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  1. Relationships between owner and household characteristics and enrichment and cat behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Windschnurer, Ines, Häusler, Andrea, Waiblinger, Susanne, Coleman, Grahame J.

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055620168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105562text

  2. The Effect of Play Group on the Behavior of Shelter Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Flower

    This study looked at two groups of dogs, one which attended play group prior to receiving their behavior evaluation and one that did not. The group that attended play group showed significantly lower scores when looking at the dog to dog portion of the behavior evaluation.

  3. Potential Risk Factors for Aggression and Playfulness in Cats: Examination of a Pooling Fallacy Using Fe-BARQ as an Example

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    | Contributor(s):: Noema Gajdoš Kmecová, Barbara Petková, Jana Kottferová, Rachel Sarah Wannell, Daniel Simon Mills

    Using a popular method of behaviour evaluation which rates the intensity of behaviour in different contexts, we demonstrate how pooling item scores relating to a given construct can reveal different potential risk factors for the dependent variable depending on how the total score is...

  4. Species and Psyche: Anthropomorphism and Environmentalism in Human-Animal Metafiction

    | Contributor(s):: Surendranathan, Hema

  5. Back to the Future: A Glance Over Wolf Social Behavior to Understand Dog–Human Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Giada Cordoni, Elisabetta Palagi

    This review focuses on wolf sociobiology to delineate the traits of cooperative baggage driven by natural selection (wolf-wolf cooperation) and better understand the changes obtained by artificial selection (dog-human cooperation). We selected some behaviors of the dog’s...

  6. Inexperienced but still interested – Indoor-only cats are more inclined for predatory play than cats with outdoor access

    | Contributor(s):: Shajid Pyari, Muhzina, Uccheddu, Stefania, Lenkei, Rita, Pongrácz, Péter

  7. Play Behavior in Two Captive Bottlenose Dolphin Calves (Tursiops Truncatus): Ethogram, Ontogeny, and Individual Differences

    | Contributor(s):: Soriano Jimenez, Ana Isabel, Drago, Massimiliano, Vinyoles, Dolors, Maté, Carmen

  8. Development of a welfare assessment protocol for dairy calves from birth through to weaning

    | Contributor(s):: Barry, J., Kennedy, E., Sayers, R., de Boer, I. J. M., Bokkers, E. A. M.

  9. Animal agency, animal awareness and animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Spinka, M.

  10. What can kinematics tell us about the affective states of animals?

    | Contributor(s):: Guesgen, M. J., Bench, C. J.

  11. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger, Chris Blazina

  12. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Animal Companions in Coping with Stress

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger

  13. Dances with dogs: interspecies play and a case for sympoietic enactivism

    | Contributor(s):: Merritt, M.

  14. Play behaviour reduced by environmental enrichment in fast-growing broiler chickens

    | Contributor(s):: Liu, Zhenzhen, Torrey, Stephanie, Newberry, Ruth C., Widowski, Tina

    The objective of this study was to evaluate effects of environmental enrichment on play behaviour in fast-growing broiler chickens. Chicks (19 of each sex) were randomly assigned to 6 non-enriched (NE) pens and 6 pens enriched (E) with a raised platform, hanging weighing scale, peck stone, and...

  15. Which types of rooting material give weaner pigs most pleasure?

    | Contributor(s):: Ocepek, Marko, Newberry, Ruth C., Andersen, Inger Lise

    Provision of rooting material as enrichment for pigs has been primarily oriented towards reducing negative affect (suffering). Information is also needed on the impact of different types of rooting materials in promoting positive affect (pleasure). We hypothesised that repeated addition of fresh...

  16. Changing Human Behavior to Improve Animal Welfare: A Longitudinal Investigation of Training Laboratory Animal Personnel about Heterospecific Play or "Rat Tickling"

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    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Cloutier, S., Brady, C. M., O'Haire, M. E., Gaskill, B. N.

    Despite evidence for rat tickling’s animal welfare benefits, the technique is rarely implemented in part because of a lack of training. This study’s purpose was to determine the efficacy of online-only or online + hands-on training programs on key outcomes for rat tickling in...

  17. Pre-weaning socialization and environmental enrichment affect life-long response to regrouping in commercially-reared pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Ko, Heng-Lun, Chong, Qiai, Escribano, Damián, Camerlink, Irene, Manteca, Xavier, Llonch, Pol

    Weaning and other regrouping events as routine work in commercial farms cause stress to pigs and compromise their welfare. Several studies found positive outcomes to mitigate weaning stress when piglets were socialized (i.e. co-mingled) or raised with enrichment materials in research settings....

  18. Selection on ultrasonic call rate in neonatal rats affects low frequency, but not ultrasonic, vocalizations in adults

    | Contributor(s):: Lesch, Raffaela, Orozco, Andrea, Shilling, Margaret, Zimmerberg, Betty, Fitch, W. Tecumseh

  19. Rat Tickling in Pet Stores: Effects on Employees, Customers, and New Owners

    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, Megan R., Cloutier, Sylvie, Gaskill, Brianna N., O’Haire, Marguerite E.

    Rat tickling is a technique used by humans with rats to mimic rough-and-tumble play, improve welfare, and reduce fear. Anecdotal information suggests that rat tickling is also beneficial for humans, yet this assertion has not been empirically validated. We hypothesized that rat tickling would be...

  20. Wolves do not join the dance: Sophisticated aggression control by adjusting to human social signals in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Gácsi, Márta, Vas, Judit, Topál, József, Miklósi, Ádám

    In this study we aimed to investigate novel aspects of dogs’ comprehension of human social behaviours by revealing potential differences in the responses of wolves and dogs when they interact with a human in socially ambiguous situations. In Experiment 1, pet dogs (N=13) and hand-reared...