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Company human-animal interaction in the municipality of Paragominas, southeast of ParaInteracao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para

By R. C. B. Santos, K. B. Moura, E. Sousa e Sousa, R. A. de Oliveira, B. C. Soares, W. de O. Melo

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Objective of this study was to characterize the creation of companion animals raised in the southeastern region of Para. The study was conducted in the municipality of Paragominas-PA, from June to July 2015. The method used in data collection was the survey with questionnaires containing open and closed questions in order to obtain qualitative and quantitative data. Pets owners (n=453) were approached at his residence to collect data. Deliberately sought to identify some places where the collections were made, so that comtemplasse high class neighborhoods, medium, and low. The results were processed using IBM SPSS Statistics software, which were made the descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. Among the participants tutors, 77.04% were adults, and 57.80% females, where the majority had household income of up to three minimum wages (62.5%) and completed high school (30.2%) where 81% had pets, with prevalence for dogs (81.5%). It found an average of 1.2 animals per household, acquired mainly by adoption (40.73%) and 47.09% created for company. It was found that only 6% received all vaccines, where 47.46% of the tutors did not know or did not remember what it was zoonoses and 42.2% provided home-cooked food, 8.6% adopt castration techniques and 44.7% claim routinely go to pet shops. It needs greater awareness of the population to care for the handling of animals reducing the risks of diseases, especially zoonoses.

Publication Title Acta Veterinaria Brasilica
Volume 10
Issue 1
Pages 55-62
ISBN/ISSN 1981-5484
Language Portuguese
Author Address Universidade Federal Rural da Amazonia-UFRA, Paragominas, PA, Brazil.waldjaniomelo@zootecnista.com.br
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  • Santos, R. C. B.; Moura, K. B.; Sousa e Sousa, E.; Oliveira, R. A. de; Soares, B. C.; Melo, W. de O. (2016), "Company human-animal interaction in the municipality of Paragominas, southeast of ParaInteracao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para," http://habricentral.org/resources/57743.

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  1. Animal health and hygiene
  2. Animal nutrition
  3. Animals
  4. Animal welfare
  5. Anthropology
  6. Brazil
  7. Canidae
  8. Canine
  9. Carnivores
  10. Castration
  11. Cats
  12. Control
  13. Countries
  14. Developing countries
  15. Diseases
  16. Dogs
  17. Ecology
  18. Latin America
  19. Mammals
  20. Nutrition
  21. Ownership
  22. pet care
  23. pet foods
  24. Pets and companion animals
  25. physiology
  26. Psychiatry and psychology
  27. Resistance and Immunity
  28. Social psychology and social anthropology
  29. South America
  30. surgery
  31. surveys
  32. Threshold
  33. United States of America
  34. vaccination
  35. vertebrates
  36. Veterinary sciences
  37. Zoology
  38. Zoonoses