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  1. Temperament assessment as welfare indicator in a dog training unit

    Contributor(s):: Mitranescu, E., Furnaris, F., Tudor, L., Lataretu, A., Giurca, C.

    Temperament represents the genetic predisposition of an individual to manifest certain behaviours. In a dog training unit from the centre of Romania, the temperament of 20 dogs was assessed. Dogs were divided into two subgroups: Subgroup A, consisting of 10 females from breeding stock and...

  2. Review of 'Puppy Chow is better than Prozac: The true story of a man and the dog who saved his life'

  3. Potential benefits of companion animals for self-care children

    Contributor(s):: Heath, D. Terri, McKenry, Patrick C.

  4. Fears in companion dogs: Characteristics and treatment

    Contributor(s):: Hothersall, David, Tuber, David S.

  5. Les phénomènes qui sous-tendent la rencontre entre l'enfant et les animaux familiers

    Contributor(s):: Montagner, H.

  6. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on patients' anxiety, fear, and depression before ECT

    Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Pandurangi, A. K., Best, A. M.

  7. Fears and phobias

    Contributor(s):: Luiselli, James K.

  8. An aversive milker causes fear, but does not influence milk yield of Holstein cows

    Contributor(s):: Hotzel, M. J., Machado Filho, L. C. P., Yunes, M. C., Silveira, M. C. A. C. da

    In the present study, the hypothesis that fear of humans is long-lasting and may influence milk production in Holstein-Friesian cows was tested. One person (the aversive handler) carried out two daily sessions of an aversive treatment during 21 days, where each cow received two slaps on the rump...

  9. Effects of human-animal relationship on welfare and productivity in cattle and pigs - a review

    Contributor(s):: Munsterhjelm, C.

    The human-animal relationship is shown to affect the behaviour, welfare and productivity of production animals. Touch is the most important part of the human-animal communication. Problems associated with animal handling are mostly due to fear, which many farm animals feel towards humans. Fear is...

  10. Efficacy of dog-appeasing pheromone in reducing behaviours associated with fear of unfamiliar people and new surroundings in newly adopted puppies

    Contributor(s):: Gaultier, E., Bonnafous, L., Vienet-Lague, D., Falewee, C., Bougrat, L., Lafont-Lecuelle, C., Pageat, P.

  11. Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Brooks, A., Moxon, R., England, G. C. W.

    In a retrospective survey, researchers identified 100 incidents of attacks on guide dogs by other dogs. These were reviewed in order to determine the number, severity and impact on the handler and dog, and the characteristics of the aggressors and victims. During the study period there were more...

  12. Look and learn: your pet is talking

    Contributor(s):: Riccomini, F.

    This article describes how pet owners should watch and listen to their pets in order to resolve any behaviour problems.

  13. The children's treatment of animals questionnaire (CTAQ): A psychometric investigation

    Contributor(s):: Thompson, K. L., Gullone, E.

  14. The interaction between stockpeople and buffaloes in parlor

    Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, D. A., Ramirez-Diaz, J., Silva, A. A., Rocha, L. M., Tonhati, H.

    Aiming evaluate the influence of the actions of stockpeople in buffaloes behavior in the parlor, 271 buffaloes were observed on day-control, in the morning, in mechanized milking, belonging to 3 properties in State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. We recorded the milking time (TO), the time spent in the...

  15. Management and welfare of farm animals: the key role of farm workers

    Contributor(s):: Tosi, M. V., Mattiello, S., Verga, M.

    The important role of man-animal interactions on the productivity of farm animals is discussed, with reference to positive handling, the effects that the attitudes, motivation and behaviour of farm workers can have on animal welfare, and the inverse relationship between animal fear and...

  16. Risk factors associated with interdog aggression and shooting phobias among purebred dogs in Denmark

    Contributor(s):: Rugbjerg, H., Proschowsky, H. F., Ersboll, A. K., Lund, J. D.

  17. The behaviour of the pigstockman and its influence on pig performance and behaviour - a review

    Contributor(s):: Seabrook, M. F.

  18. The relationship between genetic deafness and fear-related behaviours in nervous Pointer dogs

    Contributor(s):: Klein, E., Steinberg, S. A., Weiss, S. R. B., Matthews, D. M., Uhde, T. W.

    Nervous Pointer dogs have been extensively characterized as an animal model for some human pathological anxiety states. During work with these animals suspicion developed that some of these dogs had a hearing deficit. It was decided to systematically evaluate this observation and to study the...

  19. Uneasiness among laboratory technicians

    Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.

  20. Behavior problems in pet rabbits. (Special Issue: Behavior.)

    Contributor(s):: Crowell-Davis, S. L.

    The domestic rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, is descended from the European rabbit, which lives in large social groups and digs extensive warrens. Behavior problems include urine spraying, failure to use the litter box, fear of humans and human-directed aggression, intraspecies aggression,...