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  1. Human-Insect Relationships: An ANTless Story? Children's, Adolescents', and Young Adults' Ways of Characterizing Social Insects

    Contributor(s):: Sammet, Rebecca, Andres, Heike, Dreesmann, Daniel

    Ants may serve as powerful model organisms for uncovering principles of insect biology and social behavior. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative analysis of secondary-school students' perceptions and knowledge of ants. It was part of a longitudinal project based on the concept of...

  2. Simulations of the social organization of large schools of fish whose perception is obstructed

    Contributor(s):: Kunz, Hanspeter, Hemelrijk, Charlotte K.

    Individual-based models have shown that simple interactions among moving individuals (repulsion, attraction and alignment) result in travelling schools that resemble those of real fish. In most models individuals interact with all neighbours within sensory range which usually includes almost all...

  3. The effect of time left alone at home on dog welfare

    Contributor(s):: Rehn, Therese, Keeling, Linda J.

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of time left alone on dog behaviour and cardiac activity. Twelve privately owned dogs, with no history of separation related behaviour problems, were video-recorded on three different occasions when left alone in their home environment. The...

  4. Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.

  5. The effects of physical luminance on colour discrimination in dogs: A cautionary tale

    Contributor(s):: Byosiere, Sarah-Elizabeth, Chouinard, Philippe A., Howell, Tiffani J., Bennett, Pauleen C.

    Due to the composition of the cone photoreceptors in the retina of dogs, it has been proposed they might demonstrate human-like red/green colour blindness. However, some assessments have shown that dogs may still be able to distinguish between red and green. This suggests that dogs may be...

  6. Dogs’ responses to visual, auditory, and olfactory cat-related cues

    Contributor(s):: Hoffman, Christy L., Workman, Miranda K., Roberts, Natalie, Handley, Stephanie

    Standardized assessments have been developed to assess dogs’ behaviors around other dogs, but there currently is no validated way to predict how a dog in an animal shelter will behave around cats, unless the dog’s previous history is known. This study explored dogs’ responses to visual, auditory,...

  7. Farmers’ perception of aggression between growing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Camerlink, Irene, Turner, Simon P.

    Sustainable animal production should take animal welfare into account. How animal welfare is incorporated into farming practices will, however, largely depend on the farmer’s choices. These choices may depend on the farmer’s perception of animal welfare and the willingness to change the current...

  8. Housing, ease of handling and minimising inter-pig aggression at mixing for nursery to finishing pigs as reported in a survey of North American pork producers

    Contributor(s):: Ison, S. H., Bates, R. O., Ernst, C. W., Steibel, J. P., Siegford, J. M.

    Inter-pig aggression is a welfare issue that has undergone extensive research. Although management techniques have proven useful in minimising aggression in research settings, it is not known how often these are used on farm. One objective of an online survey of North American pork producers was...

  9. Comparing trainers' reports of clicker use to the use of clickers in applied research studies: methodological differences may explain conflicting results

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    | Contributor(s):: Lynna C Feng, Tiffani J Howell, Pauleen C Bennett

    Clicker training refers to an animal training technique, derived from laboratory-based studies of animal learning and behaviour, in which a reward-predicting signal is delivered immediately following performance of a desired behaviour, and is subsequently followed by a reward. While clicker...

  10. Perception de la souffrance, empathie inter-espèces et régimes d'interactivité

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    | Contributor(s):: Veronique Servais

    La perception de la souffrance animale dépend de l’empathie et celle-ci fait l’objet d’un biais « intra-groupe » chez l’humain. On le retrouve dans le cas de l’empathie inter-espèces : la réponse varie en...

  11. Asian Livestock Industry Leaders' Perceptions of the Importance of, and Solutions for, Animal Welfare Issues

    | Contributor(s):: Sinclair, M., Phillips, C. J. C.

  12. Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S Hall, Hannah F Wright, Daniel S Mills

    There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...

  13. Anthropomorphism in Human-Animal Interactions: A Pragmatist View

    | Contributor(s):: Servais, V.

  14. How the University Organizational Culture Is Being Experienced? Phenomenological Studies of Experiencing the Here and Now of the Organization

    | Contributor(s):: Konecki, Krzysztof

  15. Seeing through Feeling

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, Carol

  16. Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills

    There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...

  17. Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend

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    | Contributor(s):: Suzanne Spinosa

    Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...

  18. Consumer Attitude Toward the Environmental Sustainability of Grain-Free Pet Foods

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    | Contributor(s):: Danielle M. P. Conway, Korinn E. Saker

    This study investigated consumer knowledge and attitude toward environmental sustainability, grain-free diets (GFDs), and the influence of on-site environmental sustainability education on pet owner diet choices. A two-part questionnaire was designed, bracketing an educational brochure on...

  19. [Hippotherapy--a supplementary treatment for motion disturbance caused by cerebral palsy (author's transl)]

    | Contributor(s):: Tauffkirchen, E.

  20. How Japanese companion dog and cat owners' degree of attachment relates to the attribution of emotions to their animals

    | Contributor(s):: Su, B., Koda, N., Martens, P.