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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. Hogares sin animales

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    Aquí es donde mi trabajo diverge completamente de lo que se llama activismo de la Edad de Piedra o causa animal. Lea y entienda:

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  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. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on the Physical Function and Communication Skills of Adults with Autism: A Study Protocol for a Controlled Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Isabel Gómez-Calcerrada, Ana Myriam Lavín-Pérez, Santos Villafaina, Juan Carlos Rueda-Rubio, Beatriz Rivera-Martín, Israel González-García, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro, Marta Mateo-Garitagoitia, Carlota González-Plaza, Daniel Collado-Mateo

    Background and Objectives: Despite the scientific evidence of the positive effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is not still considered an evidence-based practice for this population. The proposed study will aim to evaluate the effects of a...

  9. 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...

  10. Lares sem animais

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    É neste ponto que meu trabalho diverge completamente do que se chama de ativismo ou de causa animal da Idade da Pedra. Leia e entenda:

  11. Maisons sans animaux

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    C'est là que mon travail s'écarte complètement de ce qu'on appelle l'activisme de l'âge de pierre ou la cause animale. Lire et comprendre:

  12. Animal-less homes

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    This is where my work completely diverges from what is called Stone Age activism or animal cause. Read and understand:

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. How horses heal, transform, and empower| Mindy Tatz Chernoff | TEDxWilmington

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Mindy Tatz Chernoff

    Mindy Tatz Chernoff is the founder of The Resonant Horse, an innovative approach to healing using horses as teachers and catalysts for change and transformation. Mindy recognizes how horses can aid in facilitating a sense of presence, authenticity and congruence in people. Within the safe...

  19. Difficulties experienced by veterinarians when communicating about emerging zoonotic risks with animal owners: the case of Hendra virus

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diana H Mendez, Petra Büttner, Jenny Kelly, Madeleine Nowak, Rick Speare

    Background Communication skills are essential for veterinarians who need to discuss animal health related matters with their clients. When dealing with an emerging zoonosis, such as Hendra virus (HeV), veterinarians also have a legal responsibility to inform their clients about the associated...

  20. Elevated Sensitivity to Tactile Stimuli in Stereotypic Horses

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sabrina Briefer Freymond, Déborah Bardou, Sandrine Beuret, Iris Bachmann, Klaus Zuberbühler, Elodie F. Briefer

    Although stereotypic behaviors are a common problem in captive animals, why certain individuals are more prone to develop them remains elusive. In horses, individuals show considerable differences in how they perceive and react to external events, suggesting that this may partially account for...