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  1. Long-term stress levels are synchronized in dogs and their owners

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

    This study reveals, for the first time, an interspecifc synchronization in long-term stress levels. Previously, acute stress, has been shown to be highly contagious both among humans and between individuals of other species. Here, long-term stress synchronization in dogs and their owners was...

  2. The Dog in the Middle Ages

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

  3. Contexts and consequences of dog bite incidents

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

    Dog bites are a contentious issue within the United Kingdom due to their effect on public health and increasing incidence. Despite multiple expert-led dog bite prevention schemes being available, there is limited evidence regarding the surrounding factors and likely causes of a dog bite (e.g.,...

  4. Evaluation of an open source method for calculating physical activity in dogs from harness and collar based sensors

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

    Background: The ability to make objective measurements of physical activity in dogs has both clinical and research applications. Accelerometers offer a non-intrusive and convenient solution. Of the commercialy available sensors, measurements are commonly given in manufacturer bespoke units and...

  5. How many people have been bitten by dogs? A cross-sectional survey of prevalence, incidence and factors associated with dog bites in a UK community

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

    Background Dog bite studies are typically based on hospital records and may be biased towards bites requiring significant medical treatment. This study investigated true dog bite prevalence and incidence at a community-level and victim-related risk factors, in order to inform policy and...

  6. Portion size and meal consumption in domesticated dogs: An experimental study

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

    Increases in food portion sizes have been identified as a possible contributor to the increased prevalence of obesity in humans. However, little is known about the origin of behavioural tendencies to overeat from larger portion sizes or whether other non-human animals are affected by meal...

  7. Dog owners are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than people without a dog: An investigation of the association between dog ownership and physical activity levels in a UK community

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

    Previous research suggests that dog owners are slightly more physically active than those without dogs, but have only studied one household member, and it is unclear whether time spent dog walking replaces other physical activity (PA). A survey of 191 dog owning adults (DO), 455 non-dog owning...

  8. Evidence of large genetic influences on dog ownership in the Swedish Twin Registry has implications for understanding domestication and health associations

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

    Dogs were the first domesticated animal and, according to the archaeological evidence, have had a close relationship with humans for at least 15,000 years. Today, dogs are common pets in our society and have been linked to increased well-being and improved health outcomes in their owners. A dog...

  9. Dogs & Society: Anglo-American Sociological Perspectives (1865-1934)

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    Books | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    HUMANS AND DOGS have a long, wonderful and sometimes problematic association. At a personal level, dogs have been integral to our lives, and our parents’ lives, for as long as the two of us can remember. As sociologists, we also recognize that dogs are important at the macro level. Here,...

  10. Zen and the Art of Training Your Dog

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

    Ditch the rulebook and follow your instincts when teaching your dog

  11. Estudio descriptivo de la equinoterapia en la RegiĆ³n Metropolitana

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    La rehabilitación es un gran desafío para el ser humano, por esto siempre se están investigando y probando nuevos métodos para lograrla. Así también, desde antaño se han utilizado en ella métodos naturales como la zooterapia, la cual busca...

  12. Integrated Return-To-Field and Targeted Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return Programs Result in Reductions of Feline Intake and Euthanasia at Six Municipal Animal Shelters

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

    For decades, animal shelters in the U.S. have sought to reduce the number of cats that are impounded and euthanized. Since the 1990s, low-cost sterilization campaigns aimed at owned cats have achieved varying levels of success in meeting these objectives. Over a similar time period, the use of...

  13. Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective

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

    Successful search strategies are based on good background knowledge and a focused clinical research question. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of research involving assistance animals means there is no one universal database to answer all research questions. The topic of assistance animals...

  14. The Effects of Canine Assisted Therapy on Emotionally Stressed Undergraduate College Students: A Systematic Review

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    Posters | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Objective: This systematic review was conducted to review how canine assisted therapy affects emotional stress in undergraduate college students. Methods: Articles were screened on CINAHL and PubMed databases for relationship between canine assisted therapy intervention and emotional stress...

  15. Cat Colony Caretakers' Perceptions of Support and Opposition to TNR

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

    Trap, neuter and return (TNR) is a non-lethal approach to urban cat management used effectively internationally to decrease urban cat numbers, but deemed illegal in Australia. We investigated perceived support and opposition to TNR experienced by respondents involved in TNR activities, as...

  16. Effects Of Vicarious Equine Interaction On Anxiety And Neuromodulators

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Human-animal interaction influences the release of neuromodulators, such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). No data could be located in the literature to establish a neuromodulating effect of Vicarious Equine Interaction (VEI)...

  17. I was not born with a mask!

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Year 2020. The Mankind “evolved” frighteningly (in the broadest sense of this word); It created wings, conquered other planets, played God by manipulating DNA and the atom. Today, it is very “natural” to use a smartphone, but it seems ridiculous to hear the silence and...

  18. Animals and THE POLICE

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    ANIMALS AND THE POLICE:much more than mascotsThe partnership between the equine / canine / human species, their benefits for the maintenance of social order and public security and the role of police forces in education for the respect of animals and their responsible...

  19. Let's rethink our society, which recycle CANS and discards living beings

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    “Let’s rethink our society, which recycleCANS and discards living beings”ErasmodeOliveira(Animal Defender)Adoption of stray animals is a big social medicament, a factor to increase quality of life, which solves the abandonment of animals, avoids accidents of...

  20. Zoo visitor effect on mammal behaviour: Does noise matter?

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

    The zoo visitor effect is the change in animal behaviour and physiology in response to the presence of a viewing public. It is thought to result from, amongst other things, visitor generated sound (i.e., noise), but this hypothesis has never been explicitly tested. We tested this hypothesis...