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Laboratory macaques: When to wean?
Contributor(s):: Prescott, Mark J., Nixon, Mellissa E., Farningham, David A. H., Naiken, Sandiren, Griffiths, Mary-Ann
Worldwide there is large variation in the age at which young macaques destined for use in research are permanently separated from their mothers, and in the subsequent social environment in which they are reared. This stems from variation in minimum weaning ages and rearing practices in guidelines...
Improving puppy behavior using a new standardized socialization program
Contributor(s):: Vaterlaws-Whiteside, Helen, Hartmann, Amandine
Studies identifying the underlying determinants of adult dog behavior and highlighting successful methods of early intervention are essential to reduce and ultimately prevent problem behaviors developing. The aim of this research was to create and assess the impact of a new nest socialization...
Both feather peckers and victims are more asymmetrical than control hens
Contributor(s):: Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Forkman, Björn, Hinrichsen, Lena K., Riber, Anja B.
Feather pecking is the major welfare issue facing the egg farming industry worldwide. Previous research has found a relationship between cannibalistic behaviour, fluctuating asymmetry of bilateral traits (FA) and body weight in laying hens. As cannibalism is linked to severe feather pecking, it...
Development of physical activity levels in laying hens in three-dimensional aviaries
Contributor(s):: Kozak, Madison, Tobalske, Bret, Springthorpe, Dwight, Szkotnicki, Bill, Harlander-Matauschek, Alexandra
Levels of physical activity are known to be associated with a number of health and welfare parameters in laying hens, such as stronger bones. Despite this, we presently lack insight into the development of physical activity throughout the life of the laying hen. To close this knowledge gap, we...
Behavioural outcomes of housing for domestic dog puppies (Canis lupus familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Majecka, Katarzyna, Pąsiek, Magdalena, Pietraszewski, Dariusz, Smith, Carl
Domestic dogs experience a sensitive period for learning during early life and conditions during this time can have important consequences in the adult. We investigated the effects of kennel environment during early life, comparing the temperaments of puppies reared in indoor kennels, located in...
Abnormal repetitive behaviours in captive birds: a Tinbergian review
Contributor(s):: Mellor, Emma, Brilot, Ben, Collins, Sarah
Abnormal repetitive behaviours (ARBs) are associated with past, or present, welfare problems and are common elements of the behavioural repertoire of some captive animals, including birds. Millions of birds from hundreds of species are held in various captive settings, yet most avian ARB research...
Effects of breed group and development on dogs' willingness to follow a human misleading advice
Contributor(s):: Barnard, S., Passalacqua, C., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P., Prato-Previde, E.
Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. is a Christian-based, nonprofit corporation founded through love to enhance the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of persons with special needs by means of therapeutic equine-assisted activities.
The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens
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| Contributor(s):: Hagit Brandes
The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...
Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills
There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...
Freedom in Motion Riding Center
Established in 1996, Freedom in Motion Riding Center has twenty years experience in providing adaptive riding lessons. We specialize in early development and children with autism. Our remarkable horses and volunteers are what make our center one of the most popular around...
Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.
| Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky
Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development
| Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix
From the Editor – Welcome to the first issue of Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin!
| Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan
Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice Section of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is proud to announce this exciting new venue for the scientific study of human-animal interactions. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin...
Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe
Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to Japanese, few practical studies have been conducted on keeping goats in schools. This study...
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an Adjunctive Treatment for Eating Disorders: Exploration of AAT through the lens of Attachment and Affect Regulation
| 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...
Extending identity theory: parenting and identity formation in human-animal relationships
| Contributor(s):: Andrea Laurent-Simpson
Both traditional and structural perspectives in symbolic interaction have conceptualized the formation of self as arising out of lingual interaction between human actors. This was based on Mead’s original premise that non-human actors were alingual, and thus incapable of intersubjectivity....
Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...
Children's Perceptions of Friendliness Based on Physical Appearance in Humans and Canines
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth B. Seagroves
Physical appearance serves as a window to one's character. More specifically, faces give us clues to an individual's emotional state, personality, and behavior. The present study aims to draw parallels between what existing literature reveals about the physical characteristics humans use...
Validación del Cuestionario de Actitudes ante las Intervenciones Asistidas por Perros (CAINTAP) en Estudiantes Universitarios del Sur de España: Beneficios y Temores Percibidos
| Contributor(s):: Javier López-Cepero Borrego, María A. Perea-Mediavilla, Arcadio Tejada Roldán, José Luis Sarasola-Sánchez-Serrano
Introducción: Las intervenciones asistidas por animales (IAA) cuentan con amplia tradición en varios países occidentales, donde diversas revisiones y meta-análisis han demostrado sus ventajas. No obstante, poco se sabe de las expectativas que los y las hispanohablantes...