Human directed aggression in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Occurrence in different contexts and risk factors
Contributor(s):: Casey, Rachel A., Loftus, Bethany, Bolster, Christine, Richards, Gemma J., Blackwell, Emily J.
The consequence for dogs of showing aggression towards people is often euthanasia or relinquishment. Aggression is also a sign of compromised welfare in dogs, and a public health issue for people. The aims of this study were to estimate the numbers of dogs showing aggression to people in three...
Equipment and training risk factors associated with ridden behaviour problems in UK leisure horses
Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, Jo, Creighton, Emma
Ridden behaviour problems are prevalent in the UK leisure horse population and may have implications for horse welfare and rider safety. This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with ridden behaviour problems in UK leisure horses from the training approaches and equipment used with...
A qualitative study of zoonotic risk factors among rural communities in southern China
Contributor(s):: Li, H. Y., Zhu, G. J., Zhang, Y. Z., Zhang, L. B., Hagan, E. A., Martinez, S., Chmura, A. A., Francisco, L., Tai, H., Miller, M., Daszak, P.
The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction
Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.
Identifying risk factors for canine dystocia and stillbirths
Contributor(s):: Cornelius, A. J., Moxon, R., Russenberger, J., Havlena, B., Cheong, S. H.
Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of dogs: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners
Contributor(s):: Jacobs, J. A., Coe, J. B., Pearl, D. L., Widowski, T. M., Niel, L.
Risk factors associated with stranger-directed aggression in domestic dogs
Contributor(s):: Flint, Hannah E., Coe, Jason B., Serpell, James A., Pearl, David L., Niel, Lee
Aggression in dogs is a safety concern both for humans and animals, and can lead to decreased animal welfare in affected dogs due to potential abuse, neglect, relinquishment or euthanasia. We examined risk factors associated with stranger-directed aggression in dogs using the previously...
Pet-keeping in early life reduces the risk of allergy in a dose-dependent fashion
| Contributor(s):: Hesselmar, B., Hicke-Roberts, A., Lundell, A. C., Adlerberth, I., Rudin, A., Saalman, R., Wennergren, G., Wold, A. E.
[Etiologies of cerebral palsy and classical treatment possibilities]
| Contributor(s):: Maurer, U.
Factors Associated With Bites to a Child From a Dog Living in the Same Home: A Bi-National Comparison
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| Contributor(s):: Locksley L. McV. Messam, Philip H. Kass, Bruon B. Chomel, lynette arnason hart
We conducted a veterinary clinic-based retrospective cohort study aimed at identifying child-, dog-, and home-environment factors associated with dog bites to children aged 5–15 years old living in the same home as a dog in Kingston, Jamaica (236) and San Francisco, USA (61). Secondarily,...
A Parental Perspective: The Role of Companion Animals for Children During Separation and Divorce
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Michel
Children grow up in interdependent family systems, where transitions affect all members. A prevalent transition in Australian families is divorce. When divorce occurs children are exposed to significant risk factors that have the potential of affecting many developmental outcomes. However,...
Taking it out on the dog: psychological and behavioral correlates of animal abuse proclivity
| Contributor(s):: Parfitt, C., Alleyne, E.
There is a lack of research examining the criminogenic factors related to animal abuse perpetrated by adults, despite the high prevalence of this type of offending. A correlational study examining the factors related to two types of animal abuse proclivity was used. We found that childhood animal...
The impact of animals on patient wellbeing
| Contributor(s):: Williams, B.
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.
Importation of Stray Dogs from Hungary and Romania to Norway
| Contributor(s):: Julie Jahren Holter
The aim of this thesis was to highlight the different factors playing a part in the discussion of importation of stray dogs to Norway. Several aspects of the discussion have been mentioned. It has been proved that an increasing number of stray dogs are being imported, especially after the new...
A New Metric for Quantifying the Relative Impact of Risk Factors on Loss of Working Life Illustrated in a Population of Working Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Geoffrey Caron-Lormier, Naomi D. Harvey, Gary C. W. England, Lucy Asher
In a resource-limited world, organisations attempting to reduce the impact of health or behaviour issues need to choose carefully how to allocate resources for the highest overall impact. However, such choices may not always be obvious. Which has the biggest impact? A large change to a small...
Spatial and temporal analysis of factors associated with urban deer-vehicle collisions
| Contributor(s):: McCance, Erin C., Baydack, Richard K., Walker, David J., Leask, Derek N.
Grass management regimes affect grasshopper availability and subsequently American crow activity at airports
| Contributor(s):: Kennedy, Laura A., Otter, Ken A.
Patterns and risk factors for injuries and shoulder muscular activation in dogs performing agility tasks
| Contributor(s):: Kimberley Cullen
Canine agility competition, one of the fastest growing canine sports worldwide, is a performance sport in which dogs and their handlers work as a team to navigate a sequence of obstacles. Dogs perform tasks that include jumping, weaving, making tight turns in tunnels, climbing...
What Could Your Dog Be Carrying? - Zoonotic Enteric Bacteria in Pet Dogs in Ontario: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Antimicrobial Resistance
| Contributor(s):: Erin Kathleen Leonard
In this study we investigated the prevalence of selected zoonotic pathogens (Salmonella and Campylobacter) and antimicrobial resistant bacteria (Salmonella spp. and generic Escherichia coli) in client-owned dogs in Southwestern Ontario. The pet-related risk factors for shedding Salmonella spp.,...