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  1. A comparison of three models for ethical evaluation of proposed animal experiments

    Contributor(s):: Buning, T. de C., Theune, E.

    Three recently developed and published schemes to evaluate the acceptability of proposed animal experiments are discussed and compared: the model developed at the request of the Dutch Veterinary Public Health Chief Inspectorate by the Department of Animal Problems of Leiden University (the...

  2. A method for the economic valuation of animal welfare benefits using a single welfare score

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, R., Kehlbacher, A., Balcombe, K.

  3. A note on the relationships between visitor interest and characteristics of the mammal exhibits in Recife Zoo, Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Silva, M. A. M. da, Silva, J. M. C. da

    There are few quantitative studies on visitor's behaviour towards animal exhibits in zoos. We evaluated the popularity of mammal exhibits of a small tropical zoo at Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and correlated it with some characteristics of the exhibits (number of individuals within the...

  4. A review of the relationship between indigenous Australians, dingoes ( Canis dingo ) and domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris )

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, B. P., Litchfield, C. A.

    Canids form a large part of Indigenous Australian life and mythology, an association first developed with the dingo, and later with the domestic dog. The relationship between canids and Indigenous Australians is intricate, but unique in that these peoples never domesticated the wild dingo....

  5. A vet starts an HMO for pets

    | Contributor(s):: Kitch, Carolyn

  6. Accessibility of Assistive Technologies as a Factor in the Successful Realization of the Labor Potential of Persons with Disabilities: Russia’s Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Aleksandrova, Olga, Nenakhova, Yulia

  7. Activity patterns in reindeer with domestic vs. wild ancestry

    | Contributor(s):: Reimers, Eigil, Tsegaye, Diress, Colman, Jonathan E., Eftestøl, Sindre

    We analyzed GPS-based activity patterns for two wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) herds: Norefjell-Reinsjøfjell with domestic ancestry and larger average body size and Rondane with wild ancestry and smaller body sizes. We compared activity patterns and tested whether these could...

  8. America's healthiest 100

  9. An empirical investigation of two assumptions of motivation testing in captive starlings ( Sturnus vulgaris ): do animals have an energy budget to 'spend'? and does cost reduce demand? (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Asher, L., Kirkden, R. D., Bateson, M.

    The use of demand curves to derive estimates of motivational strength is a popular method for measuring animals' preferences for a range of different resources in applied animal behaviour research. In a typical experiment, an animal pays a gradually increasing cost (e.g. by pushing through a...

  10. An ethicist's commentary on euthanasia for tooth problem

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  11. An ethicist's commentary on increased cost of proper shipping

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  12. An ethicist's commentary on the dog with Cushing's syndrome

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  13. An Examination of the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Raising Guide Dog Puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Whitney Vail, Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut PhD PsyD (adviser), Michel Hersen PhD ABPP (adviser)

    This survey study examined the ratio of costs versus benefits for raising guide dog puppies, as well as whether participating in this volunteer program may be considered an altruistic act. One hundred and forty-nine male and female Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. puppy raisers (ages 12 to 69)...

  14. An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets

    | Contributor(s):: Baker, Z. G., Petit, W. E., Brown, C. M.

    The present research examines relationships between people and their pets through the lens of the Rusbult Investment Model. The Rusbult Investment Model identifies important antecedents to commitment in a relationship: satisfaction with the relationship, quality of alternatives to the...

  15. Animal companions

    | Contributor(s):: L'Abate, Luciano

  16. Animal health and welfare state and technical efficiency of dairy farms: possible synergies

    | Contributor(s):: Tremetsberger, L., Winckler, C., Kantelhardt, J.

  17. Animal welfare and economic optimisation of farrowing systems. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    | Contributor(s):: Ahmadi, B. V., Stott, A. W., Baxter, E. M., Lawrence, A. B., Edwards, S. A.

    In many countries, including the UK, the majority of domestic sows are housed in farrowing crates during the farrowing and lactation periods. Such systems raise welfare problems due to the close confinement of the sow. Despite the fact that many alternative housing systems have been developed, no...

  18. Animal welfare assurance programs in food production: a framework for assessing the options

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

  19. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an Adjunctive Treatment for Eating Disorders: Exploration of AAT through the lens of Attachment and Affect Regulation

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Flaherty Fischette

    This research investigated the connection between attachment, affect regulation, eating disorders and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), a connection that has not previously been examined. The conceptual lenses for this research identified eating disorders as one of many possible examples of...

  20. Are pigs sensitive to variability in food rewards?

    | Contributor(s):: Jonge, F. H. de, Ooms, M., Kuurman, W. W., Maes, J. H. R., Spruijt, B. M.

    Pigs are non-specialist feeders with high capacities to adapt their diets within wide limits to prevailing and unpredictable conditions. Under husbandry conditions however, pigs are usually fed under extremely predictable conditions, i.e. with highly uniform and standardized diets, ad libitum or...