Workshop summary : One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization for Multi-Sectoral Engagement in Tanania : Dar es Salaam, Tanzania March 23–24, 2017
The purpose of this two-day workshop was to identify zoonotic diseases of greatest national concern for Tanzania using a One Health approach, with input from representatives of human health, livestock, agriculture, wildlife, environment, research, and higher education sectors. In preparation...
Holy Dogs and Asses: Finding Animals in Christian History
Reports | Contributor(s): Laura Hobgood-Oster
Animals in Research and Education: Ethical Issues
Reports | Contributor(s): Laura Jane Bishop, Anita Lonnes Nolen
Scientific inquiry is inexorably tied to animal experimentation in the popular imagination and human history. Many, if not most, of the spectacular innovations in the medical understanding and treatment of today’s human maladies have been based on research using animals. However, the use...
Disability assistance animals or not? Problems in policy and practice workshop: summary and scoping discussion paper
Reports | Contributor(s): Paul Harpur, Martie-Louise Verreynne, Nancy Pachana, Peter Billings, Brent Ritchie
The Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) defines assistance animals to include dogs or other animals that are trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability and to meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate...
Environmental Impacts of One Puppy Mill Among Many: A Case History
Reports | Contributor(s): John A. Gill
In recent decades, the animal welfare aspects of irresponsibly-managed commercial dog-breeding businesses have attracted national attention, prompting legislative and regulatory actions. However, the environmental impacts of such businesses, also known as puppy mills, have received far less...
Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress
Reports | Contributor(s): Margot L. Wiscovitch
Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...
2016 Study of Current Conditions of Kentucky County Animal Shelters and Degree of Compliance with Kentucky Animal Shelter Laws
Reports | Contributor(s): Cynthia L. Gaskill, Rachel Cullman-Clark, Liane Lachiewicz, Matt Lamarre, Brad Rohleder, Kristin Sadler, Rachel Sparling, Craig N. Carter
Kentucky’s county animal shelter conditions have not been studied for over 20 years. Major goals of this study were to assess current conditions in Kentucky’s county shelters and determine the degree of compliance with Kentucky shelter laws. Additional information was gathered to...
A simple method for determining pulse width as a substitute for RR interval: A brief technical guide
Reports | Contributor(s): James Heathers, Matthew Goodwin
Photoplethysmography (PPG) provides cheap, simple access to pulsatile intervals which correspond to heart beats. However, it often provides a signal which is significantly degraded,and requires cleaning. Manual correction is time consuming, automated correction often fails to deal with unusual...
Independent Study 490A: Positive Reinforcement Training Piglets to Stand in a Container and Follow a Human
Reports | Contributor(s): Adrianne R. Kaiser, Anna K. Johnson, Jason W. Ross, Joshua T. Selsby, Kenneth J. Stalder
The Department of Animal Science within the biomedical research area is using the pig as a model for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the leading, fatal, X-linked disease, affecting 1:3,500 male births worldwide. Two tests require the pigs afflicted with...
Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.
Reports | Contributor(s): Robert H. Poresky
Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development
Reports | Contributor(s): Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix
Promoting Social Competence among Low-Income Urban Appalachian Adolescents
Reports | Contributor(s): Fred C. Hoeweler
Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change
Reports | Contributor(s): James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck
So You Have A Dog?
Reports | Contributor(s): Donald Irwin Craig
So You Have a Dog? © Donald I. Craig, Jr., 2014 “We have had civilizations without horses and even civilizations without the wheel, but never civilizations without dogs. No dogs, no humanity.” – Piero Scanziani, Italian...
So You Have A Dog?
Reports | Contributor(s): Donald Irwin Craig, Donald I. Craig
Responsibilities of dog ownership and benefits of a family dog.
An Experimental Course: Animal Handling, Safety, and Well-Being
Reports | Contributor(s): Brady M McNeil, Heather A Jennings, Christen G. Jackson, Anna K. Johnson, Jodi A. Sterle
Students in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University are coming from increasingly diverse backgrounds, with little to no experience working with or handling various livestock species. In order to best accommodate these students, additional courses are being developed, one of...
Distance of Nursery Pig Snout and Tails from a Human Observer during an Approachability Test
Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K Johnson, Kenneth J Stalder, Locke A Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine the distance of nursery pigs snout and tails from a human observer when classified as touched, orientated to the human or s not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using a digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...
Gilt and Barrow Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer
Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke. A Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig sex affected how many pigs touched and orientated to the human or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using a live human observation and a digital image collection methodology. A complete...
Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer
Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using live human observation and digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...
The Role of Clinical Veterinary Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Laboratory Animal Distress
Reports | Contributor(s): V. Hampshire
It is doubtful that the scientific community will ever arrive at a consensus definition for distress as it may be attempted for the purposes of improving animal welfare in and across the myriad of research, testing and teaching facilities in the United States and throughout the minuet of...