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  1. Tank cleaning temporarily increases stress and decreases affiliative behavior in zebrafish

    Contributor(s):: Powell, Christine, von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G., Franks, Becca

  2. Enriched laboratory housing increases sensitivity to social stress in female California mice (Peromyscus californicus)

    Contributor(s):: Minie, Vanessa A., Petric, Radmila, Ramos-Maciel, Stephanie, Wright, Emily C., Trainor, Brian C., Duque-Wilckens, Natalia

  3. The effects of feeding space on the behavioural responses of cattle during rest periods offered as part of long-distance transportation

    Contributor(s):: Ross, M., Widowski, T. M., Haley, D. B.

  4. Beyond puppy selection-considering the role of puppy raisers in bringing out the best in assistance dog puppies

    Contributor(s):: Mai, D. L., Howell, T., Benton, P., Bennett, P. C.

  5. Coexistence of diversified dog socialities and territorialities in the city of Concepcion, Chile

    Contributor(s):: Miternique, H. C., Gaunet, F.

  6. The effect of demonstrator social rank on the attentiveness and motivation of pigs to positively interact with their human caretakers

    Contributor(s):: Luna, D., Gonzalez, C., Byrd, C. J., Palomo, R., Huenul, E., Figueroa, J.

  7. Impact of early socialization environment on social behavior, physiology and growth performance of weaned piglets

    Contributor(s):: Ji, Wenbo, Bi, Yanju, Cheng, Zheng, Liu, Runze, Zhang, Xiaohong, Shu, Yufu, Li, Xin, Bao, Jun, Liu, Honggui

  8. Salivary oxytocin in pigs, cattle, and goats during positive human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Lürzel, S., Bückendorf, L., Waiblinger, S., Rault, J. L.

  9. Wolves and dogs recruit human partners in the cooperative string-pulling task

    Contributor(s):: Range, F., Kassis, A., Taborsky, M., Boada, M., Marshall-Pescini, S.

  10. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Powell, Kate M. Edwards, Adrian Bauman, Adam J. Guastella, Bradley Drayton, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Paul McGreevy

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  11. Pets Are Associated with Fewer Peer Problems and Emotional Symptoms, and Better Prosocial Behavior: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

    | Contributor(s):: Christian, H., Mitrou, F., Cunneen, R., Zubrick, S. R.

  12. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on social behaviour in patients with acquired brain injury: a randomised controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Thommen, S., Wagner, C., Gaab, J., Hund-Georgiadis, M.

  13. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Social Behaviors and Emotional Expressions: A Single-Case Experimental Design in 3 People With Dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Pérez-Sáez, E., Pérez-Redondo, E., González-Ingelmo, E.

  14. Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Germone, M. M., Gabriels, R. L., Guérin, N. A., Pan, Z., Banks, T., O'Haire, M. E.

  15. Herd dynamics and distribution of zebu cows and calves (Bos indicus) are affected by state before, during and after calving

    | Contributor(s):: Pérez-Torres, Libia, Averós, Xavier, Estevez, Inma, Rubio, Ivette, Corro, Manuel, Clemente, Neftalí, Orihuela, Agustín

    To investigate whether zebu (Bos indicus) cows organize in different social groups according to their physiological state, cow–cow and cow–calf distances were measured. A single herd of 31 multiparous cows around parturition was observed for 6 weeks. Through the evaluation period, animals were...

  16. Anthrozoology in Action: Performing Cognitive Training Paths in a Garden Shelter to Make Dogs More Suitable as Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Vitulli, V., Zanin, L., Trentini, R., Lucidi, P.

  17. Does the location of enrichment material affect behavior and dirtiness in growing female pigs?

    | Contributor(s):: Dalmau, Antoni, Areal, Bruno, Machado, Silvana, Pallisera, Joaquim, Velarde, Antonio

    The objective of this study was to investigate if female growing pigs spend similar amounts of time exploring a wooden stick as they do exploring enrichment material regardless of its proximity to the feeder. Forty-eight pigs aged 18 to 26 weeks allocated to 16 pens with three pigs per pen were...

  18. Exploring Social (Non-working) Behavior in Guide Dogs from the Perspective of Guide Dog Owners

    | Contributor(s):: York, Sarah, Whiteside, Helen

    The guide dog partnership begins at the point of matching, when careful assessment of a trained guide dog and an understanding of the functional needs and expectations of the prospective owner are considered alongside each other. Guide Dogs UK invest much time and resources to the process of...

  19. Social interactions, cortisol and reproductive success of domestic goats (Capra hircus) subjected to different animal densities during pregnancy

    | Contributor(s):: Vas, Judit, Chojnacki, Rachel, Kjøren, Marte Flor, Lyngwa, Charlotte, Andersen, Inger Lise

    Although goats in many countries are kept indoors in the winter season, during gestation and kidding, recommendations and regulations regarding available space per goat are highly variable. The effects of different housing conditions on the welfare and behaviour are understudied in this species....

  20. Mother rearing of dairy calves: Reactions to isolation and to confrontation with an unfamiliar conspecific in a new environment

    | Contributor(s):: Wagner, Kathrin, Barth, Kerstin, Hillmann, Edna, Palme, Rupert, Futschik, Andreas, Waiblinger, Susanne

    The aim of this study was to test the effects of mother rearing on behavioural and physiological stress reactions of calves in challenging situations. Thus, we compared mother-reared and artificially reared calves that were kept in the same group but with varying contact with adults....