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  1. Assigning degrees of ease or difficulty for pet animal maintenance: the EMODE system concept

    Contributor(s):: Warwick, C., Steedman, C., Jessop, M., Toland, E., Lindley, S.

    Pet animal management is subject to varied husbandry practices and the resulting consequences often impact negatively on animal welfare. The perceptions held by someone who proposes to keep an animal regarding the ease or difficulty with which its biological needs can be provided for in captivity...

  2. Associations between individuals and home-range behaviour in natural flocks of three breeds of domestic sheep

    Contributor(s):: Arnold, G. W., Wallace, S. R., Rea, W. A.

  3. Attachment to companion animals among older pet owners

    Contributor(s):: Stallones, L., Marx, M. B., Garrity, T. F., Johnson, T. P.

    Psychometric properties are examined in a pet-attachment index used in a national probability survey of households including at least one resident aged 65 or older. Cronbach's alpha for the overall scale was 0.58, indicating low but acceptable internal reliability. Internal structure was...

  4. Attachment to pets among eighth graders

    Contributor(s):: Stevens, L. T.

    The Pet Attachment Survey (PAS) developed by the University of Minnesota's Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments (CENSHARE) and a demographic survey developed by the researcher were administered to eighth graders in two rural public schools and one urban public school in...

  5. Attempts to modify the responses of domestic fowl towards human beings. I. The association of human contact with a food reward

    Contributor(s):: Murphy, L. B., Duncan, I. J. H.

  6. Attitude to animals and empathy: comparing animal protection and general community samples

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    | Contributor(s):: Signal, T. D., Taylor, N.

    Although a number of studies have examined a range of demographic and personality variables that may impact upon attitudes towards the treatment of non-human species, little consensus has been reached within the literature. The aim of the current study was to evaluate and assess levels of...

  7. Attitudes of Canadian beef producers toward animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Spooner, J. M., Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.

  8. Attitudes of Veterinary Teaching Staff and Exposure of Veterinary Students to Early-Age Desexing, with Review of Current Early-Age Desexing Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Alannah Jupe, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Sophie Fleming

    Approximately 50% of cats admitted to Australian shelters are kittens, and 26% of dogs are puppies, and, particularly for cats, euthanasia rates are often high. Cats can be pregnant by 4 months of age, yet the traditional desexing age is 5–6 months, and studies in Australasia and Nth...

  9. Attitudes to animal euthanasia in Japan: a brief review of cultural influences

    | Contributor(s):: Kogure, N., Yamazaki, K.

    In 1987, the Fogle and Abrahamson questionnaire on pet loss and human emotions was published in a Japanese veterinary journal, and 72 readers responded by completing and returning the form. In 1988, the questionnaire, supplemented by two more questions on euthanasia, was used to survey the 4,500...

  10. Attitudes towards catch-and-release recreational angling, angling practices and perceptions of pain and welfare in fish in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Muir, R., Keown, A. J., Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J.

    Although there is still some debate regarding whether fish have the capacity to feel pain, recent scientific research seems to support the notion that fish can indeed suffer. However, the continued scientific discourse has led to questions regarding how members of the public perceive issues of...

  11. Availability of and involvement with pets by children: determinants and correlates

    | Contributor(s):: Melson, F. G.

    Determinants of pet ownership and involvement with pets by children from preschool age to preadolescence were assessed from reports of 707 parents. The relationship between pet ownership and involvement with pets and involvement in leisure and work activities by children was also examined. Child...

  12. Avoidance reactions of domestic dogs to unfamiliar male and female humans in a kennel setting

    | Contributor(s):: Lore, R. K., Eisenberg, F. B.

    Many kennel owners and veterinarians prefer women assistants because it is assumed that women elicit less avoidance from domestic animals than men. To evaluate this assumption, 10 male and 10 female dogs were given two human-reaction tests to assess their behaviour in the presence of an...

  13. Baby Steps: Minnesota Raises Certain Forms of Animal Cruelty to Felony Status

    | Contributor(s):: Corwin R. Kruse

    The relationships between humans and animals are complex and contradictory; we welcome them into our homes and treat them as members of the family, yet we inflict upon them all manner of atrocities. Although laws prohibiting cruelty to animals exist in all...

  14. Behavior and ecology of a small group of urban dogs (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Fox, M. W., Beck, A. M., Blackman, E.

  15. Behavior of female African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in captivity

    | Contributor(s):: Adams, J., Berg, J. K.

  16. Behavioral differences between owner surrender and stray domestic cats after entering an animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Dybdall, K., Strasser, R., Katz, T.

    Animals entering a shelter environment may behave differently upon arrival depending upon their previous experiences and life history. To examine this, 86 domestic cats were scored using a seven-level behavioral measure for the first 3 days upon entering an animal shelter. Data were then grouped...

  17. Behavioral management at the Phoenix Zoo: new strategies and perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Tresz, H.

    It all started with a seemingly simple decision to re-evaluate and document the Phoenix Zoo's behavioral management protocol. The purpose of this project was to present proactive standards for the care and psychological well-being of our living collection, while meeting or exceeding the...

  18. Behavioral patterns of domestic sheep and their relationship to coyote predation

    | Contributor(s):: Gluesing, E. A., Balph, D. F., Knowlton, F. F.

  19. Behaviour and abomasal damage in individual veal calves

    | Contributor(s):: Wiepkema, P. R., Hellemond, K. K. van, Roessingh, P., Romberg, H.

  20. Behaviour and welfare in relation to pathology

    | Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M.

    Behaviour is an important way of adapting to disease for individuals and selective pressures resulting from disease have had major consequences for the evolution of behaviour. Behaviour, adrenal and other physiological responses, immunological responses and brain activity all help in coping with...