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  1. Wildlife viewing in Colorado : a review and synthesis of existing data

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    | Contributor(s):: Jerry J. Vaske, Karen Wittmann, Tara V. Williams, Karen Hardesty, Linda Sikorowski

  2. A response to the influence of observer presence on baboon (Papio spp.) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) behavior: A comment on

    | Contributor(s):: Lutz, Corrine K., Nevill, Christian H.

    2011Applied Animal Behaviour Science129155-560168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2010.11.008text

  3. Grazing behavior of sheep at different stocking rates in the Inner Mongolian steppe, China

    | Contributor(s):: Lin, Lijun, Dickhoefer, Uta, Müller, Katrin, Wurina,, Susenbeth, Andreas

    In free-ranging or grazing animals, physical activity can account for a substantial proportion of their total energy requirement with considerable consequences for animals at low production level. This study evaluated the effect of grazing intensity (GI) on behavior and walking distance of sheep...

  4. Assessment of sociability in farm animals: The use of arena test in lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Ligout, Séverine, Foulquié, Didier, Sèbe, Frédéric, Bouix, Jacques, Boissy, Alain

    The present study aimed to evaluate an experimental approach to individually assess social reactivity among sheep. INRA401 male lambs (n=163) were reared together outdoors as part of a larger flock. Fifteen days after weaning the animals were individually exposed to an arena test of 2 phases...

  5. A modeling approach for estimating seasonal dietary preferences of goats in a Mediterranean Quercus frainetto–Juniperus oxycedrus woodland

    | Contributor(s):: Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., Parissi, Z. M., Abraham, E. M., Abas, Z.

    Goats are characterized as selective feeders due to their specific feeding behavior, thus the study of their seasonal preferences in a Mediterranean oak-juniper ecosystem is of great interest. The current research was conducted in an open oak forest in Megalo Dereio region, northeastern Greece...

  6. Photo-Elicited Conversations about Therapy Dogs as a Tool for Engagement and Communication in Dementia Care: A Case Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Asp, M.

  7. Evaluating Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Empirical Illustration of Differences between Outcome Measures

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    | Contributor(s):: van der Steen, S., Heineman, M. M. P., Ernst, M. J. A.

  8. Interspecific behavioural synchronization: dogs exhibit locomotor synchrony with humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Bedossa, T., Gaunet, F.

  9. Written and spoken words: representations of animals and intimacy

    | Contributor(s):: Nickie, Charles

  10. Creating Junior Ethologists

    | Contributor(s):: Farenga, Stephen J., Joyce, Beverly A., Ness, Daniel

  11. Diabetes Alert Dogs (DADs): An assessment of accuracy and implications

    | Contributor(s):: Gonder-Frederick, L. A., Grabman, J. H., Shepard, J. A.

  12. Addressing the Challenges of Conducting Observational Studies in Sheep Abattoirs

    | Contributor(s):: Elyssa Payne, Melissa Starling, Paul McGreevy

    The competing needs of maintaining productivity within abattoirs, and maintaining high standards of animal welfare, provide fertile grounds for applied research in animal behavior. However, there are challenges involved in capturing useful behavioral data from the supply chain (from paddock to...

  13. Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer

    | Contributor(s):: Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman

    The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using live human observation and digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...

  14. Comment diviniser son dauphin. Modèles de relation, régimes d'interactivité et savoirs anthropo-zoologiques.

    | Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais

    L'article propose de distinguer trois régimes d'interactivité selon le type d'engagement affectif de l'être humain dans sa relation avec un animal : savant, ordinaire et non-ordinaire. Les modalités de la communication inter-espèces qui...

  15. The human-animal relationship: a new field of socio-educational action

    | Contributor(s):: Senent-Sánchez, Joan-Maria

    This article analyses the educational approaches towards the animal-human relationship which have been developed during the last 20 years. The article establishes a chain of states in that relationship and presents the reasons why those states are consecutive or, occasionally, simultaneous. Next,...

  16. Investigating preventive-medicine consultations in first-opinion small-animal practice in the United Kingdom using direct observation

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    | Contributor(s):: N.J. Robinson, M.L. Brennan, M. Cobb, R.S. Dean

    Preventive-medicine consultations account for a large proportion of the veterinary caseload and previous research has suggested these consultations are fundamentally different from those in which the animal is presented for a specific health problem. There has been recent controversy around some...

  17. Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William

    The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...

  18. Nonstandard Observers and the Nature of Privacy

    | Contributor(s):: Soifer, Eldon, Elliott, David

  19. Dog Ownership during Pregnancy, Maternal Activity, and Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study

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    | Contributor(s):: C. Westgarth, Jihong Liu, J. Heron, A. Ross, P. Bundred, R. Gaskell, A. German, S. McCune, S. Dawson

    The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) is an observational study of 14273 UK pregnant singleton mothers in 1990/1991. We examined outcomes of self report of strenuous activity (hours per week) at 18 and 32 weeks of gestation, hours spent in leisure-time physical activities...

  20. Human Activity Differentially Redistributes Large Mammals in the Canadian Rockies National Parks

    | Contributor(s):: James Kimo Rogala, Mark Hebblewhite, Jesse Whittington, Cliff A. White, Jenny Coleshill, Marco Musiani

    National parks are important for conservation of species such as wolves (Canis lupus) and elk (Cervus canadensis). However, topography, vegetation conditions, and anthropogenic infrastructure within parks may limit available habitat. Human activity on trails and roads may lead to indirect habitat...