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  1. Service Animals in Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator and Family Perspectives of a Working Service Animal in an Elementary Classroom

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    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...

  2. Discrimination of SARS-CoV-2 infected patient samples by detection dogs: A proof of concept study

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    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)...

  3. Street Outreach Animal Response (S.O.A.R.) Initiative

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    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...

  4. A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Human Well-Being Related to the Presence of Companion Animals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    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...

  5. Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students

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    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,...

  6. Human/wildlife conflict: an overlooked historical context for the UK's bovine TB problem

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    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....

  7. Report on zoonoses in Ireland 2005

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    Reports | Contributor(s): Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)

  8. The Challenges and Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Zazie Todd

  9. Scam 'Service Dog' Industry Thrives On Lack Of Federal Regulations

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    Audio | Contributor(s): Robin Young, Serena McMahon

  10. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

  11. Dogs Helping Heroes

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    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...

  12. The Dogs of Dickens: the Canine Presence in the Author's Works

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Christopher Koestner

  13. Forgotten, But Not Lost—Alloparental Behavior and Pup–Adult Interactions in Companion Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Péter Pongrácz, Sára S. Sztruhala

    Socialization with humans is known to be a pivotal factor in the development of appropriate adult dog behavior, but the role and extent of dog–dog interactions in the first two months of life is rarely studied. Although various forms of alloparental behaviors are described in the case of...

  14. The Effectiveness of Dog Population Management: A Systematic Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lauren M. Smith, Sabine Hartmann, Alexandru M. Munteanu, Paolo Dalla Villa, Rupert J. Quinnell, Lisa M. Collins

    The worldwide population of domestic dogs is estimated at approximately 700 million, with around 75% classified as “free-roaming”. Where free-roaming dogs exist in high densities, there are significant implications for public health, animal welfare, and wildlife. Approaches to...

  15. A Review of the Impact of Neuter Status on Expression of Inherited Conditions in Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anita M. Oberbauer, Janelle M. Belanger, Thomas R. Famula

    Gonadectomy is an important reproductive management tool employed in many countries, and is highly prevalent in the US with an estimated 85% of dogs being neutered. Despite the societal benefits in pet population control, negative associations between neuter status, and health conditions have...

  16. Black Bears Recolonizing Historic Ranges: Indiana Human–Bear Interactions

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bradford J. Westrich, Emily B. McCallen, Geriann Albers

    Over a century after extirpation from Indiana, USA, 2 American black bears (Ursus americanus) were confirmed in the state during the summers of 2015 and 2016. The first bear encountered a public and management agency unaccustomed to living with large carnivores, which resulted in...

  17. Analysis of Genetic Diversity in the Czech Spotted Dog

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Karolína Machová, Anita Kranjˇceviˇcová, Luboš Vostrý, Emil Krupa

    Loss off genetic diversity negatively affects most of the modern dog breeds. However, no breed created strictly for laboratory purposes has been analyzed so far. In this paper, we sought to explore by pedigree analysis exactly such a breed—the Czech Spotted Dog (CSD). The pedigree...

  18. Improving Human-Wildlife Interactions by Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Terry Messmer

  19. Introducing a Controlled Outdoor Environment Impacts Positively in Cat Welfare and Owner Concerns: The Use of a New Feline Welfare Assessment Tool

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Luciana Santos de Assis, Daniel Simon Mills

    There is much debate over the pros and cons of allowing cats to roam freely as opposed to keeping them confined indoors. We surveyed owners who implemented a commercial physical containment system to the outdoors to evaluate their characteristics and the apparent impact of this systemon cat...

  20. Dogs Can't Cure Cancer

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    What a new study found about the effects of dog visitations on cancer patients.