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  1. Computer-assisted enrichment for zoo-housed orangutans ( Pongo pygmaeus )

    Contributor(s):: Tarou, L. R., Kuhar, C. W., Adcock, D., Bloomsmith, M. A., Maple, T. L.

    The study of environmental enrichment has identified a variety of effective forms of enrichment, but there are widespread problems associated with their use. Few forms of enrichment are cognitively challenging, and even the most effective often result in rapid habituation. This study examined the...

  2. Evaluation of the tranquilliser trap device (TTD) for improving the humaneness of dingo trapping

    Contributor(s):: Marks, C. A., Allen, L., Gigliotti, F., Busana, F., Gonzalez, T., Lindeman, M., Fisher, P. M.

    Predation of sheep and cattle by the dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is implicated in significant stock losses throughout much of mainland Australia. Leg-hold traps are commonly used for dingo control and ways are sought to improve the humaneness of these devices. We evaluated the performance of the...

  3. Housing conditions affect self-administration of anxiolytic by laboratory mice

    Contributor(s):: Sherwin, C. M., Olsson, I. A. S.

    Tests of emotionality conducted outside the home-cage show that rodents from standard laboratory housing are more anxious than animals from enriched housing; however, it is not known if this also indicates increased anxiety within the home-cage. We used a novel method, recording the...

  4. The effect of blindfolding horses on heart rate and behaviour during handling and loading onto transport vehicles

    Contributor(s):: Parker, R., Watson, R., Wells, E., Brown, S. N., Nicol, C. J., Knowles, T. G.

    Blindfolding is routinely used to aid the handling and loading of horses that are difficult to control. Fifteen relatively well-behaved horses of varying ages and disciplines were used to investigate the effects of blinkering and blindfolding on behaviour and heart rate in three situations:...

  5. Establishing pet visitation in a hospital setting

    Contributor(s):: Johnstone, M.

  6. Humanizing the workplace: pet power

    Contributor(s):: Crawford, J.

  7. Miracles in a round pen

    Contributor(s):: McPhail, D. L.

  8. Paws, claws, loving companions: pet therapy and children

    Contributor(s):: Hines, M. E.

  9. Practice tips

    Contributor(s):: Keeler, K.

  10. The gift of presence: the story of Abby

    Contributor(s):: Clark, T.

  11. The human-animal bond in healthcare

    Contributor(s):: Buettner, L., Gibson, K.

  12. The value of pets in the waiting room

    Contributor(s):: Harris, J. M.

  13. [Characterization of the vegetative-nervous response of dogs and the vegetative-nervous interaction between dogs and dog trainers by noninvasive measurement of skin potentials]

    Contributor(s):: Balzer, H. U., Pietzko, A., Bigalke, K. D.

  14. $250,000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

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

  15. Managing separation anxiety: an evidence-based approach

    Contributor(s):: Neilson, J. C.

  16. Understanding the signs, cause & prevalence of grief due to pet loss

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, S. W.