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  1. Developing and Assessing the Validity of a Scale to Assess Pet Dog Quality of Life: Lincoln P-QoL

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Beverley J. Brown, Daniel S. Mills

    There has been little investment in exploring the impact of the child-dog relationship on the dog. Since child-dog interactions can pose potentially serious threats to a dog’s physical and psychological health, as well as the wider satisfaction of the owner with their dog, we describe...

  2. Reliably signalling a startling husbandry event improves welfare of zoo-housed capuchins (Sapajus apella)

    | Contributor(s):: Rimpley, Kristina, Buchanan-Smith, Hannah M.

    Animals kept in captivity are reliant on humans for their care and welfare. Enclosure design, and choice of group mates as well as routine husbandry events such as feeding, cleaning, and health care are in the hands of human keepers. It is therefore important to understand how external...

  3. Teaching Children and Parents to Understand Dog Signaling

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    | Contributor(s):: Kerstin Meints, Victoria Brelsford, Tiny De Keuster

    Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs’ signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs’ distress signaling gestures. All participants were...

  4. Cats (felis silvestris catus) read human gaze for referential information

    | Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Szapu, Julianna Szulamit, Faragó, Tamás

  5. An automated positioning system for monitoring chickens’ location: Accuracy and registration success in a free-range area

    | Contributor(s):: Stadig, Lisanne M., Ampe, Bart, Rodenburg, T. Bas, Reubens, Bert, Maselyne, Jarissa, Zhuang, Shaojie, Criel, Johan, Tuyttens, Frank A. M.

    Free-range use in chickens is often suboptimal, and the full potential of outdoor access for chicken welfare may not be achieved. Many studies use visual observations of free-range use, imposing several limitations. An automated system capable of continuously monitoring the location of multiple...

  6. Stress, security, and scent: The influence of chemical signals on the social lives of domestic cats and implications for applied settings

    | Contributor(s):: Vitale Shreve, Kristyn R., Udell, Monique A. R.

    Although millions of cats live among humans worldwide the scientific community knows relatively little about cat behavior and cognition. Olfaction is an important perceptual sense for many members of Carnivora, however the role of chemical signals in cat social relationships is not fully...

  7. Oil sources administered to tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum): growth, body composition and effect of masking organoleptic properties and fasting on diet preference

    | Contributor(s):: Pereira, Raquel Tatiane, Paulino, Renan Rosa, de Almeida, Charlle Anderson Lima, Rosa, Priscila Vieira, Orlando, Tamira Maria, Fortes-Silva, Rodrigo

    Tropical fish feeding behaviour and food intake are regulated by a number of environmental factors (e.g.: stress in intensive aquaculture; type or seasonality of food), and also by complex homeostatic mechanisms that involve nutritional requirements. When access to food is not restricted, e.g....

  8. Man's other best friend: domestic cats (F. silvestris catus) and their discrimination of human emotion cues

    | Contributor(s):: Galvan, M., Vonk, J.

  9. Training rams to court and mate female goats

    | Contributor(s):: Orihuela, Agustín, Ungerfeld, Rodolfo

    As Saint-Croix rams (sheep) exhibit low seasonal reproductive changes, they could be effective in inducing a reproductive response during the non-breeding season in anestrous does (goats) of breeds whose bucks show low reproductive activity. Three management practices for training rams to court...

  10. A seizure response dog: video recording of reacting behaviour during repetitive prolonged seizures

    | Contributor(s):: Di Vito, L., Naldi, I., Mostacci, B., Licchetta, L., Bisulli, F., Tinuper, P.

  11. Canine olfactory genetics

    | Contributor(s):: Quignon, P., Robin, S., Galibert, F.

  12. Development of frequency modulated vocalizations in big brown bat pups

    | Contributor(s):: Heather W. Mayberry, Dr. Paul A. Faure (adviser)

    Developing bat pups produce distinct vocalizations called isolation calls (I‐calls) that serve to attract the bat's mother. Mothers use spatial memory, auditory and olfactory cues to reunite with their offspring. Because I‐calls are unique to individual pups, vocalizations are crucial for the...

  13. Differential sensitivity to human communication in dogs, wolves, and human infants

    | Contributor(s):: Topál, József, Gergely, György, Erd?hegyi, Ágnes, Csibra, Gergely, Miklósi, Ádám

  14. Like infant, like dog

    | Contributor(s):: Tomasello, Michael, Kaminski, Juliane

  15. [Specific riding styles are associated with specific effects on bodily posture control]

    | Contributor(s):: Schwesig, R., Sannemuller, K., Kolditz, R., Hottenrott, K., Becker, S., Esperer, H. D.

  16. Vertex-recorded, rather than primary somatosensory cortex-recorded, somatosensory-evoked potentials signal unpleasantness of noxious stimuli in the rat

    | Contributor(s):: Stienen, Peter J., van Oostrom, Hugo, van den Bos, Ruud, de Groot, Harry N. M., Hellebrekers, Ludo J.

  17. Do dogs respond to play signals given by humans?

    | Contributor(s):: Rooney, Nicola J., Bradshaw, John W. S., Robinson, Ian H.

  18. What do animal signals mean?

    | Contributor(s):: Rendall, Drew, Owren, Michael J., Ryan, Michael J.

  19. The effect of signals from experienced and inexperienced dog handlers on the behaviour of dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Lynge, H., Ladewig, J.

    A dog handler's behaviour is important for a dog's performance during training, yet a systematic analysis of which signals are important has, to our knowledge, not been published. We therefore observed the interaction between experienced versus inexperienced dog handlers and dogs, analysed which...

  20. Honest signalling through chemicals by elephants with applications for care and conservation. (Special Issue: Conservation, enrichment and animal behavior.)

    | Contributor(s):: Schulte, B. A., Freeman, E. W., Goodwin, T. E., Hollister-Smith, J., Rasmussen, L. E. L.

    Chemical signals are difficult to fake because they are often directly associated with phenotype and physiological condition, and hence likely to be honest signals for intraspecific communication. Chemical signals may be modified after release by the sender or by the environment. The proximate...