Neutering Effects on Social Behaviour of Urban Unowned Free-Roaming Domestic Cats
| Contributor(s):: Simona Cafazzo, Roberto Bonanni, Eugenia Natoli
The “trap, spay/neuter, and release” programs to manage unowned free-roaming cat populations are diffused worldwide and they are largely advised even in countries where the suppression of unowned cats is enforced by law. Despite the massive neutering campaigns in the world, there is...
Transmission of Zoonotic Diseases in the Daily Life of Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum (79 CE, Italy): A Review of Animal-Human-Environment Interactions through Biological, Historical and Archaeological Sources
| Contributor(s):: Tanga, C., Remigio, M., Viciano, J.
There is no doubt that the cultural and urban environments contributed to the animal-human interaction in the daily life of the ancient Roman world. The singularity of the circumstances of the burial of Pompeii and Herculaneum, together with literary sources and the extraordinary state of...
COVID 19 - induced stress in dogs owned by elderly people
| Contributor(s):: Malancus, R. N.
Pet Ownership, Child Anxiety, Child Physical Activity and Mother's Perception of Children's Health Status
| Contributor(s):: Noel David Castro, Eric W. Lindsey
This study examined possible connections between pet ownership and children’s health status, as mediated by children’s anxiety and physical activity. A total of 134 mothers with a preschool age child participated in the study. Mothers completed a demographic survey, responded to...
The Relationship Between Dog Ownership and Physical Activity, Happiness, and Life Satisfaction
| Contributor(s):: Liupakorn, Diana
Recreational Horseback Riding and Its Association with Physical, Mental, and Social Wellbeing and Perceived Health
| Contributor(s):: Schwarzmüller-Erber, Gabriele, Maier, Manfred, Stummer, Harald, Kundi, Michael
Validation of an accelerometer to quantify inactivity in laying hens with or without keel-bone fractures
| Contributor(s):: Casey-Trott, T. M., Widowski, T. M.
Why isn't the weight coming off? Creative strategies for weight loss
| Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E.
Human ability to interpret alpaca body language
| Contributor(s):: Kapustka, J., Budzynska, M.
Neighborhood-Based Differences in Physical Activity: An Environment Scale Evaluation
| Contributor(s):: Brian E. Saelens, James F. Sallis, Jennifer B. Black, Diana Chen
Objectives. This study evaluated a neighborhood environment survey and compared the physical activity and weight status of the residents in 2 neighborhoods. Methods. On 2 occasions, 107 adults from neighborhoods with differing “walkability” were selected to complete a...
Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking
| Contributor(s):: Clarise Lim, Ryan E. Rhodes
ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...
Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment
| Contributor(s):: Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins
Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...
More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities
| Contributor(s):: Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslosser, Ingo Froboese
Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...
Understanding the Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Physical Activity Among Older Community-Dwelling Adults—A Mixed Methods Study
| Contributor(s):: Mandy Peacock, Julie Netto, Polly Yeung, Joanne McVeigh, Anne-Marie Hill
Association between pet ownership and physical activity levels, atopic conditions, and mental health in Singapore: a propensity score-matched analysis
| Contributor(s):: Ying Xian Goh, Joel Shi Quan Tan, Nicholas L. Syn, Beverley Shu Wen Tan, Jia Ying Low, Yi Han Foo, Waikit Fung, Brandon Yi Da Hoong, Junxiong Pang
Physical, social, and psychological characteristics of community-dwelling elderly Japanese dog and cat owners
| Contributor(s):: Yu Taniguchi, Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Yui Tomine, Izumi Tanaka, Yuri Yokoyama, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai
Exploring stable-based behaviour and behaviour switching for the detection of bilateral pain in equines
| Contributor(s):: Egan, Sonja, Kearney, Clodagh M., Brama, Pieter A. J., Parnell, Andrew C., McGrath, Denise
2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052140168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105214text
Pros and cons of pet ownership in sustaining independence in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Obradović, Nataša, Lagueux, Émilie, Michaud, Frédéric, Provencher, Véronique
Understanding how dogs encourage and motivate walking: cross-sectional findings from RESIDE
| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, M. Knuiman, H. E. Christian
Background: Many people live with dogs but not all walk with them regularly. This study examines the demographic and behavioural factors that contribute towards owners reporting having a strong sense of encouragement and motivation to walk provided by their dogs, which we call ‘the Lassie...
Evaluation of an open source method for calculating physical activity in dogs from harness and collar based sensors
| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, C. Ladha
Background: The ability to make objective measurements of physical activity in dogs has both clinical and research applications. Accelerometers offer a non-intrusive and convenient solution. Of the commercialy available sensors, measurements are commonly given in manufacturer bespoke units and...