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  1. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population: Jamnagar, Gujarat India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    Humane Society International (HSI) conducted two dog population surveys in all 4 Zones of Jamnagar (human population of 609,613). One was a street dog survey and the other was a survey of the private (pet) dog population.

  2. Discrepancy Between In-clinic and Haemagglutination-Inhibition Tests in Detecting Maternally-Derived Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus in Puppies

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    | Contributor(s):: Paola Dall’Ara, Stefania Lauzi, Joel Filipe, Roberta Caseri, Michela Beccaglia, Costantina Desario, Alessandra Cavalli, Giulio Guido Aiudi, Canio Buonavoglia, Nicola Decaro

    Canine parvovirus (CPV) is one of the most common causes of mortality in puppies worldwide. Protection against CPV infection is based on vaccination, but maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) can interfere with vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of an in-clinic...

  3. Cannabidiol as a potential anti-epileptic dietary supplement in dogs with suspected epilepsy: three case reports

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    | Contributor(s):: Chie Mogi, Takaaki Fukuyama

    Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs and the almost lifelong administration of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) is recognized as the most successful treatment in veterinary medicine. Current pharmacological therapies for epilepsy have shown undesirable side effects. The...

  4. Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses

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    | Contributor(s):: Melissa Glazer

    This study evaluates the use of a courthouse facility dog program as a testimonial aid for children and youth testifying in court to help reduce secondary trauma. Court officials’ perceptions of the use of a courthouse facility dog program were assessed through a structured interview and...

  5. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population in Vadodara, India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    This report presents the detailed results from two additional surveys which HSI conducted in July and August 2017. Street dog surveys were conducted across all twelve wards in Vadodara using the methodology already implemented in 2014 to reassess the composition and sterilization rate in the...

  6. Familiarity and Use of Veterinary Services by US Resident Dog and Cat Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Courtney Bir, Mario Ortez, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Christopher A. Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, Frederic B. Ouedraogo

    Pet ownership, veterinary use, and beliefs regarding veterinary care were elicited through the use of a nationally representative survey of 997 U.S. residents. Fifty-one percent of respondents have or had a dog in the past five years and 37% have or had a cat in the past five years. Over ninety...

  7. Juan y C├ęsar

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Quiero presentar un caso de estudio que les hará llorar y les mostrará a los círculos científicos que los animales realmente son ángeles y que tienen una historia de vida, una misión que cumplir junto con el ser humano que vinieron a buscar a la Tierra.

  8. Do Pets Keep People Healthy?

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Compitus

    "Zooeiya" describes the positive benefits of human-animal interactions.

  9. 26 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Our Love for Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    A controversial new book explains how pets make us human.

  10. 4 life lessons from our old dogs | Elizabeth Johnson | TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

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    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Johnson

    This talk explores and shares key ways we can support the healthier aging of our dogs and our humans. We can learn from the many parallels in how people and dogs age, and doing so can make the often challenging caregiving journey a better one, for all our aging loved ones, while helping us to...

  11. Socialization and problem-solving in domestic cats (Felis catus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Mary Howard

    There is evidence that an animal’s socialization towards humans and rearing environment can enhance their problem-solving ability. According to the social intelligence hypothesis, which states that intelligence evolved due to complex social environments, an animal’s social life...

  12. Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Blevins Sinski

    This study explores the connection between gender, leadership and implementation of best practice strategies to reduce or eliminate euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion animals in animal sheltering organizations. The purpose of this mixed methods study utilizing an online survey and...

  13. Let's Treat Each Other More Like Dogs | Ryan Matthews | TEDxSkyforest

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    | Contributor(s):: Ryan Matthews

    What are the lifelong lessons dogs can teach us? Former elite military dog trainer and published author, Ryan Matthews, shares what dogs have taught him about human relationships. Perhaps it's no coincidence that dog spelled backward is G-o-d! Decorated veteran, gifted dog trainer and...

  14. Canine for Disabled Kids Awareness Campaign Research and Implementation Plan

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    | Contributor(s):: Jiamin Gu, Kendall Harcourt, Chang Liu, Kiamu Liu, Jemmie Tejada

    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are: “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” ( ADA, 2015). On the other hand, emotional support animals are: “dogs that provide comfort and support in...

  15. Animals in Domestic Violence | Heather Fraser | TEDxQUT

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather Fraser

    Heather Fraser (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Social Work at QUT, who started her career working in refuges for women and young people fleeing violence 35 years ago. She is a passionate advocate for the rights of all victims/survivors of violence. Heather has co-produced four books and...

  16. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population: Kalhaar Bungalows, Gujarat India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    This baseline survey was conducted on the 27th and 28th of November, 2017 to generate a dog population size estimate and collect baseline data on the composition of the dog population. We estimate that there are 48 street dogs in the Kalhaar Bungalows area (all the sectors of Kalhaar...

  17. Astrovirus Outbreak in an Animal Shelter Associated With Feline Vomiting

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    | Contributor(s):: Yanpeng Li, Emilia Gordon, Amanda Idle, Alvin Hui, Roxanne Chan, M. Alexis Seguin, Eric Delwart

    An outbreak of cat vomiting was observed in an animal shelter. Testing for known enteric feline pathogens did not identify a causative agent. Viral metagenomics on four mini pools of feces from cases and controls housed in the same area revealed the presence of feline astrovirus in all pools....

  18. [Review] Vicki Hutton, A Reason to Live: HIV and Animal Companions. Purdue University Press, 2019. 257pp

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    | Contributor(s):: Wendy Woodward

    In 2012, Vicki Hutton interviewed eleven men in Australia who had contracted HIV. The interviews focused on the healing effects of living with ‘companion animals’, some of whom attended the interviews. Hutton illustrates repeatedly how these animals embodied a reason for HIV...

  19. Owner and Veterinarian Perceptions About Use of a Canine Quality of Life Survey in Primary Care Settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Kennedy K. Mwacalimba, Francesca M. Contadini, Nathaniel Spofford, Karen Lopez, Aimee Hunt, Andrea Wright, Elizabeth M. Lund, Larissa Minicucci

    This paper describes dog owner and veterinarian perceptions around the use of a validated canine quality of life (QOL) survey to facilitate wellness conversations in two clinical settings: a veterinary teaching hospital (pilot, Phase 1) and five corporate general practice hospitals (Phase 2)....

  20. (Non-human) Animal Companionship: A Crucial Support for People During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Janet Hoy-Gerlach, Mary E Rauktis, Christina Newhill

    Background Human-animal interaction (HAI) offers benefits across physical, emotional, psychological, and social spheres of human functioning. The aim of this paper is to delineate how animal companionship, via provision of HAI benefits, offers vital support to people experiencing the...