Identification of coronaviruses in farmed wild animals reveals their evolutionary origins in Guangdong, southern China
| Contributor(s):: Wang, X., Ren, Z., Wang, L., Chen, J., Zhang, P., Chen, J. P., Chen, X., Li, L., Lin, X., Qi, N., Luo, S., Xiang, R., Yuan, Z., Zhang, J., Wang, G., Sun, M. H., Huang, Y., Hua, Y., Zou, J., Hou, F., Huang, Z., Du, S., Xiang, H., Sun, M., Liu, Q., Liao, M.
Coronavirus infections cause diseases that range from mild to severe in mammals and birds. In this study, we detected coronavirus infections in 748 farmed wild animals of 23 species in Guangdong, southern China, by RT-PCR and metagenomic analysis. We identified four coronaviruses in these wild...
Attitudes Toward Nonhuman Animals During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak in China
| Contributor(s):: Gu, Xuan, Bexell, Sarah M., Wang, Bo
Nonhuman animals are often abandoned and killed during non-epidemic and epidemic emergencies. However, the study of public attitudes toward animals during an epidemic outbreak and their antecedents and consequences is rare. The present study aimed to determine the individual and psychological...
Attachment and Perceived Stress among Pet Owners before and during the Lockdown in China
| Contributor(s):: Sara Platto, Agathe Serres, Simona R. C. Normando, Wang Yanqing, Dennis C. Turner
The current pandemic has brought a lot of social and economic strains to families worldwide, as well as making a huge impact on the long- term care of companion animals. The current study explored differences in the attachment level of owners toward their pets and their perceived stress before...
Perceptions of animal welfare and exotic pet ownership in China
| Contributor(s):: Weldon, A. V., Campera, M., Zhang, X., Ni, Q., Zhu, W. W., Nijman, V., Nekaris, K. A. I.
Public attitudes toward animals and the influential factors in contemporary China
| Contributor(s):: Su, B., Martens, P.
Origin of the domestic chicken from modern biological and zooarchaeological approaches
| Contributor(s):: Eda, M.
2021Animal Frontiers11352-612160-605610.1093/af/vfab016EnglishHokkaido University Museum, Hokkaido University, Kita 10, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan.email@example.com
A Comparative Study of Dog- and Cat-Induced Injury on Incidence and Risk Factors among Children
| Contributor(s):: Ying Chen, Yang Gao, Li Zhou, Yafei Tan, Liping Li
Background: Millions of people are bitten by animals each year, with approximately 90% of the injuries being caused by dogs and cats. However, few studies focus on risk factors of dog- and cat-induced injury in China. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the rate of...
Confirmatory factor analyses of the children's attitudes and behaviors towards animals scale in two eastern cultural contexts
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Wong, David Mellor, Xioayan Xu, Ben Richardson
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the factor stability of the Children’s Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Animals Scale (CABTA) across two eastern contexts: China and Malaysia. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted on data collected from 700 Chinese mothers...
Risk factors for aggressive behaviour in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris), as reported by owners in mainland China
| Contributor(s):: Yang, Jingjing, Langford, Fritha, Kiddie, Jenna
Beijing Dog Politics: Governing Human–Canine Relationships in China
| Contributor(s):: Jeffreys, Elaine
This paper uses a governmentality approach to examine the political history of human–canine relationships in the People’s Republic of China, focusing on the evolution of household dog regulations in Beijing. In doing so, it ties the micropolitics of human–canine relations to transformations in...
Human-animal interactions and bat coronavirus spillover potential among rural residents in Southern China
| Contributor(s):: Li, H., Mendelsohn, E., Zong, C., Zhang, W., Hagan, E., Wang, N., Li, S., Yan, H., Huang, H., Zhu, G., Ross, N., Chmura, A., Terry, P., Fielder, M., Miller, M., Shi, Z., Daszak, P.
Free Mate Choice Enhances Conservation Breeding in the Endangered Giant Panda
| Contributor(s):: Meghan S. Martin-Wintle, David Shepherdson, Guiquan Zhang, Hemin Zhang, Desheng Li, Xiaoping Zhou, Rengui Li, Ronald R. Swaisgood
Conservation breeding programmes have become an increasingly important tool to save endangered species, yet despite the allocation of significant resources, efforts to create self-sustaining populations have met with limited success. The iconic giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) embodies the...
Turning Intentions into Animal Welfare Improvement in the Asian Livestock Sector
| Contributor(s):: Sinclair, Michelle, Morton, John, Phillips, Clive J. C.
Intentions form the basis of behavioral action to improve animal welfare; however an intention-behavior gap has been previously identified. Livestock stakeholders in China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand (n = 1041) involved in slaughter and transport completed a survey in which they were asked...
The Association of Pet Ownership and Attachment with Perceived Stress among Chinese Adults
| Contributor(s):: Wu, Cynthia Sau Ting, Wong, Rosa Sze Man, Chu, Wing Hin
Pet ownership is associated with both positive and negative emotions. Given that not everyone responds to pet care in a stressful way, perceptions of companion animals may play a role in how owners respond to them. In this study, we explored the relationship between pet ownership and perceived...
Rendering Connection: Symbiosis Through Overlapping and Layering
| Contributor(s):: Haomin Yang
This thesis seeks to create a space that enables social energy in traditional senior apartments by overlapping with another program, the animal center. Animals, as spiritual beings, may help ease stress and loneliness in the elderly. Also, animals can be seen as catalysts for intergenerational...
A qualitative study of zoonotic risk factors among rural communities in southern China
| Contributor(s):: Li, H. Y., Zhu, G. J., Zhang, Y. Z., Zhang, L. B., Hagan, E. A., Martinez, S., Chmura, A. A., Francisco, L., Tai, H., Miller, M., Daszak, P.
Psychosocial Impact of Pet Keeping on Schoolchildren in China
| Contributor(s):: Yanxia Song, Toshiya Hirose, Naoko Koda
Studies in Western countries have demonstrated the benefits of pets for humans. However, there are not many studies on human-pet relationships in different cultures and societies; for example, few in Asia. This questionnaire survey demonstrated that attachment to pets benefits the psychosocial...
Asian Livestock Industry Leaders' Perceptions of the Importance of, and Solutions for, Animal Welfare Issues
| Contributor(s):: Sinclair, M., Phillips, C. J. C.
Hepatitis E Virus Serosurvey among Pet Dogs and Cats in Several Developed Cities in China
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| Contributor(s):: Huanbin Liang, Jidang Chen, Jiexiong Xie, Long Sun, Fanxiao Ji, Shuyi He, Yun Zheng, Chumin Liang, Guihong Zhang, Shuo Su, Shoujun Li
Infection by Hepatitis E virus (HEV), as a zoonotic disease virus, is well studied in pigs in China, but few studies in pets have been performed. This study was designed to characterize the prevalence of HEV infection among pet dogs and cats in major metropolitan areas of China. We conducted a...
Pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children in Tianjin area, China
| Contributor(s):: Shugang Luo, Yuexia Sun, Jing Hou, Xiangrui Kong, Pan Wang, Qingnan Zhang, Jan Sundell
This study aims to find out the relationship between pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children aged 0–8 years old in Tianjin, China. Parental or guardians reports of 7360 children were analyzed. 1490 (21.6%) families kept pets at the time of the survey (current),...