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  1. Human- Animal Interaction to Support Well- Being at University: Experiences of Undergraduate Students in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Aliya Khalid, Anne Rogers, Emily Vicary, Helen Brooks

    In the context of increasing concerns about student mental health and the therapeutic value of companion animals for mental health, there is limited understanding of the potential contribution of human- animal interaction in relation to undergraduate well- being. This study aimed to develop an...

  2. Human-Black Bear Conflicts

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    | Contributor(s):: Carl W. Lackey, Stewart W. Breck, Brian F. Wakeling, Bryant White

    Most human–black bear (Ursus americanus) conflict occurs when people make anthropogenic foods like garbage, dog food, domestic poultry, or fruit trees available to bears. Bears change their behavior to take advantage of these resources and may damage property or cause public safety...

  3. Scientific and Ethical Issues in Exporting Welfare Findings to Different Animal Subpopulations: The Case of Semi-Captive Elephants Involved in Animal-Visitor Interactions (AVI) in South Africa

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    | Contributor(s):: Barbara de Mori, Elena Stagni, Linda Ferrante, Gregory Vogt, Keith A. Ramsay, Simona Normando

    Elephants are charismatic, cognitively highly-developed animals, whose management conditions can vary along a “wild–captive continuum.” Several protocols have been proposed for the assessment of zoo elephants’ welfare. It is important to investigate the possible...

  4. Developing and Assessing the Validity of a Scale to Assess Pet Dog Quality of Life: Lincoln P-QoL

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Beverley J. Brown, Daniel S. Mills

    There has been little investment in exploring the impact of the child-dog relationship on the dog. Since child-dog interactions can pose potentially serious threats to a dog’s physical and psychological health, as well as the wider satisfaction of the owner with their dog, we describe...

  5. Achieving change through horses: Peter van Dommele at TEDxBilbao

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter van Dommele

  6. Re-examining human-nonhuman relations among nomads of Eastern Tibet

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    | Contributor(s):: Vic Geelong

    In this paper, I explore how human-nonhuman relations among nomads of Eastern Tibet may be understood within the framework of a four-fold ontological system proposed by anthropologist, Philippe Descola. In what follows, I provide an account of Descola’s theoretical system, present...

  7. Do we understand what it means for dogs to experience emotion?

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    | Contributor(s):: Lasana T. Harris

    Psychologists who study humans struggle to agree on a definition of emotion, falling primarily into two camps. Though recent neuroscience advances are beginning to settle this ancient debate, it cannot solve the private-language problem at the heart of inferences about social cognition. This...

  8. Animal-human two-shot images: Their out-of-context interpretation and the implications for zoo and conservation settings

    | Contributor(s):: Spooner, Sarah Louise, Stride, Jessica Rachael

  9. Integrating lay knowledge and practice into snakebite prevention and care in central Africa, a hotspot for envenomation

    | Contributor(s):: Duda, Romain, Monteiro, Wuelton M., Giles-Vernick, Tamara

  10. Leptospira Seropositivity in Humans, Livestock and Wild Animals in a Semi-Arid Area of Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Mgode, Georgies F., Mhamphi, Ginethon G., Massawe, Apia W., Machang'u, Robert S.

  11. Hirschi’s social bond theory: How human-animal interactions explain the effectiveness of carceral dog training programs

    | Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer, Houser, Kimberly

  12. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Shahab, Lion, Ratschen, Elena, Toner, Paul, Kale, Dimitra, Reeve, Catherine, Mills, Daniel S.

  13. Healthy, Active Aging for People and Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: McCune, Sandra, Promislow, Daniel

  14. The New Era of Canine Science: Reshaping Our Relationships With Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: MacLean, Evan L., Fine, Aubrey, Herzog, Harold, Strauss, Eric, Cobb, Mia L.

  15. Is There a Correlation Between Dog Obesity and Human Obesity? Preliminary Findings of Overweight Status Among Dog Owners and Their Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Linder, Deborah E., Santiago, Sasha, Halbreich, Eli D.

  16. Evaluating and re-evaluating intra- and inter-species social transmission of food preferences in domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Mendez, Armando D., Hall, Nathaniel J.

  17. Changes in the health and behaviour of pet dogs during the COVID-19 pandemic as reported by the owners

    | Contributor(s):: Jezierski, Tadeusz, Camerlink, Irene, Peden, Rachel S. E., Chou, Jen-Yun, Marchewka, Joanna

  18. Chewing behaviour in dogs – A survey-based exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Arhant, Christine, Winkelmann, Rebecca, Troxler, Josef

  19. Public Feeding Interactions as Enrichment for Three Zoo-Housed Elephants

    | Contributor(s):: Fernandez, Eduardo J., Upchurch, Bruce, Hawkes, Nancy C.

  20. Dog Walking and the Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Loneliness in Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, Dawn, Friedmann, Erika, Gee, Nancy R., Gilchrist, Chelsea, Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie, Koodaly, Lincy