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  1. Serum Cortisol Concentrations and Behavior Assessment as Tools for Evaluating Stress in Horses Used in Therapeutic or University Riding Programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Shikun Chen

    Stress is known to have a negative impact on the health and well-being of animals. Physiological and behavioral changes offer objective and easy to use methods of evaluating stress in horses. However, there are limited studies showing a relationship between changes in stress-related behavior...

  2. Potential Risk Factors for Aggression and Playfulness in Cats: Examination of a Pooling Fallacy Using Fe-BARQ as an Example

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    | Contributor(s):: Noema Gajdoš Kmecová, Barbara Petková, Jana Kottferová, Rachel Sarah Wannell, Daniel Simon Mills

    Using a popular method of behaviour evaluation which rates the intensity of behaviour in different contexts, we demonstrate how pooling item scores relating to a given construct can reveal different potential risk factors for the dependent variable depending on how the total score is...

  3. Evaluating Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes in Conjunction with the Secure Base Effect for Dogs in Shelter and Foster Environments

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A. R. Udell

    Although it is widely accepted that dogs and humans form attachment relationships, characterizing attachment styles in dogs has only recently received attention in the literature. Previous research has shown that pet dogs display patterns of behavior in an attachment test that can be classified...

  4. Why the "Visitor Effect" Is Complicated. Unraveling Individual Animal, Visitor Number, and Climatic Influences on Behavior, Space Use and Interactions With Keepers—A Case Study on Captive Hornbills

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul E. Rose, Jake S. Scales, James E. Brereton

    A “visitor effect” on zoo-housed species has been documented since the 1970s, with research focused on mammals (specifically primates). To broaden our understanding of the “visitor effect” in a non-mammal, we conducted a case study on a pair of hornbills, recording...

  5. Sex differences in the herding styles of working sheepdogs and their handlers

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Kydd, Paul McGreevy

    Working sheepdog trials test the attributes of dogs as well as the dogmanship and stockmanship skills of handlers. They generally include standard elements such as outrun, lift, fetch, drive, shed, pen and single to test all facets of the work that dogs perform on a farm. While both male and...

  6. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Shahab, Lion, Ratschen, Elena, Toner, Paul, Kale, Dimitra, Reeve, Catherine, Mills, Daniel S.

  7. Inexperienced but still interested – Indoor-only cats are more inclined for predatory play than cats with outdoor access

    | Contributor(s):: Shajid Pyari, Muhzina, Uccheddu, Stefania, Lenkei, Rita, Pongrácz, Péter

  8. Surgical sterilization impacts on behavior of coyote pairs

    | Contributor(s):: Leary, Tyler, Schultz, Jeffrey T., Young, Julie K.

  9. Incorporating stakeholder perspectives into the assessment and provision of captive elephant welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Chadwick, C. L., Williams, E., Asher, L., Yon, L.

  10. Examination of enrichment using space and food for African elephants (Loxodonta africana) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    | Contributor(s):: Hacker, C. E., Miller, L. J., Schulte, B. A.

  11. Experimentally evaluating the function of self-directed behaviour in two adult mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)

    | Contributor(s):: Leeds, A., Lukas, K. E.

  12. A review of current indicators of welfare in captive elephants (Loxodonta africana and Elephas maximus)

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, E., Chadwick, C. L., Yon, L., Asher, L.

  13. An overview of animal cruelty with co-occurring domestic incidents

    | Contributor(s):: Reisman, R.

    2020335-3409781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishAmerican Society of Cruelty to Animals New York, New York, USA.text

  14. The top behavioural tips for new puppy owners

    | Contributor(s):: Quandt, J.

    202096-979781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishCollege of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia, USA.text

  15. Animal cognition in a more than human world

    | Contributor(s):: Flynn, P.

    2020419-4229781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishHuman-Animal Bond Association Clearwater, Florida, USA.text

  16. New trends in the human animal bond: it's not just about oxytocin anymore

    | Contributor(s):: Flynn, P.

    2020423-4259781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishHuman-Animal Bond Association Clearwater, Florida, USA.text

  17. I'm 85 years old... maybe a Border Collie isn't right for me?

    | Contributor(s):: Dale, S., Brophey, K.

    2020414-4189781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishSteve Dale's Pet World Chicago, Illinois, USA.text

  18. "Toddlers & tiaras": pets and kids can live together-safely!

    | Contributor(s):: Curtis, T. M.

    2020116-1169781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishCollege of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida, USA.curtist@ufl.edutext

  19. Who are you, really? Unlocking the key to what makes that dog tick

    | Contributor(s):: Brophey, K., Dale, S.

    2020410-4139781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishThe Dog Door Behavior Center Asheville, North Carolina, USA.text

  20. An introduction to navigating owner-directed feline aggression

    | Contributor(s):: Dimenna, G.