Is boredom an animal welfare concern?
Contributor(s):: Meagher, R. K.
Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) displaying self-injurious behavior show more sleep disruption than controls
Contributor(s):: Stanwicks, Lauren L., Hamel, Amanda F., Novak, Melinda A.
Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is a pathology observed in both humans and animals. In humans, SIB has been linked to various mental health conditions that are also associated with significant sleep disruption. In rhesus macaques, SIB consists of self-directed biting which can range from mild skin...
A Tinbergian review of self-injurious behaviors in laboratory rhesus macaques
Contributor(s):: Polanco, Andrea
Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) are a welfare and practical concern in laboratory rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), and may share a similar etiology to human SIBs. This review uses a Tinbergian perspective to investigate why rhesus monkeys perform SIBs. In addition to reviewing research...
Mentalizing and emotional labor facilitate equine-assisted social work with self-harming adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Carlsson, Catharina, Nilsson Ranta, Daniel, Traeen, Bente
This article explores equine-assisted social work (EASW). Horses' capacities to mirror human emotions create possibilities for authentic relationships between clients and staff. This study examines what eases or counteracts the horse's capacity to facilitate relationships perceived by...
The Suicidal Animal: Science and the Nature of Self-Destruction*
| Contributor(s):: Ramsden, Edmund, Wilson, Duncan
Self-harm in laboratory-housed primates: where is the evidence that the Animal Welfare Act amendment has worked?
| Contributor(s):: Balcombe, J., Ferdowsian, H., Durham, D.
The 1985 amendment to the United States Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to promote psychological well being of primates in the laboratory represents an acknowledgment of an important welfare problem concerning nonhuman animals. How effective has this amendment been? Perhaps the best-known contributor to...
Healing Hooves is an Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program bringing healing, growth and hope to children, youth, adults and families.
Developing an Equine-Assisted Curriculum for a Population of Self-Injuring Female Adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Krafft, Moriah