Institutional persistence despite cultural change: a historical case study of the re-categorization of dogs in Germany
Contributor(s):: Pfau-Effinger, B., Sebastian, M.
Dogs, kids, and cancer: how dogs are helping
Contributor(s):: Palmer, W. J.
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Manualized equine-assisted therapy protocol for clients with autism spectrum disorder
Contributor(s):: McKissock, H. B., Bowen, A., Dawson, S., Eldridge, L., McIntire, J., Stanojevic, C., Tamas, D., McCormick, B. P.
Responsible ownership of companion animals under the One Health approach. Compilation studyTenencia responsable de animales de compania bajo el enfoque Una Salud. Estudio recopilativo
Contributor(s):: Hugues, B., Ledon, L., Mendoza, M., Torres, M., Berovides, V.
Are multi-cat homes more stressful? A critical review of the evidence associated with cat group size and wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Finka, L. R., Foreman-Worsley, R.
Scientific Assessment of the Welfare of Trapped Mammals—Key Considerations for the Use of the Sharp and Saunders Humaneness Assessment Model
| Contributor(s):: Beausoleil, Ngaio J., Baker, Sandra E., Sharp, Trudy
Scientific assessment of the impacts of trapping on mammal welfare is necessary to inform cost-benefit analyses of using traps in wildlife management, improve trap performance and trapping processes and develop international trap standards. The Sharp and Saunders humaneness assessment model was...
Atlas Assistance Dogs
Atlas fundamentally expands access to assistance dogs. We support people with disabilities to train and certify their own service dog using positive, ethical training methods. At Atlas, we believe anyone who would benefit from a qualified assistance dog should be able to have one.
The Avon Centre
The Avon Riding Centre was founded by Stella Saywell, one of the first physiotherapists that were involved in therapeutic riding even before the formation of the Riding for the Disabled Association in 1969.
Survey on Equine Parasite Control in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States
| Contributor(s):: Gary W. Webb, Heidi Brady, Cassandra O'Hara, Sadie Sacra
We conducted a survey to assess parasite control programs used by three groups of horse owners. The majority of those surveyed indicated that they received information on parasite control from veterinarians, with only 6% indicating reliance on Extension materials for such information. Most...
Using Principles from Applied Behaviour Analysis to Address an Undesired Behaviour: Functional Analysis and Treatment of Jumping Up in Companion Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Pfaller-Sadovsky, Gareth Arnott, Camilo Hurtado-Parrado
The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of procedures successfully used in human related applied behaviour analysis practices to the field of clinical animal behaviour. Experiment 1 involved functional analyses to identify the reinforcement contingencies...
Neutering Effects on Social Behaviour of Urban Unowned Free-Roaming Domestic Cats
| Contributor(s):: Simona Cafazzo, Roberto Bonanni, Eugenia Natoli
The “trap, spay/neuter, and release” programs to manage unowned free-roaming cat populations are diffused worldwide and they are largely advised even in countries where the suppression of unowned cats is enforced by law. Despite the massive neutering campaigns in the world, there is...
Researchers, not dogs, lack control in an experiment on jealousy
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Vonk
Cook and colleagues (2018) have developed a clever method to measure fMRI in awake dogs in response to a number of interesting stimuli. As a result, they are able to determine neural correlates of observable behavior. They report that dogs may experience something akin to jealousy because they...
Canines for Disabled Kids
| Contributor(s):: Erin Jerrett, Margarita Mnatsakanyan, Colleen Reynolds, Yin Wang
Canines for Disabled Kids have been working on behalf of children and their families to educate communities and promote service dog partnerships for almost twenty years. Their advocacy with local legislatures, business owners, and community leaders highlighted the difficulties encountered when...
Not So Different as Cats and Dogs: Companionship during the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Shelly Volsche, Elizabeth Johnson
COVID- 19 lockdown provided a unique, in situ opportunity to probe caretaker experiences of living with companion animals during a stressful event. We launched an online survey in the United States that included standard demographic questions, questions related to household structures, and 25...
Canid vs. Canid: Insights into Coyote-Dog Encounters from Social Media
| Contributor(s):: Erin E. Boydston, Eric S. Abelson, Ari Kazanjian, Daniel T. Blumstein
While the relationship between coyotes (Canis latrans) and house cats (Felis catus) may be characterized as one between predators and their prey, coyote interactions with domestic dogs (C. lupus familiaris) appear to be more varied and may include behaviors associated with canid sociality....
Equine-facilitated physiotherapy – devised encounters with daring and compassion
| Contributor(s):: Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann
Physiotherapy with horses and rider-patients builds on communication and interaction through groundwork and mounted work. This chapter discusses outdoor equine-facilitated physiotherapy on green care farms with three patients representing ideal types from the author’s clinical practice....
Improving the Recognition of Equine Affective States
| Contributor(s):: Catherine Bell, Suzanne Rogers, Julie Taylor, Debbie Busby
A key welfare problem for horses is that people commonly fail to recognise, and consequently neglect to resolve, equine behavioural signs of distress, worsening the welfare of the horse and potentially putting the safety of the handler at risk as a result. Members of equestrian Facebook groups...
Dogs aren't jealous – they are just asking for accurate information
| Contributor(s):: Karen L. Overall
Awake fMRI offers us a unique opportunity to view and understand how dogs see the world and use the information in it. Given the limitations of behavioral assays and the small sample sizes inherent in these studies, labeling of patterns of canine behaviors using pop psychology terms may...
Practice of Noseband Use and Intentions towards Behavioural Change in Dutch Equestrians
| Contributor(s):: E. Kathalijne Visser, Monique M. F. Kuypers, Jennifer S. M. Stam, Bernd Riedstra
Understanding equestrians’ noseband tightening practices and intentions is necessary to target welfare improvement strategies. Firstly, we measured tightness in dressage and show jumping horses in The Netherlands, shortly after implementation of the two-finger rule by the Royal Dutch...
Optimisation of Scores Generated by an Online Feline Health–Related Quality of Life (HRQL) Instrument to Assist the Veterinary User Interpret Its Results
| Contributor(s):: Vinny Davies, Jacqueline Reid, E. Marian Scott
Using methodology previously described for the dog health-related quality of life (HRQL) tool (VetMetricaTM), the aim was to optimize the scores profile of a comparable feline online HRQL instrument for monitoring HRQL in cats, to assist in its interpretation. Measuring HRQL helps quantify the...