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  1. Aggressive behavior of dogs kept as companion animals: classification and influence of sex, reproductive status and breed

    Contributor(s): Peter L. Borchelt

    Data were obtained from a total of 245 cases of aggressive-behavior problems in dogs kept as companion animals. Aggression involved barking, growling and biting behavior. For each case, a home visit of one to several hours yielded a description of the sequences of aggressive behavior and the...

  2. Animal welfare and its assessment in zoos

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    Government Documents | Contributor(s): The Zoos Forum

    The zoo community considers animal welfare to be a matter of great importance. The EC Zoos Directive (1999/22/EC) provides that animals must be accommodated under conditions which aim to satisfy the biological and conservation requirements of the individual species and, in the UK, the Secretary...

  3. Animal-companion depictions in women's magazine advertising

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Patricia F. Kennedy, Mary G. McGarvey

    Via a content analysis of 1398 advertisements that include both people and pets and that appeared in women's magazines over a period of four decades, this study examines the changing roles played by companion animals and the changes in themes used in these advertisements. Considering both the...

  4. Animal-dependent veterinary staff: Too much of a good thing

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Myrna Milani

    Ideally, everyone working in a veterinary practice chooses to do so following an educational process and personal experiences that imbued them with a strong desire to work with animals and people, as well as a strong interest in medical science and technology. However, sometimes the...

  5. Can we live without a dog? Consumption life cycles in dog-owner relationships

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tony Ellson

    This article uses an observational study of dog ownership to explicate understanding of consumer behavior in the marketing of pet and pet-related products. A close examination of the relationship between dog and dog owner reveals more than metaphorical parallels in consumer behavior. Dog...

  6. Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): J. M Alger, S. F Alger

    This study explores the value of traditional ethnographic methods in sociology for the study of human-animal and animal-animal interactions and culture. Itargues that some measure of human-animal intersubjectivity is possible and that the method of participant observation is best suited to...

  7. Comparison of nicarbazin absorption in chickens, mallards, and Canada geese

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): C. A. Yoder, L. A. Miller, K. S. Bynum

    Nicarbazin (NCZ), a coccidiostat commonly used in the poultry industry, causes reduced hatchability and egg quality in layer hens at a concentration of 125 ppm (8.4 mg/kg) in the feed. Although this effect is undesirable in the poultry industry, NCZ could provide a useful wildlife contraception...

  8. Ethnic variations in pet attachment among students at an American school of veterinary medicine

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): S. E. Brown

    This study explores ethnic variations in animal companion ("pet") attachment among 133 students enrolled in a school of veterinary medicine. The 57 White and 76 African American participants completed surveys that included background information, several questions about their animal companions,...

  9. Origins of fear of dogs in adults and children: The role of conditioning processes and prior familiarity with dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sharon Doogan, Glyn V. Thomas

    One hundred adults and 30 children completed questionnaires to investigate fear of dogs. Dog fearful adults asked to recall the origins of their fear reported classical conditioning experiences more frequently than vicarious acquisition or informational transmission. Overall, however, there was...

  10. Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pauleen Charmayne Bennett, Vanessa Ilse Rohlf

    Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...

  11. Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

    Government Documents

    [House Report 110-901][From the U.S. Government Printing Office]This bill makes it illegal to possess, ship, transport, purchase, sell, deliver, or receive any horse with the intent that it be slaughtered for human consumption. The bill also makes it illegal to engage in the above conduct with...

  12. Problematic client-animal relationships: The analyzers

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Myrna Milani

    “Analyzers” have always created problems for practitioners, but widespread access to the Internet has greatly increased the problem. No sooner has Dr. Ramirez shared test results and his diagnosis of their animal’s problem with the Hansons, than they bombard him with a million questions. An hour...

  13. Public law 110–22

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    Government Documents

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes.

  14. Recessionary communication — A final note

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Myrna Milani

    One goal of this column since its inception several years ago has been to bridge the gap between the scientific and technological orientation of veterinary education and the behavior and bond orientation of many clients. Because the more complex the issue is, the more important it is that...

  15. Support for animal rights as a function of belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and religious denomination

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): J. L. DeLeeuw, L. W Galen, C. Aebersold, V. Stanton

    The present study examined the relationship among religious denomination, fundamentalism, belief about human origins, gender, and support for animal rights. Eighty-two college undergraduates filled out a set of 3 questionnaires: The Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004),...

  16. The Animal Welfare Act: An overview

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    Government Documents

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforces the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to protect certain animals from inhumane treatment and neglect. Congress passed the AWA in 1966 in response to public concern regarding stolen pets used in laboratory research. Since 1966, the AWA has been...

  17. The horse protection act

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    Government Documents

    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforces the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The HPA is a Federal law that prohibits horses subjected to a practice called soring from participating in shows, sales, exhibitions, or auctions. The HPA...

  18. Understanding dog-human companionship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Michael J. Dotson, Eva M. Hyatt

    This article reports a survey of 749 dog owners. The survey focuses on owners' interactions with their dogs. This research identifies seven underlying dimensions that comprise the construct of dog companionship. The dimensions include symbiotic relationship, dog-oriented self concept,...

  19. " A importância do vínculo para os donos de cães e gatos nas famílias portuguesas ".

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Isabel Lobão de Araújo Rego Miranda

    Da interacção homem-animal resulta uma relação mútua originando benefícios na saúde física e mental de ambos. Este facto é cada vez mais reconhecido pelos donos de animais sendo uma das principais causas do aumento da...

  20. " I'm told I'm famous on the internet" - Henri the cat and the critical possibility of anthropomorphism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Myers, C. R.