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  1. Design of a Canine Prosthesis for Front Limb Deformities

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    | Contributor(s):: Norma Bachman, Melanie Lasso, Oluwajomiloju Olaode, Elizabeth Walfield, Mushtaq Al Zuhairi

    The current canine prosthesis market is catered towards dogs with amputations. Due to the variations in limb deformities, there is yet to be a customizable solution. Instead, the production of prostheses for deformities occurs on a ‘case-by-case’ basis and the products are tailored...

  2. Exploring Collaborations between Veterinarians & Rescues/Shelters

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    | Contributor(s):: Jacquie Cobb

    A survey of private practice veterinarians in the Chicago area was conducted in an effort to pinpoint what constitutes a positive relationship between a veterinarian and a rescue group or shelter. The following research questions guided this project: From the perspective of veterinarians, what...

  3. Fetching Interactive Dog Occupier (FIDO)

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Katherine Brown, Rebecca Ruth Renner, Michael Ezra Goldman, Domenic James Mucci, Harry Atwood Lanphear, Gregory F. Shannon

    Dogs require exercise and play to stimulate them both mentally and physically, frequently through the game of “fetch”. However, physically disabled dog owners may lack the strength or endurance to play with their pets. We developed a prototype for an autonomous fetching...

  4. Veterinary Practices, Reactions and Laws: Analyzing the Difference in Rural and Urban Practices

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    | Contributor(s):: Daniel Jude

    A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the College of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Morehead State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts by Daniel Jude on June, 23rd 2015

  5. Afyonkarahisar İli Süt Sığırcılığı İşletmelerinde Hayvan Refahının Barınak Ve Yetiştirme Şartları Yönünden Değerlendirilmesi

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    | Contributor(s):: Ersen Şahanoglu

    Bu çalışma, sığırcılık işletmelerinde barınak ölçüleri, ekipman, sıcaklık, nem, gazlar ve bazı yetiştirme işlemlerinin hayvan refahı yönünden incelenmesi amacıyla yapılmıştır. Araştırma 2013 yılında Afyonkarahisar ilinde bulunan 101 adet sığırcılık işletmesinde...

  6. Extraction of Antioxidants from Animal Blood and its Potential Application as a Pet Food Preservative

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    | Contributor(s):: Chengyi Tu

    Nowadays, more and more people are having pets as members of their family. To the year of 2012, there are 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats owned in the U.S according to the report of the Humane Society of the U.S. The pet food industry as a result has been prosperous, with an estimated...

  7. Barriers to Sustainable Hunting-Based Conservation of Elephants in Zimbabwe

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Cusworth

    The international demand for ivory has devastated African elephant populations. In 2015, more elephants were poached for ivory than were born. Many countries have sought to decrease poaching pressures through ivory trade bans. However, Zimbabwe, home to the second largest African elephant...

  8. Prevalence of bacterial zoonoses in selected trophy hunted species, and the potential of human health risk in Bwabwata National park, Namibia

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    | Contributor(s):: Matheus-Auwa Ameya

    Zoonotic diseases are infections acquired from vertebrate animals (wild or domesticated) animals to humans through direct or indirect contact with live animals, their derivatives or contaminated surroundings. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of potential bacterial zoonoses...

  9. The Architecture of Keeping Animals: Preservation Responses to Changing Animal Welfare Ideals in Mid-sized American Zoos

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    | Contributor(s):: Victoria McCollum

    Beginning in the mid-20th century, most of America’s Zoos began to re-evaluate the spaces which housed their living creatures. As advances in science and technology brought forward new information on animal welfare and care, zoos were soon faced with choices on the treatment of their...

  10. Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels

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    | Contributor(s):: Briscoe, Michael D.

    Our relationships with animals are important for us as humans, for the environment, and for the animals themselves. In this dissertation I look at the relationships between humans and animals at three scales: farm, U.S. state, and country. Specifically, I address how factors like economic...

  11. Animal Welfare: Measuring Strategies for Improving Lives

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    | Contributor(s):: Elsbeth Paige-Jeffers

    Animals are sentient creatures entitled to humane treatment and lives of dignity. There are many fields which address this notion, including animal welfare science, ethics, law, policy, and veterinary science. Such a multi-disciplinary approach to animal welfare reveals numerous best practices...

  12. Fast Horses: The Racehorse in Health, Disease and Afterlife, 1800 - 1920

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    | Contributor(s):: Esther Harper

    Sports historians have identified the 19th century as a period of significant change in the sport of horseracing, during which it evolved from a sporting pastime of the landed gentry into an industry, and came under increased regulatory control from the Jockey Club. Although racehorses were the...

  13. How Prejudice Affects the Study of Animal Minds

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    | Contributor(s):: Ashley Keefner

    Humans share the planet with many wonderfully diverse animal species and human-animal interactions are part of our daily lives. An important part of understanding how humans do and should interact with other animals is understanding how humans think about other animals. In this thesis, I argue...

  14. Quality of Human-Animal Interaction: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitudes towards Animals and Cognitive Dissonance

    | Contributor(s):: Constance A. Leahy

  15. A Rhetorical Criticism of Blackfish: Making Waves in Orca Activism

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    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay Beisheim

  16. Understanding Zoonotic Enteric Disease in Minnesota: A Spatio Temporal Analysis and Causal Theory Approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Suchismita Swain

    With 75 percent of diseases in humans having origin in animals or animal products, zoonotic diseases have an enormous impact on the global disease burden. A significant portion of this can be attributed to bacterial zoonotic enteric pathogens. This study was designed to locate clusters of...

  17. Animal Hoarding: An In Depth Look at the Issues and Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Mooneyham

    Animal hoarding cases in regard to 501(c)3 nonprofit agencies have been on the rise in recent decades and current intervention strategies are struggling to address this complex social problem. Animal hoarding not only affects the animals being abused, but it has adverse effects on humans and...

  18. Becoming the centaur : developing non-dominant human-horse relationships in Yorkshire

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    | Contributor(s):: Kirsty Roisin Cameron Ferrier

    This project will add to and build upon the existing anthropological literature on human-animal relations by challenging how categories such as ‘nature’, ‘culture’, ‘ethics’, ‘domestication’, and ‘kinship’ are deployed in a...

  19. Human-Animal Relationship in Dairy Farming: Evaluation of measures for on-farm application and investigation of influences on cows´ behaviour towards humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Asja Ebinghaus

    The objective of the present thesis was (1) to evaluate measures of the human-animal relationship (HAR) in dairy cows regarding their reliability, validity and practical applicability in animal welfare science and breeding. (2) Moreover, important human and farm influences on the cows´...

  20. Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Flint

    Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...