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  1. Equestrian activities in Romania: the vaulting discipline

    Contributor(s):: Bochis, F.

  2. A modeling approach for estimating seasonal dietary preferences of goats in a Mediterranean Quercus frainetto–Juniperus oxycedrus woodland

    | Contributor(s):: Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., Parissi, Z. M., Abraham, E. M., Abas, Z.

    Goats are characterized as selective feeders due to their specific feeding behavior, thus the study of their seasonal preferences in a Mediterranean oak-juniper ecosystem is of great interest. The current research was conducted in an open oak forest in Megalo Dereio region, northeastern Greece...

  3. The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Miresan, V.

    Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...

  4. Determinants of individual attitudes toward animal welfare-friendly food products

    | Contributor(s):: Cembalo, L., Caracciolo, F., Lombardi, A., Giudice, T. del, Grunert, K. G., Cicia, G.

    Animal welfare involves societal and human values, ethical concerns and moral considerations since it incorporates the belief of what is right or what is wrong in animal treatment and care. This paper aims to ascertain whether the different dimensions of individual attitudes toward animal welfare...

  5. A pilot study to develop an assessment tool for sheep welfare after long journey transport

    | Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Sossidou, E., Buonanno, M., Mounaix, B., Barnard, S., Vousdouka, V., Villa, P. dalla, Roest, K. de, Spoolder, H.

    Sheep transport within Europe involves 9.5 million animals yearly, 63% of which travel over long journeys (>8 h). Livestock transport, particularly over long journeys, gives rise to concern about the welfare of transported animals. The European Commission stimulates the development of...

  6. Ancient camelids in the Old World - between Arabia and Europe

    | Contributor(s):: Mashkour, M., Beech, M.

    This special issue contains topics on the history, use and value of camels in different areas of the world, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary and Serbia.

  7. Camels from Roman imperial sites in Serbia

    | Contributor(s):: Vukovic-Bogdanovic, S., Blazic, S.

    This paper presents camel remains identified in Roman sites in Serbia. The remains originate from Viminacium, the capital of Roman province Moesia, and from the 3rd-4th century Villa rustica in the locality of Vranj, in the province of Pannonia. In Viminacium, they were found in a 4th century...

  8. Camels in Romania

    | Contributor(s):: Balasescu, A.

    A large number of animal remains (186 pieces) were accidentally discovered in 2008, during construction works on a private property in Agighiol village (Tulcea County), in an area previously unknown to have archaeological relevance. This material led to the identification of camel remains (155...

  9. Camels in the front line

    | Contributor(s):: Bartosiewicz, L.

    This paper is a short comment on the historical perception of camels in Europe with special regard to Ottoman Turkish occupation in the Carpathian Basin. Regardless of their varied functions ranging from tokens of royal selfrepresentation to mundane beasts of burden or war machinery, these...

  10. Enteric pathogens of dogs and cats with public health implications

    | Contributor(s):: Kantere, M., Athanasiou, L. V., Chatzopoulos, D. C., Spyrou, V., Valiakos, G., Kontos, V., Billinis, C.

    Dogs and cats play an important role in modern society, enhancing the psychological and physiological well-being of many people. However, there are well-documented health risks associated with human animal interactions. More specifically, enteric pathogens of zoonotic risk which are transmitted...

  11. Representation of humans and animals in Greece and the Balkans during the earlier Neolithic

    | Contributor(s):: Nanoglou, Stratos

  12. Using livestock guardian dogs in Balkans

    | Contributor(s):: Yilmaz, O., Erturk, Y. E., Coskun, F., Ertugrul, M.

    Aim of this paper to review livestock guardian dogs in Balkan countries. Balkans consist of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, and Turkey. In Balkans there are quite successful livestock guardian dogs including...

  13. Mapping farm animal welfare education at university level in Europe

    | Contributor(s):: Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Melisova, M., Simeckova, M., Ilieski, V., Winckler, C., Kost'al, L., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Mihina, S., Spoolder, H., Fthenakis, G., Sarova, R., Spinka, M.

    The aim of this study was to map farm animal welfare university education in an enlarged Europe with emphasis on identifying existing differences and gaps. Information on 210 courses dealing with farm animal welfare from 98 universities in 26 European countries were obtained. Statistical analysis...

  14. Impact of a subsidized spay neuter clinic on impoundments and euthanasia in a community shelter and on service and complaint calls to animal control

    | Contributor(s):: Scarlett, J., Johnston, N.

    Reducing the number of homeless, nonhuman animals entering and being euthanatized in community shelters is the principal motivation for most spay/neuter (S/N) programs in the United States. This study evaluated the impact of a subsidized S/N clinic opened in 2005 in Transylvania County, North...

  15. Assessing the human-animal relationship in dairy cows kept in different housing systems

    | Contributor(s):: Popescu, S., Borda, C., Diugan, E. A., Popdan, R.

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) represents an important feature of adequate cattle breeding, both for improving the animals' welfare and to facilitate the farm activities. The aim of this study was the comparative assessment of the HAR's quality in dairy farms with tie stalls and loose...

  16. A study on the temperament type of puppies in the animated toy test with regard to their proper socialization and specific behaviour build-up

    | Contributor(s):: Stoycheva, I., Uzunova, K., Binev, R., Bivolarski, B., Georgieva, V., Rusenov, A., Slavov, T.

    In order to typify their temperaments and facilitate their training and formation of desired behaviour, 24 7-week-old Pointer, Boxer, and German Shepherd puppies were tested twice in an ethological test. Emphasis was put on behavioural activities such as fear, orientation, purposefulness,...

  17. Effect of temperament type on socialization among companion dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K., Semerdjiev, V., Stoyanchev, K., Russenov, A., Tsandev, N., Yonkova, P.

    An investigation on the influence of the nervous system type on the course of socialization in companion dogs was observed. In the experiment, 8 puppies from two breeds: Pekinese and Poodle, were included. A test was carried out and it was determined that dogs with temperament types L and F would...

  18. Interaction with a therapy dog enhances the effects of social story method in autistic children

    | Contributor(s):: Grigore, A. A., Rusu, A. S.

    This study explored the effects of a combination between two methods that have proved to enhance the social abilities of autistic children - Social Story and Animal Assisted Therapy. The main hypothesis of this investigation was that a naturally enriched social environment (i.e., the presence of...

  19. Prediction of the behaviour of puppies using tests with regard to their humane treatment and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K., Mitev, Y., Miteva, C., Vashin, I.

    Eight puppies were submitted to the Open-Field test, with regard to typization of their nervous system type and formation of their future behaviour. The purpose of the study was to avoid unexpected and stressful situations during their education that is a demonstration of humane attitude towards...

  20. Socialization of puppies - a marker of their future behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K., Radev, V., Varlyakov, I.

    An investigation on the relationship between temperament and socialization upon the development of the behaviour of the dog was carried out. The test of Queinnek was applied on 10 puppies from the Dobermann and German Shepherd breeds. The temperament type of each puppy was determined with regard...