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  1. Exploring Animal-Assisted Therapy for Creating Rich Communicative Environments and Targeting Communication Goals in Subacute Rehabilitation

    Contributor(s):: Sherrill, M., Hengst, J. A.

  2. Goals of Care: Development and Use of the Serious Veterinary Illness Conversation Guide

    Contributor(s):: Goldberg, K. J.

  3. Does experience with animals improve toddlers' understanding of others' sound perception?

    Contributor(s):: Rachelle Stover

    Introduction: Much research has examined what children understand about others’ visual perception. For instance, 2-year-olds can determine when an object is hidden from another’s viewpoint (Flavell, 1992). Less is known about children’s understanding of other’s auditory...

  4. Attacking the Innocent: Why Breed Specific Legislation Cannot Achieve its Stated Goals

    Contributor(s):: Shaw Smith Williams

    The term “Breed-specific legislation”, or “BSL”, is a term in United States and foreign law which refers to any law that focuses on the regulation of a particular breed of animal. As one can imagine, there are a multitude of incarnations of BSL at the municipal...

  5. Short-term animal-assisted play therapy for children

    Contributor(s):: VanFleet, Risë, Faa-Thompson, Tracie, Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Schaefer, Charles E.

  6. The Role and Impact of Animals with Pediatric Patients

    Contributor(s):: Tielsch Goddard, Anna, Gilmer, Mary Jo

  7. Effects of single-use and group-use enrichment on stereotypy and intragroup aggressive and affiliative behaviors of a social group of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) at the Singapore Zoo

    Contributor(s):: Sha, J., Han, S., Marlena, D., Kee, J.

    Four food-based enrichment devices were used to test the effects of single-use and group-use enrichment devices on stereotypy, intragroup aggression, and affiliation in a compatible group of 5 squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). All enrichment devices were found to reduce overall stereotypic...

  8. Trends in sheltering and welfare at the Hawaiian Humane Society, Oahu, Hawaii

    Contributor(s):: McDowell, B., Burns, P., Lepczyk, C. A.

    One of the major goals of an animal welfare organization is to reduce the number of homeless, nonhuman animals in a community. In Hawaii, the Hawaiian Humane Society has provided numerous animal welfare services to work toward this goal, such as offering sterilizations and microchipping at...

  9. Using fecal hormonal and behavioral analyses to evaluate the introduction of two sable antelope at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Contributor(s):: Loeding, E., Thomas, J., Bernier, D., Santymire, R.

    Introductions of sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) can be difficult due to the potential ensuing aggression compounded by their large horns. The goal was to use hormonal assays and behavioral analyses to evaluate the success of an introduction of 2 adult females at Lincoln Park Zoo. The...

  10. Therapeutic horseback riding outcomes of parent-identified goals for children with autism spectrum disorder: an ABA' multiple case design examining dosing and generalization to the home and community

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    | Contributor(s):: Holm, M. B., Baird, J. M., Kim, Y. J., Rajora, K. B., D'Silva, D., Podolinsky, L., Mazefsky, C., Minshew, N.

    We examined whether different doses of therapeutic riding influenced parent-nominated target behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (a) during the session (b) at home, and (c) in the community. We used a single subject multiple Baseline, multiple case design, with dosing of...

  11. Pets as safe havens and secure bases: The moderating role of pet attachment orientations

    | Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, Sigal, Mikulincer, Mario, Shaver, Phillip R.

  12. Self-schemas, goal orientations, sport confidence and mindfulness in amateur equestrians

    | Contributor(s):: Diaz, Teresa Renee

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

    | Contributor(s):: Hardison, Terrilee Asher

  14. Breeding for better welfare: genetic goals for broiler chickens and their parents

    | Contributor(s):: Dawkins, M. S., Layton, R.

  15. Current use of and attitudes towards identification in cats and dogs in veterinary clinics in Oklahoma City, USA

    | Contributor(s):: Slater, M. R., Weiss, E., Lord, L. K.

  16. Lying patterns of high producing healthy dairy cows after calving in commercial herds as affected by age, environmental conditions and production

    | Contributor(s):: Steensels, M., Bahr, C., Berckmans, D., Halachmi, I., Antler, A., Maltz, E.

    An animal expresses its physiological and well-being status by its behaviour. Changes in behaviour can be associated with health, production or well-being problems and therefore with the profitability of the farm. The objectives of the present study were to analyse lying patterns of healthy...

  17. Attitudes and dispositional optimism of animal rights demonstrators

    | Contributor(s):: Galvin, Shelley L., Herzog, Harold A., Jr.

  18. Development and validation of a new method for visual detection of estrus in mithun ( Bos frontalis )

    | Contributor(s):: Mohan, Mondal, Muthupalani, Karunakaran, Chandan, Rajkhowa, Prakash, B. S.

    The objectives of this study were (1) to develop a suitable scoring scale for oestrus detection based on frequency and reliability of behavioural signs of oestrus in mithun (Bos frontalis) and (2) to validate the accuracy of this method for detection of oestrus in primi- and multiparous mithun...

  19. Development with age of nest box use and gregarious nesting in laying hens

    | Contributor(s):: Riber, A. B.

    Use of nest boxes is an important part of the behavioural repertoire of laying hens kept under commercial conditions. A special form of nest box use is gregarious nesting, which occurs when a hen given the choice between an occupied and an unoccupied nest site chooses the occupied nest site....

  20. Navigational ability in the domestic fowl ( Gallus gallus domesticus )

    | Contributor(s):: Zimmerman, P. H., Pope, S. J., Guilford, T., Nicol, C. J.

    Little is known about the navigational abilities of domestic fowl. The question of how chickens represent and orient in space becomes relevant when they are kept in non-cage systems. Since the sun is known to be the dominant spatial organizer in other diurnal bird species, we started our...