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  1. Animal hoarding in Victoria, Australia: an exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Ockenden, E. M., Groef, B. de, Marston, L.

    Animal hoarding not only presents significant welfare issues for the animals involved, but also for the hoarders and people in the surrounding community. Existing studies on the issue have primarily been undertaken in the USA and little is known about animal hoarding in other countries, including...

  2. Barking in home alone suburban dogs ( Canis familiaris) in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Stevenson, M., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.

    The aim of this study was to establish expected average parameters for barking in normal suburban dogs in New Zealand (defined as dogs with no history of problem or nuisance barking) that are left alone for 8 hours during the day, with indoor/outdoor access, and are walked daily. Parameters...

  3. Camels out of place and time: the dromedary ( Camelus dromedarius) in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Crowley, S. L.

    The deserts of the Australian outback are ideal territories for dromedary camels, Camelus dromedarius. Dromedaries' flexible adaptations allow them to eat 80% of Australian plant species and they obtain much of their water through ingesting vegetation; they thrive where other species perish. In...

  4. Development of a novel paradigm for the measurement of olfactory discrimination in dogs ( Canis familiaris): a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGrath, C., McGreevy, P. D., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Olfactory dysfunction in older human beings has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, yet age-related changes in olfactory behavior have received little attention in the dog model of human aging. We developed an odor habituation and fine odor discrimination...

  5. Encounters on the frontier: Banteng in Australia's Northern Territory

    Contributor(s):: deKoninck, V.

    This paper considers the case of an introduced species that resides in what is now a jointly managed national park in the north of tropical Australia. Banteng ( Bos javanicus) are a peculiar feral nonhuman animal in that they constitute a potential environmental threat within the domestic...

  6. Estimating the economic value of Australian stock herding dogs

    Contributor(s):: Arnott, E. R., Early, J. B., Wade, C. M., McGreevy, P. D.

    This study aimed to estimate the value of the typical Australian herding dog in terms of predicted return on investment. This required an assessment of the costs associated with owning herding dogs and estimation of the work they typically perform. Data on a total of 4,027 dogs were acquired...

  7. Self-reported comprehension ratings of dog behavior by puppy owners

    Contributor(s):: Kerswell, K. J., Bennett, P., Butler, K. L., Hemsworth, P. H.

    Dogs show a range of behaviors that reflect their emotional state. It is important that dog owners recognize these behaviors to accurately assess their dog's emotional state. We examined dog owners' self-reported comprehension (SRC) of their dog's emotional state. Eighty-nine participants...

  8. The relationship between responsiveness of first-lactation heifers to humans and the behavioral response to milking and milk production measures

    Contributor(s):: Sutherland, M. A., Dowling, S. K.

    The human-animal relationship can influence how an animal responds to situations involving humans and affect animal well-being and production. The objectives of this research were to (1) determine if there is a relationship between the behavioral reactivity of New Zealand dairy heifers toward...

  9. The role of gender in public perception of whether animals can experience grief and other emotions

    Contributor(s):: Walker, J. K., McGrath, N., Nilsson, D. L., Waran, N. K., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Gender plays a significant role in influencing people's attitudes toward animals, however, little is known about how it influences their attribution of emotions to animals. To investigate the role that gender plays in public attitudes toward animals' experience of emotions and beliefs about...

  10. The value of puppy raisers' assessments of potential guide dogs' behavioral tendencies and ability to graduate

    Contributor(s):: Batt, L. S., Batt, M. S., Baguley, J. A., McGreevy, P. D.

    Using logistic regression analysis, we examined the use of questionnaires to evaluate variables that predict successful completion of a guide dog training program. The model compared the questionnaire responses from individual puppy raisers (PRs) with their dog's success in the guide dog training...

  11. A different cut? Comparing attitudes toward animals and propensity for aggression within two primary industry cohorts - farmers and meatworkers

    Contributor(s):: Richards, E., Signal, T., Taylor, N.

  12. A report of capture myopathy in the Tasmanian pademelon ( Thylogale billardierii)

    Contributor(s):: McMahon, C. R., Wiggins, N. L., French, V., McCallum, H. I., Bowman, D.

  13. An evaluation of dog-assisted therapy for residents of aged care facilities with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Travers, C., Perkins, J., Rand, J., Bartlett, H., Morton, J.

  14. Attitudes towards catch-and-release recreational angling, angling practices and perceptions of pain and welfare in fish in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Muir, R., Keown, A. J., Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J.

    Although there is still some debate regarding whether fish have the capacity to feel pain, recent scientific research seems to support the notion that fish can indeed suffer. However, the continued scientific discourse has led to questions regarding how members of the public perceive issues of...

  15. Australia's ethical framework for when animals are used for scientific purposes

    Contributor(s):: Rose, M., Grant, E.

  16. Causes of loss or retirement from active duty for New Zealand police German shepherd dogs

    Contributor(s):: Worth, A. J., Sandford, M., Gibson, B., Stratton, R., Erceg, V., Bridges, J., Jones, B.

  17. Changes in animal welfare views in New Zealand: responding to global change

    Contributor(s):: Loveridge, A.

  18. Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: views of service providers and service users

    Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A.

  19. Dogs and practices of community and neighboring

    Contributor(s):: Power, E. R.

  20. Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases

    Contributor(s):: Dharmage, S. C., Lodge, C. L., Matheson, M. C., Campbell, B., Lowe, A. J.