Contributor(s):: Bekoff, M.
In this guest editiorial, the author comments on the ethics of reintroducing endangered species based on a recent programme to release Canadian wild lynx in Colorado.
Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina
Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.
One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf coast of the United States in late August, 2005, was such a disaster. This study assessed the...
Stakeholder attitudes toward farm animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Heleski, C. R., Mertig, A. G., Zanella, A. J.
We developed a survey to measure attitudes toward farm animal welfare, then targeted two US groups considered highly influential in this area: veterinary college faculty members with large animal/food animal emphasis (VCF) and animal science faculty members (ANS). The survey was conducted via...
The effects of group and individual animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in residents of long-term care facilities
Contributor(s):: Banks, M. R., Banks, W. A.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been shown to reduce the loneliness of residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In this study, we determined the relative contribution of socialization (human-human bonding) and human-animal bonding as mechanisms by which AAT reduces loneliness. Residents...
The effects of human age, group composition, and behavior on the likelihood of being injured by attacking pumas
Contributor(s):: Coss, R. G., Fitzhugh, L. E., Schmid-Holmes, S., Kenyon, M. W., Etling, K.
Documentation from the years 1890 to 2000 of 185 instances of pumas (Puma concolor) attacking humans in the United States and Canada has provided statistical evidence that pumas are less likely to kill or injure humans in certain circumstances. We identified incidents of fatal attacks, severe...
The role of therapy dogs in speed and accuracy to complete motor skills tasks for preschool children
Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Harris, S. L., Johnson, K. L.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the presence of a therapy dog would affect the performance of a set of gross motor skills tasks for a mixed group of language-impaired and typical pre-school children. The 14 children in the group were between four and six years old (four female...
Dogs for herding and guarding livestock
Contributor(s):: Coppinger, L., Coppinger, R., Grandin, T.
Dogs that perform best for guarding and herding livestock have different behavioural profiles, as stated by the authors: 'herding dogs are selected to show hunting behaviours, such as eye, stalk, grip or heel. Guarding dogs are selected to show more of the wild ancestor's puppy-like or juvenile...
A Mathematical Theory Of Horse Adoption On The North American Plains
Contributor(s):: Jacobsen, R. Brooke, Eighmy, Jeffrey L.
Adjustment And Adaptation On The Northern Plains: The Case Of Equestrianism Among The Hidatsa
Contributor(s):: Hanson, Jeffery R.
Attitudes toward animal and nature in a Great Plains community
Contributor(s):: Bennett, John W.
Auge y declive de la nación pawnee, potencia de las Llanuras Centrales de Norteamérica. (Spanish)
Contributor(s):: Flagler, Edward K.
Bison ecology and bison diplomacy: The southern plains from 1800 to 1850
Contributor(s):: Flores, Dan
Bringing Home All the Pretty Horses
Called Out People: The Cheyennes And The Central Plains
Contributor(s):: West, Elliott
Canines, Consanguinity, and One-Medicine: All the Qualities of a Dog Except Loyalty
Contributor(s):: Degeling, Chris
Changes In The Role Of The Dog In Protohistoric-Historic Pawnee Culture
Contributor(s):: Bozell, John R.
Comment Upon "A Mathemtical Theory Of Horse Adoption On The North American Plains
Contributor(s):: Ewers, John C.
Dog Culture Of The Indians
Contributor(s):: Brown, Opal Hartsell