Keeping Man's Best Friend His Best Friend: Why Minors Should Not Witness Animal Abuse and Legislation that can Prevent this Exposure
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaleah M. Ault
When Human-Leopard Conflict Turns Deadly: A Cross-Country Situational Analysis
Theses | Contributor(s): Julie S. Viollaz
Habitat destruction and pollution are two of the main causes for the decline of the planet’s biodiversity. Yet environmentalists are now recognizing that illegal wildlife killings, both poaching and retaliatory killings due to human-wildlife conflict, are perhaps the next major threat....
Social Referencing in the Domestic Horse
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anne Schrimpf, Marie-Sophie Single, Christian Nawroth
Dogs and cats use human emotional information directed to an unfamiliar situation to guide their behavior, known as social referencing. It is not clear whether other domestic species show similar socio-cognitive abilities in interacting with humans. We investigated whether horses (n = 46)...
Kinetics of Fluorescein in Tear Film After Eye Drop Instillation in Beagle Dogs: Does Size Really Matter?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lionel Sebbag, Nicolette S. Kirner, Rachel A. Allbaugh, Alysha Reis, Jonathan P. Mochel
The study aimed to determine the impact of drop size on tear film pharmacokinetics and assess important physiological parameters associated with ocular drug delivery in dogs. Two separate experiments were conducted in eight healthy Beagle dogs: (i) Instillation of one drop (35 μl) or two...
At Freedom Rehabilitation we strive to get our clients back to what matters most. We assist individuals with recent injury, long term injury, and musculoskeletal, and neurologic conditions with returning to the activities that make life meaningful.
Efficacy of Ontario Rabies Vaccine Baits (ONRAB) against rabies infection in raccoons
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amy Gilbert, Shylo Johnson, Nikki Walker, Chad Wickham, Alex Beath, Kurt VerCauteren
In the US, rabies lyssavirus (RABV) only circulates in wildlife species and the most significant reservoir from a public and animal health perspective is the raccoon (Procyon lotor). Management of wildlife rabies relies principally on oral rabies vaccination (ORV) strategies using vaccine-laden...
National 4-H Hippology and Livestock Skillathon Contests Affect Knowledge and Skills
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Savanna Tomoson, Rosemarie Nold
Using a mixed model, we evaluated effects of national 4-H hippology and livestock skillathon contests on youths' content knowledge, 21st century skills, and postsecondary plans. Hippology participants gained significant knowledge in all topics except breeds, and livestock skillathon...
Carcass Feeding for Captive Vultures: Testing Assumptions about Zoos and Effects on Birds and Visitors
Theses | Contributor(s): Hannah Gaengler
Carcass feeding is a potentially controversial feeding method for zoo animals. The common assumption is that many North American zoos refrain from feeding large carcasses to their carnivorous animals because zoo visitors might not approve of this feeding method. However, since there are several...
Developing Diagnostic Frameworks in Veterinary Behavioral Medicine: Disambiguating Separation Related Problems in Dogs
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Luciana S. de Assis, Raquel Matos, Thomas W. Pike, Oliver H. P. Burman, Daniel S. Mills
Diagnoses are widely used in both human and veterinary medicine to describe the nature of a condition; by contrast, syndromes are collections of signs that consistently occur together to form a characteristic presentation. Treatment of syndromes, due to either their lack of a clear biological...
Service Animals in Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator and Family Perspectives of a Working Service Animal in an Elementary Classroom
Theses | Contributor(s): Jenna Falldorf
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 by President Bush. Although the ADA includes laws about public access rights for people with disabilities and their service animals, many schools are reluctant to have service animals (that are partnered with children with...
Discrimination of SARS-CoV-2 infected patient samples by detection dogs: A proof of concept study
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jennifer L. Essler, Sarah A. Kane, Pat Nolan, Elikplim H. Akaho, Amalia Z. Berna, Annemarie DeAngelo, Richard A. Berk, Patricia Kaynaroglu, Victoria L. Plymouth, Ian D. Frank, Susan R. Weiss, Audrey R. Odom John, Cynthia M. Otto
While the world awaits a widely available COVID-19 vaccine, availability of testing is limited in many regions and can be further compounded by shortages of reagents, prolonged processing time and delayed results. One approach to rapid testing is to leverage the volatile organic compound (VOC)...
Street Outreach Animal Response (S.O.A.R.) Initiative
Street Outreach Animal Response (S.O.A.R.) Initiative serves our Indianapolis community by working with people experiencing homelessness or crisis who also have pets. Our primary focus is on securing the human-animal bond and improving access to veterinary care & human services for...
A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Human Well-Being Related to the Presence of Companion Animals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bindi Bennett, Suzie Cosh, Jack Thepsourinthone, Amy Lykins
COVID-19 and the measures used to curb the pandemic (e.g., lockdowns, isolation) have significantly impacted mental health and well-being. This study sought to investigate the role of companion animals in alleviating stress and improving mental health during the pandemic. In this study, 250...
Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephanie Quintana, Michelle Borckardt, Tanvi Aditya
The following paper represents research conducted by members of the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta National Honor Society. Psi Beta is the national psychology honor society for two-year colleges whose mission is “promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership,...
Human/wildlife conflict: an overlooked historical context for the UK's bovine TB problem
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Angela Cassidy
The question of whether to cull wild badgers (Meles meles) in order to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle has been deeply contentious since infections in the two species were first linked in the 1970s, and is now the subject of an escalating public controversy in the UK....
Report on zoonoses in Ireland 2005
Reports | Contributor(s): Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
The Challenges and Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Zazie Todd
Scam 'Service Dog' Industry Thrives On Lack Of Federal Regulations
Audio | Contributor(s): Robin Young, Serena McMahon
Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
Dogs Helping Heroes
Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs. Our inspiration is to improve the daily lives of those we can...