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  1. Does the sex of the search and rescue (SAR) dog handler affect the work of the rescue team?

    Contributor(s):: Wojtas, J., Zielinski, D., Karpinski, M.

    The handler's sex, as well as his personality and individual predispositions, may affect his suitability for work in rescue services. In addition, handler's susceptibility to stress may affect the effects of search and rescue (SAR) dog's work. The aim of the study was to analyze the salivary...

  2. Exploring how veterinary professionals perceive and use grief support resources to support companion animal caregivers in Ontario, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore veterinary professionals' use and perceptions of grief resources and services to support companion animal caregivers following companion animal euthanasia. Background: The loss of a companion animal can be a source of great sorrow...

  3. The influence of welfare and bonds with animals on the job satisfaction of felid keepers in North America

    | Contributor(s):: DeSmet, A., Ogle, B.

  4. Effect of Human-Animal Interactions on Retail Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Job Performance

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Michelle E.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Richart, Rebecca Suzann

  6. Keel-bone fractures are associated with bone quality differences in laying hens

    | Contributor(s):: Wei, H. D., Chen, Y. J., Zeng, X. Y., Bi, Y. J., Wang, Y. N., Zhao, S., Li, J. H., Li, X., Zhang, R. X., Bao, J.

  7. A Scoping Review of the Benefits and Challenges of Using Service Dogs for Finding and Maintaining Employment

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay, S., Thiyagarajah, K.

  8. Impact of therapy dog visits on outpatient nurse welfare and job satisfaction

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    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie D. Clark, Jessica M. Smidt, Brent A. Bauer

    Interaction with a therapy dog can decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and improve heart rate variability; due to these responses, it suggests that human-animal interaction can alleviate the stress response. This study aims to observe if the effects of therapy dog visits could alleviate...

  9. Posthuman Affirmative Business Ethics: Reimagining Human-Animal Relations Through Speculative Fiction

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    | Contributor(s):: Sayers, J., Martin, L., Bell, E.

    Posthuman affirmative ethics relies upon a fluid, nomadic conception of the ethical subject who develops affective, material and immaterial connections to multiple others. Our purpose in this paper is to consider what posthuman affirmative business ethics would look like, and to reflect on the...

  10. The impact of COVID on cat guardians: veterinary issues

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    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Erdman, P., Currin-McCulloch, J., Bussolari, C., Packman, W.

    The onset of COVID has impacted the field of veterinary medicine and the lives of cat guardians in numerous ways, yet the subject remains largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to better understand cat guardians' fears and concerns pertaining to veterinary care and obtainment of...

  11. The experience of teleworking with dogs and cats in the United States during COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L.

    In Spring of 2020, the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) prompted an unprecedented number of individuals across the United States to begin working from home. Prior research has identified both positive and negative impacts of teleworking on employee well-being, and this study built on that research...

  12. The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals

    | Contributor(s):: Jensen, C. L., Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., O'Haire, M. E.

  13. Developing an animal-assisted support program for healthcare employees

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    | Contributor(s):: Etingen, B., Martinez, R. N., Smith, B. M., Hogan, T. P., Miller, L., Saban, K. L., Irvin, D., Jankowski, B., Weaver, F. M.

    Background Employee burnout and its associated consequences is a significant problem in the healthcare workforce. Workplace animal therapy programs offer a potential strategy for improving employee well-being; however, research on animal therapy programs for healthcare workers is lacking. This...

  14. Stakeholder Perceptions of the Challenges to Racehorse Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Butler, Mathilde Valenchon, Rachel Annan, Helen R. Whay, Siobhan Mullan

    The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the key challenges to racehorse welfare as perceived by racing industry stakeholders. The paper draws upon statements and transcripts from 10 focus group discussions with 42 participants who were taking part in a larger study investigating...

  15. Perceptions of Dogs in the Workplace: The Pros and the Cons

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie, Wright, Hannah, McCune, Sandra, Zulch, Helen, Mills, Daniel

    With growing interest in the value of animal companionship to human health, and increasing business awareness of promoting work-based health innovations and improving employees’ feelings of support, there has been a rise in interest about allowing dogs in the workplace (e.g., “Take your dog to...

  16. Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.

  17. Den gode herdens vallhund. Konfirmanders och medarbetares erfarenheter av hundens medverkan i konfirmationen

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    | Contributor(s):: Tova Mortensen

    In John 10:11, Jesus proclaims “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The shepherd dog’s main mission is to assist the shepherd in driving the livestock in a desired direction. Can the church likewise, with help from dogs, lead human...

  18. The Health Implications of Employment in Non-Profit Animal Care In Eastern North Carolina: A Phenomenological Exploration

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    | Contributor(s):: Sierra Nicole Fountain

    Given a dearth of literature regarding animal care workers in non-profit settings, all of whom potentially face health-related risks, a need existed to explore these individuals' collective lived experiences and perceptions. The purpose of this study was to describe non-profit animal care...

  19. Accessibility of Assistive Technologies as a Factor in the Successful Realization of the Labor Potential of Persons with Disabilities: Russia’s Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Aleksandrova, Olga, Nenakhova, Yulia

  20. The impact of disability-assistance animals on the psychological health of workplaces: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Hunter, Caitlin, Verreynne, Martie-Louise, Pachana, Nancy, Harpur, Paul