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  1. Attitudes of beef producers to disbudding and perception of pain in cattle

  2. Assessing the welfare level of intensive fattening pig farms in Germany with the Welfare Quality (R) protocol: does farm size matter?

  3. Dog Fighting: Performing Masculinity in Rural South Punjab, Pakistan

  4. Pets, touch, and COVID-19: health benefits from non-human touch through times of stress

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

    During times of social isolation, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, the social distancing mantras that have been integral to COVID-19 responses position close human-to-human contact, including physical touch, as life threatening. Touch is commonly an overlooked sense, yet studies have shown...

  5. Using resident-based hazing programs to reduce human–coyote conflicts in urban environments

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

    The concept of hazing (aversive conditioning) is often promoted as a tool for reducing human–coyote (Canis latrans) conflicts in urban environments. Little scientific evidence exists on the effectiveness of hazing, particularly hazing applied by residents (i.e., community-level hazing)....

  6. Behavioral Research on Captive Animals: Scientific and Ethical Concerns

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    The first half of this chapter focuses exclusively on animals that are used in laboratory behavioral research to model wild behavior, what is typically involved, problems associated with this practice, and how behavioral research has revealed scientific problems in the animal model. The second...

  7. Rethinking One Health, Part 2

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.

  8. Rethinking One Health, Part 1

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    During the trip to Alaska with his dog Beau in 2007, Dr. Smith tells how he recognized a concept so fundamental to the human-animal bond that it changed his whole outlook on One Health. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term,...

  9. Anti-Inflammatory State in Arabian Horses Introduced to the Endurance Training

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

    Development of an anti-inflammatory state during physical training has been postulated in both human and equine athletes, but it is not completely understood. The aim of this study was to investigate whether endurance training changes pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine profiles within a...

  10. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program

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

    The Oregon Master Beekeeper Program has been educating beekeepers since 2012. We surveyed program participants to evaluate the effectiveness of the training on beekeeping knowledge, confidence, and community involvement. The survey results showed positive changes in beekeepers, especially due...

  11. Predation and Risk Behaviors of Free-Roaming Owned Cats in Auckland, New Zealand via the Use of Animal-Borne Cameras

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

    Free-roaming cats are at increased risk of injuring themselves as well as other domestic and fauna species, yet relatively little is known about the frequency at which risk and predation behaviors occur in a typical day. In this study, cat risk, and predation behavioral information was...

  12. The Significance of Social Perceptions in Implementing Successful Feral Cat Management Strategies: A Global Review

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

    This review examines the social aspects that influence feral cat management. In particular, it examines definitions and perceptions of feral cats as a species in different countries and across cultures. Using case studies from around the world, we investigate the factors that can influence...

  13. Scoping review of indicators and methods of measurement used to evaluate the impact of dog population management interventions

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

    Background: Dogs are ubiquitous in human society and attempts to manage their populations are common to most countries. Managing dog populations is achieved through a range of interventions to suit the dog population dynamics and dog ownership characteristics of the location, with a number...

  14. The Idaho K-9 Academy

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    The Idaho K-9 Academy is a dog training program that is a part of the Snake River Animal Shelter's mission to keep dogs out of the shelter and in their homes. The program aims to help families and their pets have a better understanding of one another! We offer obedience training--basic to...

  15. Dogs for Invisible Disabilities

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Dogs for Invisible Disabilities was founded to help people with invisible disabilities train their own dog as a Service Dog.

  16. Benefits of Animal Exposure on Veterinary Students' Understanding of Equine Behaviour and Self-Assessed Equine Handling Skills

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

    Horses are one of the most dangerous animals veterinarians have to work with. For many veterinary students, their first exposure to horses occurs during practical classes. To evaluate the level of knowledge students have of equine behaviour and their equine handling competency when entering...

  17. Aspen Service Dogs

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Aspen Service Dogs provides canines that understand their tasks and duties as a Service Dog, and are eager, disciplined, and humble in service. They are invaluable, dedicated helpers. They are physically able, healthy, and have the correct temperament to be of service.

  18. Coyote Attacks on Humans, 1970-2015: Implications for Reducing the Risks

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

    Beginning with the emerging pattern of urban and suburban coyotes (Canis latrans) attacking humans in southern California in the late 1970s, we analyzed information from reported attacks to better understand the factors contributing to changes in coyote behavior. We subsequently used updated...

  19. Are Horses (Equus caballus) Sensitive to Human Emotional Cues?

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

    Emotions are important for social animals because animals’ emotions function as beneficial cues to identify valuable resources such as food or to avoid danger by providing environmental information. Emotions also enable animals to predict individuals’ behavior and determine how...

  20. Editorial: Sustaining Innovation in Compassionate Free-Roaming Cat Management Across the Globe: A Decadal Reappraisal of the Practice and Promise of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR)

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