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  1. Horse Husbandry in Colonial Virginia: An Analysis of Probate Inventories in Relation to Environmental and Social Changes

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kimberly Peck

    Despite the vast amount of zooarchaeological research that has been done on livestock in Colonial Virginia, little is known about the role of the horse in society and the environment before the American Revolution. The image provided by the current literature on the subject is fairly general and...

  2. State Zoonotic Disease Program Structure in the United States: Implications for Local Public Health

    Theses | Contributor(s): Dustin W. Ratliff

    Objective: The purpose of this research was to assess to current status of zoonotic disease biosurveillance in the United States.Methods: A questionnaire was administered to 53 state zoonotic disease program representatives in the United States and Puerto Rico. The questionnaire assessed the...

  3. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: A study of U.S. practitioners trained by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Notgrass, Clayton Gregory

  4. 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...

  5. The zooarchaeology of great house sites in the San Juan Basin of the American Southwest

    Theses | Contributor(s): Shaw Badenhorst

    This dissertation considers animal remains from great houses in the San Juan Basin of the American Southwest. The archaeofauna from an outlying great house, Albert Porter Pueblo in the central Mesa Verde region, occupied between Pueblo II and III (A.D. 1020-1280), indicates that turkey increased...

  6. 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...

  7. A comparison of zoo animal behavior in the presence of familiar and unfamiliar people

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Martin, R. A., Melfi, V.

    As recorded in domestic nonhuman animals, regular interactions between animals in zoos and keepers and the resulting relationship formed (human-animal relationship [HAR]) are likely to influence the animals' behaviors with associated welfare consequences. HAR formation requires that zoo animals...

  8. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...

  9. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  10. Company human-animal interaction in the municipality of Paragominas, southeast of ParaInteracao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Santos, R. C. B., Moura, K. B., Sousa e Sousa, E., Oliveira, R. A. de, Soares, B. C., Melo, W. de O.

    Objective of this study was to characterize the creation of companion animals raised in the southeastern region of Para. The study was conducted in the municipality of Paragominas-PA, from June to July 2015. The method used in data collection was the survey with questionnaires containing open...

  11. Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ward, S. J., Melfi, V.

    Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...

  12. Effect of adopters' lifestyles and animal-care knowledge on their expectations prior to companion-animal guardianship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): O'Connor, R., Coe, J. B., Niel, L., Jones-Bitton, A.

    Human expectations can greatly affect the human-companion animal relationship, sometimes putting nonhuman animals at risk for relinquishment. At 20 animal shelters in Southern Ontario, Canada, potential adopters ( N=234) completed a questionnaire regarding their lifestyle, companion animal-care...

  13. Analysis of dog adoption success and failure using surveys with vignettes

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hill, S. E., Murphy, N. C.

    Adoption success of dogs who serve as companion animals was analyzed via surveys with vignettes. The researchers administered surveys with vignettes to animal shelter employees, veterinarians, and other animal-care professionals in Eastern North Carolina. Logistic and linear regression analyses...

  14. Shelter-specific occupational stress among employees in animal shelters

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schneider, M., Roberts, J.

    In the past 10 years a small number of articles have examined the personal and organizational costs associated with euthanasia-related strain among employees in animal shelters. However, there is very little research focusing on a wider range of potential stressors especially without a...

  15. Coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys ( Sapajus spp.)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ferreira, R. G., Mendl, M., Wagner, P. G. C., Araujo, T., Nunes, D., Mafra, A. L.

    Studies on diverse species indicate the existence of individual differences in stress coping strategies labelled as 'proactive' and 'reactive'. Identifying taxonomic distribution of such coping strategies is fundamental to evolutionary models and to management of captive animals. Capuchin...

  16. Management and design of hospital pens relative to behavior of the compromised dairy cow: a questionnaire survey of Iowa dairy farms

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fogsgaard, K. K., Herskin, M. S., Gorden, P. J., Timms, L. L., Shearer, J. K., Millman, S. T.

    Compromised dairy cows, such as those suffering from illness or injury, are likely to have different behavioral priorities and needs compared to healthy cows. Although hospital pens are typically required in animal welfare standards and assessment programs, there is surprisingly little...

  17. State Policies on Service Dogs for Military Veterans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reed, J. B.

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  19. Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eckerd, Lizabeth M., Barnett, James E., Jett-Dias, Latishia

  20. Your child's first pet: Some advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Knopf, Alison