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  1. Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Euthanasia in Equine Practice

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

    Euthanasia of companion animals is a challenging responsibility in the veterinary profession since veterinarians have to consider not only medical, but also legal, economic, emotional, social, and ethical factors in decision-making. To this end; an anonymous questionnaire-based survey of...

  2. A One Health message about bats increases intentions to follow public health guidance on bat rabies

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

    Since 1960, bat rabies variants have become the greatest source of human rabies deaths in the United States. Improving rabies awareness and preventing human exposure to rabid bats remains a national public health priority today. Concurrently, conservation of bats and the ecosystem benefits they...

  3. Investigating the Impact of Indemnity Waivers on the Length of Stay of Cats at an Australian Shelter

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

    Due to resource limitations, animal shelters in Australia historically have focused on rehoming animals considered ‘highly adoptable’. Increasingly, animal shelters in Australia are rehoming animals with pre-existing medical and/or behavioural issues. These animals are often rehomed...

  4. Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an...

  5. Impact of Wind Energy on Bats: a Summary of our Current Knowledge

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

    Since 2003, when it was discovered that large numbers of bats were being killed at wind turbines in the eastern United States, our understanding of the impact of wind energy development on bats has increased and consistent patterns of fatality, including seasonality and species composition have...

  6. La thérapie assistée par l'animal : une aide alternative pour les enfants souffrant d'un trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité?

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Ce mémoire a pour objectif d'évaluer les effets de l'interaction avec un chien sur les comportements d'enfants souffrant de trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH). Pour ce faire, 6 enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans...

  7. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  8. The Ethics of Human–Animal Relationships and Public Discourse: A Case Study of Lions Bred for Their Bones

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

    Conservation and natural resource management are increasingly attending the ethical elements of public decisions. Ethical considerations are challenging, in part, because they typically require accounting for the moral consideration of various human and nonhuman forms of life, whose interests...

  9. Aromatic Profile, Physicochemical and Sensory Traits of Dry-Fermented Sausages Produced without Nitrites Using Pork from Krškopolje Pig Reared in Organic and Conventional Husbandry

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

    Dry-fermented sausages were produced in a traditional way, without addition of nitrites and starter cultures, from meat of an autochthonous breed (Krškopolje pig) raised either in a conventional indoor or organic husbandry system. Physicochemical and sensory analyses were performed at...

  10. Interim guidelines for animal health and control of disease transmission in pet shelters

    Pamphlets | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Animals arriving at shelters as a result of a natural disaster need special care. Because they may have been exposed to contaminated water and may not have had access to safe food and fresh water, many are stressed and dehydrated and some may be injured and/or ill. Stressed animals may or may...

  11. Associations between Domestic-Dog Morphology and Behaviour Scores in the Dog Mentality Assessment

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

    The domestic dog shows a wide range of morphologies, that humans have selected for in the process of creating unique breeds. Recent studies have revealed correlations between changes in morphology and behaviour as reported by owners. For example, as height and weight decrease, many undesirable...

  12. Ovariectomy Impairs Socio-Cognitive Functions in Dogs

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

    Recent studies have underlined the effect of ovariectomy on the spatial cognition of female dogs, with ovariectomized dogs showing a clear preference for an egocentric rather than an allocentric navigation strategy whereas intact females did not show preferences. Intact females had better...

  13. Los beneficios del gato en la depresión. Mito o realidad

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    En la siguiente revisión bibliográfica, se ha estudiado la literatura reciente en cuanto a los beneficios del gato en la salud de las personas. A pesar de la poca información que existe, se ha intentado recaudar el máximo de información posible sobre los...

  14. Evaluating Wildlife–Vehicle Collision Hotspots Using Kernel-Based Estimation: a Focus on the Endangered Asiatic Cheetah in Central Iran

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

    The transportation networks within and adjacent to protected areas degrade natural habitats and contribute to a higher risk of mortality through roadkill. Following years of unplanned and unsustainable road network development in Iran, the protected areas of significant biodiversity value have...

  15. Comparing Social Media Observations of Animals During a Solar Eclipse to Published Research

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

    A wide variety of environmental stimuli can influence the behavior of animals including temperature, weather, light, lunar and seasonal cycles, seismic activity, as well as other perturbations to their circadian rhythm. Solar eclipses offer a unique opportunity to evaluate the relative...

  16. The Effect of Noseband Tightening on Horses' Behavior, Eye Temperature, and Cardiac Responses

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

    Restrictive nosebands are common in equestrian sport. This is concerning, as recent evidence suggests that very tight nosebands can cause a physiological stress response, and may compromise welfare. The objective of the current study was to investigate relationships that noseband tightness has...

  17. O animal de companhia e a proteção animal urbana : pensando relações interespecíficas a partir da etnografia em Porto Alegre/RS

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Inserido no âmbito da Antrozoologia, este trabalho intenciona pensar a relação humano-animal, tendo por enfoque a relação construída entre ativistas e simpatizantes da proteção animal urbana e os animais de companhia aos quais este...

  18. Pet Grief: Tools to Assess Owners' Bereavement and Veterinary Communication Skills

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

    In Italy, there are still very few studies on the psychological impact of losing a pet. The need to fill this gap springs from the fact that pet loss counseling services are increasingly being activated. The aim of this study is the Italian adaptation of instruments for veterinary counseling...

  19. Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia Patients Experiencing Agitation

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Background: Several studies suggest that nonpharmacological interventions are preferred for first-line therapy when managing symptoms such as agitation associated with dementia. Patients experiencing dementia most likely develop behavioral symptoms throughout the course of their illnesses....

  20. Integrated Stress and Community Perceptions: Toward an Understanding of Human-Cougar Tolerance

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Evidence suggests that cougars (Puma concolor) are beginning to recolonize their traditional range in the Midwestern and Eastern US, returning to a landscape and a social environment that have changed drastically in a century of absence. Any hope of the cougar’s persistence depends on...