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  1. Miller-Rada Commitment to Pets Scale

    From :Staats, S.; Miller, D.; Carnot, M. J.; Rada, K.; Turnes, J. (1996). The Miller-Rada commitment to pets scale. Anthrozoös, 9(2/3), 88-93.Used in :

  2. Small Ruminants: Farmers' Hope in a World Threatened by Water Scarcity

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oluwakamisi F. Akinmoladun, Voster Muchenje, Fabian N. Fon, Conference T. Mpendulo

    The availability and sustainability of suitable and good quality drinking water is a global concern. Such uncertainties threaten livestock production with an attendant ripple effect on food security. Small ruminants, including sheep and goats, appear to be promising to smallholder farmers in...

  3. Evaluation of Animal-Based Indicators to Be Used in a Welfare Assessment Protocol for Sheep

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Susan E. Richmond, Francoise Wemelsfelder, Ina Beltran de Heredia, Roberto Ruiz, Elisabetta Canali, Cathy M. Dwyer

    Sheep are managed under a variety of different environments (continually outdoors, partially outdoors with seasonal or diurnal variation, continuously indoors) and for different purposes, which makes assessing welfare challenging. This diversity means that resource-based indicators are not...

  4. Descriptive Texts in Dog Profiles Associated with Length of Stay Via an Online Rescue Network

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mizuho Nakamura, Navneet K. Dhand, Melissa J. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy

    To increase the public’s awareness of animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists animals available from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the descriptions accompanying online PetRescue...

  5. Framework for Estimating Indirect Costs in Animal Health Using Time Series Analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alyson S. Barratt, Karl M. Rich, Jude I. Eze, Thibaud Porphyre, George J. Gunn, Alistair W. Stott

    Traditionally, cost-benefit analyses (CBAs) focus on the direct costs of animal disease, including animal mortality, morbidity, and associated response costs. However, such approaches often fail to capture the wider, dynamic market impacts that could arise. The duration of these market...

  6. Catching a glimpse of the bacterial gut community of companion animals: a canine and feline perspective

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Giulia Alessandri, Chiara Argentini, Christian Milani, Francesca Turroni, Maria Cristina Ossiprandi, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura

    Dogs and cats have gained a special position in human society by becoming our principal companion animals. In this context, efforts to ensure their health and welfare have increased exponentially, with in recent times a growing interest in assessing the impact of the gut microbiota on canine...

  7. Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles Admitted to Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities in Iowa, 2004–2014

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Taylor Yaw, Kay Neumann, Linette Bernard, Jodeane Cancilla, Terese Evans, Adam Martin-Schwarze, Bianca Zaffarano

    Eleven years (2004–2014) of bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus data from four independent, state and federally permitted wildlife rehabilitators in Iowa were assessed for the prevalence of elevated lead levels in blood or tissue samples. The relationship between blood lead...

  8. Environmental Factors That Affect Kenneled Shelter Dogs in Connecticut

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Laura Burban

  9. Effects of Regulating Visitor Viewing Proximity and the Intensity of Visitor Behaviour on Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) Behaviour and Welfare

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Samantha J. Chiew, Kym L. Butler, Sally L. Sherwen, Grahame J. Coleman, Kerry V. Fanson, Paul H. Hemsworth

    We examined the effects of regulating the viewing proximity of visitors and the intensity of visitor behaviour on behaviours indicative of fear and stress physiology of 15 zoo-housed little penguins (Eudyptula minor). A 2 × 2 factorial fully randomised design was used to examine the...

  10. A Comparative Study of Dog- and Cat-Induced Injury on Incidence and Risk Factors among Children

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ying Chen, Yang Gao, Li Zhou, Yafei Tan, Liping Li

    Background: Millions of people are bitten by animals each year, with approximately 90% of the injuries being caused by dogs and cats. However, few studies focus on risk factors of dog- and cat-induced injury in China. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the rate of...

  11. Animal Assisted Therapy for Adult Domestic Violence Survivors

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Kaden Flynn

    The focus for my research project for my Women and Gender Studies, Capstone course has revolved around Domestic Violence and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). AAT has been around since the 18th century but the benefits of it, aren’t talked about enough; when looking at what it does for adult...

  12. Equine Activities Influence Horses' Responses to Different Stimuli: Could This Have an Impact on Equine Welfare?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tiago Mendonça, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Izabela Kowalczyk, Julien Leclercq, Sana Arroub, Patrick Pageat

    The learning and cognitive challenges that horses may face differ according to the activities in which they are involved. The aim of this investigation was to study the influence of equine activities on the behavioral responses and autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity of adult horses....

  13. Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Astrid Huopalainen, Suvi Satama

    How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...

  14. Benefits of Green Care for Youth with a Mental Health Diagnosis

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Rebecca Nosbusch

    Green Care provides therapeutic interventions using both plants and animals. While common in Norway and Holland Green Care is just beginning to take hold in the United States. This research looks at the possible benefits of Green Care to youth who have a mental health diagnosis. This was done...

  15. Orangutans' Comprehension of Zoo Keepers' Communicative Signals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Guillaume Dezecache, Aude Bourgeois, Christophe Bazin, Philippe Schlenker, Emmanuel Chemla, Audrey Maille

    Zoological institutions often encourage cooperative interactions between keepers and animals so as to promote animals’ welfare. One useful technique has been conditioning training, whereby animals learn to respond to keepers’ requests, which facilitates a number of, otherwise...

  16. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wasantha Jayawardene, Lesa Huber, Jimmy McDonnell, Laurel Curran, Sarah Larson, Stephanie Dickinson, Xiwei Chen, Erika Pena, Aletha Carson, Jeanne Johnston

    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...

  17. Optimization of human, animal, and environmental health by using the One Health approach

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jonathan M. Sleeman, Thomas DeLiberto, Natalie Nguyen

    Emerging diseases are increasing burdens on public health, negatively affecting the world economy, causing extinction of species, and disrupting ecological integrity. One Health recognizes that human, domestic animal, and wildlife health are interconnected within ecosystem health and provides a...

  18. Practitioner Perspectives on Animal-Assisted Counseling

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, Quinn Koelfgen Smelser

  19. Attachment and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alessandro Agostini, Marco Moretti, Carlo Calabrese, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti, Mauro Ercolani, Massimo Campieri

  20. Development and evaluation of the Fe-BARQ: A new survey instrument for measuring behavior in domestic cats (Felis s. catus)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Deborah L. Duffy, Roseana T. Diniz de Moura, James A. Serpell

    A questionnaire instrument for obtaining quantitative behavioral evaluations of pet cats from cat owners was developed and validated. Exploratory Factor Analysis of 2608 questionnaire responses to 149 behavioral questions/items extracted a total of 23 distinct factors that measured most of the...