The Possible Role of Companion-Animal Anthropomorphism and Social Support in the Physical and Psychological Health of Dog Guardians
Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.
Fostering adherence to horse behavior counseling
Contributor(s):: Jobling, R., Creighton, E.
Counseling services that aim to improve understanding of horse-human interactions are on the frontline of the horse welfare agenda. The aim of this research was to determine characteristics of horse owners seeking advice about their horse's behavior that predicted their adherence to that advice....
Do regulators of animal welfare need to develop a theory of psychological well-being? (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)
Contributor(s):: Haynes, R. P.
Intrinsic value and direct duties: from animal ethics towards environmental ethics? (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)
Contributor(s):: Heeger, R., Brom, F. W. A.
Vegetarianism, sentimental or ethical?
Contributor(s):: Deckers, J.
In this paper, I provide some evidence for the view that a common charge against those who adopt vegetarianism is that they would be sentimental. I argue that this charge is pressed frequently by those who adopt moral absolutism, a position that I reject, before exploring the question if...
Gender differences in owners interacting with pet dogs: an observational study
Contributor(s):: Prato-Previde, E., Fallani, G., Valsecchi, P.
Many studies show that people form strong affectional bonds with their dogs, treating them like family members or children. The present study investigates differences between women and men owners during interactions with their dogs, in a situation designed to investigate attachment and, thus, to...
The impact of pets on human health and psychological well-being: Fact, fiction, or hypothesis?
Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold
Animal welfare science - working at the interface between the natural and social sciences
Contributor(s):: Lund, V., Coleman, G., Gunnarsson, S., Appleby, M. C., Karkinen, K.
Animal welfare science has pioneered in interdisciplinary work in many ways. However, this work has mainly taken place among researchers from the natural sciences. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using broad interdisciplinary approaches to scientific animal welfare...
Cognitive bias as an indicator of animal emotion and welfare: emerging evidence and underlying mechanisms. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)
Contributor(s):: Mendl, M., Burman, O. H. P., Parker, R. M. A., Paul, E. S.
Accurate assessment of animal emotion (affect) is an important goal in animal welfare science, and in areas such as neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Direct measures of conscious emotion are not available, so assessment of animal affect has relied on measures of the behavioural and...
Eye white may indicate emotional state on a frustration-contentedness axis in dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Sandem, A. I., Braastad, B. O., Boe, K. E.
Research on welfare indicators has focused primarily on indicators of poor welfare, but there is also a need for indicators that can cover the range from good to poor welfare. The aim of this experiment was to compare behaviour elements in dairy cows shown in response to a frustrative situation...
How animal psychology contributes to animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Watanabe, S.
This article explores the contribution of animal psychology to animal welfare. Since animal welfare includes subjective welfare, it is crucial to know the subjective world of animals. Analysis of the concept of anthropomorphism is particularly important because it is a basic idea of animal...
Owner attitudes and dog behaviour problems
Contributor(s):: O'Farrell, V.
In the treatment of dog behaviour problems, assessment of the owner's attitude is usually an essential part of the diagnostic process. Questionnaire studies of groups of owners reveal wide variation in both degree and kind of owner attachment. Individual-centred methods such as the Kelly...
Papers from the 39th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), Tokyo, Japan, August 2005
Contributor(s):: Sandilands, V., Petherick, C.
This special issue contains conference proceedings on the behaviour and welfare of domestic and zoo animals, Topics include the contribution of animal psychology to welfare; assessment of animal welfare in a veterinary context; identification of dog welfare issues in the USA, Japan, Czech...
The treatment of phobias in the dog
Contributor(s):: Walker, R., Fisher, J., Neville, P.
Since 1992 the authors have been compiling a casebook of detailed histories of canine phobia. As the work progressed modifications were made to the diagnostic criteria of anxiety in the dog. A combination of phenobarbitone with propranolol was used with perceived success supported by anecdotal...
Behavioural testing in dogs: a review of methodology in search for standardisation
Contributor(s):: Diederich, C., Giffroy, J. M.
As a consequence of their living close to humans as pets, for working purposes or as laboratory animals, dogs give evidence of behavioural variability, stemming from their innate capacities as well as from environmental influences. This paper reviews the behavioural tests used for dogs - tests...
Future Directions in Human-Animal Bond Research
Contributor(s):: Beck, Alan M., Katcher, Aaron H.
The many pluses of pets
Contributor(s):: Durand, M.
What pets bring to the party
Contributor(s):: Song, S.
Clinical applications of pet therapy in nursing [Chinese]
Contributor(s):: Lo, S., Kung, S., Tseng, M., Lin, S., Chang, S.