Evaluation of association between retention in the home and attendance at puppy socialization classes
Contributor(s):: Duxbury, M. M., Jackson, J. A., Line, S. W., Anderson, R. K.
Feline behavior guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners
Contributor(s):: Overall, K. L., Rodan, I., Beaver, B. V., Carney, H., Crowell-Davis, S., Hird, N., Kudrak, S., Wexler-Mitchel, E.
The benefits of living with a pet are now well recognized. By preventing and treating behavior problems, veterinarians have the opportunity to protect and strengthen the human-animal bond and increase the quality of life for pets and pet owners. The goal of the American Association of Feline...
Pets and older people
Proceedings of the 6th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting (IVBM), Riccione, Italy, 17-19 June 2007
A total of 43 abstracts of papers presented at the 6th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting are included in this issue. The following topics are covered: behaviour; behavioural medicine; and clinical ethology; behavioural development; relationship and influence of owners on behaviour;...
Discrimination between shepherds by lambs reared under artificial conditions
Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Nowak, R., Despres, G., Tournadre, H., Le Neindre, P.
Ageing does not significantly affect performance in a spatial learning task in the domestic cat ( Felis silvestris catus )
Contributor(s):: McCune, S., Stevenson, J., Fretwell, L., Thompson, A., Mills, D. S.
A spatial learning task was used to examine cognitive function in 36 cats (1.0-15.1 years of age), with a control for motor function. No significant age-related decline in cognitive function was found. Initial selection of 75 cats showed no significant age differences between young (0-3 years),...
A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals
Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.
The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...
Socialization classes for puppies and kittens
Contributor(s):: Crowell-Davis, S. L.
The third age
Contributor(s):: Hurst, C.