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  1. Utilitarianism for animals, Kantianism for people? Harming animals and humans for the greater good

  2. Short- and long-term effects of rearing dairy calves with contact to their mother on their reactions towards humans

  3. Dog-Directed Parenting Styles Mirror Dog Owners’ Orientations Toward Animals

    Parents raise children in consistent ways, and these parenting styles affect child wellbeing and societal adjustment. Recently, we identified such parenting styles in the owner–dog relationship. Dog owners of the authoritarian- correction orientated (AUC) type stand out for demandingness....

  4. Dog-directed parenting styles predict verbal and leash guidance in dog owners and owner-directed attention in dogs

    Dog-directed parenting is an aspect of the owner-dog relationship that describes the overarching emotional sphere in which the dog’s guidance and training take place. How dog-directed parenting styles express in specific owner-dog interactions is presently unknown. However, such knowledge can...

  5. Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Euthanasia in Equine Practice

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Euthanasia of companion animals is a challenging responsibility in the veterinary profession since veterinarians have to consider not only medical, but also legal, economic, emotional, social, and ethical factors in decision-making. To this end; an anonymous questionnaire-based survey of...

  6. Investigating the Impact of Indemnity Waivers on the Length of Stay of Cats at an Australian Shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Due to resource limitations, animal shelters in Australia historically have focused on rehoming animals considered ‘highly adoptable’. Increasingly, animal shelters in Australia are rehoming animals with pre-existing medical and/or behavioural issues. These animals are often rehomed...

  7. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  8. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  9. The Ethics of Human–Animal Relationships and Public Discourse: A Case Study of Lions Bred for Their Bones

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    Conservation and natural resource management are increasingly attending the ethical elements of public decisions. Ethical considerations are challenging, in part, because they typically require accounting for the moral consideration of various human and nonhuman forms of life, whose interests...

  10. New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation NFP

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation NFP encompasses the pride, passion, and teachings of horsemanship of the late Charles and Christa Thompson of New Parkway Riding Stables, and their daughter, Martha Thompson-Hoyt.  We believe that the power of the horse will guide our...

  11. Associations between Domestic-Dog Morphology and Behaviour Scores in the Dog Mentality Assessment

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    The domestic dog shows a wide range of morphologies, that humans have selected for in the process of creating unique breeds. Recent studies have revealed correlations between changes in morphology and behaviour as reported by owners. For example, as height and weight decrease, many undesirable...

  12. Proyecto DOGWER: piezas artísticas que expresan aquello que los niños autistas y hospitalizados sienten durante la interacción con un perro

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Proyecto DOGWER tiene como objetivo dar a conocer a la población el trabajo de los perros de terapia. Como desde hace tiempo se lleva haciendo, el arte ejerce la función comunicativa en este trabajo, mostrando así la interacción que se genera entre los pacientes y...

  13. The Effect of Noseband Tightening on Horses' Behavior, Eye Temperature, and Cardiac Responses

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Restrictive nosebands are common in equestrian sport. This is concerning, as recent evidence suggests that very tight nosebands can cause a physiological stress response, and may compromise welfare. The objective of the current study was to investigate relationships that noseband tightness has...

  14. Fecal Cortisol Metabolites in Dairy Cows: A Cross-Sectional Exploration of Associations with Animal, Stockperson, and Farm Characteristics

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  15. Human caregivers are integrated social partners for captive chimpanzees

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  16. O animal de companhia e a proteção animal urbana : pensando relações interespecíficas a partir da etnografia em Porto Alegre/RS

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Inserido no âmbito da Antrozoologia, este trabalho intenciona pensar a relação humano-animal, tendo por enfoque a relação construída entre ativistas e simpatizantes da proteção animal urbana e os animais de companhia aos quais este...

  17. Attitudes and Practices of Australian Veterinary Professionals and Students towards Early Age Desexing of Cats

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Surgical desexing of cats is typically carried out after six months of age (Mature Age Desexing, MAD); between 4–6 months (Traditional Age Desexing, TAD); or before four months (Early Age Desexing, EAD). We complemented existing surveys of veterinarians’ acceptance of EAD with...

  18. Manejo de doenças infecciosas em gatos de abrigos

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    O presente trabalho aborda o manejo de doenças infecciosas em abrigos de felinos. É importante entender e controlar alguns fatores básicos que predispoem as doenças infeciosas. Os principais fatores são: estresse, densidade populacional e...

  19. Consequences and Management of Canine Brachycephaly in Veterinary Practice: Perspectives from Australian Veterinarians and Veterinary Specialists

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    This article, written by veterinarians whose caseloads include brachycephalic dogs, argues that there is now widespread evidence documenting a link between extreme brachycephalic phenotypes and chronic disease, which compromises canine welfare. This paper is divided into nine sections exploring...

  20. Compassionate Conservation: Exploring the Lives of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Botswana

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    This paper argues for a more compassionate conservation by positioning animals as subjects in research and scholarship. Compassionate conservation is a multidisciplinary field of study that broadly attends to the ethical dimensions of conservation by merging conservation biology and animal...