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  1. Dogs fail to reciprocate the receipt of food from a human in a food-giving task

    Journal Articles

    Domestic dogs have been shown to reciprocate help received from conspecifics in food-giving tasks. However, it is not yet known whether dogs also reciprocate help received from humans. Here, we investigated whether dogs reciprocate the receipt of food from humans. In an experience phase,...

  2. Non-invasive Assessment of Fecal Stress Biomarkers in Hunting Dogs During Exercise and at Rest

    Journal Articles

    Intense exercise causes to organisms to have oxidative stress and inflammation at the gastrointestinal (GI) level. The reduction in intestinal blood flow and the exercise-linked thermal damage to the intestinal mucosa can cause intestinal barrier disruption, followed by an inflammatory...

  3. Change the Humans First: Principles for Improving the Management of Free-Roaming Cats

    Journal Articles

    In Australia, free-roaming cats can be found in urban and rural areas across the country. They are inherently difficult to manage but it is frequently human behaviour that demands the most attention and is in most need of change. To the frustration of policy makers and practitioners, scientific...

  4. How do primary pre-service teachers assess circus with animals and its educational value? A study with Portuguese, Spanish and Greek students

    Conference Papers

    This study aimed to check the opinion of primary pre-service teachers about circus with animals, including if they recognize any educational value in this type of show and how they assess the animals’ treatment in this place. For that, a questionnaire with open and closed questions was...

  5. Behavioral and Physiological Differences between Working Horses and Chilean Rodeo Horses in a Handling Test

    Journal Articles

    Non-invasive measures are preferred when assessing animal welfare. Differences in behavioral and physiological responses toward a stressor could be the result of the selection of horses for specific uses. Behavioral and physiological responses of working and Chilean rodeo horses subjected to a...

  6. Could Greater Time Spent Displaying Waking Inactivity in the Home Environment Be a Marker for a Depression-Like State in the Domestic Dog?

    Journal Articles

    Dogs exposed to aversive events can become inactive and unresponsive and are commonly referred to as being “depressed”, but this association remains to be tested. We investigated whether shelter dogs spending greater time inactive “awake but motionless” (ABM) in their...

  7. Animal welfare indicators for sheep during sea transport: The effect of voyage day and time of day

    Journal Articles

  8. If I fits I sits: A citizen science investigation into illusory contour susceptibility in domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus)

    Journal Articles

  9. Panting scores as a measure of heat stress evaluation in sheep with access and with no access to shade

    Journal Articles

  10. Are free-ranging Kune Kune pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) able to solve a cooperative task?

    Journal Articles

  11. Effects of hatching on-farm on behaviour, first week performance, fear level and range use of organic broilers

    Journal Articles

  12. Ewes prefer subordinate rather than dominant rams as sexual partners

    Journal Articles

  13. Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom

    Journal Articles

  14. Salivary oxytocin in pigs, cattle, and goats during positive human-animal interactions

    Journal Articles

  15. Music Festival Makes Hedgehogs Move: How Individuals Cope Behaviorally in Response to Human-Induced Stressors

    Journal Articles

    Understanding the impact of human activities on wildlife behavior and fitness can improve their sustainability. In a pilot study, we wanted to identify behavioral responses to anthropogenic stress in an urban species during a semi-experimental field study. We equipped eight urban hedgehogs...

  16. Development and evaluation of the Fe-BARQ: A new survey instrument for measuring behavior in domestic cats (Felis s. catus)

    Journal Articles

    A questionnaire instrument for obtaining quantitative behavioral evaluations of pet cats from cat owners was developed and validated. Exploratory Factor Analysis of 2608 questionnaire responses to 149 behavioral questions/items extracted a total of 23 distinct factors that measured most of the...

  17. Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking

    Journal Articles

    ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...

  18. Impact of therapy dog visits on outpatient nurse welfare and job satisfaction

    Journal Articles

    Interaction with a therapy dog can decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and improve heart rate variability; due to these responses, it suggests that human-animal interaction can alleviate the stress response. This study aims to observe if the effects of therapy dog visits could alleviate...

  19. More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities

    Journal Articles

    Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...

  20. Le chien : un loup domestiqué pour communiquer avec l'homme : l'agressivité du chien

    Journal Articles

    Il est établi, sur la base des recherches en archéozoologie et en génétique moléculaire, que le loup serait le principal ancêtre du chien et que la domestication se serait produite il y a 14000 ou 15000 ans, soit 5000 ans avant la domestication d'une...