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  1. Ready or not: evacuating an animal shelter during a mock emergency

    Contributor(s):: Irvine, L.

    The signing of the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Act into law will require states to include companion and service animals in their disaster response plans. Consequently, animal stakeholders across the United States are or will be involved in assessing their response capabilities as a part...

  2. Responses of cats to petting by humans

    Contributor(s):: Soennichsen, S., Chamove, A. S.

    There is evidence that different gland areas in animals of the cat family have different functions. This study showed that nine cats gave more positive and fewer negative responses to petting by their owners in the temporal region (between the eyes and ears), the reverse to petting in the caudal...

  3. Romantic partners and four-legged friends: an extension of attachment theory to relationships with pets

    Contributor(s):: Beck, L., Madresh, E. A.

    The founding principle of attachment theory (Bowlby 1973) is that a secure attachment to a caregiver is one of the first and most basic needs in an infant's life. Through the decades attachment theory has expanded its scope to include central adult relationships, especially between romantic...

  4. School-based social training with and without dogs: evaluation of their effectiveness

    Contributor(s):: Tissen, I., Hergovich, A., Spiel, C.

    This study examined the effects of different training methods on social behavior, empathy, and aggression (open and relational) in children (third-graders) at several intervals. There were three experimental conditions: "Social training without dogs," "Social training with dogs," and "Dog...

  5. Social effects of a dog's presence on children with disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Esteves, S. W., Stokes, T.

    Productive and positive interactions between dogs and humans have been documented in studies using dogs trained as companion animals and as assistants for people with disabilities. In this study, the effects of the presence of a dog on social interactions between three 5-9-year-old children with...

  6. The firefly and the trout: recent shifts regarding the relationship between people and other animals in Japanese culture

    Contributor(s):: Laurent, E. L., Ono, K.

    Scholars of Japan like to point out that the Japanese are interested in tamed (miniature trees, ikebana, gardens) as opposed to wild nature, and that for the Japanese, culture and nature are not mutually exclusive concepts. Moreover, there hardly seems to be any direct relationship between the...

  7. Therapeutic value of equine-human bonding in recovery from trauma

    Contributor(s):: Yorke, J., Adams, C., Coady, N.

    Although most human-animal bond research has focused on relationships between humans and pets, animals have been used for therapeutic purposes in a variety of settings. Therapeutic riding programs have demonstrated a positive impact on quality of life for people with disabilities....

  8. Tourist impact on Tibetan macaques

    Contributor(s):: Matheson, M. D., Sheeran, L. K., Li, JinHua, Wagner, R. S.

    Ecotourism is a growing sector of the tourism industry, but few studies to date have quantified its impacts on local people, tourists and wildlife. We present a preliminary study on threat and affiliative behaviors of two groups of free-ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) as a function of...

  9. Understanding the human-cat relationship: human social support or attachment

    Contributor(s):: Stammbach, K. B., Turner, D. C.

    The goal of this study was to assess whether the widespread popularity of cats can best be explained using either attachment theory or social support theory. To assess the degree of attachment to the cat, and the size of the human social support network, we used five different questionnaires: In...

  10. Visitor behavior in zoos: a review

    Contributor(s):: Davey, G.

    Visitors are integral components of zoological parks and their importance has led to a research area devoted to understanding the people-zoo relationship. This paper reviews, and provides a point of entry into, the literature relating to visitor research in zoos. The field emerged relatively...

  11. The introductory study concerning human-animal relations in Warsaw Zoological Garden - the case of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

    Contributor(s):: Kaleta, T., Tumialis, D., Malodobra, M.

    The behaviour of chimpanzees and zoo visitors directed at each other were observed in Warsaw Zoo, Poland, during September 1999-April 2000 and July-September 2003. The aggressive displays and non-aggressive begging were the main types of behaviour performed by apes. When imitating humans,...

  12. Animal welfare teaching in the veterinary medicine and animal science programs: veterinary medicine

    Contributor(s):: Molento, C. F. M.

    It is essential today that veterinarians and animal scientists learn animal welfare basic concepts and their main applications. The objective of this review is to reflect on issues related to animal welfare teaching, with emphasis in the Brazilian context, discussing the challenges and...

  13. Behaviour to the human as a individuality of the milking cows

    Contributor(s):: Shuji, Y.

    The importance of dairy cattle behaviour towards humans was examined. 17 milking cows of Niigata University Muramatsu Station were investigated. The behaviours to one human inside of cowshed and in the pasture were examined. Responses to the behaviour which the human did to the cows, the...

  14. Caught between money and conscience. The influence of man-animal relationship on veterinary medicine

    Contributor(s):: Helbergen, W. van

  15. Factors associated with dog ownership and contact with dogs in a UK community

    Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Pinchbeck, G. L., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Dawson, S., Gaskell, R. M., Christley, R. M.

    Background: Dogs are popular pets in many countries. Identifying differences between those who own dogs or have contact with dogs, and those who do not, is useful to those interested in the human-animal bond, human health and for provision of veterinary services. This census-based,...

  16. Human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Faraco, C. B.

    In this presentation, some aspects of the human-animal relationship and its articulation with Veterinary have been discussed. It is an attempt to encourage the dialogue between this science and the new area known as Anthrozoology, since they are intrinsically connected by common themes and...

  17. Responsible ownership of dogs in Buenos Aires district (Teresina, PI)

    Contributor(s):: Silva, F. A. N., Carvalho, R. L., Klein, R. P., Quessada, A. M.

    This work aimed to analyse the relationship of dog owners with their animals to determine responsible ownership in Buenos Aires district, Teresina (PI), Argentina. 77 interviews were conducted. It was noted that in this district, most people never took the dog to the veterinarian (75.3

  18. Voluntary behaviour and passive response toward a human of the milking cows

    Contributor(s):: Shuji, Y.

    The behaviour of 16 milking cows of Niigata university Muramatsu Station towards a human voluntarily was examined the human sat on the pasture and when the human stood up. Furthermore, relation between the voluntary behaviour and the passivity behaviour of each individual were examined. As a...

  19. Ethics in human-animal relationships

    Contributor(s):: Antonites, A., Odendaal, J. S. J.

    Reactions to ethical matters related to human-animal relationships are often ambiguous and are influenced by many human-related factors. Because of such variations, there is a need for guidance in this regard. Such guidelines should thus be useful in a universal sense. Due to veterinarians...

  20. The influence of human-animal interactions on cattle welfare

    Contributor(s):: Tripon, I., Bura, M., Acatincai, S., Cziszter, L. T.

    The aim of this paper is to present the effect of human-animal interactions on cattle behavior. Farm animal come in contact with the stock persons during transportation, when are treated for different diseases and during different operations that take place in farms. Several studies have...