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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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. 

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

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

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. GPS monitoring reveals circadian rhythmicity in free-grazing sheep

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Plaza, Javier, Palacios, Carlos, Abecia, José Alfonso, Nieto, Jaime, Sánchez-García, Mario, Sánchez, Nilda

    GPS collars are a technology that is used extensively to monitor livestock due to its versatility. In this study, the main objective was to confirm whether they can detect the circadian rhythmicity that modulates the behavior of free-grazing sheep. The Churra-breed flock that was monitored grazed...

  14. Induced Stress and Tactile Stimulation Applied to Primiparous does and their Consequences on Maternal Behavior, Human-Animal Relationships, and Future Offspring's Sexual Disorders

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oliveira, A. C. F., Bernardi, L. M., Monteiro, A. L. B., Silva, K. G., Weber, S. H., Borges, T. D., Dalmau, A., Costa, L. B.

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether tactile stimulation in rabbits during the gestation phase improve the maternal behavior and human-animal relationships as well as the effects on reproductive behavior of male kits when reached maturity compared to induced stress. A total of 33...

  15. Pampered pets or poor bastards? The welfare of dogs kept as companion animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Meyer, Iben, Forkman, Björn, Fredholm, Merete, Glanville, Carmen, Guldbrandtsen, Bernt, Ruiz Izaguirre, Eliza, Palmer, Clare, Sandøe, Peter

    Over the past two centuries, the typical life of dogs has changed dramatically, especially in the Global North. Dogs have moved into human homes, becoming human companions. In many respects, this change seems to have led to improvements in dog welfare. However, the shift into family homes from...

  16. Predictors for plumage damage and bloody lesions indicative of feather pecking in pullets reared in aviaries

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mels, Caroline, Niebuhr, Knut, Futschik, Andreas, Rault, Jean-Loup, Waiblinger, Susanne

    Feather pecking remains a serious problem in poultry farming. This study aimed to identify risk factors for plumage damage as a proxy for feather pecking, and the predictive value of practical animal-based parameters. Data were collected in 100 flocks on 28 rearing farms in Austria, recording...

  17. Predictors for plumage damage and bloody lesions indicative of feather pecking in pullets reared in aviaries

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mels, Caroline, Niebuhr, Knut, Futschik, Andreas, Rault, Jean-Loup, Waiblinger, Susanne

    Feather pecking remains a serious problem in poultry farming. This study aimed to identify risk factors for plumage damage as a proxy for feather pecking, and the predictive value of practical animal-based parameters. Data were collected in 100 flocks on 28 rearing farms in Austria, recording...

  18. Furred and feathered friends: how attached are zookeepers to the animals in their care?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melfi, V., Skyner, L., Birke, L., Ward, S. J., Shaw, W. S., Hosey, G.

    Keeper-animal relationships (KARs) appear to be important in zoos, since they can enhance the well-being of both the animals and the keepers, can make animal husbandry easier, but conversely might risk inappropriate habituation of animals and possible risks to the safety of keepers. It is,...

  19. Veterinary history and the development of human relationships with animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jones, G. C.

    2022Veterinary Record190284-840042-490010.1002/vetr.1420English0WileyChichester, UKtext

  20. Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Affective Encounters: An Ethnographic Account of Medical Detection Dog–Trainer Relationships

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holland, Katrina E.

    A relatively novel application of dogs’ olfactory capabilities involves training them to detect and alert to the odor of human diseases. Drawing on research using ethnographic methods of participant observation and semi-structured interviews at two medical detection dog training and research...