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  1. 'All Ears': A Questionnaire of 1516 Owner Perceptions of the Mental Abilities of Pet Rabbits, Subsequent Resource Provision, and the Effect on Welfare

    Contributor(s):: McMahon, S. A., Wigham, E.

  2. Managing the Risk of Aggressive Dog Behavior: Investigating the Influence of Owner Threat and Efficacy Perceptions

    Contributor(s):: Williams, E. J., Blackwell, E.

  3. The influence of human interaction on guinea pigs: Behavioral and thermographic changes during animal-assisted therapy

    Contributor(s):: Wirth, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., Riemer, S., Hattendorf, J., Zinsstag, J., Hediger, K.

  4. Long-term stress levels are synchronized in dogs and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Sundman, A. S., Van Poucke, E., Svensson Holm, A. C., Faresjö, Å, Theodorsson, E., Jensen, P., Roth, L. S. V.

  5. Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic. Part B. Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy dog

    Contributor(s):: Gussgard, A. M., Weese, J. S., Hensten, A., Jokstad, A.

  6. Do dogs eavesdrop on human interactions in a helping situation?

    Contributor(s):: Jim, H. L., Marshall-Pescini, S., Range, F.

  7. Behavior Problem or Problem Behavior?

    Contributor(s):: Curtis, T. M.

  8. Reducing the Consumer Attitude–Behaviour Gap in Animal Welfare: The Potential Role of 'Nudges'

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    | Contributor(s):: Belinda Vigors

    Citizen concern for the welfare of farm animals is well documented. However, there is a notable gap between people saying they want improved farm animal welfare and how they actually behave as a consumer. This is known as the citizen–consumer attitude–behaviour gap. As improvements...

  9. Influence of the Competition Context on Arousal in Agility Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Carpenter, Alison M., Guy, Jonathan H., Leach, Matthew C.

    To determine whether participation in dog agility has an impact on canine arousal and welfare, this study aimed firstly to identify the effect of the competition context on arousal changes experienced by dogs, as distinct from purely physical participation in agility, and secondly to assess the...

  10. Development and Validation of Broiler Welfare Assessment Methods for Research and On-farm Audits

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer, Meaghan M., Johnson, Anna K., Bobeck, Elizabeth A.

    Required auditing of on-farm broiler welfare in the United States has increased; however, a lack of validated tools exists for assessment of enrichment. National Chicken Council (NCC) guidelines were used on a subset of 300 Ross 308 broilers out of 1200 to validate and adapt welfare measures....

  11. The effects of the Spanish COVID-19 lockdown on people, their pets and the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Bowen, J., García, E., Darder, P., Argüelles, J., Fatjó, J.

  12. Relation between stockperson behavior toward cows in a holding area and milk yields

    | Contributor(s):: Saito, H., Seo, T.

  13. Temperament in Domestic Cats: A Review of Proximate Mechanisms, Methods of Assessment, Its Effects on Human-Cat Relationships, and One Welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Travnik, I. C., Machado, D. S., Gonçalves, L. D. S., Ceballos, M. C., Sant'Anna, A. C.

  14. Veterinary Behavior: Assessment of Veterinarians' Training, Experience, and Comfort Level with Cases

    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Hellyer, P. W., Rishniw, M., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R.

  15. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.

  16. Effects of horn status on behaviour in fattening cattle in the field and during reactivity tests

    | Contributor(s):: Reiche, Anna-Maria, Dohme-Meier, Frigga, Claudia Terlouw, E. M.

    Disbudding is in the short-term invasive and needs pharmacological pain treatment but it facilitates animal management. The present study investigates the longer-term consequences on behaviour to evaluate possible effects on animal welfare. Experiment 1 (E1) used 81 bulls up to the age of 12 and...

  17. Brown and white egg-layer strain differences in fearfulness and stress measures

    | Contributor(s):: Nelson, Jill R., Settar, Petek, Berger, Emily, Wolc, Anna, O’Sullivan, Neil, Archer, Gregory S.

    Different genetic lines of laying hens may show varying levels of fearfulness in response to stressful events or situations. It is important to select appropriate genetic strains when keeping hens in alternative housing systems to minimize health and production issues caused by fear and stress....

  18. Caring for the horse in a cold climate—Reviewing principles for thermoregulation and horse preferences

    | Contributor(s):: Mejdell, Cecilie M., Bøe, Knut Egil, Jørgensen, Grete H. M.

    In the Nordic countries, permanent outdoor housing of horses in winter is gaining popularity. This practice will expose the horses to harsh weather conditions. However, horses that are kept indoors at night and turned out in the cold during daytime also experience thermoregulatory challenges....

  19. Mid- and late-pregnancy ewe shearing affects lamb neonatal reactivity and vigour

    | Contributor(s):: Labeur, Léa, Small, Alison H., Hinch, Geoff N., McFarlane, James R., Schmoelzl, Sabine

    Poor lamb survival is an important production and welfare issue, and the lamb must express complex behaviours to successfully transition to life ex-utero. Even under best management practices, sheep husbandry events, such as shearing, yarding and transport can be stressful for animals, and when...

  20. Conditioned aversion in kea to cereal bait: A captive study using anthraquinone

    | Contributor(s):: Nichols, Margaret, Bell, Phil, Mulgan, Nick, Taylor, Alexander

    The kea (Nestor notabilis, plural kea), an alpine parrot endemic to New Zealand’s South Island, is endangered by introduced mammalian predators. Aerially deployed 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) toxin in cereal baits is an important tool in the control of mammalian pest species in New Zealand. Kea...