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  1. 2008 SNRS abstracts

  2. Effects of a supported program for horseback riding on inpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia: a qualitative exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Corring, Deborah J., Johnston, Megan E., Rudnick, Abraham

  3. Estimation of the number and demographics of companion dogs in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Lucy Asher, Emma Buckland, C Ianthi Phylactopoulos, Martin C Whiting, Siobhan M Abeyesinghe, Christopher M Wathes

    Background: Current estimates of the UK dog population vary, contain potential sources of bias and are based onexpensive, large scale, public surveys. Here, we evaluate the potential of a variety of sources for estimation andmonitoring of the companion dog population in the UK and associated...

  4. Animal related activities as determinants of species knowledge

    | Contributor(s):: Randler, Christoph

  5. Pet ownership, attachment and health-rated quality of life in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Lewis, Amber, Krägeloh, Christian U., Shepherd, Daniel

  6. Impact of pet ownership on the well-being of adolescents with few familial resources

    | Contributor(s):: Bodmer, Nancy M.

  7. Understanding dog owners' increased levels of physical activity: Results from RESIDE

    | Contributor(s):: Cutt, Hayley, Giles-Corti, Billie, Knuiman, Matthew, Timperio, Anna, Bull, Fiona

  8. Characteristics and motivations of docents in wildlife education

    | Contributor(s):: Kidd, Aline H., Kidd, Robert M.

  9. Reasons for urban trail use predict levels of trail-related physical activity

    | Contributor(s):: Dunton, Genevieve Fridlund, Spruijt-Metz, Donna, Wolch, Jennifer, Chou, Chih-Ping, Jerrett, Michael, Byrne, Jason, Weaver, Susan, Reynolds, Kim D.

  10. Grief resulting from euthanasia and natural death of companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: McCutcheon, Kelly A., Fleming, Stephen J.

  11. Rural children's time in household activities

    | Contributor(s):: Lawrence, Frances C., Wozniak, Patricia H.

  12. Demography and dog-human relationships of the dog population in Zimbabwean communal lands

    | Contributor(s):: Butler, J. R., Bingham, J.

  13. Demography and dog-human relationships of the dog population in Zimbabwean communal lands

    | Contributor(s):: Butler, J. R. A., Bingham, J.

    Dogs are Zimbabwe's primary vector for rabies, and the majority live in communal lands (traditional agropastoralist rural areas). In 1994, a household questionnaire survey was conducted to provide baseline data on the demography and dog-human relationships of the dogs in the communal lands. The...

  14. Bond-centered veterinary practice: lessons for veterinary faculty and students

    | Contributor(s):: Ormerod, E. J.

    We are currently experiencing a paradigm shift in attitudes to companion animals, in part due to our greater understanding of the health and social benefits associated with the human-animal bond (HAB). Recent demographic changes, including smaller family size, increased longevity, and a higher...

  15. Comparison of strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners of pet dogs and cats

    | Contributor(s):: Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Kogan, L. R., Wright, M. L.

    Objective - To assess differences in strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners and determine whether these variations were associated with differences in medical care for pets. Design - Survey. Sample Population - 419 pet owners presenting a dog or cat for...

  16. Veterinary service market for companion animals, 1992. Part I: Companion animal ownership and demographics

    | Contributor(s):: Wise, J. K., Yang, J. J.

  17. A pet for the children: factors related to family pet ownership

    | Contributor(s):: Fifield, S. J., Forsyth, D. K.

    The demographic variables related to pet ownership in New Zealand families of 8-12 -year-olds were investigated. Questionnaire surveys were used to establish data from 312 families of primary school children. Family composition, reasons for pet acquisition, and the advantages and disadvantages of...

  18. Animal welfare volunteers: who are they and why do they do what they do?

    | Contributor(s):: Neumann, S. L.

    Although the volunteerism literature has grown in recent years, our understanding of those who volunteer to help non-human animals rather than humans is lacking. In light of the continuing difficulty animal shelters face in recruiting and retaining volunteers, a better understanding is long...

  19. Attitudes of Romanian pet caretakers towards sterilization of their animals: gender conflict over male, but not female, companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Cocia, R. I., Rusu, A. S.

    Sterilization of companion animals is in most cases an expression of the caretaker's will. However, little is known about caretakers' attitudes toward pet sterilization in general - these can influence their decision to sterilize their own animals. Three hundred and twelve Romanian caretakers of...

  20. Re-evaluation of the companion animal bonding scale

    | Contributor(s):: Triebenbacher, S. L.

    This study re-evaluated the Companion Animal Bonding Scale (Poresky, Hendrix, Mosier and Samuelson 1987) using a wide range of developmental levels. Participants included 714 individuals (284 boys and 430 girls) from fourth grade to undergraduate college status. The elementary, middle, and high...