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  1. Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.

    It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of dollars on them annually. However, this assumption is not based on scientific evidence, and a...

  2. Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study

    Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...

  3. Factors influencing stereotypic behaviours of animals rescued from Asian animal markets: a slow loris case study

    Contributor(s):: Moore, R. S., Cabana, F., Nekaris, K. A. I.

    Illegal wildlife trade has devastating effects on wild populations in Southeast Asia, made evident from the rising numbers of threatened species found in rescue centres. The prevalence of slow lorises ( Nycticebus spp.) in trade allows for the first time, a study of the response of wild-caught...

  4. Identifying environmental and management factors that may be associated with the quality of life of kennelled dogs ( Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Kiddie, J., Collins, L.

    This paper describes the use of a validated quality of life assessment tool (described elsewhere) to identify environmental and management factors that may affect quality of life in dogs kennelled in rehoming centres. Dogs were allocated to one of the four treatment groups, all of which had a...

  5. Is there a bias against stray cats in shelters? People's perception of shelter cats and how it influences adoption time

    Contributor(s):: Dybdall, K., Strasser, R.

    The determination of adoptability is a fundamental issue facing shelters wishing to rehome cats. Many shelters in the United States cannot keep a cat indefinitely and increased time in the shelter environment may lead to reduced animal welfare due to chronic stress or euthanasia. In a series of...

  6. Dogs' social referencing towards owners and strangers.

    Contributor(s):: Merola, Isabella, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Marshall-Pescini, Sarah

  7. Psychometric properties of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale: Mexican version (LAPS-M)

    Contributor(s):: Gonzalez Ramirez, M. T., Quezada Berumen, L. del C., Landero Hernandez, R.

    The Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) is perhaps the most widely used instrument to assess human emotional attachments to pets and is suitable for both dog and cat owners. However, this instrument has not been translated into Spanish. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the...

  8. Barking in home alone suburban dogs ( Canis familiaris) in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Stevenson, M., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.

    The aim of this study was to establish expected average parameters for barking in normal suburban dogs in New Zealand (defined as dogs with no history of problem or nuisance barking) that are left alone for 8 hours during the day, with indoor/outdoor access, and are walked daily. Parameters...

  9. An animal-assisted therapy intervention with female inmates

    Contributor(s):: Jasperson, R. A.

  10. Differences in evaluation of a dog's temperament by individual members of the same household

    Contributor(s):: Jakuba, T., Polcova, Z., Fedakova, D., Kottferova, J., Marekova, J., Fejsakova, M., Ondrasovicova, O., Ondrasovic, M.

  11. Differences in serotonin serum concentration between aggressive English cocker spaniels and aggressive dogs of other breeds

    Contributor(s):: Amat, M., Brech, S. le, Camps, T., Torrente, C., Mariotti, V. M., Ruiz, J. L., Manteca, X.

  12. Equine-Assisted Activities for Adolescents: ethogram-based behavioral analysis of persistence during horse-related tasks and communication patterns with the horse

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    | Contributor(s):: Hilde Hauge, Ingela L. Kvalem, Ingeborg Pedersen, Bjarne O. Braastad

    Earlier studies have indicated that learning to handle a horse through tasks and activities can lead to a feeling of mastery which may have an impact on self-efficacy. The aim of this study was to examine how adolescents conducted horse-related tasks presented to them in an intervention in a...

  13. Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: assessment of pain and provision of veterinary treatment (Part II)

    | Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Valle, P. S.

  14. Providing 'get-away bunks' and other enrichments to primiparous adult female mink improves their reproductive productivity

    | Contributor(s):: Buob, M., Meagher, R., Dawson, L., Palme, R., Haley, D., Mason, G.

  15. Does personality, delinquency, or mating effort necessarily dictate a preference for an aggressive dog?

    | Contributor(s):: Egan, V., MacKenzie, J.

  16. Unintended consequences of bovine brucellosis management on demand for elk hunting in northwestern Wyoming

    | Contributor(s):: Kauffman, M. E., Rashford, B. S., Peck, D. E.

  17. Conflict and reconciliation behavior trends of the bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus )

    | Contributor(s):: Holobinko, A., Waring, G. H.

    Wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations display societal structures characterized by numerous and frequent changes in group composition, complex social relationships, and high levels of cooperation, attributes also observed in human and nonhuman primate cultures. Maintaining...

  18. Fostering adherence to horse behavior counseling

    | Contributor(s):: Jobling, R., Creighton, E.

    Counseling services that aim to improve understanding of horse-human interactions are on the frontline of the horse welfare agenda. The aim of this research was to determine characteristics of horse owners seeking advice about their horse's behavior that predicted their adherence to that advice....

  19. Vicious dogs part 2: criminal thinking, callousness, and personality styles of their owners

    | Contributor(s):: Schenk, A. M., Ragatz, L. L., Fremouw, W. J.

  20. Vicious dogs: the antisocial behaviors and psychological characteristics of owners

    | Contributor(s):: Ragatz, L., Fremouw, W., Thomas, T., McCoy, K.