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  1. From the Editor - Welcome to the first issue of Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin!

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan

    Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice Section of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is proud to announce this exciting new venue for the scientific study of human-animal interactions.†Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin...

  2. Welcome to HAIB Volume 5, No 1

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan

    Dear Human Animal Interaction Bulletin readers, Happy Spring! Welcome to Volume 5, No. 1 of HAIB. We hope you enjoy the articles and book review chosen for this edition. As always, I want to thank everyone whose continued dedication makes HAIB possible. We would not exist without you. I would...

  3. Welcome to HAIB Volume 4, No 1

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan

    Welcome to Volume 4, No. 1 of HAIB. We hope you enjoy the four articles and book review chosen for this edition.

  4. Welcome to the Volume 3, Issue 2 of HAIB

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan

    Welcome to Volume 3, No. 2 of HAIB. We hope you enjoy this latest edition and the four articles and two book reviews chosen for this edition. We want to thank our readers, our contributors, and all the reviewers and editors who made this latest edition possible. We could not exist without you.

  5. From the Editor - Welcome to Volume 2, No. 1 of HAIB

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan

    Welcome to Volume 2, No. 1 and the one year anniversary of The Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin. We are pleased to report exponentially growing interest in the publication with the current number of subscribers exceeding 1,000 and numerous submissions of high-quality manuscripts.† This...

  6. The sexual behaviour in experimentally underfed bulls

    | Contributor(s):: Wierzbowski, S.

    Of 8 pairs of identical twins, one brother was fed 500 g protein daily and the other bull 700 g, from 18 mth of age. At 5 yr of age, live weight in the underfed bulls was 235 kg lower than in the others. Sexual behaviour, as assessed by total semen collection time, number of mounts/copulation,...

  7. Parent and child mental health during COVID-19 in Australia: The role of pet attachment

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    | Contributor(s):: Shannon K. Bennetts, Sharinne B. Crawford, Tiffani J. Howell, Fiona Burgemeister, Catherine Chamberlain, Kylie Burke, Jan M. Nicholson

    Restrictions, social isolation, and uncertainty related to the global COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the ways that parents and children maintain family routines, health, and wellbeing. Companion animals (pets) can be a critical source of comfort during traumatic experiences, although changes...

  8. Psycho-Social Effects of Pet Dog Ownership on Mentally Challenged Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Sandeep Aggarwal, Roopashi Aggarwal, Manmeet Kaur Sodhi, Shallu Aggarwal

    Aim: Mental retardation is a social stigma and children affected by this condition always require love and compassion. Pets have a positive role in human life to relieve stress and anxiety. Pets are therefore considered to be a very important aspect of psychological therapy. Those children who...

  9. Suckling activity and calf growth in a group of crossbred cows each rearing two foster calves

    | Contributor(s):: Rosecrans, J. G., Hohenboken, W. D.

    Each of 3 Limousin X (Holstein-Friesian (HF) X Aberdeen-Angus) and 6 Limousin X (HF X Hereford) cows was presented with 2 alien calves within 5 min of parturition. Each cow's own calf was removed, and later fostered to another cow. Foster trios were observed periodically until introduction to...

  10. When Therapy Dogs Provide Virtual Comfort: Exploring University Students' Insights and Perspectives

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine Yvette Tardif-Williams, John-Tyler Binfet, Freya L. L. Green, Renata P. S. Roma, Akshat Singal, Camille X. Rousseau, Rebecca J. P. Godard

    With the proliferation of canine-assisted interventions and the emphasis placed on the impact of these sessions in bolstering the well-being of visitors to sessions, especially university students, it can be easy to overlook just how participating in one of these sessions is experienced by...

  11. The relationship between attachment to pets and mental health: the shared link via attachment to humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Johanna Lass-Hennemann, Sarah K. Schäfer, M. Roxanne Sopp, Tanja Michael

    Background Several studies have investigated the relationship between emotional attachment to pets and mental health with the majority of studies finding a negative relationship between emotional attachment to pets and mental health. Interestingly, attachment to pets differs from attachment to...

  12. Search methods that people use to find owners of lost pets

    | Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Wittum, T. E., Ferketich, A. K., Funk, J. A., Rajala-Schultz, P. J.

  13. A bioeconomic model for the optimization of local canine rabies control

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    | Contributor(s):: Aaron Anderson, Johann Kotzé, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Brody Hatch, Chris Slootmaker, Anne Conan, Darryn Knobel, Louis H. Nel

    We present a new modeling tool that can be used to maximize the impact of canine rabies management resources that are available at the local level. The model is accessible through a web-based interface that allows for flexibility in the management strategies that can be investigated. Rabies...

  14. Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma

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    | Contributor(s):: Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E., Michael, T.

    Dogs are known to have stress and anxiety reducing effects. Several studies have shown that dogs are able to calm people during cognitive and performance stressors. Recently, therapy dogs have been proposed as a treatment adjunct for post-traumatic stress disorder patients. In this study we...

  15. What Enables Size-Selective Trophy Hunting of Wildlife?

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    | Contributor(s):: Chris T. Darimont, K. Rosie Child

    Although rarely considered predators, wildlife hunters can function as important ecological and evolutionary agents. In part, their influence relates to targeting of large reproductive adults within prey populations. Despite known impacts of size-selective harvests, however, we know little...

  16. Welfare-Adjusted Life Years (WALY): A novel metric of animal welfare that combines the impacts of impaired welfare and abbreviated lifespan

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    | Contributor(s):: Kendy Tzu-Yun Teng, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Charline Maertens De Noordhout, Peter Bennett, Paul D. McGreevy, Po-Yu Chiu, Jenny-Ann L. M. L. Toribio, Navneet K. Dhand

    Currently, separate measures are used to estimate the impact of animal diseases on mortality and animal welfare. This article introduces a novel metric, the Welfare-Adjusted Life Year (WALY), to estimate disease impact by combining welfare compromise and premature death components. Adapting the...

  17. Investigation into owner-reported differences between dogs born in versus imported into Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: von Rentzell, K. A., van Haaften, K., Morris, A., Protopopova, A.

    Over 1 million dogs are imported into the United States and roughly 340,000 dogs into the United Kingdom yearly. Although the official number of dogs arriving to Canada is currently unknown, local animal professionals estimate that thousands of dogs are imported into Canada each year. Dog...

  18. Can dogs reduce stress levels in school children? effects of dog-assisted interventions on salivary cortisol in children with and without special educational needs using randomized controlled trials

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    | Contributor(s):: Meints, K., Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Maréchal, L., Pennington, K., Rowan, E., Gee, N. R.

    Prolonged or excessive stress negatively affects learning, behavior and health across the lifespan. To alleviate adverse effects of stress in school children, stressors should be reduced, and support and effective interventions provided. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have shown beneficial...

  19. Rats as pets: predictors of adoption and surrender of pet rats (Rattus norvegicus domestica) in British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Hou, ChengYu, Protopopova, A.

    Whereas much research has been conducted on rats in their roles as pests and laboratory animal models, little is known about rats in their role as companion animals. However, rats have become the third most common companion animal admitted to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of...

  20. Were there royal herds? Understanding herd management and mobility using isotopic characterizations of cattle tooth enamel from Early Dynastic Ur

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    | Contributor(s):: Greenfield, T. L., McMahon, A. M., O'Connell, T. C., Reade, H., Holmden, C., Fletcher, A. C., Zettler, R. L., Petrie, C. A.

    During the third millennium BC, Mesopotamia (the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, in modern Iraq-Syria), was dominated by the world's earliest cities and states, which were ruled by powerful elites. Ur, in present-day southern Iraq, was one of the largest and most important of...