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  1. High rates of aggression do not predict rates of trauma in captive groups of macaques

    Contributor(s):: Beisner, Brianne A., Wooddell, Lauren J., Hannibal, Darcy L., Nathman, Amy, McCowan, Brenda

    Socially inflicted traumas are a major concern for the management of captive groups of rhesus macaques. Rhesus macaques are the most commonly used nonhuman primate in biomedical research, and social housing is optimal for promoting psychological well-being. However, trauma is frequent due to a...

  2. Taking it out on the dog: psychological and behavioral correlates of animal abuse proclivity

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    | Contributor(s):: Parfitt, C., Alleyne, E.

    There is a lack of research examining the criminogenic factors related to animal abuse perpetrated by adults, despite the high prevalence of this type of offending. A correlational study examining the factors related to two types of animal abuse proclivity was used. We found that childhood...

  3. Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study

    | Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...

  4. Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment

    | Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.

    We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...

  5. An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets

    | Contributor(s):: Baker, Z. G., Petit, W. E., Brown, C. M.

    The present research examines relationships between people and their pets through the lens of the Rusbult Investment Model. The Rusbult Investment Model identifies important antecedents to commitment in a relationship: satisfaction with the relationship, quality of alternatives to the...

  6. The effects of an animal-assisted intervention on salivary alpha-amylase, salivary immunoglobulin A, and heart rate during forensic interviews in child sexual abuse cases

    | Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, C. A., Friedmann, E.

    Animal-assisted invention (AAI) in gaining attention as a therapeutic modality; however, the effect of it has not been well studied in the child welfare system. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of AAI on stress indicators (as measured by salivary alpha-amylase (sAA),...

  7. The prevalence and implications of human-animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., Dawson, D.

    Sleep research is characterized by an interest in humans, with the realm of animal sleep left largely to ethologists and animal scientists. However, the lives of sleep-study participants and those with sleep problems frequently involve animals. For the majority of the population in developed...

  8. Dog obesity: can dog caregivers' (owners') feeding and exercise intentions and behaviors be predicted from attitudes?

    | Contributor(s):: Rohlf, V. I., Toukhsati, S., Coleman, G. J., Bennett, P. C.

    Dog obesity is a common nutritional disorder affecting up to 40% of the companion animal (pet) dog population in Australia and other developed nations. A clear understanding of factors determining relevant caregiver (owner) behaviors underpins effective treatment for this disorder. The theory of...

  9. Social dimensions of the human-avian bond: parrots and their persons

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, P. K.

    Though birds are among the most popular companion animals in the United States, little scholarly research has focused on the human- companion parrot relationship. This study uses an ethnographic approach and qualitative analysis to examine the parrot-pet owner relationship. Two and one half weeks...

  10. The relationship between types of human-animal interaction and attitudes about animals: an exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K.

    Existing theory and research suggests that understanding the nuances of particular instantiations of human-animal relationships is important in promoting positive, mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals. One such aspect of human-animal interaction (HAI) involves species of...

  11. 'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Harding, S.

  12. Animals in war, animals on war: new perspectives from a theater of species

    | Contributor(s):: Chaudhuri, U.

  13. Attitudes of dairy farmers toward cow welfare in relation to housing, management and productivity

    | Contributor(s):: Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Vesala, K. M.

  14. Attitudes toward animals among German children and adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Binngiesser, J., Wilhelm, C., Randler, C.

  15. Development and testing of an on-farm welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats

    | Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Stubsjoen, S. M., Valle, P. S.

  16. Human-animal relationships at sheep and cattle abattoirs

    | Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Rice, M., Hemsworth, P. H.

  17. Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: assessment of pain and provision of veterinary treatment (Part II)

    | Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Valle, P. S.

  18. Potential benefits of canine companionship for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    | Contributor(s):: Stern, S. L., Donahue, D. A., Allison, S., Hatch, J. P., Lancaster, C. L., Benson, T. A., Johnson, A. L., Jeffreys, M. D., Pride, D., Moreno, C., Peterson, A. L.

  19. The dog fancy at war: breeds, breeding, and britishness, 1914-1918

    | Contributor(s):: Howell, P.

  20. The link between animal abuse and family violence.

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.