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  1. Retirement, life satisfaction, and leisure services: the pet connection

    Contributor(s):: Norris, P. A., Shinew, K. J., Chick, G., Beck, A. M.

  2. Guidelines for animal-assisted interventions in health care facilities

    Contributor(s):: Lefebvre, S. L., Golab, G. C., Christensen, E., Castrodale, L., Aureden, K., Bialachowski, A., Gumley, N., Robinson, J., Peregrine, A., Benoit, M., Card, M. L., Horne, L. van, Weese, J. S.

  3. Welfare considerations in therapy and assistance animals

    Contributor(s):: Serpell, James A., Coppinger, Raymond, Fine, Aubrey H.

  4. Leader of the pack. Interview by Carol Davis

    Contributor(s):: Coad, H.

  5. Epidemiologic features of pet evacuation failure in a rapid-onset disaster

    Contributor(s):: Heath, S. E., Voeks, S. K., Glickman, L. T.

  6. Large-animal handling at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Contributor(s):: MacLeay, J. M.

  7. "Down, boy!"

    Contributor(s):: Wyatt, K.

  8. Animal and activity farm visits - the potential value for children

    Contributor(s):: Pass, B.

    This article discusses the management, advantages and disadvantages of running a farm as an educational units for adults and children. The emphasis of supervision and procedures to maintain animal health and prevent potential disease transmission between animals and people are emphasized.

  9. Older people and attachment to things, places, pets, and ideas

    Contributor(s):: Cookman, C. A.

  10. Homeless women's voices on incorporating companion animals into shelter services

    Contributor(s):: Labrecque, J., Walsh, C. A.

    The literature examining the relationship between homeless individuals and companion animals is scarce. To date there are only five published studies, none of which explore this issue within a Canadian context or from the perspectives of women living in homeless shelters. The benefits of...

  11. Why do even committed dog owners fail to comply with some responsible ownership practices?

    Contributor(s):: Rohlf, V. I., Bennett, P. C., Toukhsati, S., Coleman, G.

    Various dog management behaviors must be performed by owners to promote both the welfare of dogs and community health, safety, and amenity. While most Australian dog owners are compliant with practices known to characterize responsible dog ownership, even responsible owners sometimes fail to act...

  12. A review of mulesing and other methods to control flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C.

    Flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep has the potential to have a major impact on the welfare of significant numbers of sheep worldwide, but particularly in Australia. The main control method used in Australia, the mulesing operation to remove folds of skin from the hindquarters of the sheep, is...

  13. Animal welfare and pest control: meeting both conservation and animal welfare goals. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Littin, K. E.

    Vertebrate pest control is an area where conservation and animal welfare goals can be in direct conflict. Is it possible to meet goals in both areas in one pest control operation? Vertebrate pests, including unwanted or overabundant wildlife, are controlled for many reasons related to protecting...

  14. Applying animal learning theory: training captive animals to comply with veterinary and husbandry procedures

    Contributor(s):: Young, R. J., Cipreste, C. F.

    Animals within zoo environments are learning continuously: they learn signals that predict when food is going to arrive or that the presence of a certain person means that something unpleasant may happen. They may learn to control their environment and caregivers: for example, they may learn that...

  15. Belgian consumers' attitude towards surgical castration and immunocastration of piglets

    Contributor(s):: Vanhonacker, F., Verbeke, W., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

    In the vast majority of European countries, piglets are surgically castrated in order to eliminate the risk of boar taint, an odour or flavour that can be present when pork from entire males is cooked. However, surgical castration is the subject of much debate and criticism as a result of its...

  16. Causes of pre-slaughter mortality in Danish slaughter pigs with special emphasis on transport

    Contributor(s):: Gade, B. P., Christensen, L., Baltzer, M., Petersen, V. J.

    Annual statistics for transport and lairage mortality were used to investigate factors leading to pre-slaughter mortality in Danish pigs. A subset of material from 2002, amounting to 17.8 million pigs, was used for a more detailed study of the effect of producer, haulier, abattoir and transport...