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  1. Description of Twenty-Nine Animal Hoarding Cases in Italy: The Impact on Animal Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Sacchettino, Luigi, Gatta, Claudia, Giuliano, Viviana Orsola, Bellini, Francesca, Liverini, Alessia, Ciani, Francesca, Avallone, Luigi, d’Angelo, Danila, Napolitano, Francesco

    The hoarding of animals is a psychiatric disease, characterized by a compulsive collection of animals, with a relevant impact upon the care and welfare of animals, as well as on human society. In Italy, there are neither substantial reports nor information shared about such a phenomenon, making...

  2. Separation distress in a sample of rescued galgos form Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Normando, S. R. C., Bertomoro, F., Bonetti, O.

  3. Possibilities of reducing fearfulness and stress in horses by prophylactic methods and behavioural therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Budzynska, M., Jarosz, M., Kapustka, J.

  4. Maus-tratos pelo abandono de animais no periodo de ferias

    | Contributor(s):: Ataide Junior, V. de P., Bastos, P. A. de S., Caron, A. J. B.

  5. Integrating dog shelters in the One Health perspective: is this truly achievable?

    | Contributor(s):: Sacchettino, L., Gatta, C., Pelagalli, A., Maruccio, L., Napolitano, F., Avallone, L., D'Angelo, D.

  6. From domination to dialogue and the ethics of the between:transforming human-working equine relationships in mountain tourism

    | Contributor(s):: Cousquer, G.

  7. Who Is the Good Boy/Girl? Perspectives of French Handlers in AAI on the Selection of Their Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Alice Mignot, Gérard Leboucher, Véronique J. Servais, Karelle de Luca

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) are well implemented in various health care settings; however, there is little data on the characteristics of the mediation dogs and their selection, which can influence the well-being of both the dogs and the beneficiaries. This study aims to gain a better...

  8. The Integrated Effect of Environmental Conditions and Human Presence on the Behaviour of a Pair of Zoo-Housed Asian Small-Clawed Otters

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    | Contributor(s):: Bandoli, F., Mace, J., Knight, A.

    Zoos and aquaria have the ethical responsibility to provide animals under their care with conditions that promote good welfare. This study evaluated the combined influence of human presence and environmental factors on the behaviour of zoo-housed Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus). Data...

  9. Situating the study of jealousy in the context of social relationships.

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine E. Webb, Frans B. M. de Waal

    Whereas the feelings of other beings are private and may always remain so, emotions are simultaneously manifested in behavior, physiology, and other observables. Nonetheless, uncertainty about whether emotions can be studied adequately across species has promoted skepticism about their very...

  10. Genetic and environmental parameters for behavioural responses towards humans in farmed ostriches

    | Contributor(s):: Muvhali, Pfunzo T., Bonato, Maud, Engelbrecht, Anel, Malecki, Irek A., Cloete, Schalk W. P.

    This study investigated the effect of human-ostrich interactions at an early age on behavioural responses towards humans later in life, as well as computed genetic parameters for behavioural responses towards humans. Responses recorded were a willingness to approach a human handler, allowing...

  11. Critical problems for research in animal sheltering, a conceptual analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Horecka, K., Neal, S.

    Animal shelter research has seen significant increases in participation over the past several decades from academic organizations, private organizations, public entities, and even corporations that aims to improve shelter programs, processes, operations, and outcomes for the various...

  12. Reasons for guardian-relinquishment of dogs to shelters: animal and regional predictors in British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.

    Dogs are relinquished to animal shelters for animal-related or guardian-related reasons. Understanding what drives relinquishment patterns is essential for informing intervention opportunities to keep animals with their guardians. Whereas, overall reasons for relinquishment in a given shelter...

  13. Dogs working in schools-safety awareness and animal welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Bidoli, E. M. Y., Firnkes, A., Bartels, A., Erhard, M. H., Doring, D.

    Gaining popularity, animal-assisted education is thought to enhance learning processes and children's development, inter alia. While previous research has focused on these potential positive effects for the pupils, animal welfare and human safety in the classroom are aspects that have hardly...

  14. A simple collar can make all the difference: a practical solution to a potentially serious equine welfare problem

    | Contributor(s):: Randle, H., Dennis, A.

  15. Feline scratching in undesirable areasSkrabani kocek na nezadoucich mistech

    | Contributor(s):: Kovaffkova, S.

  16. Pandemic puppies and interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.

    2022Veterinary Times523710-10, 121352-9374Englishtext

  17. An overview of dog training and behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Todd, Z.

    2022Veterinary Ireland Journal126320-3242009-3942Englishtext

  18. Reported Behavioural Differences between Geldings and Mares Challenge Sex-Driven Stereotypes in Ridden Equine Behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Aune, Kate Fenner, Bethany Wilson, Elissa Cameron, Andrew McLean, Paul McGreevy

    Horse trainers and riders may have preconceived ideas of horse temperament based solely on the sex of the horse. A study (n = 1233) of horse enthusiasts (75% of whom had more than 8 years of riding experience) revealed that riders prefer geldings over mares and stallions. While these data may...

  19. Prioritization of Farm Animal Welfare Issues Using Expert Consensus

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    | Contributor(s):: Fiona C. Rioja-Lang, Melanie Connor, Heather J. Bacon, Alistair B. Lawrence, Cathy M. Dwyer

    Prioritization of animal welfare issues can help identify which areas most require research funding and raise awareness of best practices. A modified Delphi method was used to obtain expert opinion on the highest priority welfare issues for UK farmed livestock. Fifty-eight UK-based experts were...

  20. Animal welfare and its assossiations with farm size and stockmanship characteristics on European breeding-to-finishing pig farms

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckli, A. K., Dippel, S., Helmerichs, J., Hubbard, C., Munsterhjelm, C., Vermeer, H., Leeb, C.