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  1. Bites dog people: general characteristics

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova

    The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...

  2. Using animal communication strategy (ACS) for MANET routing

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): T. Manimegalai, C. Jayakumar, G. Gunasekaran

    A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a network of wireless nodes with high mobility. Mobile nodes change their position quickly in any direction and speed, and follow an infrastructure-less network. Although there are many mobility models and protocols available to find the path between any two...

  3. The islamic code of animal - human relationships

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A-H.B.A. Masri

  4. Risk behaviors for disease transmission among petting zoo attendees

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): M. McMillian, J.R. Dunn, J.E. Keen, K.L. Brady, T.F. Jones

    To evaluate risk behaviors for transmission of zoonotic diseases at petting zoos during a period without a recognized disease outbreak. Observational survey with environmental microbiologic sampling. 6 petting zoos in Tennessee. Attendees were observed for animal and environmental contact,...

  5. Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robyn Lawes

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. Today, the American Humane Association postulates that the...

  6. Current Perspectives on Therapy Dog Welfare in Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Maria Glenk

    Research into the effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) has primarily addressed human health outcomes. In contrast, only few publications deal with the therapy dog experience of AAIs. This paper provides an overview on potential welfare threats that therapy dogs may encounter and...

  7. Owners' Perceptions of Their Animal's Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jessica K. Walker, Natalie K. Waran, Clive J.C. Phillips

    The loss of a companion animal is recognised as being associated with experiences of grief by the owner, but it is unclear how other animals in the household may be affected by such a loss. Our aim was to investigate companion animals’ behavioural responses to the loss of a companion...

  8. Selection of Breeding Stock among Australian Purebred Dog Breeders, with Particular Emphasis on the Dam

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Veronika Czerwinski, Michelle McArthur, Bradley Smith, Philip Hynd, Susan Hazel

    Every year, thousands of purebred domestic dogs are bred by registered dog breeders. Yet, little is known about the rearing environment of these dogs, or the attitudes and priorities surrounding breeding practices of these dog breeders. The objective of this study was to explore some of the...

  9. Wildlife Encounters by Lewis and Clark: A Spatial Analysis of Interactions between Native Americans and Wildlife

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Andrea S. Laliberte, William J. Ripple

    The Lewis and Clark journals contain some of the earliest and most detailed written descriptions of a large part of the United States before Euro-American settlement. We used the journal entries to assess the influence of humans on wildlife distribution and abundance. Areas with denser human...

  10. The Effect of Pet Remedy on the Behaviour of the Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sienna Taylor, Joah Madden

    Stress-affected behaviour in companion animals can have an adverse effect on animal health and welfare and their relationships with humans. This stress can be addressed using chemical treatments, often in conjunction with behavioural therapies. Here, we investigated the efficacy of one...

  11. Sero-epidemiological and haematological studies on toxoplasmosis in cats,dogs and their owners in Lahore, Pakistan

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Azeem Shahzad, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Kamran Ashraf, Muhammad Avais, Khalid Pervez, Jawaria Ali Khan

    The current study was conducted to find out the epidemiological status of toxoplasmosis in cats, dogs and human population in Lahore city of Pakistan and to determine the possibility of transmission of toxoplasmosis from cats and dogs to their owners. Overall 56% cats were seropositive for...

  12. The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance: A One Health Consortium

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mark M. Rweyemamu, Peter Mmbuji, Esron Karimuribo, Janusz Paweska, Dominic Kambarage, Luis Neves, Jean-Marie Kayembe, Aaron Mweene, Mecky Matee

    Formed in 2008, the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) is a One Health consortium of academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals. Operating in partnership with world-renowned centres of research in industrialised...

  13. Science, policy, and the public discourse of shark "attacks": a proposal for reclassifying human-shark interactions.

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christopher Neff, Robert E. Hueter

    There are few phrases in the Western world that evoke as much emotion or as powerful an image as the words “shark” and “attack.” However, not all “shark attacks” are created equal. Under current labels, listings of shark attack may even include instances where...

  14. Changes in the Welfare of an Injured Working Farm Dog Assessed Using the Five Domains Model

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katherine E. Littlewood, David J. Mellor

    The present structured, systematic and comprehensive welfare evaluation of an injured working farm dog using the Five Domains Model is of interest in its own right. It is also an example for others wanting to apply the Model to welfare evaluations in different species and contexts. Six stages of...

  15. An Investigation into the Relationship between Owner Knowledge, Diet, and Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rosemary Norman, Alison P. Wills

  16. Early exposure to dogs and farm animals and the risk of childhood asthma

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tove Fall, Cecilia Lundholm, Anne K. Ortqvist, Katja Fall, Fang Fang, Ake Hedhammar, Olle Kampe, Erik Ingelsson, Catarina Almqvist

    IMPORTANCE: The association between early exposure to animals and childhood  asthma is not clear, and previous studies have yielded contradictory results.OBJECTIVE: To determine whether exposure to dogs and farm animals confers a risk  of asthma. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS:...

  17. The Rescue and Rehabilitation of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in Southeast Queensland

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily Burton, Andrew Tribe

    Koala populations in southeast Queensland are under threat from many factors, particularly habitat loss, dog attack, vehicle trauma and disease. Animals not killed from these impacts are often rescued and taken into care for rehabilitation, and eventual release back to the wild if deemed to be...

  18. Relationship Between Scarring and Dog Aggression in Pit Bull-Type Dogs Involved in Organized Dogfighting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katherine A. Miller, Rachel Touroo, C. Victor Spain, Kelly Jones, Pamela Reid, Randall Lockwood

    When pit bull-type dogs are seized in an investigation of organized dogfighting, heavily scarred dogs are often assumed to be highly dog aggressive due to a history of fighting. These dogs may be deemed dangerous and euthanized based on scarring alone. We analyzed our existing data on dogs...

  19. Moving beyond the "Five Freedoms" by Updating the "Five Provisions" and Introducing Aligned "Animal Welfare Aims"

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): David J. Mellor

    Although the Five Freedoms paradigm has been very influential in shaping animal welfare thinking for the last two decades, it has two key disadvantages. First, the focus on “freedom” from a range of negative experiences and states has been misunderstood in a number of quarters to...

  20. Factors Which Influence Owners When Deciding to Use Chemotherapy in Terminally Ill Pets

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jane Williams, Catherine Phillips, Hollie Marie Byrd

    Chemotherapy is a commonly integrated treatment option within human and animal oncology regimes. Limited research has investigated pet owners’ treatment decision-making in animals diagnosed with malignant neoplasia. Dog and cat owners were asked to complete an online questionnaire to...