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  1. Human-Dog Interactions & Municipal Policy

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Rowan

    In 2009, a nationwide survey in Bosnia asking people about the threats in their local communities found that some communities were concerned about roaming dogs (rather than mine fields, crime or some other social ill). More specifically, the complaints mentioned dog attacks on people and...

  2. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Immediate- and Modified-Release Mycophenolic Acid Preparations in Healthy Beagle Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael Klotsman, Sebastien Coquery, Gayatri Sathyan, Vatsala Naageshwaran, Paddy Shivanand, Amanda J. Fairchild4, Amanda J. Fairchild, Oliver A. Garden, Wayne H. Anderson

    Background: Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is a broad-acting immunomodulating agent that may be therapeutically beneficial for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases in canine patients. Objectives: To determine the suppressive effects of MPA on T-cell proliferation, and to assess the...

  3. The Effects of Pet Dog-Assisted Activities on Self-Esteem, Depression and Cognitive Function among Elderly People

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    | Contributor(s):: Esther Shin, Sung-Kook Lee

    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pet dog-assisted activities on self-esteem, depression and cognitive function of elderly people Method: The experimental group(pet dog-assisted group) consisted of 22 people over 65 years old out of about 90 elderly people...

  4. Hiatus Ranch of Idaho

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    Hiatus Ranch of Idaho is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization located in Shoshone, Idaho working to end military veteran and first responder suicide. Our mission is to restore the mental, physical, emotional health, and vitality of disabled combat veterans, using rescue horses, animals...

  5. Effectiveness of Canine Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia Improvement Programs in Six UK Pedigree Breeds

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    | Contributor(s):: H. K. James, F. McDonnell, Thomas W. Lewis

    Hip and elbow dysplasia are common disorders in larger dog breeds and crosses, and a known contributory factor to osteoarthritis, lameness and reduced mobility. Screening schemes evaluating the severity of hip and elbow dysplasia in the UK are administered by the British Veterinary Association...

  6. Investigating the Cultural Context for Big Cat Conservation Around the World

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    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen Elizabeth Krafte

    Populations of predators are in decline worldwide as human growth and development destroys and alters their habitats. At the same time, large predators are a tourist attraction in many regions of the world, bringing essential income to governments and local communities. The complex interactions...

  7. Intake Vaccinations Reduced Signs of Canine Respiratory Disease During an Outbreak at an Animal Shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Allison Andrukonis, Kelsea M. Brown, Nathaniel J. Hall, Alexandra Protopopova

    Animal shelters provide an ideal environment for the spread of disease. Dogs are often housed in close quarters with others of unknown vaccine histories, and experience high levels of sustained stress. As a result, Canine Infection Respiratory Disease (CIRD) is often prevalent and difficult to...

  8. Manes for Movement

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    Manes for Movement is located in the beautiful city of Rolling Hills Estates, CA and specializes in offering Equine Assisted Therapies and Activities for children and adults with a variety of needs in our community 

  9. Moment to Paws

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    We bring therapy dogs, into your office, to relieve stress, aid mental health and help people to build connections. Because dogs and people are better together.

  10. Cats vs. Dogs: The Efficacy of Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM Products in Multispecies Homes

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    | Contributor(s):: Miriam Rebecca Prior, Daniel Simon Mills

    Seven percent of UK households are estimated to own both a cat and a dog, despite a popular view that the two do not live well together. This is the first study to evaluate the effects of pheromone products Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM on cat-dog interactions, in homes where owners perceived...

  11. To Turn: California's Proposition 2 and the Ethics of Animal Mobility in Agriculture

    | Contributor(s):: Lulka, David

  12. Aggressiveness, ADHD-like behaviour, and environment influence repetitive behaviour in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Sulkama, S., Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Hakanen, E., Puurunen, J., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.

  13. The Five Domains model and promoting positive welfare in pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Kells, N. J.

  14. Mothers' Reflections on Cat Ownership for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder During COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Saskia Keville, Sophia De Vita, Amanda K. Ludlow

    Animal- assisted interventions are increasingly used as a complementary therapy in clinical practice to support people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with promising outcomes compared to traditional therapies. Less is understood about the therapeutic benefits of more accessible and...

  15. The Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on the Attachment Security of Abused Women

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    | Contributor(s):: Ilana B. Silver

    The present study was designed to explore the impact of equine-assisted activities on attachment security among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Attachment security was assessed at three different time points using the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR)...

  16. Whole-Genome Signatures of Selection in Sport Horses Revealed Selection Footprints Related to Musculoskeletal System Development Processes

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    | Contributor(s):: Siavash Salek Ardestani, Mehdi Aminafshar, Mohammad Bagher Zandi Baghche Maryam, Mohammad Hossein Banabazi, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Younes Miar

    Selective breeding has led to gradual changes at the genome level of horses. Deciphering selective pressure patterns is progressive to understand how breeding strategies have shaped the sport horse genome; although, little is known about the genomic regions under selective pressures in sport...

  17. Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance

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    | Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry

    Anxiety and stress invoked by the second language classroom setting has the ability to cause numerous detrimental physiological changes which impair the learning process. A more natural, “immersion” type atmosphere is often desired when teaching a second language; however, this is...

  18. Plasma Concentration of Advanced Glycation End-Products From Wild Canids and Domestic Dogs Does Not Change With Age or Across Body Masses

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    | Contributor(s):: Ana Gabriela Jimenez

    Dogs provide a physiological paradox: In domestic dogs, small breeds live longer lives than large breed dogs. Comparatively, a wild canid can be a similar size than many large breed dogs and outlive their domestic cousin. We have previously shown that oxidative stress patterns between domestic...

  19. Domestic Cat Ethology: Evaluating Social Media for Data Collection

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Casey

    This study looked at whether user-submitted videos of cats could be used to increase understanding of their behavior. The findings suggest that the behaviors observed were consistent with prior research, and contain typical cat behavior. Depending on the research question, user-submitted videos...

  20. Golden Healer Service Dogs

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    We positively impact and enhance the lives of people all over the world who suffer from mental illness and physical disabilities.