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  1. Geographically Apart, Attitudinally Very Close: A Comparison of Attitudes toward Animals between Romania and Mexico City

    Contributor(s):: Alina S. Rusu, Denisa Pop, Dennis C. Turner

    Among other regions, Romania and Mexico (particularly Mexico City) are often cited as problematic areas in surveys and reports on the growing population of stray animals in urban areas. The aim of our study was to adapt for Romanian and Spanish languages usage of an instrument that includes...

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

    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...

  3. Moral Panic, Risk or Hazard Society — the Relevance of a Theoretical Model and Framings of Maidan Dogs in Chisinau and Bucharest

    Contributor(s):: Adriana Mica

    The study analyses the dynamics of public debate surrounding the issue of maidan [stray] dog population control strategies in Moldavia and Romania. The comparison takes as its point of reference two episodes of moral panic and discusses the applicability of the theoretical models of moral panic,...

  4. Dog Assist

    We are a team of enthusiasts who want to change concepts and ideas to fulfill . We did not invent animal assisted therapy and are not even the first to use it in Romania ( and certainly not the only ) . We just want to make as popular so that more people come to enjoy its benefits . DOG...

  5. Veterinarians' views on pet loss: Evidence from Romania

    Contributor(s):: Rujoiu, Octavian, Rujoiu, Valentina

  6. Ancient camelids in the Old World - between Arabia and Europe

    Contributor(s):: Mashkour, M., Beech, M.

    This special issue contains topics on the history, use and value of camels in different areas of the world, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary and Serbia.

  7. Camels in Romania

    Contributor(s):: Balasescu, A.

    A large number of animal remains (186 pieces) were accidentally discovered in 2008, during construction works on a private property in Agighiol village (Tulcea County), in an area previously unknown to have archaeological relevance. This material led to the identification of camel remains (155...

  8. Camels in the front line

    Contributor(s):: Bartosiewicz, L.

    This paper is a short comment on the historical perception of camels in Europe with special regard to Ottoman Turkish occupation in the Carpathian Basin. Regardless of their varied functions ranging from tokens of royal selfrepresentation to mundane beasts of burden or war machinery, these...

  9. Using livestock guardian dogs in Balkans

    Contributor(s):: Yilmaz, O., Erturk, Y. E., Coskun, F., Ertugrul, M.

    Aim of this paper to review livestock guardian dogs in Balkan countries. Balkans consist of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, and Turkey. In Balkans there are quite successful livestock guardian dogs including...

  10. Impact of a subsidized spay neuter clinic on impoundments and euthanasia in a community shelter and on service and complaint calls to animal control

    Contributor(s):: Scarlett, J., Johnston, N.

    Reducing the number of homeless, nonhuman animals entering and being euthanatized in community shelters is the principal motivation for most spay/neuter (S/N) programs in the United States. This study evaluated the impact of a subsidized S/N clinic opened in 2005 in Transylvania County, North...

  11. Assessing the human-animal relationship in dairy cows kept in different housing systems

    Contributor(s):: Popescu, S., Borda, C., Diugan, E. A., Popdan, R.

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) represents an important feature of adequate cattle breeding, both for improving the animals' welfare and to facilitate the farm activities. The aim of this study was the comparative assessment of the HAR's quality in dairy farms with tie stalls and loose...

  12. Interaction with a therapy dog enhances the effects of social story method in autistic children

    Contributor(s):: Grigore, A. A., Rusu, A. S.

    This study explored the effects of a combination between two methods that have proved to enhance the social abilities of autistic children - Social Story and Animal Assisted Therapy. The main hypothesis of this investigation was that a naturally enriched social environment (i.e., the presence of...

  13. Canine Therapy: Training Romanian Strays to Help Children

    Contributor(s):: Victor Chitic, Michael Bird (director)

    This is a short clip shot in 2011 by Michael Bird with therapist Victor Chitic and the Animal Assisted Therapy program Dogs for People developed in Romania by the animal welfare organization Four Paws.Using a dog we can address with children issues that need to be discussed in a sensitive...

  14. Canine Therapy: Training Romanian Strays to Help Children

    Contributor(s):: Chitic, Victor, Bird, Michael

  15. Pet owning, and diabetes coping: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Zugravu, C. A., Tarcea, M., Patrascu, D.

  16. Selection methods for horses used in hippotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Moisa, C. M., Barabasi, J., Papuc, I.

  17. Diagnosis and treatement methods in separation anxiety in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Asztalos, L., Papuc, I., Lazar, I.

    A group of 60 dogs from different races, ages and genders in Romania were studied [date not given]. We used clinical and semiological methods and a paraclinical test for the diagnosis of separation anxiety, but the most important and relevant information were the anamnetic dates that the owners...

  18. Temperament assessment as welfare indicator in a dog training unit

    Contributor(s):: Mitranescu, E., Furnaris, F., Tudor, L., Lataretu, A., Giurca, C.

    Temperament represents the genetic predisposition of an individual to manifest certain behaviours. In a dog training unit from the centre of Romania, the temperament of 20 dogs was assessed. Dogs were divided into two subgroups: Subgroup A, consisting of 10 females from breeding stock and...

  19. Attitudes of Romanian pet caretakers towards sterilization of their animals: gender conflict over male, but not female, companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Cocia, R. I., Rusu, A. S.

    Sterilization of companion animals is in most cases an expression of the caretaker's will. However, little is known about caretakers' attitudes toward pet sterilization in general - these can influence their decision to sterilize their own animals. Three hundred and twelve Romanian caretakers of...