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  1. Captive Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) show facial indicators of positive affect when reunited with their caregiver

    Contributor(s):: Bertin, A., Mulot, B., Nowak, R., Blache, M. C., Love, S., Arnold, M., Pinateau, A., Arnould, C., Lansade, L.

  2. Identifying with other animals and human well-being: extending perspectives on the social cure and human-animal relations

    Contributor(s):: Amiot, C. E., Caron, P. O., Bastian, B.

  3. Spatio temporal patterns of human-elephant conflict and its economic costs in and around Chebra Churchura National Park, Southwestern Ethiopia

    Contributor(s):: Adane, Tsegaye, Afework, Bekele, Anagaw, Atikem

  4. The relationship between attachment to pets and mental health: the shared link via attachment to humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Johanna Lass-Hennemann, Sarah K. Schäfer, M. Roxanne Sopp, Tanja Michael

    Background Several studies have investigated the relationship between emotional attachment to pets and mental health with the majority of studies finding a negative relationship between emotional attachment to pets and mental health. Interestingly, attachment to pets differs from attachment to...

  5. Report on Owned Dog Population Survey In Lingayen, Philippines

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Lynne U. Sneddon, Amit Chaudhari

    The Philippines is among the Southeast Asian countries that has a long-standing problem with rabies. About 200 people die of rabies each year in the Philippines, and most are attributed to dog bite cases (Deray, 2015). The sources of infection of more than 95% of human rabies cases worldwide...

  6. Report on Owned Dog Population Survey In Zamboanga, Philippines

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Lynne U. Sneddon, Amit Chaudhari

    The Philippines is among the Southeast Asian countries that has a long-standing problem with rabies. About 200 people die of rabies each year in the Philippines, and most are attributed to dog bite cases (Deray, 2015). The sources of infection of more than 95% of human rabies cases worldwide...

  7. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Equine Assisted Therapy: An Integrative Review of the Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: Brittany R. Selzer

    The purpose of this integrative review of the literature is to examine the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An extensive review of the literature was conducted regarding children diagnosed with ASD who received equine...

  8. The Relationship between Dog Ownership, Psychopathological Symptoms and Health-Benefitting Factors in Occupations at Risk for Traumatization

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    | Contributor(s):: Johanna Lass-Hennemann, Sarah K. Schäfer, M. Roxanne Sopp, Tanja Michael

    Individuals working in high-risk occupations (e.g., emergency staff) are exposed to high levels of occupational stress including traumatic events. Correspondingly, several studies report high rates of mental health problems among these occupations. Pet ownership has been associated with better...

  9. Body Size and Bite Force of Stray and Feral Cats—Are Bigger or Older Cats Taking the Largest or More Difficult-to-Handle Prey?

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia A. Fleming, Heather M. Crawford, Clare H. Auckland, Michael C. Calver

    As carnivorans rely heavily on their head and jaws for prey capture and handling, skull morphology and bite force can therefore reflect their ability to take larger or more difficult-to-handle prey. For 568 feral and stray cats (Felis catus), we recorded their demographics (sex and age), source...

  10. Application of attachement theory to equine-facilitated therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Aviva Vincent, Kathleen J. Farkas

    Over the past two decades there has been a growing body of evidence, clinical and anecdotal, that equine-facilitated therapy (EFT) is a powerful tool for social workers and mental health clinicians. Recent research studies have begun to identify, name, and explain the mechanisms of EFT as a...

  11. Animal-assisted interventions in mainstream schools: What works?

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    | Contributor(s):: Victoria Lisa Brelsford

    The inclusion of animals within the educational environment has increased in popularity in recent years, with many positive aspects being credited to the practice (Gee, Fine, McCardle, 2017; Fine, 2015). Whilst the value of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has been reported for both...

  12. Human and canid relationships: a comparative stable isotope analysis of domestic dog (^Canis familiaris^) and red fox (^Vulpes vulpes^) from Kodiak Island, Alaska

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    | Contributor(s):: C.A. West, Christine A.M. France

  13. Heart rate, heart rate variability and salivary cortisol as indicators of arousal and synchrony in clients with intellectual disability, horses and therapist during equine-assisted interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Naber, Lena Kreuzer, Roswitha Zink, Eva Millesi, Rupert Palme, Karin Hediger, Lisa Maria Glenk

    The aim of the study was to analyse interaction processes in equine-assisted therapy (EAT) sessions with ten female clients in the period of emerging adulthood with intellectual disability (ID). Heart rate (HR), heart rate variability and salivary cortisol levels have been analysed in humans...

  14. Dogs2DogTags

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    D2DT creates an opportunity to save at risk, rescued, or donated dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post combat stress and anxiety. The purpose is to provide the veteran, at no cost, a trained dog that they can gain a constant companion...

  15. Can Dogs Help Solve Our Childhood Obesity Problem?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    New studies show how dogs impact the weight and activity levels of kids.

  16. An overview of dog training and behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Todd, Z.

    2022Veterinary Ireland Journal126320-3242009-3942Englishtext

  17. Development of a tool to evaluate human-animal relationships to train current and future pig farmersDeveloppement d'un outil d'evaluation de la relation homme-animal pour la formation des eleveurs et futurs eleveurs de porcs

    | Contributor(s):: Tallet, C., Barbier, P., Bellec, T., Boivin, X., Delion, M., Depoudent, C., Kling-Eveillard, F., Paboeuf, P., Pol, F., Ramonet, Y., Conchard, R. V. de, Villain, N., Courboulay, V.

  18. A science-based policy for managing free-roaming cats

    | Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Duffy, D. C., Bird, D. M., Calver, M., Cherkassky, D., Cherkassky, L., Dickman, C. R., Hunter, D., Jessup, D., Longcore, T., Loss, S. R., Loyd, K. A. T., Marra, P. P., Marzluff, J. M., Noss, R. F., Simberloff, D., Sizemore, G. C., Temple, S. A., Heezik, Y. van

  19. Reported Behavioural Differences between Geldings and Mares Challenge Sex-Driven Stereotypes in Ridden Equine Behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Aune, Kate Fenner, Bethany Wilson, Elissa Cameron, Andrew McLean, Paul McGreevy

    Horse trainers and riders may have preconceived ideas of horse temperament based solely on the sex of the horse. A study (n = 1233) of horse enthusiasts (75% of whom had more than 8 years of riding experience) revealed that riders prefer geldings over mares and stallions. While these data may...

  20. Soul to Soles Connection

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    Soul to Soles Connection, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is dedicated to the mental health of America’s active military, Veterans and their families/caregivers. Participants, suffering from trauma, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) or Military Sexual Trauma (MST), are offered the time to...