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Influence of age and experience rider on differentiate the behaviour of recreational horses being prepared for use
Contributor(s):: Jastrzebska, E., Wilk, I.
Process Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Feasibility and Relevance of a Dog-Assisted Therapy Program in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome
Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.
Help-Seeking Among Abused Women With Pets: Evidence From a Canadian Sample
Contributor(s):: Barrett, B. J., Fitzgerald, A., Peirone, A., Stevenson, R., Cheung, C. H.
Avoidance Distance in Sheltered Cows and Its Association with Other Welfare Parameters
Contributor(s):: Sharma, A., Phillips, C. J. C.
Jaguar and puma captivity and trade among the Maya: Stable isotope data from Copan, Honduras
| Contributor(s):: Nawa Sugiyama, William L. Fash, Christine A.M. France
From Moctezuma’s zoo to animals kept in captivity at Teotihuacan, there is increasing evidence that Mesoamericans managed wild animals for a myriad of purposes. The present study situates ritualized animal management of highly symbolic fauna in the broader context of Classic Mesoamerica...
Asian Livestock Industry Leaders' Perceptions of the Importance of, and Solutions for, Animal Welfare Issues
| Contributor(s):: Sinclair, M., Phillips, C. J. C.
Validation of a Commercially Available Enzyme ImmunoAssay for the Determination of Oxytocin in Plasma Samples from Seven Domestic Animal Species
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| Contributor(s):: Cecile Bienboire-Frosini, Camille Chabaud, Alessandro Cozzi, Elisa Codecasa, Patrick Pageat
The neurohormone oxytocin (OT) has a broad range of behavioral effects in mammals. It modulates a multitude of social behaviors, e.g., affiliative and sexual interactions. Consequently, the OT role in various animal species is increasingly explored. However, several issues have been raised...
Positive Thinking as a Moral and Existential Virtue
| Contributor(s):: Sandu, Frunza
More than 50% of Clostridium difficile Isolates from Pet Dogs in Flagstaff, USA, Carry Toxigenic Genotypes
| Contributor(s):: Nathan E. Stone, Lindsay C. Sidak-Loftis, Jason W. Sahl, Adam J. Vazquez, Kristin B. Wiggins, John D. Gillece, Nathan D. Hicks, James M. Schupp, Joseph D. Busch, Paul Keim, David M. Wagner
Nosocomial acquisition of Clostridium difficile is well documented, yet recent studies have highlighted the importance of community acquired infections and identified community associated reservoirs for this pathogen. Multiple studies have implicated companion pets and farm animals as...
A survey of the impact of owning a service dog on quality of life for individuals with physical and hearing disability: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Turner, A., MacMichael, J., Mills, D. S.
Pet dogs' behavior when the owner and an unfamiliar person attend to a faux rival
| Contributor(s):: Prato-Previde, E., Nicotra, V., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P.
Danger! Danger! Danger!, or When Animals Might Attack: The Adventure Activist Genre
| Contributor(s):: Mark. L Berrettini
An analysis of the current state of the adventure activist genre in film, centering on The Crocodile Hunter and Project Grizzly.
Welfare Status of Working Horses and Owners′ Perceptions of Their Animals
| Contributor(s):: Daniela Luna, Rodrigo A. Vasquez, Manuel Rojas, Tamara A. Tadich
Appropriate strategies aimed at improving the welfare of working horses should contemplate the assessment of welfare status, as well as the evaluation of the human–animal relationship within each geo-cultural context. We assessed and compared the welfare status of working horses in two...
Liminal spaces : therapeutic encounters between horses and adolecents
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Terre Blanche
In this study, the intersections between Equine Assisted Psychotherapeutic interventions and adolescence are explored. Equine Assisted therapeutic work has recently gained much popularity in the field of psychology, due to many reported benefits, which include the value of the use of the horse as...
Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species
| Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.
This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...
In the water with white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Apps, K., Dimmock, K., Lloyd, D., Huveneers, C.
White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...
A Comparison of Zoo Animal Behavior in the Presence of Familiar and Unfamiliar People
| Contributor(s):: Martin, R. A., Melfi, V.
The changing social meanings of pets and their alternative futures
| Contributor(s):: Ya-ling Chou