Pit Bulls Today
Contributor(s):: Hannah Nation
The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that come...
Service Dogs and How They Help Human Beings
Contributor(s):: Anna Ercoli Schnitzer
Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service...
A Functional Tool for the Prioritization of Zoonotic Diseases in Ontario
Contributor(s):: Victoria Ng, Jan M. Sargeant
Presentation on the creation of a functional tool regarding prioritization of zoonotic diseases in Ontario including a discussion of disease criteria for prioritization and multi-criteria decision analysis.
Hunters' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards Wildlife Disease in Ohio
Contributor(s):: Pallavi Oruganti
Ethnographic research is critical to understanding the human dimensions of wildlife diseases and management, as it allows us to understand the potential social contributors of disease transmission in specific populations. Hunters play a significant role in the ecology of wildlife disease...
Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows
Contributor(s):: L.M. Hunt
This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be part of farmers’ everyday life and become part of their sense of...
A systematic review of zoonoses transmission and livestock/wildlife interactions: Preliminary findings
Contributor(s):: Delia Grace, R. Kock, J. Rushton, F. Mutua, J.J. McDermott, D.U. Pfeiffer, B. Jones
Around 60% of all human pathogens are zoonoses and domestic animals and wildlife are of equal importance as reservoir hosts. Moreover, most emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses and most emerge from wildlife. There have been several recent initiatives to categorize zoonoses and their...
Politics, Policy, Profit and People: How They Help and Hinder Animal Welfare
Contributor(s):: Jennifer Walker
This information was presented the 2016 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference, organized by the PRO-DAIRY Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Softcover copies of the entire conference proceedings may be purchased at http:// ansci.cornell.edu/dm/ or by...
What is the price of love? The ethics of ever-escalating medical care costs for companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Amanda Morgan Payne
Medical and surgical procedures that previously only existed in the realm of human medicine have been making the move into the world of veterinary medicine. While these advancements can provide lifesaving treatments for beloved companion animals, there exists a grey area in which the application...
All Weather Doghouse
| Contributor(s):: Marcus Catchpole
Room to Roam: Using GPS to Determine the Effect of Exhibit Size and Herd Size on Zoo Elephant Movement
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Holdgate, Deborah A. Duffield, David J. Shepherdson
Asian and African elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta spp.) are particularly susceptible to welfare concerns in zoological institutions due to their high intelligence, complex social structures, and sheer size. Zoo elephants are also limited by the space available to them, and the resulting...
Filthy Cellars and Healthy Pets: Relationships between Public Health, Pets and Veterinarians in Cincinnati Prior to World War I
| Contributor(s):: Kelly Wenig
In 1868, Board of Health officials in the city of Cincinnati declared that all animals had to be removed from the basements of city residences. In his report on the state of the city, health officer William C. Clendenin commented that “[t]he extent to which cellars are used throughout the...
A framework for understanding zoonoses at the livestock-human interface in western Kenya
| Contributor(s):: E. Fèvre
This presentation discusses zoonoses, pathogens, and the aims of a study taking plave in Kenya to address the livestock-human interface.
Livestock and human health: the Good, the Bad, the Gaps
| Contributor(s):: Delia Grace
A presentation prepared by Delia Grace for the ILRI Annual Program Meeting (APM) 2010, held at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 14-17, 2010. The presentation discusses the connection between livestock and health.
Participatory epidemiology in animal and human health
| Contributor(s):: S. Hendrickx, C. Pissang
This presentation discusses Participatory Epidemiology and it's benefits to human and animal communities.
The Link, One Health, and Social Capital: A New Strategy for Empathy Education and Social Work
| Contributor(s):: Phil Arkow
For 150 years, animal welfare and veterinary advocates have promoted a doctrine that animal welfare will be enhanced by teaching children kindness to animals and responsible animal husbandry practices. However, these efforts have been stymied by societal and professional perceptions that “animal”...
Natural Dog Training Provides New Ways To Understand And Manage Stresses Of Canine Assisted Work
| Contributor(s):: Jean Marie Thompson, Kevin Behan
Limiting dis-stress experienced by assisted therapy, crisis response, and combat comfort dogs is a concern of handlers, organizations, and researchers. Dogs communicate feelings via body language especially muzzle expressions and physical behaviors that people and other animals recognize....
Keeping Them Fed or Keeping Them Frozen: Disaster Preparedness and Response for Laboratories and Research Animals
| Contributor(s):: Suzanna M. Blake
This presentation will explore the additional items to add to emergency preparedness and response plans to protect research and animals on campus. Using examples from recent disasters and events, the speaker will describe consequences of lack of preparedness, considerations for research...
Emerging Diseases, Zoonoses and Vaccines to Control Them
| Contributor(s):: Paul-Pierre Pastoret
A slide presentation.
Animals and Disasters
| Contributor(s):: Sebastian E. Heath
This presentation looks at disasters and their implications on pet owners and pets. It includes information regarding pet abandonment, pet rescue, and evacuation failure.
Invasive species in Indiana - updates and opportunities
| Contributor(s):: Ellen Jacquart
Topics:- Invasive species overview- Indiana Invasive Species Council update- Best Management Practices project- Cooperative Weed Management Areas