicating skills of dogs are well documented and especially their contact-seeking behaviours towards humans. The aim of this study was to use the unsolvable problem paradigm to investigate differences between breed groups in their contact-seeking behaviours towards their owner and a...

  14. Economic feasibility of interventions targeted at decreasing piglet perinatal and pre-weaning mortality across European countries

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stygar, A. H., Chantziaras, I., Maes, D., Aarestrup Moustsen, V., De Meyer, D., Quesnel, H., Kyriazakis, I., Niemi, J. K.

    BACKGROUND: Piglet perinatal and pre-weaning mortality is a welfare problem causing economic losses in pig production. In this study, the effects of housing and management interventions on the economic result of sow enterprises representing six European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland,...

  15. A Multi-Site Feasibility Assessment of Implementing a Best-Practices Meet-And-Greet Intervention in Animal Shelters in the United States

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alexandra Protopopova, Kelsea M. Brown, Nathaniel J. Hall

    Animal shelters must incorporate empirically validated programs to increase life-saving measures; however, altering existing protocols is often a challenge. The current study assessed the feasibility of nine animal shelters within the United States to replicate a validated procedure for...

  16. Musical Dogs: A Review of the Influence of Auditory Enrichment on Canine Health and Behavior

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Abigail M. Lindig, Paul D. McGreevy, Angela J. Crean

    Music therapy yields many positive health outcomes in humans, but the effects of music on the health and welfare of nonhuman animals vary greatly with the type of music played, the ethology of the species, and the personality and learning history of individual animals. One context in which...

  17. Intra-rater and Inter-rater Reliability of the ASPCA's Behavior Evaluation of Fearful Dogs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Sara Matters

    Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the ASPCA Behavioral Evaluation of fearful dogs was measured. Raters watched recordings of 12 dogs and rated their behaviors. Ratings were analyzed for reliability within and between all raters. Results indicated that frequency of use of the evaluation...

  18. Displays of Jealousy in Dogs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Cassandra D. Beck

    Wolves (Canis Lupis) were domesticated into the common dog (Canis Familiaris) at least 15 thousand years ago. The domestication process changed wolves both physically and neurologically. Dogs now have a unique connection with humans, and display many of the same personality traits and cognitive...

  19. Effects of Transport Conditions on Behavioural and Physiological Responses of Horses

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barbara Padalino, Sharanne L Raidal

    The regulations for minimal space and direction of travel for land transport in horses vary worldwide and there is currently no definitive guidance to promote equine health and welfare. This study evaluated the effects of bay size and direction of travel (forwards/backwards) in horses by...

  20. Human Relationships with Domestic and Other Animals: One Health, One Welfare, One Biology

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): ArielM Tarazona, Maria C Ceballos, Donald M Broom

    Excessive human population growth, uncontrolled use of natural resources, including deforestation, mining, wasteful systems, biodiversity reduction by agriculture, and damaging climate change affect the existence of all animals, including humans. This discussion is now urgent and people are...