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  1. A bioeconomic model for the optimization of local canine rabies control

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aaron Anderson, Johann Kotzé, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Brody Hatch, Chris Slootmaker, Anne Conan, Darryn Knobel, Louis H. Nel

    We present a new modeling tool that can be used to maximize the impact of canine rabies management resources that are available at the local level. The model is accessible through a web-based interface that allows for flexibility in the management strategies that can be investigated. Rabies...

  2. A bioeconomic model for the optimization of local canine rabies control

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aaron Anderson, Johann Kotzé, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Brody Hatch, Chris Slootmaker, Anne Conan, Darryn Knobel, Louis H. Nel

    We present a new modeling tool that can be used to maximize the impact of canine rabies management resources that are available at the local level. The model is accessible through a web-based interface that allows for flexibility in the management strategies that can be investigated. Rabies...

  3. Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E., Michael, T.

    Dogs are known to have stress and anxiety reducing effects. Several studies have shown that dogs are able to calm people during cognitive and performance stressors. Recently, therapy dogs have been proposed as a treatment adjunct for post-traumatic stress disorder patients. In this study we...

  4. An International Survey of Animals in Schools: Exploring What Sorts of Schools Involve What Sorts of Animals, and Educators' Rationales for These Practices

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Helen Lewis, Russell Grigg, Cathryn Knight

    Over recent decades, the use of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in educational settings has attracted growing international interest both among educators and the research community. However, there has been little comparative analysis of the demographics of participants and the rationale...

  5. Preference Ranking Procedure: Method Validation with Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Han Li, Rachel Wyant, Greg Aldrich, Kadri Koppel

    The growth of the number of pet products and the pet food industry is continuous. This is partially driven by palatability and perceptions of preference. A preference ranking procedure for dogs has been proposed in order to suggest a more efficient method to study the palatability of food...

  6. Pets for Heroes

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    Pets for heroes is a non-profit organization based out of Columbus, Ohio. Our mission is to rescue animals and train them to fit the needs of our local Veterans and First Responders. Every day Veterans and First Responders put their lives at risk protecting and recusing others. We want to come...

  7. Therapy Dogs and Recovery from Addiction | Colleen Anne Dell | TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Colleen Anne Dell

    What if we included domesticated animals, and in particular dogs, into the recovery plans of people struggling with addictions? Colleen Anne Dell is a Professor & Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Sociology and...

  8. Exploring Collaborations between Veterinarians & Rescues/Shelters

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jacquie Cobb

    A survey of private practice veterinarians in the Chicago area was conducted in an effort to pinpoint what constitutes a positive relationship between a veterinarian and a rescue group or shelter. The following research questions guided this project: From the perspective of veterinarians, what...

  9. Spatial and Behavioral Patterns of Captive Coyotes

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jeffrey T. Schultz

    Environmental enrichment is a technique used at many captive animal facilities that can improve the well-being of their animals. It seeks to enhance habitat features and promote natural behavior by providing a variety of practical ways for captive animals to control their environmental...

  10. Contagious yawning is not a signal of empathy: no evidence of familiarity, gender or prosociality biases in dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Patrick Neilands, Scott Claessens, Ivy Ren, Rebecca Hassall, Amalia P. M. Bastos, Alex H. Taylor

    Contagious yawning has been suggested to be a potential signal of empathy in non-human animals. However, few studies have been able to robustly test this claim. Here, we ran a Bayesian multilevel reanalysis of six studies of contagious yawning in dogs. This provided robust support for claims...

  11. Horse Wisdom for the Human World | Tracy Weber | TEDxSVSU

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Tracy Weber

    Horse wisdom can inspire humans to engage authentically in ways which nurture self awareness, empathy, compassion, transforming our own lives, our organizations, our communities and the world. Tracy Weber, Ph.D. is a recognized leader in equine-assisted learning (EAL), a university professor,...

  12. Evaluation of the syndromic characterization and diagnostic criteria of the concept of anxiety in animal ethology professionals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aline Morales-Estrada, Andres Ducoing-Watty, Itzcoatl Maldonado-Resendiz

    There is a wide range of reported signs for anxious patients in veterinary medicine but specific diagnostic criteria to characterize them is lacking. The objective of this study was to determine the variability in the concepts of anxiety and the criteria used to diagnose anxiety disorders in...

  13. Blind Trading: A Literature Review of Research Addressing the Welfare of Ball Pythons in the Exotic Pet Trade

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jennah Green, Emma Coulthard, David Megson, John Norrey, Laura Norrey, Jennifer K. Rowntree, Jodie Bates, Becky Dharmpaul, Mark Auliya, Neil D’Cruze

    Extensive numbers of Ball pythons are caught, bred, traded and subsequently kept in captivity across the world as part of the exotic pet industry. Despite their widespread availability as pets, relatively little is known about the potential welfare challenges affecting them. We reviewed the...

  14. Understanding the Attitudes of Communities to the Social, Economic, and Cultural Importance of Working Donkeys in Rural, Peri-urban, and Urban Areas of Ethiopia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Martha Geiger, Jo Hockenhull, Henry Buller, Gebre Tefera Engida, Mulugeta Getachew, Faith Adelaide Burden, Helen Rebecca Whay

    Working donkeys (Equus africanus asinus) are vital to the development and support of people’s livelihoods in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas of Ethiopia. However, despite their critical role in providing transport, food security, and income generation to some of the poorest and most...

  15. Netting Nemo: A Moral Ontology for the Scaled and Slimy

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zachary Piso

    Here I develop an ontology of aquarium fish that articulates the relationships that many fishkeepers hold with their fish and considers how these relationships generate moral responsibilities. The investigation explores the norms already regulating hobbyist discourse and practice, charting the...

  16. Opinions towards Companion Animals and Their Welfare: A Survey of Croatian Veterinary Students

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tomislav Mikuš, Mario Ostović, Ivana Sabolek, Kristina Matković, Željko Pavičić, Ornella Mikuš, Željka Mesić

    This survey was the first one investigating opinions of veterinary students in Croatia towards companion animals and their welfare, with special reference to dogs and cats as the most popular companion animals in the European Union. The study included students of all six years of the integrated...

  17. Marketing Ideas that Could Improve Adoptions and Reduce Return Rates of Dogs in Shelters in the State of Michigan

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Bryan Klemett

    Dogs have always been something that attracts people’s attention. It is hard to decide whether it is their fur, their cuteness, or their personality that makes them lovable. The area I chose to conduct my research is in marketing. Since dogs are man’s best friend, what other better...

  18. Methodological Considerations in Canine Olfactory Detection Research

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lucia Lazarowski, Sarah Krichbaum, Lauryn E. DeGreeff, Alison Simon, Melissa Singletary, Craig Angle, L. Paul Waggoner

    Dogs are increasingly used in a wide range of detection tasks including explosives, narcotics, medical, and wildlife detection. Research on detection dog performance is important to understand olfactory capabilities, behavioral characteristics, improve training, expand deployment practices, and...

  19. Managing Urban Crow Populations in Japan

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tsuyoshi Yoda

    Crow (Corvus spp.) populations are increasing globally. This is cause for concern because overabundant crow populations can damage agricultural crops, harm native wildlife, and become a nuisance in urban areas. In Japan, the carrion (C. corone) and large-billed crow (C. macrorhynchos) can...

  20. Generation of Domains for the Equine Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Outcome Score: Development by Expert Consensus

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gillian Tabor, Kathryn Nankervis, John Fernandes, Jane Williams

    Outcome measures (OMs) are a requirement of professional practice standards in human and canine physiotherapy practice for measurement of health status. Measures such as pain and functional capacity of specific regions are used to track treatment impact and can be used to develop optimal...