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  1. Evaluation Tools for Educational Programs at Zoos Victoria

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Marie Packard, Michael Robert Clark, Erin Marie McConnaghy, Brian Grant Peterson

    Zoos Victoria recently introduced a new educational program, Education for Conservation (EfC), to teach visiting students about conservation practices. Our goal was to create a set of efficient tools to assess the effectiveness of EfC from the perspectives of Zoo educators, schoolteachers, and...

  2. Stakeholders' Perspectives on the Safety of an Adaptive Riding Program for Adults Living with Dementia and Care Partners

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    | Contributor(s):: Alicia A. Oestreich, Beth E. Fields

    The purpose of this qualitative community-based participatory research was to explore the safety perspectives of stakeholders involved in an adaptive horseback riding program designed to enhance the quality of life of adults living with dementia and their care partners. Human–animal...

  3. Community Veterinary Medicine Programs: Pet Owners' Perceptions and Experiences

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori R. Kogan, Veronica H. Accornero, Emily Gelb, Margaret R. Slater

    Many American pet owners struggle financially, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this problem. Yet, the positive effects that companion animals have in people’s lives create the need for supportive systems to ensure that financial limitations, and other barriers, do not...

  4. What Patients Prioritize for Research to Improve Their Lives and How Their Priorities Get Dismissed again

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    | Contributor(s):: Groot, B., Haveman, A., Buree, M., Zuijlen, R. V., Zuijlen, J. V., Abma, T.

    Health researchers increasingly work with patients in a participatory fashion. Active patient involvement throughout the research process can provide epistemic justice to patients who have often only had an informant role in traditional health research. This study aims to conduct participatory...

  5. Animal Cruelty and Neglect: Prevalence and Community Actions in Victoria, Australia

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    While animal mistreatment is common worldwide, its true scale is largely unknown. Currently, organisations rely on community reporting (case data) and trends found therein to inform prevention activities. To investigate the prevalence, types, and responses to animal mistreatment in Victoria, we...

  6. 'stray appetites': a socio-ecological analysis of free-ranging dogs living alongside human communities in Bangalore, India

    | Contributor(s):: Bhalla, S. J., Kemmers, R., Vasques, A., Vanak, A. T.

  7. Dog Parks as an Institutional Resource for Social Capital in the Urban Neighborhood

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, Aviva

  8. Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth

    | Contributor(s):: Sly, Jai Oni

  9. Behind the Tracks: Social and Labor Relations in the United States Horse Racing Industry

    | Contributor(s):: Richart, Rebecca Suzann

  10. Fields of Care: Placing Animal-Human Communities in the Early Neolithic of the Sofia Basin, Bulgaria

    | Contributor(s):: Gorczyk, John Matthew

  11. Kangaroo harvesters and the euthanasia of orphaned young-at-foot: applying the theory of planned behaviour to an animal welfare issue

    | Contributor(s):: Sharp, T. M., McLeod, S. R.

  12. Human-dog bond in the contemporary mayab: social perceptions and benefits associated with the hunter-Milpa dog in maya peasant-hunter life strategies in Yucatan, Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Plata, E., Montiel, S.

  13. The urban forest project as an extension of landscape immersion and a way to support community engagement in the Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta

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    | Contributor(s):: Yulia Nurliani Lukito

    This article examines necessary elements to be considered in designing urban forest at the Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta, as part of increasing the role of the zoo to educate people on animals and their habitats. The purpose of the community project conducted by the Architectural Team from the...

  14. Communitas and Friluftsliv: equine-facilitated activities for drug users

    | Contributor(s):: Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann

  15. Understanding the Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Physical Activity Among Older Community-Dwelling Adults—A Mixed Methods Study

    | Contributor(s):: Mandy Peacock, Julie Netto, Polly Yeung, Joanne McVeigh, Anne-Marie Hill

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

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    | Contributor(s):: Larissa Helena Ersching Rüncos

    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. Pros and cons of pet ownership in sustaining independence in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Obradović, Nataša, Lagueux, Émilie, Michaud, Frédéric, Provencher, Véronique

  18. The effect of animal assisted therapy on participants with dementia in a community respite program

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    | Contributor(s):: William Stuart Pope, Morgan Yordy, Chih-hsuan Wang

    Cognitively impaired older adults pose challenges that include communication barriers that may contribute to social isolation of the individual and frustration by both the individual and caregivers. Healthcare professionals must to be prepared to speak to the distinctive requirements of this...

  19. A Systematic Review of the Literature Addressing Veterinary Care for Underserved Communities

    | Contributor(s):: LaVallee, Elizabeth, Mueller, Megan Kiely, McCobb, Emily

    Currently, there is a care gap in veterinary medicine affecting low-income and underserved communities, resulting in decreased nonhuman-animal health and welfare. The use of low-price and community veterinary clinics in underserved populations is a strategy to improve companion-animal health...

  20. Foraging paths through vegetation patches for beef cattle in semi-natural pastures

    | Contributor(s):: Orr, Robert J., Tozer, Katherine N., Griffith, Bruce A., Champion, Robert A., Cook, James E., Rutter, Steven Mark

    Grazing semi-natural grasslands may enhance their wildlife faunal diversity and abundance by modifying the plant species composition through exploiting the dietary choices of the domestic livestock, yet diet preferences in these grasslands are often poorly understood. We therefore investigated...