Human-directed behaviour in goats is not affected by short-term positive handling
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...
Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being
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...
Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of French Facilities
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)...
Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities
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;...
Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study
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...
Pinnipeds and PTSD: An Analysis of a Human-Animal Interaction Case Study Program for a Veteran
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...
Beaver management in Norway : a model for continental Europe?
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....
Training Technologies. Science, Humans and Dogs in the Age of Positive Dog Training
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,...
Academic Institutions and One Health: Building Capacity for Transdisciplinary Research Approaches to Address Complex Health Issues at the Animal–Human–Ecosystem Interface
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...
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
Review of the Research: Are Therapy Dogs in Classrooms Beneficial?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kropp, Jerri J.
The Impact of a Therapy Dog Program on Children's Reading Skills and Attitudes toward Reading
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kirnan, Jean
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
Horses Helping Children Grow
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Graham, Louise B.
Beyond Therapy Dogs: Coordinating Large-Scale Finals Week Activities
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Flynn, Holly
Hunting for Nature's Treasures or Learning from Nature?: The Narrative Ambivalence of the Ecotechnological Turn
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): van der Hout, Sanne
RAW DATA: Making Relations Matter
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walford, Antonia
METHODS FOR MULTISPECIES ANTHROPOLOGY: Thinking with Salmon Otoliths and Scales
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Swanson, Heather Anne
Humanity at the Edge: The Moral Laboratory of Feeding Precarious Lives
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Svendsen, Mette N.
Comment: Reflections on Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians, and Vampires
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sutton, David