Public perceptions of bears and management interventions in Japan
Contributor(s):: Sakurai, R., Jacobson, S. K.
Population demographic survey and ownership of pet dogs and cats from a small city of southern Brazil
Contributor(s):: Trapp, S. M., Maeda, M. S. C. de F., Kemper, B., Barca Junior, F. A., Freire, R. L., Pretto-Giordano, L. G., Headley, S. A.
This study evaluated the population dynamics and ownerships of dogs and cats from the city of Jaguapita, southern Brazil. The human to dog and cat ratios were 4.6 and 21.5, respectively. Comparatively more dogs ( n=2,460) than cats ( n=571) were within the households and there were significantly...
Large dog relinquishment to two municipal facilities in New York City and Washington, D.C.: identifying targets for intervention
Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Drain, N., Dolan, E., Scarlett, J. M., Zawistowski, S. L.
While the overall trend in euthanasia has been decreasing nationally, large dogs are at a higher risk of euthanasia than other sized dogs in most animal shelters in the United States. We hypothesized one way to increase the lives saved with respect to these large dogs is to keep them home when...
Proactive management of the equine athlete
Contributor(s):: Rogers, C. W., Bolwell, C. F., Gee, E. K.
Across many equestrian disciplines the median competition career of a horse is relatively short. One of the major reasons for short career length is musculoskeletal injury and a consistent variable is the trainer effect. There are significant opportunities within equestrian sport for a holistic...
Review of the risks of some canine zoonoses from free-roaming dogs in the post-disaster setting of Latin America
Contributor(s):: Garde, E., Acosta-Jamett, G., Bronsvoort, B. M.
In the absence of humane and sustainable control strategies for free-roaming dogs (FRD) and the lack of effective disaster preparedness planning in developing regions of the world, the occurrence of canine zoonoses is a potentially important yet unrecognized issue. The existence of large...
Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats
Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B.
Since the middle of the 20th century, pets are more frequently considered as "family members" within households. However, cats and dogs still can be a source of human infection by various zoonotic pathogens. Among emerging or re-emerging zoonoses, viral diseases, such as rabies (mainly from dog...
Noise sensitivity in 17 dog breeds: prevalence, breed risk and correlation with fear in other situations
Contributor(s):: Storengen, L. M., Lingaas, F.
A web-based survey was conducted to estimate prevalence of noise sensitivity in 17 dog breeds in Norway ( n=5257). Major focus was on noise from fireworks, loud noises (bang/gunshots), thunderstorms and heavy traffic. The study also investigated risk factors as well as correlation with some other...
Helping at-risk youth overcome trauma and substance abuse through animal-assisted therapy
Contributor(s):: Kelly, Melissa A., Cozzolino, Callandre A.
Of mice and men: European precautionary standards challenged by uncertainty
Contributor(s):: Roussary, A., Bouet, B., Salles, D.
For several years, the official European method for deciding whether or not shellfish were fit for human consumption was the mouse bioassay, which was eventually replaced by chemical testing. In this paper, we examine the process of this change, looking at how devices of social, technical, and...
Citizens, consumers and animals: what role do experts assign to public values in establishing animal welfare standards?
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Johnson, J.
The public can influence animal welfare law and regulation. However what constitutes 'the public' is not a straightforward matter. A variety of different publics have an interest in animal use and this has implications for the governance of animal welfare. This article presents an ethnographic...
Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods
Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.
Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...
Salmonella in pets: the risk to children
Contributor(s):: Finlay, F., Furnell, C., Ridley, P.
Lifelong care for your feline patients
Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.
Conceptions of equine welfare in Finnish horse magazines
Contributor(s):: Schuurman, N.
Keeping equines for leisure purposes has become increasingly popular. Along with the wider concern for animal welfare, the question of equine welfare has attracted increasing attention. The purpose of this article is to ask what is understood by equine welfare and how it is perceived in...
The advent of canine performance science: Offering a sustainable future for working dogs
Contributor(s):: Cobb, Mia, Branson, Nick, McGreevy, Paul, Lill, Alan, Bennett, Pauleen
Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact
Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.
Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...
Human behavior and opportunities for parasite transmission in communities surrounding long-tailed macaque populations in Bali, Indonesia
Contributor(s):: Lane-deGraaf, Kelly E.
Human-tiger conflict in context risks to lives and livelihoods in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
Contributor(s):: Inskip, Chloe
The illegal parrot trade: a literature review
Contributor(s):: Pires, Stephen F.