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  1. Photo-Elicited Conversations about Therapy Dogs as a Tool for Engagement and Communication in Dementia Care: A Case Study

    Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Asp, M.

  2. Evaluating Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Empirical Illustration of Differences between Outcome Measures

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    | Contributor(s):: van der Steen, S., Heineman, M. M. P., Ernst, M. J. A.

  3. Written and spoken words: representations of animals and intimacy

    | Contributor(s):: Nickie, Charles

  4. Creating Junior Ethologists

    | Contributor(s):: Farenga, Stephen J., Joyce, Beverly A., Ness, Daniel

  5. Diabetes Alert Dogs (DADs): An assessment of accuracy and implications

    | Contributor(s):: Gonder-Frederick, L. A., Grabman, J. H., Shepard, J. A.

  6. Addressing the Challenges of Conducting Observational Studies in Sheep Abattoirs

    | Contributor(s):: Elyssa Payne, Melissa Starling, Paul McGreevy

    The competing needs of maintaining productivity within abattoirs, and maintaining high standards of animal welfare, provide fertile grounds for applied research in animal behavior. However, there are challenges involved in capturing useful behavioral data from the supply chain (from paddock to...

  7. Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer

    | Contributor(s):: Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman

    The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using live human observation and digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...

  8. Comment diviniser son dauphin. Modèles de relation, régimes d'interactivité et savoirs anthropo-zoologiques.

    | Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais

    L'article propose de distinguer trois régimes d'interactivité selon le type d'engagement affectif de l'être humain dans sa relation avec un animal : savant, ordinaire et non-ordinaire. Les modalités de la communication inter-espèces qui...

  9. The human-animal relationship: a new field of socio-educational action

    | Contributor(s):: Senent-Sánchez, Joan-Maria

    This article analyses the educational approaches towards the animal-human relationship which have been developed during the last 20 years. The article establishes a chain of states in that relationship and presents the reasons why those states are consecutive or, occasionally, simultaneous. Next,...

  10. Investigating preventive-medicine consultations in first-opinion small-animal practice in the United Kingdom using direct observation

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    | Contributor(s):: N.J. Robinson, M.L. Brennan, M. Cobb, R.S. Dean

    Preventive-medicine consultations account for a large proportion of the veterinary caseload and previous research has suggested these consultations are fundamentally different from those in which the animal is presented for a specific health problem. There has been recent controversy around some...

  11. Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William

    The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...

  12. Nonstandard Observers and the Nature of Privacy

    | Contributor(s):: Soifer, Eldon, Elliott, David

  13. Dog Ownership during Pregnancy, Maternal Activity, and Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study

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    | Contributor(s):: C. Westgarth, Jihong Liu, J. Heron, A. Ross, P. Bundred, R. Gaskell, A. German, S. McCune, S. Dawson

    The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) is an observational study of 14273 UK pregnant singleton mothers in 1990/1991. We examined outcomes of self report of strenuous activity (hours per week) at 18 and 32 weeks of gestation, hours spent in leisure-time physical activities...

  14. Human Activity Differentially Redistributes Large Mammals in the Canadian Rockies National Parks

    | Contributor(s):: James Kimo Rogala, Mark Hebblewhite, Jesse Whittington, Cliff A. White, Jenny Coleshill, Marco Musiani

    National parks are important for conservation of species such as wolves (Canis lupus) and elk (Cervus canadensis). However, topography, vegetation conditions, and anthropogenic infrastructure within parks may limit available habitat. Human activity on trails and roads may lead to indirect habitat...

  15. Heilpädagogisches Voltigieren für Menschen mit herausfordernden Verhaltensweisen [Psycho-Educational Vaulting for Clients with Challenging Behaviour]

    | Contributor(s):: Nowack, Susanne

  16. Action Research, Knowledge & Impact: Experiences of the Global Livestock CRSP Pastoral Risk Management Project in the Southern Ethiopian Rangelands

    | Contributor(s):: David Layne Coppock

    The PARIMA project began in 1997 with a mission to conduct research, outreach, and training to improve pastoral risk management in Ethiopia and Kenya. By late 2009 it is clear that the project has achieved positive impact on the lives of many pastoralists on Ethiopia’s Borana Plateau. This...

  17. Meditation on an animal

    | Contributor(s):: Roberta Kalechofsky

    I have many times witnessed some of the most fantastic incidences of self-mutilation.

  18. For the Birds!: Seeing, Being, and Creating the Bird World

    | Contributor(s):: Russo, Michele

  19. Situated Activities in a Dog Park: Identity and Conflict in Human-Animal Space

    | Contributor(s):: Jackson, P.

  20. Film commentary: Constitutional and Environmental Interactions in Rearing Four Breeds of Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Scott, John Paul