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  1. Pets in Voluntary Household Quarantine

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): J. Scott Weese, Stephen A. Kruth

  2. Prioritizing Zoonoses for Global Health Capacity Building—Themes from One Health Zoonotic Disease Workshops in 7 Countries, 2014–2016

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephanie J Salyer, Rachel Silver, Kerri Simone, Casey Barton Behravesh

    Zoonotic diseases represent critical threats to global health security. Effective mitigation of the impact of endemic and emerging zoonotic diseases of public health importance requires multisectoral collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships. The US Centers for Disease Control and...

  3. Notes from the Field: Responding to an Outbreak of Monkeypox Using the One Health Approach — Nigeria, 2017–2018

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Womi-Eteng Eteng, Anna Mandra, Jeff Doty, Adesola Yinka-Ogunleye, Sola Aruna, Mary G. Reynolds, Andrea M. McCollum, Whitni Davidson, Kimberly Wilkins, Muhammad Saleh, Oladipupo Ipadeola, Lamin Manneh, Uchenna Anebonam, Zainab Abdulkareem, Nma Okoli, Jeremiah Agenyi, Chioma Dan-Nwafor, Ibrahim Mahmodu, Chikwe Ihekweazu

  4. Cats and owners interact more with each other after a longer duration of separation

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matilda Eriksson, Linda J. Keeling, Therese Rehn

    Little is known about the cat’s (Felis silvestris catus) need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent pets than e.g. dogs. In this study, we investigated the effect of time left alone at home on cat behaviour (e.g. social and distress-related)...

  5. Prioritizing zoonotic diseases in Ethiopia using a one health approach

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily G.Pieracci, Aron J.Hall, Radhika Gharpure, Abraham Haile, Elias Walelign, Asefa Deressa, Getahun Bahiru, Meron Kibebe, Henry Walke, Ermias Belay

    Background Ethiopia has the second largest human population in Africa and the largest livestock population on the continent. About 80% of Ethiopians are dependent on agriculture and have direct contact with livestock or other domestic animals. As a result, the country is vulnerable to the...

  6. One Health – a strategy for resilience in a changing arctic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bruce A Ruscio, Michael Brubaker, Joshua Glasser, Will Hueston, Thomas W. Hennessy

    The circumpolar north is uniquely vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change. While international Arctic collaboration on health has enhanced partnerships and advanced the health of inhabitants, significant challenges lie ahead. One Health is an approach that considers the connections...

  7. Hendra Virus Vaccine, a One Health Approach to Protecting Horse, Human, and Environmental Health

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Deborah Middleton, Jackie Pallister, Reuben Klein, Yan-Ru Feng, Jessica Haining, Rachel Arkinstall, Leah Frazer, Jin-An Huang, Nigel Edwards, Mark Wareing, Martin Elhay, Zia Hashmi, John Bingham, Manabu Yamada, Dayna Johnson, John White, Adam Foord, Hans G. Heine, Glenn A. Marsh, Christopher C. Broder, Lin-Fa Wang

    In recent years, the emergence of several highly pathogenic  zoonotic  diseases in humans has led to a renewed emphasis on the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health, otherwise known as One Health. For example, Hendra virus...

  8. Childhood Attachment to Pets: Associations between Pet Attachment, Attitudes to Animals, Compassion, and Humane Behaviour

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roxanne D Hawkins, Joanne M Williams, Scottish SPCA

    Attachment to pets has an important role in children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development, mental health, well-being, and quality of life. This study examined associations between childhood attachment to pets and caring and friendship behaviour, compassion, and attitudes towards...

  9. Investigation and Control of Anthrax Outbreak at the Human–Animal Interface, Bhutan, 2010

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nirmal K Thapa, Tenzin Tenzin, Karma Wangdi, Tshering Dorji, Migma Migma, Jambay Dorjee, Chung K Marston, Alex R Hoffmaster, Tenzin Migma

    In 2010, we investigated anthrax outbreak in Bhutan. A total of 43 domestic animals died, and cutaneous anthrax developed in 9 persons, and 1 died. All affected persons had contact with the carcasses of infected animals. Comprehensive preparedness and response guidelines are needed to increase...

  10. Integrated Human-Animal Disease Surveillance

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Whitney A Mauer, John B Kaneene

  11. The concept of health in One Health and some practical implications for research and education: what is One Health?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Henrik Lerner, Charlotte Berg

  12. Equine Assisted Interventions (EAIs): Methodological Considerations for Stress Assessment in Horses

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marta De Santis, Laura Contalbrigo, Marta Borgi, Francesca Cirulli, Fabio Luzi, Veronica Redaelli, Annalisa Stefani, Marica Toson, Rosangela Odore, Cristina Vercelli, Emanuela Valle, Luca Farina

    Equine assisted interventions (EAIs) are recently facing an increasing popularity, and are characterized by a wide diversity of practices. However, information on the welfare of animals involved in this kind of activity is often lacking. Horses are highly susceptible to work stressors related...

  13. Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Saan Ecker, Amy Lykins

    Influences from human-horse interactions form the basis of the emerging field of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP). However, the psychophysiological effects of horses on humans in the EAP context have been underinvestigated. This multiple single case design study examined the effects of...

  14. Psychosocial Impact of Pet Keeping on Schoolchildren in China

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yanxia Song, Toshiya Hirose, Naoko Koda

    Studies in Western countries have demonstrated the benefits of pets for humans. However, there are not many studies on human-pet relationships in different cultures and societies; for example, few in Asia. This questionnaire survey demonstrated that attachment to pets benefits the psychosocial...

  15. Interpersonal and Pet Attachment, Empathy toward Animals, and Anthropomorphism: An Investigation of Pet Owners in Romania

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alina Simona Rusu, Carmen Costea-Barlutiu, Dennis C. Turner

    The current study investigates the associations between interpersonal and pet attachment (anxiety and avoidance dimensions), empathy toward animals, and anthropomorphism in the Romanian cultural context, where problems regarding the effectiveness of pet management programs are still being...

  16. The Meaning and Motivation of Children Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor

    Background: Despite claims that animal-assisted therapy is beneficial, there is limited empirical evidence supporting this. Current literature supports the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits an animal can provide, but few studies have explored the outcomes of incorporating an...

  17. The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ranell L. Mueller, Elizabeth G. Hunter

    Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...

  18. Paws for Thought: The Importance of Dogs in a Seniors Social Intervention

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elisa Maria Concetta Papotto, Jessica Lee Oliva Dr

    As Australia faces an aging population with an unprecedented life expectancy, it is the community’s obligation to ensure seniors are offered resources to support their well-being. Studies investigating loneliness in aged-care facilities attest to the therapeutic properties of dogs for...

  19. An Animal-Assisted Intervention Study in the Nursing Home: Lessons Learned

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lonneke G. J. A. Schuurmans, Inge Noback, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers

    AAI studies in the nursing home pose a specific set of challenges. In this article the practical and ethical issues encountered during a Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home AAI study are addressed with the aim of sharing our experiences for future researchers as well as AAI practitioners in...

  20. Conservation Psychology: A Gap in Current Australian Undergraduate Psychology Education?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elissa Pearson

    Human actions have contributed to numerous environmental challenges, including climate change and a significant loss of the world’s biodiversity. As the scientific study of human thought and behaviour, psychology has much to offer in better understanding these issues, as well as fostering...