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  1. Oxytocin responses after dog and cat interactions depend on pet ownership and may affect interpersonal trust

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    | Contributor(s):: Benjamin A. Curry, Brianne Donaldson, Moana Vercoe, Matthew Filippo, Paul J. Zak

    Although many of us interact daily with animals, we have lit t le understanding of how this affects our interactions with people. This study assessed the physiological effects of human-animal interactions and tested if this affected interpersonal trust. Participants (N=141) were assigned to...

  2. Speed of dog adoption: impact of online photo traits

    | Contributor(s):: Lampe, R., Witte, T. H.

    The Internet has radically changed how dogs are advertised for adoption in the United States. This study was used to investigate how different characteristics in dogs' photos presented online affected the speed of their adoptions, as a proof of concept to encourage more research in this field....

  3. The impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: P. Erdman, D. Miller, S. Jacobson

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who were paired with typically developing peers. Even though there has been an increasing interest in the field of animal assisted interventions and the...

  4. An exploration of archaeological representation: People and the domestic dog on the Great Plains of North America

    | Contributor(s):: Lovata, Troy Randall

  5. "Riding up forested mountain sides, in wide open spaces, and with walls": developing an ecology of horse-human relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, D., Maurstad, A., Cowles, S.

  6. Animal activism and the zoo-networked nation

    | Contributor(s):: Vandersommers, D.

  7. The captive imagination: inhumanity, animality, and Matthew Barney's Cremaster 2

    | Contributor(s):: Sharma, D.

  8. Age, breed designation, coat color, and coat pattern influenced the length of stay of cats at a no-kill shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Morgan, K. T.

    Adoption records from the Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an open-admission, no-kill shelter in New York State, were examined to determine if various physical attributes influenced the length of stay (LOS) of cats and kittens. Similar reports from other no-kill...

  9. Assessing attitudes towards animal assisted therapy among students and faculty in American Psychological Association accredited programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Kendra Thew, Lindsey Marco, Phyllis Erdman, Blanca Idalia Caro

    Research on animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is rapidly growing. However, there is little research on the attitudes and knowledge held by helping professionals regarding its practice, benefits, and limitations. The authors aim to understand how students and faculty members in the clinical and...

  10. Best practices for planning events encouraging human-animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Erdozain, G., Kukanich, K., Chapman, B., Powell, D.

    Educational events encouraging human-animal interaction include the risk of zoonotic disease transmission. It is estimated that 14% of all disease in the USA caused by Campylobacter spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, non-O157 STECs, Listeria...

  11. Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact

    | Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.

    Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...

  12. Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact

    | Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.

    Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...

  13. Late Pleistocene mammalian extinctions in North America: taxonomy, chronology, and explanations

    | Contributor(s):: Grayson, Donald K.

  14. Rohonas and spotted lions: the historical and cultural occurrence of the jaguar, Panthera onca, among he Native tribes of the American Southwest

    | Contributor(s):: Pavlik, Steve

  15. The creation of person, the creation of place: hunting landscapes in the American Southwest

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, James M.

  16. Horse in American Indian culture

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, Hartley Burr, Brand, Donald D., Harvey, Fred E.

  17. Animal welfare concerns and values of stakeholders within the dairy industry

    | Contributor(s):: Ventura, B. A., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Weary, D. M.

    This paper describes the perspectives of stakeholders within the North American dairy industry on key issues affecting the welfare of dairy cattle. Five heterogeneous focus groups were held during a dairy cattle welfare meeting in Guelph, Canada in October 2012. Each group contained between 7 and...

  18. GPS technology as a proxy tool for determining relationships in social animals: an example with African elephants

    | Contributor(s):: Hacker, C. E., Horback, K. M., Miller, L. J.

    The potential application of GPS technology in determining relationships among social animals was addressed in this study of eight African elephants residing at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA, USA between 2009 and 2011. GPS coordinates were collected over nine 24 h periods from...

  19. The ticking clock: addressing farm animal welfare in emerging countries

    | Contributor(s):: Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Hotzel, M. J.

    Over the last decade many emerging economies, and in particular Brazil, have established themselves as major players in global food animal production. Within these countries much of the increase in food animal production has been achieved by the adoption of intensive housing systems similar to...

  20. Demographics of the owned dog population in Miacatlan, Mor. Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Orihuela, T. A., Solano, V. J.

    Information was collected on 1026 dogs in 575 households during 1993. The ratio of persons per dog was 2.63. 85% of the households had at least 1 dog. Most of the animals were intact (92.22%), adult (38.2%), mongrels (61.85%) and kept as guards (65%). Dogs were primarily received as gifts...