A comparison of the Monty Roberts technique with a conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses
Contributor(s):: Fowler, V., Kennedy, M., Marlin, D.
Assessment of unconsciousness during slaughter without stunning in lambs
Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, P., Velarde, A., Dalmau, A., Llonch, P.
Effects of presence of a familiar pet dog on regional cerebral activity in healthy volunteers: a positron emission tomography study
Contributor(s):: Sugawara, A., Masud, M. M., Yokoyama, A., Mizutani, W., Watanuki, S., Yanai, K., Itoh, M., Tashiro, M.
Usefulness of pet ownership as a modulator of cardiac autonomic imbalance in patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and/or hyperlipidemia
Contributor(s):: Aiba, N., Hotta, K., Yokoyama, M., Wang, G., Tabata, M., Kamiya, K., Shimizu, R., Kamekawa, D., Hoshi, K., Yamaoka-Tojo, M., Masuda, T.
Presence of a pet dog and human cardiovascular responses to mild mental stress
Contributor(s):: Kingwell, B. A., Lomdahl, A., Anderson, W. P.
Pet ownership, but not ACE inhibitor therapy, blunts home blood pressure responses to mental stress
Contributor(s):: Allen, K., Shykoff, B. E., Izzo, J. L., Jr.
In the present study, we evaluated the effect of a nonevaluative social support intervention (pet ownership) on blood pressure response to mental stress before and during ACE inhibitor therapy. Forty-eight hypertensive individuals participated in an experiment at home and in the physician’s...
Equine behaviour and heart rate in temperament tests with or without rider or handler
Contributor(s):: von Borstel, U. König, Euent, S., Graf, P., König, S., Gauly, M.
Behavioral and physiological responses of guide dogs to a situation of emotional distress
Contributor(s):: Fallani, G., Prato Previde, E., Valsecchi, P.
The aim of this study was to analyze the behavioral and physiological reactions of guide dogs in a distressing situation which promotes attachment behaviors towards their blind owners, and to compare such reactions with those of untrained or trainee dogs. The subjects were 57 adult Labrador and...
Social interaction and blood pressure: Influence of animal companions
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erik
Conspecific recognition in the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes): Cardiac responses to significant others
Contributor(s):: Boysen, Sarah T., Berntson, Gary G.
Does attention make the difference? Horses' response to human stimulus after 2 different training strategies
Contributor(s):: Baragli, P., Mariti, C., Petri, L., Giorgio, F. de, Sighieri, C.
How do horses appraise humans' actions? A brief note over a practical way to assess stimulus perception
Contributor(s):: Baragli, P., Gazzano, A., Martelli, F., Sighieri, C.
Heart rate (HR) is considered to be an effective tool for assessing animals' emotional response to a stimulus. We investigated changes in HR during a series of handling procedures (grooming test) in horses that had different experiences of human interaction. We used four groups of horses: grazing...
Dog's gaze at its owner increases owner's urinary oxytocin during social interaction
Contributor(s):: Nagasawa, M., Kikusui, T., Onaka, T., Ohta, M.
Effects of stroking horses on both humans' and horses' heart rate responses
Contributor(s):: Hama, Haruyo, Yogo, Masao, Matsuyama, Yoshinori
Animal-assisted therapy as a pain relief intervention for children
Contributor(s):: Braun, C., Stangler, T., Narveson, J., Pettingell, S.
The propensity of cattle to vocalise during handling and isolation is affected by phenotype
Contributor(s):: Watts, J. M., Stookey, J. M.
We investigated whether phenotype affects vocal and behavioural responses of newly-weaned beef calves during handling situations, and whether vocal response differs between two types of handling situation. The phenotypic characteristic chosen was hair colour. Steers were classified into four...
The use of a mirror reduces isolation stress in horses being transported by trailer
Contributor(s):: Kay, R., Hall, C.
Horse trailers are a common form of transportation for horses and ponies and often require the animal to travel alone or with a single companion. The current study investigated the effect of transporting horses alone, in company or with an acrylic safety mirror (measuring 81 cm x 61.5 cm) that...
Fear of novel and startling stimuli in domestic dogs
Contributor(s):: King, T., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
Dog aggression to humans is a serious problem and it appears that fear-induced aggression in dogs is often implicated. Furthermore, it has been suggested that novel and startling stimuli may trigger fear-induced aggression. The aim of the present study was to study some possible behavioural and...
The effect of training schedule on learned tasks in yearling horses
Contributor(s):: Kusunose, R., Yamanobe, A.
12 yearlings (20-22-months-old) were divided into 2 groups and subjected to 2 different training schedules: (a) 30 min of training daily (the daily trained group); and (b) 30 min of training for 4 days, followed by a 3-day rest (the intermittently trained group), in order to compare the effect of...
Fearfulness in horses: a temperament trait stable across time and situations
Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Bouissou, M. F., Erhard, H. W.
The purpose of this study was to test the existence of a "fearfulness" trait in horses, by testing the stability across situations and over time of the responses to different fear-eliciting situations. It was also to identify which behavioural parameters are the best indicators of this trait....