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  1. Stereotypic behaviours and mating success in domestic mares

    Contributor(s):: Benhajali, Haifa, Ezzaouia, Mohammed, Lunel, Christophe, Charfi, Faouzia, Hausberger, Martine

    Stereotypies are often associated with suboptimal environments. However, their adaptive significance remains under debate. The aim of this study was to relate the occurrence of stereotypies in breeding mares to their mating success. The overall, first and second cycle conception rates,...

  2. Foraging Performance, Prosociality, and Kin Presence Do Not Predict Lifetime Reproductive Success in Batek Hunter-Gatherers

    Contributor(s):: Kraft, Thomas S., Venkataraman, Vivek V., Tacey, Ivan, Dominy, Nathaniel J., Endicott, Kirk M.

  3. Dog sports : a mixed methods exploration of motivation in agility participation

    Contributor(s):: Rodney Hulstein

    Obesity and physical inactivity are on the rise among Canadians. Dog sports, agility in particular, may represent a form of physical activity that can help address the health issues that some of our population face. However, some individuals elect to participate in the sport less frequently...

  4. Exploring the relationship between motivation and dog-walking behaviour: what motivates older adults to walk with their dogs?

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Hope

    Dog ownership in older adulthood has been connected with  increased likelihood of meeting the physical activity guidelines. There are older dog  owners, however, that do not walk their dogs. Investigation utilizing the Self-  Determination Theory was used to identify differences in...

  5. State of the art review: Promoting dog walking for healthy lifestyles

    Contributor(s):: Hayley Christian, Adrian Bauman, Jacqueline Epping, Glenn N. Levine, Gavin McCormack, Ryan E. Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards, Melanie Rock, Carri Westgarth

    Regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits, including the prevention of many chronic diseases and conditions or a reduction in their adverse effects. Intervention studies suggest that promoting dog walking among dog owners who do not routinely walk their dogs may be an...

  6. The relationship between individual behavioural styles, dominance rank and cortisol levels of cats living in urban social groups

    Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.

    Individual animals show differences in temperament, often correlated with ecologically important behavioural patterns such as dominance, and with physiological responses to environmental perturbations, such as cortisol levels. Identifying these temperaments in animals may reveal adaptive patterns...

  7. Mate choice, maternal investment and implications for ostrich welfare in a farming environment

    Contributor(s):: Bonato, M., Cherry, M. I., Cloete, S. W. P.

    At present, the ostrich industry is inefficient, on account of being characterised by inadequate egg production, high embryo mortality, poor chick survival and suboptimal growth rates. However, as ostrich farming commenced only in the mid 19th century in South Africa, farmed ostriches have had a...

  8. Transport of horses for slaughter in Iceland

    Contributor(s):: Roy, R. C., Cockram, M. S., Dohoo, I. R., Ragnarsson, S.

    There is interest in the transportation of horses ( Equus caballus) to slaughter and a need to assess the welfare implications of this practice. Forty-six loads of 7-35 horses transported for 0.33 to 3.10 h to a slaughter plant in Iceland were studied. Adults and foals were transported together...

  9. Cardiorespiratory and Biomechanical Responses to Simulated Recreational Horseback Riding in Healthy Children

    Contributor(s):: Rigby, Brandon R., Papadakis, Zacharias, Bane, Annie A., Park, Jin K., Grandjean, Peter W.

  10. The potential of Social Network Analysis as a tool for the management of zoo animals

    Contributor(s):: Rose, P. E., Croft, D. P.

    Social Network Analysis (SNA) enables the fine scale of animal sociality and population structure to be quantified. SNA is widely applied to questions relating to behavioural ecology but has seen little use in the application to zoo animal management, despite its clear potential. Investment in...

  11. A Four-Legged Fitness Partner: An Interview with Lea Lynch

    12 Apr 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Workout partners are commonly seen in the fitness world.  Young moms who walk the school track together while their children are at soccer practice, women who pair up for a yoga class or...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/04/a-four-legged-fitness-partner-an-interview-with-lea-lynch

  12. Children, parents and pets exercising together (CPET): exploratory randomised controlled trial

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    Contributor(s):: Ryan Morrison, John J Reilly, Victoria Penpraze, Carri Westgarth, Dianne S Ward, Nanette Mutrie, Pippa Hutchison, David Young, Lindsay McNicol, Michael Calvert, Philippa S Yam

    BackgroundLevels of physical activity (PA) in UK children are much lower than recommended and novel approaches to its promotion are needed. The Children, Parents and Pets Exercising Together (CPET) study is the first exploratory randomised controlled trial (RCT) to develop and evaluate an...

  13. Innovative use of an automated horse walker when breaking in young horses. (Special Issue: Equitation science.)

    Contributor(s):: Murphy, J.

    There is an inherent element of risk associated with "backing" and riding the previously unbroken horse. If training proceeds too quickly, conflict behaviours may result from the simultaneous application of too many cues. Automated horse walkers (AHW) facilitate the exercising of several horses...

  14. A comparison of uniaxial and triaxial accelerometers for the assessment of physical activity in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Cheung, K. W., Starling, M. J., McGreevy, P. D.

    The present study compares the outputs of uniaxial accelerometer (UA) and triaxial accelerometer (TA) to determine whether UAs can be used instead of TAs in estimating physical activity (PA) in domestic dogs (N=79). The PA of the dogs was measured simultaneously by a UA and a TA attached to...

  15. Forward Stride

    A PATH International Premier Accredited Therapeutic Equestrian CenterForward Stride is dedicated to improving lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Founded in 2003, Forward Stride is the largest therapeutic center of its kind in Oregon.

  16. What is the relationship between level of infection and 'sickness behaviour' in cattle?

    | Contributor(s):: Szyszka, O., Kyriazakis, I.

  17. The psychosocial and utilitarian functions of dogs: The role of fit and social goals in owner-dog attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Hardison, Terrilee Asher

  18. Die Bedeutung früher Erfahrungen in der Mutter-Kind-Interaktion für die pädagogische Arbeit - dargestellt am Beispiel des Heilpädagogischen Reitens [The significance of children’s early experience in mother-child-interaction for paedagogical work - d

    | Contributor(s):: Solmaz, Eva

  19. K9 Fit Club - Health and Wellness for both Dogs and People: An Interview With Tricia Montgomery

    23 Aug 2013 | Posted by Kristyna M Oates

    Tricia Montgomery, Founder Tricia Montgomery was the Public Education Director for the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association from 1993 to 1998, the Executive Director in July of 1998, and served a...

    https://habricentral.org/members/1752/blog/2013/08/k9-fit-club---health-and-wellness-for-both-dogs-and-people

  20. The effect of cover on food consumption and growth in two freshwater fish species used in experimental studies

    | Contributor(s):: Wootton, R. J., Handisyde, N., Rowe, C.