Legislating Fear and the Public Health in Gilded Age Massachusetts
Contributor(s):: Teigen, Philip M.
The effects of husbandry training on stereotypic pacing in captive African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus )
Contributor(s):: Shyne, A., Block, M.
To examine the effects of operant conditioning on stereotypic pacing in 3 female African wild dogs located at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, this study made recordings of pacing behavior immediately following individual sessions of husbandry training and 2 no-training conditions. The study...
Quantifying the shelter rabbit population: an analysis of Massachusetts and Rhode Island animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Cook, A. J., McCobb, E.
Scholarly work on the nonhuman animal shelter population has widely focused on cats and dogs. As a result, little is known about the population dynamics of domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in shelters. The records from 4 companion animal shelters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were...
Are laws prohibiting ownership of pit bull-type dogs legally enforceable?
Contributor(s):: Wapner, M., Wilson, J. F.
Companion animal demographics and sterilization status: results from a survey in four Massachusetts towns
Contributor(s):: Manning, A. M., Rowan, A. N.
A survey was conducted in four Massachusetts communities to determine levels of pet ownership and the sterilization status of those pets, to analyze the impact of sterilization on pet overpopulation, to identify major reasons owners do or do not sterilize their animals, and to assess the impact...
Methodological issues in studying the anxiety-reducing effects of animals: reflections from a pediatric dental study
Contributor(s):: Schwartz, A., Patronek, G.
This article reports observations made during a study investigating the role of a therapy dog in reducing anxiety in urban children visiting the dentist in a dental clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The design and execution of the study were affected by methodological issues such as the...