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  1. Der Einfluss des sich andernden Mensch-Tier-Verhaltnisses auf den tierarztlichen Beruf

    Contributor(s):: Blaha, T.

    This article discusses the changing human-animal relationships throughout history and its influence on the veterinary profession. Focus is given on animal welfare (livestock and pets) and the Code of Ethics for veterinarians in Germany.

  2. Equine on-farm welfare assessment: a review of animal-based indicators

    Contributor(s):: Costa, E. dalla, Murray, L., Dai, F., Canali, E., Minero, M.

    The adaptability of horses and donkeys to different types of activity has seen the European equine industry become an important economic sector, giving rise to increasing concern regarding equine welfare. As part of the AWIN (Animal Welfare Indicators) project, this review focuses on scientific...

  3. Grief for pets - Part 1: Overview and some false assumptions

    Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.

    Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is a significant stressor for many veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how pet loss affects clients, and how best to communicate with grieving clients. Moreover, many veterinary practices do not take a comprehensive...

  4. Human-dog interactions and behavioural responses of village dogs in coastal villages in Michoacan, Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Eilers, K. H. A. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Ortolani, A., Ortega-Pacheco, A., Boer, I. J. M. de

    In Mexican villages, most households keep dogs that roam freely. Therefore, socialisation of village dogs occurs in a different context than that of companion dogs in developed countries. The objectives of this study were: (1) to assess village dogs' behavioural responses towards familiar and...

  5. Owners and pets exercising together: canine response to veterinarian-prescribed physical activity

    Contributor(s):: Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M. B., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H.

    Using a prospective, randomized, single-blinded clinical design, we enrolled dog owners (DOs) and their dogs presenting to a veterinary referral hospital in a two-phase trial to determine whether veterinarian-initiated counseling increases physical activity and leads to secondary health benefits...

  6. Psychometric properties of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale: Mexican version (LAPS-M)

    Contributor(s):: Gonzalez Ramirez, M. T., Quezada Berumen, L. del C., Landero Hernandez, R.

    The Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) is perhaps the most widely used instrument to assess human emotional attachments to pets and is suitable for both dog and cat owners. However, this instrument has not been translated into Spanish. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the...

  7. Social dimensions of the human-avian bond: parrots and their persons

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, P. K.

    Though birds are among the most popular companion animals in the United States, little scholarly research has focused on the human- companion parrot relationship. This study uses an ethnographic approach and qualitative analysis to examine the parrot-pet owner relationship. Two and one half weeks...

  8. Universal human-animal bond scale

    Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A.

  9. Animals and Attachment Theory

    Contributor(s):: Rockett, B., Carr, S.

  10. Constructing the Biotech Nonhuman Animal: Instrumentalism and Ambivalence

    Contributor(s):: Ung-Lanki, S.

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

    Contributor(s):: Bassin, Donna

  12. Do more sociable dogs gaze longer to the human face than less sociable ones?

    Contributor(s):: Jakovcevic, Adriana, Mustaca, Alba, Bentosela, Mariana

  13. Humans' bonding with their companion dogs: Cardiovascular benefits during and after stress

    Contributor(s):: Campo, Rebecca A., Uchino, Bert N.

  14. Interventions assistées par l'animal: Quelles connaissances et quelles perspectives? = Animal-assisted interventions: Knowledge and perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M.

  15. Review of Ethics and animals: An introduction

    Contributor(s):: Yeates, James

  16. Social relations in a mixed group of mules, ponies and donkeys reflect differences in equid type

    Contributor(s):: Proops, Leanne, Burden, Faith, Osthaus, Britta

  17. A potential metric of the attractiveness of bird song to humans

    Contributor(s):: Blackburn, T. M., Su, Shan, Cassey, P.

    The prevalence of passerines (mostly oscines, or songbirds) in international bird trade suggests that the possession or production of a song that is attractive or desirable to people may contribute to the likelihood of a species being traded. Testing this is difficult because we lack a general...

  18. A standardized behavior test for potential guide dog puppies: methods and association with subsequent success in guide dog training

    Contributor(s):: Asher, L., Blythe, S., Roberts, R., Toothill, L., Craigon, P. J., Evans, K. M., Green, M. J., England, G. C. W.

    An early understanding of behavioral suitability for guiding work in domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris) would be useful for organizations which train dogs as mobility aids, such as the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. We explored the potential for a standardized test of behavior in young dogs...

  19. A therapist's guide to treating grief after the loss of a pet: a three-tier model

    Contributor(s):: Miller, T. A. K., Prout, M. F., Rourke, M., Lefkowitz, C., Boyer, B.

    Grief after the death of a pet has been demonstrated to parallel grief after the death of a person, yet many people report feeling a lack of support from family, friends, and even therapy providers when experiencing pet bereavement (Archer & Winchester, 1994; Chur-Hansen, 2010; Gosse & Barnes,...

  20. Anxiety-reducing effect: dog, fish and plant in direct comparison

    Contributor(s):: Buttelmann, D., Rompke, A. K.

    Animals have an anxiety-reducing effect on humans. However, in the search for which interventions are the most effective, one notices that studies in this field are not comparable as they all use different designs. Hereby, we investigated the anxiety reducing abilities of different animals and a...