Supporting activity for service dogs to assist disabled people by Japan Small Animal Veterinary Association
Contributor(s): Ohara, K., Tochino, Y., Inaniwa, M., Murai, A., Yamamoto, S.
2017Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Japan706438-4390447-0192text
Professional veterinary programs' perceptions and experiences pertaining to emotional support animals and service animals, and recommendations for policy development
Contributor(s): Schoenfeld-Tacher, R. M., Kogan, L. R.
Given the unique nature of programs in professional veterinary medicine (PVM), the increasing numbers of students requesting accommodations for emotional support animals (ESAs) in higher education settings is of growing interest to student affairs and administrative staff in PVM settings. Since...
Phenotypic determination of noise reactivity in 3 breeds of working dogs: a cautionary tale of age, breed, behavioral assessment, and genetics
Contributor(s): Overall, K. L., Dunham, A. E., Juarbe-Diaz, S. V.
Noise reactivity is a common problem for dogs and may progress to true phobia. Survey studies report that some type of noise reaction occurs in up to half of all pet dogs throughout their lifetimes, indicating that noise reactivity and/or phobia is a welfare issue. Familial aggregations of...
Test-retest reliability and predictive validity of a juvenile guide dog behavior test
Contributor(s): Harvey, N. D., Craigon, P. J., Sommerville, R., McMillan, C., Green, M., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
The ability to measure stable and consistent behavioral traits in dogs would facilitate selection and assessment of working dogs, such as guide dogs. Ideally, these measures should predict suitability for the working role from a young age. This study assessed test-retest reliability of a juvenile...
Adapting the traditional guide dog model to enable vision-impaired adolescents to thrive
Contributor(s): Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.
People with vision impairments face physical, psychological, and social challenges, potentially preventing them from thriving–defined as growing and flourishing especially in the face of adversity. Guide dogs relieve some of these challenges for vision-impaired adults. However, due to...
An exploratory case study of the impact of psychiatric service dogs on problematic substance use among PTSD-diagnosed veterans
Contributor(s): Husband, A., Ahmed, A., Dell, C. A.
Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring problematic substance use is a health concern among Canadian military veterans. There are complex pathways to their problematic use of substances, including high-risk use of licit and illicit substances both pre and post PTSD...
Methodology for experimental and observational animal studies in cow-calf contact systems
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oliveira, D. de, Barth, K., Haskell, M. J., Hillmann, E., Jensen, M. B., Johnsen, J. F., Mejdell, C., Waiblinger, S., Ferneborg, S.
In this Research Reflection we describe a common standpoint on suitable methodology for controlled and observational studies in cow-calf contact systems in dairy production. Different methods to assess behaviour, health and production in cow-calf contact systems are outlined. Knowledge and...
The human-animal relationship in dairy animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Napolitano, F., Bragaglio, A., Sabia, E., Serrapica, F., Braghieri, A., Rosa, G. de
The present study aims to identify margins for the improvement of dairy animal welfare and production based on the quality of the human-animal relationship (HAR). The main tool proposed to improve the quality of HAR in dairy animals is training of stock-people by targeting their attitude and...
Methodology for studying human attitudes and behaviour to cow-calf contact systems
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ferneborg, S., Napolitano, F., Vaarst, M., Mejdell, C. M., Waiblinger, S., Oliveira, D. de
This position paper describes a common stand on methodology of human attitudes and behaviour that is suitable to use in studies regarding cow-calf contact (CCC) in dairy production, in order to create a common knowledge base and foundation for future recommendations of CCC systems. We describe...
Posthuman Affirmative Business Ethics: Reimagining Human-Animal Relations Through Speculative Fiction
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sayers, J., Martin, L., Bell, E.
Posthuman affirmative ethics relies upon a fluid, nomadic conception of the ethical subject who develops affective, material and immaterial connections to multiple others. Our purpose in this paper is to consider what posthuman affirmative business ethics would look like, and to reflect on the...
A systematic literature review of animal-assisted interventions in oncology (part II): theoretical mechanisms and frameworks
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.
Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) can improve patients' quality of life as complementary medical treatments. Part I of this 2-paper systematic review focused on the methods and results of cancer-related AAIs; Part II discusses the theories of the field's investigators. Researchers...
Effects of a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Social Interaction and Communication in Children with Autism
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhao, M., Chen, S., You, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y.
Various therapeutic interventions have been studied and found to be effective in reducing the stereotypical behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There has been increasing interest in using animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) as an alternative approach to therapeutic...
An owner-independent investigation of Diabetes Alert Dog performance
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilson, C., Morant, S., Kane, S., Pesterfield, C., Guest, C., Rooney, N. J.
Objective: To quantify Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD) performance by using owner-independent measures. Research Design and Methods: Eight owners of accredited DADs used a FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System (FGMS). Concurrent Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage was collected for...
Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.
Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...
Investigation of the behavioral characteristics of dogs purpose-bred and prepared to perform Vapor Wake detection of person-borne explosives
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lazarowski, L., Haney, P. S., Brock, J., Fischer, T., Rogers, B., Angle, C., Katz, J. S., Waggoner, L. P.
Specialized detector dogs are increasingly being utilized for the detection of modern threats. The Vapor Wake® (VW) dog was developed to create a dog phenotype ideally suited for detecting hand-carried and body-worn explosives. VW dogs (VWDs) are trained to sample and alert to...
Dogs Supporting Human Health and Well-Being: A Biopsychosocial Approach
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gee, N. R., Rodriguez, K. E., Fine, A. H., Trammell, J. P.
Humans have long realized that dogs can be helpful, in a number of ways, to achieving important goals. This is evident from our earliest interactions involving the shared goal of avoiding predators and acquiring food, to our more recent inclusion of dogs in a variety of contexts including...
A household case evidences shorter shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in naturally infected cats compared to their human owners
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neira, V., Brito, B., Aguero, B., Berrios, F., Valdes, V., Gutierrez, A., Ariyama, N., Espinoza, P., Retamal, P., Holmes, E. C., Gonzalez-Reiche, A. S., Khan, Z., Guchte, A. van de, Jayeeta, Dutta, Miorin, L., Kehrer, T., Galarce, N., Almonacid, L. I., Levican, J., Bakel, H. van, Garcia-Sastre, A., Medina, R. A.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected in domestic and wild cats. However, little is known about natural viral infections of domestic cats, although their importance for modelling disease spread, informing strategies for managing positive human-animal...
The semiotic canine: scent processing dogs as research assistants in biomedical and environmental research
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gadbois, S., Reeve, C.
The use of dogs in biomedical diagnosis, detection and alert as well as for the search and monitoring of species-at-risk is an emerging field of research. Standard practices are converging towards models that are not necessarily consistent with the well established field of (animal)...
Do dogs sense hypoglycaemia?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weber, K. S., Roden, M., Mussig, K.
2016 Diabetic Medicine 33 7 934-938 0742-3071 10.1111/dme.12975 text
Whole blood transcriptome analysis for lifelong monitoring in elite sniffer dogs produced by somatic cell nuclear transfer
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ock Sun, A., Choi, InChul, Im, GiSun, Yoo, JaeGyu
2019 Cell Reprogram 21 6 301-313 2152-4971 text