Helping assistance dog owners
Contributor(s):: Fraser, M.
Comparison of stress exhibited by cats examined in a clinic versus a home setting
Contributor(s):: Nibblett, B. M., Ketzis, J. K., Grigg, E. K.
Serum cortisol levels, physiological parameters and behavior were used to assess stress experienced by cats examined using equivalent low stress handling techniques in two different environments: their home and an idealized veterinary clinic setting. Healthy cats ( n=18) were examined in a...
Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 2: Sensory and discovery experiences
Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.
Hydration state of goats transported by road for 12 hours during the hot-dry conditions and the modulating role of ascorbic acid
Contributor(s):: Minka, S. N., Ayo, J. O.
This study investigated the effects of 12 hr of road transportation during the hot-dry conditions and the modulating role of ascorbic acid (AA) on the hydration state of goats. Twenty goats who served as treatment goats received oral administration of 100 mg/kg body weight of AA, whereas another...
Prioritisation of companion dog welfare issues using expert consensus
Contributor(s):: Buckland, E. L., Corr, S. A., Abeyesinghe, S. M., Wathes, C. M.
Resources for tackling animal welfare issues are often limited. Obtaining a consensus of expert opinion on the most pressing issues to address is a valuable approach to try to ensure that resources are wisely spent. In this study, seven independent experts in a range of disciplines (including...
The effect of morphine on changes in behaviour and physiology in intraperitoneally vaccinated Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar)
Contributor(s):: Nordgreen, J., Bjorge, M. H., Janczak, A. M., Poppe, T., Koppang, E. O., Ranheim, B., Horsberg, T. E.
Construct validity of animal-assisted therapy and activities: how important is the animal in AAT?
Contributor(s):: Marino, L.
The epidemiology of behavioural problems in dogs and cats: a survey of veterinary practitioners
Contributor(s):: Fatjo, J., Ruiz-de-la-Torre, J. L., Manteca, X.
Canine fears and phobias; a regime for treatment without recourse to drugs
Contributor(s):: Rogerson, J.
From a study of 247 (102 male dogs and 145 bitches) case histories presenting varying degrees of fear and phobia, both generalised and specific, it has been possible to define standard patterns of behaviour. This was done on the basis of severity of the fear, the type of fear response displayed...
Fear assessment in pigs exposed to a novel object test
Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Fabrega, E., Velarde, A.
The experiment aimed to study approach and locomotive behaviour as indicators of fear in a novel object test carried out in pigs. Thirty post-weaning (30 kg) and 30 finishing (90 kg) pigs were exposed to visual, auditory and olfactory novel stimuli during 2 different experiments. The facilities...
The human-animal bond in veterinary medical education: accessing web-based information
Contributor(s):: Hart, L. A., Wood, M. W.
Various aspects of the field known as the human-animal bond (HAB), or human-animal interactions, have expanded within veterinary medical education over the past quarter of a century. Using a variety of databases and informed search strategies, relevant information can be accessed, including...
Effect of cholecystokinin receptor antagonists on voluntary food intake in chickens
Contributor(s):: Rodriguez-Sinovas, A., Manteca, X., Fernandez, A. G., Fernandez, E., Gonalons, E.
The effect of cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor antagonists (L-364718 and L-365260) and of diazepam on voluntary feed intake in chickens was studied. L-365260 significantly increased cumulative feed intake at 30 and 60 min, whereas L-364718 had no effect. Diazepam also increased feed intake at 30...
Assessing fear of novel and startling stimuli in domestic dogs
Contributor(s):: Ley, J., Coleman, G. J., Holmes, R., Hemsworth, P. H.
Dog attacks on humans are a community issue and, while defensive and offensive aggression are implicated, little is known about the motivational basis of these attacks. Defensive aggression arising from fear may be implicated in some attacks and thus research on measuring fear in dogs is clearly...
Pain and anxiety behaviors of dogs during intravenous catheterization after premedication with placebo, acepromazine or oxymorphone
Contributor(s):: Light, G. S., Hardie, E. M., Young, M. S., Hellyer, P. W., Brownie, C., Hansen, B. D.
Thirteen dog behaviours (struggling, rigid shivering, wide-eyed facial expression, vocalization, biting, limb withdrawal, orientating, breath holding, panting, hiding, salivation and activity requiring muzzling) were given a scale from 0 (absent) to 4 (present to a great extent) by teams of 3...
Traits and genotypes may predict the successful training of drug detection dogs
Contributor(s):: Maejima, M., Inoue-Murayama, M., Tonosaki, K., Matsuura, N., Kato, S., Saito, Y., Weiss, A., Murayama, Y., Ito, S.
In Japan, approximately 30% of dogs that enter training programs to become drug detection dogs successfully complete training. To clarify factors related to the aptitude of drug detection dogs and develop an assessment tool, we evaluated genotypes and behavioural traits of 197 candidate dogs. The...
The effect of naloxone on nursing behavior in Brahman calves
Contributor(s):: Lay, D. C., Jr., Friend, T. H., Dellmeier, G. R., Randel, R. D., Bowers, C. L., Mal, M. E., Zavala, P.
In 3 experiments in which calves were injected s.c. with saline or naloxone (at 1, 1.5 or 3 mg/kg body wt), no significant effects of naloxone on sucking behaviour were observed, although there was a tendency for naloxone-treated calves to spend less time sucking than did saline-treated calves....