"A gentle work horse would come in right handy": animals in Ozark agroecology
Contributor(s):: Campbell, B. C.
Agricultural scientists now acknowledge the wisdom and practicality behind traditional (agro)ecological knowledge (TEK). Integration of TEK into contemporary organic agricultural systems is complicated, however, by the fact that agronomists, social scientists, and extension agents began...
"Gift giving" by wild bottle-nose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) to humans at a wild dolphin provisioning program, Tangalooma, Australia
Contributor(s):: Holmes, B. J., Neil, D. T.
"I throw them out of here": the horse trade as phronetic action
Contributor(s):: Schuurman, N.
Practices involving horses have become increasingly popular in the spheres of sport and leisure throughout the Western world, and the trade in selling horses has expanded. The horse is characteristically understood as a commodity to be bought and sold several times during its lifetime. What is...
"Nudging them back to reality": toward a growing public acceptance of the role dogs fulfill in ameliorating contemporary veterans' PTSD symptoms
Contributor(s):: Taylor, M. F., Edwards, M. E., Pooley, J. A.
"The illustrious stranger": hippomania and the nature of the exotic
Contributor(s):: Flack, A. J. P.
"What do animals mean to you?": naming and relating to nonhuman animals
Contributor(s):: Sealey, A., Charles, N.
"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...
A case for a naturalistic perspective
Contributor(s):: Paxton, D. W.
This paper continues the debate on a unifying theory of the human-companion animal bond, begun in the first volume of Anthrozoos by Kidd and Kidd (1987:140-57). Research is cited in which the relationship between people and the dog is the case study. It is argued that the animal-animal model may...
A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Lawrence and Bekoff
The author responds to commentaries on his original paper noting that "The paper is about questions, not answers. The orthodoxanswer in urban animal management — responsible pet ownership — is really the target of the naturalistic perspective. The paper requests urban authorities to always ask...
A comparison of body size, coat condition and endoparasite diversity of wild Barbary macaques exposed to different levels of tourism
Contributor(s):: Borg, C., Majolo, B., Qarro, M., Semple, S.
Primate tourism is a rapidly growing industry with the potential to provide considerable conservation benefits. However, assessing the impact of tourists on the animals involved is vital to ensure that the conservation value of primate tourism is maximized. In this study, we compared body size,...
A comparison of empathy for humans and empathy for animals
Contributor(s):: Angantyr, M., Eklund, J., Hansen, E. M.
Although there is a substantial body of research on inter-human empathy and inter-animal empathy, there is a dearth of research comparing humans' empathic reactions to humans and animals. To address this issue, three experiments were conducted in which participants read a scenario about a human...
A comparison of maltreated children and non-maltreated children on their experiences with animals - a Japanese study
Contributor(s):: Yamazaki, S.
Recently, studies in the United States, Canada, and Europe have shown that child abuse and animal abuse can coexist in the same household. The implications of these studies are that attention to animal abuse might lead to early detection of, and intervention in, child abuse. Although a promising...
A comparison of the Monty Roberts technique with a conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses
Contributor(s):: Fowler, V., Kennedy, M., Marlin, D.
A conceptual framework for human-animal interaction research: the challenge revisited
Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C.
The potential benefit of the human-animal interaction has been explored for over 20 years with limited success. Continued concern focuses upon the reliance of anecdotal and case reports, as well as limited, well-designed empirical studies. Professionals from many disciplines have examined the...
A critical review of research on the human/companion animal relationship: 1988 to 1993
Contributor(s):: Barba, B. E.
Fifty-two research reports from the human/companion animal relationship literature published from 1988 to 1993 were reviewed using a shortened form of the Selby Research, Assessment Form II (RAF) Descriptive data were analyzed for characteristics such as attributes of authors, grant funding,...
A friendly dog as potential moderator of cardiovascular response to speech in older hypertensives
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Cook, L. K., Tsai, C. C., Picot, S. J.
As the population ages and obesity increases, the number of older adult hypertensives is rising dramatically. Uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) increases, and reducing blood pressure (BP), lowers cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and renal morbidity and mortality. Cardiovascular reactivity, defined...
A general reaction pattern across situations in prepubertal gilts
Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Jensen, K. H., Herskin, M. S.
56 prepubertal crossbred Landrace/Yorkshire gilts were subjected to a Food Competition Test, an Open Field Test, a Human Test and a Social Test. The undisturbed behaviour was video recorded in the home pen before the tests were performed. Factor analysis on open field data identified 5 factors,...
A longitudinal test of the belief that companion animal ownership can help reduce loneliness
Contributor(s):: Gilbey, A., McNicholas, J., Collis, G. M.
The widely held belief that companion animal ownership can help to reduce loneliness was tested using a quasi-experimental longitudinal design. Over a six-month period, 59 participants completed the UCLA-Loneliness Scale when they were seeking to acquire a companion animal. Participants'...
A pilot study on yearlings' reactions to handling in relation to the training method
Contributor(s):: Polito, R., Minero, M., Canali, E., Verga, M.
Handling and training methods of horses, which specially emphasize the importance of understanding horse body language and the use of reinforcements, are often used in practice, yet their effects are not completely known. This study investigated whether the use of a sympathetic approach during...
A pilot study to evaluate an elementary school-based dog bite prevention program
Contributor(s):: Spiegel, I. B.
The primary objective of this program evaluation was to determine if a school-based education program is an effective means of informing elementary school-aged children enrolled in second through fourth grades about dog bite safety - the awareness of proper behavior when in the company of dogs to...