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  1. A multiple indicators multiple cause (MIMIC) model of respiratory health and household factors in Chinese children: The Seven Northeastern Cities (SNEC) Study

    Contributor(s):: Dong, Guang-Hui, Qian, Zhengmin, Fu, Qiang, Wang, Jing, Trevathan, Edwin, Ma, Wenjun, Liu, Miao-Miao, Wang, Da, Ren, Wan-Hui, Ong, Kee-Hean, Ferguson, Tekeda Freeman, Riley, Erin, Simckes, Maayan

  2. A standardized behavior test for potential guide dog puppies: methods and association with subsequent success in guide dog training

    Contributor(s):: Asher, L., Blythe, S., Roberts, R., Toothill, L., Craigon, P. J., Evans, K. M., Green, M. J., England, G. C. W.

    An early understanding of behavioral suitability for guiding work in domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris) would be useful for organizations which train dogs as mobility aids, such as the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. We explored the potential for a standardized test of behavior in young dogs...

  3. Clinical feasibility of cognitive testing in dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Heckler, M. C. T., Tranquilim, M. V., Svicero, D. J., Barbosa, L., Amorim, R. M.

    Several cognitive tests have been developed to evaluate specific aspects of human and animal learning and memory. These tests have been used for early detection of cognitive deficits and to monitor the treatment of dogs with cognitive impairment. Thus, this article evaluated the feasibility of...

  4. Defining and measuring farmers' attitudes to farm animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Hansson, H., Lagerkvist, C. J.

    Identifying farmers' attitudes to farm animal welfare (FAW) is an important step in determining farmers' efforts to improve FAW, knowledge of which is of particular importance for understanding how the living conditions of production animals are determined. This study developed a hypothetical...

  5. Development of a novel paradigm for the measurement of olfactory discrimination in dogs ( Canis familiaris): a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGrath, C., McGreevy, P. D., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Olfactory dysfunction in older human beings has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, yet age-related changes in olfactory behavior have received little attention in the dog model of human aging. We developed an odor habituation and fine odor discrimination...

  6. The welfare of long-line tethered and free-ranging horses kept on public grazing land in South Wales

    Contributor(s):: Mullan, S., Szmaragd, C., Hotchkiss, J., Whay, H. R.

    A welfare assessment was conducted during 475 observations of 75 long-line tethered horses and 587 observations of 112 free-range horses kept on public grazing land in South Wales over a six-month period from March to August 2010. The observations included quantitative and qualitative behavioural...

  7. Behaviour of laboratory mice is altered by light pollution within the housing environment

    Contributor(s):: Bedrosian, T. A., Vaughn, C. A., Weil, Z. M., Nelson, R. J.

  8. Behavioural responses of Argentine coastal dusky dolphins Lagenorhynchus obscurus to a biopsy pole system

    Contributor(s):: Loizaga de Castro, R., Hoelzel, A. R., Crespo, E. A.

  9. Formation of teat order and estimation of piglets' distribution along the mammary complex using mid-domain effect (MDE) model

    Contributor(s):: Skok, J., Skorjanc, D.

  10. Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in frequency of play with pets among middle-aged men: a behavioral genetic analysis

    Contributor(s):: Jacobson, K. C., Hoffman, C. L., Vasilopoulos, T., Kremen, W. S., Panizzon, M. S., Grant, M. D., Lyons, M. J., Xian, H., Franz, C. E.

  11. Low income owners do not have more dogs: modeling animal count according to their owners

    Contributor(s):: Martins, C. M., Mohamed, A., Guimaraes, A. M. S., Barros, C. da C. de, Pampuch, R. dos S., Svoboda, W., Ferreira, F., Biondo, A. W.

  12. Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.

  13. The determinants of the intention to purchase animal welfare-friendly meat products in Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Gracia, A.

  14. Classroom Pets and Young Children: Supporting Early Development

    | Contributor(s):: Meadan, Hedda, Jegatheesan, Brinda

  15. The Problems of Dissection

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Pat

  16. Computer assisted extension program on ground squirrel control

    | Contributor(s):: Terrell P. Salmon, Donald L. Lancaster, Leanne Lasarow

    Computers have become common place in virtually all phases of agriculture. Most individuals have access to microcomputers and the once apparent intimidation about using them is rapidly disappearing. Because of increased availability and public acceptance, it's no surprise that many Extension...

  17. Dog walking is associated with a favorable risk profile independent of moderate to high volume of physical activity

    | Contributor(s):: Lentino, C., Visek, A. J., McDonnell, K., DiPietro, L.

  18. Animals in long-term care facilities: a framework for program planning

    | Contributor(s):: Barnett, Joan C., Quigley, Joseph

  19. Eden Alternative: an evolving paradigm for long term care

    | Contributor(s):: Deaton, Gail, Johnson, Christopher J., Johnson, Roxanna H., Winn, Peter

  20. Embracing the Eden Alternative in long-term care environments

    | Contributor(s):: Tavormina, Candace E.