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  1. "Flexible Personhood": Loving Animals as Family Members in Israel

    Contributor(s):: Shir-Vertesh, Dafna

  2. 'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier

    Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie

  3. 'stray appetites': a socio-ecological analysis of free-ranging dogs living alongside human communities in Bangalore, India

    Contributor(s):: Bhalla, S. J., Kemmers, R., Vasques, A., Vanak, A. T.

  4. A comparison of maltreated children and non-maltreated children on their experiences with animals - a Japanese study

    Contributor(s):: Yamazaki, S.

    Recently, studies in the United States, Canada, and Europe have shown that child abuse and animal abuse can coexist in the same household. The implications of these studies are that attention to animal abuse might lead to early detection of, and intervention in, child abuse. Although a promising...

  5. A household case evidences shorter shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in naturally infected cats compared to their human owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Neira, V., Brito, B., Aguero, B., Berrios, F., Valdes, V., Gutierrez, A., Ariyama, N., Espinoza, P., Retamal, P., Holmes, E. C., Gonzalez-Reiche, A. S., Khan, Z., Guchte, A. van de, Jayeeta, Dutta, Miorin, L., Kehrer, T., Galarce, N., Almonacid, L. I., Levican, J., Bakel, H. van, Garcia-Sastre, A., Medina, R. A.

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected in domestic and wild cats. However, little is known about natural viral infections of domestic cats, although their importance for modelling disease spread, informing strategies for managing positive human-animal...

  6. 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

  7. A Qualitative Overview of the Health Insurance Market for Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Paul, David P., III, Skiba, Michaeline

  8. 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...

  9. A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...

  10. All creatures great and minute: a public policy primer for companion animal zoonoses

    | Contributor(s):: Reaser, J. K., Clark, E. E., Jr., Meyers, N. M.

    Approximately 63% of US households have at least one pet, a large percentage of which are considered family members. Pet owners can derive substantial physical and psychological benefits from interaction with companion animals. However, pet ownership is not without risks; zoonotic diseases are...

  11. An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.

  12. Animal welfare aspects in cat ownershipTierschutzrelevante Aspekte bei der Katzenhaltung

    | Contributor(s):: Hoefer, M.

    A review on the policies, welfare issues, and law on cat ownership in Germany was presented.

  13. Applying the interpersonal circumplex to the behavioral styles of dogs and cats

    | Contributor(s):: Zeigler-Hill, V., Highfill, L.

    The present study examined the viability of the interpersonal circumplex, which was designed to examine human social behavior, as a model for considering the behavioral styles of dogs and cats. This was accomplished by recruiting 555 pet owners to report on the behavioral styles of their pets...

  14. Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.

    Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...

  15. BIOETHICS SYMPOSIUM II: current factors influencing perceptions of animals and their welfare

    | Contributor(s):: McKendree, M. G. S., Croney, C. C., Widmar, N. J. O.

    To address escalating concerns about livestock animal care and welfare it is necessary to better understand the factors that may predispose people to develop such concerns. It has been hypothesized that experiences with, beliefs about, and emotional connections to animals may influence level of...

  16. Breed differences in canine aggression

    | Contributor(s):: Duffy, D. L., Hsu, Y. Y., Serpell, J. A.

    Canine aggression poses serious public health and animal welfare concerns. Most of what is understood about breed differences in aggression comes from reports based on bite statistics, behaviour clinic caseloads, and experts' opinions. Information on breed-specific aggressiveness derived from...

  17. Campylobacter and Salmonella in scavenging indigenous chickens in rural central Tanzania: prevalence, antimicrobial resistance, and genomic features

    | Contributor(s):: Rukambile, E., Sintchenko, V., Muscatello, G., Wang, QinNing, Kiiru, J., Maulaga, W., Magidanga, B., Banda, G., Kock, R., Alders, R.

  18. 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...

  19. Companion animal renters and pet-friendly housing in the US

    | Contributor(s):: Carlisle-Frank, P., Frank, J. M., Nielsen, L.

    A nationwide empirical study was conducted to determine the factors influencing the availability of pet-friendly rental housing throughout the US. Factors examined included an assessment of a variety of financial and economic factors, rental rates, deposits, turnover and damage histories, rental...

  20. Consumer preferences for farm animal welfare: results from a telephone survey of US households

    | Contributor(s):: Prickett, R. W., Norwood, F. B., Lusk, J. L.

    As animal industry and animal advocacy groups debate how farm animals should be treated, little research has focused on the attitudes of consumers in the United States. This study utilises results of a representative telephone survey to measure consumer attitudes towards farm animal welfare, and...