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  1. Wild Meets Domestic in the Near Eastern Neolithic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Russell, N.

    The categories of wild and domestic are one of the classic ways the nature/culture dichotomy manifests itself in human interactions with the environment. Some argue that this distinction is not helpful and a projection of modern thought, and certainly the boundaries are complicated. However, we...

  2. Effects of a Novel Gel Formulation of Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) on Behavioral and Physiological Stress Responses in Dogs Undergoing Clinical Examination

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Puglisi, Ivana, Masucci, Marisa, Cozzi, Alessandro, Teruel, Eva, Navarra, Michele, Cirmi, Santa, Pennisi, Maria Grazia, Siracusa, Carlo

    The veterinary visit is necessary for safeguarding the health of dogs, but it can be stressful and threaten both the welfare of the patient and the accuracy of the examination. This randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study aims at evaluating how dog appeasing pheromone...

  3. Influence of Increased Freedom of Movement on Welfare and Egg Laying Pattern of Hens Kept in Aviaries

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nannoni, Eleonora, Buonaiuto, Giovanni, Martelli, Giovanna, Lizzi, Gabriele, Trevisani, Giacomo, Garavini, Gloria, Sardi, Luca

    This work investigates the effects of structural modifications on the welfare level and laying patterns of hens in a three-tier commercial aviary system. Four experimental groups were used: C (control, housed in a traditional aviary); LM (longitudinal movement, in which internal partitions were...

  4. Assistance dogs for military veterans with PTSD: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leighton, S. C., Nieforth, L. O., O'Haire, M. E.

    Psychiatric assistance dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) currently make up over 19% of assistance dog partnerships globally. We conducted a systematic review of the literature relating to these partnerships, with specific aims to (1) summarize their...

  5. Effects of a Dog-Assisted Social- and Emotional-Competence Training for Prisoners: A Controlled Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hediger, K., Marti, R., Urfer, V., Schenk, A., Gutwein, V., Dörr, C.

    BACKGROUND: Previous research has called for improving psychological interventions and developing new treatments for prisoners. Animal-assisted prison-based programmes have increasingly been used as an approach, but there is a lack of studies investigating the effectiveness of such programmes....

  6. Aggressive, Submissive, and Affiliative Behavior in Sanctuary Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes) During Social Integration

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fultz, Amy, Yanagi, Akie, Breaux, Sarah, Beaupre, Leilani

    Chimp Haven is a sanctuary for chimpanzees being retired from biomedical research and from facilities that can no longer care for them. Chimpanzees often live in smaller groups in captive settings; however, Chimp Haven integrates them into larger, more species-typical groups. Social...

  7. Selection Factors Influencing Eventual Owner Satisfaction about Pet Dog Adoption

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dinwoodie, Ian R., Zottola, Vivian, Kubitz, Karla, Dodman, Nicholas H.

    Personal likes, experience, and deep-rooted interests to satisfy emotional needs such as companionship, affection, empathy, and security are some of the underlying human motivations for acquiring a pet companion. In this study, we asked how long the owner took to decide whether to adopt a dog,...

  8. Selection Factors Influencing Eventual Owner Satisfaction about Pet Dog Adoption

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dinwoodie, Ian R., Zottola, Vivian, Kubitz, Karla, Dodman, Nicholas H.

    Personal likes, experience, and deep-rooted interests to satisfy emotional needs such as companionship, affection, empathy, and security are some of the underlying human motivations for acquiring a pet companion. In this study, we asked how long the owner took to decide whether to adopt a dog,...

  9. Estimating the optimal number of sampling days and patterns for recording calf behaviours in pre-weaning dairy calves

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Xiao, Jian Xin, Peng, Rong, Yang, Hui, Alugongo, Gibson Maswayi, Zhang, Si Yuan, Liu, Shuai, Chen, Tian Yu, Cao, Zhi Jun

  10. Neophobic behavioural responses of parasitised fish to a potential predator and baited hook

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Freire, Rafael, Rogers, Leia, Creece, Darcy, Shamsi, Shokoofeh

  11. Changes in the behaviour before normal calving to predict its onset in Mediterranean buffaloes heifers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lanzoni, L., Chincarini, M., Giammarco, M., Fusaro, I., Iannotta, M., Podaliri, M., Contri, A., Gloria, A., Vignola, G.

  12. Increasing mud levels in a feedlot influences beef cattle behaviours but not preference for feedlot or pasture environments

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dickson, Emily J., Campbell, Dana L. M., Monk, Jessica E., Lea, Jim M., Colditz, Ian G., Lee, Caroline

  13. Features of reproduction in an isolated island population of the feral horses of the Lake Manych-Gudilo (Rostov Region, Russia)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Spasskaya, N. N., Voronkova, V. N., Letarov, A. V., Ermilina, Yu A., Nikolaeva, E. A., Konorov, E. A., Stolpovsky, Yu A., Naidenko, S. V.

  14. Acute changes in oxytocin predict behavioral responses to foundation training in horses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Niittynen, Taru, Riihonen, Veera, Moscovice, Liza R., Koski, Sonja E.

  15. Refined methodology for identification of bitterness aversion in mature rams through quantification of fluid intake and behavioral response to phenylthiocarbamide

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Southerland, Claire N., Taylor, J. Bret, Yelich, Joel V., Ellison, Melinda J.

  16. Analysis of factors affecting the behaviour of both dogs during a Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) to assess intraspecific attachment

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riggio, Giacomo, Gazzano, Angelo, Campera, Marco, Borrelli, Carmen, Mariti, Chiara

  17. Behavioral rehabilitation of extremely fearful dogs: Report on the efficacy of a treatment protocol

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Collins, Kristen, Miller, Katherine, Zverina, Lauren, Patterson-Kane, Emily, Cussen, Victoria, Reid, Pamela

  18. The effect of auditory stimulation on pet dogs’ reactions to owner separation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kinnaird, Rachael F., Wells, Deborah L.

  19. “Furry tales”: pet ownership’s influence on subjective well-being during Covid-19 times

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Damberg, Svenja, Frömbling, Lena

  20. Evaluation of relationships between dogs and owners: the Turkish translation, reliability and validity study of cat/dog owner relationship scale (C/DORS)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaya, U., Ozen, D., Yazlik, M. O., Kosem, S., Gurcan, I. S.