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  1. Connecting farmer mental health with cow health and welfare on dairy farms using robotic milking systems

    Contributor(s):: King, M. T. M., Matson, R. D., DeVries, T. J.

  2. Should cats be allowed outdoors? A research survey on animal welfare risks for free-ranging cats in Brazil

    Contributor(s):: Machado, D. S., Braganca, A. F. F., Travnik, I. C., Rossi, A. P., Sant'Anna, A. C.

  3. Do social factors related to allostatic load affect stereotypy susceptibility? Management implications for captive social animals

    Contributor(s):: Nagy-Reis, M. B., Mendonca-Furtado, O., Resende, B.

  4. Characteristics of ex-racing greyhounds in New Zealand and their impact on re-homing

    Contributor(s):: Thomas, J. B., Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J.

  5. Sheep farmers' attitudes to farm inspections and the role of sanctions and rewards as motivation to reduce the prevalence of lameness

    Contributor(s):: Liu, Nlbh, Kaler, J., Ferguson, E., O'Kane, H., Green, L. E.

  6. Divergent Approaches Regulating Beta Agonists and Cloning of Animals for Food: USA and European Union

    Contributor(s):: Centner, T. J., Petetin, L.

  7. Association of Dog and Cat Ownership with Incident Frailty among Community-Dwelling Elderly Japanese

    Contributor(s):: Taniguchi, Y., Seino, S., Nishi, M., Tomine, Y., Tanaka, I., Yokoyama, Y., Ikeuchi, T., Kitamura, A., Shinkai, S.

  8. Randomized Trial Examining Effects of Animal Assisted Intervention and Stress Related Symptoms on College Students' Learning and Study Skills

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    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Gee, N. R., Vandagriff, J. L.

    Animal Visitation Programs (AVPs) targeting college students’ stress and academic success have increased, despite limited research on academic outcomes. This randomized controlled trial (N = 349) examined the effects of incorporating levels of Human–animal Interaction (HAI) (0%, 50%...

  9. Pet Ownership and Human–Animal Interaction in an Aging Population: Rewards and Challenges

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    | Contributor(s):: Enders-Slegers, Marie-José, Hediger, Karin

    Older adults in most developed countries can now expect to live nearly 80 years without significant disability. To maximize the quality of the years after retirement, societies, governments, and organizations are seeking strategies to help older adults maintain their mental and physical health,...

  10. Exploration of Perceptions of Dog Bites among YouTube™ Viewers and Attributions of Blame

    | Contributor(s):: Owczarczak-Garstecka, Sara C., Watkins, Francine, Christley, Rob, Yang, Huadong, Westgarth, Carri

    Dog bites are a human public health and dog welfare problem. This qualitative study is the first to use YouTube™ to examine how viewers perceive risk of, and attribute blame for, dog bites. Comments underneath 10 videos, chosen to represent a diversity of dog-bite scenarios, were analyzed...

  11. Linking risk taking and the behavioral and metabolic responses to confinement stress in gilthead seabream Sparus aurata

    | Contributor(s):: Herrera, Marcelino, Castanheira, Maria Filipa, Conceição, Luis E. C., Martins, Catarina I.

    Risk taking and avoidance responses during confinement have been identified in a variety of species, including fish. In addition, differences in metabolic rate have also been attributed to divergent personalities, coping styles or behavioral types. In this study we disclose for the first time a...

  12. The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer

    High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...

  13. A modest protective association between pet ownership and cardiovascular diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Yeh, T. L., Lei, W. T., Liu, S. J., Chien, K. L.

  14. Kyne–Donner Model of Authority’s Recommendation and Hurricane Evacuation Decisions: A Study of Hypothetical Hurricane Event in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas

    | Contributor(s):: Kyne, Dean, Donner, William

  15. Effects of visual obstruction, prey resources, and satiety on bird use of simulated airport grasslands

    | Contributor(s):: Blackwell, Bradley F., Seamans, Thomas W., Linnell, Kimberly, Kutschbach-Brohl, Lisa, DeVault, Travis L.

    Grasslands represent 39%–50% of U.S. airport properties, and a recent management framework recommended exploiting both antipredator behaviours and food resources in airport grasslands to curb use by birds considered hazardous to aviation safety. We evaluated framework predictions empirically by...

  16. The Influence of Perceptions, Attitudes, and Experiences on the Perceived Risks and Benefits of Free-Roaming Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Dara Wald, Susan K. Jacobson

    Individual perceptions of free-roaming cats can vary from “voracious predators of small birds and mammals” to “cherished and beloved companion animals.” This paper focused on the influence of situational variables (e.g., experiences with outdoor cats), cognitive...

  17. Risk factors of separation-related behaviours in Australian retrievers

    | Contributor(s):: van Rooy, Diane, Thomson, Peter C., McGreevy, Paul D., Wade, Claire M.

    Separation-related behaviours are reported in an estimated 14-29% of companion dogs. To investigate risk factors for these behaviours, owners were asked to complete a questionnaire, largely based on the Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ), to report the behaviour of...

  18. Pets, Purity and Pollution: Why Conventional Models of Disease Transmission Do Not Work for Pet Rat Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Charlotte Robin, Elizabeth Perkins, Francine Watkins, Robert Christley

    In the United Kingdom, following the emergence of Seoul hantavirus in pet rat owners in 2012, public health authorities tried to communicate the risk of this zoonotic disease, but had limited success. To explore this lack of engagement with health advice, we conducted in-depth, semi-structured...

  19. A Moveable Beast: Subjective Influence of Human-Animal Relationships on Risk Perception, and Risk Behaviour during Bushfire Threat

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    | Contributor(s):: Joshua L. Trigg, Kirrilly Thomspon, Bradley Smith, Pauleen Bennett

    This article examines how human-animal connections influence risk perception and behaviour in companion animal guardians exposed to bushfire threat in Australia. Although the objective role of psychological bonds with companion animals is well accepted by researchers, subjective interpretations...

  20. Assessing the Risk of a Canine Rabies Incursion in Northern Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Emily G. Hudson, Victoria J. Brookes, Michael P. Ward

    Rabies is a globally distributed virus that causes approximately 60,00 human deaths annually with >99% of cases caused by dog bites. Australia is currently canine rabies free. However, the recent eastward spread of rabies in the Indonesian archipelago has increased the probability of rabies...