Contributor(s):: Milne, Derek, James, Ian, Keegan, Dominique, Dudley, Mike
Domestication effects on foraging strategy, social behaviour and different fear responses: a comparison between the red junglefowl ( Gallus gallus ) and a modern layer strain
Contributor(s):: Schutz, K. E., Forkman, B., Jensen, P.
According to the resource allocation theory, behaviours that have high energetic costs should decrease in frequency in breeds that are selected to invest a higher proportion of energy into production traits. We studied differences between red junglefowl, the ancestor of domesticated breeds, and a...
Early prediction of adult police dog efficiency - a longitudinal study
Contributor(s):: Slabbert, J. M., Odendaal, J. S. J.
At the South African Police Service Dog Breeding Centre, behaviour tests were developed specifically for police dogs to predict their efficiency as adults. The tests were carried out on 167 puppies between January 1994 and March 1996. The sample consisted of 49 different litters from 34 stud dogs...
Effects of a gentling programme on the behaviour of laboratory rats towards humans
Contributor(s):: Maurer, B. M., Doring, D., Scheipl, F., Kuchenhoff, H., Erhard, M. H.
The present study investigated the effects of a gentling programme on the later behaviour of laboratory rats towards humans. For that purpose, 24 female Wistar rats were purchased from a laboratory animal breeding facility at the age of 21 days and allocated, genetically balanced, to an...
Learning performances in young horses using two different learning tests
Contributor(s):: Visser, E. K., Reenen, C. G. van, Schilder, M. B. H., Barneveld, A., Blokhuis, H. J.
To achieve optimal performance in equine sports as well as in leisure not only the physical abilities of the horse should be considered, but also the horse's personality. Besides temperamental aspects, like emotionality, or the horse's reactivity towards humans in handling situations, the...
Quantitative and qualitative assessment of the response of foals to the presence of an unfamiliar human
Contributor(s):: Minero, M., Tosi, M. V., Canali, E., Wemelsfelder, F.
This work aimed to apply a combined qualitative and quantitative approach to the interpretation of an on-farm behaviour test for horses, and to examine whether 1 month of handling would affect the response of yearlings to an unfamiliar stationary human in their home environment. Throughout a...
Service dog selection tests: Effectiveness for dogs from animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Greenberg, G.
Assistance dogs are trained to help people with various physical and mental handicaps and are selected using a test comprising several behavioral components. Anecdotal reports have shown that only about 50% of the dogs selected successfully complete training and become assistance dogs....
Development of a behavioural test of sensory responsiveness in the growing pig
Contributor(s):: Hutson, G. D., Ambrose, T. J., Barnett, J. L., Tilbrook, A. J.
The responses of individual growing pigs to 60 stimuli from 5 sensory categories were evaluated as an initial step in developing a behavioural measure of welfare. Pigs were exposed to the stimuli in a test pen after being trained to eat from a food box adjacent to a stimulus presentation box. The...
Lung transplant recipients holding companion animals: impact on physical health and quality of life
| Contributor(s):: Irani, S., Mahler, C., Goetzmann, L., Russi, E. W., Boehler, A.
Multidimensional quality of life and human
| Contributor(s):: Schneider, Tamera R., Lyons, Joseph B., Tetrick, Mark A., Accortt, Eynav E.
Multidimensional quality of life and humanâ
| Contributor(s):: Milne, Derek, James, Ian, Keegan, Dominique, Dudley, Mike
Thai elephant-assisted therapy program: the feasibility in assisting an individual with autism
| Contributor(s):: Satiansukpong, N., Pongsaksri, M., Sung-U, S., Vittayakorn, S., Tipprasert, P., Pedugsorn, M., Phiraban, C., Sasat, D.
A therapeutic recreation intervention using animal-assisted therapy: effects on the subjective well-being of older adults
| Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E., McCullough, W. T.
Children and their pets: exploring the relationships between pet ownership, pet attitudes, attachment to pets and empathy
| Contributor(s):: Williams, J. M., Muldoon, J., Lawrence, A.
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on agitated behaviors and social interactions of older adults with dementia: an evidence-based therapeutic recreation intervention
| Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E.
The demographics of equestrian-related injuries in the United States: injury patterns, orthopedic specific injuries, and avenues for injury prevention
| Contributor(s):: Loder, R. T.
The impact of animal-assisted therapy on patient ambulation: a feasibility study
| Contributor(s):: Bode, R. K., Costa, B. R., Frey, J. B.
Alternatives - a kaleidoscope of perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.
Alternatives: Interaction between science and animal welfare