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  1. Is there a role for pet fish in the primary classroom?

    Contributor(s): Rebecca Lewis, Essi Karvonen, Nancy Gee, Donna Snellgrove, Paula Cowan, Katherine Sloman

    There is growing evidence within the Human-Animal Interaction literature that activities involving contact with live animals can be of considerable benefit to children. Suggested advantages of activities which involve animal interaction include increased empathy and social interactions (Daly and...

  2. Keeping Fish As Pets: Perceptions From Fish Owners In Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

    Contributor(s): R. Gobiraj, P. Shobiya, K. Sivashanthini

    Fishkeeping is a popular hobby worldwide. Owning a fish pet and caring for its welfare is known as pet fish ownership. National and district-level information on pet fish ownership is limited. The present study aimed to collect basic information on owners’ perceptions of keeping pet fish...

  3. Animal Assisted Therapy: An Effective Solution for Symptoms of Dementia in Institutionalized Elderly Patients

    Contributor(s): Peter Ashley, Jennifer Eriksson, Ashley Jeon

    Background: Dementia is a term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a severe decline in core mental abilities that are not part of the normal ageing process. Memory, communication and language, attention, reasoning and judgement, and visual perception may be significantly...

  4. Ecophysiology to understand elephants' crop raiding behavior.

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    Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Ngama, C. Vermeulen, J. Bindelle

    Conservation science has emerged to stem the current loss of biodiversity. To be efficient in this goal it needs integrative disciplines like ecophysiology, a biological field that studies the adaptation of an organism's physiology to environmental conditions. Surprisingly few...

  5. Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA), Companion Animals and Independent Agency: Why as criminologists we need to start a conversation beyond speciesism and towards an intersectional approach.

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    Presentations | Contributor(s): Di Turgoose, Ruth E. McKie

    Government strategies (such as VAWG) and the Domestic Abuse Consultation (2019) have begun to recognise the importance of supporting and developing strategies to address other ‘invisible’ and ‘vulnerable’ victims/survivors of DVA as distinct topics for empirical study...

  6. How Much Does the Welfare of the People Affect the Welfare of the Animals?

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    Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert Hagevoort

    This presentation will focus on the concept that animal welfare doesn’t live in a vacuum; it’s the outcome of an interaction between a human and an animal, and it can either have a positive or a negative outcome. The question explored in this presentation is how much does the...

  7. Animals on Campus and in the Workplace

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    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...

  8. Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia Patients Experiencing Agitation

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    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....

  9. Is There An Association Between Animals and Inmate Mental Health?

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    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...

  10. Case Study: Horse Drawn Carriages in Philadelphia

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    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.

  11. Can cattle handling affect morbidity?

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    Presentations | Contributor(s): Ronald Gill

  12. Where is Home? The Unpredictability of Life as a Cypriot Stray Dog.

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    Presentations | Contributor(s): C. Baker

  13. Human Animal Interaction:Optimizing HAI Costs & Benefits: Study of Expert Opinion in Japan & Rest of World

    Presentations | Contributor(s): TR Zengage

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students

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    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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. 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...