The relationship between physiology and behavior in dogs and cats

Published on May 6, 2017
· DOI :10.1002/9781119421313.CH4
Valarie V. Tynes1
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Leslie Sinn2
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(Northern Virginia Community College),
Colleen S. Koch1
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Last. Iwan A. Burgener (Leipzig University)H-Index: 16
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This study aimed to examine the aetiology of acute diarrhoea and the relapse rate in 100 client-owned dogs presented to a first-opinion clinic. History, physical examination, faecal testing and owner questionnaire data were collected at initial presentation (T0) and at either the time of relapse or at a recheck performed within 3 months. All dogs received treatment according to their clinical signs. Of 96 dogs that completed the study, 37 (38.5%) relapsed during the study period, 21 (21.9%) rela...
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#2Luciana TomasiH-Index: 8
Last. Jasimuddin Ahamed (Rockefeller University)H-Index: 23
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Introduction: Although ruptured atherosclerotic plaques have been extensively analyzed, the composition of thrombi causing arterial occlusion in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction has been less thoroughly investigated. We sought to investigate whether coagulant active tissue factor can be retrieved in thrombi of patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Methods: Nineteen patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction re...
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Abstract Dogs admitted to animal shelters exhibit behavioral and physiological signs of stress. Among these is activation of the body's primary stress-responsive system, the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. HPA activity provides a metric for assessing both the dog's physiological response to the shelter as well as the effectiveness of attempts to reduce this response. Glucocorticoid measures of HPA activation are high for days following entry into a shelter. Further, it is unclear if e...
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#1Jeffrey Slutsky (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 1
#2Karthik Raj (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 8
Last. Urs Giger (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 40
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Following the first identification of a disease-causing mutation in dogs in 1989 and the more recent completion of canine and feline genome sequences, much progress has been made in the molecular characterization of hereditary diseases in dogs and cats. To increase access to information on diagnosing hereditary diseases in dogs and cats, a web application has been developed to collect, organize and display information on available DNA tests and other supporting information, including gene and ch...
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#1Pernilla Foyer (Swedish National Defence College)H-Index: 4
#2Erik Wilsson (Swedish Armed Forces)H-Index: 7
Last. Per Jensen (Linköping University)H-Index: 53
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Early experiences may alter later behavioural expressions in animals and these differences can be consistent through adulthood. In dogs, this may have a profound impact on welfare and working ability and, it is therefore interesting to evaluate how experiences during the first weeks of life contribute to shaping the long-term behaviour. We analysed data from 503 dogs from 105 litters, bred at the Swedish Armed Forces Dog Kennel. For each dog, the data comprised information on dam and sire, sex, ...
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#1Nicole Cottam (Tufts University)H-Index: 9
#2Nicholas H. Dodman (Tufts University)H-Index: 25
Last. James C. Ha (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 19
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Abstract The effectiveness of the Anxiety Wrap on canine thunderstorm phobia (ThP) was investigated by comparing owner-reported Thunderstorm Anxiety Scores before and after the use of this product (n = 18). The mean Thunderstorm Anxiety Score associated with the fifth use of the Anxiety Wrap was 47% lower than the mean anxiety score that was generated before the use of the Anxiety Wrap ( P = 0.001). After 5 uses of the Anxiety Wrap, 89% of owners reported that it was at least partially effective...
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Practical relevance:Mammary tumours are among the most common neoplasms in both cats and dogs, but the prevalence of malignant histological types is far higher in cats (ratio of malignant:benign is at least 4:1).Clinical challenges:The more aggressive nature of mammary neoplasia in cats poses challenges for management. Prognosis is affected by tumour size and, therefore, early recognition and treatment of mammary tumours is paramount. Although the primary tumour can be excised surgically, no stu...
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#1Sue M. McDonnell (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 22
#2Jaime Miller (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 2
Last. Wendy Vaala (MSD: Merck & Co.)H-Index: 2
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To evaluate potential calming effects of alpha-casozepine on horses, we blindly compared behavior and training efficiency of adult semi-feral ponies treated with either alphacasozepine or control supplement during transition to domestic management and handling. Six ponies (three matched pairs) aged 2 to 8 years that had been reared and kept since birth under semi-feral social and environmental conditions were given either alpha-casozepine (1000 mg orally once daily for ponies weighing 160 to 205...
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#2Candace C. Croney (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 12
Last. Tony Buffington (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Feline interstitial cystitis (FIC) is a chronic pain syndrome of domestic cats. Cats with FIC have chronic, recurrent lower urinary tract signs (LUTS) and other comorbid disorders that are exacerbated by stressors. The aim of this study was to evaluate behavioral and physiological responses of healthy cats and cats diagnosed with FIC after exposure to a five day stressor. Ten healthy cats and 18 cats with FIC were housed at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (OSUVMC) vi...
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Meningioma is the most frequently observed primary brain tumour in cats. Usually, it is associated with an intracranial expansion with consequent brain compression, oedema and brain herniation. Typical features of feline intracranial meningiomas are hyperostosis of the adjacent bone and intratumoral mineralisation. We describe a 13-year-old male neutered cat with a 1-year history of behavioural change. At clinical and neurological examination the cat showed signs consistent with right-sided fore...
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Abstract The Shelter Quality protocol (SQP) is a concise and easily implemented tool for assessing dog welfare and to identify critical aspects of the shelter environment. A first version of the protocol has been modified to improve its performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of the measures included in the second version of the protocol (SQP2) by testing the interobserver agreement between two independent assessors. We evaluated the sensitivity of animal-based measure...