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  1. Artistic freedom or animal cruelty? Contemporary visual art practice that involves live and deceased animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Coleman, E., Scollen, R., Batorowicz, B., Akenson, D.

    This paper examines a selection of 21st-century international examples of exhibited visual artworks involving live or deceased animals. It seeks to reveal the risks and benefits of unique encounters with animals through art and to consider the ethical implications of artwork deploying animals....

  2. Animal-assisted therapy: Promoting a healthy work environment

    | Contributor(s):: Yordy, M., Brandon, A., Harmon, L.

    2020Nurs Manage51424-300744-631410.1097/01.NUMA.0000657248.63754.fcengIn Ala., Morgan Yordy is an assistant professor at the Auburn University School of Nursing, Amy Brandon is the director of critical care services at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, and Lisa Harmon is a...

  3. Animal-Assisted Interventions: Relationship Between Standards and Qualifications

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    | Contributor(s):: Greta Kerulo, Niko Kargas, Daniel S. Mills, Graham Law, Rise VanFleet, Tracie Faa-Thompson, Melissa Y. Winkle

    Ethical practice of animal- assisted interventions (AAI) requires appropriate qualifications and experience for all parties involved. Recently introduced and updated Standards of Practice emphasize the importance of AAI- specific training and qualification for different types of AAI, which...

  4. An Examination of the Possible Physical Activity and Short-Term Health Benefits Associated With Dog Walking

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    | Contributor(s):: Nikolina M. Duvall Antonacopoulos, Timothy A. Pychyl

    The purpose of this study was to examine whether dog walking is beneficial for dog owners' health by providing sufficient physical activity for health benefits and improving their psychological health immediately after dog walking.† The sample was comprised of 61 dog walkers who wore...

  5. Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic. Part B. Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy dog

    | Contributor(s):: Gussgard, A. M., Weese, J. S., Hensten, A., Jokstad, A.

  6. Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic: Part A-Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of humans

    | Contributor(s):: Gussgard, A. M., Weese, J. S., Hensten, A., Jokstad, A.

  7. Effects of horizontal distance between perches on perching behaviors of Lohmann Hens

    | Contributor(s):: Liu, Kai, Xin, Hongwei

    Perching is a highly-motivated natural behavior of laying hens that has been considered as one of the essential welfare requirements. The objective of the study was to evaluate perching behaviors of laying hens as affected by horizontal distance (HD) between parallel perches. A total of 48...

  8. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  9. Guidelines for Inspection of Companion and Commercial Animal Establishments

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    | Contributor(s):: Clifford Warwick, Mike Jessop, Phillip Arena, Anthony Pilny, Catrina Steedman

    Various establishments exist in which animals are held for a variety of reasons. Historically, the management and inspection of animals in commerce and in private keeping have involved a considerable degree of arbitrary evaluation based on the personal experience of the vendor, keeper, advisor,...

  10. The Italian Agreement between the Government and the Regional Authorities: National Guidelines for AAI and Institutional Context

    | Contributor(s):: Martina Simonato, Marta De Santis, Laura Contalbrigo, Daniele Benedetti, Elisabetta Finocchi Mahne, Vincenzo Ugo Santucci, Silvio Borrello, Luca Farina

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have developed considerably in the last half century, prompting various private and public realities dealing with AAI worldwide to work on and establish standards and best practice. However, AAI are still far from being regulated harmoniously. In this context,...

  11. Investigating the welfare, management and human-animal interactions of cattle in four Indonesian abattoirs

    | Contributor(s):: Doyle, R. E., Coleman, G. J., McGill, D. M., Reed, M., Ramdani, W., Hemsworth, P. H.

    This study reports novel information on the animal handling, management and human-animal interactions in Indonesian cattle abattoirs. The slaughter of 304 cattle was observed and there was a high percentage of re-stuns in all abattoirs (range: 8-18.9%) when compared to a variety of international...

  12. 2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines

    | Contributor(s):: Bishop, G., Cooney, K., Cox, S., Downing, R., Mitchener, K., Shanan, A., Soares, N., Stevens, B., Wynn, T.

  13. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  14. Scarred for life: the other side of the fence debate

    | Contributor(s):: Jones, Paul F.

  15. Good fences make good neighbors: implementation of electric fencing for establishing effective livestock-protection dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Gehring, T. M., VerCauteren, K. C., Cellar, A. C.

  16. A preliminary internet survey of pet rabbit owners' characteristics

    | Contributor(s):: Oxley, J. A., Previti, A., Alibrandi, A., Briefer, E. F., Passantino, A.

    This study aimed to conduct a preliminary survey to investigate basic ownership factors, frequency of microchipping and insurance and views of pet rabbit owners on these areas and general rabbit management. More specifically, we aimed to investigate whether owners possess insurance, whether their...

  17. Helping assistance dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, M.

  18. On-site veterinary medical evaluation and care of working dogs and horses at the 2012 Republican National Convention

    | Contributor(s):: Chatfield, J. A., Dewell, R., Miranda, A. J., Wilcox, S., Vannieuwenhoven, T. J.

    Objective - To describe on-site veterinary medical care for working dogs and horses deployed for the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Fla, August 24 to 30, 2012. Design - Retrospective case series. Sample - 130 dogs and 45 horses. Procedures - Data collected included breed,...

  19. A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options

    | Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Lohr, C. A., Duffy, D. C.

    Domestic cats ( Felis catus) are a common household pet and also a notorious invasive species around the world. Because cat numbers have been increasing in many locations it is critical to work on management solutions that help to reduce threats posed by cats. With regard to cat behavior, one of...

  20. A "how-to" guide for designing judgment bias studies to assess captive animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Bethell, E. J.

    Robust methods to assess nonhuman animal emotion are essential for ensuring good welfare in captivity. Cognitive bias measures such as the judgment bias task have recently emerged as promising tools to assess animal emotion. The simple design and objective response measures make judgment bias...