Selecting Dogs for Explosives Detection: Behavioral Characteristics
| Contributor(s):: Lucia Lazarowski, Lowell Paul Waggoner, Sarah Krichbaum, Melissa Singletary, Pamela Haney, Bart Rogers, Craig Angle
Detection dogs are widely considered the most effective and adaptive method for explosives detection. Increases in emerging sophisticated threats are accelerating the demand for highly capable explosives detection, causing a strain on available supplies of quality canines worldwide. These...
Hundassisterade aktiviteter för lindrande av ensamhetskänslor : Utveckling av en handlingsmodell för lindrande av ensamhet bland hemmaboende äldre med hjälp av den sociala tjänstehunden
| Contributor(s):: Nanette Westergård-Sjölund
Nya och innovativa metoder krävs för att effektivt kunna behandla det problem som ensamhet bland hemmaboende äldre utgör. Den demografiska utvecklingen visar att åldersgruppen äldre blir allt större i vårt land, samtidigt som den äldre...
Spatial Relationships Between Livestock Guardian Dogs and Mesocarnivores in Central Texas
| Contributor(s):: Nicholas A. Bromen, Justin T. French, John Walker, Nova J. Silvy, John M. Tomeček
The use of livestock guardian dogs (Canis lupus familiaris; LGDs) to deter predators from preying on domestic sheep (Ovis aries) and goat (Capra spp.) herds continues to increase across the United States. Most research regarding the efficacy of LGDs has been based on queries of rancher...
Welfare Assessment and Husbandry Practices of Working Horses in Fiji
| Contributor(s):: Navina Fröhlich, Patrick D. Sells, Rebecca Sommerville, Charlotte F. Bolwell, Charlotte Cantley, Jessica E. Martin, Stuart J. G. Gordon, Tamsin Coombs
Research shows that working equids in low and middle-income countries play an essential role in supporting the livelihoods of their owners. The objective of the study was to provide the first description of the welfare status of working horses in Fiji by analysing animal-based parameters...
Comparative Study of Free-Roaming Domestic Dog Management and Roaming Behavior Across Four Countries: Chad, Guatemala, Indonesia, and Uganda
| Contributor(s):: Charlotte Warembourg, Ewaldus Wera, Terence Odoch, Petrus Malo Bulu, Monica Berger-González, Danilo Alvarez, Mahamat Fayiz Abakar, Filipe Maximiano Sousa, Laura Cunha Silva, Grace Alobo, Valentin Dingamnayal Bal, Alexis Leonel López Hernandez, Enos Madaye, Maria Satri Meo, Abakar Naminou, Pablo Roquel, Sonja Hartnack, Salome Dürr
Dogs play a major role in public health because of potential transmission of zoonotic diseases, such as rabies. Dog roaming behavior has been studied worldwide, including countries in Asia, Latin America, and Oceania, while studies on dog roaming behavior are lacking in Africa. Many of those...
Türk kültür tarihinde at ve kurt
| Contributor(s):: Yunus Emre Seyis
Bu çalışma, özellikle Genel Türk Tarihinden temel alınarak Türklerin yaşayışlarında, inançlarında ve kültürlerinde hayvanların etkisi ve üslubunu araştırmaktır. Bu bağlamda mevcut dönemi anlatan destan, efsane gibi edebi anlatılar olmak...
Intervenciones asistidas con perros en alumnado con Trastorno del Espectro Autista. Una revisión de la literatura
| Contributor(s):: María Poveda Gómez, Diana Marín Suelves, Sandra Navarro Sánchez
El presente trabajo constituye una revisión bibliográfica sobre la intervención asistida con perros en niños con trastorno del espectro autista en edad escolar. Los objetivos de la investigación son conocer las metas que persiguen las intervenciones asistidas...
The unspoken psychological issues with lesson horses and how we need to address them
| Contributor(s):: Casey Clark
Every day all over the world horses provide much needed therapy and treatment to people in need. They provide physical, emotional, and mental training and healing. Humans depend on them for so much and we have a moral and ethical obligation to be good stewards of our equine companions. This...
Do Children With Cats Have More Mental Health Problems?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
Researchers explain why there are so few studies of human-cat relationships.
Unbridled is the freedom from constraints that inhibit quality of life. Whether those constraints are anxiety, depression, or simply a build-up of life stressors, it is my goal to promote well being through a flexible and collaborative approach to growth. We offer therapy in a traditional...
Our mission is to provide trained and sponsored on-staff facility/therapy dogs to organizations serving communities in need. An on-staff dog allows for deeper encounters between staff and residents, patients, and the public. These therapeutic interactions create lasting ripple effects...
The Horse: A Driving Force for the Lifestyle of Grooms
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Foright
The fundamental components of co-occupational relationships between humans and animals and their impact on occupational identity is an area for exploration in the study of occupation. Evaluating the lives of persons whose daily occupations involve working with animals contributes to the...
Suckling activity and calf growth in a group of crossbred cows each rearing two foster calves
| Contributor(s):: Rosecrans, J. G., Hohenboken, W. D.
Each of 3 Limousin X (Holstein-Friesian (HF) X Aberdeen-Angus) and 6 Limousin X (HF X Hereford) cows was presented with 2 alien calves within 5 min of parturition. Each cow's own calf was removed, and later fostered to another cow. Foster trios were observed periodically until introduction to the...
Emotional Depictions of Dogs and Cats in Interactions with Humans in Picture Books
| Contributor(s):: Juri Nakagawa, Naoko Koda
This study quantitatively analyzed the depiction of dogs’ and cats’ emotions in picture books and discussed the effects on children’s recognition of real dog and cat emotions. The stories depicted many basic emotional depictions of interest, joy, and surprise in dogs and cats,...
When Therapy Dogs Provide Virtual Comfort: Exploring University Students' Insights and Perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Christine Yvette Tardif-Williams, John-Tyler Binfet, Freya L. L. Green, Renata P. S. Roma, Akshat Singal, Camille X. Rousseau, Rebecca J. P. Godard
With the proliferation of canine-assisted interventions and the emphasis placed on the impact of these sessions in bolstering the well-being of visitors to sessions, especially university students, it can be easy to overlook just how participating in one of these sessions is experienced by...
Dog owners' perspectives on canine heart disease in Klang Valley, Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Norhidayah, Noordin, Kuan Hua, Khor, Kuan Siew, Khor, Lim, YiJun, Lee, YongChong
Canine heart disease often requires long-term treatment, which involves a continuous commitment from the dog owners. In addition to investigating their awareness and knowledge, the Theory of Planned Behavior was applied to also analyze attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control...
Critical problems for research in animal sheltering, a conceptual analysis
| Contributor(s):: Horecka, K., Neal, S.
Animal shelter research has seen significant increases in participation over the past several decades from academic organizations, private organizations, public entities, and even corporations that aims to improve shelter programs, processes, operations, and outcomes for the various...
Emergency fostering of dogs from animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic: shelter practices, foster caregiver engagement, and dog outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Reed, J. L., Isernia, L. T., Barber, R. T., Foster, A. M., Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D. L.
Each year, millions of dogs enter thousands of animal shelters across the United States. Life in the shelter can be stressful, and one type of intervention that improves dogs' experience is human interaction, particularly stays in foster homes. Prior research has demonstrated that fostering...
Cat coat color, personality traits and the cat-owner relationship scale: a study with cat owners in Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T., Landero-Hernandez, R.
Studies regarding the cat-owner bond are quite rare, and several aspects merit more research, including personality trait differences in cats related to coat color and the cat-owner relationship. The objectives of the study were to describe, from the perspective of their owners, the personality...
Cross-species emotional political ecology in rural Pakistan
| Contributor(s):: Gomersall, K., Anam, Afzal, Sobia, Majeed, Humera, Iqbal, McGill, D.
This article engages cross-species intersectionality and emotional political ecology to evaluate a dairy extension service that ran in Punjab and Sindh, Pakistan, between 2012 and 2017. The project aimed to mitigate potential negative impacts of implementation, such as the exacerbation of...