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  1. More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslosser, Ingo Froboese

    Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...

  2. Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc.

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    The mission of Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc. (DITR) is to bring dogs in need together with the people that need them most. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that gives shelter dogs opportunities to become invaluable life partners to individuals and families impacted by...

  3. All That Fuss Just for Some Bloody Badgers? The Politics of Wildlife in Infrastructure Construction

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Daniel Sage, Andy Dainty, Kjell Tryggestad, Lise Justesen, Jan Mouritsen

    Across many construction projects, and especially infrastructure projects, efforts to mitigate the potential loss of biodiversity and habitat are significant, and at times controversial. In our paper we do not propose to gauge the success or failure of this effort; rather we are interested in...

  4. Coyote (Canis latrans) diet in an urban environment: variation relative to pet conflicts, housing density, and season

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): S. A. Poessel, E. C. Mock, S. W. Breck

    Coyotes (Canis latrans Say, 1823) are highly successful in urbanized environments, but as they populate cities, conflict can occur and often manifests in the form of incidents with pets. To better understand whether coyotes view pets as prey or, alternatively, as competitors or a threat,...

  5. A Global Review of Animal–Visitor Interactions in Modern Zoos and Aquariums and Their Implications for Wild Animal Welfare

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neil D’Cruze, Sophie Khan, Gemma Carder, David Megson, Emma Coulthard, John Norrey, Georgina Groves

    We provide an initial insight into the occurrence and characteristics of animal-visitor interactions (AVIs) involving captive wild animals within zoos and aquaria. Using information provided online via official public websites of modern zoos and aquaria, we found that AVIs were provided by the...

  6. Welfare Assessment in Shelter Dogs by Using Physiological and Immunological Parameters

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cecilia Righi, Laura Menchetti, Riccardo Orlandi, Livia Moscati, Stefania Mancini, Silvana Diverio

    This study aimed to evaluate the state of welfare of a group of dogs during the first month after entering the shelter by using different stress parameters. Blood and fecal samples were collected from a group of 71 dogs at the time of admission to the shelter. In 46 of these dogs, sampling was...

  7. A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...

  8. The Texas of Canada: Traveling with Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 6 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross Alberta into British Columbia at the eastern terminus of the ALCAN, or Alaska-Canada Highway.    

  9. The Canadian Prairie: Traveling with Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 5 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, views of the Canadian prairie are described from the U.S. border through Saskatchewan.

  10. The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)

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    Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of...

  11. Elephants of the Pink City, Jaipur, India: A Study of the Captive Elephant Welfare and Management Practice in Ex-Situ Environmental Conditions

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Ayan Sasmal

    Although the arid Rajasthan desert is far from native elephant habitat, captive elephants (Elephas maximus) are managed by some private owners in Jaipur. The semi-arid Jaipur experiences a very hot summer and an extreme cold winter. Along with this, improper management practice and tremendous...

  12. Arriving at Anchorage: Traveling with Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 9 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers stopped to admire the Matanuska Glacier before proceeding to Anchorage for a good night's sleep in a hotel and a rendezvous with Doris, Dr. Smith's wife who had flown in.

  13. Tender Little Hearts

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    Tender Little Hearts was conceived as an equine therapy outreach program for children and adults.  We aspire to create an environment where every horse is given a purpose to enrich a human life, bring joy and comfort, and leave every person with a reason to smile. ​ This corporation was...

  14. A Zoopolean look at animal research ethics

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Andrew T. Fenton

    I will discuss how animal laboratory research can be ethically analyzed using Donaldson and Kymlicka’s political theory of animal rights. To accomplish this, I will not presuppose their strong animal rights framework. Donaldson and Kymlicka’s approach revolves around some basic...

  15. Le chien : un loup domestiqué pour communiquer avec l'homme : l'agressivité du chien

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Il est établi, sur la base des recherches en archéozoologie et en génétique moléculaire, que le loup serait le principal ancêtre du chien et que la domestication se serait produite il y a 14000 ou 15000 ans, soit 5000 ans avant la domestication d'une...

  16. Traveling Dog Named Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    The life of Beau, a favorite dog of the Smith family, is chronicled during his years of travelling, including to an epic journey to Alaska. Remembering those moments provides some of the greatest blessings through that special relationship called the human-animal bond.

  17. HorsePlay Therapy Center

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    HorsePlay Therapy Center is a not-for-profit therapy organization, located in the heart of St. Augustine, FL, that specializes in serving children with special needs and veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries. Our facility is based on the leading national medical therapy model...

  18. Beyond Recovery: Understanding the Postbereavement Growth From Companion Animal Loss

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paul W.C. Wong, Kenny C.T. Lau, Lucia L. Liu, Gloria S.N. Yuen, Poon Wing-Lok

  19. Pet Humanisation and Related Grief: Development and Validation of a Structured Questionnaire Instrument to Evaluate Grief in People Who Have Lost a Companion Dog

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stefania Uccheddu, Loriana de Cataldo, Mariangela Albertini, Stanley Coren, Goncalo Da Graça Pereira, Anouck Haverbeke, Daniel Simon Mills, Ludovica Pierantoni, Stefanie Riemer, Lucia Ronconi, Ines Testoni, Federica Pirrone

  20. Pet loss and continuing bonds in children and adolescents

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Michael Schmidt, Paige E. Naylor, Diana Cohen, Rowena Gomez, James A. Moses Jr, Max Rappoport, Wendy Packman

    There is little research available regarding the impact of pet loss on children. In the current mixed-methods study, we explored the different ways that children use continuing bonds (CB) to cope following the death of a pet. We studied 32 children (5–18 years) and their parents....