Cannabidiol as a potential anti-epileptic dietary supplement in dogs with suspected epilepsy: three case reports
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chie Mogi, Takaaki Fukuyama
Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs and the almost lifelong administration of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) is recognized as the most successful treatment in veterinary medicine. Current pharmacological therapies for epilepsy have shown undesirable side effects. The...
Editorial: Canine Olfactory Detection
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Claire Guest, Cynthia M. Otto
Hunter and Public Opinions of a Columbian Black-Tailed Deer Population in a Pacific Northwest Island Landscape
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robert P. Wingard, Paul R. Krausman
Management decisions are influenced by public acceptance for wildlife; thus, knowledge of public concerns and management preferences can be an advantage to natural resource decision makers. Wildlife managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are concerned that the Columbian...
Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Audrey A. Coolman, Amy Niedbalski, David M. Powell, Corinne P. Kozlowski, Ashley D. Franklin, Sharon L. Deem
Zoological institutions often use immersive, naturalistic exhibits to create an inclusive atmosphere that is inviting for visitors while providing for the welfare of animals in their collections. In this study, we investigated physiological changes in salivary cortisol and blood pressure, as...
The Integration of Choice Theory and Equine-Assisted Therapy within Adolescent Addiction Treatment
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): William Leigh Atherton
Adolescent substance use and misuse continues to rise in the United States of America. Psychological, behavioral, and physical health comorbid with substance use concerns is rising commensurate with illicit drug use. Traditional or standard treatment approaches have varying levels of efficacy,...
Familiarity and Use of Veterinary Services by US Resident Dog and Cat Owners
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Courtney Bir, Mario Ortez, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Christopher A. Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, Frederic B. Ouedraogo
Pet ownership, veterinary use, and beliefs regarding veterinary care were elicited through the use of a nationally representative survey of 997 U.S. residents. Fifty-one percent of respondents have or had a dog in the past five years and 37% have or had a cat in the past five years. Over ninety...
Review of Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marine Lercier
What do we have in common with animals, and what do these women have in common? We are Sister Species, if not sisters at all. Lisa Kemmerer invites us to realize that we are more alike than different and to become aware of what our animal brothers and...
Case Report: Subclinical Verminous Pneumonia and High Ambient Temperatures Had Severe Impact on the Anesthesia of Semi-domesticated Eurasian Tundra Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) With Medetomidine–Ketamine
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Morten Tryland, Terje D. Josefsen, Javier Sánchez Romano, Nina Marcin, Torill Mørk, Jon M. Arnemo
Semidomesticated Eurasian tundra reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus, n = 21) were scheduled twice for chemical immobilization with medetomidine–ketamine as part of a scientific experiment in June 2014. During the first round of immobilizations, seven animals developed severe...
Climate change and zoonoses: A review of the current status, knowledge gaps, and future trends
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ruwini Rupasinghe, Bruno B. Chomel, Beatriz Martínez-López
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), especially those with zoonotic potential, are a growing threat to global health, economy, and safety. The influence of global warming and geoclimatic variations on zoonotic disease epidemiology is evident by alterations in the host, vector, and pathogen...
Effects of animal-assisted activity on self-reported feelings of pain in hospitalized children and adolescents
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tatiane Ichitani, Maria Claudia Cunha
Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) is an approach recently introduced into the hospital environment to improve the quality of hospitalization and provide important benefits for patients with chronic diseases and long-term hospitalizations. This work aims to verify the effects of animal-assisted...
Factors Influencing the Movement of Livestock Guardian Dogs in the Edwards Plateau of Texas: Implications for Efficacy, Behavior, and Territoriality
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): John M. Tomeček, Justin T. French, John W. Walker, Nova J. Silvy, Nicholas A. Bromen
Livestock guardian dog (Canis lupus familiaris; LGD) breeds of domestic dog worldwide provide a degree of control over predation losses. The application of LGDs as a wildlife damage management tool evolved as a cultural practice in the Old World. In the 1970s, this tool emerged in North...
Veterinarians Experience Animal Welfare Control Work as Stressful
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sofia Väärikkälä, Laura Hänninen, Mari Nevas
The aim of the study was to evaluate the job satisfaction of official veterinarians working in the field of animal welfare control and identify both positive features and challenges of their work. An electronic questionnaire was designed to evaluate job satisfaction. The questionnaire was...
Serum Protein Gel Agarose Electrophoresis in Captive Tigers
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Daniela Proverbio, Roberta Perego, Luciana Baggiani, Giuliano Ravasio, Daniela Giambellini, Eva Spada
Given the endangered status of tigers (Panthera tigris), the health of each individual is important and any data on blood chemistry values can provide valuable information alongside the assessment of physical condition. The nature of tigers in the wild makes it is extremely difficult to obtain...
A Systematic Review of Hippotherapy (horseback riding) for Individuals with Autism is the Cognitive Level Considered?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Osnat Atun-Einy, Meir Lotan
Background: Hippotherapy (HT) or horseback riding is a therapeutic modality that is suggested to improve function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Aim: The aim of this review was to evaluate HT in children...
Welfare Assessment of 30 Dairy Goat Farms in the Midwestern United States
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melissa N. Hempstead, Taylor M. Lindquist, Jan K. Shearer, Leslie C. Shearer, Vanessa M. Cave, Paul J. Plummer
Dairy goat animal welfare assessment protocols have been developed and conducted in Europe and the United Kingdom for dairy goats; however, there are no published reports of large-scale welfare assessment for dairy goats on farms in the Midwestern United States (US). Therefore, the objective...
Wolf Media Coverage in the Region of Castilla y León (Spain): Variations over Time and in Two Contrasting Socio-Ecological Settings
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miguel Delibes-Mateos
People’s attitudes towards large carnivores, and thus public support for their conservation, can be influenced by how these species are framed in the media. Therefore, assessing media coverage of large carnivores is of particular interest for their coexistence with humans. I used content...
Astrovirus Outbreak in an Animal Shelter Associated With Feline Vomiting
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yanpeng Li, Emilia Gordon, Amanda Idle, Alvin Hui, Roxanne Chan, M. Alexis Seguin, Eric Delwart
An outbreak of cat vomiting was observed in an animal shelter. Testing for known enteric feline pathogens did not identify a causative agent. Viral metagenomics on four mini pools of feces from cases and controls housed in the same area revealed the presence of feline astrovirus in all pools....
Applied cognition research to improve sheep welfare
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kristina Horback
If a change is going to occur in the care and management of domestic sheep, there needs to be a collaborative effort across many disciplines. This review by Marino & Merskin of the literature on cognitive processing in domestic sheep is limited by the inherent bias of the authors, including...
[Review] Vicki Hutton, A Reason to Live: HIV and Animal Companions. Purdue University Press, 2019. 257pp
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wendy Woodward
In 2012, Vicki Hutton interviewed eleven men in Australia who had contracted HIV. The interviews focused on the healing effects of living with ‘companion animals’, some of whom attended the interviews. Hutton illustrates repeatedly how these animals embodied a reason for HIV...
Owner and Veterinarian Perceptions About Use of a Canine Quality of Life Survey in Primary Care Settings
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kennedy K. Mwacalimba, Francesca M. Contadini, Nathaniel Spofford, Karen Lopez, Aimee Hunt, Andrea Wright, Elizabeth M. Lund, Larissa Minicucci
This paper describes dog owner and veterinarian perceptions around the use of a validated canine quality of life (QOL) survey to facilitate wellness conversations in two clinical settings: a veterinary teaching hospital (pilot, Phase 1) and five corporate general practice hospitals (Phase 2)....