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  1. Applied neurophysiology of the horse; implications for training, husbandry and welfare

    Contributor(s):: McBride, Sebastian D., Parker, Matthew O., Roberts, Kirsty, Hemmings, Andrew

    Understanding the neural circuits underlying equine behaviour has the potential to help optimise strategies of husbandry and training. This review discusses two areas of neurophysiological research in a range of species and relates this information to the horse. The first discussion focuses on...

  2. Effects of positive and negative human contacts and intranasal oxytocin on cerebrospinal fluid oxytocin

    Contributor(s):: Rault, Jean-Loup

  3. Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses

    Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K., Martin, D.

  4. Scent of the familiar: an fMRI study of canine brain responses to familiar and unfamiliar human and dog odors

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    | Contributor(s):: Berns, G. S., Brooks, A. M., Spivak, M.

    Understanding dogs' perceptual experience of both conspecifics and humans is important to understand how dogs evolved and the nature of their relationships with humans and other dogs. Olfaction is believed to be dogs' most powerful and perhaps important sense and an obvious place to begin...

  5. Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study

    | Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.

  6. Neurophysiological correlates of affiliative behaviour between humans and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Odendaal, J. S. J., Meintjes, R. A.

    Few physiological parameters for positive human-companion animal contact have been identified and those that are established have all been in humans. The implication is that if the physiological reactions are mutual, dogs would experience the same psychological benefits from these...

  7. Understanding the perceptual world of horses

    | Contributor(s):: Saslow, C. A.

  8. Critique du modèle neurophysiologique de delphinothérapie - Sonophorèse et écholocation

    | Contributor(s):: Baribeau, J., David, G., Larivée, S.

  9. Science-based assessment of animal welfare: companion animals. (Special issue: Animal welfare: global issues, trends and challenges)

    | Contributor(s):: Odendaal, J. S. J.

    Human history reveals that the way in which humans treat animals is based on their views of themselves as well as of the living environment around them. These views may vary from an assumption of human superiority to one of equality between humans and animals. Recent trends affecting...

  10. Naturalistic quantification of canine olfactory sensitivity

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, D. B., Walker, J. C., Cavnar, P. J., Taylor, J. L., Pickel, D. H., Hall, S. B., Suarez, J. C.

    Despite the large and growing dependence on dog-handler teams for solving "real world" problems of odor detection, recognition and localization, no comprehensive methodology for quantifying the capabilities of such teams has been reported. We developed an approach in which each dog is housed with...

  11. A neuropsychological and evolutionary approach to animal consciousness and animal suffering

    | Contributor(s):: Bermond, B.

  12. Assessing pain in animals

    | Contributor(s):: Rutherford, K. M. D.

  13. Behavioural and neural correlates of mental imagery in sheep using face recognition paradigms

    | Contributor(s):: Kendrick, K. M., Leigh, A., Peirce, J.

  14. Brain measures which tell us about animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Zanella, A. J.

    Studies of the brain inform us about the cognitive abilities of animals and hence, affect the extent to which animals of that species are respected. However, they can also tell us how an individual is likely to be perceiving, attending to, evaluating, coping with, enjoying, or disturbed by its...

  15. Scientific uncertainty - how should it be handled in relation to scientific advice regarding animal welfare issues?

    | Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Forkman, B., Christiansen, S. B.

    The provision of advice on animal welfare is an important part of the work of scientists in applied ethology, neurophysiology, veterinary epidemiology and other disciplines. Those who request guidance often expect advice that will help them to make progress in difficult discussions. Scientists...

  16. 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...