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  1. (INTRODUCTION) Leaders of the Pack: Women and the Future of Veterinary Medicine

    Contributor(s):: Julie Kumble, Donald F. Smith

    From dog dentist to dean, the image of a veterinary leader is different for all of us. I might picture a laboratory pathologist deep into her research while you imagine a board-certified equine surgeon who also directs her multi-doctor practice like NASA ground control. Someone else envisions a...

  2. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    Contributor(s):: Wlodarczyk, J.

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...

  3. Practices and perceptions of animal contact and associated health outcomes in pregnant women and new mothers

    Contributor(s):: Weng, HsinYi, Ankrom, K.

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

  4. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    Contributor(s):: Diaz, E. M.

    The present study used relational and predictive approaches to build on past literature examining humanlike animal attributes. From the relational approach, it examined how five humanlike attributes ascribed to animals (Attributes Questionnaire) relate to one another and to attitudes toward 21...

  5. Urban Animals: Human-Poultry Relationships in Later Post-Medieval Belfast

    Contributor(s):: B. Tyr Fothergill

    Live animals were a ubiquitous feature of post-medieval cities and provided a variety of products to a broad cross-section of society. Poultry species were portable and accessible to people of modest means. Yet, the quotidian presence of poultry contrasts with the lack of attention to urban...

  6. The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

    Contributor(s):: Sharon L. Nelson

    This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...

  7. ‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes

    Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah

  8. Practices and perceptions of animal contact and associated health outcomes in pregnant women and new mothers

    Contributor(s):: Weng, HsinYi, Ankrom, K.

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

  9. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    Contributor(s):: Diaz, E. M.

    The present study used relational and predictive approaches to build on past literature examining humanlike animal attributes. From the relational approach, it examined how five humanlike attributes ascribed to animals (Attributes Questionnaire) relate to one another and to attitudes toward 21...

  10. The human-animal bond between domestically abused women and their companion animals do pets: affect a woman's decision making?

    Contributor(s):: Debbie McBride

    This research will investigate the dynamics of human-perpetrated violence towards women and their companion animals. A small body of research indicates that abusers often threaten, hurt, or kill family pets as a means of coercing and controlling their female partners and women often delay...

  11. Animal assisted therapy: a look at the benefits of integrating therapy dogs into the treatment of adult women suffering from sexual assault related PTSD

    Contributor(s):: Megan House

    Based on the statistical evidence listed above, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (2014) suggests sexual assault is becoming an epidemic in the United States. In regard to the statistical evidence, Bates (2014) believes that sexual trauma is better resolved with the aid of counseling or...

  12. A narrative exploration of the meaning of companion animals throughout the lives of non-institutionalized elderly widows living alone

    Contributor(s):: Teresa Angela Stokowski

    The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of companion animals throughout the lives of non-institutionalized elderly widows living alone. Three widows ranging in age from 70 to 85 were recruited from friends and acquaintances for participation in this study. The meaning of companion...

  13. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    Contributor(s):: Diaz, E. M.

    The present study used relational and predictive approaches to build on past literature examining humanlike animal attributes. From the relational approach, it examined how five humanlike attributes ascribed to animals (Attributes Questionnaire) relate to one another and to attitudes toward 21...

  14. 4-H Women and Their Horses: An Extraordinary Relationship with an Extraordinary Animal

    Contributor(s):: Janet Kiser Lambarth

    There is minimal research on the large animal-human companionship bond. The purposes of the phenomenological study reported here were to identify the meaning of the relationship between women and their horses and the impact on their adult lives of the human-horse bond. Analysis is based on...

  15. The ongoing impact of domestic violence on animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Catherine M. Tiplady, Deborah B. Walsh, J.c. Phillips

    A study of five women who had left violent relationships six months previously was undertaken to elicit information on the importance of companion animals during the violence and subsequent period. The questions focused on the women’s experiences of companion animal ownership during...

  16. The roles of pet dogs and cats in human courtship and dating

    Contributor(s):: Gray, P. B., Volsche, S. L., Garcia, J. R., Fisher, H. E.

    What role do companion animals play in the dating lives of single adults? As dogs and cats are increasingly viewed as family members, a person's pets may wield significant influence in partner choice. Here, we provide descriptive quantitative data on the role pets play in mate appraisal and mate...

  17. Dedicated to Descartes' Niece: The Women's Movement in the Nineteenth Century and Anti-Vivisection

    Contributor(s):: Kalechofsky, Roberta

  18. Voices from behind prison walls: the impact of training service dogs on women in prison

    Contributor(s):: Minton, C. A., Perez, P. R., Miller, K.

    This study investigated the effects that training service dogs had on women in a multi-level security prison in California. Through semi-structured interviews, the inmates discussed the challenges and benefits of involvement in this program. The findings suggested that participation in training...

  19. Gender and power in narratives of "Natural Horsemanship": the production of "prey-identified masculinity"

    Contributor(s):: Tom, E.

    It is widely recognized by equestrians that Natural Horsemanship has helped to create better lives for horses, but what are the effects of the discipline among humans? The narratives of the leading exponents of Natural Horsemanship, Monty Roberts and Buck Brannaman, use ethological language to...

  20. The Dog narratives: Benefits of the human-animal bond for women with HIV

    Contributor(s):: Kabel, A., Khosla, N., Teti, M.