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Angeles en Cuatro Patas (Angels on Four Legs)
We are a rehabilitation center and nonprofit dedicated to children and adolescents with special physical and mental needs.Angels on four legs began its activity over twenty-three years ago as an idea of social work aimed at children with mild and chronic disabilities. This institution...
"Feelings and Fitness" Not "Feelings or Fitness"–The Raison d'être of Conservation Welfare, Which Aligns Conservation and Animal Welfare Objectives
| Contributor(s):: Ngaio J. Beausoleil, David J. Mellor, Liv Baker, Sandra E. Baker, Mariagrazia Bellio, Alison S. Clarke, Arnja Dale, Steve Garlick, Bidda Jones, Andrea Harvey, Benjamin J. Pitcher, Sally Sherwen, Karen A. Stockin, Sarah Zito
Increasingly, human activities, including those aimed at conserving species and ecosystems (conservation activities) influence not only the survival and fitness but also the welfare of wild animals. Animal welfare relates to how an animal is experiencing its life and encompasses both its...
Animals and the shaping of modern medicine: One health and its histories
| Contributor(s):: Abigail Woods, Michael Bresalier, Angela Cassidy, Rachel Mason Dentinger
Part of the Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History book series (MBSMH)
Welcome to Anthrozoology! Are you interested in learning more about the significance of animals in our lives? The University of Windsor is the only university in Canada offering programs in human-animal interactions! If you’re interested in studying Anthrozoology, you can now get a...
Companion Animals Help People with Mental Health Problems
| Contributor(s):: Marc Bekoff
Disability assistance animals or not? Problems in policy and practice workshop: summary and scoping discussion paper
| Contributor(s):: Paul Harpur, Martie-Louise Verreynne, Nancy Pachana, Peter Billings, Brent Ritchie
The Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) defines assistance animals to include dogs or other animals that are trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability and to meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate...
Diversity of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia/Neoehrlichia Agents in Terrestrial Wild Carnivores Worldwide: Implications for Human and Domestic Animal Health and Wildlife Conservation
| Contributor(s):: Marcos Rogério André
Recently, the incidence and awareness of tick-borne diseases in humans and animals have increased due to several factors, which in association favor the chances of contact among wild animals and their ectoparasites, domestic animals and humans. Wild and domestic carnivores are considered the...
Teaching Children and Parents to Understand Dog Signaling
| Contributor(s):: Kerstin Meints, Victoria Brelsford, Tiny De Keuster
Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs’ signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs’ distress signaling gestures. All participants were...
Can cattle handling affect morbidity?
| Contributor(s):: Ronald Gill
Human-animal Relationships in Archaeology: Worldviews of Hunter-gatherers in Northern Europe. Introductory Report
| Contributor(s):: Maja Pasarić, Graeme Warren
The project Human-Animal Relationships in Archaeology: Worldviews of hunter gatherers in Northern Europe (HARA) is a newly commenced postdoctoral research project at the School of Archaeology UCD. Dr Maja Pasaric who has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for her...
Environmental Impacts of One Puppy Mill Among Many: A Case History
| Contributor(s):: John A. Gill
In recent decades, the animal welfare aspects of irresponsibly-managed commercial dog-breeding businesses have attracted national attention, prompting legislative and regulatory actions. However, the environmental impacts of such businesses, also known as puppy mills, have received far less...
Radiographic Identification of Osseous Cyst- Like Lesions in the Distal Phalanx in 22 Lame Thoroughbred Horses Managed Conservatively and Their Racing Performance
| Contributor(s):: Vanessa G. Peter, Thomas A. O'Keeffe, Lewis C. R. Smith, Daniela Schweizer-Gorgas
Reasons for performing study: To investigate the racing performance of Thoroughbred horses with osseous cyst-like lesions (OCLLs) in the distal phalanx causing lameness and treated conservatively. Objectives: To assess horses’ ability to race and perform after radiographic identification...
A Solution for the Shortage of Detection Dogs: A Detector Dog Center of Excellence and a Cooperative Breeding Program
| Contributor(s):: Eldin A. Leighton, Elizabeth Hare, Scott Thomas, L. Paul Waggoner, Cynthia M Otto
Currently, demand for US-bred and born detector dogs exceeds available supply, while reliance on foreign-bred sources introduces many unnecessary and unwanted risks. With proper management of a domestic supply line, U.S. breeders can improve both health and behavior by applying scientific...
This is what happens when you actually understand your dog | Anja Schweimer | TEDxTUM
| Contributor(s):: Anja Schweimer
In this revealing talk, Anja unmasks many myths around dogs she also once believed in. She points out what happens inside dogs when they look out of the window, play fetch or are yelled at, and which alternatives help you to better care for your dog. Furthermore, she explains why several pet...
PTSD and service dogs: Beneath the surface | Shannon Walker | TEDxMtHood
| Contributor(s):: Shannon Walker
Fox News radio stations seem to think Shannon Walker is the go-to expert voice representing the power of a service-dog in the life of combat veterans. No wonder. Shannon Walker is the founder and CEO of Northwest Battle Buddies, a non-profit foundation that matches expertly trained service-dogs...
Quality of life of tertiary students and their attachment to a companion animal
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Gerber
Companion animals have become an important aspect in the lives of many individuals (Serpell, 2010). It has been shown that attachment to a companion animal may have a beneficial impact on several aspects of an individual’s life (O’Haire, 2010). Collectively, these aspects can...
Evaluation of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury Contamination in Over-the-Counter Available Dry Dog Foods With Different Animal Ingredients (Red Meat, Poultry, and Fish)
| Contributor(s):: Hyun-Tae Kim, John P. Loftus, Sabine Mann, Joseph J. Wakshlag
Objectives: To examine the relative levels of heavy metals and arsenic content in commercial dog foods (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) of 51 over-the-counter maintenance or all-life-stage dry dog foods. All products were chosen and segregated based on meat sources (fish, poultry,...
Everybody Died So I Got A Dog: When loss becomes your life coach | Emily Dean | TEDxNewcastleCollege
| Contributor(s):: Emily Dean
Emily Dean is a radio presenter, podcaster and journalist. She is Frank Skinner’s co-host on the award-winning Frank Skinner Show (Absolute Radio) and currently presents a hugely successful podcast for The Times called Walking the Dog. After suffering unspeakable family tragedies, Emily...
Cat Rescue: Answering The Call for Change | Bre Phelan | TEDxOmaha
| Contributor(s):: Bre Phelan
The three C’s of Coffee, Cats and Community are the pillars of reframing feline rescue in this talk. Building on models in Japan, Bre Phelan reframes how we as a community can look at cat rescue by blending a café and cat rescue under one roof. This more natural and humane model...
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) : what is it?
| Contributor(s):: Elri Hettema
This study focuses on existing research into the field of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and attempts to provide a clear answer as to what animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is. In addition, the limitations of current research, as well as future opportunities for research in this field and some...