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  1. Beneficios da pet terapia: a interacao entre os animais e as criancas

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rodrigues, N. J. L., Manzini, S., Oliveira, N. N., Madureira, S. J. L., Langoni, H., Torres, S. J. L. R.

    A domesticação dos animais tem registros de longa data. Atualmente sabe-se por meio de dados de pesquisas, testes e empirismo que a interação com um animal traz grandes benefícios ao bem-estar humano. Considerando-se os cães, mundialmente é...

  2. Paid Companions: Human-Nonhuman Animal Relations in Japanese Animal Cafés

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robinson, Amanda S.

  3. Returning a Shelter Dog: The Role of Owner Expectations and Dog Behavior

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Powell, Lauren, Lee, Brittany, Reinhard, Chelsea L., Morris, Margaret, Satriale, Donya, Serpell, James, Watson, Brittany

    Millions of animals are adopted from animal shelters in the United States each year, although some are returned post-adoption, which can decrease both the animals’ chances of future adoptions and the owners’ willingness to adopt again. In this study, we investigated the impact of...

  4. Understanding Social Dimensions in Wildlife Conservation: Multiple Stakeholder Views

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pimid, Marcela, Mohd Nasir, Mohammad Rusdi, Krishnan, Kumara Thevan, Chambers, Geoffrey K., Ahmad, A. Ghafar, Perijin, Jimli

    Numerous studies show the importance of social understanding in addressing multifaceted conservation issues. Building on a conservation planning framework, this study examines the social dimensions of wildlife conservation in Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia. It employs a qualitative approach by...

  5. Breeding Beyond Bodies: Making and “Doing” Cattle

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Petitt, Andrea, Eriksson, Camilla

  6. Randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Assisi anti-anxiety device (calmer canine) for the treatment of canine separation anxiety

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pankratz, K., Korman, J., Emke, C., Johnson, B., Griffith, E. H., Gruen, M. E.

    Introduction: Separation anxiety (SA) is among the most common canine behavior disorders and affects quality-of-life for dogs and their owners. Dogs with SA show signs of anxiety during absence or perceived absence of their owners. While psychoactive medications are often helpful for...

  7. Posttraumatic stress disorder service dogs and the wellbeing of veteran families

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nieforth, L. O., Miller, E. A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., O'Haire, M. E.

    Deepfake technologies are known for the creation of forged celebrity pornography, face and voice swaps, and other fake media content. Despite the negative connotations the technology bears, the underlying machine learning algorithms have a huge potential that could be applied to not just digital...

  8. Is seeing still believing? Leveraging deepfake technology for livestock farming

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neethirajan, S.

    Deepfake technologies are known for the creation of forged celebrity pornography, face and voice swaps, and other fake media content. Despite the negative connotations the technology bears, the underlying machine learning algorithms have a huge potential that could be applied to not just digital...

  9. Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mores, M. C. P., Cintra, A. C. R., Cavalcante, C. Z., Sotomaior, C. S., Michelotto, A. L. L.

    Estudantes universitários passam por diferentes experiências estressantes, interferindo na vida acadêmica ou mesmo impedindo sua continuidade. Programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais (IAA) são utilizados em escolas e universidades para minimizar o...

  10. The Importance of Evaluating Positive Welfare Characteristics and Temperament in Working Therapy Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miller, S. L., Serpell, J. A., Dalton, K. R., Waite, K. B., Morris, D. O., Redding, L. E., Dreschel, N. A., Davis, M. F.

    To date, investigations of the welfare of therapy dogs have focused largely on examining physiological and behavioral measures that could indicate if the animal is experiencing stress or distress. However, this approach does not fully address the definition of welfare which is often described as...

  11. Leashes, Litterboxes, and Lifelines: Exploring Volunteer-Based Pet Care Assistance Programs for Older Adults

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McLennan, K., Rock, M. J., Mattos, E., Toohey, A. M.

    At the convergence of population aging and pet-ownership, community stakeholders are well-positioned to support older adults’ relationships with companion animals through age-related transitions in health and living arrangements. In this study’s setting, a volunteer-based pet care...

  12. A Pilot Study Examining the Experience of Veterinary Telehealth in an Underserved Population Through a University Program Integrating Veterinary Students

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lundahl, L., Powell, L., Reinhard, C. L., Healey, E., Watson, B.

    Cost and transportation are two commonly cited barriers to accessing health care in both human and veterinary medicine within underserved communities. While human medicine has utilized telehealth as a means of breaking down this barrier, limited research exists to describe its use in veterinary...

  13. Influencing Elimination Location in the Domestic Cat: A Semiochemical Approach

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kasbaoui, N., Bienboire-Frosini, C., Monneret, P., Leclercq, J., Descout, E., Cozzi, A., Pageat, P.

    In the domestic cat, elimination at an inappropriate location is considered by cat owners and non-cat owners as an undesirable behaviour. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of a semiochemical formulation, reconstituted volatile fraction of cat anal gland secretions on the elimination...

  14. Dogs and wolves differ in their response allocation to their owner/caregiver or food in a concurrent choice procedure

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Isernia, L., Wynne, C. D. L., House, L., Feuerbacher, E. N.

     Dogs and wolves both show attachment-like behaviors to their owners/caregivers, including exploring more in the presence of the owner/caregiver, and greeting the owner/caregiver more effusively after an absence. Concurrent choice studies can elucidate dogs’ and wolves’...

  15. The Short-term Effects of Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Spasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hyun, C., Kim, K., Lee, S., Ko, N., Lee, I. S., Koh, S. E.

    Purpose: We systematically reviewed the short-term effects of hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding (THR) on lower-limb muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP).Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were searched for...

  16. Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.

    In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...

  17. Child-Dog Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology: The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Behaviours

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hawkins, R. D., Robinson, C., Brodie, Z. P.

    Emerging evidence suggests that pet dogs can offer features of a secure attachment which has been associated with healthy psychological development across the lifespan. Limited research has investigated the underpinning mechanisms that may contribute to the benefits and risks of child–dog...

  18. Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) in Alzheimer's Disease: A Case Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gregorini, A., Di Canio, A., Palmucci, E., Tomasetti, M., Rocchi, M. B. L., Colomba, M.

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by cortical dementia and irreversibly progressive developments leading to a vegetative state and, finally, to death. Although many aspects of its etiology, diagnosis and treatment still remain obscure and the current...

  19. Mental Health of Employees at a Canadian Animal Welfare Organization

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dunn, Jennifer, Best, Colleen, Pearl, David L., Jones-Bitton, Andria

  20. Colonization of Dogs and Their Owners with Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Households, Veterinary Practices, and Healthcare Facilities

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cuny, C., Layer-Nicolaou, F., Weber, R., Köck, R., Witte, W.

    There are uncertainties with respect to the transmission of methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius between dogs and humans. In this study, we investigated concomitant nasal colonization of...