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  1. The influence of companion animals on the psychological health of older adults

    Contributor(s):: May, C.

    Companion animals are thought to have an influence on the psychological health of older adults. It has been suggested that interacting with companion animals affects psychological functioning by reducing depression, anxiety, loneliness and stress, and improving social competence, social interest,...

  2. The interactions between humans and animals: the contribution of ethnozoology

    Contributor(s):: Santos-Fita, D., Costa Neto, E. M.

    This review discusses the variety of interactions established between human cultures and animals is approached through the perspective of ethnozoology. As a branch of ethnobiology, ethnozoology investigates the knowledge, uses, and significance of animals in human societies. The following...

  3. Understanding and responding to grief in companion animal practice

    Contributor(s):: Williams, S., Mills, J. N.

  4. Human-cow interactions: production effects

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

    Behaviour of cows towards herdsmen is reviewed, with reference to fear memory formation; place-specific fear; introducing heifers to the milking parlour; effect of veterinary treatment; memory; locking of stanchions and stress.

  5. Bestiality: petting, "humane rape"sexual assault, and the enigma of sexual interactions between humans and non-human animals

    Contributor(s):: Ascione, F. R.

  6. Effects of period, type and duration of handling on manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses. (EAAP Publication No.122)

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Boivin, X., Bouissou, M. F.

    Manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses are three essential characteristics for the rider-horse relationship. In comparison to routine handling, extra handling may reduce fear of humans and general reactivity and thereby improve manageability and learning ability in a variety of...

  7. Human factors influencing broiler welfare

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

    The sequential relationships between human and animal variables found in the livestock industries indicate that there is an excellent opportunity to target stockperson attitudes and behaviour in order to reduce limitations imposed by human-animal interactions on poultry welfare. Understanding...

  8. Impact of human-animal interactions on health and productivity of farm animals

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H.

    While technical skills and knowledge are important attributes of the work performance of stockpeople, two other important but less well recognised characteristics of stockpeople are their attitude and behaviour towards farm animals. Research has shown that stockperson attitude can affect animal...

  9. Welfare implications of dairy calf and heifer rearing

    Contributor(s):: Lawrence, A. B., Dwyer, C. M., Jarvis, S., Roberts, D.

    In this chapter we have focused primarily on behavioural issues that emerge from current practices of calf rearing. We have used the perspective of behavioural development and existing knowledge from other species to emphasise that early events in the calf's life (early weaning and individual...