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  1. Canine-Assisted Interventions in Hospitals: Best Practices for Maximizing Human and Canine Safety

    Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Gee, N. R.

  2. Coping with Pet Food Insecurity in Low-Income Communities

    Contributor(s):: Arluke, Arnold

  3. The Impact of Pets on Everyday Life for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Ellison, C., Struckmeyer, L., Zsembik, B. A., McDonald, S. E.

  4. The Health Benefits of Visiting a Zoo, Park, and Aquarium for Older Japanese

    Contributor(s):: Akiyama, Junko, Sakagami, Taketo, Uchiyama, Hidehiko, Ohta, Mitsuaki

  5. Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom

    Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.

  6. Salivary oxytocin in pigs, cattle, and goats during positive human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Lürzel, S., Bückendorf, L., Waiblinger, S., Rault, J. L.

  7. Encounters with whales '93 : a conference to further explore the management isues relating to human/whale interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Deb Postle, Mark Simmons

    Within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park there has also been an increase over the past few years in the number of tourist operators applying for permits to run commercial whale watching activities. In the Whitsunday Islands region, which is already a heavily used recreational and commercial...

  8. Effects of Regulating Visitor Viewing Proximity and the Intensity of Visitor Behaviour on Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) Behaviour and Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Samantha J. Chiew, Kym L. Butler, Sally L. Sherwen, Grahame J. Coleman, Kerry V. Fanson, Paul H. Hemsworth

    We examined the effects of regulating the viewing proximity of visitors and the intensity of visitor behaviour on behaviours indicative of fear and stress physiology of 15 zoo-housed little penguins (Eudyptula minor). A 2 × 2 factorial fully randomised design was used to examine the...

  9. Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic

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    | Contributor(s):: Astrid Huopalainen, Suvi Satama

    How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...

  10. Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment

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    | Contributor(s):: Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins

    Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...

  11. Quality of Human-Animal Interaction: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitudes towards Animals and Cognitive Dissonance

    | Contributor(s):: Constance A. Leahy

  12. One of the family? Measuring young adolescents' relationships with pets and siblings

    | Contributor(s):: Matthew T Cassels, Naomi White, Nancy Gee, Claire Hughes

    Pets are common but their importance to children and early adolescents has received scant empirical attention. This is partly due to a lack of tools for measuring child-pet relationships. The first aim of the present study (involving 77 12-year-olds) was to evaluate a pet adaptation of an...

  13. Grau de apego dos proprietários com os animais de companhia segundo a Escala Lexington Attachment to Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria de Fátima Martins, Paula Adriane Piccolo Pieruzzi, João Paulo Fernandes Santos, Márcio Antonio Brunetto, Viviane Murer Fruchi, Mônica Baptista Ciari, Márcio José da Rocha Luppi, Letícia Maria de Zoppa

    A  avaliação  do  grau  de  apego  de  proprietários  com  os  seus  cães  e  gatos  é  um  importante  recurso  para  o  estudo  da influência dos...

  14. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger, Chris Blazina

  15. Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Tiina Muros

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...

  16. Le chien : un loup domestiqué pour communiquer avec l'homme : l'agressivité du chien

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    | Contributor(s):: Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Il est établi, sur la base des recherches en archéozoologie et en génétique moléculaire, que le loup serait le principal ancêtre du chien et que la domestication se serait produite il y a 14000 ou 15000 ans, soit 5000 ans avant la domestication d'une...

  17. Dogs Supporting Human Health and Well-Being: A Biopsychosocial Approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Rodriguez, K. E., Fine, A. H., Trammell, J. P.

    Humans have long realized that dogs can be helpful, in a number of ways, to achieving important goals. This is evident from our earliest interactions involving the shared goal of avoiding predators and acquiring food, to our more recent inclusion of dogs in a variety of contexts including...

  18. Emotional States of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) Kept for Animal-Visitor Interactions, as Perceived by People Differing in Age and Knowledge of the Species

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    | Contributor(s):: Pollastri, I., Normando, S., Contiero, B., Vogt, G., Gelli, D., Sergi, V., Stagni, E., Hensman, S., Mercugliano, E., de Mori, B.

    This study aimed to investigate how three groups of people of differing ages, and with differing knowledge of the species, perceived the emotional state of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) managed in captive and semi-captive environments. Fifteen video-clips of 18 elephants, observed...

  19. Companion Animal Relationships and Adolescent Loneliness during COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Richer, A. M., Callina, K. S., Charmaraman, L.

    The pandemic associated with the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an unprecedented historical event with the potential to significantly impact adolescent loneliness. This study aimed to explore the role of companion animals and attachment to pets in the context of the pandemic....

  20. Koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) Seek Out Tactile Interaction with Humans: General Patterns and Individual Differences

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    | Contributor(s):: Fife-Cook, I., Franks, B.

    The study of human-animal interactions has provided insights into the welfare of many species. To date, however, research has largely focused on human relationships with captive mammals, with relatively little exploration of interactions between humans and other vertebrates, despite non-mammals...