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  1. Ecology of zoonoses: natural and unnatural histories

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): William B. Karesh, Andy Dobson, James O. Lloyd-Smith, Juan Lubroth, Matthew A. Dixon, Malcolm Bennett, Stephen Aldrich, Todd Harrington, Pierre Formenty, Elizabeth H. Loh, Catherine C. Machalaba, Mathew Jason Thomas, David L. Heymann

    More than 60% of human infectious diseases are caused by pathogens shared with wild or domestic animals. Zoonotic disease organisms include those that are endemic in human populations or enzootic in animal populations with frequent cross-species transmission to people. Some of these diseases...

  2. Triads in Equine-Assisted Social Work Enhance Therapeutic Relationships with Self-Harming Adolescents

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Catharina Carlsson

    Despite an increasing number of studies, there is still a lack of knowledge about the unique features that underlie the process in equine assisted social work (EASW). This study aimed to reveal, through qualitative methods, the dyads within the triad that become stronger during the process of...

  3. Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sophie S Hall, Hannah F Wright, Daniel S Mills

    There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...

  4. Social Interaction with an "Unidentified Moving Object" Elicits A-Not-B Error in Domestic Dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anna Gergely, Anna B Compton, Ruth C Newberry, Adam Miklosi

    Mechanical “unidentified moving objects” (UMO’s) are useful for controlled investigations into features of social interaction that generate cooperativeness and positive social affiliation in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). We hypothesized that, if a UMO interacted socially...

  5. Relationship between sociability toward humans and physiological stress in dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yoon-Joo Shin, Nam-Shik Shin

    Sociability is an essential trait for dogs to successfully interact with humans. In this study, the relationship between sociability and physiological stress was examined. Additionally, whether differences exist between companion dogs (C group) and shelter dogs (S group) was examined. Overall,...

  6. The companion dog as a model for human aging and mortality

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): jessica m hoffman, Kate E. Creevy, Alexander Franks, Dan G O'Neill, Daniel E. L. Promislow

    Around the world, human populations have experienced large increases in average lifespan over the last 150 years, and while individuals are living longer, they are spending more years of life with multiple chronic morbidities. Researchers have used numerous laboratory animal models to...

  7. Do Lambs Perceive Regular Human Stroking as Pleasant? Behavior and Heart Rate Variability Analyses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katie Osborn, Marjorie Coulon, Raymond Nowak, Julie Peyrat, Herve Chandeze, Alain Boissy, Xavier Boivin

    Stroking by humans is beneficial to the human-animal relationship and improves welfare in many species that express intraspecific allogrooming, but very few studies have looked at species like sheep that do not express such contact except around parturition. This study investigated the way lambs...

  8. Online videos indicate human and dog behaviour preceding dog bites and the context in which bites occur

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sara C. Owczarczak-Garstecka, Francine Watkins, Rob Christley, Carri Westgarth

    YouTube videos of dog bites present an unexplored opportunity to observe dog bites directly. We recorded the context of bites, bite severity, victim and dog characteristics for 143 videos and for 56 videos we coded human and dog behaviour before the bite. Perceived bite severity was derived...

  9. One health: the importance of companion animal vector-borne diseases

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Michael J Day

    The international prominence accorded the 'One Health' concept of co-ordinated activity of those involved in human and animal health is a modern incarnation of a long tradition of comparative medicine, with roots in the ancient civilizations and a golden era during the 19th century...

  10. Interspecies interactions and potential Influenza A virus risk in small swine farms in Peru

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sarah McCune, Carmen S Arriola, Robert H Gilman, Martin A Romero, Viterbo Ayvar, Vitaliano A Cama, Joel M Montgomery, Armando E Gonzales, Angela M Bayer

    The recent avian influenza epidemic in Asia and the H1N1 pandemic demonstrated that influenza A viruses pose a threat to global public health. The animal origins of the viruses confirmed the potential for interspecies transmission. Swine are hypothesized to be prime "mixing vessels" due...

  11. Zoo Animal Welfare: The Human Dimension

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cole, J., Fraser, D.

  12. Vegetative symptoms and behaviour of the therapy-accompanying dog of a chronically suicidal patient

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sarlon, J.

  13. To a Future Where Everyone Can Walk a Dog Even if They Don't Own One

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chen, E. Y.

    2018Front Public Health63492296-2565 (Print)2296-256510.3389/fpubh.2018.00349engDepartment of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States.text

  14. Sole causal therapy worsens outcome as compared to no therapy and combined causal and goal-directed supportive therapy in ovine septic shock

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kampmeier, T. G.

  15. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy as an Adjunct to Intensive Family Preservation Services

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Flynn, E.

  16. [Randomised controlled study of inter-hemispheric electroencephalographic coherence following assisted therapy with dolphins in children with autism spectrum disorders]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ortiz-Sanchez, P.

  17. Rabbit meat in need of a hat-trick: from tradition to innovation (and back)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Petracci, M.

  18. Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O'Hair

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stumbo, S. P., Yarborough, B. J. H.

  19. The Other Animal of Transplant's Future

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sharp, L. A.

  20. A meta-analysis of Animal Assisted Interventions targeting pain, anxiety and distress in medical settings

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Waite, T. C.