Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Quintana, Michelle Borckardt, Tanvi Aditya
The following paper represents research conducted by members of the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta National Honor Society. Psi Beta is the national psychology honor society for two-year colleges whose mission is “promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership,...
Human/wildlife conflict: an overlooked historical context for the UK's bovine TB problem
| Contributor(s):: Angela Cassidy
The question of whether to cull wild badgers (Meles meles) in order to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle has been deeply contentious since infections in the two species were first linked in the 1970s, and is now the subject of an escalating public controversy in the UK....
Prioritizing zoonotic diseases for multisectoral, one health collaboration in the United States : workshop summary
| Contributor(s):: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), United States. Department of the Interior., United States. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) organized a One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshop to further joint efforts to address zoonotic disease challenges in the...
Report on zoonoses in Ireland 2005
| Contributor(s):: Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
The Challenges and Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors
| Contributor(s):: Zazie Todd
Scam 'Service Dog' Industry Thrives On Lack Of Federal Regulations
| Contributor(s):: Robin Young, Serena McMahon
Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (LTRA)
The Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association offers individuals with special needs hands-on instruction in riding and horse care to exercise the body and spirit.
Dogs Helping Heroes
Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs. Our inspiration is to improve the daily lives of those we can...
Animal-Assisted Therapy Reveals Positive Outcomes Among Mentally Disabled
| Contributor(s):: Sophia Hocini
The Dogs of Dickens: the Canine Presence in the Author's Works
| Contributor(s):: Christopher Koestner
Forgotten, But Not Lost—Alloparental Behavior and Pup–Adult Interactions in Companion Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Péter Pongrácz, Sára S. Sztruhala
Socialization with humans is known to be a pivotal factor in the development of appropriate adult dog behavior, but the role and extent of dog–dog interactions in the first two months of life is rarely studied. Although various forms of alloparental behaviors are described in the case of...
Southern Suburbs Hippotherapy
Providing occupational therapy for children via hippotherapy.
The Effectiveness of Dog Population Management: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Lauren M. Smith, Sabine Hartmann, Alexandru M. Munteanu, Paolo Dalla Villa, Rupert J. Quinnell, Lisa M. Collins
The worldwide population of domestic dogs is estimated at approximately 700 million, with around 75% classified as “free-roaming”. Where free-roaming dogs exist in high densities, there are significant implications for public health, animal welfare, and wildlife. Approaches to...
A Review of the Impact of Neuter Status on Expression of Inherited Conditions in Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Anita M. Oberbauer, Janelle M. Belanger, Thomas R. Famula
Gonadectomy is an important reproductive management tool employed in many countries, and is highly prevalent in the US with an estimated 85% of dogs being neutered. Despite the societal benefits in pet population control, negative associations between neuter status, and health conditions have...
Black Bears Recolonizing Historic Ranges: Indiana Human–Bear Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Bradford J. Westrich, Emily B. McCallen, Geriann Albers
Over a century after extirpation from Indiana, USA, 2 American black bears (Ursus americanus) were confirmed in the state during the summers of 2015 and 2016. The first bear encountered a public and management agency unaccustomed to living with large carnivores, which resulted in...
Resource, Collaborator, or Individual Cow? Applying Q Methodology to Investigate Austrian Farmers' Viewpoints on Motivational Aspects of Improving Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Lorenz Maurer, Josef Schenkenfelder, Christoph Winckler
One keystone to successful welfare improvement endeavors is a respected cooperation between farmer and advisor (e.g., veterinarian), which requires a thorough understanding of what motivates farmer behavior. In this respect, Q methodology offers a promising approach in investigating individual...
Analysis of Genetic Diversity in the Czech Spotted Dog
| Contributor(s):: Karolína Machová, Anita Kranjˇceviˇcová, Luboš Vostrý, Emil Krupa
Loss off genetic diversity negatively affects most of the modern dog breeds. However, no breed created strictly for laboratory purposes has been analyzed so far. In this paper, we sought to explore by pedigree analysis exactly such a breed—the Czech Spotted Dog (CSD). The pedigree...
Animal-Assisted Therapy May Help Patients with Brain Injury
| Contributor(s):: Christopher Bergland
Improving Human-Wildlife Interactions by Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts
| Contributor(s):: Terry Messmer