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  1. Public perspectives on strays and companion animal management in Malaysia

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    | Contributor(s):: Munir, S. M. I., Mokhtar, M. I., Arham, A. F.

    Strays and companion animal management is a sensitive issue in Malaysia that incites solid and conflicting views. Through structured questionnaires administered to a random sample of 704 respondents, this study explored public opinion on a) causes of the stray animal population, b) the...

  2. A mixed methods approach for measuring topic sensitivity in conservation

    | Contributor(s):: Ibbett, H., Jones, J. P. G., Dorward, L., Kohi, E. M., Dwiyahreni, A. A., Prayitno, K., Sankeni, S., Kaduma, J., McHomvu, J., Saputra, A. W., Sabiladiyni, H., Supriatna, J., St John, F. A. V.

  3. MeowPlayLive: Enhancing Animal Live Streaming Experience Through Voice Message-Based Real-Time Viewer-Animal Interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Ahn, Chee Eun, Lee, Woohun, Park, Hunmin, Hong, Jiwoo

  4. How can we tackle interruptions to human-wildlife feeding management? Adding media campaigns to the wildlife manager's toolbox

    | Contributor(s):: Griffin, L. L., Nolan, G., Haigh, A., Condon, H., O'Hagan, E., McDonnell, P., Kane, A., Ciuti, S.

  5. Can cat caregivers reliably assess acute pain in cats using the Feline Grimace Scale? A large bilingual global survey

    | Contributor(s):: Monteiro, Beatriz P., Lee, Netta H. Y., Steagall, Paulo

  6. Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Behavioural Tendencies of Cats and Dogs in Japan

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    | Contributor(s):: Takagi, Saho, Koyasu, Hikari, Hattori, Madoka, Nagasawa, Takumi, Maejima, Michiro, Nagasawa, Miho, Kikusui, Takefumi, Saito, Atsuko

    Physical and mental effects stemming from COVID-19 have impacted not only people’s lives but also the lives of their pets, which in recent years are often seen as members of the family. This study aimed to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan on pets and their owners....

  7. High and Hyper: Fentanyl Induces Psychomotor Side-Effects in Healthy Pigs

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    | Contributor(s):: Digranes, Nora, Haga, Henning Andreas, Nordgreen, Janicke

    Analgesic effects of fentanyl have been investigated using behavior. The behavioral effects of fentanyl and possible serotonergic influence are largely unknown. We therefore investigated behavioral effects of fentanyl, with or without the serotonin antagonist ketanserin, in pigs. Fourteen...

  8. Evaluation of accelerometer fitting position, sampling intervals and data editing techniques for measuring equine lying postures when stabled

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Manod, Hatto, Sydney

  9. Supporting young readers: A mixed-methods study of their literacy, behaviour, and perceptions when reading aloud to dogs or adults

    | Contributor(s):: Syrnyk, Corinne, McArthur, Alisa, Zwack, Alyson, Handelsman, Allison

  10. Behavioral responses of horses (Equus ferus caballus) vary in response to potentially threatening odor condition and aversive social odor stimuli

    | Contributor(s):: Sabiniewicz, Agnieszka, Borowicz, Hieronim, Geminiani, Giacomo, TrawiƄski, Jerzy, Hummel, Thomas, Laska, Matthias

  11. Personality traits in captive Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) in Brazil and perspectives for the release of individuals

    | Contributor(s):: Lucchini, Karen, Val, Helena G. P. do, Umeed, Rebecca, Azevedo, Cristiano S. de, Attademo, Fernanda Löffler Niemeyer, Melo, Lucas I. dos S., Oliveira Luna, Fábia de, Bezerra, Bruna

  12. Human-Animal Interactions in Dairy Goats

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    | Contributor(s):: Carnovale, F., Marcone, G., Serrapica, F., Lambiase, C., Sabia, E., Arney, D., De Rosa, G.

    It is widely assumed that the quality of human-animal interactions may have a strong impact on animals' living conditions and is fundamental to improving farm animal welfare. This work aims to evaluate the effectiveness of methods for assessing and monitoring the welfare of lactating goats....

  13. Associations of range use with individual behaviour, clinical welfare indicators, fear response and gastrointestinal characteristics of two laying hen hybrids

    | Contributor(s):: Wurtz, Kaitlin E., Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Foldager, Leslie, Thodberg, Karen, Riber, Anja B.

  14. Behavior reference intervals and activity budgets of bottlenose dolphins in accredited zoos and aquariums

    | Contributor(s):: Lauderdale, Lisa K., Mellen, Jill D., Walsh, Michael T., Granger, Douglas A., Miller, Lance J.

  15. Where does your dog live? Size, origin and aggressiveness predict dogs' developmental environment

    | Contributor(s):: Generoso, Carolina, Resende, Briseida, Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha, Rogério, Savalli, Carine, Albuquerque, Natalia

  16. The Role of Empathic Concern and Gender on Interspecific Contagious Yawning in Humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Gallup, A. C., Wozny, S. M.

    Interspecific contagious yawning (CY), whereby yawns from one species trigger yawning in different species, has now been reported across various taxa. This response to human yawning appears common among animals in captivity and has been interpreted as an empathic response towards human...

  17. Information Theory Opens New Dimensions in Experimental Studies of Animal Behaviour and Communication

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    | Contributor(s):: Reznikova, Zhanna

    Over the last 40–50 years, ethology has become increasingly quantitative and computational. However, when analysing animal behavioural sequences, researchers often need help finding an adequate model to assess certain characteristics of these sequences while using a relatively small number...

  18. Not All Puppies and Sunshine: How Dog Keepers Cope with Dog-Related Problems in Dutch Society

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    | Contributor(s):: Ophorst, Susan, Aarts, Noelle, Bovenkerk, Bernice, Hopster, Hans

    Zoonoses, biting incidents, hereditary problems, and other issues can threaten the welfare of both humans and dogs. The Dutch government and animal welfare organizations seem to have little effect in their campaigns to influence the behavior of (potential) dog keepers, who can experience...

  19. GeoDanceHive: An Operational Hive for Honeybees Dances Recording

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    | Contributor(s):: Galopin, Sylvain, Touya, Guillaume, Aupinel, Pierrick, Richard, Freddie-Jeanne

    Honeybees are known for their ability to communicate about resources in their environment. They inform the other foragers by performing specific dance sequences according to the spatial characteristics of the resource. The purpose of our study is to provide a new tool for honeybees dances...

  20. The Power of Discourse: Associations between Trainers' Speech and the Responses of Socialized Wolves and Dogs to Training

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    | Contributor(s):: Fonseca, M. G. B., Hilário, H. O., Kotrschal, K., Range, F., Virányi, Z., Duarte, M. H. L., Pereira, L. C. G., Vasconcellos, A. D. S.

    In a previous study, we found that Positive Reinforcement Training reduced cortisol of wolves and dogs; however, this effect varied across trainer-animal dyads. Here we investigate whether and how the trainers' use of speech may contribute to this effect. Dogs' great interest in...