The Impact of COVID-19 on the Working Equid Community: Responses from 1530 Individuals Accessing NGO Support in 14 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Contributor(s):: Wild, I., Gedge, A., Burridge, J., Burford, J.
Response of UK Horse, Pony and Donkey Owners to the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, J., Bell, C., White, J., Rogers, S.
Becoming the centaur : developing non-dominant human-horse relationships in Yorkshire
| Contributor(s):: Kirsty Roisin Cameron Ferrier
This project will add to and build upon the existing anthropological literature on human-animal relations by challenging how categories such as ‘nature’, ‘culture’, ‘ethics’, ‘domestication’, and ‘kinship’ are deployed in a...
Koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) Seek Out Tactile Interaction with Humans: General Patterns and Individual Differences
| Contributor(s):: Fife-Cook, I., Franks, B.
The study of human-animal interactions has provided insights into the welfare of many species. To date, however, research has largely focused on human relationships with captive mammals, with relatively little exploration of interactions between humans and other vertebrates, despite non-mammals...
Human-Animal Relationship in Dairy Farming: Evaluation of measures for on-farm application and investigation of influences on cows´ behaviour towards humans
| Contributor(s):: Asja Ebinghaus
The objective of the present thesis was (1) to evaluate measures of the human-animal relationship (HAR) in dairy cows regarding their reliability, validity and practical applicability in animal welfare science and breeding. (2) Moreover, important human and farm influences on the cows´...
Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation
| Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Abraham, C., Coleman, G.
Ocitocina sérica e comportamento afetivo de cães na interação com crianças e adultos
| Contributor(s):: Luelyn Jockyman
A ocitocina tem sido usada como parâmetro para medir os laços sociais em animais. Recentemente foi demonstrado que a concentração de ocitocina aumenta em cães e donos quando interagem positivamente e, possivelmente, que na interação com...
Relation between stockperson behavior toward cows in a holding area and milk yields
| Contributor(s):: Saito, H., Seo, T.
Naturalness and the Legitimacy of Thoroughbred Racing: A Photo-Elicitation Study with Industry and Animal Advocacy Informants
| Contributor(s):: Bergmann, I. M.
Using Focus Groups to Explore Public Perceptions of Legal Rights for Animals
| Contributor(s):: Broad, Garrett M.
A robust debate regarding the ideal legal status of nonhuman animals has been taking place for some time among legal scholars, philosophers, animal scientists, social scientists, and humanists. Significantly less attention has been paid, however, to exploring how members of the public...
Stakeholder Perceptions of the Challenges to Racehorse Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Butler, Mathilde Valenchon, Rachel Annan, Helen R. Whay, Siobhan Mullan
The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the key challenges to racehorse welfare as perceived by racing industry stakeholders. The paper draws upon statements and transcripts from 10 focus group discussions with 42 participants who were taking part in a larger study investigating...
A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Karin Hediger, Andrea Meisser, Jakob Zinsstag
Background: The integration of animals into healthcare, referred to as animal-assisted intervention, is a rapidly growing research field and was previously related to One Health. However, the assessment of synergistic effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has been poorly addressed to...
Using qualitative behaviour assessment to explore the link between stockperson behaviour and dairy calf behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Ellingsen, Kristian, Coleman, Grahame J., Lund, Vonne, Mejdell, Cecilie M.
Dairy farming usually implies close and frequent contact between the stockperson and the animals. A good human–animal relationship (HAR) is therefore essential for good animal welfare. To fully understand the quality of the HAR both the stockperson behaviour and the animals’ reaction to the...
I like my dog, does my dog like me?
| Contributor(s):: Rehn, Therese, Lindholm, Ulrika, Keeling, Linda, Forkman, Björn
In this study, the possibility of there being an association between how an owner perceives his/her relationship to their dog and the way the dog experiences the relationship to its owner was investigated using two well-established methods within the anthrozoology literature. Twenty dog–owner...
| Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Meisser, A., Zinsstag, J.
Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat
| Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich
Rider impacts on equitation
| Contributor(s):: Williams, Jane, Tabor, Gillian
Equestrianism is popular worldwide, with millions of horses and riders participating in competitive horse sports and non-competitive leisure riding. Riders have a duty of care or responsibility for their horses and should aim to optimise their health and welfare. Despite this, limited research...
Assessing Pet Rabbit Welfare Based on General Discussion on Human-Animal Relationship
| Contributor(s):: Yufei Ren
Pets are popular worldwide, and more than half of human population keep pets. Cats and dogs have the highest percentage of being kept in households, and the population of rabbits is about one-tenth of cats or dogs. Humans’ love for pets can be dated back to Holocene when humans started to...
Foster parenting, human imprinting and conventional handling affects survival and early weight of ostrich chicks
| Contributor(s):: MD Wang, SWP Cloete, K Dzama, M Bonato, IA Malecki
The effects of human imprinting and foster parenting by adult ostriches on the survival and growth performance of ostrich chicks were compared to conventional chick-rearing practices in two separate experiments. In the first experiment, the growth rate and survival of chicks imprinted onto...
The effects of positive human contact by tactile stimulation on dairy cows with different personalities
| Contributor(s):: Shahin, Munira
The understanding of the ways in which cows with different personalities perceive human contact is essential for improving the quality of the human-animal relationship and therefore the welfare of dairy cows. The general objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of tactile stimulation...