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  1. Examining Obedience Training as a Physical Activity Intervention for Dog Owners: Findings from the Stealth Pet Obedience Training (SPOT) Pilot Study

    Contributor(s): Potter, K., Masteller, B., Balzer, L. B.

  2. Current Rules and Regulations for Dogs Working in Assistance, Service, and Support Roles

    Contributor(s): McMichael, M. A., Smith-Blackmore, M.

  3. Facilitators and Barriers to Assistance Dog Puppy Raisers' Engagement in Recommended Raising Practices

    Contributor(s): Mai, D., Howell, T., Benton, P., Lewis, V., Evans, L., Bennett, P. C.

  4. The effect of sex and age on paw use within a large sample of dogs (Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s): Laverack, Kirsty, Pike, Thomas W., Cooper, Jonathan J., Frasnelli, Elisa

  5. Enhancing the Selection and Performance of Working Dogs

    Contributor(s): Bray, E. E., Otto, C. M., Udell, M. A. R., Hall, N. J., Johnston, A. M., MacLean, E. L.

  6. Animal Farm in healthcare: definitions, policies, laws and implications for health professionals

    Contributor(s): Ben-Sefer, E., Shields, L.

    2021J R Soc Med1144171-1770141-0768 (Print)0141-076810.1177/0141076821996003engSchool of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 96822 USA.Faculty of Medicine, The 1974University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 4029.School of Nursing, Midwifery and...

  7. Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Gait Performance, Respiratory Function, and Psychological Variables in Patients Post-Stroke

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): An, H. J., Park, S. J.

    Background: Animal-assisted therapy using dogs is being administered to patients post-stroke for the purpose of recovering psychological and physical activity. Objective: This study was conducted to confirm the effect of animal-assisted therapy using dogs on gait performance, pulmonary...

  8. Identification of Microchip Implantation Events for Dogs and Cats in the VetCompass Australia Database

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paul McGreevy, Sophie Masters, Leonie Richards, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Anne Peaston, Martin Combs, Peter J. Irwin, Janice Lloyd, Catriona Croton, ClaireWylie, BethanyWilson

    In Australia, compulsory microchipping legislation requires that animals are microchipped before sale or prior to 3 months in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, and by 6 months in Western Australia and Tasmania. Describing the implementation of...

  9. Environmental Factors Associated with Success Rates of Australian Stock Herding Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elizabeth R. Arnott, Jonathan B. Early, Claire M. Wade, Paul D. McGreevy

    This study investigated the current management practices associated with stock herding dogs on Australian farms. A parallel goal was to determine whether these practices and the characteristics of the dog handlers were associated with success rates. Success rate refers to the proportion of dogs...

  10. Traveling with Beau: My 34-Day Trip to a Deeper Understanding of One Health

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 1, Dr. Smith provides background on the 10,000 mile trip he took to Alaska with his dog named Beau in 2007. During this long journey, valuable insights are gained into One Health and an understanding of the human-animal bond that changed his whole outlook on veterinary medicine.

  11. Evaluation of Community-Based Dog Welfare and Rabies Project in Sanur, a Sub-district of the Indonesian Island Province of Bali

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ni Wayan Arya Utami, Kadek Karang Agustina, Kathryn Nattrass Atema, Gusti Ngurah Bagus, Janice Girardi, Mike Harfoot, Yacinta Haryono, Lex Hiby, Hendra Irawan, Pande Putu Januraga, Levin Kalalo, Sang Gede Purnama, I. Made Subrata, Ida Bagus Ngurah Swacita, I. Made Indrayadnya Swarayana, Dewa Nyoman Wirawan, Elly Hiby

    The Indonesian island province of Bali experienced its first rabies incursion in 2008. Mass vaccination of the dog population has proven effective and rabies cases in dogs and people have decreased, however the virus is still circulating among the dog population. Vaccination coverage must be...

  12. Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE)

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    Paws Assisting Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans suffering from mental and/or physical disabilities through trained service dogs, empowering them and their families to achieve lifelong successes and to pave their way home....

  13. The Use of Chemotherapy to Prolong the Life of Dogs Suffering from Cancer: The Ethical Dilemma

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tanya Stephens

    Despite the emergence some years ago of oncology as a veterinary specialty, there has been very little in the way of ethical debate on the use of chemotherapy in dogs. The purpose of this article is to undertake an ethical analysis to critically examine the use of chemotherapy to prolong the...

  14. The Perceived Value of Behavioural Traits in Australian Livestock Herding Dogs Varies with the Operational Context

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jonathan Early, Elizabeth Arnott, Bethany Wilson, Claire Wade, Paul McGreevy

    This study investigated the value that handlers and breeders assign to various behavioural traits in Australian livestock herding dogs. Data were obtained from 811 handlers and breeders through the ‘Australian Farm Dog Survey’. Respondents were asked to consider dogs within four...

  15. Shelter Dogs for Veterans

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    A 501c(3) nonprofit organization, Shelter Dogs for Veterans provides trained service dogs to combat injured veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The dogs are rescued from kill shelters.

  16. Descriptive Texts in Dog Profiles Associated with Length of Stay Via an Online Rescue Network

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mizuho Nakamura, Navneet K. Dhand, Melissa J. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy

    To increase the public’s awareness of animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists animals available from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the descriptions accompanying online PetRescue...

  17. Catching a glimpse of the bacterial gut community of companion animals: a canine and feline perspective

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Giulia Alessandri, Chiara Argentini, Christian Milani, Francesca Turroni, Maria Cristina Ossiprandi, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura

    Dogs and cats have gained a special position in human society by becoming our principal companion animals. In this context, efforts to ensure their health and welfare have increased exponentially, with in recent times a growing interest in assessing the impact of the gut microbiota on canine...

  18. Environmental Factors That Affect Kenneled Shelter Dogs in Connecticut

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Laura Burban

  19. A Comparative Study of Dog- and Cat-Induced Injury on Incidence and Risk Factors among Children

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ying Chen, Yang Gao, Li Zhou, Yafei Tan, Liping Li

    Background: Millions of people are bitten by animals each year, with approximately 90% of the injuries being caused by dogs and cats. However, few studies focus on risk factors of dog- and cat-induced injury in China. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the rate of...

  20. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wasantha Jayawardene, Lesa Huber, Jimmy McDonnell, Laurel Curran, Sarah Larson, Stephanie Dickinson, Xiwei Chen, Erika Pena, Aletha Carson, Jeanne Johnston

    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...