A Protocol for the Ethical Assessment of Wild Animal–Visitor Interactions (AVIP) Evaluating Animal Welfare, Education, and Conservation Outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Barbara de Mori, Linda Ferrante, Daniela Florio, Elisabetta Macchi, Ilaria Pollastri, Simona Normando
Due to the popularity of wild animal–visitor interactions (AVIs), there is a need for an ethical assessment of their impact on animal welfare, education, and conservation. The protocol presented in this study is designed to evaluate such interactions on an integrated level, using a...
Occurrence of Pasteurella multocida in Dogs Being Trained for Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Garzillo, S., Amato, A., Sansone, M., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.
Can ownership of an animal contribute to prevention of cardiovascular disorders?
| Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K.
2019Eur J Prev Cardiol26141562-15632047-487310.1177/2047487319844365eng1 Department of Animal Science and Ethology, CULS Prague, Czech Republic.2 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Czech Republic.text
Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic. Part B. Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy dog
| Contributor(s):: Gussgard, A. M., Weese, J. S., Hensten, A., Jokstad, A.
BackgroundA dental therapy dog may help anxious patients in the dental clinic overcome their fear and facilitate the completion of necessary dental care. Dental clinic activities are associated with hazards that may pose potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy...
Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic: Part A-Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of humans
Easing anxiety in preparation for pediatric magnetic resonance imaging: a pilot study using animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Perez, M., Cuscaden, C., Somers, J. F., Simms, N., Shaheed, S., Kehoe, L. A., Holowka, S. A., Aziza, A. A., Shroff, M. M., Greer, M. C.
Benefits, challenges, and needs of people living with cancer and their companion dogs: An exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Ingram, K. M., Cohen-Filipic, J.
The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction
| Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.
Animal Companionship and Risk of Suicide
| Contributor(s):: Batty, G. D., Bell, S.
2018Epidemiology294e25-e261044-398310.1097/ede.0000000000000817engDepartment of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom, firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United...
Recent animal disease outbreaks and their impact on human populations
| Contributor(s):: Jeff B Bender, William Hueston, Michael Osterholm
There are very positive and strong connections between animals and humans, but also reasons for concern because about 61% of all human pathogens are zoonotic. The increase in new diseases, is due to increases in world trade, animal translocation, ecological disruptions, climate change,...
Dispelling the myths of animal-assisted care
Anchor down or hunker down: an experimental study on zebra mussels' response to predation risk from crayfish
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| Contributor(s):: Marcin Czarnoleski, Tomas Müller, Justyna Kierat, Landon Gryczkowski, Lucjan Chybowski
Predation cues influence the strength of byssal attachment in bivalves. In zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, anchorage increases in response to nonforaging roach, Rutilus rutilus, but decreases in response to artificially crushed conspecifics, and it remains unaltered by nonforaging crayfish....
Use of comparative genomics approaches to characterize interspecies differences in response to environmental chemicals: Challenges, opportunities, and research needs
| Contributor(s):: Sarah L Burgess-Herbert, Susan Y Euling
A critical challenge for environmental chemical risk assessment is the characterization and reduction of uncertainties introduced when extrapolating inferences from one species to another. The purpose of this article is to explore the challenges, opportunities, and research needs surrounding...
Benefits and Risks for People and Livestock of Keeping Companion Animals: Searching for a Healthy Balance
| Contributor(s):: Sterneberg-van der Maaten, T., Turner, D., Van Tilburg, J., Vaarten, J.
Disease Risk Assessments Involving Companion Animals: an Overview for 15 Selected Pathogens Taking a European Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Rijks, J. M., Cito, F., Cunningham, A. A., Rantsios, A. T., Giovannini, A.
Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions
| Contributor(s):: Ogechi, I., Snook, K., Davis, B. M., Hansen, A. R., Liu, F., Zhang, J.
Putting local knowledge and context to work for Gunnison sage-grouse conservation
| Contributor(s):: Knapp, Corrine Noel, Cochran, James, Chapin, F. Stuart, III, Kofinas, Gary, Sayre, Nathan
Pets as a Source of Zoonotic Disease: An Investigation into Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Pet Contact and associated Zoonoses in Low and High Disease-risk Households
| Contributor(s):: Jason Stull
The mental and physical benefits of pet ownership are well established; however, pets can also transmit pathogens to people, with children, elderly, pregnant and immunocompromised individuals at greatest risk of disease. Little is known about the public’s knowledge and practices related to...
A critical review of horse-related risk: a research agenda for safer mounts, riders and equestrian cultures
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., McGreevy, P., McManus, P.
While the importance of improving horse-related safety seems self-evident, no comprehensive study into understanding or reducing horse-related risk has been undertaken. In this paper, we discuss four dimensions of horse-related risk: the risk itself, the horse, the rider and the culture in which...
Ethics of dissent: a plea for restraint in the scientific debate about the safety of GM crops
| Contributor(s):: Mampuys, R., Brom, F. W. A.
Results of studies that cast doubt on the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops have been published since the first GM crop approval for commercial release. These 'alarming studies' challenge the dominant view about the adequacy of current risk assessment practice for genetically modified...