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  1. The presence of a dog attenuates cortisol and heart rate in the Trier Social Stress Test compared to human friends

    Contributor(s):: Polheber, John, Matchock, Robert

  2. Emergent Theory and Model of Practice in Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A. , Chang, Catherine Y., Rice, Robert

  3. My Father and Mrs. Roosevelt's Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Iseman, Marjorie F.

  4. "I throw them out of here": the horse trade as phronetic action

    Contributor(s):: Schuurman, N.

    Practices involving horses have become increasingly popular in the spheres of sport and leisure throughout the Western world, and the trade in selling horses has expanded. The horse is characteristically understood as a commodity to be bought and sold several times during its lifetime. What is...

  5. The effects of an animal-assisted intervention on salivary alpha-amylase, salivary immunoglobulin A, and heart rate during forensic interviews in child sexual abuse cases

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, C. A., Friedmann, E.

    Animal-assisted invention (AAI) in gaining attention as a therapeutic modality; however, the effect of it has not been well studied in the child welfare system. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of AAI on stress indicators (as measured by salivary alpha-amylase (sAA),...

  6. The role of zoos in modern society - a comparison of zoos' reported priorities and what visitors believe they should be

    Contributor(s):: Roe, K., McConney, A., Mansfield, C. F.

    Modern zoos are required to fulfill a growing number of responsibilities including scientific research, wildlife conservation, public recreation, and education. With so many roles and responsibilities and limited funds, zoos have to prioritize their activities in relation to their own specified...

  7. Backyard poultry raising in Bangladesh: a valued resource for the villagers and a setting for zoonotic transmission of avian influenza. A qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Sultana, R., Nahar, N., Rimi, N. A., Azad, S., Islam, M. S., Gurley, E. S., Luby, S. P.

  8. 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...

  9. Dog breeding in New Providence, the Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population I: planned and accidental

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This article reports the first known study on dog breeding in an Afro-Caribbean community. The study obtained the information on 517 matings through interviews with dog caregivers. Few litters (6.8%) from mongrels (potcakes) resulted from planned matings, whereas 66.5% of matings between purebred...

  10. Dog breeding in New Providence, The Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population II: The fate of puppies

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This article reports the first known study on the disposal of puppies in an Afro-Caribbean community. The study reported the fate of 2,427 puppies through 517 interviews with dog caregivers. The study reported that surviving puppies from "pure-bred" females were typically sold (60.1% of surviving...

  11. John Bowlby and ethology: An annotated interview with Robert Hinde

    Contributor(s):: Van Der Horst, Frank C. P., Van Der Veer, René, Van Ijzendoorn, Marinus H.

    From the 1950s, John Bowlby, one of the founders of attachment theory, was in personal and scientific contact with leading European scientists in the field of ethology (e.g., Niko Tinbergen, Konrad Lorenz, and especially Robert Hinde). In constructing his new theory on the nature of the bond...

  12. Stories about wildlife: Developing an instrument for identifying wildlife value orientations cross-culturally

    Contributor(s):: Dayer, Ashley A., Stinchfield, Holly M., Manfredo, Michael J.

    The need for cross-cultural research to better understand the relationships between humans and wildlife was one of the driving factors in the instigation of the Wildlife Values Globally project. A fundamental challenge in fulfilling this need is developing appropriate methods that can elicit...

  13. The experience of owning a guide dog

    Contributor(s):: Wiggett-Barnard, C., Steel, H.

    PURPOSE: This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership in a South African sample. Six participants (five male and one female) from diverse socio-economic backgrounds were interviewed in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The study was performed to provide a clearer understanding...

  14. Management, health, and abnormal behaviors of horses: a survey in small equestrian centers in Brazil

    Contributor(s):: Leme, D. P., Parsekian, A. B. H., Kanaan, V., Hotzel, M. J.

    Care conditions of horses housed in small equestrian establishments and the occurrence of health and behavioral problems were assessed in 197 animals. Based on questionnaires and direct observations of the animals, it was noted that 8% of all animals were fed exclusively on pasture, whereas 92%...

  15. Preliminary study of the impact of different dog features on humans in public

    Contributor(s):: Blecker, D., Hiebert, N., Kuhne, F.

    Revealing why pedestrians are afraid of some dogs while passing them in public is essential to assess the dog-owner-stranger relationship. Therefore, the effect of different dog features on passersby was gathered. Four dog features differing in size and color were investigated. The dog features...

  16. Risk factors for unassisted on-farm death in Swedish dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Alvasen, K., Thomsen, P. T., Sandgren, C. H., Mork, M. J., Emanuelson, U.

    Increased on-farm cow mortality (ie unassisted death and euthanasia) has been demonstrated in Swedish dairy herds during the last decade. Identifying risk factors associated with type of death is needed for future work in reducing cow mortality rates. The objectives of this case-control study...

  17. The use of in-depth interviews to understand the process of treating lame dairy cows from the farmers' perspective

    Contributor(s):: Horseman, S. V., Roe, E. J., Huxley, J. N., Bell, N. J., Mason, C. S., Whay, H. R.

    Interventions aimed at improving animal welfare on farms may be more successful if greater attention is paid to the points of view of farmers. For example, understanding how different dairy farmers detect lame cows, decide to treat them, get them to the point of treatment, and how practical...

  18. 'It was not just a walking experience': reflections on the role of care in dog-walking

    Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M.

  19. Investigation into the value of trained glycaemia alert dogs to clients with type I diabetes

    Contributor(s):: Rooney, N. J., Morant, S., Guest, C.

  20. Are dogs children, companions, or just animals? Understanding variations in people's orientations toward animals

    Contributor(s):: Blouin, D. D.