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  1. Comparing lateral bias in dogs and humans using the Kong™ ball test

    Contributor(s):: Wells, Deborah L., Hepper, Peter G., Milligan, Adam D. S., Barnard, Shanis

    The Kong™ ball test has been used extensively to assess lateral bias in the domestic dog. Implicit in this challenge is the assumption that dogs use their dominant paw to stabilise the ball. This study examined whether or not this is the case. A comparative approach was adopted, exploring...

  2. Increased ventral premotor cortex recruitment after arm training in an fMRI study with subacute stroke patients

    Contributor(s):: Horn, Ulrike, Roschka, Sybille, Eyme, Katharina, Walz, Andrea-Daniela, Platz, Thomas, Lotze, Martin

  3. Training success in group-housed long-tailed macaques ( Macaca fascicularis) is better explained by personality than by social rank

    Contributor(s):: Wergard, E. M., Westlund, K., Spangberg, M., Fredlund, H., Forkman, B.

    Using training to prepare laboratory animals for biomedical research is one important behavior management task. With increased knowledge about factors influencing training success, training programs may be optimized, resulting in a refinement of primate husbandry. Even when animals are trained...

  4. Comparing lateral bias in dogs and humans using the Kong TM ball test

    Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G., Milligan, A. D. S., Barnard, S.

    The Kong TM ball test has been used extensively to assess lateral bias in the domestic dog. Implicit in this challenge is the assumption that dogs use their dominant paw to stabilise the ball. This study examined whether or not this is the case. A comparative approach was adopted, exploring limb...

  5. Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009

    Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.

  6. Contamination of pet therapy dogs with MRSA and Clostridium difficile

    Contributor(s):: Lefebvre, S. L., Weese, J. S.

  7. Painfully aware: the effects of dissonance on attitudes toward factory farming

    Contributor(s):: Prunty, J., Apple, K. J.

  8. Efficacy of aerial broadcast baiting in reducing brown treesnake numbers

    Contributor(s):: Clark, L., Savarie, P. J.

  9. Infectious threats from exotic pets: dermatological implications

    Contributor(s):: Rosen, T., Jablon, J.

  10. Hand-rearing reduces fear of humans in European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris

    Contributor(s):: Feenders, G., Bateson, M.

  11. Unwanted oral investigative behaviour in horses: a note on the relationship between mugging behaviour, hand-feeding titbits and clicker training

    Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, J., Creighton, E.

    Unwanted oral investigative in horses has been anecdotally attributed to the practice of hand-feeding. Fears over such behaviour developing as a consequence of using food rewards, for example in clicker training, have been implicated as a common reason for not employing food-based positive...

  12. The effect of early handling of foals on their reaction to handling, humans and novelty, and the foal-mare relationship

    Contributor(s):: Sondergaard, E., Jago, J.

    The natural behaviour of horses in response to danger is to take flight, and consequently human handlers can be injured. Reducing the flight response and general reactivity of horses is therefore likely to reduce the incidence of injuries to handlers. In this experiment we investigated the effect...