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  1. The moral standing of non-human primates: why they merit special consideration

    Contributor(s):: Sauer, U. G.

    Scientific experiments with non-human primates are viewed very controversially. Those who use non-human primates for scientific purposes contend that the results will be of great benefit to humans. They say that the distress to the animals is minimal and that, therefore, their experiments are...

  2. The veterinarian and the human animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Cooper, A. G.

  3. Voluntary behaviour and passive response toward a human of the milking cows

    Contributor(s):: Shuji, Y.

    The behaviour of 16 milking cows of Niigata university Muramatsu Station towards a human voluntarily was examined the human sat on the pasture and when the human stood up. Furthermore, relation between the voluntary behaviour and the passivity behaviour of each individual were examined. As a...

  4. Zoonotic disease concerns in animal-assisted therapy and animal visitation programs

    Contributor(s):: Waltner-Toews, D.

    In a survey of 150 systematically selected US animal care agencies and 74 Canadian humane societies to determine the prevalence of animal assisted therapy (AAT) programmes (concerns about, and experience with zoonotic diseases; and precautions taken to prevent zoonotic disease transmission) 69 US...

  5. Animal rights and the Olympic Games

  6. Ethics in human-animal relationships

    Contributor(s):: Antonites, A., Odendaal, J. S. J.

    Reactions to ethical matters related to human-animal relationships are often ambiguous and are influenced by many human-related factors. Because of such variations, there is a need for guidance in this regard. Such guidelines should thus be useful in a universal sense. Due to veterinarians...

  7. Genetics and the development of social behavior in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Scott, J. P.

    The puppies used in the experiments lived with their litter-mates from birth until 1 yr. of age, first in large nursery rooms and later in spacious outdoor runs. Behavioural tests were given to animals of 5 different breeds: Basenji, Beagle, Cocker Spaniel, Shetland Sheep Dog, and Wire-haired Fox...

  8. Individually ventilated cages and rodent welfare: report of the 2002 RSPCA/UFAW rodent welfare group meeting

    Contributor(s):: Hawkins, P., Anderson, D., Applebee, K., Key, D., Wallace, J., Milite, G., Clark, J. M., Hubrecht, R., Jennings, M.

    The RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Group holds a one-day meeting every autumn so that its members can discuss current welfare research and exchange views on rodent welfare issues. The 2002 meeting focused on welfare issues associated with housing rodents in individually ventilated cages (IVCs)....

  9. Long-term effect of housing method during the first three months of life on human-animal relationship in female dairy cattle

    Contributor(s):: Mogensen, L., Krohn, C. C., Foldager, J.

    To investigate the effect of housing during the first 3 months of life to the end of the first lactation on the human-animal relationship and milk production, 80 female dairy calves were housed either in open single pens (SOpen), closed single pens (SClosed), calf-groups (GCalf; 5 calves per...

  10. Pet allergy: how important for Turkey where there is a low pet ownership rate

    Contributor(s):: Mungan, D., Celik, G., Bavbek, S., Msrlgil, Z.

    Exposure and sensitization to allergens derived from cats/dogs have been shown to represent an important risk factor for allergic respiratory diseases. So far, there has not been any study exploring cat/dog sensitization and related factors in our geographic location. The aim of this study was to...

  11. Relationship between behavioural reactions and heart rate in horses during transient social isolation

    Contributor(s):: Jezierski, T., Gorecka, A.

    Six horses were used in an experiment conducted in a tie-stable without boxes. The behaviour of each horse was videotaped and heart rate (HR) was recorded continuously for approx. 104 min during the following test situations: all horses in the stable and no person present; other horses being...

  12. Selection of guide dogs for the blind

    Contributor(s):: Clerfeuille, F.

  13. The influence of human-animal interactions on cattle welfare

    Contributor(s):: Tripon, I., Bura, M., Acatincai, S., Cziszter, L. T.

    The aim of this paper is to present the effect of human-animal interactions on cattle behavior. Farm animal come in contact with the stock persons during transportation, when are treated for different diseases and during different operations that take place in farms. Several studies have...

  14. 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...

  15. Training guide dogs for the blind

    Contributor(s):: Clerfeuille, F.

  16. Aircraft noise influenced behaviour of service dogs

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

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

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