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  1. Environmental enrichment: an experiment in biosocial intervention

    Contributor(s):: Chiapperino, Luca

  2. 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....

  3. An improved design for the spatial judgement task in domestic pigs

    Contributor(s):: Düpjan, Sandra, Stracke, Jenny, Tuchscherer, Armin, Puppe, Birger

    Public concern for farm animal welfare calls for reliable scientific tools to measure it. Measuring cognitive bias, i.e., the influence of affective states on cognitive processing, has gained importance during recent years. The one most often adapted experimental design to test cognitive bias in...

  4. Humanizing the Animal, Animalizing the Human: Husserl on Pets

    Contributor(s):: Ferencz-flatz, Christian

  5. Supporting the Development and Adoption of Automatic Lameness Detection Systems in Dairy Cattle: Effect of System Cost and Performance on Potential Market Shares

    Contributor(s):: Tim Van De Gutcht, Stephanie Van Weyenberg, Annelies Van Nuffel, Ludwig Lauwers, Jurgen Vangeyte, Wouter Saeys

    Most automatic lameness detection system prototypes have not yet been commercialized, and are hence not yet adopted in practice. Therefore, the objective of this study was to simulate the effect of detection performance (percentage missed lame cows and percentage false alarms) and system cost on...

  6. Siamo tutti animisti ? L'interazione con gli altri animali attraverso la cura del loro spirito

    Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais

    L’hypothèse générale qui sous-tend cette conférence est que le mental animal est une perception émergente liée aux conditions de l’interaction entre une personne humaine et un animal. Si on compare la manière dont un chercheur ou un...

  7. Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and efficacy of ivermectin following oral administration in dogs against experimental infection of Ctenocephalides felis felis and Rhipicephalus sanguineus

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    | Contributor(s):: Magalhaes, V. S., Cid, Y. P., Ferreira, T. P., Medeiros, D. M. V., Batista, L. C. de S. O., Correia, T. R., Albert, A. L. M., Scott, F. B.

    With the increasing number of pets in home the human-animal relationship is increasingly close and care about control disease growing. Ivermectin (IVM) is frequently used because its proven safety. IVM is recommended for the treatment of demodectic scabies and prevention of heartworm in dogs, but...

  8. Animal Experimentation as a Form of Rescue

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander Zambrano Mr.

    In this paper I explore a new approach to the ethics of animal experimentation by conceiving of it as a form of rescue. The notion of rescue, I suggest, involves some moral agent(s) performing an action or series of actions, whose end is to prevent or alleviate serious harm to another party, harm...

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  10. Narrative synthesis of equine‐assisted psychotherapy literature: Current knowledge and future research directions

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    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Ping‐Tzu, Dakin, Emily, McLure, Merinda

    Equine‐assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an innovative emerging approach to mental health treatment. This narrative synthesis explores the current state of knowledge and areas for future research in EAP. Specifically reviewed are qualitative and quantitative empirical studies, including both...

  11. How Smart is Your Dog? An Experimental Analysis of Canine Learning Abilities

    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Martucci

    This report centers around the designing of an experimental protocol appropriate for, and the subsequent testing of, domestic dogs on two types of learning tasks: conditional discriminations (i.e., “if...then” statements) and stimulus equivalence (i.e., inferential learning). To date,...

  12. The effectiveness of an equine assisted mental health practice for military veterans with combat experience

    | Contributor(s):: Wallis, Kimberly

  13. Comparing Suffering Across Species

    | Contributor(s):: Nolt, John

  14. Does Lack of Enrichment Invalidate Scientific Data Obtained from Rodents by Compromising Their Welfare?

    | Contributor(s):: Baldwin, Ann L.

  15. Utilitarianism and Replaceability Revisited or Are Animals Expendable?

    | Contributor(s):: Sencerz, Stefan

  16. Paradigm Shifts, Scientific Revolutions and the Moral Justification of Experimentation on Nonhuman Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Boss, Judith A., Boss, Alyssa V.

  17. Of mice and men: European precautionary standards challenged by uncertainty

    | Contributor(s):: Roussary, A., Bouet, B., Salles, D.

    For several years, the official European method for deciding whether or not shellfish were fit for human consumption was the mouse bioassay, which was eventually replaced by chemical testing. In this paper, we examine the process of this change, looking at how devices of social, technical, and...

  18. Dog Owners Lived Experiences with Distress Following Human Rejection: An Attachment Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Shmyr, Linda Marie

  19. Animal-assisted stress reduction group therapy in a community mental health setting: A pre-experimental evaluation of treatment effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Kearney-Parker, Kathryn J.

  20. Social familiarity as a predictor of observational learning in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Gent, Lana M.