Who turns to the human? Companion pigs' and dogs' behaviour in the unsolvable task paradigm
Contributor(s):: Perez Fraga, P., Gerencser, L., Lovas, M., Ujvary, D., Andics, A.
Empathy-Related Ratings to Still Images of Human and Nonhuman Animal Groups in Negative Contexts Graded for Phylogenetic Similarity
Contributor(s):: Ingham, H. Rae Westbury, Neumann, David L., Waters, Allison M.
Research using film stimuli has shown that the strength of empathy-related responses toward nonhuman animals is related to the amount of phylogenetic similarity of the animals to humans. The present study aimed to develop and validate a new set of still images depicting humans and nonhuman...
Wolves do not join the dance: Sophisticated aggression control by adjusting to human social signals in dogs
Contributor(s):: Gácsi, Márta, Vas, Judit, Topál, József, Miklósi, Ádám
In this study we aimed to investigate novel aspects of dogs’ comprehension of human social behaviours by revealing potential differences in the responses of wolves and dogs when they interact with a human in socially ambiguous situations. In Experiment 1, pet dogs (N=13) and hand-reared wolves...
Feeding strategy in group-housed growing pigs of four different breeds
Contributor(s):: Fernández, Josep, Fàbrega, Emma, Soler, Joaquim, Tibau, Joan, Ruiz, José Luis, Puigvert, Xavier, Manteca, Xavier
Feeding strategy was studied in 205 growing boars in two blocks of 116 and 89 pigs of four breeds (Large White, Landrace, Duroc and Pietrain) respectively. Pigs were housed in groups of 12–14 individuals, with a single breed in each group. Feeding patterns were recorded with a computerized feed...
Comparing interspecific socio-communicative skills of socialized juvenile dogs and miniature pigs
| Contributor(s):: Gerencser, L., Perez Fraga, P., Lovas, M., Ujvary, D., Andics, A.
Behavioral synchronization and affiliation: Dogs exhibit human-like skills
| Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.
A Comparison of the Guide Dog Movements of England and the United States
| Contributor(s):: Eames, E., Eames, T.
Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats
| Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.
The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease eradication programme called Healthier Goats (HG). The aim of this study was to apply an on-farm welfare...
Canine emotions as seen through human social cognition.
| Contributor(s):: Miiamaaria V. Kujala
It is not possible to demonstrate that dogs (Canis familiaris) feel emotions, but the same is true for all other species, including our own. The issue must therefore be approached indirectly, using premises similar to those used with humans. Recent methodological advances in canine research...
Effects of horse-riding exercise on balance, gait, and activities of daily living in stroke patients
| Contributor(s):: Yong-Nam, Kim, Dong-Kyu, Lee
Effects of horseback riding exercise therapy on hormone levels in elderly persons
| Contributor(s):: Sung-Hyoun, Cho, Jin-Woo, Kim, Seon-Rye, Kim, Byung-Jun, Cho
Comparing Suffering Across Species
| Contributor(s):: Nolt, John
Animal awareness: Current perceptions and historical perspective
| Contributor(s):: Burghardt, G. M.
The Trap-Neuter-Return Program as a Means for Collecting, Analyzing, and Comparing Data in Animal Care Facilities in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie T. Doty
The TNR program has been met with both scrutiny and approval as a result of conflicting data from studies that examine its usefulness as a means of controlling the free-roaming cat population explosion (Levy & Crawford, 2004). Though the differing opinions will be discussed, it is not the...
An International Treaty for Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: David Favre
Currently there is no international agreement that ensures the welfare and protection of animals. Nor is there any international standard that regulates and defines the acceptable treatment of animals. This lack of international consensus leads to the current disparate treatment of animals around...
Veterinary Medicine In Other Countries and the Role of the American Veterinarian Abroad
| Contributor(s):: Fay Vittetoe, Dr. Nick Jensen
What is it like to be a veterinarian in a foreign country? How does a veterinarian's role in society, his education and his working conditions change as one looks to different parts of the world? How are they similar? What position does an American veterinarian assume in a foreign country?...
Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program
| Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...
Experience and Distribution of Attention: Pet Exposure and Infants' Scanning of Animal Images
| Contributor(s):: Hurley, Karinna B., Oakes, Lisa M.
Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2
| Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian