Breeding for better welfare: genetic goals for broiler chickens and their parents
Contributor(s):: Dawkins, M. S., Layton, R.
Pet PEP: independent evaluation endorses landmark school education program
Dog ownership, dog walking, and children's and parents' physical activity
Contributor(s):: Salmon, J., Timperio, A., Chu, B., Veitch, J.
Parent-reported environmental exposures and environmental control measures for children with asthma
Contributor(s):: Finkelstein, J. A., Fuhlbrigge, A., Lozano, P., Grant, E. N., Shulruff, R., Arduino, K. E., Weiss, K. B.
Contact to cat or dog, allergies and parental education
Contributor(s):: Apfelbacher, C. J., Ollert, M., Ring, J., Behrendt, H., Kramer, U.
Whether or not associations between animal contact and allergy/atopy are homogeneous across social strata has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between animal contact (cat, dog) and allergy/atopy in 6-yr-old school beginners, stratified by parental...
Horses and autism
Contributor(s):: Oswald, Donald
Potential sources of support for children who have been emotionally abused by parents
Contributor(s):: Doyle, Celia, Timms, Charles D., Sheehan, Elaine
Sentinels of safety: service dogs ensure safety and enhance freedom and well-being for families with autistic children
Contributor(s):: Burrows, K. E., Adams, C. L., Spiers, J.
Children with autism might display unpredictable and volatile behavior that places them in considerable physical danger and creates stress for the family. Families of autistic children often have limited freedom and experience difficulty with everyday activities. In this qualitative ethology...
Childrens', parents', and teachers' perceptions of child wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Sixsmith, Jane, Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic, Fleming, Collette, O'Higgins, Sioban
Education for change
Contributor(s):: Winne, M.
The author uses two publications, Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe (Alesina and Glaeser) and Poetry magazine, to underscore the important role that educational institutions play in developing a person's political philosophy and imagination. European nations, for instance, have better funded...
Stretched until it snaps: Attachment and close relationships
Contributor(s):: van Ijzendoorn, Marinus H., Bakermans?Kranenburg, Marian J.
The biochemistry of family commitment and youth competence: Lessons from animal models
Contributor(s):: Young, Larry J., Francis, Darlene D.
The myth of youth Hermias and his dolphin at Iasos in Caria
Contributor(s):: Turgut, M.
All a mother's fault? Transmission of stereotypy in striped mice Rhabdomys
Contributor(s):: Jones, M., Lierop, M. van, Pillay, N.
Environmentally induced stereotypy is the most common abnormal behaviour in captive animals. However, not all animals housed in identically impoverished environments develop stereotypy, possibly because of differences in genetic predisposition. To investigate the transmission of stereotypy in...
Handling-induced tonic/clonic seizures in captive born bank voles ( Clethrionomys glareolus )
Contributor(s):: Schonecker, B.
Handling-induced seizures observed among 23 of 333 captive born bank voles was characterized by tonic/clonic convulsions, occasionally accompanied by an apparent loss of consciousness. Seizures were never observed among wild caught voles (N=71). Median age for first observation of seizures was...
Social status and physical condition of mother and sex ratio of offspring in cervids
Contributor(s):: Kojola, I.
The degree of polygyny and litter size varies between deer species and may affect the relationship between maternal condition and offspring sex ratio. The hypothesis that females in good condition produce more male offspring than females in poorer condition was investigated by analysing data from...
Effects of cage-cleaning frequency on laboratory rat reproduction, cannibalism, and welfare
Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Mason, G. J.
Regular cage-cleaning is important for health, but for breeding rats it disrupts the nest and removes olfactory signals important for parental care. To investigate how different cage-cleaning frequencies affect breeding rats' health and welfare, we monitored reproductive output, pup mortality,...
Possible factors influencing vertebrate sex ratios: an introductory overview
Contributor(s):: Hardy, I. C. W.
This review considers factors that may influence sex ratio in mammals and birds: firstly, Fisher's theory of equal investment and subsequent theories (i.e. the adaptive value of the control of offspring sex ratio to parents); and secondly, sex determination mechanisms and constraints to sex...
The biology of paternal care in human and nonhuman primates
Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Duque, Eduardo, Valeggia, Claudia R., Mendoza, Sally P.
The efficacy of equine assisted group counseling with at-risk children and adolescents
Contributor(s):: Kay Sudekum Trotter
The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of equine assisted group counseling as compared to in-school curriculum group guidance/counseling. Research examined externalizing, internalizing, maladaptive, and adaptive behaviors of elementary and middle school students who were...