The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students
Presentations | Contributor(s): Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler
Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia. Some universities are working to create supportive student communities and a more home-like...
Service Dogs and How They Help Human Beings
Presentations | Contributor(s): Anna Ercoli Schnitzer
Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service...
A Functional Tool for the Prioritization of Zoonotic Diseases in Ontario
Presentations | Contributor(s): Victoria Ng, Jan M. Sargeant
Presentation on the creation of a functional tool regarding prioritization of zoonotic diseases in Ontario including a discussion of disease criteria for prioritization and multi-criteria decision analysis.
Hunters' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards Wildlife Disease in Ohio
Presentations | Contributor(s): Pallavi Oruganti
Ethnographic research is critical to understanding the human dimensions of wildlife diseases and management, as it allows us to understand the potential social contributors of disease transmission in specific populations. Hunters play a significant role in the ecology of wildlife disease...
For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children
Presentations | Contributor(s): Rachel Lee
Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...
Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows
Presentations | Contributor(s): L.M. Hunt
This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be part of farmers’ everyday life and become part of their sense of...
A systematic review of zoonoses transmission and livestock/wildlife interactions: Preliminary findings
Presentations | Contributor(s): Delia Grace, R. Kock, J. Rushton, F. Mutua, J.J. McDermott, D.U. Pfeiffer, B. Jones
Around 60% of all human pathogens are zoonoses and domestic animals and wildlife are of equal importance as reservoir hosts. Moreover, most emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses and most emerge from wildlife. There have been several recent initiatives to categorize zoonoses and their...
Politics, Policy, Profit and People: How They Help and Hinder Animal Welfare
Presentations | Contributor(s): Jennifer Walker
This information was presented the 2016 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference, organized by the PRO-DAIRY Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Softcover copies of the entire conference proceedings may be purchased at http:// ansci.cornell.edu/dm/ or by...
Perceptions of Pit Bulls and Other Canine Breeds
Presentations | Contributor(s): Mallary Paoli
The purpose of this study is to research people’s attitudes towards pit bull breeds compared to other dog breeds. The term “pit bull” refers to a type of dog with certain physical features including a muscular and stocky build, short coats, and a large skull with a square jaw....
What is the price of love? The ethics of ever-escalating medical care costs for companion animals
Presentations | Contributor(s): Amanda Morgan Payne
Medical and surgical procedures that previously only existed in the realm of human medicine have been making the move into the world of veterinary medicine. While these advancements can provide lifesaving treatments for beloved companion animals, there exists a grey area in which the application...
Dog Behavior: An Evolutionary Perspective
Presentations | Contributor(s): Laura Noel
The behavior of the modern domesticated dog is heavily influenced in its evolutionary history. I studied the evolution of the domestic dog from its origins and applied this evolutionary history to understanding the behavior of domestic dogs, and how it differs from undomesticated canine species....
All Weather Doghouse
Presentations | Contributor(s): Marcus Catchpole
Room to Roam: Using GPS to Determine the Effect of Exhibit Size and Herd Size on Zoo Elephant Movement
Presentations | Contributor(s): Matthew Holdgate, Deborah A. Duffield, David J. Shepherdson
Asian and African elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta spp.) are particularly susceptible to welfare concerns in zoological institutions due to their high intelligence, complex social structures, and sheer size. Zoo elephants are also limited by the space available to them, and the resulting...
Filthy Cellars and Healthy Pets: Relationships between Public Health, Pets and Veterinarians in Cincinnati Prior to World War I
Presentations | Contributor(s): Kelly Wenig
In 1868, Board of Health officials in the city of Cincinnati declared that all animals had to be removed from the basements of city residences. In his report on the state of the city, health officer William C. Clendenin commented that “[t]he extent to which cellars are used throughout the...
Information Literacy is Going to the Dogs
Presentations | Contributor(s): Kathy Albertson
In this First Year Experience course at Georgia Southern, students who chose to take the 2-credit course on America’s Obsession with Dogs learned about and applied information literacy skills as they researched topics of their choices. This workshop will share the activities used to keep...
Presentations | Contributor(s): Jesi Chavez (Gelbaum)
The purpose of the project was to develop a pet therapy program for older adults, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund the program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Long Beach and West Orange County.
An Animal Assisted Therapy Program For Children With Mental Health Disorders: A Grant Proposal
Presentations | Contributor(s): Daisy Arriaza
Galápagos sea lion behavior differences in relation to human exposure
Presentations | Contributor(s): Connor M. Piechota, Kevin R. Watson, Ryan J. Fuxa
Our study examined the behavioral differences of the Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) in relation to human presence. Our main goal was to determine whether sea lions would be more aggressive as a result of high frequencies of human exposure. We hypothesized that sea lions would...
The Benefits of Exposure to Animals for Persons with Dementia: A Literature Review
Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephanie Bennett
This literature review was performed to assess the current standing of the use of animals as a therapeutic agent for individuals suffering from dementia. This area of study is currently broad; therefore the intent of reviewing the current literature was to establish what has been studied at this...
Human and Wildlife Conflicts
Presentations | Contributor(s): Larry Clark
The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is the research arm of the USDA's Wildlife Services program. The NWRC is charged with developing methods to resolve conflicts between humans and wildlife, spanning the areas of agriculture and natural resource protection, invasive species, wildlife...