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  1. Differences in the Search Behavior of Cancer Detection Dogs Trained to Have Either a Sit or Stand-Stare Final Response

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Essler, Clara Wilson, Alexander C. Verta, Rebecca Feuer, Cynthia M. Otto

    Recent literature has demonstrated that dogs have the potential to detect, and communicate the presence of, various human diseases. However, there is a lack of investigation into whether commonplace training differences within the field could influence a dog's behavior during a biomedical...

  2. A preliminary investigation of the feeding behaviour of dairy goat kids reared away from their dams on a computerised ad libitum milk feeding system

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    | Contributor(s):: Vickery, H. M., Meagher, R. K., Stergiadis, S., Neal, R. A.

  3. Genetic and environmental parameters for behavioural responses towards humans in farmed ostriches

    | Contributor(s):: Muvhali, Pfunzo T., Bonato, Maud, Engelbrecht, Anel, Malecki, Irek A., Cloete, Schalk W. P.

    This study investigated the effect of human-ostrich interactions at an early age on behavioural responses towards humans later in life, as well as computed genetic parameters for behavioural responses towards humans. Responses recorded were a willingness to approach a human handler, allowing...

  4. Suckling activity and calf growth in a group of crossbred cows each rearing two foster calves

    | Contributor(s):: Rosecrans, J. G., Hohenboken, W. D.

    Each of 3 Limousin X (Holstein-Friesian (HF) X Aberdeen-Angus) and 6 Limousin X (HF X Hereford) cows was presented with 2 alien calves within 5 min of parturition. Each cow's own calf was removed, and later fostered to another cow. Foster trios were observed periodically until introduction to...

  5. Critical problems for research in animal sheltering, a conceptual analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Horecka, K., Neal, S.

    Animal shelter research has seen significant increases in participation over the past several decades from academic organizations, private organizations, public entities, and even corporations that aims to improve shelter programs, processes, operations, and outcomes for the various...

  6. Cat coat color, personality traits and the cat-owner relationship scale: a study with cat owners in Mexico

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    | Contributor(s):: Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T., Landero-Hernandez, R.

    Studies regarding the cat-owner bond are quite rare, and several aspects merit more research, including personality trait differences in cats related to coat color and the cat-owner relationship. The objectives of the study were to describe, from the perspective of their owners, the personality...

  7. Reasons for guardian-relinquishment of dogs to shelters: animal and regional predictors in British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.

    Dogs are relinquished to animal shelters for animal-related or guardian-related reasons. Understanding what drives relinquishment patterns is essential for informing intervention opportunities to keep animals with their guardians. Whereas, overall reasons for relinquishment in a given shelter...

  8. Dogs working in schools-safety awareness and animal welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Bidoli, E. M. Y., Firnkes, A., Bartels, A., Erhard, M. H., Doring, D.

    Gaining popularity, animal-assisted education is thought to enhance learning processes and children's development, inter alia. While previous research has focused on these potential positive effects for the pupils, animal welfare and human safety in the classroom are aspects that have hardly...

  9. Human-animal interactions during on-farm truck loading of finishing pigs for slaughter transport

    | Contributor(s):: Wilhelmsson, Sofia, Andersson, Maria, Hemsworth, Paul H., Yngvesson, Jenny, Hultgren, Jan

  10. Leveraging behavioural science to address pet obesity

    | Contributor(s):: Webb, T.

    2022Veterinary Times523718-191352-9374Englishtext

  11. A simple collar can make all the difference: a practical solution to a potentially serious equine welfare problem

    | Contributor(s):: Randle, H., Dennis, A.

  12. Cross-species replication of functional analysis methodology

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, Steven W.

  13. Encountering pandas and their valleys in precarious times: a tourism assemblage perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Ong, ChinEe, Xu, SiMin, Yang, XueKe

  14. Feline scratching in undesirable areasSkrabani kocek na nezadoucich mistech

    | Contributor(s):: Kovaffkova, S.

  15. Pandemic puppies and interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.

    2022Veterinary Times523710-10, 121352-9374Englishtext

  16. Environmental and training factors affect canine detection probabilities for terrestrial newt surveys

    | Contributor(s):: Grimm-Seyfarth, A.

  17. An overview of dog training and behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Todd, Z.

    2022Veterinary Ireland Journal126320-3242009-3942Englishtext

  18. Impact of two commercial weaning and transport strategies on piglet behaviour, body weight change, lesions and lameness following transport

    | Contributor(s):: Golightly, Hannah R., Brown, Jennifer, Bergeron, Renée, Poljak, Zvonimir, Seddon, Yolande M., O’Sullivan, Terri L.

  19. Reported Behavioural Differences between Geldings and Mares Challenge Sex-Driven Stereotypes in Ridden Equine Behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Aune, Kate Fenner, Bethany Wilson, Elissa Cameron, Andrew McLean, Paul McGreevy

    Horse trainers and riders may have preconceived ideas of horse temperament based solely on the sex of the horse. A study (n = 1233) of horse enthusiasts (75% of whom had more than 8 years of riding experience) revealed that riders prefer geldings over mares and stallions. While these data may...

  20. Prioritization of Farm Animal Welfare Issues Using Expert Consensus

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    | Contributor(s):: Fiona C. Rioja-Lang, Melanie Connor, Heather J. Bacon, Alistair B. Lawrence, Cathy M. Dwyer

    Prioritization of animal welfare issues can help identify which areas most require research funding and raise awareness of best practices. A modified Delphi method was used to obtain expert opinion on the highest priority welfare issues for UK farmed livestock. Fifty-eight UK-based experts were...