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  1. Methodological Considerations in Canine Olfactory Detection Research

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lucia Lazarowski, Sarah Krichbaum, Lauryn E. DeGreeff, Alison Simon, Melissa Singletary, Craig Angle, L. Paul Waggoner

    Dogs are increasingly used in a wide range of detection tasks including explosives, narcotics, medical, and wildlife detection. Research on detection dog performance is important to understand olfactory capabilities, behavioral characteristics, improve training, expand deployment practices, and...

  2. The Perceived and Actual Impact of Outdoor Domestic Cats on Local Ecology in Massachusetts, and the Effects of Education on Cat Owner Behavior

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Olivia Shraibati, Christian Zelaya

    This project, Impact of Outdoor Cats and Educational Effects on Cat Owners, created a survey to assess the perceived ecological impact of domestic cats by residents of Massachusetts. It found that cat owners were overwhelmingly unaware of the full effects of their pet’s predation habits....

  3. Nociception-Induced Changes in Electroencephalographic Activity and FOS Protein Expression in Piglets Undergoing Castration under Isoflurane Anaesthesia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reiser, Judith, Kreuzer, Matthias, Werner, Julia, Saller, Anna M., Fischer, Johannes, Senf, Steffanie, Deffner, Pauline, Abendschön, Nora, Groll, Tanja, Grott, Andrea, Miller, Regina, Bergmann, Shana, Erhard, Michael H., Ritzmann, Mathias, Zöls, Susanne, Schneider, Gerhard, Steiger, Katja, Baumgartner, Christine

    The objective of this study was to investigate the electroencephalographic reaction pattern and FOS protein expression in male piglets undergoing surgical castration under light isoflurane anaesthesia with or without local anaesthesia. The experiment was conducted under isoflurane anaesthesia...

  4. Influence of Increased Freedom of Movement on Welfare and Egg Laying Pattern of Hens Kept in Aviaries

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nannoni, Eleonora, Buonaiuto, Giovanni, Martelli, Giovanna, Lizzi, Gabriele, Trevisani, Giacomo, Garavini, Gloria, Sardi, Luca

    This work investigates the effects of structural modifications on the welfare level and laying patterns of hens in a three-tier commercial aviary system. Four experimental groups were used: C (control, housed in a traditional aviary); LM (longitudinal movement, in which internal partitions were...

  5. Assistance dogs for military veterans with PTSD: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leighton, S. C., Nieforth, L. O., O'Haire, M. E.

    Psychiatric assistance dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) currently make up over 19% of assistance dog partnerships globally. We conducted a systematic review of the literature relating to these partnerships, with specific aims to (1) summarize their...

  6. Effects of a Dog-Assisted Social- and Emotional-Competence Training for Prisoners: A Controlled Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hediger, K., Marti, R., Urfer, V., Schenk, A., Gutwein, V., Dörr, C.

    BACKGROUND: Previous research has called for improving psychological interventions and developing new treatments for prisoners. Animal-assisted prison-based programmes have increasingly been used as an approach, but there is a lack of studies investigating the effectiveness of such programmes....

  7. Aggressive, Submissive, and Affiliative Behavior in Sanctuary Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes) During Social Integration

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fultz, Amy, Yanagi, Akie, Breaux, Sarah, Beaupre, Leilani

    Chimp Haven is a sanctuary for chimpanzees being retired from biomedical research and from facilities that can no longer care for them. Chimpanzees often live in smaller groups in captive settings; however, Chimp Haven integrates them into larger, more species-typical groups. Social...

  8. Selection Factors Influencing Eventual Owner Satisfaction about Pet Dog Adoption

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dinwoodie, Ian R., Zottola, Vivian, Kubitz, Karla, Dodman, Nicholas H.

    Personal likes, experience, and deep-rooted interests to satisfy emotional needs such as companionship, affection, empathy, and security are some of the underlying human motivations for acquiring a pet companion. In this study, we asked how long the owner took to decide whether to adopt a dog,...

  9. Do People Care about the Origin of Wildlife? The Role of Social Stereotypes on Public Preference for Exotic Animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Díaz, Rocío Alejandra, Sevillano, Verónica, Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

    People’s attitudes to animals are becoming increasingly important for the success of invasive species management. We asked college students from Argentina to fill a questionnaire that included a question about their favorite free-living animal. A total of 159 responses were obtained....

  10. Estimating the optimal number of sampling days and patterns for recording calf behaviours in pre-weaning dairy calves

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Xiao, Jian Xin, Peng, Rong, Yang, Hui, Alugongo, Gibson Maswayi, Zhang, Si Yuan, Liu, Shuai, Chen, Tian Yu, Cao, Zhi Jun

  11. Neophobic behavioural responses of parasitised fish to a potential predator and baited hook

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Freire, Rafael, Rogers, Leia, Creece, Darcy, Shamsi, Shokoofeh

  12. Changes in the behaviour before normal calving to predict its onset in Mediterranean buffaloes heifers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lanzoni, L., Chincarini, M., Giammarco, M., Fusaro, I., Iannotta, M., Podaliri, M., Contri, A., Gloria, A., Vignola, G.

  13. Increasing mud levels in a feedlot influences beef cattle behaviours but not preference for feedlot or pasture environments

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dickson, Emily J., Campbell, Dana L. M., Monk, Jessica E., Lea, Jim M., Colditz, Ian G., Lee, Caroline

  14. Features of reproduction in an isolated island population of the feral horses of the Lake Manych-Gudilo (Rostov Region, Russia)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Spasskaya, N. N., Voronkova, V. N., Letarov, A. V., Ermilina, Yu A., Nikolaeva, E. A., Konorov, E. A., Stolpovsky, Yu A., Naidenko, S. V.

  15. Acute changes in oxytocin predict behavioral responses to foundation training in horses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Niittynen, Taru, Riihonen, Veera, Moscovice, Liza R., Koski, Sonja E.

  16. Refined methodology for identification of bitterness aversion in mature rams through quantification of fluid intake and behavioral response to phenylthiocarbamide

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Southerland, Claire N., Taylor, J. Bret, Yelich, Joel V., Ellison, Melinda J.

  17. Estimating the repeatability of behavioral traits in Norduz sheep subjected to an arena test

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Çakmakçı, Cihan

  18. Assistance dog selection and performance assessment methods using behavioural and physiological tools and devices

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcato, Marinara, Kenny, Jennifer, O’Riordan, Ruth, O’Mahony, Conor, O’Flynn, Brendan, Galvin, Paul

  19. Behavioral rehabilitation of extremely fearful dogs: Report on the efficacy of a treatment protocol

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Collins, Kristen, Miller, Katherine, Zverina, Lauren, Patterson-Kane, Emily, Cussen, Victoria, Reid, Pamela

  20. Evaluation of relationships between dogs and owners: the Turkish translation, reliability and validity study of cat/dog owner relationship scale (C/DORS)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaya, U., Ozen, D., Yazlik, M. O., Kosem, S., Gurcan, I. S.