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  1. Social-Cognitive Processes Before Dog Acquisition Associated with Future Relationship Satisfaction of Dog Owners and Canine Behavior Problems

    Contributor(s):: Bouma, Esther M. C., Vink, Lonneke M., Dijkstra, Arie

    Making the right decision before acquiring a dog may help prevent the development of canine behavior problems and increase the likelihood of a satisfactory relationship. In this study, social-cognitive factors in decision-making were assessed in the phase before the acquisition of a dog (the...

  2. Exploring pet owners' experiences and self-reported satisfaction and grief following companion animal euthanasia

    Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Coe, J. B., Meehan, M., Niel, L.

  3. The Behavioral Style of the Cat Predicts Owner Satisfaction

    Contributor(s):: Elvers, Greg C., Lawriw, Alexander N.

    A 9-item, reliable measure of owner satisfaction with their cat, the CatSat, was developed. Item response analysis indicated that the CatSat discriminates lower levels of satisfaction better than higher levels. Correlations between the CatSat and a measure of attachment to the cat (Lexington...

  4. Exploring Wellness of Wildlife Carers in New Zealand: A Descriptive Study

    Contributor(s):: Yeung, Polly, White, Bridey, Chilvers, B. Louise

    The rescue and care of vulnerable wildlife is rewarding. Most people involved in animal rescue have a strong commitment to service but the work can be profoundly challenging. The ability to know and respond appropriately to an animal's needs depends on the professional skills and knowledge of...

  5. "There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward

    Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.

  6. Therapy Dogs on Campus: A Counseling Outreach Activity for College Students Preparing for Final Exams

    Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Barker, Randolph T., Schubert, Christine M.

  7. Cognitive differences in horses performing locomotor versus oral stereotypic behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Kirsty, R., Andrew, H., Meriel, M. C., Catherine, H.

    Preliminary investigations reveal altered learning patterns in horses performing oral stereotypic behaviour which coincide with differential functioning of the basal ganglia group of brain structures. However, no studies to date have investigated similar differences in the equine locomotor...

  8. Agriculture - Who cares? An investigation of 'care farming' in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Leck, Chris, Evans, Nick, Upton, Dominic

  9. Hunters' motivations and values: A South African perspective

    Contributor(s):: Radder, Laetitia, Bech-Larsen, Tino

    This article examines the values and motivations of South African biltong hunters. A hierarchical value map of associations between attributes, consequences and values resulted from laddering interviews with 34 hunters. The Means-End Chain approach proved useful in identifying: (a) personal...

  10. Dog at My Feet: A Moment of Identity Construction within Dissertation Acknowledgements

    Contributor(s):: Billany, R.

    Human-animal studies (HAS) is a legitimate and multidisciplinary academic endeavor. In the last three decades, there has been a proliferation of articles revealing multiple ways of knowing about the human-animal relationship. This paper, informed by social psychological theories, turns the mirror...

  11. Attitudes of dairy farmers toward cow welfare in relation to housing, management and productivity

    Contributor(s):: Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Vesala, K. M.

  12. Young and older caregivers at homeless animal and human shelters: selfish and selfless motives in helping others

    Contributor(s):: Ferrari, Joseph R., Loftus, Michelle M., Pesek, Julia

  13. A statewide examination of hunting and trophy nonhuman animals: Perspectives of Montana hunters

    Contributor(s):: Eliason, S. L.

  14. Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly

    Contributor(s):: Riddick, Carol C.

  15. Activity preferences and satisfaction among older adults in a Veterans Administration long-term care facility

    Contributor(s):: Kracker, Jacqueline, Kearns, Kelly, Kier, Frederick J., Christensen, Kimberly A.

  16. A concept of welfare based on reward evaluating mechanisms in the brain: anticipatory behaviour as an indicator for the state of reward systems

    Contributor(s):: Spruijt, B. M., Bos, R. van den, Pijlman, F. T. A.

    In this review we attempt to link the efficiency by which animals behave (economy of animal behaviour) to a neuronal substrate and subjective states to arrive at a definition of animal welfare which broadens the scope of its study. Welfare is defined as the balance between positive (reward,...

  17. Effects of floor-feeding and the presence of a foraging substrate on the behaviour and stress physiological response of individually housed gilts

    Contributor(s):: Leeuw, J. A. de, Ekkel, E. D., Jongbloed, A. W., Verstegen, M. W. A.

    Both restricted feeding and barren housing have a negative influence on sow welfare. The aim of this study was to test whether sows that have to search for their feed in a substrate on the floor show less stereotyped (and other abnormal) behaviour and have a lower physiological stress response....

  18. Intake rate during meals and meal duration for sheep in different hunger states, grazing grass or white clover swards

    Contributor(s):: Orr, R. J., Penning, P. D., Rutter, S. M., Champion, R. A., Harvey, A., Rook, A. J.

    Meal patterns and rates of feed intake by grazing herbivores may be markedly different from those found in housed ruminants and monogastrics. Cumulative intakes over the evening meal (satiety curves) were measured using groups of sheep (Ovis aries) grazing monocultures of white clover (Trifolium...

  19. Reduction in grass eating behaviours in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris , in response to a mild gastrointestinal disturbance

    Contributor(s):: McKenzie, S. J., Brown, W. Y., Price, I. R.

    Grass eating behaviour in the domestic dog may be related to gastrointestinal distress. To explore this theory, the current study observed grass eating behaviours in dogs fed a standard diet with and without supplementation of a fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS). The FOS diet temporarily induced...

  20. Effect of dietary fibre type on physical activity and behaviour in kennelled dogs

    Contributor(s):: Bosch, G., Beerda, B., Hoek, E. van de, Hesta, M., Poel, A. F. B. van der, Janssens, G. P. J., Hendriks, W. H.

    Dog diets may differ in their effectiveness of maintaining satiety after a meal. Consequently, sensations of hunger, feeding motivation, physical activity, and sensitivity to environmental stressors may be increased. Dietary fibre may be effective in prolonging postprandial satiety depending on...