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  1. Risk-factors associated with veterinary-related fear and aggression in owned domestic dogs

    Contributor(s):: Stellato, Anastasia C., Flint, Hannah E., Dewey, Cate E., Widowski, Tina M., Niel, Lee

  2. On-farm testing of dairy calves' avoidance response to human approach: Effects of sex, age and test order

    Contributor(s):: Ellingsen-Dalskau, K., Dean, K. R., Rousing, T.

  3. "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

  4. Beyond puppy selection-considering the role of puppy raisers in bringing out the best in assistance dog puppies

    Contributor(s):: Mai, D. L., Howell, T., Benton, P., Bennett, P. C.

  5. The effect of demonstrator social rank on the attentiveness and motivation of pigs to positively interact with their human caretakers

    Contributor(s):: Luna, D., Gonzalez, C., Byrd, C. J., Palomo, R., Huenul, E., Figueroa, J.

  6. Epilepsy and the smell of fear

    Contributor(s):: Maa, E. H., Arnold, J., Bush, C. K.

  7. Effects of hatching on-farm on behaviour, first week performance, fear level and range use of organic broilers

    Contributor(s):: Jessen, Camilla Toldevar, Foldager, Leslie, Riber, Anja B.

  8. Pekin duck productivity, physiological stress, immune response and behavior under 20L:4D and 16L:8D photoperiods

    Contributor(s):: House, G. M., Sobotik, E. B., Nelson, J. R., Archer, G. S.

  9. Effects of physical enrichment items and social housing on calves’ growth, behaviour and response to novelty

    Contributor(s):: Zhang, Chenyu, Juniper, Darren T., Meagher, Rebecca K.

  10. Human Attitude toward Reptiles: A Relationship between Fear, Disgust, and Aesthetic Preferences

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    | Contributor(s):: Markéta Janovcová, Silvie Rádlová, Jakub Polák, Kristýna Sedláˇcková, Šárka Peléšková, Barbora Žampachová, Daniel Frynta, Eva Landová

    Focusing on one group of animals can bring interesting results regarding our attitudes toward them and show the key features that our evaluation of such animals is based on. Thus, we designed a study of human perception of all reptiles focusing on the relationship between perceived fear,...

  11. Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Flint

    Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...

  12. Long-term behavioral resilience in search-and-rescue dogs responding to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

    | Contributor(s):: Hare, Elizabeth, Kelsey, Kathleen M., Niedermeyer, Greta M., Otto, Cynthia M.

  13. Behavioural responses of two breeds of domestic chicks to feed and alarm call playback

    | Contributor(s):: Iyasere, Oluwaseun S., Durosaro, Samuel O., Oke, Oyegunle E., Omotosho, Tolulope F., Salako, Mojisola A., Oyeniran, Victor J., Oyetunji, Damilola E., Daramola, James O.

    The aim of this study was to determine breed differences in the behavioural responses of two domestic chicks to feed and alarm playback calls. Thirty two (32) each of Nigerian indigenous chicks (NIC) and commercial broiler chicks (CBC) of the same age group (a day old) were divided into four...

  14. Test of temperament in mink is influenced by a shelf in the front of the cage and the stimulus size rather than by features of the test person

    | Contributor(s):: Henriksen, Britt I. F., Møller, Steen H., Malmkvist, Jens

    The study evaluates the effect of different test conditions on the temperament of farm mink, using the stick test. We hypothesised that mink perceive some test conditions as more fear eliciting. Specifically, we hypothesised that (A) the dimension of the presented stimulus in the test, a wooden...

  15. Comparative assessment of general behaviour and fear-related responses in hatchery-hatched and on-farm hatched broiler chickens

    | Contributor(s):: Giersberg, Mona F., Poolen, Ilse, de Baere, Kris, Gunnink, Henk, van Hattum, Theo, van Riel, Johan W., de Jong, Ingrid C.

    Traditionally, broiler chickens hatch in the hatchery and they are usually not provided with feed and water until placement at the farm. This can have negative effects on their health and welfare. Therefore, alternative systems providing early nutrition, for instance by hatching eggs in a poultry...

  16. Development and consistency of fearfulness in horses from foal to adult

    | Contributor(s):: Christensen, Janne Winther, Beblein, Carina, Malmkvist, Jens

    Understanding the development and consistency of behavioural responses across life stages is of both fundamental and applied interest. In horses, fearfulness is particularly important because fear reactions are a major cause of human-horse accidents, and because fear is a negative emotional state...

  17. Brown and white egg-layer strain differences in fearfulness and stress measures

    | Contributor(s):: Nelson, Jill R., Settar, Petek, Berger, Emily, Wolc, Anna, O’Sullivan, Neil, Archer, Gregory S.

    Different genetic lines of laying hens may show varying levels of fearfulness in response to stressful events or situations. It is important to select appropriate genetic strains when keeping hens in alternative housing systems to minimize health and production issues caused by fear and stress....

  18. The effect of qualitative feed restriction in broiler breeder pullets on fear and motivation to explore

    | Contributor(s):: Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Riber, Anja B.

    Restrictively fed broiler breeders are known to have increased motivation to explore and reduced fearfulness because hunger increases the motivation to search for and to acquire food, forcing the birds to face and engage with aversive stimuli that they would otherwise avoid. The aim of this study...

  19. Thermography as a Non-Invasive Measure of Stress and Fear of Humans in Sheep

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    | Contributor(s):: Simona Cannas, Clara Palestrini, Elisabetta Canali, Bruno Cozzi, Nicola Ferri, Eugenio Heinzl, Michela Minero, Matteo Chincarini, Giorgio Vignola, Emanuela Dalla Costa

    No data have been published on the use of infrared thermography (IRT) to evaluate sheep emotions. We assessed whether this technique can be used as a non-invasive measure of negative emotions. Two voluntary animal approach (VAA) tests were conducted (and filmed) on five ewes before and after...

  20. Effect of a Standardized Four-Week Desensitization and Counter-Conditioning Training Program on Pre-Existing Veterinary Fear in Companion Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Anastasia Stellato, Sarah Jajou, Cate E. Dewey, Tina M. Widowski, Lee Niel

    Many dogs show signs of fear during veterinary appointments. It is widely recommended to use desensitization and counter-conditioning training to reduce this fear. However, the efficacy of this method for reducing veterinary fear has not been examined. We assessed the effect of a standardized...