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  1. Inexperienced but still interested – Indoor-only cats are more inclined for predatory play than cats with outdoor access

    Contributor(s):: Shajid Pyari, Muhzina, Uccheddu, Stefania, Lenkei, Rita, Pongrácz, Péter

  2. Can biomarkers of biological age be used to assess cumulative lifetime experience?

    Contributor(s):: Bateson, M., Poirier, C.

  3. What do animals want?

    Contributor(s):: Franks, B.

  4. Pet ownership, attitudes, and experiences across income levels

    Contributor(s):: B. Lian, M. Mathis

  5. An Experience Sampling Approach to Investigating Associations between Pet Presence and Indicators of Psychological Wellbeing and Mood in Older Australians

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, Pauleen C., Trigg, Joshua L., Godber, Tim, Brown, Cynthia

    In this study we examined associations between pet ownership and presence and indicators of psychological wellbeing in older Australians, using an innovative, experience sampling methodology and a community-living sample of 68 adults, including 41 pet owners, all aged over 65 years. In response...

  6. The relevance of group size on goats’ social dynamics in a production environment

    Contributor(s):: Andersen, Inger Lise, Tønnesen, Hege, Estevez, Inma, Cronin, Greg M., Bøe, Knut Egil

    The aim of the present experiment was to examine the effects of short-term experience with three different group sizes in an increasing and decreasing fashion on the frequency social interactions in goats. Two batches of 24 healthy, dehorned, 2–5 years old, lactating dairy goats (Capra hircus)...

  7. Experience with a variety of feed colours reduces feed neophobia in the turkey

    Contributor(s):: Lecuelle, Stéphanie, Leterrier, Christine, Chagneau, Anne-Marie, Laviron, Florence, Lescoat, Philippe, Bastianelli, Denis, Bertin, Aline, Bouvarel, Isabelle

    When exposed to a new feed, farm birds are commonly reluctant to eat this feed. This phenomenon, called feed neophobia, could be reduced by exposing young animals to a variety of novel feeds. We investigated whether previous experience with a variety of feed colours could reduce food neophobia in...

  8. 'Introduction of facility therapy dogs to 911 communication centers: A proposal': Correction to Cole et al (2020)

  9. Sow free farrowing behaviour: Experiential, seasonal and individual variation

    Contributor(s):: King, Rebecca L., Baxter, Emma M., Matheson, Stephanie M., Edwards, Sandra A.

    Although sow confinement at farrowing is inherently stressful, farrowing crates remain in widespread commercial use. Sows adapt to their environment, however adaptation may be counter-productive if the farrowing system changes. The current study observed the behaviour of second parity sows...

  10. Children report positive experiences of animal-assisted therapy in paediatric hospital care

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    | Contributor(s):: Lindstrom Nilsson, M., Funkquist, E. L., Edner, A., Engvall, G.

    Aim To evaluate children's experiences of and responses to animal-assisted therapy using a therapy dog as complementary treatment in paediatric hospital care. Methods The study was performed using mixed methods, by means of qualitative and quantitative data. Fifty children in a...

  11. Introduction of facility therapy dogs to 911 communication centers: A proposal

    | Contributor(s):: Cole, Garry, Dvoskina, Mariya

  12. Grounded Zoomorphism: An Evaluation Methodology for ACI Design

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Westerlaken, Stefano Gualeni

    This paper proposes and evaluates a novel method for the analysis and the refinement of products and designs that participate in playful, digitally-mediated human-animal interactions. The proposed method relies on a Grounded Theory approach and aims at guiding design and research in the field...

  13. Eläinavusteinen toimintaterapia - asiakkaiden kokemuksien näkökulmasta

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    | Contributor(s):: Elina Vaskonen, Anna-Maaria Koiso-Kanttila

    Opinnäytetyömme tarkoituksena oli kuvata asiakkaiden kokemuksia osallistumisesta toimintaterapeuttien ohjaamaan eläinavusteiseen terapiaan, jossa eläiminä on käytetty joko lemmikkieläimiä tai maatilan eläimiä, sekä kuvata...

  14. Infants' Daily Experience With Pets and Their Scanning of Animal Faces

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    | Contributor(s):: Karinna Hurley, Lisa M Oakes

    Very little is known about the effect of pet experience on cognitive development in infancy. In Experiment 1, we document in a large sample (N = 1270) that 63% of families with infants under 12 months have at least one household pet. The potential effect on development is significant as...

  15. Assessment of Welfare in Zoo Animals: Towards Optimum Quality of Life

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Wolfensohn, Justine Shotton, Hannah Bowley, Sian Davies, Sarah Thompson, William S. M. Justice

    Maintaining a high standard of animal welfare is essential in zoos, and methods of animal welfare assessment should aim to evaluate positive as well as negative states. The indicators that are useful in assessing these are discussed as there is huge variability in the available information...

  16. Mourning the Loss of a Pet

    | Contributor(s):: Stephen R. Pratt

  17. High school teachers' experience of the educational potential of outdoor teaching and learning

    | Contributor(s):: Emilia Fägerstam

    This is a longitudinal case study where teachers from different disciplines were interviewed before and after an outdoor teaching project in a Swedish junior high school. The school grounds were used regularly as an area for teaching and learning in different subjects. The purpose of this study...

  18. Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks

    | Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin

  19. Exploring the Influence of the ROC Integrated High School Program

    | Contributor(s):: Scott Caspell

  20. Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change

    | Contributor(s):: James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck