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  1. Do Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Mount a Cortisol Response in Response to Training?

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    | Contributor(s):: van Houtert, E. A. E., Endenburg, N., Rodenburg, T. B., Vermetten, E.

    Only a few studies have investigated the welfare of animals participating in animal-assisted interventions (AAIs). Most of these studies focus on dogs in therapeutic settings. There are, however, also dogs-service dogs-that are employed to continuously support a single human. Because the...

  2. Emotional States of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) Kept for Animal-Visitor Interactions, as Perceived by People Differing in Age and Knowledge of the Species

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    | Contributor(s):: Pollastri, I., Normando, S., Contiero, B., Vogt, G., Gelli, D., Sergi, V., Stagni, E., Hensman, S., Mercugliano, E., de Mori, B.

    This study aimed to investigate how three groups of people of differing ages, and with differing knowledge of the species, perceived the emotional state of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) managed in captive and semi-captive environments. Fifteen video-clips of 18 elephants, observed...

  3. Koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) Seek Out Tactile Interaction with Humans: General Patterns and Individual Differences

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    | Contributor(s):: Fife-Cook, I., Franks, B.

    The study of human-animal interactions has provided insights into the welfare of many species. To date, however, research has largely focused on human relationships with captive mammals, with relatively little exploration of interactions between humans and other vertebrates, despite non-mammals...

  4. The cohabitation of humans and urban cats in the anthropocene: the clash of welfare concepts

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    | Contributor(s):: Jaros, F.

    Urban environments are inhabited by several types of feline populations, which we can differentiate as feral cats, free-roaming pets, and confined pets. Due to a shift in the cultural representation of cats from pest controllers to companion animals, cats living semi-independently of humans are...

  5. Cortisol levels of shelter dogs in animal assisted interventions in a prison: an exploratory study

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    | Contributor(s):: D'Angelo, D., D'Ingeo, S., Ciani, F., Visone, M., Sacchettino, L., Avallone, L., Quaranta, A.

    Previous studies regarding the Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) have mainly focused on the beneficial effects of human-animal interactions on human health; whereas the impact of such activities on the welfare of the animals involved has received limited attention. So far, few studies have...

  6. A conceptual model of the human-animal relationships dynamics during newborn handling on cow-calf operation farms

    | Contributor(s):: Costa, F. de O., Valente, T. S., Toledo, L. M. de, Ambrosio, L. A., Campo, M. del, Costa, M. J. R. P. da

  7. Effects of physical enrichment items and social housing on calves’ growth, behaviour and response to novelty

    | Contributor(s):: Zhang, Chenyu, Juniper, Darren T., Meagher, Rebecca K.

  8. Personality of killer whales (Orcinus orca) is related to welfare and subjective well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Úbeda, Yulán, Ortín, Sara, Robeck, Todd R., Llorente, Miquel, Almunia, Javier

  9. Lateralized emotional functioning in domestic animals

    | Contributor(s):: Siniscalchi, Marcello, d’Ingeo, Serenella, Quaranta, Angelo

  10. Risk factors for aggression in adult cats that were fostered through a shelter program as kittens

    | Contributor(s):: O'Hanley, K. A., Pearl, D. L., Niel, L.

  11. Habituation of common eland (Taurotragus oryx) to intensive routine handling, and the effect of immunocastration thereon

    | Contributor(s):: Musa, Abubakar S., Needham, Tersia, Kotrba, Radim, Neradilova, Silvie, Ganswindt, Andre, Ceacero, Francisco

  12. Escaping the gilded cage: Could COVID-19 lead to improved equine welfare? A review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, Jo, Furtado, Tamzin

  13. Self- and conspecific-directed pecking behavior of commercial Pekin ducks

    | Contributor(s):: Dong, Yiru, Karcher, Darrin M., Erasmus, Marisa A.

    2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052230168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105223text

  14. Investigating the Impact of Brief Outings on the Welfare of Dogs Living in US Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Barber, R. T., Feuerbacher, E. N., Platzer, J. M., Wynne, C. D. L.

  15. Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom

    | Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.

  16. Evaluation of Horses’ Daytime Activity Budget in a Model of Ethological Stable: A Case Study in Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Marliani, Giovanna, Sprocatti, Ilaria, Schiavoni, Giulia, Bellodi, Andrea, Accorsi, Pier Attilio

  17. An Observational Study of the Behaviour of Captive Rehabilitant Sun Bears (Helarctos malayanus)

    | Contributor(s):: Forbes, Giverny, Crudge, Brian, Lewis, Kate, Officer, Kirsty, Descovich, Kris

  18. Associations between On-farm Welfare, Milk Production, and Reproductive Performance in Dairy Herds in Northwestern Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Bugueiro, Ana, Fouz, Ramiro, Diéguez, Francisco J.

  19. Social proximities of developing gorilla males (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in European zoos: The consequences of castration and social composition

    | Contributor(s):: Létang, Benoit, Mulot, Baptiste, Alerte, Vanessa, Bionda, Thomas, Britton, Lisa, ter Meulen, Tjerk, Szánthó, János, Guéry, Jean-Pascal, Sueur, Cédric

  20. Effect of animal’s experience and rodeo procedures on behaviour of bucking horses at a large commercial rodeo in Canada

    | Contributor(s):: Goldhawk, Christy, Grandin, Temple, Pajor, Ed