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  1. "Return" and extension actions after ethnobotanical research: the perceptions and expectations of a rural community in semi-arid northeastern Brazil

    Contributor(s):: Albuquerque, U. P. de, Nascimento, L. G. de S., Vieira, F. J., Almeida, C. M. de A. D., Ramos, M. A., Silva, A. C. O. da

  2. 'Animal Ethics Dilemma': an interactive learning tool for university and professional training

    Contributor(s):: Hanlon, A. J., Algers, A., Dich, T., Hansen, T., Loor, H., Sandoe, P.

    'Animal Ethics Dilemma' is a freely available computer-supported learning tool (www.animalethicsdilemma.net or www.aedilemma.net) which has been developed primarily for veterinary undergraduates but is applicable also to students in other fields of animal science. The objectives of the computer...

  3. 10,000 YEARS OF PASTORALISM IN ANATOLIA: A REVIEW OF EVIDENCE FOR VARIABILITY IN PASTORAL LIFEWAYS

    Contributor(s):: Hammer, Emily Louise, Arbuckle, Benjamin S.

  4. A bond beyond friendship: dog, man, and comparative oncology

    Contributor(s):: Borgatti, A., Buracco, P.

    "Comparative oncology" refers to a discipline that integrates spontaneously-arising tumors in veterinary patients with studies of cancer biology, progression, and therapy. Unlike artificially-induced tumors in rodents whose "instantaneous" development does not reflect the pathogenesis of human...

  5. A brief note about cow lying behaviour - do cows choose left and right lying side equally?

    Contributor(s):: Forsberg, A. M., Pettersson, G., Ljungberg, T., Svennersten-Sjaunja, K.

    The factors influencing cows' lying behaviour are not fully evaluated. Most studies dealing with lying behaviour were primarily aimed at comparing different designs for the resting area and floor surfaces, while only a few studies have investigated the cows' preference of lying side. The aim of...

  6. A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.

    Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...

  7. A comparison of inferential analysis methods for multilevel studies: Implications for drawing conclusions in animal welfare science

    Contributor(s):: Stevens, Kara N., Asher, Lucy, Griffin, Kym, Friel, Mary, O'Connell, Niamh, Collins, Lisa M.

    Investigations comparing the behaviour and welfare of animals in different environments have led to mixed and often conflicting results. These could arise from genuine differences in welfare, poor validity of indicators, low statistical power, publication bias, or inappropriate statistical...

  8. A comparison of maltreated children and non-maltreated children on their experiences with animals - a Japanese study

    Contributor(s):: Yamazaki, S.

    Recently, studies in the United States, Canada, and Europe have shown that child abuse and animal abuse can coexist in the same household. The implications of these studies are that attention to animal abuse might lead to early detection of, and intervention in, child abuse. Although a promising...

  9. A conceptual framework for human-animal interaction research: the challenge revisited

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C.

    The potential benefit of the human-animal interaction has been explored for over 20 years with limited success. Continued concern focuses upon the reliance of anecdotal and case reports, as well as limited, well-designed empirical studies. Professionals from many disciplines have examined the...

  10. A critical review of research on the human/companion animal relationship: 1988 to 1993

    Contributor(s):: Barba, B. E.

    Fifty-two research reports from the human/companion animal relationship literature published from 1988 to 1993 were reviewed using a shortened form of the Selby Research, Assessment Form II (RAF) Descriptive data were analyzed for characteristics such as attributes of authors, grant funding,...

  11. A cross-cultural comparison of reports by German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America

    | Contributor(s):: Wan, M., Kubinyi, E., Miklosi, A., Champagne, F.

    Cross-cultural comparisons of dog behavior and dog-keeping practices are limited. The current study compared the questionnaire responses of German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America (USA). Owners provided information about their dog-keeping practices, as well as reports...

  12. A dynamic approach to the study of environmental enrichment and animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Newberry, R. C., Estevez, I.

  13. A non-intrusive method of assessing plumage condition in commercial flocks of laying hens

    | Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Jones, T. A., Dawkins, M. S.

  14. A Propensity-Score-Weighted Population-Based Study of the Health Benefits of Dogs and Cats for Children

    | Contributor(s):: Miles, Jeremy N. V., Parast, Layla, Babey, Susan H., Griffin, Beth Ann, Saunders, Jessica M.

    There is a widely held belief that children’s general and psychological health benefits from owning and/or interacting with pets. In our study, we aimed to determine whether children who live with a dog or cat in their home have better mental and physical health outcomes compared with children...

  15. A Qualitative Overview of the Health Insurance Market for Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Paul, David P., III, Skiba, Michaeline

  16. A refinement and validation of the Monash Canine Personality Questionnaire (MCPQ)

    | Contributor(s):: Ley, J. M., Bennett, P. C., Coleman, G. J.

    The investigation of canine personality has failed to find strong agreement between studies as to its structure. The area has been hampered by a reliance on human personality models and by a tendency to limit the types of dogs used as subjects. These problems were recently addressed during the...

  17. A review of scientific literature on inherited disorders in domestic horse breeds

    | Contributor(s):: Bettley, C. D., Cardwell, J. M., Collins, L. M., Asher, L.

  18. A review of welfare in cattle, sheep and pig lairages, with emphasis on stocking rates, ventilation and noise

    | Contributor(s):: Weeks, C. A.

    Appropriate space allowances for animals are yet to be specifically determined for lairage. Space allowances that may be suitable for animals in lairage are suggested, based on reviewed studies of animals in transport, lairage and on farm. The longer animals are in lairage the more space they...

  19. A Stakeholder-Engaged Approach to Development of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Obesity Prevention Among Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Pet Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Folta, S. C., Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Cash, S. B., Halbreich, E. D., Colón, C., Sullivan, S., Sanabria, E., Gibbs, D., Farrell, T.

    Stakeholder involvement in research has been demonstrated to increase the effectiveness, validity, and quality of a study. This paper describes the engagement of a stakeholder panel in the development and implementation of an animal-assisted intervention (AAI) assessment and program for...

  20. A summative evaluation of a dolphin assisted therapy program for children with special needs

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel M. Dilts

    This dissertation reviews the literature on the specialty area of dolphin assisted therapy (DAT), a subfield of animal assisted therapy (AAT). To date the literature on the effectiveness of DAT has been mixed although a majority of it is positive. The study was conducted with 40 parents whose...