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  1. Regulatory Compliance in Online Dog Advertisements in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Ana Goncalves Costa, Torben Nielsen, Eleonora Dal Grande, Jonathan Tuke, Susan Hazel

    In Australia, each state and territory authority implements and enforces regulations regarding dog management—including the breeding and sale of dogs online—which is increasingly becoming the most popular method of obtaining pets. The aims for this study included: 1. Benchmarking...

  2. The Effects of Hippotherapy on Standing Balance in Patients with Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Bo-Ra Choi, Ju-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Uk Lee, Junghwan Kim

    The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of hippotherapy on standing balance in patients with incomplete cervical spinal cord injuries. Ten patients (8 men and 2 women) who were diagnosed with cervical levels of injury between 3 and 6, and D according to the ASIA Impairment Scale....

  3. Discrepancy Between In-clinic and Haemagglutination-Inhibition Tests in Detecting Maternally-Derived Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus in Puppies

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    | Contributor(s):: Paola Dall’Ara, Stefania Lauzi, Joel Filipe, Roberta Caseri, Michela Beccaglia, Costantina Desario, Alessandra Cavalli, Giulio Guido Aiudi, Canio Buonavoglia, Nicola Decaro

    Canine parvovirus (CPV) is one of the most common causes of mortality in puppies worldwide. Protection against CPV infection is based on vaccination, but maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) can interfere with vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of an in-clinic...

  4. Editorial: Canine Olfactory Detection

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    | Contributor(s):: Claire Guest, Cynthia M. Otto

  5. The Integration of Choice Theory and Equine-Assisted Therapy within Adolescent Addiction Treatment

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    | Contributor(s):: William Leigh Atherton

    Adolescent substance use and misuse continues to rise in the United States of America. Psychological, behavioral, and physical health comorbid with substance use concerns is rising commensurate with illicit drug use. Traditional or standard treatment approaches have varying levels of efficacy,...

  6. Familiarity and Use of Veterinary Services by US Resident Dog and Cat Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Courtney Bir, Mario Ortez, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Christopher A. Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, Frederic B. Ouedraogo

    Pet ownership, veterinary use, and beliefs regarding veterinary care were elicited through the use of a nationally representative survey of 997 U.S. residents. Fifty-one percent of respondents have or had a dog in the past five years and 37% have or had a cat in the past five years. Over ninety...

  7. Effects of animal-assisted activity on self-reported feelings of pain in hospitalized children and adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Tatiane Ichitani, Maria Claudia Cunha

    Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) is an approach recently introduced into the hospital environment to improve the quality of hospitalization and provide important benefits for patients with chronic diseases and long-term hospitalizations. This work aims to verify the effects of animal-assisted...

  8. Factors Influencing the Movement of Livestock Guardian Dogs in the Edwards Plateau of Texas: Implications for Efficacy, Behavior, and Territoriality

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    | Contributor(s):: John M. Tomeček, Justin T. French, John W. Walker, Nova J. Silvy, Nicholas A. Bromen

    Livestock guardian dog (Canis lupus familiaris; LGD) breeds of domestic dog worldwide provide a degree of control over predation losses. The application of LGDs as a wildlife damage management tool evolved as a cultural practice in the Old World. In the 1970s, this tool emerged in North...

  9. Astrovirus Outbreak in an Animal Shelter Associated With Feline Vomiting

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    | Contributor(s):: Yanpeng Li, Emilia Gordon, Amanda Idle, Alvin Hui, Roxanne Chan, M. Alexis Seguin, Eric Delwart

    An outbreak of cat vomiting was observed in an animal shelter. Testing for known enteric feline pathogens did not identify a causative agent. Viral metagenomics on four mini pools of feces from cases and controls housed in the same area revealed the presence of feline astrovirus in all pools....

  10. Owner and Veterinarian Perceptions About Use of a Canine Quality of Life Survey in Primary Care Settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Kennedy K. Mwacalimba, Francesca M. Contadini, Nathaniel Spofford, Karen Lopez, Aimee Hunt, Andrea Wright, Elizabeth M. Lund, Larissa Minicucci

    This paper describes dog owner and veterinarian perceptions around the use of a validated canine quality of life (QOL) survey to facilitate wellness conversations in two clinical settings: a veterinary teaching hospital (pilot, Phase 1) and five corporate general practice hospitals (Phase 2)....

  11. Dog selection and responsible animal keeping during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey among future owners and animal welfare NGOsA kutyavalasztas szempontjai es a felelos allattartas a COVID-19- vilagjarvanv idejen: felmeres ieendo kutyatartok es ellatve

    | Contributor(s):: Szabina, T., Szilvia, V., Laszlo, O., Viktoria, S.

  12. Cat scratch disease at the human-animal interface. Case report in the City of San Luis, ArgentinaEnfermedad por aranazo de gato en la interfaz humano-animal. Reporte de caso en la Ciudad de San Luis, Argentina

    | Contributor(s):: Santiago Lorenzatti, J., Nazarena de Salvo, M., Diaz Perez, P., Cicuttin, G. L., Samartino, L. E.

  13. Benchmarking to drive improvements in extensive beef cattle welfare: a perspective on developing an Australian producer-driven system

    | Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., Monk, J. E., Cafe, L. M., Lee, C.

  14. Animal welfare and its assossiations with farm size and stockmanship characteristics on European breeding-to-finishing pig farms

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckli, A. K., Dippel, S., Helmerichs, J., Hubbard, C., Munsterhjelm, C., Vermeer, H., Leeb, C.

  15. What is a lion worth to local people - quantifying of the costs of living alongside a top predator

    | Contributor(s):: Jacobsen, K. S., Sandorf, E. D., Loveridge, A. J., Dickman, A. J., Johnson, P. J., Mourato, S., Contu, D., Macdonald, D. W.

  16. Media content analysis of human-predator interaction in IndonesiaAnalisis konten pemberitaan interaksi manusia-satwa predator di Indonesia

    | Contributor(s):: Ardiantiono,, Alfarisi, A. M., Ishaq, Y., Wijaya, R., Septian, R., Hadi, A. N., Surya, R. A., Rahmi, T.

  17. How far should we go?

    | Contributor(s):: Quain, A.

    2021CompanionJuly24-262041-2487EnglishSydney School of Veterinary Science, Australia.text

  18. Where is a dog? Ethical dillemas concerning creative groomingGdzie jest pies? Dylematy etyczne dotyczaace creative grooming

    | Contributor(s):: Mamzer, H.

  19. Creating resilient and sociable domestic pets

    | Contributor(s):: Hargrave, C.

    2021CompanionOctober18-232041-2487EnglishASAB, London, UK.text

  20. Small animal zoonoses on the rise or under the radar

    | Contributor(s):: Wright, I.