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  1. Evaluating FIDO: Developing and pilot testing the Field Instantaneous Dog Observation tool

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Field assessments of the health and welfare of kenneled dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) must be both accurate and rapid. In order to facilitate such evaluations, especially by individuals with limited training in canine behavior and welfare, a non-invasive tool was developed and pilot-tested...

  2. A Proposal for a Comprehensive Human-Animal Approach of Evaluation for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  3. Considerations for the Retirement of Therapy Animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  4. Assessing Patterns of Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Compensation around a Central Indian Protected Area

    Journal Articles

    Mitigating crop and livestock loss to wildlife and improving compensation distribution are important for conservation efforts in landscapes where people and wildlife co-occur outside protected areas. The lack of rigorously collected spatial data poses a challenge to management efforts to...

  5. The Animal Compassion Revolution has begun. | Erika Abrams | TEDxVIIT

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Instilling a sense of compassion towards the mute animals and creating an awareness of animals' suffering and their desperate need of our help, Erika believes and has delivered it in the best way possible that enlists paths to ensure a secure future of the animals of our Nation. Erika...

  6. Sentinel Animals in a One Health Approach to Harmful Cyanobacterial and Algal Blooms

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    People, domestic animals, and wildlife are all exposed to numerous environmental threats, including harmful algal blooms (HABs). However, because animals exhibit wide variations in diet, land use and biology, they are often more frequently or heavily exposed to HAB toxins than are people...

  7. Sentinel Animals in a One Health Approach to Harmful Cyanobacterial and Algal Blooms

    Journal Articles

    People, domestic animals, and wildlife are all exposed to numerous environmental threats, including harmful algal blooms (HABs). However, because animals exhibit wide variations in diet, land use and biology, they are often more frequently or heavily exposed to HAB toxins than are people...

  8. Homeless & Orphan Pets Exist | SIEW CHIN CHONG | TEDxSUC

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    AUNTY JIA JIA (CHONG SIEW CHIN) , the founder of the non-profit organization Persatuan Perlindungan dan Peliharaan Haiwan Terbiar Skudai - Homeless & Orphan Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.). She began to rescue stray animals in 2007. From early beginnings of 120 furkids, H.O.P.E. is now home to over...

  9. Multisectoral prioritization of zoonotic diseases in Uganda, 2017: A One Health perspective

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Background Zoonotic diseases continue to be a public health burden globally. Uganda is especially vulnerable due to its location, biodiversity, and population. Given these concerns, the Ugandan government in collaboration with the Global Health Security Agenda conducted a One Health Zoonotic...

  10. The Partnership That Might Save Your Pet's Life | Alane Kosanovich Cahalane | TEDxWanChai

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    As a veterinary surgeon, Dr. Alane Cahalane is used to being called a superhero. Her universe speaks of families who come together to save their pets, of veterinarians and nurses who passionately care for them, and of animals who battle the odds to survive. So why is the suicide rate among vets...

  11. For Dogs Sake: A practical solution for animal cruelty | Sally Varma | TEDxThiruvananthapuram

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    In this talk, Sally Varma speaks on how she and her team deal with the raging cruelty shown towards dogs, what goes into their care and rehabilitation and how a little compassion can go a long way. Sally Varma is an animal rights activist. Her wish to create peaceful coexistence between humans...

  12. Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions for therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Over the past two decades, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), defined as the purposeful incorporation of specially trained animals in services to improve human health, have become increasingly popular in clinical settings. However, to date, there have been few rigorously-designed studies aimed...

  13. Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions for therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings

    Journal Articles

    Over the past two decades, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), defined as the purposeful incorporation of specially trained animals in services to improve human health, have become increasingly popular in clinical settings. However, to date, there have been few rigorously-designed studies aimed...

  14. The missing piece in wildlife conservation | Deborah McCauley | TEDxIEMadrid

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Most of us grew up without being conscious on how difficult is to sustain wildlife. There has been very sad chapters on our history when we weren’t able to acknowledge the importance of biodiversity and the implications of our activities on wild habitats. In her talk, Dr. Deborah McCauley...

  15. Tempo and Mode of Domestication During the Neolithic Revolution: Evidence from Dental Mesowear and Microwear of Sheep

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    The Neolithic Revolution marked a dramatic change in human subsistence practices. In order to explain this change, we must understand the motive forces behind it. Researchers have proposed many different stimuli, with most theories invoking environmental dynamics, human population density...

  16. Life-Changing Powers of the Animal-Human Health Connection | Carlyn Montes De Oca | TEDxWilmington

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Did you know that if you share a home with an animal you may be living with a very special kind of doctor? Ok, our animal friends may not have gone to medical school but in this unique talk, you will learn surprising ways animals can benefit our mind, body, and spirit; serve as invaluable...

  17. Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...

  18. Prioritizing Zoonoses for Global Health Capacity Building—Themes from One Health Zoonotic Disease Workshops in 7 Countries, 2014–2016

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Zoonotic diseases represent critical threats to global health security. Effective mitigation of the impact of endemic and emerging zoonotic diseases of public health importance requires multisectoral collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships. The US Centers for Disease Control and...

  19. Notes from the Field: Responding to an Outbreak of Monkeypox Using the One Health Approach — Nigeria, 2017–2018

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  20. The Ethical Implications of Animal Institutions | Amélie D'hers | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

    Amélie D’hers, originally from Redmond, WA, is a third year at Santa Clara University majoring in Management Information Systems in the business school with a minor in Computer Science. Starting at a young age, Amélie developed a passion for animals and surrounded...