Lateralized emotional functioning in domestic animals
Contributor(s):: Siniscalchi, Marcello, d’Ingeo, Serenella, Quaranta, Angelo
The Canine Frustration Questionnaire—Development of a New Psychometric Tool for Measuring Frustration in Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Kevin J. McPeake, Lisa M. Collins, Helen Zulch, Daniel S. Mills
Introduction: Psychometric tools have been developed for the assessment of behavioral and affective traits in non-human animals. Frustration can be defined as an emotional reaction experienced after a given expectation is violated. Frustration is a negative emotional state and whilst it...
Parallels in the interactive effect of highly sensitive personality and social factors on behaviour problems in dogs and humans
Contributor(s):: Bräm Dubé, M., Asher, L., Würbel, H., Riemer, S., Melotti, L.
Horses associate individual human voices with the valence of past interactions: a behavioural and electrophysiological study
Contributor(s):: d'Ingeo, S., Quaranta, A., Siniscalchi, M., Stomp, M., Coste, C., Bagnard, C., Hausberger, M., Cousillas, H.
The Impact of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Equine Behavioral and Physiological Responses
| Contributor(s):: Tiago Mendonça, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Fanny Menuge, Julien Leclercq, Céline Lafont-Lecuelle, Sana Arroub, Patrick Pageat
Equine-assisted therapies (EATs) have been widely used in the treatment of patients with mental or physical conditions. However, studies on the influence of equine-assisted therapy (EAT) on equine welfare are very recent, and the need for further research is often highlighted. The aim of this...
A review of behavioural methods to study emotion and mood in pigs, Sus scrofa
| Contributor(s):: Murphy, Eimear, Nordquist, Rebecca E., van der Staay, Franz Josef
The study of emotions in animals is of increasing importance to a number of disciplines such as animal welfare science and affective neuroscience. Pigs are a common farm animal species, most often reared in intensive systems. Moreover, they are increasingly being used in laboratories. To...
Environmental enrichment and cognitive complexity in reptiles and amphibians: Concepts, review, and implications for captive populations
| Contributor(s):: Burghardt, Gordon M.
Reptiles and amphibians have been neglected in research on cognition, emotions, sociality, need for enriched and stimulating environments, and other topics that have been greatly emphasized in work on mammals and birds. This is also evident in the historic lack of enriching captive environments...
Do pigs distinguish between situations of different emotional valences during anticipation?
| Contributor(s):: Imfeld-Mueller, Sabrina, Van Wezemael, Lea, Stauffacher, Markus, Gygax, Lorenz, Hillmann, Edna
An animal's welfare is strongly affected by its emotional state. Thus, many recent studies have focused on measuring the emotional states and responses of animals. However, there is still a lack of knowledge on assessing positive emotions, although it is widely accepted that positive emotions are...
Adolescents' Affective and Physiological Regulation Shape Negative Behavior During Challenging Equine Assisted Learning Activities
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Alexa M. Carr, Jaymie L. Vandagriff
This study examined associations between adolescents’ (N = 59; M age = 11.63) diurnal and momentary activity of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis as marked by salivary cortisol, and affective and behavioral responses to their first, mounted equine assisted learning (EAL)...
Do dogs rescue their owners from a stressful situation? A behavioral and physiological assessment
| Contributor(s):: Carballo, F., Dzik, V., Freidin, E., Damian, J. P., Casanave, E. B., Bentosela, M.
A novel emotional and cognitive approach to welfare phenotyping in rainbow trout exposed to poor water quality
| Contributor(s):: Colson, V., Mure, A., Valotaire, C., Le Calvez, J. M., Goardon, L., Labbé, L., Leguen, I., Prunet, P.
Recent scientific evidence for fish sentience has stressed the need for novel sentience-based detection tools of fish welfare impairment in commercial farms. In order to mimic a well-characterised stress situation, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were exposed to poor water quality (hypoxia...
Qualitative Behaviour Assessment of horses exposed to short-term emotional treatments
| Contributor(s):: Hintze, Sara, Murphy, Eimear, Bachmann, Iris, Wemelsfelder, Francoise, Würbel, Hanno
Assessing emotion in animals is fundamental to the study of animal welfare with methodologies for reliable and valid assessments being highly desirable. Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) is based on the assumption that human observers are capable of integrating details of animals’...
Emotional affect and the occurrence of owner reported health problems in the domestic dog
| Contributor(s):: Reaney, Sarah Jane, Zulch, Helen, Mills, Daniel, Gardner, Sarah, Collins, Lisa
Interactions between health, behaviour and individual differences such as; mood, affect or personality have been studied more in humans than they have in non-human animals. In humans, links can be made between personality and the expression of health problems, and between personality, affect,...
Emotional states and emotional contagion in pigs after exposure to a positive and negative treatment
| Contributor(s):: Reimert, Inonge, Fong, Stephanie, Rodenburg, T. Bas, Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth
After-effects of events that elicit an emotional state on both the animals that experienced these events and on their group members have only scarcely been studied. We investigated effects of a positive vs. negative treatment on the behaviour and emotional state of pigs and their naive pen mates...
What we can measure, we can manage: The importance of using robust welfare indicators in Equitation Science
| Contributor(s):: Waran, Natalie, Randle, Hayley
Ever since the phrase, ‘the happy athlete’ was introduced into the FEI rules for dressage (Article 401.1) there have been discussions about what this actually means and whether it is possible to recognize and reward positive emotions in working horses. For those interested in the study of equine...
Assessing equine emotional state
| Contributor(s):: Hall, Carol, Randle, Hayley, Pearson, Gemma, Preshaw, Liane, Waran, Natalie
The scientific study of animal emotion has recently become an important focus for animal behaviour and welfare researchers. For horses used by humans for work, recreation or sport, the question of the significance of their life experiences in terms of their emotional response, is an important one...
Do dogs exhibit jealous behaviors when their owner attends to their companion dog?
| Contributor(s):: Prato-Previde, E., Nicotra, V., Fusar Poli, S., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P.
[Effects of an animal-assisted intervention on psychiatric in-patient addiction treatment - a pilot study]
| Contributor(s):: Uhlmann, C., Nauss, C., Worbs, A., Pfund, U., Schmid, P.
The Way Humans Behave Modulates the Emotional State of Piglets
| Contributor(s):: Sophie Brajon, Jean-Paul Laforest, Océane Schmitt, Nicholas Devillers
The emotional state can influence decision-making under ambiguity. Cognitive bias tests (CBT) proved to be a promising indicator of the affective valence of animals in a context of farm animal welfare. Although it is well-known that humans can influence the intensity of fear and reactions of...
Human-animal emotional contagion and client communication
| Contributor(s):: Milani, M.
2017Can Vet J58121329-13300008-5286 (Print)0008-5286engDr. Milani is a behavior and bond practitioner, teacher, and author of several books on the interaction of animal behavior, health, and the human-animal relationship.text