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  1. People. Animals. Love. (PAL)

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    PAL's mission is to use the human-animal bond to comfort the lonely, ease the pain of the sick and enrich the world of children.

  2. Reported Acquisition Practices of Australian Dog Owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Simone A. Blackman, Bethany J. Wilson, Alistair R. Reed, Paul D. McGreevy

    In Australia, the UK and the US dog ownership is prevalent with an estimated 40% of Australian households, 25% of UK households, and 50% of US households owning a dog. Once acquired, a dog usually becomes a family companion so, unlike a faulty product, it can rarely be returned or resold...

  3. Contagious Yawning in African Elephants (Loxodonta africana): Responses to Other Elephants and Familiar Humans

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zoë T. Rossman, Clare Padfield, Debbie Young, Benjamin L. Hart, Lynette A. Hart

    While spontaneous yawning is common across all vertebrate classes, contagious yawning is less common and has been observed only in a few species of social animals. Interspecific contagious yawning in response to yawning by humans has been observed only by chimpanzees and dogs. After...

  4. A Comparison of Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) Responses to Caregiver Use of Positive Reinforcement Training (PRT) and Species-Specific Behaviors (SSB)

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Whitney D. Emge

    The present study compared the effects of positive reinforcement training (PRT) and unstructured interactions (UI) on chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) behavior. In the PRT condition, a caregiver interacted with a chimpanzee to condition behaviors for 10 min. In the UI condition, a caregiver...

  5. Animals and Humans on Stage: Live Performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rebecca Scollen

    The purpose of this study is to investigate animal and human relations as constructed, and as demonstrated, through the live performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Australia. Particular attention is placed upon the meanings generated by the intersection of the starring animals and humans...

  6. Expression of Behavioural Traits in Goldendoodles and Labradoodles

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Victoria L. Shouldice, A. Michelle Edwards, James A. Serpell, Lee Niel, J. Andrew B. Robinson

    As crossbred dogs gain in popularity, how they express inherited behaviour traits in comparison to their purebred constituent breeds is of interest. We investigated behaviours exhibited by crossbred dogs by focusing on the popular Goldendoodle and Labradoodle crossbreds and comparing them to...

  7. Response of Three Species of Monkeys to Caregiver Use of Species-Typical Behavior

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Lillian Anna Stolar

    Caregivers are a primary part of captive monkey environments. When addressing psychological well-being of captive nonhuman primates, social environment should be considered. Chimpanzees, gorillas, New World monkeys, and Old World monkeys responded positively to interactions with caregivers....

  8. The European Union One Health 2019 Zoonoses Report

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): European Food Safety Authority, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

    This report of the EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2019 in 36 European countries (28 Member States (MS) and eight non-MS). The first and second most reported zoonoses in humans were...

  9. The Good Life, the Good Death: Companion Animals and Euthanasia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eva Meijer

    In this paper, I investigate the relevance of a relational approach to nonhuman animal euthanasia, focusing on companion animals. Recent scholarship in animal ethics, political philosophy and different fields of animal studies argues for viewing other animals as subjects, instead of as objects...

  10. The urban horse: Equestrian Traffic and Horse Husbandry in Late Medieval Cities

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Fabienne Meiers

    Just like cattle, sheep and pigs, horses were part of the still agrarian influenced late medieval townscapes. Written and iconographic sources as well as archaeological evidence give proof of the extensive presence of horses inside and outside the city walls and their indispensability for urban...

  11. H.O.P.E. Ranch

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    H.O.P.E. Ranch is located on a 10-acre ranch in the bluffs just southeast of Rochester, Minnesota. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional problems through traditional psychotherapy methods and equine-assisted psychotherapy. Our team of EAGALA Certified...

  12. Paws for Thought Counselling

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  13. Ethnoprimatology of Urban Cebus Yuracus: An evaluation of Human-non-human interactions and local perceptions in Misahualli, Ecuador

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Sofia Castro-Loza

    Little is known about the group of white-fronted capuchins (Cebus yuracus) coexisting alongside humans in the town of Misahuallí, Tena, Ecuador. This ethnoprimatological study focuses on the human-nonhuman interactions and the perceptions of the local people about the capuchin group....

  14. Bad dog: feral and free-roaming dogs as agents of conflict

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Julie K. Young, D. L. Bergman, M. Ono

    Domestic dogs are ubiquitous where humans reside. While typically considered a companion animal, their ability to thrive as feral and free-roaming animals often results in conflict with wildlife and is an impediment to conservation goals (Gompper, 2013). Home, Bhatnagar & Vanak (2018)...

  15. Only When It Feels Good: Specific Cat Vocalizations Other Than Meowing

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jaciana Luzia Fermo, Maria Alice Schnaider, Adelaide Hercília Pescatori Silva, Carla Forte Maiolino Molento

    Our objective was to identify and characterize the types of vocalization other than meowing (VOM) in two contexts, a pleasant and an aversive situation, and to study the effect of the sex of the animal. A total of 74 cats (32 tom cats and 42 queens) living in the city of Curitiba, Brazil,...

  16. Health, Wellness, and Ecological Impacts of Horse Therapy for Special Needs Children

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Sulkowski

    The benefits of horse therapy for special needs children have been documented for centuries, but direct experience and perspective from special needs children and their families involved in horse therapy are missing from the literature. The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding on...

  17. AppleJack Therapy

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    AppleJack Therapy was started in 2015 by sisters Emily and Anna Hoffmann seeking to spread happiness and laughter through the companionship of a miniature horse while raising awareness of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  Anna has been living with EDS type III hypermobility her entire life. EDS is...

  18. More-Than-Human and Deeply Human Perspectives on COVID-19

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Lunstrum, Neel Ahuja, Bruce Braun, Rosemary Collard, Patricia J. Lopez, Rebecca W.Y. Wong

    This multi-authored contribution explores what the COVID-19 pandemic demands of critical inquiry with a focus on the more-than-human. We show how COVID-19 is a complex series of multispecies encounters shaped by humans, non-human animals, and of course viruses. Central to these encounters is a...

  19. Stabilitet i atferd og emosjoner hos hund fra 3 måneder og frem til 15 måneders alder

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Charlotte S. Mikkelsen, Anne Marit Rød, Katrine H. Støkken

    Del 1: Hunden blir ofte sett på som menneskets beste venn. For å få en bedre forståelse av hundens atferd, har vi sett nærmere på: hundens domestisering, hva atferd er, samt atferdsutvikling og atferdsproblemer. Domestiseringen er en viktig del av hundens...

  20. Puppy Prodigies

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    We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...