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...
Reasons for guardian-relinquishment of dogs to shelters: animal and regional predictors in British Columbia, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.
Dogs are relinquished to animal shelters for animal-related or guardian-related reasons. Understanding what drives relinquishment patterns is essential for informing intervention opportunities to keep animals with their guardians. Whereas, overall reasons for relinquishment in a given shelter...
Instagram as a data source for sea turtle surveys in shipwrecks in Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Leitao, A. T. T. S., Alves, M. D. de O., Santos, J. C. P. dos, Bezerra, B.
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.
Ophthalmic disorders in a referral population of seven breeds of brachycephalic dogs: 970 cases (2008-2017)
| Contributor(s):: Palmer, S. V., Gomes, F. E., McArt, J. A. A.
Jog with your dog: dog owner exercise routines predict dog exercise routines and perception of ideal body weight
| Contributor(s):: Banton, S., Massow, M. von, Pezzali, J. G., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K.
Canine obesity is becoming an increasingly prevalent concern among companion animal veterinarians and professionals alike. A number of sociodemographic, dietary, and exercise related variables have been shown to be predictive of a dog's bodyweight, however, all previous surveys designed to...
Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.
In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...
Empathy and perception of animal welfare among Mexican students of professions related to the use, management and care of animalsEmpatia y percepcion del bienestar animal entre estudiantes mexicanos de profesiones relacionadas al uso, manejo y cuidad
| Contributor(s):: Torres Cardona, M. G., Sanchez Mendez, A. I., Almaraz Buendia, I., Peralta Ortiz, J. J. G., Meza Nieto, M., Alejos de la Fuente, J. I.
Exploring the relationship between human social deprivation and animal surrender to shelters in British Columbia, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Ly, L. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.
Previous studies identify owner-related issues, such as cost and housing, as common reasons for relinquishment of companion animals to animal shelters. It is likely that the burden of surrendering for owner-related reasons falls on those who are socially vulnerable (e.g., low income,...
Exploratory study of fecal cortisol, weight, and behavior as measures of stress and welfare in shelter cats during assimilation into families of children with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K., Johnson, R. A., Koch, C. S., Lyons, L. A., Wang, Z., Bibbo, J., Cheak-Zamora, N.
Background: Cats are a common companion animal (CA) in US households, and many live in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence of ASD is one in 54, and many children have behavior challenges as well as their diagnostic communication disorders. Objective:...
Environmental values and Americans' beliefs about farm animal well-being
| Contributor(s):: Mark, Suchyta
Conceptualization of psychotherapy incorporating equine interactions in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Fry, N. E.
While several systematic and mapping reviews have been published in the last decade on the psychological effects of interacting with horses in therapy services, little has been written about how licensed mental health therapists in the United States should best understand, describe, and...
Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.
Trophy Hunters & Crazy Cat Ladies: exploring cats and conservation in North America and Southern Africa through intersectionality
| Contributor(s):: McCubbin, Sandra G., Van Patter, Lauren E.
What explains the silencing, dismissal, disavowal, ridicule, and stigmatizing of care for individual animals observed in conservation discourses? We examine this question using a comparative case study of feral cat management in North America and lion conservation in southern Africa. We apply...
Cross-species transmission potential between wild pigs, livestock, poultry, wildlife, and humans: implications for disease risk management in North America
| Contributor(s):: Ryan S. Miller, Steven J. Sweeney, Chris Slootmaker, Daniel A. Grear, Paul A. Di Salvo, Deborah Kiser, Stephanie A. Shwif
Cross-species disease transmission between wildlife, domestic animals and humans is an increasing threat to public and veterinary health. Wild pigs are increasingly a potential veterinary and public health threat. Here we investigate 84 pathogens and the host species most at risk for...
The effects of feeding space on the behavioural responses of cattle during rest periods offered as part of long-distance transportation
| Contributor(s):: Ross, M., Widowski, T. M., Haley, D. B.
Human-dog bond in the contemporary mayab: social perceptions and benefits associated with the hunter-Milpa dog in maya peasant-hunter life strategies in Yucatan, Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Plata, E., Montiel, S.
Human-dog interaction has been examined in various sociocultural contexts, but such relationships have not been well explored for contemporary subsistence practices in Neotropical areas. In this study, we document human-dog bonds in terms of their relevance for Maya peasant-hunters' life...
The psychosocial influence of companion animals on positive and negative affect during the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Currin-McCulloch, J., Bussolari, C., Packman, W., Erdman, P.
The initial months of COVID-19 forced people to quickly adapt to dramatic changes to their daily lives. As a result of the inevitable decrease in access to social support available during the lockdown phase of COVID-19, countless individuals relied upon their companion dogs and cats. Given the...
Why were New World rabbits not domesticated?
| Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N.
2021 Animal Frontiers 11 3 62-68 2160-6056 10.1093/af/vfab026 English Department of World Languages and Cultures, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.email@example.com text
Protein expression and genetic variability of canine Can f 1 in golden and Labrador retriever service dogs
| Contributor(s):: Breitenbuecher, C., Belanger, J. M., Levy, K., Mundell, P., Fates, V., Gershony, L., Famula, T. R., Oberbauer, A. M.
Background: Valued for trainability in diverse tasks, dogs are the primary service animal used to assist individuals with disabilities. Despite their utility, many people in need of service dogs are sensitive to the primary dog allergen, Can f 1, encoded by the Lipocalin 1 gene (LCN1). Several...