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  1. No evidence for detrimental effect of chemical castration on working ability in Swiss military dogs

    Contributor(s):: Gfrerer, Nastassja, Taborsky, Michael, Würbel, Hanno

    Hormones influence the social behaviour of dogs. Castration of male dogs induces a reduction of testosterone and has been shown to affect social behaviours associated with aggression and reproduction. Changes in social behaviour could be critical in working dogs, which should be well trainable...

  2. Umfrage : Einsatz von Tieren auf Palliativstationen und in stationären Hospizen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz und : Prospektive klinische Studie zur Überprüfung der Wirksamkeit Tiergestützter Therapie (TGT) zur Verbesserung der Befindlic

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Cora Tews

  3. Gesellschaft für tiergestützte Therapie und Aktivitäten (GTTA)

    Our association GTTA was founded in April of 2002. Our members are active in various disciplines in psychosocial, educational, therapeutic, pastoral and nursing areas or as animal-assisted activity Specialist / inside. We distinguish ourselves by a comprehensive theoretical and practical...

  4. Entre chien et homme au Bronze final

    | Contributor(s):: Studer, Jacqueline

  5. The epidemiology of dog bite injuries in Switzerland - characteristics of victims, biting dogs and circumstances

    | Contributor(s):: Horisberger, U., Stark, K. D. C., Rufenacht, J., Pillonel, C., Steiger, A.

    Dogs are a potential source of several health hazards for humans. Public attention has recently focussed on dog bites, and different prevention strategies have been suggested. As few data on dog bite epidemiology are available, a prospective study was conducted in family practices (FP) and...

  6. Eine Geschichte der Tiere -- eine Geschichte der Gefühle. Historische Perspektiven auf das 18. bis 20. Jahrhundert. (German)

    | Contributor(s):: Breittruck, Julia

  7. Evaluation of pet contact as a risk factor for carriage of multidrug-resistant staphylococci in nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Gandolfi-Decristophoris, P., De Benedetti, A., Petignat, C., Attinger, M., Guillaume, J., Fiebig, L., Hattendorf, J., Cernela, N., Regula, G., Petrini, O., Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E.

  8. Frustrated appetitive foraging behavior, stereotypic pacing, and fecal glucocorticoid levels in snow leopards ( Uncia uncia ) in the Zurich Zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Burgener, N., Gusset, M., Schmid, H.

    This study hypothesized that permanently frustrated, appetitive-foraging behavior caused the stereotypic pacing regularly observed in captive carnivores. Using 2 adult female snow leopards (U), solitarily housed in the Zurich Zoo, the study tested this hypothesis experimentally with a novel...

  9. Eine Stadt voller Hunde - Ein anderer Blick auf das frühneuzeitliche Zürich

    | Contributor(s):: Steinbrecher, Aline

  10. Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss

    | Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.

  11. 'Loveable' Mammals and 'Lifeless' Plants: How Children's Interest in Common Local Organisms Can Be Enhanced through Observation of Nature

    | Contributor(s):: Lindemann-Matthies, Petra

  12. "Loyals" and "optimizers": shedding light on the decision for or against organic agriculture among Swiss farmers

    | Contributor(s):: Mann, S., Gairing, M.

  13. Identifying reasons for stun failures in slaughterhouses for cattle and pigs: a field study

    | Contributor(s):: Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Holleben, K. von, Eser, E.

  14. Home monitoring of blood glucose concentration by owners of diabetic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Casella, M., Wess, G., Hassig, M., Reusch, C. E.

  15. [Congenital toxoplasmosis in Switzerland. Seroprevalence, risk factors and recommendations for prevention]

    | Contributor(s):: Sturchler, D., Berger, R., Just, M.

  16. [Survey of the existing housing situation for cats (Felis catus) in German-Swiss animal shelters]

    | Contributor(s):: Kessler, M. R.

  17. A comparison of attitudes towards animals between the German- and French-speaking part of Switzerland

    | Contributor(s):: Fehlbaum, B., Waiblinger, E., Turner, D. C.

  18. Constitutional Inclusion of Animal Rights in Germany and Switzerland: How Did Animal Protection Become an Issue of National Importance?

    | Contributor(s):: Evans, E.

  19. Consensus conferences - a case study: publiforum in Switzerland with special respect to the role of lay persons and ethics. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)

    | Contributor(s):: Skorupinski, B., Baranzke, H., Ingensiep, H. W., Meinhardt, M.

    This paper presents a case study dealing with the Switzerland's consensus conference called "PubliForum", which tackled the issue of "Genetic Technology and Nutrition" (1999). Societal and ethical aspects of genetically modified foods can be seen as prototypes of topics depending on the...

  20. Ethological farm programs and the "market" for animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Mann, S.

    Ethological farm programmes as they exist in Switzerland (namely, programmes paying farmers for controlled pasturage or for keeping animals in animal-friendly housing) are compared with environmental farm programmes in respect of demand and supply. Because animal welfare is not a public good but...