Handlers' Expectations and Perceived Compatibility regarding the Partnership with Their First Guide Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lloyd, J., Budge, C., Stafford, K.
The main function of a guide dog is as a mobility aid, but they can also fulfill psychosocial roles as companions, social facilitators, and objects/providers of affection. This study examined the outcome of 50 peoples' (handlers) partnerships with their first guide dog. Overall compatibility...
Opportunity for female mate choice improves reproductive outcomes in the conservation breeding program of the eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii)
| Contributor(s):: Hartnett, Christine M., Parrott, Marissa L., Mulder, Raoul A., Coulson, Graeme, Magrath, Michael J. L.
Captive breeding is fundamental to recovery programs for many endangered species. Most programs seek to maximise retention of genetic variation and minimise inbreeding risk by assigning individuals to pre-determined pairings, but the reproductive outcomes of such pairings are often poor. There is...
Compatibility between Humans and Their Dogs: Benefits for Both
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T.
Dog-owner compatibility index of activity preferences
| Contributor(s):: Monica Teresa Gonzalez-Ramirez, RenÈ Landero-Hernandez, Minerva Vanegas-Farfano
Findings in human-animal interaction often includes the benefits of the relationship; however, pet relinquishment persists as a core issue within the field. Considering mismatches could be an explanation about relinquishment, this study was performed with the aim to design and to evaluate...
Social housing of non-human primates in a research facility: socialisation across macaque species and sexes
| Contributor(s):: Rehrig, A., DiVincenti, L., Jr., Schery, L. A.
Refinement of social housing practices is paramount to improving animal welfare in laboratory environments, especially with regard to non-human primates. Even though social housing of the same species should be considered the optimal paradigm, cynomolgus ( Macaca fascicularis) and rhesus macaques...
A modified HET-CAM approach for biocompatibility testing of medical devices
| Contributor(s):: Eder, C., Falkner, E., Mickel, M., Chiari-Grisar, C., Appl, H., Schoffl, H., Nehrer, S., Losert, U. M.
The implantation of new biomedical devices into living animals without any previous toxicity or biocompatibility evaluation is possible under current legislation. The HET-CAM (Hen Egg Test-Chorionallantoic Membrane) test offers a partially immunodeficient, borderline in vitro/in vivo test system...
Factors affecting the successful pairing of unfamiliar common marmoset ( Callithrix jacchus ) females: preliminary results
| Contributor(s):: Majolo, B., Buchanan-Smith, H. M., Morris, K.
Laboratory primates are often housed in same-sex pairs to avoid single-housing and when breeding is to be prevented. However, pair formation is not without risks, as fights and injuries may occur. No data are available on pair formation in female common marmosets (C. jacchus), a species used...