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Exploring the Role of Communication in Companion Animal Obesity in the Veterinary Practice
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Contributor(s):: Alexandra Phillips, Cindy Adams (adviser)
Veterinarians are tasked with an important communication challenge when treating obese cats and dogs, as obesity among pets remains a prevalent health and welfare concern. Our objectives were to 1) foster further understanding of the owner and veterinary perspectives of the complex factors that...
The Animals in Our Stories: Reading Human-Animal History, Kinship, and Inheritance in Asian Diasporic Literature
Contributor(s):: Nandini Thiyagarajan
This dissertation approaches literary animals in Asian diasporic novels through the concept of drawing close. I am interested in how literary animals can communicate an endeavour to draw animals close, and how literary representations of this closeness imagine normative human-animal...
Feline Obesity in Veterinary Medicine: Insights from a Thematic Analysis of Communication in Practice
Contributor(s):: Alexandra M. Phillips, Jason B. Coe, Melanie J. Rock, Cindy L. Adams
Feline obesity has become a common disease and important animal welfare issue. Little is known about how, or how often, veterinarians and feline-owning clients are addressing obesity during clinical appointments. The purpose of this qualitative study was to characterize verbal and non-verbal...
Dialogic dogs and phatic felines: speaking to and through our pets
Contributor(s):: Nicole M. Dufour
While many pet owners acknowledge that they speak to their pet, Pet Communication has remained mostly overlooked by researchers. Through discourse analysis, this thesis is an attempt to analyze Pet Communication, which deals with human speech to a pet, about a pet, or through a pet. I analyze...
Problematising upstream technology through speculative design: the case of quantified cats and dogs
Contributor(s):: Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, Conor Linehan, Tom Feltwell, Lisa Hopkins
There is growing interest in technology that quantifies aspects of our lives. This paper draws on critical practice and speculative design to explore, question and problematise the ultimate consequences of such technology using the quantification of companion animals (pets) as a case study. We...
The Haptic Creature : social human-robot interaction through affective touch
Contributor(s):: Steven John Yohanan
Emotion communication is an important aspect of social interaction. Affect display research from psychology as well as social human-robot interaction has focused primarily on facial or vocal behaviors, as these are the predominant means of expression for humans. Much less attention, however, has...
Animal-assisted dyadic therapy: A therapy model promoting development of the reflective function in the parent-child bond
Contributor(s):: Shani, L.
Communicating with Pet Owners About Obesity: Roles of the Veterinary Health Care Team
Contributor(s):: Churchill, J., Ward, E.
A Dying Man's Wish Fulfilled
Contributor(s):: Cohen, S. I.
An Interactive Teddy Bear Clinic Tour: Teaching Veterinary Students How to Interact with Young Children
Contributor(s):: Dalley, J. S., Creary, P. R., Durzi, T., McMurtry, C. M.
Psychiatric Nurses' Views on Caring: Patients and Canine Companions
Contributor(s):: King, C.
Emerging SAESA communication challenges
Contributor(s):: Milani, M.
Incorporating one health into medical education
Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, P. M., Natterson-Horowitz, B. J., Kahn, L. H., Kock, R., Pappaioanou, M.
The Effects of the Presence of An Animal on Anxiety and Communication
Contributor(s):: Benjamin T. Nielsen
Mājdzīvnieku loma vientulības mazināšanā: dzīvnieki kā cilvēku aizstājēji
Contributor(s):: Maija Jaunzeme
Vientulība ir universāls, tomēr joprojām līdz galam neizprasts fenomens gan zinātnē, gan sabiedrībā. Vientulības cēloņi var būt dažādi, taču tie vienmēr saistīti ar atšķirtību- vai nu sociālu vai emocionālu. Lai mazinātu vientulības sajūtu, ir nepieciešama kvalitatīva komunikācija,...
Communication between animals and humans: language, understanding and matters of attitude in human-animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Sandra Grötsch
Sandra Grötsch, University of Oulu, Finland Conversation strategies between animals and humans. Language,understanding and matters of attitude in human-animal interaction. Literature and especially fantasy literature provides us with numerous examples of conversation types between animals...
Comunicação na prática clínica veterinária de animais de companhia
Contributor(s):: Mara Cristina Varela da Silva Duarte
A comunicação é imprescindível na prática clínica veterinária e é uma das capacidades mais utilizadas no dia-a-dia de um veterinário. A importância de uma boa comunicação veterinário – dono surge pelo...
Goats Display Audience-Dependent Human-Directed Gazing Behaviour in a Problem-7 Solving Task
Contributor(s):: Christian Nawroth, Jemma M. Brett, Alan G. McElligott
Domestication is an important factor driving changes in animal cognition and behaviour. In particular, the capacity of dogs to communicate in a referential and intentional way with humans is considered a key outcome of how domestication as a companion animal shaped the canid brain. However, the...
California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) Can Follow Human Finger Points and Glances
Contributor(s):: Thomas Arkwright, Raphaelle Malassis, Toby Carter, Fabienne Delfour
The aim of this study was to determine whether California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) are capable of using subtle human gestural cues in a series of object choice tests. Four sea lions, housed at Parc Astérix Dolphinarium (Plailly, France), were tested using three gestural cues:...
Bottlenose Dolphins' (Tursiops truncatus) Theory of Mind as Demonstrated by Responses to their Trainers' Attentional States
Contributor(s):: Masaki Tomonaga, Yuka Uwano
The present study examined the ability of dolphins to follow the gestural signs presented by humantrainers in various attentional states in order to understand the social cognition of dolphins. Thehuman trainers enacted the gestural signs by orienting their bodies and heads in different...