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  1. Do all dogs go to heaven? Investigating the association between demographic characteristics and beliefs about animal afterlife

    Contributor(s):: Royal, K. D., Kedrowicz, A. A., Snyder, A. M.

    The purpose of this research was to explore American's beliefs about animal afterlife based on key demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity, age, geographic region, religion/faith, and pet ownership. We attained a large and diverse sample of respondents (n=800) using Amazon's Mechanical...

  2. Injuries caused by pets in Asian urban households: a cross-sectional telephone survey

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    Contributor(s):: Emily Y Y Chan, Yang Gao, Liping Li, Po Yi Lee

    Objectives Little is known about pet-related injuries in Asian populations. This study primarily aimed to investigate the incidence rate of pet-related household injuries in Hong Kong, an urban Chinese setting.Setting Cantonese-speaking non-institutionalised population of all ages in...

  3. The effects of demographics and pet ownership on attachment towards and opinion about owned and unowned free-roaming cats

    Contributor(s):: Melanie Elaine Ramon

    A telephone questionnaire was developed to collect information on pet owners, cat ownership patterns, and people's opinions about homeless pets. A 7-day observation log was also developed to gather information about free-roaming cats in Caldwell, TX. The objectives of this research were: (1)...

  4. Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship

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    | Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Melfi, V.

    Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...

  5. Harvest demographics of temperate-breeding Canada geese in South Dakota, 1967-1995

    | Contributor(s):: Gleason, Jeffrey S., Jenks, Jonathan A., Naugle, David E., Mammenga, Paul W., Vaa, Spencer J., Pritchett, Jennifer M.

  6. Regulation of tree squirrel populations with immunocontraception: a fox squirrel example

    | Contributor(s):: Krause, Sara K., Kelt, Douglas A., Van Vuren, Dirk H., Gionfriddo, James P.

  7. Metapopulation dynamics of mid-continent lesser snow geese: implications for management

    | Contributor(s):: Aubry, L. M., Rockwell, R. F., Koons, D. N.

  8. Population demographic survey and ownership of pet dogs and cats from a small city of southern Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Trapp, S. M., Maeda, M. S. C. de F., Kemper, B., Barca Junior, F. A., Freire, R. L., Pretto-Giordano, L. G., Headley, S. A.

    This study evaluated the population dynamics and ownerships of dogs and cats from the city of Jaguapita, southern Brazil. The human to dog and cat ratios were 4.6 and 21.5, respectively. Comparatively more dogs ( n=2,460) than cats ( n=571) were within the households and there were significantly...

  9. Prevalence of stereotypies and its possible causes among captive Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus) in Tamil Nadu, India

    | Contributor(s):: Vanitha, Varadharajan, Thiyagesan, Krishnamoorthy, Baskaran, Nagarajan

    Animals in captivity are often confined in small barren enclosures, preventing adequate exercise, and socialization with conspecifics. Captivity is also known for depriving young individuals' association with maternal relatives by weaning away from their mothers' earlier than what their peers...

  10. Companion animals in Thailand: human factors that predict sterilization of cats and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C. J. C., Podberscek, A. L., Coleman, G. J.

    The prevalence of companion animal caregiving was estimated, and demographic and psychosocial factors that predict sterilization behaviors in caregivers in Thailand were identified. Thai nationals ( n=494) were recruited by random for the Culture and Human-Animal Interactions (CHAI) telephone...

  11. 'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier

    | Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie

  12. Stakeholder views on treating pain due to dehorning dairy calves

    | Contributor(s):: Robbins, J. A., Weary, D. M., Schuppli, C. A., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von

    A common and painful management practice undertaken on most dairy farms is dehorning young calves (also called 'disbudding' when done on calves less than about two months of age). Despite much evidence the practice is painful, and effective means available to mitigate this pain, it is frequently...

  13. The human-animal bond: the demographics of pets and pet ownership on the island of Ireland, pet ownership in asthmatics in the USA and owner attitudes towards their pets

    | Contributor(s):: Downes, M. J.

  14. Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew L. Stephenson

    It is increasingly necessary for state agencies to incorporate the opinions of their constituents in wildlife management decision-making. Shifting demographics of Iowa's human population necessitate gathering information on stakeholders' beliefs and values toward wildlife. This project...

  15. Prevalence of dog walking and sociodemographic characteristics of dog walkers in the U.S.: An update from 2001

    | Contributor(s):: Richards, Elizabeth A.

  16. Evaluating demographic models for goat domestication using mtDNA sequences

    | Contributor(s):: Gerbault, P., Powell, A., Thomas, M. G.

    Routes of migration and exchange are important factors in the debate about how the Neolithic transition spread into Europe. Studying the genetic diversity of livestock can help in tracing back some of these past events. Notably, domestic goat ( Capra hircus) did not have any wild progenitors (...

  17. Animals are Part of the Working Class Reviewed

    | Contributor(s):: Hribal, Jason

  18. The Associational Critique Of Quaternary Overkill And Why It Is Largely Irrelevant To The Extinction Debate

    | Contributor(s):: Surovell, Todd A., Grund, Brigid S.

  19. The effects of an animal-assisted intervention on salivary alpha-amylase, salivary immunoglobulin A, and heart rate during forensic interviews in child sexual abuse cases

    | Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, C. A., Friedmann, E.

    Animal-assisted invention (AAI) in gaining attention as a therapeutic modality; however, the effect of it has not been well studied in the child welfare system. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of AAI on stress indicators (as measured by salivary alpha-amylase (sAA),...

  20. Frequency of neurotic symptoms shortly after the death of a pet

    | Contributor(s):: Kimura, Y., Kawabata, H., Maezawa, M.