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  1. The Importance of Evaluating Positive Welfare Characteristics and Temperament in Working Therapy Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Miller, S. L., Serpell, J. A., Dalton, K. R., Waite, K. B., Morris, D. O., Redding, L. E., Dreschel, N. A., Davis, M. F.

    To date, investigations of the welfare of therapy dogs have focused largely on examining physiological and behavioral measures that could indicate if the animal is experiencing stress or distress. However, this approach does not fully address the definition of welfare which is often described as...

  2. Serum Cortisol and Its Correlation with Leucocyte Profile and Circulating Lipids in Donkeys (Equus asinus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Alberghina, Daniela, Statelli, Alessandra, Monteverde, Vincenzo, Vazzana, Irene, Cascone, Giuseppe, Panzera, Michele

        

  3. Serum Oxytocin in Cows Is Positively Correlated with Caregiver Interactions in the Impossible Task Paradigm

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    | Contributor(s):: D'Aniello, B., Mastellone, V., Pinelli, C., Scandurra, A., Musco, N., Tudisco, R., Pero, M. E., Infascelli, F., Di Lucrezia, A., Lombardi, P.

    This study explored a possible relationship between the circulating oxytocin, cortisol, and the willingness of dairy cows to engage in social behaviors with humans in an experimental context. The behaviors of twenty-nine cows were recorded during the impossible task paradigm, a procedure aimed...

  4. Brief Report: Above and Beyond Safety: Psychosocial and Biobehavioral Impact of Autism-Assistance Dogs on Autistic Children and their Families

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    | Contributor(s):: Tseng, A.

    Autism-Assistance Dogs (AADs) are highly-skilled service animals trained primarily to ensure the safety of an autistic child by preventing elopement and mitigating 'meltdowns'. Although anecdotal accounts and case-studies have indicated that AADs confer benefits above and beyond...

  5. Hucul horses’ learning abilities in different learning tests and ue the association with behaviour, food motivation and fearfulness

    | Contributor(s):: Olczak, Katarzyna, Klocek, Czesław, Christensen, Janne Winther

  6. Involvement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal axis in the antistress activities of Tenebrio molitor Larvae in zebrafish

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Jeongwon, Kim, Dong Hyun, Park, Se Jin, Jong, Hoon Ryu, Jung, Ji Wook, Jeon, You-Jin, Park, Sang-Rul, Kim, Gi-Young, Lee, Seungheon

  7. How to evaluate and manage stress in dogs – A guide for veterinary specialist

    | Contributor(s):: Kartashova, I. A., Ganina, K. K., Karelina, E. A., Tarasov, S. A.

  8. Mismothering and remedying the mother-young relationship in stabled dromedary camels

    | Contributor(s):: Hammadi, Imen, Chniter, Mohamed, Brahmi, Marwa, Atigui, Moufida, Bouzaida, Mohamed Dhia, Seddik, Mouldi-Mabrouk, Nowak, Raymond, María, Gustavo Adolfo, Hammadi, Mohamed

  9. Serum Cortisol Concentrations and Behavior Assessment as Tools for Evaluating Stress in Horses Used in Therapeutic or University Riding Programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Shikun Chen

    Stress is known to have a negative impact on the health and well-being of animals. Physiological and behavioral changes offer objective and easy to use methods of evaluating stress in horses. However, there are limited studies showing a relationship between changes in stress-related behavior...

  10. Understanding Therapy Dogs: The Underlying Components of Their Relationship with Owners, Their Physiology, and How They Compare to Pet and Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Cunningham, Kristen M.

  11. Impact of Human-Animal Interactions on Psychological and Physiological Factors Associated With Veterinary School Students and Donkeys

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    | Contributor(s):: Artemiou, E., Hutchison, P., Machado, M., Ellis, D., Bradtke, J., Pereira, M. M., Carter, J., Bergfelt, D.

    There has been an increased interest in evaluating human-animal interactions and assessing the mutual health and wellbeing. In this study, first-year female and male veterinary school students not paired (n = 58) or paired (n = 25) with immature (≤9 mo) donkeys (n = 13) were engaged in three...

  12. Immunosensor for Assessing the Welfare of Trainee Guide Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Perkins, H., Higgins, M., Marcato, M., Galvin, P., Teixeira, S. R.

    Cortisol is a well established biomarker hormone that regulates many processes in the body and is widely referred to as the stress hormone. Cortisol can be used as a stress marker to allow for detection of stress levels in dogs during the training process. This test will indicate if they will...

  13. The effect of behavioral reactivity on maternal behavior and offspring growth performance in Norduz ewes

    | Contributor(s):: Aydoğdu, Neclan, Karaca, Serhat

  14. Development of an evidence-based welfare approach for cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) under human care

    | Contributor(s):: Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., George, K. A.

  15. A critical review o f animal-based welfare indicators for polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in zoos: Identification and evidence of validity

    | Contributor(s):: Skovlund, C. R., Kirchner, M. K., Moos, L. W., Alsted, N., Manteca, X., Tallo-Parra, O., Stelvig, M., Forkman, B.

  16. A bibliometric analysis of past and emergent trends in animal welfare science

    | Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Nicol, C. J.

  17. Long-term hyperalgesia and traumatic neuroma formation in tail-docked lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Larrondo, C., Bustamante, H., Paredes, E., Gallo, C.

  18. Reducing the effect of pre-slaughter fasting on the stress response of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

    | Contributor(s):: Bermejo-Poza, R., De la Fuente, J., Perez, C., Lauzurica, S., de Chavarri, E. G., Diaz, M. T., Villarroel, M.

  19. A preliminary approach on the stress assessment through harmless procedures in farmed seabream (Sparus aurata)

    | Contributor(s):: Herrera, M., Lopez, J., Herves, A.

  20. Study investigating the attitudes and opinions of cattle farmers and veterinarians in the UK on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for post-disbudding analgesia of calves

    | Contributor(s):: Hambleton, S. Y. N., Gibson, T. J.