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  1. To pet or to enrich? Increasing dogs' welfare in veterinary clinics/shelters: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Lopes, J. V. S. R., Daud, N. M., Young, R. J., Azevedo, C. S. de

  2. Effect of animal assisted interactions on activity and stress response in children in acute care settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennings, M. L., Granger, D. A., Bryce, C. I., Twitchell, D., Yeakel, K., Teaford, P. A.

    OBJECTIVE: Determine the effects of animal assisted interactions (AAI) on activity and stress response in pediatric acute care settings. DESIGN: Randomized treatment control design. SETTING: Inpatient pediatric acute care units (PICU, CVICU and Hematology/Oncology). PATIENTS: Eighty pediatric...

  3. The interplay between affect, dog's physical activity and dog-owner relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Vaataja, H., Majaranta, P., Cardo, A. V., Isokoski, P., Somppi, S., Vehkaoja, A., Vainio, O., Surakka, V.

    Leaving a dog home alone is part of everyday life for most dog owners. Previous research shows that dog–owner relationship has multifarious effects on dog behavior. However, little is known about the interplay between dog–owner relationship, physical activity of the dog, and affective...

  4. Spatial and temporal plasticity in free-ranging dogs in sub-Antarctic Chile

    | Contributor(s):: Schüttler, Elke, Saavedra-Aracena, Lorena, Jiménez, Jaime E.

    Free-ranging owned dogs are a conservation concern worldwide, but knowledge on their movement ecology is only recently increasing. To examine unsupervised dog movements into wilderness, we attached Global Positioning System devices to 33 village and four rural dogs on a sub-Antarctic island in...

  5. Evaluation of the time-activity budgets of captive ducks (Anatidae) compared to wild counterparts

    | Contributor(s):: Rose, Paul, Roper, Amelia, Banks, Sophie, Giorgio, Chris, Timms, Milla, Vaughan, Phoebe, Hatch, Steven, Halpin, Samantha, Thomas, Joe, O’Brien, Michelle

    Ducks are commonly housed in captive environments where their abilities for flight are constrained, either temporarily or permanently. The use of flight restraint in modern animal management is contentious and ethically questioned yet any associated impacts on behaviour remain poorly documented...

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

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

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

  7. Review: From human-animal relation practice research to the development of the livestock farmer's activity: an ergonomics-applied ethology interaction

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    | Contributor(s):: Beaujouan, J., Cromer, D., Boivin, X.

    Animal husbandry and working conditions for livestock farmers have changed significantly in recent years as agriculture has been exposed to economic as well as health, environmental and ethical challenges. The idea of interdependent welfare between humans and animals is more relevant now than...

  8. Personality profiling may help select better cleaner fish for sea-lice control in salmon farming

    | Contributor(s):: Whittaker, Benjamin Alexander, Consuegra, Sofia, Garcia de Leaniz, Carlos

  9. If they could choose: How would dogs spend their days? Activity patterns in four populations of domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Griss, Silja, Riemer, Stefanie, Warembourg, Charlotte, Sousa, Filipe Maximiano, Wera, Ewaldus, Berger-Gonzalez, Monica, Alvarez, Danilo, Bulu, Petrus Malo, Hernández, Alexis López, Roquel, Pablo, Dürr, Salome

  10. Impact of digital dermatitis on feedlot cattle behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, Anice D., Orsel, Karin, Cortés, Julián A., Pajor, Edmond A.

  11. Restless nights? Nocturnal activity as a useful indicator of adaptability of shelter housed dogs

    | Contributor(s):: van der Laan, Janneke Elisabeth, Vinke, Claudia Maureen, van der Borg, Joanne Antonia Maria, Arndt, Saskia Stefanie

  12. Dog behaviour classification with movement sensors placed on the harness and the collar

    | Contributor(s):: Kumpulainen, Pekka, Cardó, Anna Valldeoriola, Somppi, Sanni, Törnqvist, Heini, Väätäjä, Heli, Majaranta, Päivi, Gizatdinova, Yulia, Hoog Antink, Christoph, Surakka, Veikko, Kujala, Miiamaaria V., Vainio, Outi, Vehkaoja, Antti

  13. Validation of an accelerometer to quantify inactivity in laying hens with or without keel-bone fractures

    | Contributor(s):: Casey-Trott, T. M., Widowski, T. M.

  14. High and low feather pecking selection lines of laying hens differ in response to a judgment bias test

    | Contributor(s):: Pichová, Katarína, Košťál, Ľubor, de Haan, Tara I., van der Eijk, Jerine A. J., Rodenburg, T. Bas

  15. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Wasantha Jayawardene, Lesa Huber, Jimmy McDonnell, Laurel Curran, Sarah Larson, Stephanie Dickinson, Xiwei Chen, Erika Pena, Aletha Carson, Jeanne Johnston

    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...

  16. Evaluation of the fitbark activity monitor for measuring physical activity in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J., Decock, D.

    Accelerometers track changes in physical activity which can indicate health and welfare concerns in dogs. The FitBark 2 (FitBark) is an accelerometer for use with dogs; however, no studies have externally validated this tool. The objective of this study was to evaluate FitBark criterion...

  17. Evaluation of the tri-axial accelerometer to identify and predict parturition-related activities of Debouillet ewes in an intensive setting

    | Contributor(s):: Gurule, Sara C., Tobin, Colin T., Bailey, Derek W., Hernandez Gifford, Jennifer A.

  18. Investigating the Impact of Brief Outings on the Welfare of Dogs Living in US Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Barber, R. T., Feuerbacher, E. N., Platzer, J. M., Wynne, C. D. L.

  19. Effects of Simulated Horseback Riding on Balance, Postural Sway, and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Parkinson's Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Goudy, L. S., Rigby, B. R., Silliman-French, L., Becker, K. A.

  20. Effects of horn status on behaviour in fattening cattle in the field and during reactivity tests

    | Contributor(s):: Reiche, Anna-Maria, Dohme-Meier, Frigga, Claudia Terlouw, E. M.

    Disbudding is in the short-term invasive and needs pharmacological pain treatment but it facilitates animal management. The present study investigates the longer-term consequences on behaviour to evaluate possible effects on animal welfare. Experiment 1 (E1) used 81 bulls up to the age of 12 and...