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  1. Reptile Ownership in Balkan Countries: Demographics and Reliance on Veterinary Advice

    Contributor(s):: Vučinić, Marijana, Hajzler, Ivana, Terzin, Jelena, Nenadović, Katarina, Janković, Ljiljana, Voslarova, Eva, Vučićević, Miloš

    The objective of the research was to determine the profile of reptile owners (n = 238) in terms of their socio-demographic characteristics and evaluations of veterinarians’ expertise. Reptile owners living in four non-EU Balkan countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia)...

  2. How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes toward Animals: The Dutch Case

    Contributor(s):: Su, Bingtao, Martens, Pim

    Ethical ideologies, which include dimensions of idealism and relativism, are often involved in the process of decision-making regarding operational and economic research. However, the study of the role of ethical ideologies concerning public attitudes toward animals has been largely neglected....

  3. Measuring fear in dogs by questionnaires: An exploratory study toward a standardized inventory

    Contributor(s):: Temesi, Andrea, Turcsán, Borbála, Miklósi, Ádám

    Several types of questionnaires are in use to measure fear-related behaviour in family dogs. Our aim was to develop a general questionnaire based on relevant previous studies in order to facilitate the standardization of measurements of fear-related behaviour in dogs (social fear, non-social...

  4. Management and personality in Labrador Retriever dogs

    Contributor(s):: Lofgren, Sarah E., Wiener, Pamela, Blott, Sarah C., Sanchez-Molano, Enrique, Woolliams, John A., Clements, Dylan N., Haskell, Marie J.

    Canine personality is of keen interest to dog owners and researchers alike. The regular human contact with them makes dogs an ideal species to use in the investigation of animal personality. This study specifically focused on Labrador Retrievers, consistently one of the most popular breeds both...

  5. Preliminary analysis of an adjective-based dog personality questionnaire developed to measure some aspects of personality in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Mirkó, Erika, Kubinyi, Enikő, Gácsi, Márta, Miklósi, Ádám

    In this paper we present a novel adjective-based dog personality questionnaire, which was successfully implemented to characterise the behaviour of individual dogs. The scales obtained by Principal Component Analysis (Stranger-directed Sociability, Activity, Aggressiveness and Trainability)...

  6. Dogs in public spaces of Buenos Aires, Argentina: Exploring patterns of the abundance of dogs, the canine faecal contamination, the behaviour of people with dogs, and its relationships with demographic/economic variables

    Contributor(s):: Rubel, D., Carbajo, A.

  7. Socio-demographic factors associated with pet ownership amongst adolescents from a UK birth cohort

    Contributor(s):: Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., Westgarth, C.

  8. Companion Animal Ownership and Human Well-Being in a Metropolis-The Case of Hong Kong

    Contributor(s):: Wong, P. W. C., Yu, R. W. M., Ngai, J. T. K.

  9. Beyond ‘Hobby Farming’: towards a typology of non-commercial farming

    Contributor(s):: Sutherland, Lee-Ann, Barlagne, Carla, Barnes, Andrew P.

  10. Using a dog demography field study to inform the development of an agent-based computer simulation. Evaluating owned dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Luz Maria Kisiel

    This thesis evaluates the potential effects of different dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico. First, a cross-sectional study was conducted to characterize dog ecology and demography in Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo. Approximately 65% of the households...

  11. Provisioning the ritual neolithic site of Kfar HaHoresh, Israel at the dawn of animal management

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    | Contributor(s):: Meier, J. S., Goring-Morris, A. N., Munro, N. D.

    It is widely agreed that a pivotal shift from wild animal hunting to herd animal management, at least of goats, began in the southern Levant by the Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period (10,000-9,500 cal. BP) when evidence of ritual activities flourished in the region. As our knowledge of this...

  12. Do all dogs go to heaven? Investigating the association between demographic characteristics and beliefs about animal afterlife

    | Contributor(s):: Royal, K. D., Kedrowicz, A. A., Snyder, A. M.

    The purpose of this research was to explore American's beliefs about animal afterlife based on key demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity, age, geographic region, religion/faith, and pet ownership. We attained a large and diverse sample of respondents (n=800) using Amazon's Mechanical...

  13. Injuries caused by pets in Asian urban households: a cross-sectional telephone survey

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Y Y Chan, Yang Gao, Liping Li, Po Yi Lee

    Objectives Little is known about pet-related injuries in Asian populations. This study primarily aimed to investigate the incidence rate of pet-related household injuries in Hong Kong, an urban Chinese setting.Setting Cantonese-speaking non-institutionalised population of all ages in...

  14. The effects of demographics and pet ownership on attachment towards and opinion about owned and unowned free-roaming cats

    | Contributor(s):: Melanie Elaine Ramon

    A telephone questionnaire was developed to collect information on pet owners, cat ownership patterns, and people's opinions about homeless pets. A 7-day observation log was also developed to gather information about free-roaming cats in Caldwell, TX. The objectives of this research were: (1)...

  15. Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Melfi, V.

    Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...

  16. Harvest demographics of temperate-breeding Canada geese in South Dakota, 1967-1995

    | Contributor(s):: Gleason, Jeffrey S., Jenks, Jonathan A., Naugle, David E., Mammenga, Paul W., Vaa, Spencer J., Pritchett, Jennifer M.

  17. Regulation of tree squirrel populations with immunocontraception: a fox squirrel example

    | Contributor(s):: Krause, Sara K., Kelt, Douglas A., Van Vuren, Dirk H., Gionfriddo, James P.

  18. Metapopulation dynamics of mid-continent lesser snow geese: implications for management

    | Contributor(s):: Aubry, L. M., Rockwell, R. F., Koons, D. N.

  19. Population demographic survey and ownership of pet dogs and cats from a small city of southern Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Trapp, S. M., Maeda, M. S. C. de F., Kemper, B., Barca Junior, F. A., Freire, R. L., Pretto-Giordano, L. G., Headley, S. A.

    This study evaluated the population dynamics and ownerships of dogs and cats from the city of Jaguapita, southern Brazil. The human to dog and cat ratios were 4.6 and 21.5, respectively. Comparatively more dogs ( n=2,460) than cats ( n=571) were within the households and there were significantly...

  20. Using the incidence and impact of health conditions in guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in working dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., England, G. C. W., Green, M. J., Asher, L.

    This study aimed to use retirement data from working guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in dogs and the demographic factors that influence ageing. Using a dataset of 7686 dogs spanning 20 years, dogs withdrawn for health reasons before they reached retirement were identified. Cases of...