Children and their pets: exploring the relationships between pet ownership, pet attitudes, attachment to pets and empathy
Contributor(s):: Williams, J. M., Muldoon, J., Lawrence, A.
Comparing the effectiveness of animal interaction, digital music relaxation, and humor on the galvanic skin response of individuals with Alzheimer's disease: implications for recreational therapy
Contributor(s):: Petterson, M., Loy, D. P.
Analysis of personality-trait structure of dogs with personality-trait descriptors
Contributor(s):: Hirayoshi, Sachiko, Nakajima, Sadahiko
Cultural transmission: A view from chimpanzees and human infants
Contributor(s):: Tomasello, Michael
Contributor(s):: Kundey, Shannon M. A., De Los Reyes, Andreas, Arbuthnot, Jessica, Allen, Rebecca, Coshun, Ariel, Molina, Sabrina, Royer, Erica
How animal psychology can contribute to the dog-human relationship in modern society?
Contributor(s):: Jitsumori, Masako
Attentiveness toward others and social learning in domestic dogs
Contributor(s):: Virányi, Zsófia, Range, Friederike, Huber, Ludwig
Development of gaze following from a comparative perspective
Contributor(s):: Okamoto-Barth, Sanae
Contributor(s):: Snowdon, Charles T.
Embodied communication in non-human animals
Contributor(s):: Smuts, Barbara
Comparative differences in Ontario farmers' environmental attitudes
Contributor(s):: Filson, G. C.
This paper provides an analysis of a 1991 survey of the views of a stratified random sample of 1105 Ontario farmers. Factor analysis, Kruskal-Wallis one-way ANOVA, chi-square and correlations were used to identify differences in farmers' attitudes toward rural environmental issues as a function...
Economics and energetics of organic and conventional farming
Contributor(s):: Pimentel, D.
Using data from published information on the production of US maize and potatoes employing different technologies and energy inputs, it is shown that the organic production of grains, such as maize, requires less fossil energy than conventional crop production. For some crops, the organic...
Comparative foraging strategies of sheep and goats in a T-maze apparatus
Contributor(s):: Hosoi, E., Swift, D. M., Rittenhouse, L. R., Richards, R. W.
The foraging behaviour of 8 sheep and 11 goats was studied using a T-maze. In experiment 1, animals were given two free choices in the maze. In each case, selection of either arm would result in their obtaining high quality feed, a situation classified as a 'win'. Both species tended to return to...
Choice of sheep and cattle between vegetative and reproductive cocksfoot patches
Contributor(s):: Dumont, B., Petit, M., D'Hour, P.
Unexploited reproductive areas appear in pastures when grazing pressure is low. Influence of sward height and starvation on the ability of sheep and cattle to feed on areas of low-quality highly available forage was studied. Preference and rate of biting of 1-year-old ewes and 18-month-old...
A pet for the children: factors related to family pet ownership
Contributor(s):: Fifield, S. J., Forsyth, D. K.
The demographic variables related to pet ownership in New Zealand families of 8-12 -year-olds were investigated. Questionnaire surveys were used to establish data from 312 families of primary school children. Family composition, reasons for pet acquisition, and the advantages and disadvantages of...
Cow gait scores and kinematic gait data: can people see gait irregularities?
Contributor(s):: Nuffel, A. van, Sprenger, M., Tuyttens, F. A. M., Maertens, W.
Increasing lameness problems associated with intensified dairy cattle production has lead to the development of several techniques to automatically detect these problems. Comparisons of these new measuring techniques of cow locomotion with the conventional subjective observer scoring are scarce....
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...
Welfare assessment of laying hens in furnished cages and non-cage systems: an on-farm comparison
Contributor(s):: Rodenburg, T. B., Tuyttens, F. A. M., Reu, K. de, Herman, L., Zoons, J., Sonck, B.
From 2012 onwards, all laying hens in Europe will need to be housed either in furnished cages or non-cage systems (aviaries or floor-housing systems). In terms of animal welfare, furnished cages and non-cage systems both have advantages and disadvantages. Data on direct comparisons between the...