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  1. Mapping of poverty and likely zoonoses hotspots

    Reports | Contributor(s): D. Grace, F. Mutua, P. Ochungo, R. Kruska, K. Jones, L. Brierley, L. Lapar, M. Said, M. Herrero, P.M. Phuc, N.B. Thao, I. Akuku, F. Ogutu

    The objective of this report is to present data and expert knowledge on poverty and zoonoses hotspots to inform prioritisation of study areas on the transmission of disease in emerging livestock systems in the developing world, where prevention of zoonotic disease might bring greatest benefit to...

  2. Asia - Human health risks from the human-animal interface

    Reports | Contributor(s): J. Otte, D. Grace

    Growing populations and rising living standards in ‘developing countries’ fuelincreasing consumption of food, particularly of higher value food items such as fruit, vegetables, andanimal source food (meat, milk, eggs and fish). Asia, with more than half of the world’s populationand its...

  3. Agriculture-associated diseases research at ILRI: Neglected zoonoses

    Reports | Contributor(s): E. Fèvre, D. Grace

    Neglected zoonoses thrive in neglected populations and impose burdens on both health and livelihoods. Integrated “One Health” approaches offer new promise in tackling these old diseases.

  4. Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) Program

    Reports | Contributor(s): Allie Phillips, J.D., Diana McQuarrie

    This is a program manual for Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK). The document includes information on animal assisted therapy and gives readers assistance in learning how to implement animal assisted therapy.

  5. Recommendations by the National District Attorneys Association Task Force on the Use of Therapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings

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    Allie Phillips has chaired the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Task Force on the Use ofTherapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings. The Task Force supports the inclusion of trained and registeredanimals that offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims , and the guidelines outlined...

  6. A Victim's Advocate supports therapy dogs in the courtroom

    Reports | Contributor(s): S. Parmalee

    A letter from Susan Parmalee, Victim Advocate, Office of the State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee, FL to lawmakers regarding the benefits of using of therapy dogs in courtrooms.

  7. 10 Considerations for Adding the Courts to Your Facility

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    A growing number of jurisdictions across the country are including the use of trained and registeredanimals – such as therapy and “facility” dogs – to offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims. TheNational District Attorneys Association assembled as task force in 2012 to offer...

  8. 5 Steps for Developing a Courthouse Therapy Dog Program in Your Jurisdiction

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    A list of steps for court personnel on the process of getting a Courthouse Therapy Dog Program.

  9. Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health Annual Report

    Reports | Contributor(s): College of Veterinary Medicine: University of Tennessee Knoxville

    The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and...

  10. Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health Annual Report

    Reports | Contributor(s): College of Veterinary Medicine: University of Tennessee Knoxville

    The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and...

  11. Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health Annual Report

    Reports | Contributor(s): College of Veterinary Medicine

    The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and...

  12. A Monarch's Best Friend: Dogs of Tudor England

    Reports | Contributor(s): Robert D. Franco

    The courtly pastimes of sixteenth-century Europe have received thorough analysis by scholars. However, some of the most prominent features of a European court were the pets that lived with nobles and courtiers. These animals have received little attention from historians, and the study of their...

  13. Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Pediatric Oncology Settings

    Reports | Contributor(s): Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris

    Focus groups and interviews were conducted at three U.S. children’s hospitals to gain the perspectives of staff, parents of pediatric oncology patients, adolescent cancer survivors, and therapy dog handlers regarding the role of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunctive intervention for...

  14. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report

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    Since December 2011, the Pfizer Foundationand Zoetis have sponsored AmericanHumane Association (AHA) in developingand executing an innovative research study –the Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC)Study – to investigate the impact of animalassistedtherapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients,...

  15. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report Executive Summary

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    Since December 2011, Zoetis and the PfizerFoundation have sponsored American HumaneAssociation in developing and executing the Caninesand Childhood Cancer (CCC) Study to investigate theeffects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients, their families, and the therapy dogs...

  16. Housecats and the Theory of Domestication

    Reports | Contributor(s): Heather Frigiola

    The history of feline-human companionship is not thoroughly understood. Nor is the theory of animal domestication fully agreed upon by scholars. The objective in the present commentary is threefold. The first is to review and critique the theory of animal domestication, favoring an evolutionary...

  17. Rewilding Education at the End of Nature

    Reports | Contributor(s): A. G. Rud

    This article examines the educational and scientific need for a return to nature. The author lists three problems that stem from a disconnect with nature: scientific illiteracy, indifference due to alienation, and a tired and spent epistemology; he suggests "rewilding" curriculum and teaching...

  18. AnS 495 and 496A: European Perspectives on Farm Animal Welfare in England and Scotland

    Reports | Contributor(s): Anna K. Johnson, Lee H. Kilmer

    Concern about the welfare of domesticated animals has increased dramatically in the United States and across many other industrialized countries. The issues involved are complex, and there is widespread disagreement both as to the extent of human responsibilities toward animals and how those...

  19. Independent Study 490A: Reasons for Giving Up a Dog at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa

    Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna L. Weimer, Anna K. Johnson, Paula Sunday, Tom Colvin

    It is important that when an owner decides to relinquish their canine that the information provided on the forms are accurate and not conflicting in detail.Therefore, the objectives of this study were to (1) identify the top three issues for why a canine is relinquished, (2) report on the...

  20. Independent Study 490A: What Were the Reasons for Why Adopters Choose a Black Dog Over Other Colors?

    Reports | Contributor(s): Brittney A. Carson, Anna K. Johnson, Paula Sunday, Tom Colvin

    Many animal shelters across the country have noticed that black dogs are not adopted as quickly as lighter colored dogs. This trend goes even further as a dog that is all black is not adopted as quickly as a black dog with one white toe or other small white flashing. Therefore, the objective of...