Completed Master's Theses at the Messerli Research Institute


September 30th, 2019 | Kaja Salobir, MSc

Overimitation in dogs – dogs do copy irrelevant actions, but only of their owner

September 24th, 2019 | Mariia Shevchenko, MSc

An ethical examination of the inconsistencies of the human-pet relationship

August 20th, 2019 | Christina Maria Raudies, MSc

Characteristics and welfare of longterm shelter dogs

June 21st, 2019 | Lucie Pribylova, MSc

Quality of life assessment of blind people with and without a guide dog

July 31st, 2019 | Julia Mihatsch, MSc

The effects of injection of clove oil or isoeugenol on the behavior of goat kids

May 14th, 2019 | Monika Laschober, MSc

Midsession Reversal Learning in Kea (Nestor notabilis)


December 21th, 2018 | Helena Manzenreiter, MSc

Validation of the PetPaceTM collar as a method to measure heart rate in dogs during eye tracking studies

November 29th, 2018 | Lisa Fischer, MSc

Management practices in Lamas and alpacas and associations with caretakers' attitudes and animal behaviour

November 13th, 2018 | Teresa Pegger, MSc

Do owners and only owners serve as a secure base to their dogs in a problem-solving task?

November 8th, 2018 | Sabrina Ausserwöger, MSc

Temporal stability of intraspecific relationships in pet dogs

October 24th, 2018 | Roxanne Berthel, MSc

African Grey parrots do ot show spontaneous relational matching

September 26th, 2018 | Andrea Häusler, MSc

Influence of owner and household characteristics on provision of toys and activities to cats

April 4th, 2018 | Dr. Katrin Spiesberger

The effects of play behaviour, feeding and time of day on salivary lgA levels in calves

March 15th, 2018 | Viola Windsteig, MSc

Electromyographic activity of the equine longissimus dorsi muscle during induced back movements at stance

March 9th, 2018 | Verena Wesian, MSc

Behavioural responses of heifers towards stroking of the ventral neck or of different head-neck regions

Februar 22nd, 2018 | Denise Reiter, MSc

The influence of the milker's behaviour on social behaviour of dairy cows


November 17th, 2017 | Julia Schindlbauer, MSc

Effect of owners presence on object-manipulation in former shelter and family dogs: a sign of different attachment?

September 5th, 2017 | Christina Pranger, MSc

Effects of acute stress on the reliability of skin prick testing and mediator release: clinical study in healthy and allergic volunteers using the Trier social stress test

April 26th, 2017 | Doris Köbrunner, MSc.

Husbandry and welfare of pet ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) and owners' attitudes: a questionnaire survey


April 25th, 2016 | Dr. Irene Zimpernik

Morphological investigations on prehistoric and historic pig remains from Austrian archaelogical sites

November 8th, 2016 | Eleonore Haußner, MSc

Apples and oranges: achieving comparability between non-invasive strain and the needle criterion in animal experimental procedures of Directive 2010/63/EU

August 3rd, 2016 | Katrina Rosenberger, MSc

The effect of milk allowance on solid feed intake, growth and behaviour of Holstein dairy calves.

June 20th, 2016 | Judit Berczik, MSc

Long-term consistency in the behavior of pet dogs: Test-retest reliability of a personality test battery.

June 28th, 2016 | Mag. Patricia Käfer, MSc

Talking about animal on its own terms: A critique of languages as a defining momentum in understanding animal' states.

May 12th, 2016 | Lisinka Summer, MSc

Do domestic dogs show visual preferences for particular species and breeds in a free choice test? A touchscreen study. 

February 1st, 016 | Annika Huber, MSc

Empathic-like responding in dogs (Canis familiaris) to emotional sounds of humans and


September 10th, 2015 | Bettina Schreiner, MSc

Demethylation of equine sperm DNA during cryopreservation

August 15th, 2015 | Dr. Irene Fürdös, MSc

Clinical Studies in Veterinary Oncology at the Borderline between Preclinics and Clinical Trials: Critical Evaluation of Challenges and Opportunities

July 20th, 2015 | Madelaine Leitsberger, MSc

Objectification and anthropomorphism:
How advertisement contributes to instrumentalisation

March 20th, 2015 | Martina Muhr, MSc

Generation and characterization of a recombinant, soluble form of feline FcεRIα for chip diagnosis of cat allergy


October 30th, 2014 | Dóra Szabó, MSc

Testing the Generativity Theory in Kea (Nestor notabilis)

November 6th, 2014 | Mag. Cornelia Belik, MSc

On the human side of animal experiments. Preliminary research into a novel topic in the field of human-animal relationships



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