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  1. Discussion of Animal Stem Cells in the Classroom: Engaging Students through the Lens of Veterinary Medicine

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Farenga, Stephen J., Niess, Daniel, Hutchinson, Michael

  2. Human-Animal Relations beyond the Zoo: The Quest for a More Inclusive Sustainability Education

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sjögren, Hanna, Gyberg, Per, Henriksson, Malin

  3. Assessing the dog: a theoretical analysis of the companion animal's actions in human-animal interactions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vitztum, C., Urbanik, J.

    Companion animals are proposed as valuable assets in human-animal interaction (HAI) for human-health interventions. The benefit of a HAI is presumably based on the interaction between the two species. Although the actions and reactions of the human are routinely evaluated, nominal consideration...

  4. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  5. On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schwarz, S.

    This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to decrease the risk of heart disease; and function of dogs in rescue, animal assisted therapy and...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): May, D. K., Seivert, N. P., Cano, A., Casey, R. J., Johnson, A.

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned with established standards of intervention research. This critical review assesses current research...

  7. Effects of an insect-mediated mental healthcare program for mentally disordered children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jun, YoungSoon, Bae, SungMin, Shin, TaeYoung, Lee, SeungHee, Gwak, WonSeok, Ahn, YongOh, Kim, InHui, Lee, SeeNae, Kim, DongJun, Kim, TaeHo, Woo, SooDong

    Insects are the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, representing more than one-half of all known living organisms, and are found in nearly every environment. Recently, the importance of insects as food sources or as pets has increased in many countries, including Korea. In addition,...

  8. Healing partners: The integration of a therapy animal in feminist family therapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Rogers, Teresa

  9. Affiliation in human-animal interaction

    Books | Contributor(s): Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen

  10. Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.

    The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease eradication programme called Healthier Goats (HG). The aim of this study was to apply an on-farm welfare...

  11. Toileting troubles part 1: factors influencing house soiling in cats and dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tomlinson, C.

    The discovery of faeces and urine in the home is a common annoyance for owners of cats and dogs and is often perceived, incorrectly, as an inevitable part of pet ownership. Lack of early intervention can lead to long-term house soiling; this can be exasperating and put strain on the human-animal...

  12. The impact of therapeutic riding for people with disabilities on variables related to mental health

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schneider, M. S., Harley, L. P.

    Substantial anecdotal evidence and some research indicate that therapeutic riding for people with disabilities has a positive impact on mental health. There is similar evidence showing that equine programs that include a psychotherapeutic component also have a positive impact. However, much of...

  13. A survey of veterinarians' attitudes toward euthanasia of companion animals in Japan

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sugita, H., Irimajiri, M.

    This study investigated veterinarians' attitudes toward euthanasia of companion animals in Japan. A nationwide survey was conducted with 932 veterinarians in small animal practices. It examined the number of times they administered euthanasia, their moral criteria for choosing euthanasia for...

  14. A prospective exploration of farm, farmer, and animal characteristics in human-animal relationships: an epidemiological survey

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roches, A. de B. des, Veissier, I., Boivin, X., Gilot-Fromont, E., Mounier, L.

    Human-animal relationships are essential for dairy farming. They affect work comfort and efficiency, as well as milk production. A poor human-animal relationship can result in stress and accidents to both animals and caretakers and needs to be improved. However, many studies have demonstrated...

  15. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ruckert, J. H.

    This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...

  16. The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Miresan, V.

    Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...

  17. Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris) in central India

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef

    To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...

  18. Walking the thylacine: records of indigenous companion animals in Australian narrative and photographic history

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Philip, J., Garden, D.

    This report examines the history and significance of indigenous companion animals within traditional Aboriginal society and in early Euro-Australian settlements. Working from historical photographic and anthropological records, the project constructs a visual and written record of these...

  19. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Payne, E., Dearaugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.

    This article reviews evidence for the existence of attachment bonds directed toward humans in dog-human and horse-human dyads. It explores each species' alignment with the four features of a typical attachment bond: separation-related distress, safe haven, secure base and proximity seeking....

  20. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.

    Zoological institutions develop human-animal interaction opportunities for visitors to advance missions of conservation, education, and recreation; however, the animal welfare implications largely have yet to be evaluated. This behavioral study was the first to quantify impacts of guest feeding...