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  1. "Before, he fought every day with the horse and with me": reducing violence in a Guatemalan community through a horse-handling program

    Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J. L., Cunningham, C. A., Paiz, L., Poelker, K. E., Cardenas, M. A. M.

    Community and family violence are endemic in Guatemala. We evaluated the effectiveness of a horse-handling program to reduce violent attitudes and aggressive behavior. Eighteen community members who worked with horses in their daily lives (16 men, 2 women, ages 15 to 58) participated in four...

  2. "Between Us, Animals". Emotional Ties Between Humans and Other Animals

    Contributor(s):: Monika Bakke

  3. "Take me under your wing" - love in animal-assisted psychotherapy: a clinical perspective on the unique therapeutic bond between animals and humans [Practice]

    Contributor(s):: Lev-Bendov, S., Barel, I., Parish-Plass, N.

  4. "What does the turtle have inside its house?" Animal-assisted psychotherapy with foster children [Practice]

    Contributor(s):: Hellmann, S., Parish-Plass, N.

  5. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

    Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...

  6. 'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier

    Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie

  7. 'Goats that stare at men' - revisited: do dwarf goats alter their behaviour in response to eye visibility and head direction of a human?

    Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Borell, E. von, Langbein, J.

    Being able to recognise when one is being observed by someone else is thought to be adaptive during cooperative or competitive events. In particular for prey species, this ability should be of use in the context of predation. A previous study reported that goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) alter...

  8. 'I'd rather wear out than rust out': autobiologies of ageing equestriennes

    Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah

  9. 'My dog is dying today': Attachment narratives and psychoanalytic interpretation of an initial interview

    Contributor(s):: Buchheim, Anna, George, Carol, Kächele, Horst

  10. A bibliography of human/animal relations

    Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R., Berry, Joyce K.

  11. A counterbalanced version of Ainsworth's Strange Situation Procedure reveals secure-base effects in dog-human relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Palmer, R., Custance, D.

    It has been proposed that the dog-human relationship constitutes an infantile-like attachment. However, previous empirical support based on Ainsworth's Strange Situation test has proved inconclusive due to order effects inherent in the original procedure. In particular, these order effects...

  12. A day at the zoo through the lens of Jessica Benjamin's Bonds of love

    | Contributor(s):: Bassin, Donna

  13. A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice

    | Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.

  14. A Feeling for the Animal: On Becoming an Experimentalist

    | Contributor(s):: Holmberg, T.

  15. A longitudinal test of the belief that companion animal ownership can help reduce loneliness

    | Contributor(s):: Gilbey, A., McNicholas, J., Collis, G. M.

    The widely held belief that companion animal ownership can help to reduce loneliness was tested using a quasi-experimental longitudinal design. Over a six-month period, 59 participants completed the UCLA-Loneliness Scale when they were seeking to acquire a companion animal. Participants'...

  16. A model of stockperson-animal interactions and their implications for livestock

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.

    This chapter presents a model of human-animal interactions in livestock production based on the factors involved in the relationship between stockperson and farm animal variables, including the influence of stockperson attitudes on his/her behaviour and of stockperson behaviour on animal...

  17. A note on the relationships between visitor interest and characteristics of the mammal exhibits in Recife Zoo, Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Silva, M. A. M. da, Silva, J. M. C. da

    There are few quantitative studies on visitor's behaviour towards animal exhibits in zoos. We evaluated the popularity of mammal exhibits of a small tropical zoo at Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and correlated it with some characteristics of the exhibits (number of individuals within the exhibit,...

  18. A note: the effects of human handling on heart girth, behaviour and milk quality in dairy goats

    | Contributor(s):: Jackson, K. M. A., Hackett, D.

    Research on cattle, lambs and pigs suggests that when animals do not receive positive physical attention ("gentling") from their stockpersons, they become fearful, stressed, less productive, and less healthy overall. The purpose of this experiment was to examine the effects that positive human...

  19. A phenomenological study of the relationship between award-winning 4-H alumni horsewomen and their horses

    | Contributor(s):: Lambarth, Janet Kiser

  20. A pilot study on assessment of dog owners' attitude towards their dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Salgrl, Y., Emre, B., Besgul, K., Ozturk, H., Sagmanlgl, V.

    It is known that having both theoretical and practical knowledge about main and further needs and training of dogs as well as communication with them have critical importance for dog owners in order to maintain a good dog-human relationship. In Turkey, dogs have taken the lead in pet population...