Behavioral ecology of captive species: using bibliographic information to assess pet suitability of mammal species
Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Mol, R. M. de, Ipema, B.
Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have evolved that may cause adaptation problems and/or risks in captivity. Problems may be visible in...
The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.
Behavioural analysis of captive tigers ( Panthera tigris): a water pool makes the difference
| Contributor(s):: Biolatti, C., Modesto, P., Dezzutto, D., Pera, F., Tarantola, M., Gennero, M. S., Maurella, C., Acutis, P. L.
The activity budgets of seven captive tigers ( Panthera tigris) housed in four zoological gardens (A, B, C, D) were analysed to assess their welfare and to relate it to several variables, including enclosure type, management, and animal history. Behaviours were recorded by instantaneous focal...
Evaluation of an innovative approach for sensory enrichment in zoos: semiochemical stimulation for captive lions ( Panthera leo)
| Contributor(s):: Martinez-Macipe, M., Lafont-Lecuelle, C., Manteca, X., Pageat, P., Cozzi, A.
Despite improvements in zoo housing and management conditions over the last years, zoo animals may still present undesirable behaviours, such as aggression, stereotypies, boredom and a general absence of natural behaviours. In order to improve animal welfare, researchers are constantly looking...
Holidaying with the family pet: No dogs allowed!
| Contributor(s):: Carr, Neil, Cohen, Scott
Perceived Learning Outcomes from Participation in One Type of Registered Student Organization: Equestrian Sport Clubs
| Contributor(s):: Mikulec, Erin, McKinney, Kathleen
Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. While there are a few studies that focus on the professional, developmental, and learning outcomes of participation in student organizations, there has been insufficient research on these outcomes in sport clubs. The paper reports on...
The presence of a dog attenuates cortisol and heart rate in the Trier Social Stress Test compared to human friends
| Contributor(s):: Polheber, John, Matchock, Robert
Is childhood cruelty to animals a marker for physical maltreatment in a prospective cohort study of children?
| Contributor(s):: McEwen, Fiona S., Moffitt, Terrie E., Arseneault, Louise
Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra
Aggression and Hunting Attitudes
| Contributor(s):: Wilson, M. S., Peden, E.
Shelters and pet overpopulation: a statistical black hole
| Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.
"Over the past 20 years, the animal sheltercommunity in the United States has beengrappling with the problem of millions ofunwanted dogs and cats." Lack of statistical data makes it difficult "to evaluate progressin dealing with pet overpopulation" during that time frame.
The effects of human age, group composition, and behavior on the likelihood of being injured by attacking pumas
| Contributor(s):: Coss, R. G., Fitzhugh, L. E., Schmid-Holmes, S., Kenyon, M. W., Etling, K.
Documentation from the years 1890 to 2000 of 185 instances of pumas (Puma concolor) attacking humans in the United States and Canada has provided statistical evidence that pumas are less likely to kill or injure humans in certain circumstances. We identified incidents of fatal attacks, severe...
Mapping farm animal welfare education at university level in Europe
| Contributor(s):: Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Melisova, M., Simeckova, M., Ilieski, V., Winckler, C., Kost'al, L., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Mihina, S., Spoolder, H., Fthenakis, G., Sarova, R., Spinka, M.
The aim of this study was to map farm animal welfare university education in an enlarged Europe with emphasis on identifying existing differences and gaps. Information on 210 courses dealing with farm animal welfare from 98 universities in 26 European countries were obtained. Statistical analysis...
Blood collection procedure of laboratory primates: a neglected variable in biomedical research
| Contributor(s):: Reinhardt, V., Reinhardt, A.
A survey of 75 biomedical articles dealing with stress-dependent blood parameters ni caged primates revealed that the conditions under which blood collection occurred were in most cases described either not at all or so haphazardly that it would be impossible to determine if humane handling...
Self-harm in laboratory-housed primates: where is the evidence that the Animal Welfare Act amendment has worked?
| Contributor(s):: Balcombe, J., Ferdowsian, H., Durham, D.
The 1985 amendment to the United States Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to promote psychological well being of primates in the laboratory represents an acknowledgment of an important welfare problem concerning nonhuman animals. How effective has this amendment been? Perhaps the best-known contributor to...
Assessing the human-animal relationship in dairy cows kept in different housing systems
| Contributor(s):: Popescu, S., Borda, C., Diugan, E. A., Popdan, R.
The human-animal relationship (HAR) represents an important feature of adequate cattle breeding, both for improving the animals' welfare and to facilitate the farm activities. The aim of this study was the comparative assessment of the HAR's quality in dairy farms with tie stalls and loose...
Barking in home alone suburban dogs ( Canis familiaris) in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Stevenson, M., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.
The aim of this study was to establish expected average parameters for barking in normal suburban dogs in New Zealand (defined as dogs with no history of problem or nuisance barking) that are left alone for 8 hours during the day, with indoor/outdoor access, and are walked daily. Parameters...
Dog attachment to man: a comparison between pet and working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Mariti, C., Ricci, E., Carlone, B., Moore, J. L., Sighieri, C., Gazzano, A.
Shared activities are known to create a good relationship between dog and man. Therefore, it can be expected that animals working in harness with their handlers, such as search and rescue dogs, show a higher attachment to man. The aim of the current research was to assess whether there are...
Video analysis of dogs suffering from anxiety when left home alone and treated with clomipramine
| Contributor(s):: Cannas, S., Frank, D., Minero, M., Aspesi, A., Benedetti, R., Palestrini, C.
This study sought to film dogs with separation anxiety when left home alone while undergoing treatment with clomipramine and to compile objective information on behaviors exhibited. Twenty-three dogs ranging in age from 5 months to 9 years (mean, 32 years) were included. The dogs were filmed when...
An animal-assisted therapy intervention with female inmates
| Contributor(s):: Jasperson, R. A.