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  1. Keeping Man's Best Friend His Best Friend: Why Minors Should Not Witness Animal Abuse and Legislation that can Prevent this Exposure

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaleah M. Ault

  2. Social Referencing in the Domestic Horse

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anne Schrimpf, Marie-Sophie Single, Christian Nawroth

    Dogs and cats use human emotional information directed to an unfamiliar situation to guide their behavior, known as social referencing. It is not clear whether other domestic species show similar socio-cognitive abilities in interacting with humans. We investigated whether horses (n = 46)...

  3. Kinetics of Fluorescein in Tear Film After Eye Drop Instillation in Beagle Dogs: Does Size Really Matter?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lionel Sebbag, Nicolette S. Kirner, Rachel A. Allbaugh, Alysha Reis, Jonathan P. Mochel

    The study aimed to determine the impact of drop size on tear film pharmacokinetics and assess important physiological parameters associated with ocular drug delivery in dogs. Two separate experiments were conducted in eight healthy Beagle dogs: (i) Instillation of one drop (35 μl) or two...

  4. Human Relationships with Domestic and Other Animals: One Health, One Welfare, One Biology

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): ArielM Tarazona, Maria C Ceballos, Donald M Broom

    Excessive human population growth, uncontrolled use of natural resources, including deforestation, mining, wasteful systems, biodiversity reduction by agriculture, and damaging climate change affect the existence of all animals, including humans. This discussion is now urgent and people are...

  5. Efficacy of Ontario Rabies Vaccine Baits (ONRAB) against rabies infection in raccoons

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amy Gilbert, Shylo Johnson, Nikki Walker, Chad Wickham, Alex Beath, Kurt VerCauteren

    In the US, rabies lyssavirus (RABV) only circulates in wildlife species and the most significant reservoir from a public and animal health perspective is the raccoon (Procyon lotor). Management of wildlife rabies relies principally on oral rabies vaccination (ORV) strategies using vaccine-laden...

  6. Evaluating the Reliability of Non-Specialist Observers in the Behavioural Assessment of Semi-Captive Asian Elephant Welfare

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jonathan L. Webb, Jennie A. H. Crawley, Martin W. Seltmann, Océane Liehrmann, Nicola Hemmings, U Kyaw Nyein, Htoo Htoo Aung, Win Htut, Virpi Lummaa, Mirkka Lahdenperä

    Recognising stress is an important component in maintaining the welfare of captive animal populations, and behavioural observation provides a rapid and non-invasive method to do this. Despite substantial testing in zoo elephants, there has been relatively little interest in the application of...

  7. National 4-H Hippology and Livestock Skillathon Contests Affect Knowledge and Skills

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Savanna Tomoson, Rosemarie Nold

    Using a mixed model, we evaluated effects of national 4-H hippology and livestock skillathon contests on youths' content knowledge, 21st century skills, and postsecondary plans. Hippology participants gained significant knowledge in all topics except breeds, and livestock skillathon...

  8. Developing Diagnostic Frameworks in Veterinary Behavioral Medicine: Disambiguating Separation Related Problems in Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Luciana S. de Assis, Raquel Matos, Thomas W. Pike, Oliver H. P. Burman, Daniel S. Mills

    Diagnoses are widely used in both human and veterinary medicine to describe the nature of a condition; by contrast, syndromes are collections of signs that consistently occur together to form a characteristic presentation. Treatment of syndromes, due to either their lack of a clear biological...

  9. Role and Effects of Hippotherapy in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): María José Menor-Rodríguez, Mar Sevilla Martín, Juan Carlos Sánchez-García, María Montiel-Troya, Jonathan Cortés-Martín, Raquel Rodríguez-Blanque

    Cerebral palsy is described as a group of permanent neuromotor-type disorders caused by non-progressive injuries in the developmental stages of the central nervous system, and which have serious repercussions on the quality of life of affected children due to the physical and psychological...

  10. Attitude Analysis of Child-Constructed Scenes Depicting Human Interactions with Unpopular Nonhuman Animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhbanova, Ksenia S., Leffler, Jeffrey L., Rule, Audrey C.

  11. Making kangaroos grievable; making grievability non-human

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wijnandts, Y. K. C.

    When Australian economist Ross Garnaut proposed to increase the commercial kangaroo industry in 2008, it started a national debate on the supposed edibility of kangaroos. Campaigns against the commercial kangaroo industry and hesitance amongst many consumers to eat kangaroo reflect concerns about...

  12. Testing for the “Blues”: Using the Modified Emotional Stroop Task to Assess the Emotional Response of Gorillas

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vonk, Jennifer, McGuire, Molly, Leete, Jessica

    We adapted the emotional Stroop task developed for primates to test whether gorillas would show response slowing for images of ‘negative’ compared to images of ‘positive’ items placed within previously reinforced borders. Three zoo-housed male gorillas participated in six...

  13. Identifying Accessibility Requests for Patients With Disabilities Through an Electronic Health Record-Based Questionnaire

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Varadaraj, V., Guo, X., Reed, N. S., Smith, K., Boland, M. V., Nanayakkara, A. J., Swenor, B. K.

    Importance  People with disabilities experience disparities in health care access and outcomes, and inaccessible health care facilities are major barriers to health care access. Methods to collect accessibility request information are needed to improve health care outcomes for patients...

  14. The interplay between affect, dog's physical activity and dog-owner relationship

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vaataja, H., Majaranta, P., Cardo, A. V., Isokoski, P., Somppi, S., Vehkaoja, A., Vainio, O., Surakka, V.

    Leaving a dog home alone is part of everyday life for most dog owners. Previous research shows that dog–owner relationship has multifarious effects on dog behavior. However, little is known about the interplay between dog–owner relationship, physical activity of the dog, and affective...

  15. Measuring Equine-Assisted Therapy: Validation and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of an ICF-Based Standardized Assessment-Tool

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stolz, I., Anneken, V., Froböse, I.

    The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) was established as an international framework for monitoring rehabilitation outcomes and the impacts of health interventions since, as the term “functioning” implies,...

  16. Calm with horses? A systematic review of animal-assisted interventions for improving social functioning in children with autism

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sissons, J. H., Blakemore, E., Shafi, H., Skotny, N., Lloyd, D. M.

    The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effect of animal-assisted interventions on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder, based on evidence from randomized control trials. Included studies were articles published in English, with school aged children from 4 to...

  17. Is There an Association between Paw Preference and Emotionality in Pet Dogs?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Simon, Tim, Frasnelli, Elisa, Guo, Kun, Barber, Anjuli, Wilkinson, Anna, Mills, Daniel S.

    Research with humans and other animals has suggested that preferential limb use is linked to emotionality. A better understanding of this still under-explored area has the potential to establish limb preference as a marker of emotional vulnerability and risk for affective disorders. This study...

  18. Exploring and Developing the Questions Used to Measure the Human–Dog Bond: New and Existing Themes

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Samet, Lauren E., Vaterlaws-Whiteside, Helen, Harvey, Naomi D., Upjohn, Melissa M., Casey, Rachel A.

    Dogs play an important role in many western societies, providing companionship, emotional support, and assistance, as well as other more specialist roles. The literature reveals that many human–animal interaction (HAI) questionnaires exist to measure the human–dog bond (HDB). The...

  19. Responsiveness of domesticated goats towards various stressors following long-term cognitive test exposure

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rosenberger, K., Simmler, M., Langbein, J., Nawroth, C., Keil, N.

     Current evidence suggests that frequent exposure to situations in which captive animals can solve cognitive tasks may have positive effects on stress responsiveness and thus on welfare. However, confounding factors often hamper the interpretation of study results. In this study, we used...

  20. An Examination of Communicative Negotiation of Non-Rescue Dog Stigma

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Romo, Lynsey K., Lloyd, Rachel, Grimaila, Zoe