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  1. Human-directed behaviour in goats is not affected by short-term positive handling

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jan Langbein, Annika Krause, Christian Nawroth

    In addition to domestication, interactions with humans or task-specific training during ontogeny have been proposed to play a key role in explaining differences in human–animal communication across species. In livestock, even short-term positive interactions with caretakers or other...

  2. Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin

    It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...

  3. Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of French Facilities

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Claire Philippe-Peyroutet, Marine Grandgeorge

    Our survey of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) offered by French intervention facilities aimed to examine and describe the range of AAI for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children. We invited 2,302 facilities to reply to an online questionnaire. The responses to our survey (n = 386)...

  4. Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sophie Arnold, Henriette Mackensen, Evelyn Ofensberger, Brigitte Rusche

    Animal hoarding is a severe problem in the field of human-animal interaction. The goal of this study was to assess the current situation of animal hoarding in Germany. Reports of animal hoarding cases were collected from animal shelters and public media between January 2012 and December 2015;...

  5. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Megan Kiely Mueller, Nancy Dreschel, Regina M. Bures

    Background We focused on human-animal interaction (HAI) as an important aspect of social functioning at the individual level, framing this emerging field from a public health perspective. Methods Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2012 HAI module, we describe the...

  6. Pinnipeds and PTSD: An Analysis of a Human-Animal Interaction Case Study Program for a Veteran

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rachel A. Wortman, Theresa Vallone, Michele Karnes, Christine Walawander, Dion Daly, Bonnie Fox-Garrity

    The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a pinniped (grey and harbor seals) facilitated human-animal interaction pilot program on the self-reported PTSD-like symptoms of a veteran. This study analyzed preexisting, deidentified data that represented the participant’s scores...

  7. Beaver management in Norway : a model for continental Europe?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Howard Parker, Frank Rosell

    While Norway has been managing beaver (Castor fiber) for more than 150 years, most central European countries have little experience and none are presently harvesting beaver, despite rapidly growing populations and conflicts. Here we present the Norwegian beaver management model as an example....

  8. Training Technologies. Science, Humans and Dogs in the Age of Positive Dog Training

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ane Møller Gabrielsen

    The practices of dog training influence the lives of numerous dogs and dog owners, but have not received much academic attention in terms of empirical studies. Both humans and dogs are shaped through these practices, but as the conditions are partly determined by already established networks,...

  9. Academic Institutions and One Health: Building Capacity for Transdisciplinary Research Approaches to Address Complex Health Issues at the Animal–Human–Ecosystem Interface

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa K. Allen-Scott, Bonnie Buntain, Jennifer M. Hatfield, Andrea Meisser, Chris Thomas

    To improve health at the human, animal, and ecosystem interface, defined as One Health, training of researchers must transcend individual disciplines to develop a new process of collaboration. The transdisciplinary research approach integrates frameworks and methodologies beyond academic...

  10. Advances in Mental Health Care: Five N = 1 Studies on the Effects of the Robot Seal Paro in Adults with Severe Intellectual Disabilities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wagemaker, Eline

  11. Review of the Research: Are Therapy Dogs in Classrooms Beneficial?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kropp, Jerri J.

  12. The Impact of a Therapy Dog Program on Children's Reading Skills and Attitudes toward Reading

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kirnan, Jean

  13. Therapy Dogs in Academic Libraries: A Way to Foster Student Engagement and Mitigate Self-Reported Stress during Finals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jalongo, Mary Renck, McDevitt, Theresa

  14. Horses Helping Children Grow

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Graham, Louise B.

  15. Beyond Therapy Dogs: Coordinating Large-Scale Finals Week Activities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Flynn, Holly

  16. Hunting for Nature's Treasures or Learning from Nature?: The Narrative Ambivalence of the Ecotechnological Turn

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): van der Hout, Sanne

  17. RAW DATA: Making Relations Matter

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walford, Antonia

  18. METHODS FOR MULTISPECIES ANTHROPOLOGY: Thinking with Salmon Otoliths and Scales

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Swanson, Heather Anne

  19. Humanity at the Edge: The Moral Laboratory of Feeding Precarious Lives

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Svendsen, Mette N.

  20. Comment: Reflections on Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians, and Vampires

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sutton, David