Using the incidence and impact of health conditions in guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., England, G. C. W., Green, M. J., Asher, L.
This study aimed to use retirement data from working guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in dogs and the demographic factors that influence ageing. Using a dataset of 7686 dogs spanning 20 years, dogs withdrawn for health reasons before they reached retirement were identified. Cases of...
A new metric for quantifying the relative impact of risk factors on loss of working life illustrated in a population of working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
In a resource-limited world, organisations attempting to reduce the impact of health or behaviour issues need to choose carefully how to allocate resources for the highest overall impact. However, such choices may not always be obvious. Which has the biggest impact? A large change to a small...
Human-Animal Interactions: Expressions of Wellbeing through a "Nature Language"
| Contributor(s):: Yerbury, R. M., Lukey, S. J.
Companion Animals in Health-Promoting Work-Life
| Contributor(s):: Rambaree, Komalsingh, Sjöberg, Stefan
Understanding attitude, practices and knowledge of zoonotic infectious disease risks among poultry farmers in Ghana
| Contributor(s):: Matilda Ayim‐Akonor, Ralf Krumkamp, Jürgen May, Eva Mertens
Zoonotic infectious diseases (ZIDs) are increasing globally, and livestock farmers in low‐ and middle‐income countries are at particularly high risk. An evaluation of farmer's behaviour on farms can be used to identify the risk factors and to develop tailored control strategies. This study...
We Say "Tomato," They Say "Woof": The Argument for Abandoning "Provocation" in Dog Bite Statutes
| Contributor(s):: Phyllis Coleman
When a dog bites, state statutes impose liability on his owner for the resulting injuries and/or label the nonhuman animal "dangerous."
Editorial: Concepts and Experiences in Framing, Integration and Evaluation of One Health and EcoHealth
| Contributor(s):: Simon R. Rüegg, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Flavie L. Goutard, Aurélie Binot, Serge Morand, Séverine Thys, Hans Keune
Therapy Dog Ownership as Serious Leisure for Members of a Therapy Dog Volunteer Group
| Contributor(s):: Jonathan R. Hicks, Mary Kramer
Therapy dogs are used in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools, for the purposes of providing emotional and psychological support to humans. They are trained to be well behaved and to be perceived as supportive of humans. This study sought to explore the benefits to...
Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Procházková, R., Konigová, P., Svobodová, I., Přibylová, L., Vadroňová, M.
An Examination of the Possible Physical Activity and Short-Term Health Benefits Associated With Dog Walking
| 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...
Slower, shorter, sadder: a qualitative study exploring how dog walks change when the canine participant develops osteoarthritis
| Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.
Operationalizing "One Health": a policy perspective— taking stock and shaping an implementation roadmap : meeting overview, May 4–6, 2010 Stone Mountain, Georgia
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the request of and in close collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), hosted a meeting entitled...
Implementing Animal Therapy into Current Medicinal Practices
| Contributor(s):: Jenna Schiefelbein
• The purpose of this study was to explore an unconventional intervention of medicine; specifically the integration of animals into current healthcare practices. • The review of literature evaluated the implementation of animal therapy in medicine, both in the past and...
Workshop summary : One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization for Multi-Sectoral Engagement in Tanania : Dar es Salaam, Tanzania March 23–24, 2017
The purpose of this two-day workshop was to identify zoonotic diseases of greatest national concern for Tanzania using a One Health approach, with input from representatives of human health, livestock, agriculture, wildlife, environment, research, and higher education sectors. In preparation...
"Hooters for Neuters": Sexist or Transgressive Animal Advocacy Campaign?
| Contributor(s):: Urbanik, Julie
Consequences and Management of Canine Brachycephaly in Veterinary Practice: Perspectives from Australian Veterinarians and Veterinary Specialists
| Contributor(s):: Anne Fawcett, Vanessa Barrs, Magdoline Awad, Georgina Child, Laurencie Brunel, Erin Mooney, Fernando Martinez-Taboada, Beth McDonald, Paul McGreevy
This article, written by veterinarians whose caseloads include brachycephalic dogs, argues that there is now widespread evidence documenting a link between extreme brachycephalic phenotypes and chronic disease, which compromises canine welfare. This paper is divided into nine sections exploring...
Healthy Animals, Healthy Humans
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Caldwell Hancock
Zoonotic disease research targets maladies that infect both animals and people.
New Zealand Pet Owners’ Demographic Characteristics, Personality, and Health and Wellbeing: More Than Just a Fluff Piece
| Contributor(s):: Fraser, Gloria, Huang, Yanshu, Robinson, Kealagh, Wilson, Marc S., Bulbulia, Joseph, Sibley, Chris G.
Although the relationship between pet ownership and health and wellbeing has received considerable attention in popular media, research on the topic shows inconsistent findings. We addressed the methodological weaknesses of previous studies by using data from a national probability survey (the...
Deadly cures: how venomous animals could save your life | Glenn King | TEDxUQ
| Contributor(s):: Glenn King
Creepy crawlies are much more than the stuff of nightmares. Animal venoms have numerous properties that could serve as exceptional therapeutics for life-threatening medical conditions. Professor Glenn King, a pioneer in development of new applications for animal venom, believes the next...
Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCESEthnic, gender, regional prejudice. The Human Being is a master at creating obstacles and seeing something wrong in everything that disagrees with his personal opinion or with his own appearance, origin and creed.Human society needs to create...