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  1. Misconceptions in anthropomorphizing the feeding of pet animalsEquivocos ao se antropomorfizar a alimentacao dos animais de companhia

    Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, R. R., Silva, M. D. da, Massari, C. H. de A. L.

    The present work aims to contribute to the issue of legal and ethical responsibility regarding adequate feeding for pets, through the analysis of the works of the philosophers Singer, Francione and Gilligan. A literature review was carried out based on the main philosophical works by authors who...

  2. Preference Ranking Procedure: Method Validation with Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Han Li, Rachel Wyant, Greg Aldrich, Kadri Koppel

    The growth of the number of pet products and the pet food industry is continuous. This is partially driven by palatability and perceptions of preference. A preference ranking procedure for dogs has been proposed in order to suggest a more efficient method to study the palatability of food...

  3. Impact of wildlife on food crops and approaches to reducing human wildlife conflict in the protected landscapes of Eastern Nepal

    | Contributor(s):: Dahal, N. K., Harada, K., Adhikari, S., Sapkota, R. P., Kandel, S.

  4. Canine Mobility Maintenance and Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle

    | Contributor(s):: Ramos, M. T., Otto, C. M.

    This article highlights the recommendations and considerations for maintaining a healthy canine lifestyle. A key component of a healthy lifestyle is the enhancement and optimization of mobility. Mobility is essential in maintaining a high quality of life and involves the interplay of a dog's...

  5. 'stray appetites': a socio-ecological analysis of free-ranging dogs living alongside human communities in Bangalore, India

    | Contributor(s):: Bhalla, S. J., Kemmers, R., Vasques, A., Vanak, A. T.

  6. Characteristics and Adoption Success of Shelter Dogs Assessed as Resource Guarders

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    | Contributor(s):: Betty McGuire

    Some domestic dogs aggressively guard resources. Canine resource guarding impacts public health through dog bites and a ects dog welfare through adoption and euthanasia policies at animal shelters. However, little is known about the demographic characteristics and adoption success of dogs...

  7. Internalisation of farm animal welfare in consumers' purchasing decisions: A study of pork fillet at point of purchase using the means-end chain and laddering approach

    | Contributor(s):: Humble, M., Palmer, M., Hansson, H.

  8. What do animals want?

    | Contributor(s):: Franks, B.

  9. Anticipatory behaviour in animals: A critical review

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, C., von Keyserlingk, M. A. G., Lidfors, L. M., Weary, D. M.

  10. The welfare of ducks during foie gras production

    | Contributor(s):: Rochlitz, I., Broom, D. M.

  11. Zoo foraging ecology: development and assessment of a welfare tool for captive animals

    | Contributor(s):: Troxell-Smith, S. M., Whelan, C. J., Magle, S. B., Brown, J. S.

  12. Dogs fail to reciprocate the receipt of food from a human in a food-giving task

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    | Contributor(s):: Jim McGetrick, Lisa Poncet, Marietta Amann, Johannes Schullern- Schrattenhofen, Leona Fux, Mayte Martinez, Friederike Range

    Domestic dogs have been shown to reciprocate help received from conspecifics in food-giving tasks. However, it is not yet known whether dogs also reciprocate help received from humans. Here, we investigated whether dogs reciprocate the receipt of food from humans. In an experience phase,...

  13. Clinical and Immunological Response in Dogs Naturally Infected by L. infantum Treated with a Nutritional Supplement

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    | Contributor(s):: Pietro Lombardi, Anna Teresa Palatucci, Angela Giovazzino, Vincenzo Mastellone, Giuseppina Ruggiero, Valentina Rubino, Nadia Musco, Rosalia Crupi, Monica Isabella Cutrignelli, Domenico Britti, Giuseppe Vassalotti, Giuseppe Terrazzano, Laura Cortese

    The use of nutraceuticals as immunomodulators in the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis has generated interest in the current approaches to treat the disease. In this clinical and immunological study, we investigated whether the administration of a nutritional supplement mediates the...

  14. Diagnosis of Feline Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Using Saliva: 1000 Cases

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    | Contributor(s):: W. Jean Dodds

    This prospective study assessed the efficacy of a novel saliva-based immunoassay of IgA- and IgM-antibodies in predicting feline food sensitivities and intolerances. Clinical samples were obtained from 1000 cats proven or suspected to have food intolerances. Most were of domestic shorthair...

  15. Large Birds of Prey, Policies That Alter Food Availability and Air Traffic: a Risky Mix for Human Safety

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    | Contributor(s):: Rubén Moreno-Opo, Antoni Margalida

    Raptors are considered to pose one of the greatest aviation bird strike risk. We investigated raptor bird strikes reported at the largest Spanish airport (Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas; AS-MB) from 2009 to 2016 to determine the factors contributing to the increased incidences and develop...

  16. Do Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Mount a Cortisol Response in Response to Training?

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    | Contributor(s):: van Houtert, E. A. E., Endenburg, N., Rodenburg, T. B., Vermetten, E.

    Only a few studies have investigated the welfare of animals participating in animal-assisted interventions (AAIs). Most of these studies focus on dogs in therapeutic settings. There are, however, also dogs-service dogs-that are employed to continuously support a single human. Because the...

  17. Free-Riders in the Nonprofit Industrial Complex: The Problem of Flexitarianism

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    | Contributor(s):: Wrenn, C. L.

    Social movements have traditionally viewed free-riders as a problem for effective mobilization, but under the influence of the nonprofit industrial complex, it is possible that movements actively facilitate their presence. Free-riders become an economic resource to professionalized movements...

  18. Early feeding experiences of piglets and their impact on novel environment behaviour and food neophobia

    | Contributor(s):: Middelkoop, Anouschka, Kemp, Bas, Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth

    We studied whether feeding experiences of piglets during lactation influence novel environment behaviour pre-weaning and food acceptance pre- and post-weaning. In a 2 × 2 arrangement, litters (n = 10/treatment) received creep feed as monotonous diet (MO) or four feed items as diverse diet (DD)...

  19. Corticosterone Assimilation by a Voluntary Oral Administration in Palatable Food to Rats

    | Contributor(s):: Raya, Juliana, Girardi, Carlos Eduardo Neves, Hipólide, Débora Cristina

    Drug delivery in research on nonhuman animals in the laboratory is still challenging because it is usually invasive and stressful. Stress-free voluntary oral drug administration in water lacks precise control of dose and timing of substance ingestion. Voluntary oral consumption of corticosterone...

  20. The importance of diet choice on stress-related responses by lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Catanese, Francisco, Obelar, Marianela, Villalba, Juan J., Distel, Roberto A.

    Farm animals are commonly restricted to a reduced array of foods, like total mixed rations or pastures with low species diversity. Under these conditions, animals are less likely to satisfy their specific and changing nutrient requirements. In addition, foods and flavors eaten too frequently or...