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  1. Effectiveness of animal health and welfare planning in dairy herds: a review

    Contributor(s):: Tremetsberger, L., Winckler, C.

    Maintaining and promoting animal health and welfare are important but challenging goals in livestock farming. Animal health and welfare planning aims to contribute to improvements in the herd through interventions in a structured way. This review provides an overview of current scientific...

  2. Is animal-assisted psychotherapy a profession? The consolidation of the professional identity of the animal-assisted psychotherapist in Israel [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: Bar-On, S., Shapiro, A., Gendelman, A., Parish-Plass, N.

  3. The changing roles of animals in western society: influences upon and from the veterinary profession

    Contributor(s):: Fogle, B.

    The author discusses the role of animals and the influences of gender on evolving social attitutes toward them, noting that veterinarians, both men and women, "need to lead the discussion not just reacting to changes in public perception."

  4. Emergent Theory and Model of Practice in Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A. , Chang, Catherine Y., Rice, Robert

  5. Guidance for puppy owners

    Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.

    The advantages of behavioural guidance from veterinary practice was discussed. Highlights focused on the behavioural management, care, and training of puppies.

  6. The Mule, the South, and Economic Progress

    Contributor(s):: Sawers, Larry

  7. Attitudes of Australian and Turkish students of veterinary medicine toward nonhuman animals and their careers

    Contributor(s):: Izmirli, S., Yigit, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    We examined attitudes toward nonhuman animal welfare and rights and career aspirations in Australian and Turkish veterinary students. A representative university was selected in each country, with 190 first- and third-year students sampled in each. Survey questions addressed attitudes toward...

  8. Mapping farm animal welfare education at university level in Europe

    Contributor(s):: Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Melisova, M., Simeckova, M., Ilieski, V., Winckler, C., Kost'al, L., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Mihina, S., Spoolder, H., Fthenakis, G., Sarova, R., Spinka, M.

    The aim of this study was to map farm animal welfare university education in an enlarged Europe with emphasis on identifying existing differences and gaps. Information on 210 courses dealing with farm animal welfare from 98 universities in 26 European countries were obtained. Statistical analysis...

  9. Legal concerns with providing hospice and palliative care

    Contributor(s):: Shanan, A., Balasubramanian, V.

  10. The veterinarian's role in preventing and controlling disease in exotic animals in assisted-care facilities

    Contributor(s):: Hess, L.

  11. A case study employing operant conditioning to reduce stress of capture for red-bellied tamarins ( Saguinus labiatus )

    Contributor(s):: Owen, Y., Amory, J. R.

    Traditional techniques used to capture New World monkeys, such as net capture, can induce high levels of acute stress detrimental to welfare. Alternatively, training nonhuman animals via operant conditioning to voluntarily participate in husbandry and/or veterinary practices is accepted as a...

  12. Behavioral management at the Phoenix Zoo: new strategies and perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Tresz, H.

    It all started with a seemingly simple decision to re-evaluate and document the Phoenix Zoo's behavioral management protocol. The purpose of this project was to present proactive standards for the care and psychological well-being of our living collection, while meeting or exceeding the...

  13. Campground manager and user perceptions of risk associated with negative human-black bear interactions

    Contributor(s):: Gore, Meredith L., Knuth, Barbara A., Curtis, Paul D., Shanahan, James E.

    Negative human-black bear interactions in New York's Adirondack Park campgrounds pose risk management challenges. Communication is one tool available to modify human behavior and reduce associated risks, but knowledge of constructs influencing risk perception among key stakeholder groups is...

  14. Emergency and disaster planning at Ohio animal shelters

    Contributor(s):: Decker, S. M., Lord, L. K., Walker, W. L., Wittum, T. E.

    Results of a cross-sectional study to determine the level of emergency and disaster response planning at Ohio nonhuman animal shelters and the role Ohio agencies have in emergency and disaster response planning in their communities indicated a lack of preparedness coupled with underutilization of...

  15. Employee reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work: identifying turning-point events through retrospective narratives

    Contributor(s):: Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Rogelberg, S. G., Walker, A., Schultz, L., Clark, O.

    This study used a retrospective narrative procedure to examine the critical events that influence reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work of 35 employees who have stayed in the animal care and welfare field for at least 2 years. Data were collected at the 2002 Animal Care Expo held in...

  16. Impact of a bilingual mobile spay/neuter clinic in a U.S./Mexico border city

    Contributor(s):: Poss, J. E., Everett, M.

    There are between 4 and 10 million dogs and cats killed annually in the United States. Although there are no accurate national estimates of the number of companion animals who are sterilized surgically. Approximately 26,000 companion animals are euthanized annually in El Paso County, Texas,...

  17. Research and teaching of dairy cattle well being: finding synergy between ethology and epidemiology

    Contributor(s):: Duffield, T. F., Leslie, K. E., Lissemore, K. D., Millman, S. T.

    Epidemiology is a tool used to identify and quantify risk factors that contribute to the state of health or disease. In addition, the maintenance of health and recognition of nonhuman animal welfare are both key principles of health management. Animal welfare and ethology provide important...

  18. The impact of epizootics on livelihoods

    Contributor(s):: Heath, S. E.

    Epizootics (nonhuman animal disease epidemics) can have detrimental impacts on livelihoods through a complex interaction of demographic trends, food production, and animal disease. Differences in the rate of demographic shifts, including rates of population growth, economic growth, urbanization,...

  19. What shelters can do about euthanasia-related stress: an examination of recommendations from those on the front line

    Contributor(s):: Rogelberg, S. G., Digiacomo, N., Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Clark, O. L., Teeter, L., Walker, A. G., Carter, N. T., Starling, P. G.

    Shelter employees with euthanasia responsibilities are an at-risk population for a variety of psychological and emotional ailments. This study surveyed 305 employees from 62 shelters throughout the United States to gather first-hand perspectives on what should be done to assist shelter workers in...

  20. Cooling out the mark in companion animal adoption

    Contributor(s):: Thompson, C. Y., Young, R. L.

    This research examines conflict resolution in the companion animal adoption process. Such adoptions typically occur in public settings where volunteers (1) advise potential adopters about the physical, emotional, and environmental needs of companion animals; (2) evaluate adopters and the...