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  1. A Dog?s Dinner: Factors affecting food choice and feeding practices for UK dog owners feeding raw meat-based or conventional cooked diets

    Contributor(s):: Morgan, G., Williams, N., Schmidt, V., Cookson, D., Symington, C., Pinchbeck, G.

  2. Environmentalities of coexistence with wolves in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain

    Contributor(s):: Marino, A., Blanco, J. C., Cortes-Vazquez, J. A., Lopez-Bao, J. V., Bosch, A. P., Durant, S. M.

    Coexistence between humans and large carnivores is mediated by diverse values and interactions. We focus on four sites in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain with a history of continuous wolf presence to examine how perceptions of coexistence vary across contexts. We conducted semi-structured and...

  3. Understanding the Attitudes of Communities to the Social, Economic, and Cultural Importance of Working Donkeys in Rural, Peri-urban, and Urban Areas of Ethiopia

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    | Contributor(s):: Martha Geiger, Jo Hockenhull, Henry Buller, Gebre Tefera Engida, Mulugeta Getachew, Faith Adelaide Burden, Helen Rebecca Whay

    Working donkeys (Equus africanus asinus) are vital to the development and support of people’s livelihoods in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas of Ethiopia. However, despite their critical role in providing transport, food security, and income generation to some of the poorest and most...

  4. Understanding stakeholders perception towards human-wildlife interaction and conflict in a tiger landscape-complex of India

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    | Contributor(s):: Ronak T. Sripal

    Human-population of the earth exceeding 6 billion and growing at an estimates rate of 1.2% per year (US census Bureau, 2002) will lead to increase in human-wildlife encounters. Attacks on humans are perhaps the least understood of these encounters, but the most interesting and emotionally...

  5. Impact of disease characteristics and knowledge on public risk perception of zoonoses

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    | Contributor(s):: Spence, C. E., Jenkins, S. C., Osman, M.

    Zoonoses represent a global public health threat. Understanding lay perceptions of risk associated with these diseases can better inform proportionate policy interventions that mitigate their current and future impacts. While individual zoonoses (e.g. bovine spongiform encephalopathy) have...

  6. Are Coyotes "Natural"? Differences in Perceptions of Coyotes Among Urban and Suburban Park Users

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    | Contributor(s):: Brielle R. Manzolillo, Carol S. Henger, Tatyana Graham, Nadya Hall, Anne H. Toomey

    By 2050 more than 65% of humans are expected to live in urban and suburban areas. This shift has gained the attention of conservation scientists and managers with more focus directed on conflict and coexistence between wildlife and urbanized populations. One species that is increasingly...

  7. Hippotherapy: An Alternative Treatment from the Perceptions of Practitioners

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    | Contributor(s):: Leah Tinkham

    Hippotherapy can be defined as a dynamic service offered by occupational, physical, and speech-language pathologists that utilizes a horse’s unique movement to achieve functional outcomes. While there are an abundance of studies demonstrating the effectiveness of hippotherapy, very few...

  8. Between Freedom and Abandonment: Social Representations of Free-Roaming Donkeys in the Brazilian Northeast

    | Contributor(s):: Perozzi Gameiro, Mariana Bombo, Clancy, Cara, Zanella, Adroaldo José

    The presence of free-roaming donkeys on Brazilian Northeastern roads has significant welfare and safety implications for both humans and animals. Working donkeys have played an important historical role in regional development and are considered a cultural symbol of the Brazilian Northeast, as...

  9. Music for animal welfare: A critical review & conceptual framework

    | Contributor(s):: Kriengwatana, Buddhamas P., Mott, Richard, ten Cate, Carel

    Music can have powerful effects on human health and wellbeing. These findings have inspired an emerging field of research that focuses on the potential of music for animal welfare, with most studies investigating whether music can enhance overall wellbeing. However, this sole focus on discovering...

  10. Perceptions of animals in primary school children

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    | Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Clara Vasconcelos, Isilda Rodrigues

    This study aimed to verify the perceptions of animals in 88 children, aged between 8 and 10, attending the 3rd and 4th years in primary school. To this end, a questionnaire was applied, with a seven point like/dislike scale for twenty five animals also inquiring about the reasons for the...

  11. The Moral Foundations of Care and Authority and the Perception of Animal Mind in Relation to Violence Against Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Potocka, Agnieszka

  12. Independent living with mobility restrictions: older people's perceptions of their out-of-home mobility

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    | Contributor(s):: Luoma-Halkola, Henna, Häikiö, Liisa

    We studied older people's perceptions of how they organise their out-of-home mobility and independent living when they face mobility restrictions, based on seven focus groups with older people (N = 28) from a suburb in Finland. This article provides an everyday life view of how the ability...

  13. The Process of Coming and Going in this World: Conversation About Interspecies Collaboration, Domestication, Sound

    | Contributor(s):: Burke, Ruth K., Landau, Jessica

  14. Dairy goat welfare in semi-intensive production systems and drought conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Larrondo, C., Leiva, J., de la Cruz-Cruz, L.

  15. An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Schimming, Dena

  16. Counselor Experiences with Clients Who Bring Emotional Support Animals to Sessions

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    | Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Jennifer

    AbstractLimited research on emotional support animals (ESAs) has led to distorted viewpoints of ESAs and how they are used; many individuals are not utilizing ESAs appropriately, and heightened awareness of the negative uses of ESAs in media and other public sources. ESAs can be an effective...

  17. When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?

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    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.

    The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the psychological experiences of college students interacting with therapy dogs on their campus. The intervention examined is called an Animal Visitation Program (AVP). AVPs are offered on college campuses across the U.S. for...

  18. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  19. Do You Hear What I Hear? Human Perception of Coyote Group Size

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    | Contributor(s):: Kyle Brewster, Scott E. Henke, Alfonso Ortega, John Tomecek, Benjamin Turner

    Recordings of 1 – 4 coyotes (Canis latrans) that were howling and yip-yapping were played to 427 participants who were asked to estimate the number of coyotes they perceived to hear. Participants were separated by gender (M or F), age group ( 35), resident location (urban, suburban, or...

  20. Into the Animal Mind: Perceptions of Emotive and Cognitive Traits in Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Callahan, Megan M., Satterfield, Terre, Zhao, Jiaying

    As incidences of human–wildlife interaction escalate, it is useful to increase understanding of the perceptions that might underpin these interactions or explain human behavior so associated. This study sought to identify public perceptions of the animal mind across wildlife species and to...