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  1. $250 000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.

  2. Economical care for rabid dog bite | Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti | TEDxKIITUniversity

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    | Contributor(s):: Omesh Kumar Bharti

    A field epidemiologist by profession and a leader in medical research. With his life-changing work on economical care for rabid dog bite, he has turned the table for thousands of people. Recognized by the WHO and felicitated by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2019, he is...

  3. The creative magic of black dogs | Emma O'Brien | TEDxPretoria

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    | Contributor(s):: Emma O'Brien

    Creativity What it is, how do you nurture it and why it's important. Find out how Emma discovered the power of authenticity with her black dog photography series, and how having the courage to share one's creativity with the world opens up opportunities and brings about positive change....

  4. Situating the study of jealousy in the context of social relationships.

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine E. Webb, Frans B. M. de Waal

    Whereas the feelings of other beings are private and may always remain so, emotions are simultaneously manifested in behavior, physiology, and other observables. Nonetheless, uncertainty about whether emotions can be studied adequately across species has promoted skepticism about their very...

  5. Conflict Behavior in Show Jumping Horses: A Field Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Ewa Jastrzębska, Anna Wolska, Michela Minero, Magdalena Ogłuszka, Bernadette Earley, Janusz Wejer, Aleksandra Górecka-Bruzda

    The study objective was to determine if there was a relationship between behavioral and physiological stress measures in sport horses and their performance. Nineteen horses competed in show jumping events (6 housed at the center and 13 transported), while 5 horses at home training served as...

  6. On-Farm Welfare Assessment of Horses: The Risks of Putting the Cart before the Horse

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    | Contributor(s):: Martine Hausberger, Noémie Lerch, Estelle Guilbaud, Mathilde Stomp, Marine Grandgeorge, Séverine Henry, Clémence Lesimple

    Although the question of animal welfare has been an important source of concern in the scientific community for several decades, many aspects are still under debate. On-farm assessments have to be rapid, acceptable to farmers and safe for both the assessors and animals. They are thus very...

  7. Warm Air Leads to Hazardous Ground Temperatures When Walking Dogs in Built and Natural Environments

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul Hudak

      Two case studies in Texas, one in a built environment and another in a natural setting, illustrate potential ground heat hazards when walking dogs on warm days. In the first case, temperatures of four different ground surfaces—concrete, grass, chip seal, and tar—were...

  8. Dog Owners' Perspectives on Canine Dental Health—A Questionnaire Study in Sweden

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    | Contributor(s):: Karolina Brunius Enlund, Carl Brunius, Jeanette Hanson, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd Viking Höglund, Pia Gustås, Ann Pettersson

    Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases affecting dogs, with a reported prevalence of at least 80% in dogs over 3 years of age. However, there is a lack of studies regarding dog owners’ assessment of their dog’s dental health, and whether they perceive clinical signs...

  9. Proposal of a customized animal welfare protocol for military kennels

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    | Contributor(s):: Otavio Augusto Brioschi Soares, Fernanda Ishi, José Luiz Vetorazzo, Felipe Borges Soares, Nivea De Mattos Goes Vieira

    The guarantee of animal welfare has been modernly approached in both physical and emotional aspects. The objective of this work was to propose a management protocol that maximizes animal welfare for working dogs, and that takes into account the particularities of Brazilian military...

  10. Review of Emerging and Re-Emerging Zoonotic Pathogens of Dogs in Nigeria: Missing Link in One Health Approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Dorcas A. Gado, David O. Ehizibolo, Clement A. Meseko, Neil E. Anderson, Peter W. W. Lurz

    Dogs live in close contact with humans as pets, for hunting, for security, and as a source of income. In addition, the meat is also consumed by some tribes in Nigeria. Dogs could therefore serve as reservoirs, carriers, and transmitters of zoonotic diseases. This review evaluates the literature...

  11. Electroencephalogram and Physiological Responses as Affected by Slaughter Empathy in Goats

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    | Contributor(s):: Kumar, Pavan, Abubakar, Ahmed Abubakar, Ahmed, Muideen Adewale, Hayat, Muhammad Nizam, Ajat, Mokrish, Kaka, Ubedullah, Goh, Yong Meng, Sazili, Awis Qurni

    Recent advances in emotions and cognitive science make it imperative to assess the emotional stress in goats at the time of slaughter. The present study was envisaged to study the electroencephalogram and physiological responses as affected by slaughter empathy in goats. A total of 12 goats...

  12. 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...

  13. Tactile responses to environmental enrichment in captive Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus)

    | Contributor(s):: Lucchini, Karen, Umeed, Rebecca, Santos, Paulo Jorge Parreira dos, Attademo, Fernanda Löffler Niemeyer, Luna, Fábia de Oliveira, Bezerra, Bruna

    Tactile signals are essential for Antillean manatee communication and survival because they facilitate interactions with conspecifics and the environment. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about tactile signal usage. This study aimed to assess captive Antillean manatee tactile and social...

  14. Not lost in translation: Changes in social dynamics in Bonobos after colony relocation and fusion with another group

    | Contributor(s):: Caselli, Marta, Malaman, Beatrice, Cordoni, Giada, Guéry, Jean-Pascal, Kok, José, Demuru, Elisa, Norscia, Ivan

    Animal welfare is affected by both physical and social environment and these aspects can be particularly critical for cognitively and socially-complex species, such as great apes. We observed a captive group of nine bonobos before (April-June 2021) and after relocation (June-August 2022) and we...

  15. Positive human interaction improves welfare in commercial breeding dogs: Evidence from attention bias and human sociability tests

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    | Contributor(s):: Baqueiro-Espinosa, Uri, Lo, Tsz Hin, Hunter, Rachel, Donnelly, Paul, McEvoy, Victoria, Crump, Andrew, Arnott, Gareth

    Intensive breeding practices found in large scale Commercial Breeding Establishments (CBEs) raise significant concerns about breeding dam welfare. Large-scale CBE dams spend most of their reproductive lives confined to kennels, with limited access to enriching experiences including positive human...

  16. The Show-Me State's Hidden Cruelty: How Missouri's Ag-Gag Laws Unconstitutionally Silence Animal-Welfare Whistleblowers

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    | Contributor(s):: Maggie Strong

  17. Welfare Assessment and Husbandry Practices of Working Horses in Fiji

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    | Contributor(s):: Navina Fröhlich, Patrick D. Sells, Rebecca Sommerville, Charlotte F. Bolwell, Charlotte Cantley, Jessica E. Martin, Stuart J. G. Gordon, Tamsin Coombs

    Research shows that working equids in low and middle-income countries play an essential role in supporting the livelihoods of their owners. The objective of the study was to provide the first description of the welfare status of working horses in Fiji by analysing animal-based parameters...

  18. Project Proposal: Operationalizing One Health in the Arctic.

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    | Contributor(s):: Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)

    "Objective of Project: Operationalize a One Health approach in the Arctic to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations across multiple scientific disciplines and Arctic communities in order to enhance resiliency of the Arctic inhabitants through an enhanced understanding of climatic...

  19. Garrano Horses Perceive Letters of the Alphabet on a Touchscreen System: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Schubert, Clara-Lynn, Ryckewaert, Barbara, Pereira, Carlos, Matsuzawa, Tetsuro

    This study aimed to use a computer-controlled touchscreen system to examine visual discrimination in Garrano horses (Equus caballus), an endangered breed of pony belonging to the Iberian horse family. This pilot study focused on the perceptual similarity among letters of the alphabet. We tested...

  20. 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...