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  1. Responding to the problem of ‘food security’ in animal cruelty policy debates: building alliances between animal-centred and human-centred work on food system issues

    Contributor(s):: Evans, Brodie, Johnson, Hope

  2. Pets enhance antidepressant pharmacotherapy effects in patients with treatment resistant major depressive disorder

    Contributor(s):: Mota Pereira, J., Fonte, D.

  3. Company human-animal interaction in the municipality of Paragominas, southeast of ParaInteracao homem-animal de companhia no municipio de Paragominas, sudeste do Para

    Contributor(s):: Santos, R. C. B., Moura, K. B., Sousa e Sousa, E., Oliveira, R. A. de, Soares, B. C., Melo, W. de O.

    Objective of this study was to characterize the creation of companion animals raised in the southeastern region of Para. The study was conducted in the municipality of Paragominas-PA, from June to July 2015. The method used in data collection was the survey with questionnaires containing open and...

  4. A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice

    Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.

  5. The value of using metaphorical mirrors with alcoholics and addicts in treatment with a mutigenerational viewpoint

    Contributor(s):: Matkovich, Sue

  6. On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland

    Contributor(s):: Schwarz, S.

    This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to decrease the risk of heart disease; and function of dogs in rescue, animal assisted therapy and...

  7. Pavlovian conditioning enhances resistance to disruption of dogs performing an odor discrimination

    Contributor(s):: Hall, Nathaniel J., Smith, David W., Wynne, Clive D. L.

  8. Performance decline by search dogs in repetitive tasks, and mitigation strategies

    Contributor(s):: Porritt, F., Shapiro, M., Waggoner, P., Mitchell, E., Thomson, T., Nicklin, S., Kacelnik, A.

    Differences between training and working contexts have the potential to be a major cause of deficits in performance of searching animals. Detection responses of individuals trained with high rates of target stimulus presentation tend to extinguish when moved to a new context where their rate of...

  9. The problem metaphor: tropic logic in cattle-killing prophecies and their afterlives

    Contributor(s):: Wenzel, Jennifer

  10. When the lads go hunting: the 'Hammertown mechanism' and the conflict over wolves in Norway

    Contributor(s):: Krange, Olve, Skogen, Ketil

  11. Animals, Agency and Resistance

    Contributor(s):: Carter, Bob, Charles, Nickie

  12. Genetic analysis of the individual pig behaviour in backtests and human approach tests

    Contributor(s):: Scheffler, K., Stamer, E., Traulsen, I., Krieter, J.

    The most recent development in pig production has focused increasingly on the well-being of the individual pig and animal-friendly housing conditions, i.e. the launch of the group housing of sows in the EU. In this regard, however, standard procedures which may be stressful to the animals and...

  13. Participatory methods for the assessment of the ownership status of free-roaming dogs in Bali, Indonesia, for disease control and animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Morters, M. K., Bharadwaj, S., Whay, H. R., Cleaveland, S., Damriyasa, I. M., Wood, J. L. N.

    The existence of unowned, free-roaming dogs capable of maintaining adequate body condition without direct human oversight has serious implications for disease control and animal welfare, including reducing effective vaccination coverage against rabies through limiting access for vaccination, and...

  14. Swedish cat shelters: a descriptive survey of husbandry practices, routines and management

    Contributor(s):: Hirsch, E. N., Andersson, M., Loberg, J.

    Animal shelters rescue and care for society's unwanted companion animals. Nonetheless, several studies have shown that ending up in a shelter can be stressful, and that shelter husbandry can amplify and spread certain diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate and describe...

  15. Environmental contamination by dog’s faeces: a public health problem?

    Contributor(s):: Cinquepalmi, Vittoria, Monno, Rosa, Fumarola, Luciana, Ventrella, Gianpiero, Calia, Carla, Greco, Maria Fiorella, De Vito, Danila, Soleo, Leonardo

  16. Plague: infections of companion animals and opportunities for intervention

    Contributor(s):: Oyston, Petra C. F., Williamson, Diane

  17. Prevalence and antimicrogram of Staphylococcus intermedius group isolates from veterinary staff, companion animals, and the environment in veterinary hospitals in Korea

    Contributor(s):: Youn, JungHo, Yoon, JangWon, Koo, HyeCheong, Lim, SukKyung, Park, YongHo

  18. Care of dogs and attitudes of dog owners in Port-au-Prince, the Republic of Haiti

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Gall, M., Green, D., Eller, W. S.

    This article reports the first known study on dogs in Port-au-Prince. Interviews with 1,290 residents provided information on 1,804 dogs. More than 57.7% of homes kept dogs. Not all the dogs received vaccinations for rabies (41.6%), even though 28.2% of households had had a household member...

  19. Owner attachment and problem behaviors related to relinquishment and training techniques of dogs

    Contributor(s):: Kwan, J. Y., Bain, M. J.

    Problematic behaviors are a significant reason for relinquishment, and relinquished dogs are more likely to have problem behaviors. This study utilized standardized surveys of owners (companion animal guardians) relinquishing their dogs to shelters and dog owners visiting vaccination clinics....

  20. The use of positive reinforcement in training zebra sharks ( Stegostoma fasciatum)

    Contributor(s):: Marranzino, A.

    Positive reinforcement training (PRT) was used on 4 adult zebra sharks, Stegostoma fasciatum, housed at the Downtown Aquarium, Denver, to determine the ability of zebra sharks to become desensitized to various stimuli associated with veterinary procedures. One male and 3 female sharks were...