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  1. Prevailing Clusters of Canine Behavioural Traits in Historical US Demand for Dog Breeds (1926–2005)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Drawing on American Kennel Club (AKC) puppy registration numbers for approximately 82 varieties of pedigree dogs between 1926 and 2005, the current article analyses behavioural reports on 32,005 dogs of these varieties reported through the Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research...

  2. Can dogs teach us to be more human? | Shirin Merchant | TEDxDharavi

    Videos | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Shirin Merchant is a canine evangelist. Founder of Canines Can Care, Shirin is dedicated towards canine training & counselling. She advocates the role of dogs in our society and talks about her experiences with dogs which will change your view of the man’s best friend. Shirin Merchant...

  3. Can dogs teach us to be more human? | Shirin Merchant | TEDxDharavi

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Shirin Merchant is a canine evangelist. Founder of Canines Can Care, Shirin is dedicated towards canine training & counselling. She advocates the role of dogs in our society and talks about her experiences with dogs which will change your view of the man’s best friend. Shirin Merchant...

  4. "Patients' interests first, but … "–Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Moral Challenges in Modern Small Animal Practice

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

    Small veterinary practice is experiencing steady improvement in diagnostics and therapies which enable veterinarians to offer evermore advanced medical care for their patients. This focus group study of veterinarians (n = 32) examined the impact of these improvements and the potential...

  5. Children's experiences of companion animal maltreatment in households characterized by intimate partner violence

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

    Cruelty toward companion animals is a well-documented, coercive tactic used by abusive partners to intimidate and control their intimate partners. Experiences of co-occurring violence are common for children living in families with intimate partner violence (IPV) and surveys show that more than...

  6. Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Clever  Canines Therapy & Obedience Club was established by two individuals  who enjoy spending time with their canine counterparts and are  dedicated to helping others through dog assisted therapy visits and  positive reinforcement dog obedience training which fosters...

  7. Conserving Vermont's Endangered Species through Designation of Critical Habitat

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Although the Endangered Species Act of 1973 is federal legislation, protection of threatened and endangered (T & E) species varies in stringency across states. H.570 (Act 145) is a Vermont law passed during the 2015-2016 legislative session that updated some of the legal protections for T...

  8. ADREAM

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    ADREAM is a 501(c)3 non-profit disaster relief organization dedicated to helping care for pets and provide individuals/families with the essentials during a community wide disaster. ADREAM currently services Catoosa, Hamilton, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield Counties.

  9. Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Behavior in a Domestic Goat Herd

    Posters | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Animal welfare is one of the most important parts of animal management. Apart from other measures of good animal welfare, like being in good health, animal behavior can be indicative of the animal’s internal state and is often one of the first signs of improper welfare. Stereotypies, or...

  10. Antibiotic Use on Goat Farms: An Investigation of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Missouri Goat Farmers

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

    Use of low dose, prophylactic antibiotics contributes to the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In one study, goat meat in Missouri was found to have a higher percentage of antibiotic residues at slaughter than the national average, so we attempted to identify factors related to goat...

  11. Space use by resident and transient coyotes in an urban–rural landscape mosaic

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

    Context. Coyotes (Canis latrans) have adapted successfully to human landscape alteration in the past 150 years and in recent decades have successfully moved into urban areas. While this causes concern about human–wildlife conflicts, research also suggests that coyotes tend to avoid humans...

  12. National Crisis Response Canines

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines provides canine teams that are trained to gently, safely break through the barriers of isolation caused by crisis, allowing individuals to re-connect to their families, friends, school mates, church fellowship and other cherished social supports. In the...

  13. National Crisis Response Canines

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines provides canine teams that are trained to gently, safely break through the barriers of isolation caused by crisis, allowing individuals to re-connect to their families, friends, school mates, church fellowship and other cherished social supports. In the...

  14. How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree

    Videos | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...

  15. How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...

  16. Human Animal Link of Oklahoma Foundation (H.A.L.O.)

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    We believe in the health and wellness our pets deliver to those who find themselves in times of transition, trauma, or crisis. We believe our pets are a driving force leading human beings of all ages, maybe for the first time ever, into experiencing a calm, no strings attached, sincere...

  17. Parental Habituation to Human Disturbance Over Time Reduces Fear of Humans in Coyote Offspring

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

    A fundamental tenet of maternal effects assumes that maternal variance over time should have discordant consequences for offspring traits across litters. Yet, seldom are parents observed across multiple reproductive bouts, with few studies consider‐ ing anthropogenic disturbances as an...

  18. Reply to the Comment from Watson, K.M. "Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143" Animals 2018, 8, 179

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

  19. Campuses Debate Rising Demands for 'Comfort Animals'

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

  20. Bait flavor preference and immunogenicity of ONRAB baits in domestic dogs on the Navajo Nation, Arizona

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Rabies is responsible for an estimated 59,000 human deaths worldwide, and domestic dogs are the primary reservoir and vector of the disease. Among some nations, widespread vaccination has led to elimination of rabies in domestic dogs, yet dogs are still susceptible to rabies infection from...