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  1. 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)...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

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

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Mourning the Loss of a Pet

    | Contributor(s):: Stephen R. Pratt

  10. 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...

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

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

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

    | Contributor(s):: Scott Caspell

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

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

  14. LYSTI -RYHMÄ : Kokemuksia lasten ja nuorten koira-avusteisesta toimintaterapiaryhmästä

    | Contributor(s):: Sanni-Maria Sarajärvi, Eeva Määttä, Noora Happonen

    Koira-avusteisen toimintaterapian käyttö on Suomessa vielä aika tuntematonta. Myös kyseiseen menetelmään liittyviä tutkimuksia ja opinnäytetöitä on suhteellisen vähän saatavilla. Menetelmän käyttö on kuitenkin...

  15. What it is to be a Dog: A Qualitative Method for the Study of Animals Other than Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Kenneth J. Shapiro

    "Anima-a-al!" apparently is the most vilifying invective that the playwright Arthur Miller can dredge up to signify the calumny, the otherness, the radical betrayal by his ItaloAmerican protagonist of his community (Miller, l960). Somehow, "vegetabl-l-le!" would not do. How...

  16. An exploration of pet therapy for bereavement

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, Elizabeth A.

    The wealth of research that exists regarding pet therapy was beneficial for the research regarding this study. However, there was a lack of research related to the experience of individuals who have utilized pet therapy for bereavement. Those who have utilized this form of therapy for bereavement...

  17. Emmanuelle Fournier-Chouinard

    Emmanuelle Fournier-Chouinard is a Psychologist-Psychotherapist from Québec, Canada. She teaches AAT/AAE (Cégep de La Pocatière, cégep de Chicoutimi, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) and is a Dog...

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  18. The Epistemic Irresponsibility of the Subjects-of-a-Life Account

    | Contributor(s):: Tanner, Julia

  19. The Silent Language of Emotions: Equine Inspired Leadership Development

    | Contributor(s):: West, Rebecca A.

  20. How equine facilitated psychotherapists describe their experiences with adults diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

    | Contributor(s):: Thiel, Jennifer M.