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  1. The Human-Animal Bond and Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress

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    This study explored the lived experiences of Operational Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) service members with combatrelated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms who had a companion animal postdeployment. Twelve OEF and OIF veterans participated in...

  2. Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being

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    It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...

  3. Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities

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    Animal hoarding is a severe problem in the field of human-animal interaction. The goal of this study was to assess the current situation of animal hoarding in Germany. Reports of animal hoarding cases were collected from animal shelters and public media between January 2012 and December 2015;...

  4. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

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    Background We focused on human-animal interaction (HAI) as an important aspect of social functioning at the individual level, framing this emerging field from a public health perspective. Methods Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2012 HAI module, we describe the...

  5. The Effect of Pet Ownership on ESL Students' U.S. Academic Success

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    This study examines the academic success of English as a second language (ESL) students based on ownership of and/or relationship with a pet, due to pets’ ability to benefit and support their owners. A survey was compiled for middle school, ESL students in the Fayetteville, Arkansas...

  6. Comment: Reflections on Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians, and Vampires

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  7. "A Super Wild Story": Shared Human-Pigeon Lives and the Questions They Beg

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  8. Snared: Ethics and Nature in Animal Protection

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  9. More-than-toad: Conflicts and Ruminations in Cane Toad Management

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  10. Written and spoken words: representations of animals and intimacy

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  11. Zoonotic diagrams: mastering and unsettling human-animal relations

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  12. Review: Donna J Haraway, Manifestly Haraway: The Cyborg Manifesto, The Companion Species Manifesto, Companions in Conversation (with Cary Wolfe)

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  13. Why Not the City?: Urban Hawk Watching and the End of Nature

    Journal Articles

  14. Animal geographies I

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  15. Therapeutic landscapes and non-human animals: the roles and contested positions of animals within care farming assemblages

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  16. Therapeutic landscapes and non-human animals: the roles and contested positions of animals within care farming assemblages

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  17. Therapeutic landscapes and non-human animals: the roles and contested positions of animals within care farming assemblages

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  18. What makes human-animal relations 'organizational'? The de-scription of anthrozootechnical agencements

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  19. The Processing of Human Emotional Faces by Pet and Lab Dogs: Evidence for Lateralization and Experience Effects

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    From all non-human animals dogs are very likely the best decoders of human behavior. In addition to a high sensitivity to human attentive status and to ostensive cues, they are able to distinguish between individual human faces and even between human facial expressions. However, so far little...

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

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    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,...