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  1. Historical development of horse breeds

    Contributor(s):: Tuncer, S. S., Kozat, S.

    This study was conducted to examine the historical development process of modern horse breeds. Horses are among the few species that have managed to become domesticated on earth. The domestication of horses took place after dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, reindeer and poultry. It is accepted that the...

  2. Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK: an update

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    | Contributor(s):: Moxon, R., Whiteside, H., England, G. C. W.

    Data on dog attacks on Guide Dogs' stock were reviewed to investigate the characteristics of the attacks. An average of 11.2 attacks occurred each month. Nearly all of the attacks occurred in public areas, 68.4 per cent of victim dogs were qualified guide dogs and 55.5 per cent of victim...

  3. Welfare Status of Working Horses and Owners′ Perceptions of Their Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Daniela Luna, Rodrigo A. Vasquez, Manuel Rojas, Tamara A. Tadich

    Appropriate strategies aimed at improving the welfare of working horses should contemplate the assessment of welfare status, as well as the evaluation of the human–animal relationship within each geo-cultural context. We assessed and compared the welfare status of working horses in two...

  4. Draft Animal Power for Soil and Water Conservation in the Bolivian Valleys

    | Contributor(s):: B. Sims

    The inter-Andean valley region of Bolivia presents climatic characteristics which can be described as high, dry and cool. The prolonged dry season (up to eight months) can lead to severe forage shortages which affect working animals. The traditional draft animals are pairs of oxen which may have...

  5. Driving Forward: The Power of the Horse in Douro Township 1850-1900

    | Contributor(s):: Patrick Leahy

    Rural Ontario was highly dependent upon the horse in the second half of the nineteenth century. However, the horse’s role in rural life has not received the scholarly attention it fully deserves. Economic historians often present the horse as an archaic means of doing farm work or as the...

  6. Changing Ways, Constant Companions: The Ancient DNA and Local Knowledge of Tla'amin Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Kasia Zimmerman

    Until the mid-nineteenth century, First Nations peoples in British Columbia valued dogs as hunting aides, draught animals, sources of fibre and food, protectors, and companions. Unfortunately, the details of these past human-dog relationships are not well known. To understand the importance of...

  7. Anthropomorphism in Japanese women's status terms used in talk to potential guide dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Koda, N.

    "The attitudes of Japanese volunteer puppy walkers toward potentialguide dogs is clarified by [analyzing] what they say to their dogs [in terms of anthropomorphism]."

  8. Provision of service dogs for people with mobility disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Miura, A., Tanida, H., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    The authors' note that "the purpose of the present survey was to investigate the current status of the provision of service dogs, and compare this with the provision of guide dogs for the blind."

  9. Canines To Canaan

    | Contributor(s):: Spence, Clark C.

  10. The Mule, the South, and Economic Progress

    | Contributor(s):: Sawers, Larry

  11. Effect of work experience and position in the plow harness on some physiological parameters of horses under field conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Aguirre, V., Orihuela, A.

    Six pairs of horses were studied during 6 consecutive days. One horse in each pair had working experience. The position of the 2 animals in the plough harness was alternated each day. Some physical and physiological parameters were measured at different stages during each work day. A split-plot...

  12. Harnessing Power: Industrializing the Horse in Nineteenth Century America

    | Contributor(s):: Greene, Ann Norton

  13. Purebred dogs and canine wellbeing

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeppsson, S.

    Breeders of purebred dogs usually have several goals they want to accomplish, of which canine wellbeing is one. The purpose of this article is to investigate what we ought to do given this goal. Breeders typically think that they fulfil their wellbeing-related duties by doing the best they can...

  14. From mules, horses and livestock to companion animals: a linguistic-etymological approach to veterinary history, mirroring animal and (mainly) human welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Devriese, L.

  15. Non-economic incentives to improve animal welfare: positive competition as a driver for change among owners of draught and pack animals in India

    | Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Dijk, L. van, Ali, M., Pradhan, S. K.

  16. The coldest dog and pony show on earth: animal welfare on the first expeditions to reach the South Pole

    | Contributor(s):: Wilks, S. L.

  17. Training dogs with help of the shock collar: short and long term behavioural effects

    | Contributor(s):: Schilder, M. B. H., Borg, J. A. M. van der

    Behavioural effects of the use of a shock collar during guard dog training of German shepherd dogs were studied. Direct reactions of 32 dogs to 107 shocks showed reactions (lowering of body posture, high pitched yelps, barks and squeals, avoidance, redirection aggression, tongue flicking) that...

  18. Effect of environmental temperature on the behavior of Clydesdales during preparation time before athletic performances

    | Contributor(s):: Kasper, M., Beck, A. M.

  19. Equine agitation behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Weeks, J., Beck, A. M.

  20. Role of animals in human welfare: the human-animal relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Susamoy, Mittra, Sanjay, Khurana