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  1. Impact of the Sound of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Pulse Sequences in Awake Mice

    Contributor(s): Almeida, Joana, Severo, Frederico, Nunes, Daniel

  2. Wanna See My Dog Pic? A Comparative Observational Study of the Presentation of Animals on Online Dating Profiles in Vienna and Tokyo

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dürnberger, Christian, Springer, Svenja

    Online dating applications offer new ways for people to search for social contacts. While previous studies have indicated that the inclusion of animals in profiles can increase users’ dating success rates, the question of how many users display animals, and what kinds of animals are shown...

  3. Individuals Matter: Dilemmas and Solutions in Conservation and Animal Welfare Practices in Zoos

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Clay, Anne Safiya, Visseren-Hamakers, Ingrid J.

    Compassionate conservation advocates for minimizing individual suffering in conservation practice and adheres to the principle “individuals matter”—intrinsically, in and of themselves. Our objective is to determine the extent to which, and how, zoos recognize the intrinsic value...

  4. Attention towards a handler in behavioural tests contributes to low ‘Distraction’ in guide dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Murata-Kobayashi, Natsuko, Kuze-Arata, Sayaka, Kiyokawa, Yasushi, Takeuchi, Yukari

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055640168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105564text

  5. Pigs' skin lesions at weaning are primarily caused by standoff and being bullied instead of unilateral active attack at the individual level

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Liu, Mingzheng, Xu, Qinglei, Zhao, Jing, Guo, Yanli, Zhang, Chunlei, Cheng, Meng, Zhao, Xianle, Schinckel, Allan P., Zhou, Bo

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055560168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105556text

  6. Accelerometer derived rumination monitoring detects changes in behaviour around parturition

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chang, Anita Z., Fogarty, Eloise S., Swain, David L., García-Guerra, Alvaro, Trotter, Mark G.

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055660168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105566text

  7. Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Dog Behaviour: Pilot Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, R. L., Whiteside, H., Prankel, S.

    Environmental enrichment (EE) can be used to enhance the environment of various animals. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effects of seven EE activities (Bonding, Bubble machine, Conspecific play, Interactive toy, Playhouse, Stuffed food toy and Tug play) on dog behaviour, pre-...

  8. Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.

    To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...

  9. Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...

  10. Signs of claw asymmetry appear in a homochelate crab

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wang, Lin, Luo, Yunchao, Xu, Nuo, Lin, Hongwei, Yu, Fan, Huang, Cheng, Li, Zhongqiu

  11. Qualitative behaviour assessment as part of a welfare assessment in flocks of laying hens

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vasdal, Guro, Muri, Karianne, Stubsjøen, Solveig Marie, Moe, Randi Oppermann, Kittelsen, Kathe

  12. Perceived Similarity of the Self to Animals, Creativity, and Anxiety-: A Terror Management Analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lifshin, U., Greenberg, J., Syropoulos, S., Leidner, B., Helm, P. J., Sullivan, D., Horner, D., Mikulincer, M.

  13. Educating dog owners: how owner-dog interactions can benefit from addressing the human caregiving system and dog-directed parenting styles

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Herwijnen, I. R. van

  14. 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...

  15. 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)...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...