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  1. Prevalence of behaviour problems reported by owners of dogs purchased from an animal rescue shelter

    Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G.

    This study examined the prevalence of behaviour problems exhibited by dogs within 4 weeks of acquisition from a rescue shelter in Northern Ireland. 1547 people who had purchased a dog from a rescue shelter in Northern Ireland were sent a postal questionnaire designed to collect information on the...

  2. The effect of breed and housing system on dairy cow feeding and lying behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: O'Driscoll, K., Boyle, L., Hanlon, A.

    In Ireland there is growing interest in managing dairy cows on out-wintering pads (OWPs) during the winter, as a low cost alternative to housing indoors. This study investigated feeding and lying behaviour of two breeds of dairy cow (Holstein-Friesian and Norwegian Red) at pasture (PAS) and in...

  3. A behavioural study of scrapie-affected sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Healy, A. M., Hanlon, A. J., Weavers, E., Collins, J. D., Doherty, M. L.

    The behaviour of 12 sheep, suspected of having scrapie, and 12 clinically normal animals from the Irish Republic was observed over a 6-day period [date not given]. Confirmation of the true disease status of the animals was made at postmortem using both histopathological and immunocytochemical...

  4. When the girls came to stay

    | Contributor(s):: Doyle, Mary

  5. Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog

    | Contributor(s):: Smyth, C., Slevin, E.

  6. Perceptions of animal physiotherapy amongst Irish veterinary surgeons

    | Contributor(s):: Aoife Doyle, Frances Horgan

    The aim of this study was to investigate veterinary surgeons' perceptions, knowledge and use of animal physiotherapy in the Republic of Ireland. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 200 veterinary surgeons, of which 97 were returned. Results indicated that 77 (79%) of respondents were aware...

  7. The spatial distribution of pet dogs and pet cats on the island of Ireland

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    | Contributor(s):: Martin J Downes, Tracy A Clegg, Daniel M Collins, Guy McGrath, Simon More

    Background: There is considerable international research regarding the link between human demographics andpet ownership. In several international studies, pet ownership was associated with household demographicsincluding: the presence of children in the household, urban/rural location, level of...

  8. Communication in production animal medicine: modelling a complex interaction with the example of dairy herd health medicine

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    | Contributor(s):: Joachim L. Kleen, Owen Atkinson, Jos PTM Noordhuizen

    Background: The importance of communication skills in veterinary medicine is increasingly recognised.Appropriate communication skills towards the client are of utmost importance in both companion animal practiceand production animal field and consultancy work. The need for building a relationship...

  9. Non-accidental injury in companion animals in the Republic of Ireland

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristina McGuinness, Boyd R. Jones, Mary Allen

    Non-accidental injury (NAI), animal abuse and “battered pet” syndrome are terms used to identify “the intentional harm of an animal”. The terms include, but are not limited to, wilful neglect, inflicting injury, pain or distress, or malicious killing of an animal. Three categories of abuse are...

  10. Feeding behaviour of cattle when offered grass silage in troughs during winter and summer

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, R. K., Flynn, A. V.

    The same grass silage was group-fed to 400-kg cattle during days with either 9 or 16 h daylight. Time spent eating, ruminating and resting by randomly selected animals was monitored by radio-telemetry. The experiment was repeated with a different silage. Length of daylight had no effect on total...

  11. Papers presented at the summer meeting of the Society for Veterinary Ethology, Dublin, Eire, 29th July to 1st August 1979

    Hemsworth, P.H. The social environment and the sexual behaviour of the domestic boar : 306. Horrell, R.I. Cross-fostering in piglets : 303-304. Walters, J.R.; Lewin, B.H. Some observations on the growth and behaviour of lambs within twin groups of different sex : 304.

  12. The appliance of science to zoo-housed primates. (Special issue: Primates in zoos)

    | Contributor(s):: Melfi, V.

    Zoos provide a unique and valuable resource for primate research. Indeed, previous analyses of zoo research have shown that non-human primates are favoured as subjects and the study of welfare and conservation rank high on those topics studied [Hardy, D.F., 1996. Current research activities in...

  13. The behavior of visitors towards dogs housed in an animal rescue shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G.

    The behavior of visitors towards dogs housed in rescue shelters has been subject to little research. This study explored the behavior of 76 visitors to a rescue shelter in Northern Ireland as they toured the dogs' kennels. The number of dogs that visitors stopped to look at, the nature of all...

  14. An international comparison of female and male students' attitudes to the use of animals. (Special issue: Minding animals: Emerging issues concerning our relationships with other animals.)

    | Contributor(s):: Phillips, C., Izmirli, S., Aldavood, J., Alonso, M., Choe, Bi, Hanlon, A., Handziska, A., Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Kennedy, M., Lee, Gwi, Lund, V., Mejdell, C., Pelagic, V., Rehn, T.

    Previous research has demonstrated that in households where the male partner is more dominant, there is convergence in male and female attitudes towards animals, whereas if the female partner is empowered they exhibit greater empathy towards animals than the male partner. We tested this theory of...