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  1. The Impact of Excluding Food Guarding from a Standardized Behavioral Canine Assessment in Animal Shelters

    Contributor(s):: Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Emily D Dolan, Pamela Reid, Margaret R Slater, Hugh Mulligan, Emily Weiss

    Many shelters euthanize or restrict adoptions for dogs that exhibit food guarding while in the animal shelter. However, previous research showed that only half the dogs exhibiting food guarding during an assessment food guard in the home. So, dogs are often misidentified as future food guarders...

  2. The Effects of Receiving Animal Assisted Therapy on the Self-Efficacy and Reading Fluency of Struggling Readers

    Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Smith

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using animal-assisted therapy on the self-efficacy and reading fluency of struggling readers. The measurement tool used was Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills (DIBELS) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey. This study...

  3. Eläinavusteisen toimintaterapian arviointikäytänteet

    Contributor(s):: Johanna Hakanen, Jenni Huttunen

    Kiinnostus Green Carea kohtaan kasvaa parhaillaan niin maailmalla kuin Suomessa. Eläinavusteinen terapia, jota muun muassa toimintaterapeutit käyttävät yhtenä työmuotonaan kuuluu tämän käsitteen alle. Opinnäytetyön kohteena oli tutkia...

  4. Assessment of Working Dog Suitability from Quantimetric Data

    Contributor(s):: Joelle Alcaidinho, Giancarlo Valentin, Nate Yoder, Stephanie Tai, Paul Mundell, Melody Jackson

    We propose new approaches to assessing the suitability of  potential working dogs for a given occupation. The main  focus is placed on continuously-recording technology that  does not rely on constant human observation. An example  is provided in the form of a pilot study...

  5. Application of psychiatric service dogs in mental health care [dissertation]

    Contributor(s):: Marshall, Carolyn B.

  6. A Comparison of Three Animal Welfare Assessment Programs on Canadian Swine Farms

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Nicole Roberts

    Standard measures used in animal welfare assessments include animal-based measures obtained by observing animals, resource-based measures obtained by observing facilities, and management-based measures obtained by interviewing farmers and checking records. Animal welfare assessments are composed...

  7. Effect of repeated therapeutic horse riding sessions on the trunk movement of the rider

    Contributor(s):: Janura, M., Svoboda, Z., Cabell, L., Dvorakova, T., Jelen, K.

  8. Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods

    Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.

    Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...

  9. What's love got to do with it? Selecting animals for animal-assisted mental health interventions

    Contributor(s):: MacNamara, Maureen, Moga, Jeannine, Pachel, Christopher, Fine, Aubrey H.

  10. The assessment and treatment of children who abuse animals: The AniCare child approach

    Contributor(s):: Shapiro, Kenneth, Randour, Mary Lou, Krinsk, Susan, Wolf, Joann L.

  11. Association between dog guardianship and HIV clinical outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Saberi, P., Neilands, T. B., Johnson, M. O.

  12. Lifelong care for your feline patients

    Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.

  13. Assessing companion dog behavior in a social setting

    Contributor(s):: Roth, Lina S. V., Jensen, Per

  14. Association between dog guardianship and HIV clinical outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Saberi, P., Neilands, T. B., Johnson, M. O.

  15. What is suffering in animals?

    Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Appleby, M. C., Sandoe, P.

    In much of the recent animal welfare literature the word 'suffering' is used simply as an adjunct (as in 'pain and suffering') or to emphasize that the animal consciously perceives pain or some other negative affect. A stronger usage of the term implies that the negative feelings are prolonged,...

  16. Do you see what i see? Can non-experts with minimal training reproduce expert ratings in behavioral assessments of working dogs?

    Contributor(s):: Fratkin, J. L., Sinn, D. L., Thomas, S., Hilliard, S., Olson, Z., Gosling, S. D.

    Working-dog organizations often use behavioral ratings by experts to evaluate a dog's likelihood of success. However, these experts are frequently under severe time constraints. One way to alleviate the pressure on limited organizational resources would be to use non-experts to assess dog...

  17. Same pig, different conclusions: stakeholders differ in qualitative behaviour assessment

    Contributor(s):: Duijvesteijn, N., Benard, M., Reimert, I., Camerlink, I.

    Animal welfare in pig production is frequently a topic of debate and is sensitive in nature. This debate is partly due to differences in values, forms, convictions, interests and knowledge among the stakeholders that constitute differences among their frames of reference with respect to pigs and...

  18. Shut up and pet me! Domestic dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris) prefer petting to vocal praise in concurrent and single-alternative choice procedures

    Contributor(s):: Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D. L.

    The nature of the interactions that maintain the social behavior of dogs toward humans and which interactions dogs prefer have not been thoroughly investigated. We focused here on dogs' preference for petting and vocal praise, and the influence that familiarity (owner vs. stranger) has on that...

  19. Which personality dimensions do puppy tests measure? A systematic procedure for categorizing behavioral assays

    Contributor(s):: McGarrity, M. E., Sinn, D. L., Gosling, S. D.

    With the recent increase in interest in personality in dogs, behavioral assays of their behavior have proliferated. There has been particularly strong interest in predicting adult behavior from puppy tests. As a result, researchers and practitioners seeking to measure personality in puppies are...

  20. A combination of behavioral and physiological indicators for assessing pig welfare on the farm

    Contributor(s):: Candiani, D., Salamano, G., Mellia, E., Doglione, L., Bruno, R., Toussaint, M., Gruys, E.

    The purpose of this research was to identify pig welfare indicators that could help in recognizing stressful practices on farm. The study evaluated behavioral and physiological indicators (cortisol and negative acute phase proteins) in 2 groups of 20 female pigs 4 months old after a 48-hr...