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  1. Apr 09 2016

    2016 International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants(IAABC) Animal Behavior Conference

    The IAABC is delighted to announce our 2016 conferences in Feline and Canine Behavior. This 2-day, 2-conference event will take place in one location, allowing attendees to enjoy presentations...

  2. 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...

  3. Intercat aggression: a retrospective study examining types of aggression, sexes of fighting pairs, and effectiveness of treatment

    Contributor(s):: Lindell, E. M., Erb, H. N., Houpt, K. A.

    48 cases of intercat aggression, presented to the Animal Behaviour Clinic at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University between 1988 and 1994, were examined retrospectively. Clients were contacted by telephone so that the outcome of the treatment programme could be...

  4. The treatment of phobias in the dog

    Contributor(s):: Walker, R., Fisher, J., Neville, P.

    Since 1992 the authors have been compiling a casebook of detailed histories of canine phobia. As the work progressed modifications were made to the diagnostic criteria of anxiety in the dog. A combination of phenobarbitone with propranolol was used with perceived success supported by anecdotal...

  5. Treating canine and feline behaviour problems and advising clients

    Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.

    In this introductory paper, pet behaviour counselling and therapy is considered. A case is made for cooperation between veterinarians and trained pet behaviour advisors and for qualification of professionals working in the field. The general causes of behaviour problems, as well as general...

  6. Treatment of separation anxiety in dogs with clomipramine: results from a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter clinical trial

    Contributor(s):: King, J. N., Simpson, B. S., Overall, K. L., Appleby, D., Pageat, P., Ross, C., Chaurand, J. P., Heath, S., Beata, C., Weiss, A. B., Muller, G., Paris, T., Bataille, B. G., Parker, J., Petit, S., Wren, J.

    The efficacy and tolerability of clomipramine in the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs was tested in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, international multicentre clinical trial. For a diagnosis of separation anxiety, dogs had to exhibit at least one...

  7. Canine dominance-associated aggression: concepts, incidence, and treatment in a private behavior practice

    Contributor(s):: Cameron, D. B.

    A review of 35 dominance-associated aggression (DA) cases presented to a small, private, behaviour-only veterinary practice revealed that attention addiction was the most commonly associated (66

  8. Comparison of the effectiveness of a purported anti-static cape (the Storm DefenderReg.) vs. a placebo cape in the treatment of canine thunderstorm phobia as assessed by owners' reports

    Contributor(s):: Cottam, N., Dodman, N. H.

    Canine thunderstorm phobia is considered a noise phobia, however, it has been theorized that pain associated with discharge of accrued static electricity could contribute to this malady. This project aimed to determine if a purported anti-static cape (the Storm DefenderReg.) and a non-anti-static...

  9. Urine spraying in cats: presence of concurrent disease and effects of a pheromone treatment

    Contributor(s):: Frank, D. F., Erb, H. N., Houpt, K. A.

    34 spraying cats, belonging to 24 households, had a complete physical examination, complete blood count (CBC), blood biochemistry panel, urinalysis, urine culture, urine cortisol:creatinine analysis and abdominal radiographs. Diagnostic procedures revealed some abnormalities and/or crystalluria...

  10. Controlled trial of behavioural therapy for separation-related disorders in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Blackwell, E., Casey, R. A., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    A generic programme of behavioural modification for the clinical treatment of separation-related behaviours in dogs was assessed in a controlled replicated trial. After 12 weeks of treatment, 56 per cent of the owners of the treated dogs reported significant improvements in their dogs' behaviour,...

  11. Behavior problems of companion birds

    Contributor(s):: Reisner, I. R.

  12. Characteristics, treatment, and outcome of 99 cases of aggression between dogs

    Contributor(s):: Sherman, C. K., Reisner, I. R., Taliaferro, L. A., Houpt, K. A.

    99 cases of aggression between dogs treated at the Animal Behaviour Clinic at Cornell University between 1983 and 1993 were analysed. In 73 cases the aggression was a conflict between dogs in the same household, whereas in 26 cases the aggression was directed at non-household dogs. 71% of the...

  13. Efficacy of a remote-controlled, positive-reinforcement, dog-training system for modifying problem behaviors exhibited when people arrive at the door

    | Contributor(s):: Yin, S., Fernandez, E. J., Pagan, S., Richardson, S. L., Snyder, G.

    This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of a multi-step, positive-reinforcement training protocol, involving a remote-controlled food reward dispenser, for treatment of excessive barking, jumping, and crowding of the door by dogs when people come to the door. In Experiment 1, we...

  14. Prevention and treatment of tail biting in weaned piglets

    | Contributor(s):: Zonderland, J. J., Wolthuis-Fillerup, M., Reenen, C. G. van, Bracke, M. B. M., Kemp, B., Hartog, L. A. den, Spoolder, H. A. M.

    The aims of this study were to evaluate four preventive measures and two curative treatments of tail biting. The preventive measures were: chain, rubber hose, straw rack (5 g/pig/day) and the provision of straw on the floor twice daily by hand (2x10 g/pig/day). The two curative treatments,...

  15. Use of bromocriptine in spraying

    | Contributor(s):: Seksel, K.

  16. Measuring change in the behavioural severity of canine compulsive disorder: the construct validity of categories of change derived from two rating scales

    | Contributor(s):: Hewson, C. J., Luescher, U. A., Ball, R. O.

    Two rating scales were developed to measure the outcome of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, AB-BA crossover clinical trial of clomipramine in 51 dogs with compulsive disorder (CD). Both rating scales measured behavioural severity. One was a 5-point Likert scale; the other was...

  17. Observations on behaviour and skin damage of slaughter pigs and treatment during lairage

    | Contributor(s):: Geverink, N. A., Engel, B., Lambooij, E., Wiegant, V. M.

    Slaughterhouse husbandry practice, agonistic behaviour in groups of pigs, indices of skin damage following slaughter (recorded on a relative scale of 1-4 where 4 indicates severe damage) were studied in 5 Dutch and 4 Belgian abattoirs. Variation in slaughterhouse husbandry practice was...

  18. An overview of types of aggressive behaviour in dogs and methods of treatment

    | Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K.

    In 223 cases of dogs presented to a specialist behavioural clinic in Brisbane, Australia, 87 (39

  19. Effects of grouping unfamiliar adult pigs after dark, after treatment with amperozide and by using pens with stalls, on aggression, skin lesions and plasma cortisol concentrations

    | Contributor(s):: Barnett, J. L., Cronin, G. M., McCallum, T. H., Newman, E. A., Hennessy, D. P.

    The effects of methods previously shown to reduce aggression were determined following grouping of 4 unfamiliar, adult ovariectomized pigs. There were 4 treatments involving 24 pigs in 6 replicates: (i) Control; (ii) Stall, in which there were 4 partial stalls used for feeding; (iii) Amperozide...

  20. Experiences, characteristics and treatment of women suffering from dog phobia

    | Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, W. A., Human, L. H.

    Dog phobia is a complex psychological phenomenon classified under the anxiety disorders. This study describes the experiences, characteristics and treatment of females suffering from dog phobia. 12 female students suffering from dog phobia participated in this qualitative study which included an...