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  1. 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

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

  2. Thermal comfort and behavior of beef cattle in pasture-based systems monitored by visual observation and electronic device

    Contributor(s): Barreto, Andréa do Nascimento, Barioni Junior, Waldomiro, Pezzopane, José Ricardo Macedo, Bernardi, Alberto Carlos de Campos, Pedroso, André de Faria, Marcondes, Cintia Righetti, Jacintho, Manuel Antônio Chagas, Romanello, Narian, Sousa, Marco Antônio Paula de, Nanni Costa, Leonardo, Garcia, Alexandre Rossetto

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  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. Reactivation of a Hospital-Based Therapy Dog Visitation Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Townsend, Lisa, Heatwole, Jennifer K., Gee, Nancy R.

    This study examined human–animal interactions during the reactivation of a hospital-based therapy dog program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected from human–dog interactions at an academic medical center in Virginia. Interaction length, participant role, age group...

  7. Is Dog Owner Obesity a Risk Factor for Canine Obesity? A "One-Health" Study on Human-Animal Interaction in a Region with a High Prevalence of Obesity

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Suarez, L., Bautista-Castaño, I., Peña Romera, C., Montoya-Alonso, J. A., Corbera, J. A.

    Obesity in humans is a growing global problem and is one of the greatest public health challenges we face today. Most researchers agree that, as in humans, the incidence in the companion animal population is also increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors contributing to...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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 =...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Timely Euthanasia in the United States Dairy Industry–Challenges and a Path Forward

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jennifer B. Walker, I. Noa Roman-Muniz, Lily N Edwards-Callaway

    Euthanasia is a valuable management tool utilized on dairies to end the suffering of sick or debilitated cows. Euthanasia should be implemented if an animal’s pain cannot be adequately alleviated and if there is a limited chance of recovery. To be humane, euthanasia should be quick,...

  13. Increased Rider Weight Did Not Induce Changes in Behavior and Physiological Parameters in Horses

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): JanneWinther Christensen, Suzie Bathellier, Marie Rhodin, Rupert Palme, Mette Uldahl

    Recent studies have reported significant alterations in horse physiological and gait parameters when exposed to increased rider weight during moderate to high intensity exercise. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of increased rider weight (+15% and +25% of the regular rider’s...

  14. Philosophy of a "Good Death" in Small Animals and Consequences for Euthanasia in Animal Law and Veterinary Practice

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kirsten Persson, Felicitas Selter, Gerald Neitzke, Peter Kunzmann

    Moral stress is a major concern in veterinary practice. Often, it is associated with the challenges in end-of-life situations. Euthanasia, however, is also meant to bring relief to animal patients and their owners. The reasons for the moral strain euthanizing animals causes to professional...

  15. A Ten-Stage Protocol for Assessing the Welfare of Individual Non-Captive Wild Animals: Free-Roaming Horses (Equus Ferus Caballus) as an Example

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Andrea M. Harvey, Ngaio J. Beausoleil, Daniel Ramp, David J. Mellor

    Knowledge of the welfare status of wild animals is vital for informing debates about the ways in which we interact with wild animals and their habitats. Currently, there is no published information about how to scientifically assess the welfare of free-roaming wild animals during their normal...

  16. Picture Perfect Pups: How Do Attributes of Photographs of Dogs in Online Rescue Profiles Affect Adoption Speed?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mizuho Nakamura, Navneet Dhand, Bethany J. Wilson, Melissa J. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy

    To increase the public’s awareness of and exposure to animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists all currently available animals from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the photographs...

  17. A Defense of Free-Roaming Cats from a Hedonist Account of Feline Well-being

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): C. E. Abbate

    There is a widespread belief that for their own safety and for the protection of wildlife, cats should be permanently kept indoors. Against this view, I argue that cat guardians have a duty to provide their feline companions with outdoor access. The argument is based on a sophisticated...

  18. Report on zoonoses in Ireland 2004

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  19. A Website Content Analysis of Corporate Animal Welfare Messaging

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Olivia Morris, Jefferson D. Miller, Isabel Whitehead

    The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the nature of corporate positions on animal welfare available on the websites of five meat producing companies in the U.S. The results of the content analysis illustrated that there were common topics among the dialogs the companies were...

  20. Circadian Rhythm of Salivary Immunoglobulin A and Associations with Cortisol as A Stress Biomarker in Captive Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tithipong Plangsangmas, Janine L. Brown, Chatchote Thitaram, Ayona Silva-Fletcher, Katie L. Edwards, Veerasak Punyapornwithaya, Patcharapa Towiboon, Chaleamchat Somgird

    Salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA) has been proposed as a potential indicator of welfare for various species, including Asian elephants, and may be related to adrenal cortisol responses. This study aimed to distinguish circadian rhythm effects on sIgA in male and female Asian elephants and...