Characterization of human-dog social interaction using owner report
Contributor(s):: Lit, L., Schweitzer, J. B., Oberbauer, A. M.
Do pets influence the quantity and choice of food offered to them by their owners: lessons from other animals and the pre-verbal human infant?
Contributor(s):: Day, J. E. L., Kergoat, S., Kotrschal, K.
All social animals influence each other's behaviour. One area of particular interest is the social interaction that occurs between pets and their owners. Within pet-owner dyads, food and feeding are always part of the dyadic ritual. In this review, we hypothesize that feeding can be considered to...
Does exposure to dogs and cats in the first year of life influence the development of allergic sensitization?
Contributor(s):: Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.
Purpose of review: The goal of the review is to place studies published after 1 June 2002, concerning the relationship between early life exposure to cats and dogs and the later development of allergy, within the context of the effects of other environmental exposures on allergic disease. Recent...
Dogs catch human yawns
Contributor(s):: Joly-Mascheroni, R. M., Senju, A., Shepherd, A. J.
This study is the first to demonstrate that human yawns are possibly contagious to domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Twenty-nine dogs observed a human yawning or making control mouth movements. Twenty-one dogs yawned when they observed a human yawning, but control mouth movements did not elicit...
Domestication and behaviour
Contributor(s):: Goldberg, J.
The domestication of animal species has led to complex relations with humans entailing profound transformations, especially at the behavioural level. It is a rather difficult task to answer the question of whether the wild ancestors of a given domestic form were in some way preadapted to...
Effect of temperament and behavioural reactions to the presence of a human during the pre-mating period on reproductive performance in farmed mink ( Mustela vison )
Contributor(s):: Korhonen, H. T., Jauhiainen, L., Rekila, T.
The present study sought to evaluate the relationship between temperament, pre-mating behaviour and reproductive performance in farmed female mink (Mustela vison). Temperament was measured by using a stick test and behavioural reactions to the presence of a human during pre-mating period by a...
Ethics and animal welfare in wild primates
Contributor(s):: Oliveira, M. A. B. de
The concept of 'ethics' is usually applied, among primates, to humans only. This article argues that it should also be applied to non-human primates. Brazil is the 'guardian' of the most rich and diverse - and threatened - fauna of non-human primates in the world. Of 103...
Euthanasia and the management of the client's grief
Contributor(s):: Katcher, A. H., Rosenberg, M. A.
Exploratory behaviour in domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus Linnaeus, 1758): a review
Contributor(s):: Machado, J. C., Genaro, G.
It is possible to understand exploratory behaviour as an activity sponsored by a new stimulus, which consists in acts and postures that enable to collect information about an object or an unfamiliar environment. The exploration has strong implications for the survival of the individual and of its...
Facilitating companion animal death
Contributor(s):: Lagoni, L., Butler, C.
This article describes suggested preparation of owners who wish to be present during euthanasia; euthanasia logistics; facilitating owner-present euthanasia, and aftercare of the owners. It is concluded that when euthanasia is skillfully and sensitively planned and performed, the experience may...
Human and animal inter-relationships. Review Series: 3. Normal behaviour patterns of dogs: part I. 4. Behavioural problems of dogs: part II
Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K.
Most problems arise when the owner fails to realize that the dog must be part of a defined hierarchy. The treatment of aggression, attention seeking, and elimination, feeding and sexual problems is reviewed.
Human and animal inter-relationships. Review series: 5. Normal behaviour patterns of cats: I
Human and animal inter-relationships. Review Series: 6. Behavioural problems of cats: II
Human factors affecting the behaviour and productivity of commercial broiler chickens
Contributor(s):: Cransberg, P. H., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between stockperson attitude and behaviour, bird behaviour and productivity in the chicken meat industry. The study was carried out during April to September on 24 commercial farms in Southern Victoria, Australia. Each farm had a capacity...
Human understanding of suckling behaviour in horses and its relation to mounting
Contributor(s):: Halloy, M., Jerez, S., Robles, C., Nicolari, I., Guglielmone, F.
Horse ranchers in NW Argentina believe a horse is mounted from the left because foals tend to suckle from that side of the mare, thus becoming more receptive. The side from which foals nursed during their first 12 weeks was recorded. A questionnaire was presented asking people from which side...
Human-animal inter-relationships. Review series 8: veterinarian-client relationships
Human-animal inter-relationships. Review series: 7. A practical approach to the assessment and management of behavioural changes in companion animals
Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K., Allan, D. J.
Contributor(s):: Faraco, C. B.
In this presentation, some aspects of the human-animal relationship and its articulation with Veterinary have been discussed. It is an attempt to encourage the dialogue between this science and the new area known as Anthrozoology, since they are intrinsically connected by common themes and...
Contributor(s):: Waran, N. K.
Human-animal relationship and welfare of the domiciled dog
Contributor(s):: Ferreira, S. A., Sampaio, I. B. M.
The aim of this study was to verify the eventual association between man-dog relationship and the animal welfare. Relationships among raising conditions of 60 dogs, owner's progressiveness and attitude and animal welfare were studied through multiple correspondence analysis. The investigation...