Who Is the Good Boy/Girl? Perspectives of French Handlers in AAI on the Selection of Their Dogs
| 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...
What Is Written on a Dog's Face? Evaluating the Impact of Facial Phenotypes on Communication between Humans and Canines
| Contributor(s):: Sexton, C. L., Buckley, C., Lieberfarb, J., Subiaul, F., Hecht, E. E., Bradley, B. J.
Facial phenotypes are significant in communication with conspecifics among social primates. Less is understood about the impact of such markers in heterospecific encounters. Through behavioral and physical phenotype analyses of domesticated dogs living in human households, this study aims to...
The Integrated Effect of Environmental Conditions and Human Presence on the Behaviour of a Pair of Zoo-Housed Asian Small-Clawed Otters
| 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...
The effect of anthropogenic noise on foraging and vigilance in zoo housed pied tamarins
| Contributor(s):: Steinbrecher, Fiene, Dunn, Jacob C., Price, Eluned C., Buck, Lisa H., Wascher, Claudia A. F., Clark, Fay E.
The quest to develop automated systems for monitoring animal behavior
| Contributor(s):: Siegford, Janice M., Steibel, Juan P., Han, Junjie, Benjamin, Madonna, Brown-Brandl, Tami, Dórea, Joao R. R., Morris, Daniel, Norton, Tomas, Psota, Eric, Rosa, Guilherme J. M.
Welfare impacts associated with using aversive geofencing devices on captive Asian elephants
| Contributor(s):: Cabral de Mel, Surendranie J., Seneweera, Saman, de Mel, Ruvinda K., Dangolla, Ashoka, Weerakoon, Devaka K., Maraseni, Tek, Allen, Benjamin L.
Breed, age, and social environment are associated with personality traits in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Niskanen, J. E., Hakanen, E., Sulkama, S., Puurunen, J., Lohi, H.
Personality in pets and other domesticated animals is important for their well-being and it can also influence human-animal relationships. Genetic and environmental factors influencing unwanted behavior in dogs are somewhat well known, but the factors influencing dog personality remain...
Situating the study of jealousy in the context of social relationships.
| 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...
Why are sheep sheepish? How perception affects animal stereotyping.
| Contributor(s):: Robert G. Franklin Jr.
Marino & Merskin present compelling evidence that many stereotypes of sheep are incorrect. One factor that may play an important role in animal stereotyping is the physical appearance of animals, which can directly lead to stereotyping through automatic mental processes. Sheep have a round...
Differences in the Search Behavior of Cancer Detection Dogs Trained to Have Either a Sit or Stand-Stare Final Response
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Essler, Clara Wilson, Alexander C. Verta, Rebecca Feuer, Cynthia M. Otto
Recent literature has demonstrated that dogs have the potential to detect, and communicate the presence of, various human diseases. However, there is a lack of investigation into whether commonplace training differences within the field could influence a dog's behavior during a biomedical...
A preliminary investigation of the feeding behaviour of dairy goat kids reared away from their dams on a computerised ad libitum milk feeding system
| Contributor(s):: Vickery, H. M., Meagher, R. K., Stergiadis, S., Neal, R. A.
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.
Suckling activity and calf growth in a group of crossbred cows each rearing two foster calves
| Contributor(s):: Rosecrans, J. G., Hohenboken, W. D.
Each of 3 Limousin X (Holstein-Friesian (HF) X Aberdeen-Angus) and 6 Limousin X (HF X Hereford) cows was presented with 2 alien calves within 5 min of parturition. Each cow's own calf was removed, and later fostered to another cow. Foster trios were observed periodically until introduction to the...
Critical problems for research in animal sheltering, a conceptual analysis
| 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...
Cat coat color, personality traits and the cat-owner relationship scale: a study with cat owners in Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T., Landero-Hernandez, R.
Studies regarding the cat-owner bond are quite rare, and several aspects merit more research, including personality trait differences in cats related to coat color and the cat-owner relationship. The objectives of the study were to describe, from the perspective of their owners, the personality...
Reasons for guardian-relinquishment of dogs to shelters: animal and regional predictors in British Columbia, Canada
| 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...
Dogs working in schools-safety awareness and animal welfare
| 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...
Human-animal interactions during on-farm truck loading of finishing pigs for slaughter transport
| Contributor(s):: Wilhelmsson, Sofia, Andersson, Maria, Hemsworth, Paul H., Yngvesson, Jenny, Hultgren, Jan
Leveraging behavioural science to address pet obesity
| Contributor(s):: Webb, T.
A simple collar can make all the difference: a practical solution to a potentially serious equine welfare problem
| Contributor(s):: Randle, H., Dennis, A.