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.
Inter-individual Distance in Different Captive Packs of Iberian Wolf (Canis lupus signatus): Management Applications
Contributor(s):: Soriano, Ana Isabel, Vinyoles, Dolors, Maté, Carmen
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.
To live with a wagging tailed assistant – service and hearing dog ownership from the perspective of swedish owners
Contributor(s):: Lundqvist, Martina, Levin, Lars‐Åke, Alwin, Jenny, Nedlund, Ann‐Charlotte
Sleep Duration and Behaviours: A Descriptive Analysis of a Cohort of Dogs up to 12 Months of Age
Contributor(s):: Kinsman, R., Owczarczak-Garstecka, S., Casey, R., Knowles, T., Tasker, S., Woodward, J., Da Costa, R., Murray, J.
Flooring and driving conditions during road transport influence the behavioural expression of cattle
Contributor(s):: Stockman, Catherine A., Collins, Teresa, Barnes, Anne L., Miller, David, Wickham, Sarah L., Beatty, David T., Blache, Dominique, Wemelsfelder, Francoise, Fleming, Patricia A.
This study examined whether observers could distinguish between cattle that were exposed to various road transport conditions: Experiment 1 compared a manipulated flooring treatment (non-grip flooring, NG) with a control transport event (grip flooring, G) and Experiment 2 compared a manipulated...
Three-dimensional analysis of horse and human gaits in therapeutic riding
Contributor(s):: Uchiyama, Hidehiko, Ohtani, Nobuyo, Ohta, Mitsuaki
Therapeutic horse riding or hippotherapy is used as an intervention for treating individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Equine-assisted interventions are based on the hypothesis that the movement of the horse's pelvis during horseback riding resembles human ambulation, and thus...
Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of Angus steers during pre-slaughter handling and relationship with temperament and physiological responses
Contributor(s):: Stockman, Catherine A., McGilchrist, Peter, Collins, Teresa, Barnes, Anne L., Miller, David, Wickham, Sarah L., Greenwood, Paul L., Cafe, Linda M., Blache, Dominique, Wemelsfelder, Francoise, Fleming, Patricia A.
This study examined the behavioural expression of cattle immediately prior to slaughter through the process of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA), and compared these results to measurements of physiology and temperament. Twenty-eight Angus steers were filmed while in a funnel chute as they...
Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study
Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.
Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...
Influence of age and experience rider on differentiate the behaviour of recreational horses being prepared for use
Contributor(s):: Jastrzebska, E., Wilk, I.
Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of Bos indicus cattle after surgical castration
Contributor(s):: Vindevoghel, Thinza V., Fleming, Patricia A., Hyndman, Timothy H., Musk, Gabrielle C., Laurence, Michael, Collins, Teresa
There are various methods to perform castration of cattle, but surgical castration is the most common. Although it is well documented that surgical procedures inflict pain, analgesic use is usually omitted for surgical castration of production animals in Australia. This study compares the...
Application of Free Choice Profiling to assess the emotional state of dogs housed in shelter environments
Contributor(s):: Arena, Laura, Wemelsfelder, Franҫoise, Messori, Stefano, Ferri, Nicola, Barnard, Shanis
Dogs housed in shelters may experience poor welfare. To ensure these dogs a good quality of life, welfare assessment tools should be sensitive not only to the animals’ physical health but also to their mental state, including the assessment of positive and negative emotions. In this study, we...
Wildlife tourism: Underwater behavioral responses of South American sea lions to swimmers
Contributor(s):: Dans, S. L., Crespo, E. A., Coscarella, M. A.
The aim of the present study was to describe the type of interaction between swimmers and sea lions, during tourist trips, at a small colony in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Particularly we explored if sea lions would show agonistic behaviors towards people, or behaviors that potentially poses a...
Behavioural analysis of captive tigers (Panthera tigris): A water pool makes the difference
Contributor(s):: Biolatti, Cristina, Modesto, Paola, Dezzutto, Daniela, Pera, Francesca, Tarantola, Martina, Gennero, Maria Silvia, Maurella, Cristiana, Acutis, Pier Luigi
The activity budgets of seven captive tigers (Panthera tigris) housed in four zoological gardens (A, B, C, D) were analysed to assess their welfare and to relate it to several variables, including enclosure type, management, and animal history. Behaviours were recorded by instantaneous focal...
Identifying blood-based biomarkers associated with aggression in weaned pigs after mixing
Contributor(s):: Shen, Chunyan, Tong, Xian, Chen, Ruonan, Gao, Siyuan, Liu, Xinpeng, Schinckel, Allan P., Li, Yuan, Xu, Feilong, Zhou, Bo
Animal behavior, including agonistic behavior, is regulated by various neurotransmitters and hormones in the blood. To Identify blood-based biomarkers associated with aggression in weaned pigs after mixing, a total of 500 weaned pigs from 65 litters were selected and mixed into 51 pens with...
Fractal measures in activity patterns: Do gastrointestinal parasites affect the complexity of sheep behaviour?
Contributor(s):: Burgunder, Jade, Petrželková, Klára J., Modrý, David, Kato, Akiko, MacIntosh, Andrew J. J.
Gastrointestinal nematodes are known to be one of the most economically important parasites in livestock production. In order to test whether fractal analysis of behaviour can be used as a diagnostic tool for detection of infected animals, we investigated fractal patterns in the behavioural...
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.
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...