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  1. The impacts of profound wildlife experiences

    Contributor(s):: Smith, L. D. G., Ham, S. H., Weiler, B. V.

    Profound experiences with wildlife have been identified as potential triggers for changing the way people feel and act towards wildlife. However, there has been little systematic research into the impacts of these experiences on the lives of those who experience them. This qualitative study...

  2. Introduction of foreign female Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus ) into an existing group: behavioural reactions and changes in cortisol levels

    Contributor(s):: Schmid, J., Heistermann, M., Ganslosser, U., Hodges, J. K.

    The present study examined the extent to which the introduction of three female Asian elephants (aged 3, 11 and 27 years) into a group of 5 (1 male, 4 female) elephants at Munster zoo, Germany, affects the behaviour and urinary cortisol levels of the animals involved. At Munster, only the females...

  3. Positive reinforcement training as enrichment for singly housed rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta )

    Contributor(s):: Baker, K. C., Bloomsmith, M. A., Neu, K., Griffis, C., Maloney, M.

    Positive reinforcement training is one component of behavioural management employed to improve psychological well-being. There has been regulatory promotion to compensate for restricted social housing in part by providing human interaction to singly caged primates, implying an efficacy standard...

  4. Potential behavioural indicators of post-operative pain in male laboratory rabbits following abdominal surgery

    Contributor(s):: Farnworth, M. J., Walker, J. K., Schweizer, K. A., Chuang, C. L., Guild, S. J., Barrett, C. J., Leach, M. C., Waran, N. K.

    This study aimed to identify behaviours that could be used to assess post-operative pain and analgesic efficacy in male rabbits. In consideration of the 'Three Rs', behavioural data were collected on seven male New Zealand White rabbits in an ethically approved experiment requiring abdominal...

  5. Conceptualising animal abuse with an antisocial behaviour framework. (Special issue: Minding animals: Emerging issues concerning our relationships with other animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Gullone, E.

    This paper reviews current findings in the human aggression and antisocial behaviour literature and those in the animal abuse literature with the aim of highlighting the overlap in conceptualisation. The major aim of this review is to highlight that the co-occurrence between animal abuse...

  6. [Animals: their medical and social role]

    Contributor(s):: Gagnon, A. C.

  7. Challenges of service dog ownership

    Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.

  8. Horses ( Equus caballus )

    Contributor(s):: Ekesbo, I.

    This chapter covers horse domestication, changes in the animals and their environment, management, behaviour and welfare. Focus is given on innate or learned behaviour and different types of social behaviour. Some of the normal physiological frequency values of interest at clinical examination...

  9. The horse as a companion animal. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.

    This chapter focuses on the welfare issues associated with horses kept as companion animals. The use of the companion horse for athletic pursuits, breeding, overprotection of foals, incompatibility of the horse to the purchaser, sale and purchase of horses with behavioural problems, loss of...