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  1. The Impact of Dolphins on Children's Mental Health: Longitudinal Analyses of Three Interaction Programs

    Contributor(s):: Dominick, Whitney

  2. Effects of group size on the behaviour, heart rate, immunity, and growth of Holstein dairy calves

    Contributor(s):: Lv, Jing, Zhao, Xun-Wu, Su, Hang, Wang, Zhi-Peng, Wang, Chao, Li, Jian-Hong, Li, Xiang, Zhang, Run-Xiang, Bao, Jun

  3. Routine handling does not lead to chronic stress in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  4. The effect of cage size on stress levels in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  5. Hair cortisol concentrations, as a measure of chronic activity within the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, is elevated in dogs farmed for meat, relative to pet dogs, in South Korea

    Contributor(s):: Maxwell, N. B., Buchanan, C. G., Evans, N. P.

  6. Improving leg health in broiler chickens: a systematic review of the effect of environmental enrichment

    Contributor(s):: Pedersen, I. J., Forkman, B.

  7. Artificial rearing affects the emotional state and reactivity of pigs post-weaning

    Contributor(s):: Schmitt, O., O'Driscoll, K., Baxter, E. M., Boyle, L. A.

  8. Measuring piglet castration pain using linear and non-linear measures of heart rate variability

    Contributor(s):: Byrd, C. J., Radcliffe, J. S., Craig, B. A., Eicher, S. D., Lay, D. C.

  9. Effects of housing conditions on behaviour and physiology in the Finnraccoon (Nyctereutes procyonoides ussuriensis)

    Contributor(s):: Koistinen, T., Moisander-Jylha, M., Korhonen, H. T.

  10. Effects of environment and breed on growth performance and meat quality of fattening pigs

    Contributor(s):: Li, J., Han, Q., Liu, R., Wen, P., Ji, W., Pan, L., Wang, C., Zhao, P., Liu, H., Bao, J.

  11. Chinese farmers' attitude towards the improvement of animal welfare in their facilities

    Contributor(s):: Platto, S., Zhu, Q., Guo, A., He, Q., Hu, S., Valros, A., Irwin, A.

  12. The efficacy of novel rope flavours as environmental enrichment for stalled gilts

    Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J. D., Johnson, A. K., Gabler, N. K.

  13. Hair cortisol concentrations in New Zealand white rabbits subjected to surgery

    Contributor(s):: Peric, T., Comin, A., Corazzin, M., Montillo, M., Canavese, F., Stebel, M., Prandi, A.

  14. The Use of Environmental Enrichments Affects Performance and Behavior of Growing Rabbits Housed in Collective Pens

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    | Contributor(s):: Angela Trocino, Cristina Zomeño, Eirini Filiou, Marco Birolo, Peter White, Gerolamo Xiccato

    This study assessed the effects of an elevated plastic-slatted platform and/or a plastic hiding tube in collective pens with large group sizes (27 or 36 rabbits/pen; 16 rabbits/m2) on the performance and welfare of rabbits kept from weaning (at 33 days of age) to slaughter (at 68 or 75 days of...

  15. Determinants of diarrhoeal diseases and height-for-age z-scores in children under five years of age in rural central Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Rukambile, E., Muscatello, G., Sintchenko, V., Thomson, P. C., Maulaga, W., Mmassy, R., D. E. Bruyn J, Kock, R., Darnton-Hill, I., Alders, R.

  16. Associations Between Pet Ownership, Posttraumatic Growth, and Stress Symptoms in Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Dominick, Whitney, Walenski-Geml, Aundreah, Taku, Kanako

    Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) is the positive changes a person may experience due to the struggle with a highly stressful life event. One of the predictors of PTG is social support, and support from various sources have been shown to help foster growth. Pets have also been shown to provide feelings...

  17. Nutrition and husbandry conditions of Palearctic tortoises (Testudo spp.) in captivity

    | Contributor(s):: Bauer, Thomas, Reese, Sven, Koelle, Petra

    Mediterranean and Russian tortoises (Testudo spp.) are popular companion animals (pets), despite ongoing controversy concerning privately keeping reptiles. The arguments used during these controversial discussions have often been based on outdated facts. Therefore, a survey was developed to...

  18. Behavioral indicators of slow growth in nursery pigs

    | Contributor(s):: He, Yijie, Deen, John, Shurson, Gerald C., Li, Yuzhi Z.

    The objective of this study was to determine how feeder-space allowance affects behaviors of slow- and fast-growing pigs during the nursery period. Nursery pigs (n = 192; initial weight = 7.4 ± 1.6 kg) were housed in 24 pens of 8 pigs, with 12 pens provided with either a two-space feeder or a...

  19. Pet Loss: Understanding Disenfranchised Grief, Memorial Use, and Posttraumatic Growth

    | Contributor(s):: Spain, Breeanna, O’Dwyer, Lisel, Moston, Stephen

    The growing body of literature exploring pet loss suggests that many bereaved pet owners experience disenfranchised grief. Disenfranchised grief occurs when a loss is unacknowledged and the bereaved are unable to express their grief. When grief is considered illegitimate, the bereaved may...

  20. Continuing Bonds and Psychosocial Functioning in a Recently Bereaved Pet Loss Sample

    | Contributor(s):: Habarth, Janice, Bussolari, Cori, Gomez, Rowena, Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama, Field, Nigel P., Packman, Wendy

    Research has shown that pet loss can be a devastating and complex experience for some human survivors, yet this loss may not be fully recognized by friends, partners, or acquaintances as a significant bereavement. The objectives of the current study were to consider how continuing bonds (CB)...