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Do dogs rescue their owners from a stressful situation? A behavioral and physiological assessment
Contributor(s):: Carballo, F., Dzik, V., Freidin, E., Damian, J. P., Casanave, E. B., Bentosela, M.
Parroting patriots: interspecies trauma and becoming-well-together
Contributor(s):: Bolman, B.
Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans
Contributor(s):: Wharton, T., Whitworth, J., Macauley, E., Malone, M.
And in the Middle of My Chaos There Was You?-Dog Companionship and Its Impact on the Assessment of Stressful Situations
Contributor(s):: Krouzecky, C., Emmett, L., Klaps, A., Aden, J., Bunina, A., Stetina, B. U.
Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans
Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., Rodriguez, K. E.
Herd-level associations between human-animal relationship, management, fecal cortisol metabolites, and udder health of organic dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Ivemeyer, S., Simantke, C., Ebinghaus, A., Poulsen, P. H., Sorensen, J. T., Rousing, T., Palme, R., Knierim, U.
Evaluation of an equine-assisted therapy program for veterans who identify as 'wounded, injured or ill' and their partners
Contributor(s):: Romaniuk, M., Evans, J., Kidd, C.
Evaluating the effects of a temporary fostering program on shelter dog welfare
Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Feuerbacher, E. N., Gilchrist, R. J., Wynne, C. D. L.
Animal-Facilitated Therapy Program: Outcomes from Caring Canines, a Program for Patients and Staff on an Inpatient Surgical Oncology Unit
Contributor(s):: Ginex, P., Montefusco, M., Zecco, G., Trocchia Mattessich, N., Burns, J., Hedal-Siegel, J., Kopelman, J., Tan, K. S.
Animal-Assisted Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Lessons from "Case Reports" in Media Stories
Contributor(s):: Altschuler, E. L.
Fearful Fido: Investigating dog experience in the veterinary context in an effort to reduce distress
Contributor(s):: Edwards, Petra T., Smith, Bradley P., McArthur, Michelle L., Hazel, Susan J.
For many dogs, receiving veterinary care can be a stressful, fearful or traumatic experience. However, understanding and improving the veterinary experience for dogs is challenging due to the dynamic nature of the veterinary visit, the number of stakeholders involved (veterinarian, guardian and...
Multi-Operator Qualitative Behavioural Assessment for dogs entering the shelter
Contributor(s):: Menchetti, Laura, Righi, Cecilia, Guelfi, Gabriella, Enas, Claudia, Moscati, Livia, Mancini, Stefania, Diverio, Silvana
This study aimed to develop and validate a fast and straightforward welfare assessment system to help shelter staff in decision-making processes. For newly captured dogs entering the shelter, the animal control officer (at capture time) and the veterinary officer (at entrance examination)...
Perception and emotions: On the relationships between stress and olfaction
Contributor(s):: Bombail, Vincent
Adaptations to the ever changing social and physical environment are necessary, sometimes involving the stress response. Olfaction is a chemical sense allowing the detection of molecules in the air, and many species rely on it for social recognition and fundamental functions such as feeding or...
Clicker training increases exploratory behaviour and time spent at the front of the enclosure in shelter cats; Implications for welfare and adoption rates
Contributor(s):: Grant, Rachel A., Warrior, Jennifer Rose
The rescue shelter environment is known to be stressful for domestic cats, which can lead to them becoming less active, playful and exploratory as well as spending a long time hiding. Early adoption can prevent long term stress in shelter cats, but adopters often look at behaviour and...
Faecal cortisol metabolites as an indicator of adrenocortical activity in farmed silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes)
Contributor(s):: Hovland, Anne Lene, Rød, Anne Marit S., Eriksen, Marit Skog, Palme, Rupert, Nordgreen, Janicke, Mason, Georgia J.
Measuring glucocorticoid metabolites in faeces has proven a useful, non-invasive method to monitor adrenocortical activity in several farm and wild species. Unlike plasma cortisol, whose sampling requires restraint and blood draws, faecal cortisol metabolites (FCM) may be particularly suitable...
The effects of mining machinery noise of different frequencies on the behaviour, faecal corticosterone and tissue morphology of wild mice (Mus musculus)
Contributor(s):: Mancera, Karen F., Lisle, Allan, Allavena, Rachel, Phillips, Clive J. C.
Mining noise has a wide variety of frequency spectra and is a potential source of stress for wildlife. We evaluated the effects of mining machinery noise on behaviour and associated physiological parameters at two isoenergetic frequency ranges: high (>2kHz) and low (≤2kHz), the latter being less...
Effects of rearing conditions on behavioural responses, social kinetics and physiological parameters in gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata
Contributor(s):: Sánchez-Muros, María José, Sánchez, Belén, Barroso, Fernando G., Toniolo, Martín, Trenzado, Cristina E., Sanz Rus, Ana
Knowing the best conditions to culture fish it is an important issue for aquaculture. Stocking density and routine handling are two factors with a great influence the outcome. This experiment examined the effects of different rearing conditions, corresponding to medium density (10kg/m3; MD), high...
Influence of enrichment material and herbal compounds in the behaviour and performance of growing pigs
Contributor(s):: Casal-Plana, Nicolau, Manteca, Xavier, Dalmau, Antoni, Fàbrega, Emma
Pigs reared in barren conditions are exposed to many different stressors, compromising their welfare and producing physiological and behavioural changes. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of environmental enrichment (EE) consisting of natural hemp ropes, sawdust, rubber balls, and a...
Effects of environmental enrichment on decision-making behavior in pigs
Contributor(s):: van der Staay, F. Josef, van Zutphen, Johanna A., de Ridder, Mirjam M., Nordquist, Rebecca E.
The animal’s emotional state, potentially modulated by environmental conditions, may affect cognitive processes such as interpretation, judgement and decision making behaviour. The Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) is a common method to examine decision making behavior in humans in terms of risk avoidance...
The application of learning theory in horse training
Contributor(s):: McLean, Andrew N., Christensen, Janne Winther
The millennia-old practices of horse training markedly predate and thus were isolated from the mid-twentieth century revelation of animal learning processes. From this standpoint, the progress made in the application and understanding of learning theory in horse training is reviewed including a...