Assessing preferences and motivations for owning exotic pets: Care matters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anna Hausmann, Gonzalo Cortés-Capano, Iain Fraser, Enrico Di Minin
Understanding drivers of demand for exotic pets may help inform adequate conservation strategies to address unsustainable trade. Here, we used a best-worst scaling approach to understand the variety of preferences and motivations for owning exotic pets. Respondents (316 from 33 countries)...
Social Contact in Shelter Dogs: Literature Review and Recommendations
Theses | Contributor(s): Christina Walthers, Lauren Faulkner, Allison Martin
Given the large number of dogs housed in animal shelters each year, it is important to consider how the shelter environment impacts a dog’s welfare. Providing shelter-housed dogs social contact with conspecifics can increase the welfare of the dogs and benefit the shelter by increasing...
The creative magic of black dogs | Emma O'Brien | TEDxPretoria
Videos | Contributor(s): Emma O'Brien
Creativity What it is, how do you nurture it and why it's important. Find out how Emma discovered the power of authenticity with her black dog photography series, and how having the courage to share one's creativity with the world opens up opportunities and brings about positive change....
Effects of Waiting Room and Feline Facial Pheromone Experience on Blood Pressure in Cats
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laura R. Van Vertloo, Joyce M. Carnevale, Rebecca L. Parsons, Meghann Rosburg, Suzanne T. Millman
Obtaining accurate blood pressure measurements in cats is challenging due to the stressful nature of clinic visits. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of veterinary clinic waiting experiences and a feline pheromone spray on blood pressure in the cat. We hypothesized that...
Mrs. K's Farm
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The Service Dog Institute
The Service Dog Institute (TSDI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with special needs by providing trained service dogs to boost confidence, provide comfort and perform skilled tasks that enable partners to lead more independent lives. Based in Greenville,...
How Much Solidarity Do You Feel With Animals?
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
Five questions that measure how much you identify with animals.
Temporal Variation of Moose–Vehicle Collisions in Alaska
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lucian R. McDonald, Terry A. Messmer, Michael R. Guttery
Collisions between vehicles and wildlife have long been recognized to pose threats to motorists and wildlife populations. In addition to the risk of injury or mortality faced by the motorists involved in wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs), other drivers are also put at risk due to road...
Major Parasitic Zoonoses Associated with Dogs and Cats in Europe
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): G. Baneth, S.M. Thamsborg, D. Otranto, J. Guillot, R. Blaga, P. Deplazes, L. Solano-Gallego
Some of the most important zoonotic infectious diseases are associated with parasites transmitted from companion animals to man. This review describes the main parasitic zoonoses in Europe related to dogs and cats, with particular emphasis on their current epidemiology. Toxoplasmosis,...
Adopt Me: An interactive video game to encourage people to adopt animals from shelters
Theses | Contributor(s): Ying Xing
People buy pets and use their imagination in envisioning how their pet will ideally be, not the reality of raising a pet. More and more pets are abandoned by their owners for various reasons and the stray animals often cause accidents. But people keep purchasing animals from puppy mill stores....
Us and the rez dogs | Max Kakekagumick | TEDxKitchenerED
Videos | Contributor(s): Max Kakekagumick
Growing up on a northern Ontario reserve, Max Kakekagumick and other youth struggled with the same issue - trying to get to school safely without being attacked by wild dogs, also known as “rez dogs”. As a high school student, he and some of his peers came up with a potential...
Jealousy, competition, or a contextual cue for reward?.
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thomas R. Zentall
Emotions are difficult to assess, even in humans. The attribution of jealousy in an animal like a dog is especially difficult because performance of a particular behavior in the context of another animal receiving a reward may not be easily distinguishable from intra-species competition or...
The Identification and Application of Generalizable Spatial Patterns of Human-Wildlife Conflict
Theses | Contributor(s): Vivian F. Hawkinson
Many human-wildlife conflict studies focus on one location or one individual species or taxonomic group; fewer comparative studies analyze patterns of conflict across species and regions. As a result, numerous studies report similar conclusions across diverse cases of human-wildlife conflict. I...
Conflict Behavior in Show Jumping Horses: A Field Study
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ewa Jastrzębska, Anna Wolska, Michela Minero, Magdalena Ogłuszka, Bernadette Earley, Janusz Wejer, Aleksandra Górecka-Bruzda
The study objective was to determine if there was a relationship between behavioral and physiological stress measures in sport horses and their performance. Nineteen horses competed in show jumping events (6 housed at the center and 13 transported), while 5 horses at home training served as...
Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker | Chris Palmer | TEDxAmericanUniversity
Videos | Contributor(s): Chris Palmer
Television networks like Discovery, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and the History Channel are failing to put conservation, education, and animal welfare ahead of ratings and profits when producing and airing films on wildlife. I believe it's time for wildlife filmmaking to move in a...
Leveraging Social Network Analysis for Characterizing Cohesion of Human-Managed Animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dixon Vimalajeewa, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Bernadette O’Brien, Chamil Kulatunga, Donagh P. Berry
The 20 or so species of Leishmania which have been recorded as human infections are all either zoonotic, or have recent zoonotic origins. Their distribution is determined by that of their vector, their reservoir host, or both, so is dependent on precise environmental features. This...
Factors influencing interactions in zoos: animal-keeper relationship, animal-public interactions and solitary animal groups
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S. Mazzola, M. Albertini
Interactions that animals experience can have a significant influence on their health and welfare. These interactions can occur between animals themselves, but also between animals and keepers, and animals and the public. Human and non-human animals come into contact with each other in a...
Warm Air Leads to Hazardous Ground Temperatures When Walking Dogs in Built and Natural Environments
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paul Hudak
Two case studies in Texas, one in a built environment and another in a natural setting, illustrate potential ground heat hazards when walking dogs on warm days. In the first case, temperatures of four different ground surfaces—concrete, grass, chip seal, and tar—were...
Review of Lori Gruen's Critical Terms for Animal Studies
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Angus Taylor
Review of Critical Terms for Animal Studies, edited by Lori Gruen
Dog Owners' Perspectives on Canine Dental Health—A Questionnaire Study in Sweden
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Karolina Brunius Enlund, Carl Brunius, Jeanette Hanson, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd Viking Höglund, Pia Gustås, Ann Pettersson
Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases affecting dogs, with a reported prevalence of at least 80% in dogs over 3 years of age. However, there is a lack of studies regarding dog owners’ assessment of their dog’s dental health, and whether they perceive clinical signs...