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  1. "Patients' interests first, but … "–Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Moral Challenges in Modern Small Animal Practice

    Journal Articles

    Small veterinary practice is experiencing steady improvement in diagnostics and therapies which enable veterinarians to offer evermore advanced medical care for their patients. This focus group study of veterinarians (n = 32) examined the impact of these improvements and the potential...

  2. Children's experiences of companion animal maltreatment in households characterized by intimate partner violence

    Journal Articles

    Cruelty toward companion animals is a well-documented, coercive tactic used by abusive partners to intimidate and control their intimate partners. Experiences of co-occurring violence are common for children living in families with intimate partner violence (IPV) and surveys show that more than...

  3. ADREAM

    Organizations

    ADREAM is a 501(c)3 non-profit disaster relief organization dedicated to helping care for pets and provide individuals/families with the essentials during a community wide disaster. ADREAM currently services Catoosa, Hamilton, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield Counties.

  4. One Health, One Medicine

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

    In recognition that the health of humans, animals, and the environment is linked, One Health seeks to increase communication and collaboration across the disciplines in order to promote, improve, and defend the health of all species on the planet. This strategy may seem simple, but...

  5. How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree

    Videos

    David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...

  6. Examining Canadian Equine Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare

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

    The diversity of the Canadian equine industry makes determining baseline attitudes and beliefs a challenge. Adult members of the Canadian equine industry (n = 901) participated in an online survey to report demographic information and views on the role of horses and their ability to experience...

  7. Human Animal Link of Oklahoma Foundation (H.A.L.O.)

    Organizations

    We believe in the health and wellness our pets deliver to those who find themselves in times of transition, trauma, or crisis. We believe our pets are a driving force leading human beings of all ages, maybe for the first time ever, into experiencing a calm, no strings attached, sincere...

  8. Reply to the Comment from Watson, K.M. "Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143" Animals 2018, 8, 179

    Journal Articles

  9. Bait flavor preference and immunogenicity of ONRAB baits in domestic dogs on the Navajo Nation, Arizona

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

    Rabies is responsible for an estimated 59,000 human deaths worldwide, and domestic dogs are the primary reservoir and vector of the disease. Among some nations, widespread vaccination has led to elimination of rabies in domestic dogs, yet dogs are still susceptible to rabies infection from...

  10. Veterinary Public Health Activities and Management of the Livestock Sector during Earthquakes and Snowstorms in the Abruzzo Region—Italy, January 2017

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

    In 2017 the Abruzzo region, located in central Italy, was struck by a sequence of four moderately powerful seismic events (5.0 magnitude on Richter scale), in addition to heavy snowfall that caused a state of emergency affecting the resident population and farm animals. A total of 282 stables...

  11. Emotion in dogs: Translational and transformative aspects

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

    Kujala (2017) provides an excellent overview of most aspects of emotion in dogs; however, she does not cover a few fields of research that I think are also relevant to the topic. In this commentary, I discuss the current state of our knowledge regarding cognitive decline and behavioral...

  12. Demographics Regarding Belief in Non-Human Animal Sentience and Emotional Empathy with Animals: A Pilot Study among Attendees of an Animal Welfare Symposium

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

    Attitudes to animals are linked to beliefs about their ability to experience pain and suffering, their cognition, and their sentience. Education and awareness-raising play a pivotal role in increasing society’s consideration of non-human animal welfare. The current pilot study explores...

  13. The Effect of Extensive Human Presence at an Early Age on Stress Responses and Reactivity of Juvenile Ostriches towards Humans

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

    The effect of extensive human presence and regular gentle handling performed at an early age (0–3 months old) on stress responses and reactivity of juvenile ostriches towards humans was investigated. A total of 416 ostrich chicks over two years were exposed to one of three treatments for...

  14. Awareness of rabies and response to dog bites in a Bangladesh community

    Journal Articles

    Community awareness regarding rabies and treatment seeking behaviours are critical both for the prevention and control of the disease in human and animals. We conducted a study to explore people’s awareness about rabies, their attitudes towards dogs and practices associated with treating...

  15. Vancouver ecoVillage Therapy Dog Program

    Organizations

    Our Therapy Dog Program proves that positive human-animal interactions improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those we help. Our small group of volunteers share their time and the unconditional love of their dog with others.    Animal-assisted activities...

  16. Bem-estar e comportamento de cães comunitários e percepção da comunidade

    Theses

    Resumo: A manutenção de cães comunitários surge como uma alternativa compassiva de manejo que contribui para o controle populacional e para a melhoria de vida dos cães, colaborando para diminuição de riscos para a saúde humana. É...

  17. Bunny Besties

    Organizations

    Bunny Besties is an all-volunteer nonprofit that addresses the heightened stress in our community.  We do it with cuddly loving bunnies and with the principles founded through studies at Mayo Clinic and our work with Boynton Health Services at the University of Minnesota.   Our...

  18. You Are Not My Handler! Impact of Changing Handlers on Dogs' Behaviours and Detection Performance

    Journal Articles

    Dog-handler relationships can directly impact team success. Changing a dog’s handler may therefore compromise detection performance. However, there are currently few studies which support this. This research explored the performance and behavioural impact of changing a dog’s...

  19. Effects of Rider Experience Level on Horse Kinematics and Behavior

    Theses

    Large riding lesson programs are an essential part of the horse industry. To meet demand and remain profitable, lesson barns sometimes require horses to work multiple times a day with different rider levels. There is little guidance as to the behavioral and physical effects of such protocols,...

  20. Empathy in dogs: With a little help from a friend – a mixed blessing

    Journal Articles

    Kujala (2017) presents an extensive overview of existing research on canine emotions in comparison to those of other non-human animals and humans. This commentary provides some additional research results on the intensively debated field of empathy in dogs. We focus on recent advances in...