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  1. Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.

    It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of dollars on them annually. However, this assumption is not based on scientific evidence, and a...

  2. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  3. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  4. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  5. Raccoons' intrusion into urban dwellings: GIS application on urban wildlife study

    Contributor(s):: Xiaotian Wang

    The history of raccoons entering urban life of human can go back to the beginning of the 20th century (Lariviere, 2004; Bateman & Fleming, 2012). While some people see this animals as rewarding wilderness encounter, others may considers them as threatening safety concerns. (Clark, 1994)...

  6. Filthy Cellars and Healthy Pets: Relationships between Public Health, Pets and Veterinarians in Cincinnati Prior to World War I

    Contributor(s):: Kelly Wenig

    In 1868, Board of Health officials in the city of Cincinnati declared that all animals had to be removed from the basements of city residences. In his report on the state of the city, health officer William C. Clendenin commented that “[t]he extent to which cellars are used throughout the...

  7. Evidence of High Rates of Undiagnosed Asthma in Central Ohio Elementary Schoolchildren

    Contributor(s):: Clark, Brenda R., Burkett, S. Amanda, Andridge, Rebecca R., Buckley, Timothy J.

  8. Integrative Treatment of Pediatric Obesity: Psychological and Spiritual Considerations

    Contributor(s):: Boisvert, Jennifer A., Harrell, W. Andrew

  9. Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.

  10. The Eldercare Factory

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, N., Sharkey, A.

  11. Short-term variability and predictors of urinary pentachlorophenol levels in ohio preschool children

    Contributor(s):: Morgan, M., Jones, P., Sobus, J.

  12. Comparative studies of emotional behaviors of house and stray dogs

    Contributor(s):: Kim, N. Y., Kim, K. H., Kim, S. J., Jeon, B. T., Park, P. J., Thomas, D. G., Moon, S. H.

    Background: The industry of companion animal has been growing steadily in Korea. However, alongside this rapid growth, insufficient knowledge and immature civic awareness of the responsibilities of companion animal ownership has resulted in an increase in the number of stray animals. Aim: The aim...

  13. Companion animals in families and households : a survey of attitudes : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Psychology at Massey University

    Contributor(s):: Rachel Claire Budge

    During the last three decades, there has been growing interest in the relationship between humans and their animal companions. The majority of research has been undertaken in Great Britain and the United States. The present research adds to this body of information through a survey of companion...

  14. A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions

    Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S.

    Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...

  15. A novel approach to identify and map kitten clusters using geographic information systems (GIS): a case study from Tompkins County, NY

    Contributor(s):: Reading, A. S., Scarlett, J. M., Berliner, E. A.

    A retrospective study using a geographic information system (GIS) was conducted to capture, map, and analyze intake data of caregiver (owner)-surrendered kittens (aged 0-6 months) to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Tompkins County, NY, from 2009 to 2011. Addresses...

  16. Care of dogs and attitudes of dog owners in Port-au-Prince, the Republic of Haiti

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Gall, M., Green, D., Eller, W. S.

    This article reports the first known study on dogs in Port-au-Prince. Interviews with 1,290 residents provided information on 1,804 dogs. More than 57.7% of homes kept dogs. Not all the dogs received vaccinations for rabies (41.6%), even though 28.2% of households had had a household member...

  17. Menageries and the landscape garden

  18. A multiple indicators multiple cause (MIMIC) model of respiratory health and household factors in Chinese children: The Seven Northeastern Cities (SNEC) Study

    Contributor(s):: Dong, Guang-Hui, Qian, Zhengmin, Fu, Qiang, Wang, Jing, Trevathan, Edwin, Ma, Wenjun, Liu, Miao-Miao, Wang, Da, Ren, Wan-Hui, Ong, Kee-Hean, Ferguson, Tekeda Freeman, Riley, Erin, Simckes, Maayan

  19. Catching the rat: understanding multiple and contradictory human-rat relations as situated practices

    Contributor(s):: Beumer, K.

    Humans and rats relate to each other in a variety of ways. Consider the different ways that humans relate to rats in the sewer, the laboratory, and the living room: depending on the location of the encounter, human-rat relations can be characterized as hostile, instrumental, or friendly. Rather...

  20. Common and emerging infectious diseases in the animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Pesavento, P. A., Murphy, B. G.

    The beneficial role that animal shelters play is unquestionable. An estimated 3 to 4 million animals are cared for or placed in homes each year, and most shelters promote public health and support responsible pet ownership. It is, nonetheless, inevitable that shelters are prime examples of...