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  1. Scientific and Ethical Issues in Exporting Welfare Findings to Different Animal Subpopulations: The Case of Semi-Captive Elephants Involved in Animal-Visitor Interactions (AVI) in South Africa

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Elephants are charismatic, cognitively highly-developed animals, whose management conditions can vary along a “wild–captive continuum.” Several protocols have been proposed for the assessment of zoo elephants’ welfare. It is important to investigate the possible...

  2. Invisible Paw Prints

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Invisible Paw Prints, Inc., is an organization led by compassionate volunteers who use their canine companions to provide heartwarming visits in support of local community organizations.  

  3. C.A.R.E.4Paws

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Since 2009, C.A.R.E.4Paws has worked to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve quality of life for pets and pet owners in need in Santa Barbara County. 

  4. Revisiting a Previously Validated Temperament Test in Shelter Dogs, Including an Examination of the Use of Fake Model Dogs to Assess Conspecific Sociability

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    This study assessed the feasibility and reproducibility of a previously validated temperament test (TT) for shelter dogs. The test was developed to measure dog behaviour in the kennel, and traits of sociability towards people and other dogs, docility to leash, playfulness, cognitive skills, and...

  5. Cross-species transmission potential between wild pigs, livestock, poultry, wildlife, and humans: implications for disease risk management in North America

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Cross-species disease transmission between wildlife, domestic animals and humans is an increasing threat to public and veterinary health. Wild pigs are increasingly a potential veterinary and public health threat. Here we investigate 84 pathogens and the host species most at risk for...

  6. One Health, EcoHealth and agriculture associated diseases - Report of a regional dialogue, New Delhi, India, 25 November 2013

    Reports | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  7. Psychologists' Use of Dogs in Psychotherapy: A Therapeutic Exploration

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The current fund of literature documents the many benefits of using dogs as adjunct healing agents for both physical and psychological ailments. Despite the ever-growing body of research about dogs as adjunct interventions, there is a meager amount of information available about...

  8. Paws for Thought: A Controlled Study Investigating the Benefits of Interacting with a House-Trained Dog on University Students Mood and Anxiety

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    University students have been found to have higher rates of psychological distress than that of the general population, which reportedly rises significantly upon starting university and does not return to pre-university levels throughout their time in university. It is therefore highly...

  9. The Welfare of Pig-Hunting Dogs in Australia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Hunting feral pigs using dogs is a popular recreational activity in Australia. Dogs are used to flush, chase, bail, and hold feral pigs, and their use for these activities is legal in some states and territories and illegal in others. However, there is little knowledge about the health and...

  10. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Nursing Student Anxiety

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    College students have high levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness (Stewart , Dispenza, Parker, Chang, & Cunnien, 2014). College campus counselors strive to combat this stress and meet student needs through creative solutions (Stewart et al., 2014). Nursing student stress has a major...

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

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    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...

  12. Diagnostic Criteria for Obesity Disease in Cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Accumulated visceral and subcutaneous fat masses were measured with computed tomography (CT) in cats with various body condition scores (BCS) from 5/9 to 9/9. BCS does not always reflect visceral fat accumulation which induces pro-inflammatory reactions. Obese cats with accumulated visceral...

  13. Animal-human two-shot images: Their out-of-context interpretation and the implications for zoo and conservation settings

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  14. Improving Engagement in Behavioral and Mental Health Services Through Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Scoping Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  15. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  16. Using Virtual Pet to Replace Pet Therapy Visits in Our Nursing Facility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2021J Am Med Dir Assoc223B181538-937510.1016/j.jamda.2021.01.088engtext

  17. Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  18. Public Perceptions of Australian Assistance Dogs: Happier and Better Used Than Companion Dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  19. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  20. The role of cortisol in the association of canine-companionship with blood pressure, glucose, and lipids: a systematic review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine