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  1. Veterinary technicians contribute to shared decision-making during companion animal veterinary appointments

    Contributor(s):: Janke, Natasha, Shaw, Jane R., Coe, Jason B.

  2. Spatio temporal patterns of human-elephant conflict and its economic costs in and around Chebra Churchura National Park, Southwestern Ethiopia

    Contributor(s):: Adane, Tsegaye, Afework, Bekele, Anagaw, Atikem

  3. What is a lion worth to local people - quantifying of the costs of living alongside a top predator

    Contributor(s):: Jacobsen, K. S., Sandorf, E. D., Loveridge, A. J., Dickman, A. J., Johnson, P. J., Mourato, S., Contu, D., Macdonald, D. W.

  4. Barriers to Care in Veterinary Services: Lessons Learned From Low-Income Pet Guardians' Experiences at Private Clinics and Hospitals During COVID-19

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Morris, A., Wu, H., Morales, C.

    This qualitative study aimed to explore the experiences of low-income pet guardians in accessing veterinary care during COVID-19. Participants were recruited through a purposive sampling method: 12 individuals who applied to and met the low-income threshold to access support for veterinary fees...

  5. Do Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Mount a Cortisol Response in Response to Training?

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: van Houtert, E. A. E., Endenburg, N., Rodenburg, T. B., Vermetten, E.

    Only a few studies have investigated the welfare of animals participating in animal-assisted interventions (AAIs). Most of these studies focus on dogs in therapeutic settings. There are, however, also dogs-service dogs-that are employed to continuously support a single human. Because the...

  6. Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming: hybrid capitals, 'stockmanship' and Automatic Milking Systems

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Butler, D., Holloway, L.

    Using Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) as an example we use the work of Bourdieu to illustrate how technology can be seen as restructuring dairy farming practices, what it is to be a dairy farmer, and the wider field of dairy farming. Approaching technology in this way and drawing upon the...

  7. Baby Animal Days: An Innovative Approach to Funding and Marketing Urban Extension Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Justen Smith, Jerry Goodspeed, JayDee Gunnell, Shawn Olsen

    Extension in urban areas can suffer from a lack of exposure in addition to a lack of funding for programs. Baby Animal Days is a 2-day event created to educate the public about agriculture while generating much-needed revenue and providing powerful marketing for Extension. Attendance at the event...

  8. Spending on Pets: "Tails" from the Consumer Expenditure Survey

    | Contributor(s):: Steven Henderson

    Nearly three-quarters of U.S. households own pets. There are about 218 million pets in the United States, not counting several million fish. Pet ownership crosses many demographic boundaries, with Americans of different ages and levels of wealth reporting spending on pets. Further, Americans...

  9. Cultivating greater well-being: the benefits Thai organic farmers experience from adopting Buddhist eco-spirituality

    | Contributor(s):: Kaufman, A. H., Mock, J.

    Organic farming is spreading throughout Asia, including in Thailand. Little is known about whether farmers' values change as they make the shift from conventional farming to organic farming. The benefits farmers perceive from making the shift have also scarcely been studied. We investigated...

  10. Distribution of nonhuman animal versus nonanimal research funding at four U.S. Institutions in fiscal year 2000

    | Contributor(s):: Bogle, R., Greek, R.

    Much controversy exists concerning the use of nonhuman animals in biomedical research. Textbooks, articles, and journals are dedicated to studying animal models, studying alternatives, and debating various aspects of the issue. Surprisingly however, very little information exists on how many...

  11. Perceptions and attitudes of a Maasai community regarding wildlife-damage compensation, conservation, and the predators that prey on their livestock

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, Shari Lynn

    Worldwide, carnivore numbers are declining, largely due to conflict with humans. Wildlife-damage compensation schemes are one potential way to increase tolerance for carnivores while minimizing financial losses people incur when carnivores prey on livestock. The Predator Compensation Fund (PCF)...

  12. Docking the value of pigmeat? Prevalence and financial implications of welfare lesions in Irish slaughter pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Harley, S., Boyle, L. A., O'Connell, N. E., More, S. J., Teixeira, D. L., Hanlon, A.

    Expansion of the meat inspection process to incorporate animal-based welfare measurements could contribute towards significant improvements in pig ( Sus scrofa domesticus) welfare and farm profitability. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of different welfare-related lesions on the...

  13. Eighteenth-century English debates on a dog tax

    | Contributor(s):: Tague, Ingrid H.

  14. Insurance for household animals and its application to enlightening of preventive veterinary medicine - how insurance can support the human-animal bond?

    | Contributor(s):: Kawarai, A.

    Anicom has acquired the license of operating "Animal health insurance" from the Financial Services Agency and has now been issued the insurance policies to more than 430 thousands animals (89% dogs, 10% cats, and 1% birds/rabbits/ferrets) as at December, 2012. When animals are registered to...

  15. Forum: Finanzierung von Förderung und Therapie mit dem Pferd [Financing horse-assisted therapy]

    | Contributor(s):: Gäng, Marianne, Hölscher-Regener, Rita, Robier, Christian

  16. Heilpädagogische Förderung mit dem Pferd als Angebot von Frühförderstellen - Umsetzungs- und Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten [Therapeutic Riding as an offer of institutions for early years special education - realization and financing possibilities]

    | Contributor(s):: Schröer, Alexandra

  17. Economic evaluation of high welfare indoor farrowing systems for pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Guy, J. H., Cain, P. J., Seddon, Y. M., Baxter, E. M., Edwards, S. A.

  18. Ethical issues in mitigation of climate change: the option of reduced meat production and consumption

    | Contributor(s):: Nordgren, A.

  19. Attitudes of Canadian beef producers toward animal welfare

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Spooner, J. M., Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.

    As part of a larger project to determine if there are animal-welfare-related values shared by some commercial food–animal producers and non-producers in Canada, open-ended, semi-structured interviews were conducted to elicit opinions about animal welfare among 24 urban and rural residents...

  20. Lying patterns of high producing healthy dairy cows after calving in commercial herds as affected by age, environmental conditions and production

    | Contributor(s):: Steensels, M., Bahr, C., Berckmans, D., Halachmi, I., Antler, A., Maltz, E.

    An animal expresses its physiological and well-being status by its behaviour. Changes in behaviour can be associated with health, production or well-being problems and therefore with the profitability of the farm. The objectives of the present study were to analyse lying patterns of healthy...