Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies
Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik
The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...
Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and efficacy of ivermectin following oral administration in dogs against experimental infection of Ctenocephalides felis felis and Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Contributor(s):: Magalhaes, V. S., Cid, Y. P., Ferreira, T. P., Medeiros, D. M. V., Batista, L. C. de S. O., Correia, T. R., Albert, A. L. M., Scott, F. B.
With the increasing number of pets in home the human-animal relationship is increasingly close and care about control disease growing. Ivermectin (IVM) is frequently used because its proven safety. IVM is recommended for the treatment of demodectic scabies and prevention of heartworm in dogs, but...
Jun 24 2017
2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
Bites dog people: general characteristics
Contributor(s):: Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova
The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...
A survey of urban Canadian animal control practices : the effect of enforcement and resourcing on the reported dog bite rate
Contributor(s):: Nancy Margaret Clarke
Dog bites are a serious cause of human injury. Data from the United States of America indicate that about 1.8% of people receive bites each year, and the rate is thought to be increasing disproportionately faster than the dog population. The Canadian dog bite issue is not well documented although...
Habitus and responsible dog-ownership: reconsidering the health promotion implications of 'dog-shaped' holes in people's lives
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Rogers, W., Riley, T.
Responsible dog ownership has been identified as a point of intervention to promote physical activity, based upon an expectation of dog walking in public space. Nevertheless, quantitative research has found variability among owners in their dog walking. In this study, we explore the implications...
Genetic Canine Agression
Contributor(s):: Isabella O\'Toole
Canine aggression can pose a serious concern for public and animal welfare. Most of what we know about aggression comes from bite statistics, expert opinions and breed-specific aggressiveness. These sources can often be misleading due to biases toward large or powerful breeds. In this review, I...
Assessing the Validity of Preconceptions about Dog Parks: Cleanliness and Disease Transmission
Contributor(s):: Kathleen E. Lamotte
When urban dog owners are not able to utilize standard exercise methods (i.e. walking on a leash or running in the backyard) there are ever-increasing numbers of off-leash dog parks that they can rely on. Some commonly identified benefits of off-leash dog areas (OLDAs) include community building,...
Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited
Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.
A message to dog owners everywhere: Daniel Messavussu at TEDxAmanaAcademy
Contributor(s):: Daniel Messavussu
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Amana Academy 1st-8th grade students are challenged this year to redefine the world they live in. The TEDxYouthDay theme for this year is Worlds Imagined. Students will answer the Guiding Question:...
Computational public safety- dogs, robots and disasters: Dr. Alexander Ferworn at TEDxRyersonU
Contributor(s):: Alexander Ferworn
Dr. Alexander Ferworn, professor at the Department of Computer Science, has made a career at Ryerson by looking at challenges from perspectives very different from those of his colleagues. He started with the idea to put cameras on rescue dogs who search rubble, which led to attaching robots to...
Can Wearable Computing for Dogs Keep Humans Safer?: Melody Moore Jackson at TEDxPeachtree
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The earliest record of dogs assisting humans with disabilities dates back to ancient Rome, in the first century A.D. Melody shows us a creative use of wearable computing that enables humans and their...
Comparison of SAFER behavior assessment results in shelter dogs at intake and after a 3-day acclimation period
Contributor(s):: Bennett, S. L., Weng, H. Y., Walker, S. L., Placer, M., Litster, A.
In this study, it was hypothesized that different results would be obtained by canine behavior assessments performed within 24 hr of shelter intake (Day 0) and after a 3-day acclimation period (Day 3). Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming assessments were performed on 33 dogs at 2 municipal...
Evidence of horsemanship and dogmanship and their application in veterinary contexts
Contributor(s):: Payne, E., Boot, M., Starling, M., Henshall, C., McLean, A., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.
Jun 06 2015
2015 National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
Consistency of shelter dogs' behavior toward a fake versus real stimulus dog during a behavior evaluation
Contributor(s):: Shabelansky, A., Dowling-Guyer, S., Quist, H., D'Arpino, S. S., McCobb, E.
Behavior evaluations are widely used by animal shelters and other organizations that rehome dogs. The dog-to-dog subtest is a common feature of most canine behavior evaluations. The use of model devices such as a stuffed dog during this subtest could be convenient for shelters and increase...
Sterilization of companion animals: exploring the attitudes and behaviors of Latino students in South Texas
Contributor(s):: Faver, C. A.
A sample of 131 Latino students attending a university in south Texas near the United States-Mexico border completed a self-administered questionnaire regarding their companion animals (pets). Compared with dog caregivers (owners) (n=106), cat caregivers (n=25) were significantly more likely to...
Emergency Animal Management during Disasters
Contributor(s):: Angela I. Dement
Natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires continue to demonstrate how important it is to have local emergency and disaster management plans. Yet often, the need to care for livestock and family pets during emergencies is overlooked. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) wrote an...
The Blue Dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program o teach young children how to interact safely with dogs
Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., Morrongiello, Barbara A., Davis, Aaron L., Stewart, Julia, Bell, Melissa
Using dogs to detect hidden corrosion
Contributor(s):: Schoon, A., Fjellanger, R., Kjeldsen, M., Goss, K. U.
Dogs used as detectors in remote scent tracing (RST) technology usually detect the presence of explosives or contraband in scent samples collected by sucking air from containers or air freight. In this study, five dogs were trained to detect corrosion under the insulation (CUI) of pipes in scent...