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  1. Awareness of rabies and response to dog bites in a Bangladesh community

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Community awareness regarding rabies and treatment seeking behaviours are critical both for the prevention and control of the disease in human and animals. We conducted a study to explore people’s awareness about rabies, their attitudes towards dogs and practices associated with treating...

  2. Human-wildlife conflict-causes, consequences and mitigation measures with special reference to Kashmir

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    The rising levels of man-animal conflicts at various locations of Kashmir valley in India are due to close proximity between humans and wild carnivores particularly leopard and black bear. The data regarding human injuries and mortalities caused during conflicts from 2010 to 2012 was collected...

  3. Vancouver ecoVillage Therapy Dog Program

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Our Therapy Dog Program proves that positive human-animal interactions improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those we help. Our small group of volunteers share their time and the unconditional love of their dog with others.    Animal-assisted activities...

  4. Bem-estar e comportamento de cães comunitários e percepção da comunidade

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Resumo: A manutenção de cães comunitários surge como uma alternativa compassiva de manejo que contribui para o controle populacional e para a melhoria de vida dos cães, colaborando para diminuição de riscos para a saúde humana. É...

  5. Bunny Besties

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Bunny Besties is an all-volunteer nonprofit that addresses the heightened stress in our community.  We do it with cuddly loving bunnies and with the principles founded through studies at Mayo Clinic and our work with Boynton Health Services at the University of Minnesota.   Our...

  6. Deadly cures: how venomous animals could save your life | Glenn King | TEDxUQ

    Videos | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Creepy crawlies are much more than the stuff of nightmares. Animal venoms have numerous properties that could serve as exceptional therapeutics for life-threatening medical conditions. Professor Glenn King, a pioneer in development of new applications for animal venom, believes the next...

  7. You Are Not My Handler! Impact of Changing Handlers on Dogs' Behaviours and Detection Performance

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Dog-handler relationships can directly impact team success. Changing a dog’s handler may therefore compromise detection performance. However, there are currently few studies which support this. This research explored the performance and behavioural impact of changing a dog’s...

  8. Effects of Rider Experience Level on Horse Kinematics and Behavior

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Large riding lesson programs are an essential part of the horse industry. To meet demand and remain profitable, lesson barns sometimes require horses to work multiple times a day with different rider levels. There is little guidance as to the behavioral and physical effects of such protocols,...

  9. HANDI'CHIENS

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    HANDI'CHIENS educates and gives free assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

  10. Empathy in dogs: With a little help from a friend – a mixed blessing

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Kujala (2017) presents an extensive overview of existing research on canine emotions in comparison to those of other non-human animals and humans. This commentary provides some additional research results on the intensively debated field of empathy in dogs. We focus on recent advances in...

  11. Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    A recent opinion paper by Kipperman and German (2018) discussed the increasing prevalence of pet obesity, the risk factors contributing to this increase, and the role of veterinarians in helping manage pet obesity. They described the problem as a One Health problem as it has been previously...

  12. Hunting as a Management Tool? Cougar-Human Conflict is Positively Related to Trophy Hunting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Background: Overexploitation and persecution of large carnivores resulting from conflict with humans comprise major causes of declines worldwide. Although little is known about the interplay between these mortality types, hunting of predators remains a common management strategy aimed at...

  13. Life lessons from my horse | Stephanie Scheller | TEDxSanAntonio

    Videos | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Through working with horses Stephanie has realized that the world often gives us exactly what we ask for, and understanding that may be the missing link we've been seeking. Stephanie Scheller may be young but she is an accomplished speaker, trainer & coach and has worked with close to...

  14. Programas de socialização para cachorros: uma só saúde

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    A medicina comportamental de animais de companhia tem vindo a sofrer uma enorme evolução ao longo dos últimos anos, nomeadamente no que concerne o desenvolvimento comportamental do cachorro e os seus programas de socialização. Paralelamente, também a...

  15. Bibliographic Essay: The History of Human-Animal Relations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Animals are everywhere. Whether as pets, pests, sources of food, fuel, or materials for manufacture, means of traction or source of motive power, or objects of veneration and fear and wonder, animals have been our counterparts throughout human history. In recent years, a historical literature...

  16. What Makes a Rabbit Cute? Preference for Rabbit Faces Differs according to Skull Morphology and Demographic Factors

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Domesticated rabbits typically exhibit shorter, flatter skulls than their wild counterparts (brachycephalism). However, brachycephaly is associated with considerable health problems, including problems with dentition. The aim of this study was to establish which type of rabbit face people...

  17. Hounds and Heroes

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Hounds and Heroes is a national nonprofit dedicated to lifting the spirit and morale of active, wounded, and veteran military troops; and to increase community awareness, education, and involvement about cruelty to animals and care for animals through rescue, foster, and adoption.

  18. Emotions and Ethical Decision-Making in Animal Ethics Committees

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Ethical evaluation of projects involving animal testing is mandatory within the EU and other countries. However, the evaluation process has been subject to criticism, e.g., that the committees are not balanced or democratic enough and that the utilitarian weighting of harm and benefit that is...

  19. Relationship of human and animal tuberculosis in the interface areas of the National parks of the Kafue Basin in Zambia

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Tuberculosis is a disease of worldwide public health and economic importance. In Zambia the disease has been consistently reported in the Kafue Basin without a clear understanding of transmission dynamics in the livestock-wildlife interface. The main objective of this study was to determine the...

  20. The Responsibility of Veterinarians to Address Companion Animal Obesity

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Obesity is a modern-day epidemic in both people and companion animals. A summary of the current research on the causes, risk factors, consequences, and implications of overweight and obesity, and the compliance of small-animal practitioners in recognizing and addressing pet obesity, is...