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lease encourage all the Facebook members you know, to join the ABC as Associate members, or if they are able to comply with our current accreditation criteria, encourage them to apply for accreditation!

Attitudes of the Equestrian Public towards Equine End-of Life Decisions.

By Catherine Bell & Suzanne Rogers

 

Delayed death has been identified as a key welfare concern for the U.K. horse population, leading to prolonged suffering. Previous studies have identified common reasons for delaying euthanasia, including financial cost, emotional attachment, peer pressure, negative attitudes towards killing and poor recognition of behavioural indicators of equine pain and stress….

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do hope you enjoy this issue which has some interesting scientific articles as well as some fun and training articles. Sit back and enjoy!

The ABC are very excited about the online seminar coming up on the 7th June 2021 with Suzanne Clothier. This talk is on Multi-dog households. Details on the talk are at the end of the newsletter.

Food as a contextual cue in counterconditioning experiments: Is there a counterconditioning process?

By Judith L. Stella1 and Candace C. Croney1

Editor’s Note – Research has come a LONG way since this study was undertaken in the early 1980’s I do confess cringing at some of the descriptions of these experiments…

Experiments 1 and 2, the resistance to extinction of avoidance was greater if food was given during extinction of fear to the CS than if no food was given, even when exposure to the CS and numbers of food and no food confinement trials were equated. It is suggested that….

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A warm welcome to all our Associate members, and Accredited Consultants. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year and are staying safe and healthy.

Reminder about our talk coming up on the 15th March 2021. Flyer is further down in the Newsletter. Sit back and enjoy!

Environmental Aspects of Domestic Cat Care and Management: Implications for Cat Welfare

By Judith L. Stella1 and Candace C. Croney1

Domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) are the most commonly kept companion animals in the US with large populations of owned (86 million), free-roaming (70 million), research (13,000), and shelter (2-3 million) cats.

Vast numbers of cats are maintained in homes and other facilities each year and are reliant on humans for all of their care…

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Jan / Feb 2021

A warm welcome to all our Associate members, and Accredited Consultants. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year and are staying safe and healthy.

Some interesting articles in this issue. So, sit back and enjoy!

Investigating surgical challenges, legislation and scientific rigour, George Winter explores the impact of dog bites on public health.

In 2018, there were 8.9 million dogs in the UK, 6.6 million UK households own a dog, and between 1981 and 2015 there were 78 human deaths from dog bites in England and Wales. Surgical challenges include infection, dealing with arm and nose injuries and when to close a wound.

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Nov / Dec 2020

M erry Christmas From the ABC of SA On behalf of the ABC of SA Committee & Supporters, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, one and all a very Merry Christmas, and a Safe and Prosperous New Year!

The innate ability of dogs to detect predator scents

by Lydia Samuel1 · Charlotte Arnesen2 · Andreas Zedrosser2,3 · Frank Roles
Throughout the animal kingdom, antipredator mechanisms are an evolutionary driving force to enable the survival of species classified as prey.
Information regarding a predator’s location can be determined through chemosensory cues from urine, faeces, visual and/or acoustic signals and anal gland secretions; and in several lab and field-based studies it has been seen that these cues mediate behavioural changes within prey species.
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Awarm welcome to all our members and supporters. Lots of interesting articles and information in this issue. I hope you enjoy them.

Training bite inhibition in the dark

by Kama Brown

The idea that, through certain socialization protocols, we can train a dog as a youngster to inhibit its bite as an adult is the foundation for many aspects of living with dogs: When we choose to take puppies from their mother, how we socialize them the first 16 weeks, puppy class curriculum that includes puppy playtime, attendance in dog day-cares, etc.

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