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  1. Animal assisted therapy for elderly residents of a skilled nursing facility

    Journal Articles

    There is a growing population of those with dementia and other cognitive impairments that affect the quality of life.  This is attributed to advances in science, technology and medicine leading to reductions in maternal mortality, infectious and parasitic diseases, occupational safety...

  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. "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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Examining Canadian Equine Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare

    Journal Articles

    The diversity of the Canadian equine industry makes determining baseline attitudes and beliefs a challenge. Adult members of the Canadian equine industry (n = 901) participated in an online survey to report demographic information and views on the role of horses and their ability to experience...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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

  16. Campuses Debate Rising Demands for 'Comfort Animals'

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

  17. How bees can keep the peace between elephants and humans | Lucy King

    Videos | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Imagine waking in the middle of the night to an elephant ripping the roof from your house in search of food. This is a reality in some communities in Africa where, as wild spaces shrink, people and elephants are competing for space and resources like never before. In this engaging talk,...

  18. The Effect of Extensive Human Presence at an Early Age on Stress Responses and Reactivity of Juvenile Ostriches towards Humans

    Journal Articles

    The effect of extensive human presence and regular gentle handling performed at an early age (0–3 months old) on stress responses and reactivity of juvenile ostriches towards humans was investigated. A total of 416 ostrich chicks over two years were exposed to one of three treatments for...

  19. Awareness of rabies and response to dog bites in a Bangladesh community

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

    Community awareness regarding rabies and treatment seeking behaviours are critical both for the prevention and control of the disease in human and animals. We conducted a study to explore people’s awareness about rabies, their attitudes towards dogs and practices associated with treating...

  20. Human-wildlife conflict-causes, consequences and mitigation measures with special reference to Kashmir

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

    The rising levels of man-animal conflicts at various locations of Kashmir valley in India are due to close proximity between humans and wild carnivores particularly leopard and black bear. The data regarding human injuries and mortalities caused during conflicts from 2010 to 2012 was collected...