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  1. Influence of approach on behavioral responses of young horses

    Contributor(s):: Sankey, C., Henry, S., Clouard, C., Richard-Yris, M. A., Hausberger, M.

    Nowadays, there are very few elements on the general way to approach animals for occasional interventions. In this study, we investigated the behavioural responses of young horses to an approaching human. This study was conducted on 39 one and two year-old horses. Horses were kept in same age...

  2. Life skills for puppies: practical tips for new owners

    Contributor(s):: Zulch, H. E.

  3. Making the visit to the veterinarian a positive experience for all

    Contributor(s):: Curtis, T. M.

  4. Managing separation anxiety: an evidence-based approach

    Contributor(s):: Neilson, J. C.

  5. Pain management and the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Downing, R.

  6. Physical planning of intensive systems of beef cattle using systematic layout planning as an analytical tool and its relationship with animal well-being

    Contributor(s):: Guimaraes, M. C. C., Inoue, K. R. A., Bueno, M. M., Baeta, F. C., Tibirica, A. C. G., Tinoco, I. F. F.

    The intensification of animal production systems suggests that the future of production is not the increase of the herd, but the increase of productivity. The main goal of facility design is to provide space for a specific purpose, and to provide optimal conditions for its development;...

  7. Stress in human-animal relationships and its manifestations in practice

    Contributor(s):: Mills, D. S.

  8. Teaching riding horses to be safe

    Contributor(s):: Ladewig, J.

  9. The human-animal bond: societal obligations in practice-past, present, and future

    Contributor(s):: Timmins, R.

  10. The importance of rearing management at a young age and artificial weaning on the establishment of the human-animal relationship in beef cattle and goats

    Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Garel, J. P., Neindre, P. le

  11. The influence of the human-animal interaction in the milking parlour on the behaviour, heart-rate and milk yield of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Knierim, U., Waran, N. K.

    This study addressed questions regarding the quality of human-cow interactions in the modern milking parlour, and whether in this situation cows still react differently to different milkers.

  12. The influence of the human-animal relationship on the productivity and welfare of the pig

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Cronin, G. M.

    The effects of "unpleasant", control (minimal contact with humans), and "pleasant" handling of boars and gilts from 11 wk of age were studied. Boars in the pleasant handling group attained a fully coordinated mating response at an earlier age and had larger testes at 160 days of age than those in...

  13. The role of service dogs in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder

    Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.

  14. Understanding feline behavior and how that helps your team treat cats

    Contributor(s):: Rodan, I.

  15. Understanding the signs, cause & prevalence of grief due to pet loss

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, S. W.

  16. Unlocking the secrets of the feline psyche to relate better to cats and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Rodan, I.

  17. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How you and your dog can lose weight, stay fit, and have fun together

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    | Contributor(s):: Phil Zeltzman, Rebecca A Johnson, Alan M. Beck

    A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or...

  18. Unleashed Fury: The political struggle for dog-friendly parks

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie Walsh, Alan M. Beck

    The question of whether dogs should be allowed off the leash in public places has become a major political issue in cities and suburbs across the United States. In the last two decades, "leash-law disputes" have burst upon the political scene and have been debated with an intensity...

  19. Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side

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    | Contributor(s):: Susan Krieger, Alan M. Beck

    Traveling Blind is a romance, a travel adventure, an emotional quest, and a deeply reflective description of coming to terms with lack of sight. It reveals the invisible work of navigating with a guide dog while learning to perceive the world in new ways. Although an intensely personal account,...

  20. The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets: Evidence and case studies

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson (editor), Alan M. Beck (editor), Sandra McCune (editor)

    Obesity is at epidemic levels worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year. A 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three...