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  1. Pit Bulls Today

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Hannah Nation

    The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that...

  2. The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Ming-Lee Yeh

    Purpose: This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan.Methods: Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy (AAT), this program included two stages. Based on a quasi-experimental research design, 58 elder residents with dementia in nursing...

  3. Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson

    Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...

  4. The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler

    Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia. Some universities are working to create supportive student communities and a more home-like...

  5. The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler

     Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia. Some universities are working to create supportive student communities and a more home-like...

  6. Service Dogs and How They Help Human Beings

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Anna Ercoli Schnitzer

    Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service...

  7. A Functional Tool for the Prioritization of Zoonotic Diseases in Ontario

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Victoria Ng, Jan M. Sargeant

    Presentation on the creation of a functional tool regarding prioritization of zoonotic diseases in Ontario including a discussion of disease criteria for prioritization and multi-criteria decision analysis.

  8. Hunters' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards Wildlife Disease in Ohio

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Pallavi Oruganti

     Ethnographic research is critical to understanding the human dimensions of wildlife diseases and management, as it allows us to understand the potential social contributors of disease transmission in specific populations. Hunters play a significant role in the ecology of wildlife disease...

  9. For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Rachel Lee

    Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served...

  10. Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows

    Presentations | Contributor(s): L.M. Hunt

    This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be part of farmers’ everyday life and become part of their sense of...

  11. A systematic review of zoonoses transmission and livestock/wildlife interactions: Preliminary findings

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Delia Grace, R. Kock, J. Rushton, F. Mutua, J.J. McDermott, D.U. Pfeiffer, B. Jones

  12. Politics, Policy, Profit and People: How They Help and Hinder Animal Welfare

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Jennifer Walker

    This information was presented the 2016 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference, organized by the PRO-DAIRY Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Softcover copies of the entire conference proceedings may be purchased at http:// ansci.cornell.edu/dm/ or by...

  13. Perceptions of Pit Bulls and Other Canine Breeds

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Mallary Paoli

    The purpose of this study is to research people’s attitudes towards pit bull breeds compared to other dog breeds. The term “pit bull” refers to a type of dog with certain physical features including a muscular and stocky build, short coats, and a large skull with a square jaw....

  14. What is the price of love? The ethics of ever-escalating medical care costs for companion animals

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Amanda Morgan Payne

    Medical and surgical procedures that previously only existed in the realm of human medicine have been making the move into the world of veterinary medicine. While these advancements can provide lifesaving treatments for beloved companion animals, there exists a grey area in which the application...

  15. Dog Behavior: An Evolutionary Perspective

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Laura Noel

    The behavior of the modern domesticated dog is heavily influenced in its evolutionary history. I studied the evolution of the domestic dog from its origins and applied this evolutionary history to understanding the behavior of domestic dogs, and how it differs from undomesticated canine species....

  16. All Weather Doghouse

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Marcus Catchpole

  17. Room to Roam: Using GPS to Determine the Effect of Exhibit Size and Herd Size on Zoo Elephant Movement

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Matthew Holdgate, Deborah A. Duffield, David J. Shepherdson

    Asian and African elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta spp.) are particularly susceptible to welfare concerns in zoological institutions due to their high intelligence, complex social structures, and sheer size. Zoo elephants are also limited by the space available to them, and the resulting...

  18. Filthy Cellars and Healthy Pets: Relationships between Public Health, Pets and Veterinarians in Cincinnati Prior to World War I

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Kelly Wenig

    In 1868, Board of Health officials in the city of Cincinnati declared that all animals had to be removed from the basements of city residences. In his report on the state of the city, health officer William C. Clendenin commented that “[t]he extent to which cellars are used throughout the...

  19. Information Literacy is Going to the Dogs

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Kathy Albertson

    In this First Year Experience course at Georgia Southern, students who chose to take the 2-credit course on America’s Obsession with Dogs learned about and applied information literacy skills as they researched topics of their choices. This workshop will share the activities used to keep...

  20. Pet Therapy

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Jesi Chavez (Gelbaum)

    The purpose of the project was to develop a pet therapy program for older adults, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund the program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Long Beach and West Orange County.