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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. Classic Psychedelics and Human-Animal Relations

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pöllänen, E., Osika, W., Stenfors, C. U. D., Simonsson, O.

    Previous research has found associations between classic psychedelic use and nature-relatedness, but the link between classic psychedelic use and human-animal relations remains largely unexplored. Using data representative of the US adult population, with regard to age, sex and ethnicity (N =...

  9. Why Do People Want Dogs? A Mixed-Methods Study of Motivations for Dog Acquisition in the United Kingdom

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holland, K. E., Mead, R., Casey, R. A., Upjohn, M. M., Christley, R. M.

    With an estimated 12. 5 million dogs in the UK alone, many people acquire a dog at some point during their lives. However, there are gaps in understanding about why UK owners decide to get dogs. Using a mixed-methods convergent design, this study identified the reasoning behind dog acquisition...

  10. Characterizing Human–Dog Attachment Relationships in Foster and Shelter Environments as a Potential Mechanism for Achieving Mutual Wellbeing and Success

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A.R. Udell

    This study aimed to characterize attachment relationships between humans and dogs living in animal shelters or foster homes, and to contextualize these relationships in the broader canine attachment literature. In this study, 21 pairs of foster dogs and foster volunteers and 31 pairs of shelter...

  11. Hope & Serenity Farm Sanctuary

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    We are a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a beautiful, loving environment that encourages relationships between our sanctuary animals and the people who visit them. 

  12. Evaluating the Reliability of Non-Specialist Observers in the Behavioural Assessment of Semi-Captive Asian Elephant Welfare

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jonathan L. Webb, Jennie A. H. Crawley, Martin W. Seltmann, Océane Liehrmann, Nicola Hemmings, U Kyaw Nyein, Htoo Htoo Aung, Win Htut, Virpi Lummaa, Mirkka Lahdenperä

    Recognising stress is an important component in maintaining the welfare of captive animal populations, and behavioural observation provides a rapid and non-invasive method to do this. Despite substantial testing in zoo elephants, there has been relatively little interest in the application of...

  13. Returning a Shelter Dog: The Role of Owner Expectations and Dog Behavior

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Powell, Lauren, Lee, Brittany, Reinhard, Chelsea L., Morris, Margaret, Satriale, Donya, Serpell, James, Watson, Brittany

    Millions of animals are adopted from animal shelters in the United States each year, although some are returned post-adoption, which can decrease both the animals’ chances of future adoptions and the owners’ willingness to adopt again. In this study, we investigated the impact of...

  14. Randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Assisi anti-anxiety device (calmer canine) for the treatment of canine separation anxiety

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pankratz, K., Korman, J., Emke, C., Johnson, B., Griffith, E. H., Gruen, M. E.

    Introduction: Separation anxiety (SA) is among the most common canine behavior disorders and affects quality-of-life for dogs and their owners. Dogs with SA show signs of anxiety during absence or perceived absence of their owners. While psychoactive medications are often helpful for...

  15. Attachment towards the Owner Is Associated with Spontaneous Sleep EEG Parameters in Family Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carreiro, Cecília, Reicher, Vivien, Kis, Anna, Gácsi, Márta

    Affective neuroscience studies have demonstrated the impact of social interactions on sleep quality. In humans, trait-like social behaviors, such as attachment, are related to sleep brain activity patterns. Our aim was to investigate associations between companion dogs’ spontaneous brain...

  16. Shared Identity of Horses and Men in Oromia, Ethiopia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baynes-Rock, Marcus, Teressa, Tigist

  17. Effects of physical enrichment and pair housing before weaning on growth, behaviour and cognitive ability of calves after weaning and regrouping

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhang, Chenyu, Juniper, Darren T., Meagher, Rebecca K.

    Housing unweaned calves individually in barren environments negatively affects their growth, cognitive ability, and adaptability to environmental changes in later life. Social housing has been shown to improve those aspects, whereas physical environmental enrichment has rarely been studied in...

  18. Evaluation of the time-activity budgets of captive ducks (Anatidae) compared to wild counterparts

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rose, Paul, Roper, Amelia, Banks, Sophie, Giorgio, Chris, Timms, Milla, Vaughan, Phoebe, Hatch, Steven, Halpin, Samantha, Thomas, Joe, O’Brien, Michelle

    Ducks are commonly housed in captive environments where their abilities for flight are constrained, either temporarily or permanently. The use of flight restraint in modern animal management is contentious and ethically questioned yet any associated impacts on behaviour remain poorly documented...

  19. Limitations and challenges of adapting subjective keeper questionnaires to non-Western sanctuary settings

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robinson, Lauren M., Crudge, Brian, Lim, Thona, Roth, Vichet, Gartner, Marieke, Naden, Kristina, Officer, Kirsty, Descovich, Kris

    In the past decade, there has been substantial growth in the number of animal personality studies published, however relatively little work has been conducted on different species of bears. Personality structure can provide insight into individual differences in behavioural responses, and in the...

  20. Classifying the posture and activity of ewes and lambs using accelerometers and machine learning on a commercial flock

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Price, Emily, Langford, Joss, Fawcett, Tim W., Wilson, Alastair J., Croft, Darren P.

    Early decision making in commercial livestock systems is key to maximising animal welfare and production. Detailed information on an animal’s phenotype is needed to facilitate this, but can be difficult to obtain in a commercial setting. Research into the use of bio-logging on sheep to...