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...
A framework for understanding zoonoses at the livestock-human interface in western Kenya
Presentations | Contributor(s): E. Fèvre
This presentation discusses zoonoses, pathogens, and the aims of a study taking plave in Kenya to address the livestock-human interface.
Livestock and human health: the Good, the Bad, the Gaps
Presentations | Contributor(s): Delia Grace
A presentation prepared by Delia Grace for the ILRI Annual Program Meeting (APM) 2010, held at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 14-17, 2010. The presentation discusses the connection between livestock and health.
Participatory epidemiology in animal and human health
Presentations | Contributor(s): S. Hendrickx, C. Pissang
This presentation discusses Participatory Epidemiology and it's benefits to human and animal communities.
The Link, One Health, and Social Capital: A New Strategy for Empathy Education and Social Work
Presentations | Contributor(s): Phil Arkow
For 150 years, animal welfare and veterinary advocates have promoted a doctrine that animal welfare will be enhanced by teaching children kindness to animals and responsible animal husbandry practices. However, these efforts have been stymied by societal and professional perceptions that “animal”...
Natural Dog Training Provides New Ways To Understand And Manage Stresses Of Canine Assisted Work
Presentations | Contributor(s): Jean Marie Thompson, Kevin Behan
Limiting dis-stress experienced by assisted therapy, crisis response, and combat comfort dogs is a concern of handlers, organizations, and researchers. Dogs communicate feelings via body language especially muzzle expressions and physical behaviors that people and other animals recognize....
Canines and Childhood Cancer: The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Patients, Families and Therapy Dogs
Presentations | Contributor(s): Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris
For many people, animals take center stage in their daily lives, offering companionship, comfort, joy and for some, even kinship. Increasingly, greater attention has been given to the roles that animals can play in supporting the health and emotional well-being of people in need, specifically...
Keeping Them Fed or Keeping Them Frozen: Disaster Preparedness and Response for Laboratories and Research Animals
Presentations | Contributor(s): Suzanna M. Blake
This presentation will explore the additional items to add to emergency preparedness and response plans to protect research and animals on campus. Using examples from recent disasters and events, the speaker will describe consequences of lack of preparedness, considerations for research...
Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) in Research and Clinical Practice
Presentations | Contributor(s): Dr. Deborah Linder, Dr. Megan Mueller
Human-animal interaction is any interaction between humans and animals: educational outreach or activities that discuss the topic of animals or pets; pets in households; animal visitation from registered therapy animals; animal assisted therapy (AAT) and animal assisted activities (AAA). As part...
Emerging Diseases, Zoonoses and Vaccines to Control Them
Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul-Pierre Pastoret
A slide presentation.
Pet Loss and the Elderly
Presentations | Contributor(s): Daphne D’Gama
Companion animals are known to provide numerous psychosocial benefits to their owners. It is due to these prominent and positive contributions that individuals develop a deep attachment with their pet. Consequently pet owners experience intense grief reactions following the death of a cherished...