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  1. "Ti-Koyo and His Shark". Human-animal brotherhood from Clement Richer to Italo Calvino and Folco Quilici

    Contributor(s):: Damiano Benvegnu

    Ti-Koyo e il suo pescecane [Ti-Coyo and His Shark] is a 1962 film by Italian film director and screenwriter Folco Quilici. Based on a novel by the Martinican writer Clement Richer entitled Ti-Coyo et son requin (Ti-Coyo and his [White] Shark, 1941) but adapted for cinema by Italo Calvino (who...

  2. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

    Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...

  3. 'Animal Ethics Dilemma': an interactive learning tool for university and professional training

    Contributor(s):: Hanlon, A. J., Algers, A., Dich, T., Hansen, T., Loor, H., Sandoe, P.

    'Animal Ethics Dilemma' is a freely available computer-supported learning tool ( or which has been developed primarily for veterinary undergraduates but is applicable also to students in other fields of animal science. The objectives of the computer...

  4. A note on multiple fostering of calves on to nurse cows at a few days post partum.

    Contributor(s):: Kent, J. P.

  5. A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams

    | Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.

    This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students ( n=78) were randomly assigned to order of a therapy-dog intervention and attention-control condition, each 15 minutes long....

  6. A study on validity and reliability of on-farm tests to measure human-animal relationship in horses and donkeys

    | Contributor(s):: Costa, E. dalla, Dai, F., Murray, L. A. M., Guazzetti, S., Canali, E., Minero, M.

    The development and maintenance of a positive human-horse/donkey relationship is essential in order to decrease accidents and reduce negative states of equine welfare. In many animal species the reaction of animals to humans during specific behavioural tests is influenced by their past...

  7. Ambiguous mice, speaking rats: crossing and affirming the great divides in scientific practice

    | Contributor(s):: Dennis, S.

  8. An archaeological and historical review of the relationships between felids and people

    | Contributor(s):: Faure, E., Kitchener, A. C.

    A review of the archaeological and historical records reveals several lines of evidence that people have had close relationships with felids. Almost 40% of felid species have been tamed on all continents, excluding Europe and Oceania, but only one species was domesticated. However, taming...

  9. An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets

    | Contributor(s):: Baker, Z. G., Petit, W. E., Brown, C. M.

    The present research examines relationships between people and their pets through the lens of the Rusbult Investment Model. The Rusbult Investment Model identifies important antecedents to commitment in a relationship: satisfaction with the relationship, quality of alternatives to the...

  10. Animal cruelty and child abuse: a call for awareness

    | Contributor(s):: Rosenthal, C.

  11. Animal Farm's Lessons for Literary (and) Animal Studies

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    | Contributor(s):: McHugh, Susan

  12. Animal science student attitudes to farm animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Heleski, C. R., Zanella, A. J.

    Understanding attitudes toward farm animal welfare has the potential to foster an important link between the researching of welfare issues and the implementation of those findings. In this study, we examined the attitudes and knowledge base of university animal science students, who represent...

  13. Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Beierl, B.

  14. Assessing quality of life in companion and kennelled dogs: a critical review

    | Contributor(s):: Hewson, C. J., Hiby, E. F., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    Two distinct approaches have emerged for the assessment of quality of life (QoL) and welfare in domestic dogs. One approach, which has so far been applied only to companion dogs, is derived from proxy assessment of QoL in human beings, with the owner or veterinarian acting as the proxy. Because...

  15. Assessment time of the Welfare Quality protocol for dairy cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Vries, M. de, Engel, B., Uijl, I. den, Schaik, G. van, Dijkstra, T., Boer, I. de, Bokkers, E. A. M.

  16. Attenuation of the domestic chick's fear of human beings via regular handling: in search of a sensitive period

    | Contributor(s):: Jones, R. B., Waddington, D.

    This study assessed the fear of human beings at 19-21 days of age in individually housed female chicks which had been handled twice either between 1 and 9, 10 and 18 or 1 and 18 days of age, and in non-handled controls. Regular handling reduced behavioural inhibition, avoidance of the...

  17. Aversion of domestic fowl to whole-body vibratory motion

    | Contributor(s):: Rutter, S. M., Randall, J. M.

    Although human response to whole-body vibration has been studied in some detail, there has been little research into animal response to such stimulation even though the welfare of domestic animals may be compromised during transport. A study is described in which domestic fowls were tested in a...

  18. Behavioral and self-report measures influencing children's reported attachment to their dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Hall, N. J., Liu, JingWen, Kertes, D., Wynne, C. D. L.

    Despite the prevalence of dogs as family pets and increased scientific interest in canine behavior, few studies have investigated characteristics of the child or dog that influence the child-dog relationship. In the present study, we explored how behavioral and some self-report measures...

  19. Behavioural reactivity of ewes and lambs during partial and total social isolation

    | Contributor(s):: Barnard, S., Matthews, L. R., Messori, S., Vulpiani, M. P., Ferri, N.

    This work investigated the differences in the reactivity of Sarda (primiparous n=18, multiparous n=17) and Dorset (multiparous n=8) breeds of sheep and their singleton lambs to two challenging test situations involving a mother-lamb partial separation test and an isolation test. Non-parametric...

  20. Behavioural responses of laying hens to carriage on horizontal and inclined conveyors

    | Contributor(s):: Scott, G. B., Moran, P.

    Groups of end-of-lay (spent) hens were subjected to 3 different treatments on a short flat-belt conveyor. Observations of bird behaviour indicated that the incidences of wing flapping, loss of balance and alarm calling signficantly increased when birds were conveyed up and down slopes in...