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  1. Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities in Alzheimer's Disease

    Contributor(s):: Sibel Cevizci, Halil Murat Sen, Fahri Gunes, Elif Karaahment

    This book section discusses animal assisted therapy and its effect on chronic diseases like Alzheimer's Disease.

  2. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders.

    Contributor(s):: B. Berget, B.O. Braastad

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with farm animals for humans with psychiatric disorders may reduce depression and state anxiety, and increase self-efficacy, in many participants. Social support by the farmer appears to be important. Positive effects are best documented for persons with affective...

  3. Attacks by Packs of Dogs Involving Predation on Human Beings

    Contributor(s):: Peter L. Borchelt, Randall Lockwood, Alan M. Beck, Victoria L. Voith

    Dog bites are a medical problem for millions of people, children being the most common victims.Human deaths attributable to dog bite injury (not rabies) are relatively infrequent. There have beensome epidemiologic reviews, but this study is the first attempt to arrive at an understanding of...

  4. Beasts on Fields. Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Nature-Culture Borderlands

    Contributor(s):: Tino Johansson

    Human-wildlife conflicts are today an integral part of the rural development discourse. In this research, the main focus is on the spatial explanation which is not a very common approach in the reviewed literature. My research hypothesis is based on the assumption that human-wildlife conflicts...

  5. Bioética, un reclamo coherente para el bienestar animal

    Contributor(s):: Liumar Pérez García, Eduardo Ribot Guzmán, Joa Rodríguez, Yenise Rafael, Romero Hernández

    Independientemente del trabajo de educación ambiental que se realiza en el país,en los últimos tiempos, en una parte de los sectores más jóvenes de la población, seha despertado el interés por las peleas de perros y de gallos, entre otras prácticasque afectan el bienestar animal. ¿Cómo proceder...

  6. Boat preference and stress behaviour of Hector's dolphin in response to tour boat interactions

    Contributor(s):: Georgia-Rose Travis

    Dolphins are increasingly coming into contact with humans, particularly where tourism is involved. It has been assumed that such contact causes chronic stress on dolphin populations. This study examined relatively naive populations of Hector's dolphins and their interaction with various...

  7. Compliance with Hygiene Recommendations for Human-animal Contact at Petting Zoos

    Contributor(s):: Kathleen E. Werden, Paul C. Bartlett

    Background: Most children at petting zoos are at least somewhat naïve with respect to animal contact, which is probably why they are being taken to a petting zoo. Unfortunately, their immune systems may be equally naïve, thereby putting these children at high risk of contracting one of...

  8. Examining Human-Elephant Conflict in Southern Africa: Causes and Options for Coexistence

    Contributor(s):: M. Zoe Warner

    Though African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), efforts to protect and conserve the species have been complicated by human-elephant conflict (HEC). Land conflicts may be the greatest...

  9. First reported case of fatal tuberculosis in a wild African elephant with past human-wildlife contact

    Contributor(s):: Vincent Obanda, J. Poghon, M. Yongo, I. Mulei, M. Ngotho, K. Waititu, J. Makumi, F. Gakuya, P. Omondi, R.C. Soriguer, S. Alasaad

    Tuberculosis is emerging/re-emerging in captive elephant populations, where it causes morbidity and deaths, although no case of TB in wild African elephants has been reported. In this paper we report the first case of fatal TB in an African elephant in the wild. The infection with Mycobacterium...

  10. Future Directions in Human-Animal Bond Research

    Contributor(s):: Beck, Alan M., Katcher, Aaron H.

  11. Future Directions in Human-Animal Bond Research

    Contributor(s):: Beck, Alan M., Katcher, Aaron H.

  12. Future Directions in Human-Animal Bond Research

    Contributor(s):: Beck, Alan M., Katcher, Aaron H.

  13. Future Directions in Human-Animal Bond Research

    Contributor(s):: Beck, Alan M., Katcher, Aaron H.

  14. H7N9 ia a virus worth worrying about

    | Contributor(s):: P. Horby, A.J. Tatem, Z. Huang, M. Gilbert, T.P. Robinson, G.R.W. Wint, F.G. Hayden, N. van Vinh Chau, N. Shindo, G. Carson, Z. Gao, Y. Hongjie, S.I. Hay, J. Farrar

    Once again an animal influenza A virus has crossed the species barrier to cause an appreciable number of human cases. Now, two months after the first known human infections with the H7N9 virus, the question is: which of the paths set by previous emerging influenza viruses will it follow? One...

  15. Human-Wildlife Conflict Across Urbanization Gradients: Spatial, Social, and Ecological Factors

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda H. Gilleland

    As suburban and exurban residential developments continue to multiply in urban areas, they encroach on wildlife habitats leading to increased human-wildlife interactions. The animals involved in direct conflict with homeowners are often relocated or exterminated by the homeowners. Often the...

  16. INTERAÇÃO HUMANO-ANIMAL

    | Contributor(s):: C.B. Faraco

    ABSTRACT - In this presentation, some aspects of the human-animalrelationship and its articulation with Veterinary have been discussed. It is anattempt to encourage the dialogue between this science and the new areaknown as Anthrozoology, since they are intrinsically connected by commonthemes and...

  17. Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS)

    KPETS – Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services provides a network of dependable registered pet therapy teams whose passion is Touching Lives & Warming Hearts by providing comfort, encouragement and rehabilitation through human/animal interaction.

  18. Linking Human Health and Livestock Health: A "One-Health" Platform for Integrated Analysis of Human Health, Livestock Health, and Economic Welfare in Livestock Dependent Communities

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    | Contributor(s):: S.m. Thumbi, M. Kariuki Njenga, Thomas L. Marsh, Susan Noh, Elkanah Otiang, Peninah Munyua, Linus Ochieng, Eric Ogola, Jonathan Yoder, Allan Audi, Joel M. Montgomery, Godfrey Bigogo, Robert F. Breiman, Guy H. Palmer, Terry F. McElwain

    For most rural households in sub-Saharan Africa, healthy livestock play a key role in averting the burden associated with zoonotic diseases, and in meeting household nutritional and socio-economic needs. However, there is limited understanding of the complex nutritional, socio-economic, and...

  19. Medical costs and other aspects of dog bites in Baltimore

    | Contributor(s):: David R. Berzon, John B. DeHoff

    INJURIES CAUSED BY DOG BITES havegrown to epidemic proportions in recent yearsand are now of major public health significance.Animal bites may lead to dangerous viral andbacterial infections, such as rabies, pasteurellosis,and tetanus, and the injuries may result in permanentscars, severe...

  20. NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Jules Minke

    Animals constitute an important source of infectious diseases for humans and the majority of recent emerging diseases in humans are zoonotic. Infections occur through direct or indirect transmission from wildlife reservoirs or via the food chain. Nipah and Hendra viruses have recently joined the...