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  1. Pet owners' feedback on psychological support service in an Italian veterinary hospital

    Contributor(s):: Campigli, M., Strizzolo, G., Furlanello, T., Uccheddu, S.

  2. Horse racing as an ancient Greek and Roman leisure pastime

    Contributor(s):: Perold, I., Young, M.

  3. Prevalence and risk factors associated with cat parasites in Italy: a multicenter study

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    | Contributor(s):: Genchi, M., Vismarra, A., Zanet, S., Morelli, S., Galuppi, R., Cringoli, G., Lia, R., Diaferia, M., Frangipane di Regalbono, A., Venegoni, G., Solari Basano, F., Varcasia, A., Perrucci, S., Musella, V., Brianti, E., Gazzonis, A., Drigo, M., Colombo, L., Kramer, L.

    BACKGROUND: Parasites that infect cats include protozoa, helminths and arthropods, many of which are transmissible to humans. Effective control relies on a good knowledge of parasite distribution and the risk factors for infection. The present study was aimed at evaluating the prevalence of...

  4. Penal sanctioning of zoophilia in light of the legal status of animals - a comparative analysis of fifteen European countries

    | Contributor(s):: Vetter, S., Boros, A., Ozsvari, L.

  5. Presence of Campylobacterjejuni and C. coli in Dogs under Training for Animal-Assisted Therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Varriale, L., Dipineto, L., Borrelli, L., Pace, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  6. Donkey assisted interventions: A pilot survey on service providers in North-Eastern Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Galardi, M., Contalbrigo, L., Toson, M., Bortolotti, L., Lorenzetto, M., Riccioli, F., Moruzzo, R.

  7. Veterinary Public Health Activities and Management of the Livestock Sector during Earthquakes and Snowstorms in the Abruzzo Region—Italy, January 2017

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    | Contributor(s):: Paolo Migliaccio, Maria Nardoia, Luigi Possenti, Paolo Dalla Villa

    In 2017 the Abruzzo region, located in central Italy, was struck by a sequence of four moderately powerful seismic events (5.0 magnitude on Richter scale), in addition to heavy snowfall that caused a state of emergency affecting the resident population and farm animals. A total of 282 stables...

  8. A Survey of Dog Owners' Attitudes toward Treats

    | Contributor(s):: Morelli, G., Marchesini, G., Contiero, B., Fusi, E., Diez, M., Ricci, R.

  9. Anthrozoology in Action: Performing Cognitive Training Paths in a Garden Shelter to Make Dogs More Suitable as Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Vitulli, V., Zanin, L., Trentini, R., Lucidi, P.

  10. Familiarity and Interest in Working with Livestock Decreases the Odds of Having Positive Attitudes towards Non-Human Animals and Their Welfare among Veterinary Students in Italy

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    | Contributor(s):: Chiara Mariti, Federica Pirrone, Mariangela Albertini, Angelo Gazzano, Silvana Diverio

    We investigated the attitudes of veterinary students towards animals and their welfare in Italy. Regression analyses revealed predictors that are significant in differentiating students’ scoring tendency based on their gender, familiarity, and intention to work with a specific animal...

  11. Evaluation of Unowned Domestic Cat Management in the Urban Environment of Rome After 30 Years of Implementation of the No-Kill Policy (National and Regional Laws)

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    | Contributor(s):: Eugenia Natoli, Livia Malandrucco, Laura Minati, Stefania Verzichi, Raffaella Perino, Laura Longo, Francesca Pontecorvo, Anna Faini

    Law no. 281, enacted by the Italian Parliament in 1991, was the first that aimed at managing urban free-roaming cats living in colonies, without killing and/or moving them from their site. It had been anticipated by the Lazio Regional Law no. 63/1988 and subsequently refined by the Lazio...

  12. Development of a questionnaire to evaluate the occupational stress in dog's shelter operators

    | Contributor(s):: Nardoia, M., Arena, L., Berteselli, G., Migliaccio, P., Valerii, L., Di Giustino, L., Dalla Villa, P.

  13. Animal assisted interventions in practice: mapping Italian providers

    | Contributor(s):: De Santis, M., Contalbrigo, L., Simonato, M., Ruzza, M., Toson, M., Farina, L.

  14. The Dog in Roman Peasant Life

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    | Contributor(s):: Kyle deSandes-Moyer

    Dogs have been a part of civilization for thousands of years and have maintained one of the closest animal relationships with humans that exist today. The following research seeks to understand this connection during antiquity. This study answers the question of what roles the dog filled during...

  15. Animal Welfare and Natural Disasters - An Italian Experience

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    | Contributor(s):: Paolo Dalla Villa

  16. The Italian Agreement between the Government and the Regional Authorities: National Guidelines for AAI and Institutional Context

    | Contributor(s):: Martina Simonato, Marta De Santis, Laura Contalbrigo, Daniele Benedetti, Elisabetta Finocchi Mahne, Vincenzo Ugo Santucci, Silvio Borrello, Luca Farina

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have developed considerably in the last half century, prompting various private and public realities dealing with AAI worldwide to work on and establish standards and best practice. However, AAI are still far from being regulated harmoniously. In this context,...

  17. Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries

    | Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.

    The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...

  18. Ontogenetic effects on gazing behaviour: a case study of kennel dogs (Labrador Retrievers) in the impossible task paradigm

    | Contributor(s):: D'Aniello, B., Scandurra, A.

    Life experiences and living conditions can influence the problem-solving strategies and the communicative abilities of dogs with humans. The goals of this study were to determine any behavioural differences between Labrador Retrievers living in a kennel and those living in a house as pets and to...

  19. A Cross-Sectional Survey to Estimate the Cat Population and Ownership Profiles in a Semirural Area of Central Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Carvelli, A., Iacoponi, F., Scaramozzino, P.

  20. A Cultural Conscience for Conservation

    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Good, Dawn Burnham, David W Macdonald

    On 2 July 2015, the killing of a lion nicknamed “Cecil” prompted the largest global reaction in the history of wildlife conservation. In response to this, it is propitious to consider the ways in which this moment can be developed into a financial movement to transform the...