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  1. Irish Equine Industry Stakeholder Perspectives of Objective Technology for Biomechanical Analyses in the Field

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    | Contributor(s):: Sonja Egan, Pieter Brama, Denise McGrath

    Wearable sensing technologies are increasingly used in human and equine gait research to improve ecological validity of research findings. It is unclear how these tools have penetrated the equine industry or what perspectives industry stakeholders’ hold in relation to these relatively new...

  2. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Wasantha Jayawardene, Lesa Huber, Jimmy McDonnell, Laurel Curran, Sarah Larson, Stephanie Dickinson, Xiwei Chen, Erika Pena, Aletha Carson, Jeanne Johnston

    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...

  3. The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams

    Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...

  4. Biomedical Scent Detection Dogs: Would They Pass as a Health Technology?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mirkka Koivusalo, Catherine Reeve

    Biomedical scent detection dogs identify the scent profiles of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes or pathogenic micro-organisms.  What the field of biomedical scent detection has been lacking, however, is the assessment of the method from the point of view of a health technology. All...

  5. Evaluation of the fitbark activity monitor for measuring physical activity in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J., Decock, D.

    Accelerometers track changes in physical activity which can indicate health and welfare concerns in dogs. The FitBark 2 (FitBark) is an accelerometer for use with dogs; however, no studies have externally validated this tool. The objective of this study was to evaluate FitBark criterion...

  6. Exploring stable-based behaviour and behaviour switching for the detection of bilateral pain in equines

    | Contributor(s):: Egan, Sonja, Kearney, Clodagh M., Brama, Pieter A. J., Parnell, Andrew C., McGrath, Denise

    2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052140168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105214text

  7. Continuous and Real-Time In Vivo Autobioluminescent Imaging in a Mouse Model

    | Contributor(s):: Yip, D., Kirkpatrick, A., Xu, T., Masi, T., Stephenson, S., Ripp, S., Close, D.

  8. The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams

    Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...

  9. Psychological factors underpinning child-animal relationships and preventing animal cruelty

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins

    Despite a growing increase in popularity of human-animal interaction research, there remains a lack of understanding of the reasons why children are cruel to animals and whether early intervention is effective in preventing cruelty and neglect. The aims of this thesis were to deepen our...

  10. Horse Matters: Re‐examining Sustainability through Human‐Domestic Animal Relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Wadham, Helen

  11. The impact of fetching at night on milking parlour visitation for pasture-based dairy cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Wildridge, Ashleigh M., Thomson, Peter C., Garcia, Sergio C., Jongman, Ellen C., Clark, Cameron E. F., Kerrisk, Kendra L.

    In most pasture-based automatic milking systems (AMS), three-way grazing (3WG) is utilised and cows that remain in a given paddock are fetched or encouraged to the milking facility (each paddock is cleared once per day). Fetching is ideally undertaken within 15 h of the opening of each pasture...

  12. The behaviour of housed dairy cattle with and without pasture access: A review

    | Contributor(s):: Charlton, Gemma L., Rutter, S. Mark

    With more dairy cows being housed indoors, for at least part of the year, it is important to understand how housing impacts on ‘normal behaviour’ and the implications for cow welfare. For cows on pasture, nutritional requirements and climatic conditions are the major concerns, whilst indoor...

  13. The use of the technology in equitation science: A panacea or abductive science?

    | Contributor(s):: Randle, Hayley, Steenbergen, Menke, Roberts, Kirsty, Hemmings, Andrew

    Equitation encompasses a range of activities in which horses interact closely with humans. The need to ensure both horse management and equitation practice is ethical and sustainable is becoming emphasized globally. Robust and rigorous measurement is critical to objective assessment of practice....

  14. Automated real-time stress monitoring of police horses using wearable technology

    | Contributor(s):: Norton, Tomas, Piette, Deborah, Exadaktylos, Vasileios, Berckmans, Daniel

    Mounted police horses and riders are repeatedly subjected to demanding and stressful situations. Intensive selection and training of police horses is required to ensure performance, safety and welfare of the horses and their riders. At the mounted police in Brussels, Belgium, the selection of...

  15. Virtual fencing of cattle using an automated collar in a feed attractant trial

    | Contributor(s):: Campbell, Dana L. M., Lea, Jim M., Haynes, Sally J., Farrer, William J., Leigh-Lancaster, Christopher J., Lee, Caroline

    Managing grazing cattle can be challenging in environmentally-sensitive areas or when there is limited contact with and control over the animals. Virtual fences - barriers without a physical barrier represent the potential for animal guidance in locations where physical fences may be unfeasible....

  16. Accessibility of Assistive Technologies as a Factor in the Successful Realization of the Labor Potential of Persons with Disabilities: Russia’s Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Aleksandrova, Olga, Nenakhova, Yulia

  17. Tu gato se ha hecho gamer | Patricia Pons | TEDxCiutatVellaDeValencia

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Pons

    ¿Alguna vez has visto a un gato o a un mono jugar con un iPad? Es sorprendente, porque estos dispositivos no están hechos para animales. Pero... ¿qué pasaría si lo estuviesen? Patricia Pons nos cuenta cómo los investigadores en Animal Computer...

  18. Exploring the borders between human and non-human animals | Alan Hook | TEDxBallybofey

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan Hook

    What is it like to be a horse? - Reflecting on philosopher Thomas Nagel’s essay What Is It Like To Be A Bat? Alan Hook, Associate Head of School for Ulster Universities’ School of Communication and Media will discuss some of his latest research into the benefits and limitations of...

  19. Horseback riding therapy for a deafblind individual enabled by a haptic interface

    | Contributor(s):: Ogrinc, M., Farkhatdinov, I., Walker, R., Burdet, E.

  20. The anthropology of traps: Concrete technologies and theoretical interfaces

    | Contributor(s):: Corsín Jiménez, Alberto, Nahum-Claudel, Chloe