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  1. An experience sampling approach to investigating associations between pet presence and indicators of psychological wellbeing and mood in older Australians

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, P. C., Trigg, J. L., Godber, T., Brown, C.

    In this study we examined associations between pet ownership and presence and indicators of psychological wellbeing in older Australians, using an innovative, experience sampling methodology and a community-living sample of 68 adults, including 41 pet owners, all aged over 65 years. In response...

  2. Mandated reporting of suspected animal harm by Australian veterinarians: community attitudes

    Contributor(s):: Acutt, D., Signal, T., Taylor, N.

    Research demonstrates that animal abuse is linked with various forms of interpersonal violence and that veterinarians themselves are concerned about this link. However, Australian veterinarians are not currently mandated to report cases of suspected animal abuse (AA), a position outlined by the...

  3. Companion rabbit and companion bird management practices among a representative sample of guardians in Victoria, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.

    Although companion animal management practices used by caregivers can influence the welfare of the companion animals, there is little existing information about the ways in which people attempt to meet their companion animals' needs. A representative sample of rabbit guardians ( n=93,...

  4. Ethical issues concerning the public viewing of media broadcasts of animal cruelty

    Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C. M., Walsh, D. B., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Undercover filming is a method commonly used by animal activist groups to expose animal cruelty and it is important to consider the effects of publically releasing video footage of cruel practices on the viewers' mental health. Previously, we reported that members of the Australian public were...

  5. Holidaying with the family pet: No dogs allowed!

    Contributor(s):: Carr, Neil, Cohen, Scott

  6. The First Shared Online Curriculum Resources for Veterinary Undergraduate Learning and Teaching in Animal Welfare and Ethics in Australia and New Zealand

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    Contributor(s):: Jane Johnson, Teresa Collins, Christopher Degeling, Anne Fawcett, Andrew D. Fisher, Rafael Freire, Susan J. Hazel, Jennifer Hood, Janice Lloyd, Clive J.c. Phillips, Kevin Stafford, Vicky Tzioumis, Paul D. Mcgreevy

    The need for undergraduate teaching of Animal Welfare and Ethics (AWE) in Australian and New Zealand veterinary courses reflects increasing community concerns and expectations about AWE; global pressures regarding food security and sustainability; the demands of veterinary accreditation; and...

  7. A Reproductive Management Program for an Urban Population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus)

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    Contributor(s):: Andrew Tribe, Jon Hanger, Ian J. Mcdonald, Jo Loader, Ben J. Nottidge, Jeff J. McKee, Clive J.c. Phillips

    Traditionally, culling has been the expedient, most common, and in many cases, the only tool used to control free-ranging kangaroo populations. We applied a reproductive control program to a population of eastern grey kangaroos confined to a golf course in South East Queensland. The program aimed...

  8. Hopping Down the Main Street: Eastern Grey Kangaroos at Home in an Urban Matrix

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    Contributor(s):: Graeme Coulson, Jemma K. Cripps, Michelle E. Wilson

    Most urban mammals are small. However, one of the largest marsupials, the Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus, occurs in some urban areas. In 2007, we embarked on a longitudinal study of this species in the seaside town of Anglesea in southern Victoria, Australia. We have captured and tagged...

  9. Stunning Australia

    Contributor(s):: Probyn-Rapsey, F.

  10. Sugarbag dreaming: the significance of bees to Yolngu in Arnhem Land, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Fijn, N.

  11. Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2

    Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian

  12. Looking to the future: adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - a narrative study

    Contributor(s):: Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey, Imms, Christine

  13. Therapeutic seals come to Townsville

    Contributor(s):: Bodak, Marie, Harwood, June, Pether, Mary, Birks, Melanie

  14. Managing Livestock Species under Climate Change in Australia

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    Contributor(s):: S. Niggol Seo, Bruce McCarl

    This paper examines the vulnerabilities of major livestock species raised in Australia to climate change using the regional livestock profile of Australia of around 1,400 regions. The number of each species owned, the number of each species sold, and the aggregate livestock revenue across all...

  15. Do birdwatchers care about bird disturbance?

    Contributor(s):: Weston, M. A., Guay, P. J., McLeod, E. M., Miller, K. K.

    Little is known about how non-consumptive recreationists perceive their impacts on animals and how this relates to recreationist behavior. We surveyed attitudes and behaviors relating to bird disturbance of 179 birdwatchers who visited a world-renowned, restricted-access birdwatching destination...

  16. Social provisions of the human-animal relationship amongst 30 people living with HIV in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Hutton, V. E.

    Research on the relationship between humans and animals has identified some links between companion animals and physiological, psychological, and social benefits for the human. Adopting Robert Weiss's (1974) Theory of Social Provisions as a framework, this qualitative study explores the role of...

  17. Sur les traces de Garkman, la grenuille, dans le nord-est de la Terre d'Arnhem (Australie)

    Contributor(s):: Boll, Valérie M.

  18. Aboriginal dogmatics: canines in theory, myth and dogma

    Contributor(s):: Kolig, Erich

  19. Gulu-kula: dogs in Anbarra society, Arnhem land

    Contributor(s):: Meehan, Betty

  20. Hunting on heaven and earth : a comment on Knight

    Contributor(s):: Hayden, Brian