"I didn't feel right about animal dissection": dissection objectors share their science class experiences
Contributor(s):: Oakley, J.
"She's a dog at the end of the day": guide dog owners' perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog
| Contributor(s):: Craigon, P. J., Hobson-West, P., England, G. C. W., Whelan, C.
A guide dog is a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that is specifically educated to provide mobility support to a blind or visually impaired owner. Current dog suitability assessments focus on behavioural traits, including: trainability, reactivity or attention to environmental stimuli, low...
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
| Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
| Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
'Ils finiront par nous bouffer'. Enquête contemporaines sur la mémoire du loup en Cévennes
| Contributor(s):: Laurence, Pierre
A bio-behavioral study of chronic idiopathic colitis in the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)
| Contributor(s):: Howell, S., White, D., Ingram, S., Jackson, R., Larin, J., Morales, P., Garcia, A. P., Hicks, C., Hopper, K., Wagner, J.
A case series of biting dogs: characteristics of the dogs, their behaviour, and their victims
| Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.
The characteristics of 227 biting dogs, their homes, and their victims were gathered in a detailed telephone survey of general veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in 1996. All of the dogs had bitten either someone living in the...
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...
A cross-sectional study of the prevalence of vent pecking in laying hens in alternative systems and its associations with feather pecking, management and disease
| Contributor(s):: Potzsch, C. J., Lewis, K., Nicol, C. J., Green, L. E.
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate associations between vent pecking (VP) and management in laying hens in alternative systems and to compare the results with those from the feather pecking (FP) analysis using data collected in the same study. The data were derived from a...
A method for the economic valuation of animal welfare benefits using a single welfare score
| Contributor(s):: Bennett, R., Kehlbacher, A., Balcombe, K.
A multi-institutional assessment of factors influencing locomotion and pacing in captive okapis ( Okapia johnstoni)
| Contributor(s):: Bennett, C., Torgerson-White, L., Fripp, D., Watters, J., Petric, A.
The okapi ( Okapia johnstoni), native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a large, solitary, and diurnal forest-dwelling ungulate highly sensitive to captive conditions. The captive population demonstrates persistent health problems, reproductive abnormalities, and several potentially...
A Multivariate Model of Stakeholder Preference for Lethal Cat Management
| Contributor(s):: Dara M. Wald, Susan K. Jacobson
Identifying stakeholder beliefs and attitudes is critical for resolving management conflicts. Debate over outdoor cat management is often described as a conflict between two groups, environmental advocates and animal welfare advocates, but little is known about the variables predicting...
A pet for the children: factors related to family pet ownership
| Contributor(s):: Fifield, S. J., Forsyth, D. K.
The demographic variables related to pet ownership in New Zealand families of 8-12 -year-olds were investigated. Questionnaire surveys were used to establish data from 312 families of primary school children. Family composition, reasons for pet acquisition, and the advantages and disadvantages of...
A pilot study on assessment of dog owners' attitude towards their dogs
| Contributor(s):: Salgrl, Y., Emre, B., Besgul, K., Ozturk, H., Sagmanlgl, V.
It is known that having both theoretical and practical knowledge about main and further needs and training of dogs as well as communication with them have critical importance for dog owners in order to maintain a good dog-human relationship. In Turkey, dogs have taken the lead in pet population...
A pilot study to evaluate an elementary school-based dog bite prevention program
| Contributor(s):: Spiegel, I. B.
The primary objective of this program evaluation was to determine if a school-based education program is an effective means of informing elementary school-aged children enrolled in second through fourth grades about dog bite safety - the awareness of proper behavior when in the company of dogs to...
A preliminary assessment of how zoo visitors evaluate animal welfare according to enclosure style and the expression of behavior
| Contributor(s):: Melfi, V. A., McCormick, W., Gibbs, A.
Visitors to zoos make judgements about animal welfare on the basis of what they see during their visit. There has been a considerable amount of research and debate surrounding the use of enclosure style and/or animal behavior to act as indicators of animal welfare. There are assumptions,...
A prospective exploration of farm, farmer, and animal characteristics in human-animal relationships: An epidemiological survey
| Contributor(s):: des Roches, A. B., Veissier, I., Boivin, X., Gilot-Fromont, E., Mounier, L.
A questionnaire survey of the correction methods for vaginal prolapse in ewes
| Contributor(s):: Scott, P. R., Sargison, N. D., Penny, C. D., Strachan, W. D.
A questionnaire on methods of replacement and retention of pre-parturient vaginal prolapse, performed by the shepherd or veterinary surgeon, was completed by 108 veterinary undergraduate students after their farm experience as lambing assistants. The retention methods routinely employed included...
A retrospective survey of riders' opinions of the use of saddle pads in horses
| Contributor(s):: Hawson, L. A., McLean, A. N., McGreevy, P. D.
Horse riders have used layers between saddles and their horse's back since ancient times. Despite the apparent common usage of such layers, most research regarding pressures under horses' saddles seems to have been conducted without such layers present. An online survey of equestrian riders was...
A simulation study of the effect of therapeutic horseback riding : a logistic regression approach
| Contributor(s):: Jeanette Pauw
Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) uses the horse as a therapeutic apparatus in physical and psychological therapy. This dissertation suggests a more appropriate technique for measuring the effect of THR. A research survey of the statistical methods used to determine the effect of THR was...