Differences in the Search Behavior of Cancer Detection Dogs Trained to Have Either a Sit or Stand-Stare Final Response
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jennifer L. Essler, Clara Wilson, Alexander C. Verta, Rebecca Feuer, Cynthia M. Otto
Recent literature has demonstrated that dogs have the potential to detect, and communicate the presence of, various human diseases. However, there is a lack of investigation into whether commonplace training differences within the field could influence a dog's behavior during a biomedical...
Movement in Cats
Theses | Contributor(s): Valerie N. Plummer
Feral cats (Felis catus) are listed as one of the '100 world's worst invasive alien species'. There are as many as 70-100 million feral cats in the United States as well as an estimated 117-157 million domestic indoor and outdoor cats. Management efforts include a nonlethal feeding...
Do Purebreds (But Not Mutts) Reduce Dog Owner Death Rates?
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
A major Swedish study of dog ownership and human mortality rates found that owners of a purebred, but not a mixed-breed dog, had lower mortality rates than non-owners.
Injuries in racing greyhounds
Reports | Contributor(s): Andrew Knight
This 25 pp. report reviews welfare problems, and particularly, injuries sustained by racing greyhounds, with a focus on the British greyhound racing industry.
Proposal of a customized animal welfare protocol for military kennels
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Otavio Augusto Brioschi Soares, Fernanda Ishi, José Luiz Vetorazzo, Felipe Borges Soares, Nivea De Mattos Goes Vieira
The guarantee of animal welfare has been modernly approached in both physical and emotional aspects. The objective of this work was to propose a management protocol that maximizes animal welfare for working dogs, and that takes into account the particularities of Brazilian military...
Review of Emerging and Re-Emerging Zoonotic Pathogens of Dogs in Nigeria: Missing Link in One Health Approach
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dorcas A. Gado, David O. Ehizibolo, Clement A. Meseko, Neil E. Anderson, Peter W. W. Lurz
Dogs live in close contact with humans as pets, for hunting, for security, and as a source of income. In addition, the meat is also consumed by some tribes in Nigeria. Dogs could therefore serve as reservoirs, carriers, and transmitters of zoonotic diseases. This review evaluates the literature...
Psycho-Social Effects of Pet Dog Ownership on Mentally Challenged Children
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sandeep Aggarwal, Roopashi Aggarwal, Manmeet Kaur Sodhi, Shallu Aggarwal
Aim: Mental retardation is a social stigma and children affected by this condition always require love and compassion. Pets have a positive role in human life to relieve stress and anxiety. Pets are therefore considered to be a very important aspect of psychological therapy. Those children who...
Effects of Equine Interaction on Mutual Autonomic Nervous System Responses and Interoception in a Learning Program for Older Adults
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ann L. Baldwin, Lisa Walters, Barbara K. Rector, Ann C. Alden
Equine-assisted learning (EAL) may improve the health of older adults, but scientific data are sparse. This study investigated whether people aged 55 and older show increased heart rate variability (HRV) during EAL and awareness of bodily sensations that are overall pleasant. Subjects (n =...
Selecting Dogs for Explosives Detection: Behavioral Characteristics
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lucia Lazarowski, Lowell Paul Waggoner, Sarah Krichbaum, Melissa Singletary, Pamela Haney, Bart Rogers, Craig Angle
Detection dogs are widely considered the most effective and adaptive method for explosives detection. Increases in emerging sophisticated threats are accelerating the demand for highly capable explosives detection, causing a strain on available supplies of quality canines worldwide. These...
Hundassisterade aktiviteter för lindrande av ensamhetskänslor : Utveckling av en handlingsmodell för lindrande av ensamhet bland hemmaboende äldre med hjälp av den sociala tjänstehunden
Theses | Contributor(s): Nanette Westergård-Sjölund
Nya och innovativa metoder krävs för att effektivt kunna behandla det problem som ensamhet bland hemmaboende äldre utgör. Den demografiska utvecklingen visar att åldersgruppen äldre blir allt större i vårt land, samtidigt som den äldre...
Spatial Relationships Between Livestock Guardian Dogs and Mesocarnivores in Central Texas
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nicholas A. Bromen, Justin T. French, John Walker, Nova J. Silvy, John M. Tomeček
The use of livestock guardian dogs (Canis lupus familiaris; LGDs) to deter predators from preying on domestic sheep (Ovis aries) and goat (Capra spp.) herds continues to increase across the United States. Most research regarding the efficacy of LGDs has been based on queries of rancher...
Welfare Assessment and Husbandry Practices of Working Horses in Fiji
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Navina Fröhlich, Patrick D. Sells, Rebecca Sommerville, Charlotte F. Bolwell, Charlotte Cantley, Jessica E. Martin, Stuart J. G. Gordon, Tamsin Coombs
Research shows that working equids in low and middle-income countries play an essential role in supporting the livelihoods of their owners. The objective of the study was to provide the first description of the welfare status of working horses in Fiji by analysing animal-based parameters...
Comparative Study of Free-Roaming Domestic Dog Management and Roaming Behavior Across Four Countries: Chad, Guatemala, Indonesia, and Uganda
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Charlotte Warembourg, Ewaldus Wera, Terence Odoch, Petrus Malo Bulu, Monica Berger-González, Danilo Alvarez, Mahamat Fayiz Abakar, Filipe Maximiano Sousa, Laura Cunha Silva, Grace Alobo, Valentin Dingamnayal Bal, Alexis Leonel López Hernandez, Enos Madaye, Maria Satri Meo, Abakar Naminou, Pablo Roquel, Sonja Hartnack, Salome Dürr
Dogs play a major role in public health because of potential transmission of zoonotic diseases, such as rabies. Dog roaming behavior has been studied worldwide, including countries in Asia, Latin America, and Oceania, while studies on dog roaming behavior are lacking in Africa. Many of those...
Türk kültür tarihinde at ve kurt
Theses | Contributor(s): Yunus Emre Seyis
Bu çalışma, özellikle Genel Türk Tarihinden temel alınarak Türklerin yaşayışlarında, inançlarında ve kültürlerinde hayvanların etkisi ve üslubunu araştırmaktır. Bu bağlamda mevcut dönemi anlatan destan, efsane gibi edebi anlatılar olmak...
Intervenciones asistidas con perros en alumnado con Trastorno del Espectro Autista. Una revisión de la literatura
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): María Poveda Gómez, Diana Marín Suelves, Sandra Navarro Sánchez
El presente trabajo constituye una revisión bibliográfica sobre la intervención asistida con perros en niños con trastorno del espectro autista en edad escolar. Los objetivos de la investigación son conocer las metas que persiguen las intervenciones asistidas...
The unspoken psychological issues with lesson horses and how we need to address them
Theses | Contributor(s): Casey Clark
Every day all over the world horses provide much needed therapy and treatment to people in need. They provide physical, emotional, and mental training and healing. Humans depend on them for so much and we have a moral and ethical obligation to be good stewards of our equine companions. This...
Do Children With Cats Have More Mental Health Problems?
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
Researchers explain why there are so few studies of human-cat relationships.
Unbridled is the freedom from constraints that inhibit quality of life. Whether those constraints are anxiety, depression, or simply a build-up of life stressors, it is my goal to promote well being through a flexible and collaborative approach to growth. We offer therapy in a traditional...
Our mission is to provide trained and sponsored on-staff facility/therapy dogs to organizations serving communities in need. An on-staff dog allows for deeper encounters between staff and residents, patients, and the public. These therapeutic interactions create lasting ripple effects...
The Horse: A Driving Force for the Lifestyle of Grooms
Theses | Contributor(s): Nicole Foright
The fundamental components of co-occupational relationships between humans and animals and their impact on occupational identity is an area for exploration in the study of occupation. Evaluating the lives of persons whose daily occupations involve working with animals contributes to the...