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[Impact of therapeutic riding on gait and posture regulation]
Contributor(s):: Schwesig, R., Neumann, S., Richter, D., Kauert, R., Becker, S., Esperer, H. D., Leuchte, S.
[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.
Moral and empirical dimensions of human-animal interactions in ecotourism: deepening an otherwise shallow pool of debate
Contributor(s):: Fennell, D., Nowaczek, A.
Although ecotourism is often theorised as a hard path and ecocentric, in the last decade such travel has softened to accommodate heightened demand in a growing number of regions, and the inclusion of other more consumptive types of activities. In light of these changes, we focus on the moral...
Please may I have a bike? Better yet, may I have a hug? An examination of children
Contributor(s):: Chaplin, Lan Nguyen
Fish welfare: a challenge to the feelings-based approach, with implications for recreational fishing
Contributor(s):: Arlinghaus, R., Cooke, S. J., Schwab, A., Cowx, I. G.
Fish welfare issues are increasingly appearing on social and political agendas and have recently gained prominence in fisheries literature. By focusing on examples from recreational fishing, this paper challenges some of the previous accounts of fish welfare. Issues of concern encompass: (1) the...
Grazing behavior of sheep at different stocking rates in the Inner Mongolian steppe, China
Contributor(s):: Lin, LiJun, Dickhoefer, U., Muller, K., Wurina, Susenbeth, A.
In free-ranging or grazing animals, physical activity can account for a substantial proportion of their total energy requirement with considerable consequences for animals at low production level. This study evaluated the effect of grazing intensity (GI) on behavior and walking distance of sheep...
The effect of time left alone at home on dog welfare
Contributor(s):: Rehn, T., Keeling, L. J.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of time left alone on dog behaviour and cardiac activity. Twelve privately owned dogs, with no history of separation related behaviour problems, were video-recorded on three different occasions when left alone in their home environment. The...
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...
Extensive infanticide in enclosed European wild boars ( Sus scrofa )
Contributor(s):: Andersson, A., Valros, A., Rombin, J., Jensen, P.
Infanticidal behaviour, behaviour with wide welfare implications, is wide-spread among animals of various taxonomic groups, but has not previously been systematically studied in European wild boars, which are commonly kept in enclosures in Sweden and Finland for meat and recreation hunting. We...
Horses' responses to variation in human approach
Contributor(s):: Birke, L., Hockenhull, J., Creighton, E., Pinno, L., Mee, J., Mills, D.
The behaviour of humans around horses is thought to have a substantial impact on how people are perceived in subsequent interactions and many horse trainers give detailed advice on how handlers should behave when initially approaching a loose horse. Here we report on three studies designed to...
The effect of visiting zoos on human health and quality of life
Contributor(s):: Sakagami, T., Ohta, M.
The increased mental stress of daily life and aging of the population are serious matters in Japan. There are many studies regarding the effects of human-animal interactions on mental and physical human health, whereas there are few studies examining the effects of visiting zoos. To determine the...
Please may I have a bike? Better yet, may I have a hug? An examination of childrenâ
Contributor(s):: Asselin, G., Ramanujam, S., Neri, R., Penning, J.
What Happens in Vegas
Contributor(s):: Allensworth, Alder
Adaptive recreation organizations
Continuing education units (CEU) correspondence program
Hippotherapy: therapeutic horseback riding
Contributor(s):: Freeman, G.
Snapshots. Have a heart
Contributor(s):: Hey, B.