Attachment to Dogs and Cats in Germany. Translation of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) and description of the pet owning population in Germany
| Contributor(s):: Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslouer, Ingo Froboese
Introduction: Attachment to pets has been shown to impact pet owners' (PO) physical health and quality of life. As no instrument for obtaining this kind of data currently exists in German, translating and validating the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) was the aim of this study....
Citizens’ understanding of welfare of animals on the farm: An empirical study
| Contributor(s):: Heise, Heinke, Theuvsen, Ludwig
Many people believe that welfare standards for nonhuman animals on farms need to be improved. However, the definition of farm animal welfare (FAW) remains unclear, as different disciplines have developed competing understandings of FAW. Some studies have investigated citizens’ understanding of...
[... and Riding as Well? Case Report about the Treatment of an Infant with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome]
| Contributor(s):: Steppacher, I., Kissler, J.
Problems of the Pets Industry in Japan | Mari Quintana | TEDxDoshishaU
| Contributor(s):: Mari Quintana
Umfrage : Einsatz von Tieren auf Palliativstationen und in stationären Hospizen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz und : Prospektive klinische Studie zur Überprüfung der Wirksamkeit Tiergestützter Therapie (TGT) zur Verbesserung der Befindlic
| Contributor(s):: Cora Tews
Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities
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| Contributor(s):: Sophie Arnold, Henriette Mackensen, Evelyn Ofensberger, Brigitte Rusche
Animal hoarding is a severe problem in the field of human-animal interaction. The goal of this study was to assess the current situation of animal hoarding in Germany. Reports of animal hoarding cases were collected from animal shelters and public media between January 2012 and December 2015;...
[Therapeutic horseback riding as a special form of physical therapy provided by the health insurance in the GDR]
| Contributor(s):: Riede, D.
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Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study
| Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.
The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...
Does group size have an impact on welfare indicators in fattening pigs?
| Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.
Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...
[Establishment of an Animal Based Therapy at a University Hospital for Psychiatry: Results of a Preliminary Study and Future Prospects]
| Contributor(s):: Hartfiel, C., Bodatsch, M., Klosterkotter, J., Kuhn, J.
Owner perceived differences between mixed-breed and purebred dogs
| Contributor(s):: Turcsan, B., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
Is your dog empathic? Developing a Dog Emotional Reactivity Survey
| Contributor(s):: Szantho, F., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
Factors Influencing the Safety Behavior of German Equestrians: Attitudes towards Protective Equipment and Peer Behaviors
| Contributor(s):: Christina-Maria Ikinger, Jana Baldamus, Achim Spiller
Human interactions with horses entail certain risks. Although the acceptance and use of protective gear is increasing, a high number of incidents and very low or inconsistent voluntary use of safety equipment are reported. While past studies have examined factors influencing the use of safety...
On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland
| Contributor(s):: Schwarz, S.
This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to decrease the risk of heart disease; and function of dogs in rescue, animal assisted therapy and...
Determinants of individual attitudes toward animal welfare-friendly food products
| Contributor(s):: Cembalo, L., Caracciolo, F., Lombardi, A., Giudice, T. del, Grunert, K. G., Cicia, G.
Animal welfare involves societal and human values, ethical concerns and moral considerations since it incorporates the belief of what is right or what is wrong in animal treatment and care. This paper aims to ascertain whether the different dimensions of individual attitudes toward animal welfare...
Animal-assisted therapy: New disinfectant list of DVG for "Established veterinary practice and animal shelters "Tiergestutzte Therapien: Neue Desinfektionsmittelliste der DVG fur die Bereiche "Niedergelassene Veterinarpraxis und Tierheime"
| Contributor(s):: Rheinbaben, F. von, Werner, S.
This article presents a list of some of the veterinary disinfectants/drugs recommended by the German Veterinary Society for private animal hospitals and animal shelters highlighting the indications, efficacy, metabolism, dosage effects, and pharmokinetics of each product.
Animal welfare aspects in cat ownershipTierschutzrelevante Aspekte bei der Katzenhaltung
| Contributor(s):: Hoefer, M.
A review on the policies, welfare issues, and law on cat ownership in Germany was presented.
Guide dogs: medical tool on four pawsBlindenfuhrhunde: Medizinisches Hilfsmittel auf vier Pfoten
| Contributor(s):: Hacker, S.
This article discusses the training and suitability of guide dogs for blind people in Germany.
In the interdisciplinary research field of anthrozoology (rarely also: Animal Studies), the cultural, social and societal importance of nonhuman animals, their relationships with people and the societal human-animal relationships are examined. One focus of the HAS is based on an analysis of the...
Generalize or personalize--do dogs transfer an acquired rule to novel situations and persons?
| Contributor(s):: Hertel, A., Kaminski, J., Tomasello, M.