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  1. Routine handling does not lead to chronic stress in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  2. The utility of voluntary weighing in captive group-living rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

    Contributor(s):: Zijlmans, D. G. M., Vernes, M. K., Sterck, E. H. M., Langermans, J. A. M.

  3. The effect of cage size on stress levels in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  4. Toxoplasma gondii in domiciled dogs and cats in urban areas of Brazil: risk factors and spatial distribution

    Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Millar, P. R., Barbosa, A. da S., Abboud, L. C. de S., Reis, I. C. dos, Moreira, A. S. da C., Guimaraes, M. P. de P., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  5. On-farm testing of dairy calves' avoidance response to human approach effects of sex, age and test order

    Contributor(s):: Ellingsen-Dalsjau, K., Dean, K. R., Rousing, T.

  6. The effect of sex and age on paw use within a large sample of dogs (Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Laverack, Kirsty, Pike, Thomas W., Cooper, Jonathan J., Frasnelli, Elisa

  7. Risk factors for aggression in adult cats that were fostered through a shelter program as kittens

    Contributor(s):: O'Hanley, K. A., Pearl, D. L., Niel, L.

  8. Owner Sex and Human– Canine Interactions at the Park

    Contributor(s):: Volsche, Shelly, Johnson, Elizabeth, Reyes, Bianca, Rumsey, Cecelia, Murai, Kayla, Landeros, Deisy

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate if and what types of differences exist between men and women when interacting with their dogs in a “natural” setting. In the case of this study, we defined “natural” as visiting a public park with their dog. To do this, we completed a...

  9. Animals and SEX EDUCATION

    Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Animals and SEX EDUCATIONYou really want to have grandchildren and play grandpa, don't you? But not at thirty-five. What human didactics can help you, your family and the whole society?Sex. Everyone does it, everyone talks about it. It serves as a sales pitch for any type of product....

  10. Characteristics of Cats Admitted to Czech Shelters

    Contributor(s):: Voslarova, Eva, Kubesova, Katerina, Vecerek, Vladimir

    The aim of this study was to describe the numbers and characteristics of cats entering Czech shelters. Records of sheltered cats were collected from three cat shelters situated in different regions of the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2015. A total of 2170 cat admissions were analyzed in this...

  11. The Anthropomorphic Application of Gender Stereotypes to Horses

    Contributor(s):: Dashper, Katherine, Fenner, Kate, Hyde, Michelle, Probyn-Rapsey, Fiona, Caspar, Georgie, Henshall, Cathrynne, McGreevy, Paul

    Gender stereotypes shape human social interaction, often to the detriment of women and those who do not comply with normative expectations of gender. So far, little research has assessed the extent to which people apply gender stereotypes to animals, and the implications this may have for...

  12. Investigating Some of the Factors that Affect the Selection of Shelter Cats by Adopters in the Czech Republic

    Contributor(s):: Kubesova, Katerina, Voslarova, Eva, Vecerek, Vladimir, Vucinic, Marijana

    Records on cat adoptions were collected from three cat shelters situated in different regions of the Czech Republic. Originally, 2,170 cats were admitted to the monitored shelters; of which 1,407 (65%) cats were adopted in the period from 2011 to 2015. Significantly (p < 0.001) greater numbers of...

  13. Investigation of distances covered by fattening pigs measured with VideoMotionTracker®

    Contributor(s):: Brendle, Julia, Hoy, Steffen

    The investigation was carried out with altogether 144 pigs kept in groups of 6 or 12. Every pen was equipped with perforated floor. Water and the in-house compound feed with different elements depending on the fattening period were available ad libitum during the whole fattening period. At the...

  14. The effects of age and sex on pain sensitivity in young lambs

    Contributor(s):: Guesgen, Mirjam J., Beausoleil, Ngaio J., Minot, Edward O., Stewart, Mairi, Jones, Geoff, Stafford, Kevin J.

    Lambs routinely undergo painful husbandry procedures including ear tagging, tail docking and castration. Pain early in life is important because it can compromise lamb welfare. Studies of altricial species, such as rodents and humans, suggest that baseline pain sensitivity varies with age and...

  15. The effect of age, sex and gonadectomy on dogs’ use of spatial navigation strategies

    Contributor(s):: Scandurra, Anna, Marinelli, Lieta, Lõoke, Miina, D’Aniello, Biagio, Mongillo, Paolo

    In this study we assessed the effect of sex and gonadectomy on the type of spatial strategy (allocentric or egocentric) preferentially used by dogs in the acquisition of a navigation task and their ability to resort to the non-preferred strategy. Fifty-six dogs were involved in the study, divided...

  16. Effect of sex and gonadectomy on dogs’ spatial performance

    Contributor(s):: Mongillo, Paolo, Scandurra, Anna, D’Aniello, Biagio, Marinelli, Lieta

    In order to investigate the effect of sex and gonadectomy on dog’s spatial performance, 64 pet dogs were recruited until obtaining four equally sized groups, namely intact males (IM), orchiectomised males (OM), intact females (IF) and ovariectomised females (OF). Dogs were tested in a T-maze...

  17. Can attention be taught? Interspecific attention by dogs (Canis familiaris) performing obedience tasks

    Contributor(s):: Mongillo, Paolo, Pitteri, Elisa, Candaten, Matteo, Marinelli, Lieta

    In the context of dog training it would be of utmost importance to understand the mechanisms that control how attention to humans is allocated by dogs, and how this can be modified by training. This study aimed at characterising the patterns of attention paid to their handler by dogs with...

  18. Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults

    Contributor(s):: Kelli Brosam

    This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...

  19. Acute effects of intoxication and arousal on approach/avoidance biases toward sexual risk stimuli in heterosexual men

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    | Contributor(s):: Simons, Jeffrey S., Maisto, Stephen A., Wray, Tyler B., Emery, Noah N.

    This study tested the effects of alcohol intoxication and physiological arousal on cognitive biases toward erotic stimuli and condoms. Ninety-seven heterosexual men were randomized to 1 of 6 independent conditions in a 2 (high arousal or control) × 3 (alcohol target...

  20. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: A study of U.S. practitioners trained by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association

    | Contributor(s):: Notgrass, Clayton Gregory