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  1. The influence of urbanization on the behaviour of dogs in the Czech Republic

    Contributor(s):: Baranyiova, E., Holub, A., Tyrlik, M., Janackova, B., Ernstova, M.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of urbanization in the Czech Republic on the coexistence of domesticated dogs and their owners. The data from a questionnaire (distributed to dog owners) were divided into rural (R, n=164) and urban (U, n=132). The former group comprised of dogs...

  2. Training guide dogs for the blind

    Contributor(s):: Clerfeuille, F.

  3. Aircraft noise influenced behaviour of service dogs

    Contributor(s):: Flach, M., Heisterkamp, C., Stephan, E.

  4. An example of application of research in ethology from the horse's temperament tests and record of learning and behavior (LAC)

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Dubois, C., Gillot, A., Delfosse, A., Bon, M. le, Roche, H., Yvon, J. M., Foisnel, S., Rizo, S., Menard, C., Baumgartner, M., Vidament, M.

    The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...

  5. An international gene bank for guide dogs: organisation, utilization and potential

    Contributor(s):: Kolosi, J., Gunn, I. M.

    The Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia (RGDAA) has a breeding population of Labrador Retrievers consisting of 30 females and 11 stud males. Frozen semen from guide dog centres in UK and USA is used in its breeding programme to minimize inbreeding. The RGDAA is establishing an international...

  6. Animal welfare: Proceedings of the Animal Welfare Sessions, 24th World Veterinary Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 1991

    Probably as a sign of the times, the World Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Committee has published its conference proceedings for the first time. The papers cover the topic from most angles: ethology, legislation, laboratory animal welfare, transport of animals, public policy, human and...

  7. Animals, health and quality of life: abstract book

  8. Animals, health and quality of life: professional development forum.

  9. Challenges of service dog ownership

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

  10. Cruelty toward cats: a different kind of abuse

    Contributor(s):: Lockwood, R.

  11. Evaluation of the relationship between milkers and dairy cows and its effect on animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Salaberry, X., Huertas, S., Cesar, D., Piaggio, L., Gil, A.

    Animal fear towards people can be very stressful, making animal handling difficult and dangerous. The way animals are handled, absence of food, milking parlour conditions and presence of human beings constitute a special stimulus to the animal. If it is positive, fear diminishes and the capacity...

  12. Horses as healers

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

  13. Human-cow interactions: production effects

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

    Behaviour of cows towards herdsmen is reviewed, with reference to fear memory formation; place-specific fear; introducing heifers to the milking parlour; effect of veterinary treatment; memory; locking of stanchions and stress.

  14. Human-directed feline aggression

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

  15. 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...

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

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

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

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

  18. Managing separation anxiety: an evidence-based approach

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

  19. Pain management and the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Downing, R.

  20. 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;...