Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team
Contributor(s):: Churchill, J., Ward, E.
Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...
Conspecific discrimination and social preference in the laying hen
Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, R. H.
Hens were presented with a choice between a number of individual conspecifics (chambers with familiar or unfamiliar birds, or empty chambers) in a multi-choice test area. They chose to spend significantly more time aggregating with familiar conspecifics rather than unfamiliar conspecifics. The...
Contamination of Environmental Surfaces With Staphylococcus aureus in Households With Children Infected With Methicillin-Resistant S aureus
Contributor(s):: Fritz, Stephanie A., Hogan, Patrick G., Singh, Lauren N., Thompson, Ryley M., Wallace, Meghan A., Whitney, Krista, Al-Zubeidi, Duha, Burnham, Carey-Ann D., Fraser, Victoria J.
Controversy and Consolation: The Animal in the Royal Court, Madame and her Spaniels
Contributor(s):: Probes, Christine McCall
Correctional Education as Therapeutic Change: Exploring the Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs with Incarcerated Women
Contributor(s):: Ciez, Terrie
Could empathy for animals have been an adaptation in the evolution of Homo sapiens ?
Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Paul, E. S.
In humans, empathy has emotional and cognitive components, both of which are linked to caring and nurturant behaviour. Variations in each of these facets of empathy were likely to have been accessible to natural selection during the evolution of Homo, although the likely details of their...
Culture of violence: Animals as double victims of the 'animal production' industry
Contributor(s):: Whitley, Cameron Thomas
Defining human: Species, sanity, and legal subjecthood
Contributor(s):: Weller, Kris
Description of the behaviour of domestic dog ( Canis familiaris ) by experienced and inexperienced people
| Contributor(s):: Tami, G., Gallagher, A.
Although dogs have played an important role in human society since their domestication 100,000 years ago, human ability to interpret dog body language and facial expressions has received little attention in the literature on human-dog interactions. The present study describes a preliminary...
Development and testing of an on-farm welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats
| Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Stubsjoen, S. M., Valle, P. S.
Differences in fearfulness indicated by tonic immobility between laying hens in aviaries and in cages
| Contributor(s):: Hansen, I., Braastad, B. O., Storbraten, J., Tofastrud, M.
The differences in fearfulness between laying hens housed in aviaries and in cages were investigated using the tonic immobility (TI) test. Norwegian light hybrid White Leghorn hens were housed in battery cages and in three types of aviaries: the Marielund, the Laco-Voletage and the Tiered Wire...
Diurnal and individual variation in behaviour of restricted-fed broiler breeders
| Contributor(s):: Savory, C. J., Kostal, L., Hughes, B. O.
| Contributor(s):: Kostal, L., Savory, C. J., Hughes, B. O.
Does group size have an impact on welfare indicators in fattening pigs?
| Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.
Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...
Does it bite? The role of stimuli characteristics on preschoolers' interactions with robots, insects and a dog
| Contributor(s):: Howard, L., Vick, S. J.
While there is increasing interest in the impact of animal interactions upon children's wellbeing and attitudes, there has been less attention paid to the specific characteristics of the animals that attract and engage children. We used a within-subjects design to explore how differences in...
Dog breed differences in visual communication with humans
| Contributor(s):: Konno, A., Romero, T., Inoue-Murayama, M., Saito, A., Hasegawa, T.
Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) have developed a close relationship with humans through the process of domestication. In human-dog interactions, eye contact is a key element of relationship initiation and maintenance. Previous studies have suggested that canine ability to produce human-directed...
Dog obesity: can dog caregivers' (owners') feeding and exercise intentions and behaviors be predicted from attitudes?
| Contributor(s):: Rohlf, V. I., Toukhsati, S., Coleman, G. J., Bennett, P. C.
Dog obesity is a common nutritional disorder affecting up to 40% of the companion animal (pet) dog population in Australia and other developed nations. A clear understanding of factors determining relevant caregiver (owner) behaviors underpins effective treatment for this disorder. The theory of...
Dogs and blood pressure in non-dog owners
| Contributor(s):: Natasha Adamson
Several studies have shown that the presence of a dog can reduce blood pressure during a stressful situation. A study done in 2001 demonstrated that for blood pressure to be reduced during a stressor the subjects must be dog owners. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if four, one...
Domestication, selection, behaviour and welfare of animals - genetic mechanisms for rapid responses
| Contributor(s):: Jensen, P.
Increased production has been the major goal of animal breeding for many decades, and the correlated side-effects have grown to become a major issue in animal welfare. In this paper, the main genetic mechanisms in which such side-effects may occur are reviewed with examples from our own research...
Effect of Human-Animal Interactions on Retail Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Job Performance
| Contributor(s):: Davis, Michelle E.