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  1. Humans can identify cats' affective states from subtle facial expressions

    Contributor(s):: Dawson, L. C., Cheal, J., Niel, L., Mason, G.

  2. Perceptions of Equid Well Being Well-Being in South Dakota

    Contributor(s):: McNeill, Lindsey R., Bott, Rebecca C., Mastellar, Sara L., Djira, Gemechis, Carroll, Heidi K.

    In South Dakota, the status of equid well being is relatively unknown. This study sought to (a) gain understanding about the current perceptions of nonhuman animal well being in South Dakota, with an emphasis on horses and other equids; (b) determine the level of care equids are reportedly...

  3. Survivors' experiences of pet abuse within the cycle of domestic violence

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, Taylor Chastain

  4. Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat

    Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich

  5. Critical Review of Research Methods Used to Consider the Impact of Human–Animal Interaction on Older Adults' Health

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Gee, Nancy R.

  6. The Effects of a Summer Camp Program in China on Children's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Toward Animals: A Model for Conservation Education

    Contributor(s):: Sarah M. Bexell, Olga S. Jarrett, Xu Ping

    This summative evaluation, conducted in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, studied whether participation in a conservation education camp positively changed 8–12-year-old children’s (a) knowledge of how to protect animals, (b) care about animals, (c) propensity for environmental and...

  7. Changes in the Welfare of an Injured Working Farm Dog Assessed Using the Five Domains Model

    Contributor(s):: Katherine E. Littlewood, David J. Mellor

    The present structured, systematic and comprehensive welfare evaluation of an injured working farm dog using the Five Domains Model is of interest in its own right. It is also an example for others wanting to apply the Model to welfare evaluations in different species and contexts. Six stages of...

  8. The Rescue and Rehabilitation of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in Southeast Queensland

    Contributor(s):: Emily Burton, Andrew Tribe

    Koala populations in southeast Queensland are under threat from many factors, particularly habitat loss, dog attack, vehicle trauma and disease. Animals not killed from these impacts are often rescued and taken into care for rehabilitation, and eventual release back to the wild if deemed to be...

  9. Moving beyond the "Five Freedoms" by Updating the "Five Provisions" and Introducing Aligned "Animal Welfare Aims"

    Contributor(s):: David J. Mellor

    Although the Five Freedoms paradigm has been very influential in shaping animal welfare thinking for the last two decades, it has two key disadvantages. First, the focus on “freedom” from a range of negative experiences and states has been misunderstood in a number of quarters to mean...

  10. Animal Welfare: Freedoms, Dominions and "A Life Worth Living"

    Contributor(s):: John Webster

    This opinion paper considers the relative validity and utility of three concepts: the Five Freedoms (FF), Five Domains (FD) and Quality of Life (QoL) as tools for the analysis of animal welfare. The aims of FF and FD are different but complementary. FD seeks to assess the impact of the physical...

  11. Updating Animal Welfare Thinking: Moving beyond the "Five Freedoms" towards "A Life Worth Living"

    Contributor(s):: David J. Mellor

    The Five Freedoms have had major impact on animal welfare thinking internationally. However, despite clear initial statements that the words ‘freedom from’ should indicate ‘as free as possible from’, the Freedoms have come to be represented as absolute or fundamental...

  12. Animal Experimentation as a Form of Rescue

    Contributor(s):: Alexander Zambrano Mr.

    In this paper I explore a new approach to the ethics of animal experimentation by conceiving of it as a form of rescue. The notion of rescue, I suggest, involves some moral agent(s) performing an action or series of actions, whose end is to prevent or alleviate serious harm to another party, harm...

  13. Animals and Causal Impotence: A Deontological View

    Contributor(s):: Blake Hereth

    In animal ethics, some ethicists such as Peter Singer argue that we ought not to purchase animal products because doing so causally contributes to unnecessary suffering. Others, such as Russ Shafer-Landau, counter that where such unnecessary suffering is not causally dependent on one’s...

  14. Understanding Life Skills Gained from and Reasons for Youth Participation in the Tennessee 4-H Sheep Skillathon

    Contributor(s):: Terra Kimes Davis, Christopher T. Stripling, Carrie A. Stephens, H. Dwight Loveday

    The high number of U.S. youth exhibiting at-risk behavior points to a lack of life skills development. We determined the effects of participating in one state's 4-H sheep skillathon on youths' life skills development and the youths' reasons for participating. The target population was...

  15. Effectiveness of Webinars as Educational Tools to Address Horse Industry Issues

    Contributor(s):: Kate E. Pulec, Christine D. Skelly, Colleen M. Brady, Elizabeth A. Greene, Kathleen P. Anderson

    A series of six webinars was developed and presented as part of an eXtension HorseQuest/My Horse University online educational program funded by the USA Equestrian Trust. The webinars addressed topics consistent with the goal of improving equine health and management practices through...

  16. Skillful in the management of the horse: the Comanches as southern plains pastoralists.

    Contributor(s):: Gerald Betty

    In the summer of 1719, several New Mexican Pueblo and Spanish settlements observed an increase in Comanche and Ute horse stealing.  On August 19, participants at a Council of War held in Santa Fe discussed the prospects of waging war on these Indians.  Several council members related...

  17. Saving feral horse populations: Does it really matter? A case study of wild horses from Doñana National Park in southern Spain

    Contributor(s):: J.L. Vega-Pla, J. Calderon, P.P. Rodriguez-Gallardo, A.M. Martinez, Ciro Rico

    In the 1980s, a conservation programme involving a feral horse population, the Retuertas horses from the Guadalquivir marshes, was started in the Doñana National Park. The analysis of an extensive genetic survey of this population, which now numbers 100 animals, and 10 additional European...

  18. Interdisciplinary approaches to zoonotic disease

    Contributor(s):: Robin Goodwin, David Schley, Ka-Man Lai, Graziano M. Ceddia, Julie Barnett, Nigel Cook

    Zoonotic infections are on the increase worldwide, but most research into the biological, environmental and life science aspects of these infections has been conducted in separation. In this review we bring together contemporary research in these areas to suggest a new, symbiotic framework which...

  19. Livestock Behavior as Related to Handling Facilities Design

    Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    Choice testing utilizing a Y -maze has becfn suckssfully used to 'test animal preferences. In this experiment, 12 female Angus X Hereford X Simmental X Charolaisheifen were given a choice of walking through a squeeze chute .(crush) or being restrained in a squeeze chute. The objective of the...

  20. The health and welfare of dogs belonging to homeless people

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    Contributor(s):: David Leonard Williams, Sarah Hogg

    A significant number of homeless people own dogs, with these animals contributing to the well-being of their owners by providing emotional support and in many cases, a reason for living as well as acting as what might be termed a social catalyst improving bonds between their owners. Yet many...