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  1. A Case Study: Observations of Behaviors & Vocalizations in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) During Quarantine

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Dilley

    Bozie, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), was relocated from the Baton Rouge Zoo to Smithsonian’s National Zoo. During a requisite 29-day quarantine period, I recorded Bozie’s stress-related behaviors and the vocalizations she produced when she was alone and with her keepers in...

  2. Computational Analysis of Movement Patterns of Dogs with ADHD-Like Behavior

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephane Bleuer-Elsner, Anna Zamansky, Asaf Fux, Dmitry Kaplun, Sergey Romanov, Aleksandr Sinitca, Sylvia Masson, Dirk van der Linden

    Computational approaches were called for to address the challenges of more objective behavior assessment which would be less reliant on owner reports. This study aims to use computational analysis for investigating a hypothesis that dogs with ADHD-like (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)...

  3. Re-Evaluating Captive Chimpanzee "Dominance": Dominance Hierarchy and Chimpanzee-Caregiver Relationships at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jake Alan Funkhouser

    This thesis is composed of two journal-ready articles and an accompanying appendix with additional data and interpretation. Overall, this thesis describes and statistically analyzes dominance relationships in two nonhuman primate groups with novel methods, possible correlations between...

  4. Can a dog be jealous?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yaoguang Jiang, Annamarie W. Huttunen, Michael L. Platt

    Whether humans alone experience complex emotions like jealousy or envy remains hotly debated, partly because of the difficulty of measuring them without a verbal report. Cook, Berns and colleagues use functional brain imaging to identify in dogs neural responses very similar to those evoked by...

  5. Animals and Humans on Stage: Live Performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rebecca Scollen

    The purpose of this study is to investigate animal and human relations as constructed, and as demonstrated, through the live performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Australia. Particular attention is placed upon the meanings generated by the intersection of the starring animals and humans...

  6. Early Recognition of Behaviour Problems in Shelter Dogs by Monitoring them in their Kennels after Admission to a Shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Liam Clay, Mandy Paterson, Pauleen Bennett, Gaille Perry, Clive Phillips

    Canine behaviour assessments are commonly used in shelters to identify behaviour problems in dogs prior to adoption. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether kennel monitoring of dogs could identify early signs of behaviour problems, thereby facilitating early intervention and better...

  7. If the World Was Ending: Companion Animals and Their Guardians in COVID-19 Times

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yahaira Segarra-González, Liza M. Meléndez-Samó

    This research aimed to quantitatively explore various elements related to people living with companion animals during the COVID-19 emergency lockdown in Puerto Rico. Among the variables studied are guardians’ gender, age, animal species, time spent per day with the companion animal,...

  8. The Role of Animal Ownership for People with Severe Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Links with Health and Loneliness

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shoesmith, E., Spanakis, P., Peckham, E., Heron, P., Johnston, G., Walker, L., Crosland, S., Ratschen, E.

    Research has reported the benefits of companion animals for people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, this evidence base is fragmented and unclear. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of companion animals in the context of social distancing and isolation...

  9. Anthropomorphism and Its Adverse Effects on the Distress and Welfare of Companion Animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mota-Rojas, D., Mariti, C., Zdeinert, A., Riggio, G., Mora-Medina, P., Del Mar Reyes, A., Gazzano, A., Domínguez-Oliva, A., Lezama-García, K., José-Pérez, N., Hernández-Ávalos, I.

    Anthropomorphic practices are increasing worldwide. Anthropomorphism is defined as the tendency to attribute human forms, behaviors, and emotions to non-human animals or objects. Anthropomorphism is particularly relevant for companion animals. Some anthropomorphic practices can be beneficial to...

  10. A novel fish behavior: “Floating” of Paramisgurnus dabryanus loaches

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhang, Ning, Luo, Wei, Chen, Pengyu, Zhang, Shoudong, Zhang, Yibo, Chen, Defang, Huang, Xiaoli, Jiang, Jun, Wang, Yan, Yang, Shiyong, Yang, Song, Zhao, Liulan, Guo, Zhonggang, Huang, Jie, Long, Yuejin, Du, Zongjun

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055100168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105510text

  11. An attempt to use sound-imprinting to attract broilers onto elevated platforms for night-time roosting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sirovnik, Janja, Euteneuer, Pascal, von Borstel, Uta König

  12. Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siettou, C.

  13. Hucul horses’ learning abilities in different learning tests and ue the association with behaviour, food motivation and fearfulness

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Olczak, Katarzyna, Klocek, Czesław, Christensen, Janne Winther

  14. Thinking outside the lab: Can studies of pet rats inform pet and laboratory rat welfare?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neville, Vikki, Mounty, Jessica, Benato, Livia, Hunter, Kristina, Mendl, Michael, Paul, Elizabeth S.

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055070168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105507text

  15. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  16. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  17. Comparative study on stress-induced hyperthermia, level of fear and behaviour of two genetically selected strains of domestic chicks to playback calls

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Iyasere, Oluwaseun S., Oyeniran, Victor J., Durosaro, Samuel O., Fafiolu, Adeboye O., Ojelade, Oluwaseun C., Ajayi, Oreoluwa D.

  18. Smart carnivores think twice: Red fox delays scavenging on conspecific carcasses to reduce parasite risk

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gonzálvez, Moisés, Martínez-Carrasco, Carlos, Sánchez-Zapata, José A., Moleón, Marcos

  19. A rein tension signal can be reduced by half in a single training session

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eisersiö, Marie, Yngvesson, Jenny, Byström, Anna, Baragli, Paolo, Egenvall, Agneta

  20. Pets in society

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dean, R. W.