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  1. Critical Evaluation of the Use of Dogs in Biomedical Research and Testing in Europe

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    | Contributor(s):: Nina Hasiwa, Jarrod Bailey, Peter Clausing, Mardas Daneshian, Sándor Farkas, István Gyertyán, Robert Hubrecht, Werner Kobel, Goran Krummenacher, Marcel Leist, Hannes Lohi, Adám Miklósi, Frauke Ohl, Klaus Olejniczak, Georg Schmitt, Patrick Sinnett-Smith, David Smith, Kristina Wagner, James D. Yager, Joanne Zurlo, Thomas Hartung

    Dogs are sometimes referred to as “man’s best friend” and with the increase in urbanization and lifestyle changes, dogs are seen by their owners as family members. Society expresses specific concerns about the experimental use of dogs, as they are sometimes perceived to have a...

  2. Pet owners' feedback on psychological support service in an Italian veterinary hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Campigli, M., Strizzolo, G., Furlanello, T., Uccheddu, S.

  3. Traveling with a guide dog: confidence, constraints and affective qualities of the human-guide dog relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Rickly, J. M., Halpern, N., Hansen, M., Welsman, J.

  4. Welfare, well treatment and animal protection : concepts, definitions and practiceBien-entre, bientraitance et protection des animaux: concepts, definitions, applications

    | Contributor(s):: Gilbert, C., Fabre-Deloye, A.

  5. Exploring the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health care on UK dairy farms

    | Contributor(s):: Crouch, K., Cabral, C., Cramer, H., Rees, G., Sharp, D., Barrett, D. C.

  6. Horse racing as an ancient Greek and Roman leisure pastime

    | Contributor(s):: Perold, I., Young, M.

  7. Perceptions of domestic dogs' (Canis familiaris) manifestations of joy, shame and stress based on photographs

    | Contributor(s):: Kuzniewska, E., Strychalski, J.

  8. Aggressiveness, ADHD-like behaviour, and environment influence repetitive behaviour in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Sulkama, S., Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Hakanen, E., Puurunen, J., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.

  9. The interplay between affect, dog's physical activity and dog-owner relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Vaataja, H., Majaranta, P., Cardo, A. V., Isokoski, P., Somppi, S., Vehkaoja, A., Vainio, O., Surakka, V.

    Leaving a dog home alone is part of everyday life for most dog owners. Previous research shows that dog–owner relationship has multifarious effects on dog behavior. However, little is known about the interplay between dog–owner relationship, physical activity of the dog, and affective...

  10. 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...

  11. Furred and feathered friends: how attached are zookeepers to the animals in their care?

    | Contributor(s):: Melfi, V., Skyner, L., Birke, L., Ward, S. J., Shaw, W. S., Hosey, G.

    Keeper-animal relationships (KARs) appear to be important in zoos, since they can enhance the well-being of both the animals and the keepers, can make animal husbandry easier, but conversely might risk inappropriate habituation of animals and possible risks to the safety of keepers. It is,...

  12. Institutional persistence despite cultural change: a historical case study of the re-categorization of dogs in Germany

    | Contributor(s):: Pfau-Effinger, B., Sebastian, M.

  13. Tackling the Threat of Rabies Reintroduction in Europe

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    | Contributor(s):: Santiago Vega, Laura Lorenzo-Rebenaque, Clara Marin, Rosana Domingo, Fernando Fariñas

    Rabies is one of the oldest, most important zoonoses worldwide due to its extreme and inevitably lethal nature, causing one death every 9min worldwide. Recent reports have demonstrated that the Lyssavirus continues more alive than ever, despite the control carried out against the virus...

  14. A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.

    Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...

  15. Pilot study of the influence of equine assisted therapy on physiological and behavioral parameters related to welfare of horses and patients

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    | Contributor(s):: Dolores Ayala, M., Carrillo, A., Iniesta, P., Ferrer, P.

    Different welfare indicators were studied in three patients with psychomotor alterations and in two horses throughout 9-10 equine assisted therapy sessions in each patient. In horses, heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, temperature and behavioral signs were studied. In patients, heart...

  16. COVID 19 - induced stress in dogs owned by elderly people

    | Contributor(s):: Malancus, R. N.

  17. The European Union One Health 2019 Zoonoses Report

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    | Contributor(s):: European Food Safety Authority, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

    This report of the EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2019 in 36 European countries (28 Member States (MS) and eight non-MS). The first and second most reported zoonoses in humans were...

  18. Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.

  19. The (Im)Mediate Animal: Interspecies Entanglements in Early Enlightenment Transactions

    | Contributor(s):: Venters, Scott Anthony

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

    | Contributor(s):: Gorczyk, John Matthew