Animals on Campus and in the Workplace
Presentations | Contributor(s): Ian Allen, Ruth Carlton-Appleton, Brett Lohoefener
Animals on campus are becoming a hot button issue for students, faculty, and staff. Iowa State University staff members Brett Lohoefener (University Counsel), Ian Allen (Student Disability Resources), and Ruth Carlton-Appleton (University Human Resources) will present information on the...
Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia Patients Experiencing Agitation
Presentations | Contributor(s): Beata Prendergast
Background: Several studies suggest that nonpharmacological interventions are preferred for first-line therapy when managing symptoms such as agitation associated with dementia. Patients experiencing dementia most likely develop behavioral symptoms throughout the course of their illnesses....
Is There An Association Between Animals and Inmate Mental Health?
Presentations | Contributor(s): Cole Benko
The idea of using animals and, in some cases, service animals, for therapeutic services has been becoming more popular recently. The definition of a service animal states that any dog who is trained to complete tasks in order to benefit a person who has a disability, however, all kinds of...
Case Study: Horse Drawn Carriages in Philadelphia
Presentations | Contributor(s): Bibi Khan, Michael Jones, Hamid Bertal, Regina Tendayi
Hypothesis Horse & Carriage ride business is not sustainable. Supply & Demand: Awareness of inhumane treatment of carriage horses will lead to the decline of demand for the rides which leads to decline in revenue. This is not sustainable.
Can cattle handling affect morbidity?
Presentations | Contributor(s): Ronald Gill
Where is Home? The Unpredictability of Life as a Cypriot Stray Dog.
Presentations | Contributor(s): C. Baker
Human Animal Interaction:Optimizing HAI Costs & Benefits: Study of Expert Opinion in Japan & Rest of World
Presentations | Contributor(s): TR Zengage
Pit Bulls Today
Presentations | Contributor(s): Hannah Nation
The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that come...
The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan
Presentations | Contributor(s): Ming-Lee Yeh
Purpose: This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan.Methods: Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy (AAT), this program included two stages. Based on a quasi-experimental research design, 58 elder residents with dementia in nursing...
Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions
Presentations | Contributor(s): Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson
Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...
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...