Reasons for guardian-relinquishment of dogs to shelters: animal and regional predictors in British Columbia, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.
Dogs are relinquished to animal shelters for animal-related or guardian-related reasons. Understanding what drives relinquishment patterns is essential for informing intervention opportunities to keep animals with their guardians. Whereas, overall reasons for relinquishment in a given shelter...
Leveraging behavioural science to address pet obesity
| Contributor(s):: Webb, T.
Problems concerning the ethical justification of the equestrian use of the horse
| Contributor(s):: Meyer, Heinz
Cat scratch disease at the human-animal interface. Case report in the City of San Luis, ArgentinaEnfermedad por aranazo de gato en la interfaz humano-animal. Reporte de caso en la Ciudad de San Luis, Argentina
| Contributor(s):: Santiago Lorenzatti, J., Nazarena de Salvo, M., Diaz Perez, P., Cicuttin, G. L., Samartino, L. E.
A Dog?s Dinner: Factors affecting food choice and feeding practices for UK dog owners feeding raw meat-based or conventional cooked diets
| Contributor(s):: Morgan, G., Williams, N., Schmidt, V., Cookson, D., Symington, C., Pinchbeck, G.
Clonal Dissemination of Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Enterobacterales between Dogs and Humans in Households and Animal Shelters of Romania
| Contributor(s):: Cozma, A. P., Rimbu, C. M., Zendri, F., Maciuca, I. E., Timofte, D.
Adoption Can Be a Risky Business: Risk Factors Predictive of Dogs Adopted from RSPCA Queensland Being Returned
| Contributor(s):: Thumpkin, Eileen, Paterson, Mandy B. A., Morton, John M., Pachana, Nancy A.
Not all dog adoptions are successful. This two-year retrospective study used survival (i.e., time-to-event) analyses to investigate readmissions for dogs adopted from RSPCA Queensland shelters between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020. A better understanding of temporal patterns and risk...
Jog with your dog: dog owner exercise routines predict dog exercise routines and perception of ideal body weight
| Contributor(s):: Banton, S., Massow, M. von, Pezzali, J. G., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K.
Canine obesity is becoming an increasingly prevalent concern among companion animal veterinarians and professionals alike. A number of sociodemographic, dietary, and exercise related variables have been shown to be predictive of a dog's bodyweight, however, all previous surveys designed to...
Human-cat emotional closeness and unacceptable behavior in cats: a Brazilian perspective
| Contributor(s):: Franck, K. R., Paz, J. E. G., Costa, E. de F., Costa, F. V. A. da
Answers to the Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Horse Feeding and Management Practices to Reduce the Risk of Atypical Myopathy
| Contributor(s):: Dominique-Marie Votion, Anne-Christine François, Caroline Kruse, Benoit Renaud, Arnaud Farinelle, Marie-Catherine Bouquieaux, Christel Marcillaud-Pitel, Pascal Gustin
In 2014, atypical myopathy (AM) was linked to Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore maple) in Europe. The emergence of this seasonal intoxication caused by a native tree has raised many questions. This manuscript aims at answering the five most frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding (1)...
Is Dog Owner Obesity a Risk Factor for Canine Obesity? A "One-Health" Study on Human-Animal Interaction in a Region with a High Prevalence of Obesity
| Contributor(s):: Suarez, L., Bautista-Castaño, I., Peña Romera, C., Montoya-Alonso, J. A., Corbera, J. A.
Obesity in humans is a growing global problem and is one of the greatest public health challenges we face today. Most researchers agree that, as in humans, the incidence in the companion animal population is also increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors contributing to...
Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs(1)
| Contributor(s):: Bienzle, D., Rousseau, J., Marom, D., MacNicol, J., Jacobson, L., Sparling, S., Prystajecky, N., Fraser, E., Weese, J. S.
We tested swab specimens from pets in households in Ontario, Canada, with human COVID-19 cases by quantitative PCR for SARS-CoV-2 and surveyed pet owners for risk factors associated with infection and seropositivity. We tested serum samples for spike protein IgG and IgM in household pets and...
Predictors for plumage damage and bloody lesions indicative of feather pecking in pullets reared in aviaries
| Contributor(s):: Mels, Caroline, Niebuhr, Knut, Futschik, Andreas, Rault, Jean-Loup, Waiblinger, Susanne
Feather pecking remains a serious problem in poultry farming. This study aimed to identify risk factors for plumage damage as a proxy for feather pecking, and the predictive value of practical animal-based parameters. Data were collected in 100 flocks on 28 rearing farms in Austria, recording...
Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V.
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Impact of Changes in Time Left Alone on Separation-Related Behaviour in UK Pet Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Harvey, Naomi D., Christley, Robert M., Giragosian, Kassandra, Mead, Rebecca, Murray, Jane K., Samet, Lauren, Upjohn, Melissa M., Casey, Rachel A.
Separation-related behaviours (SRBs), including but not limited to vocalisation, pacing, destruction and toileting, occur in the absence of human company. As well as being problematic for the dogs’ owners, such behaviours indicate that the dogs’ emotional state is compromised. As part...
Intestinal parasites and risk factors in dogs and cats from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Ramos, R. C. F., Barbosa, A. D. S., Abboud, L. C. S., Dos Reis, I. C., Millar, P. R., Amendoeira, M. R. R.
A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal
| Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.
Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...
Relinquishing owners underestimate their dog's behavioral problems: deception or lack of knowledge?
| Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Duffy, D. L., Kruger, K. A., Watson, B., Serpell, J. A.
Undesirable behavior is a leading cause of canine relinquishment. Relinquishing owners could provide valuable information about their dog's behavior, although the reliability of their reports has been questioned by the sheltering community. This study aimed to investigate (a) whether...
Integrative surveillance of cattle welfare at the abattoir level: Risk factors associated with liver condemnation, severe hoof disorders, carcase bruising and high muscle pH
| Contributor(s):: Losada-Espinosa, N., Estévez-Moreno, L. X., Bautista-Fernández, M., Losada, H., María, G. A., Miranda-de la Lama, G. G.
Prevalence and risk factors associated with cat parasites in Italy: a multicenter study
| Contributor(s):: Genchi, M., Vismarra, A., Zanet, S., Morelli, S., Galuppi, R., Cringoli, G., Lia, R., Diaferia, M., Frangipane di Regalbono, A., Venegoni, G., Solari Basano, F., Varcasia, A., Perrucci, S., Musella, V., Brianti, E., Gazzonis, A., Drigo, M., Colombo, L., Kramer, L.
BACKGROUND: Parasites that infect cats include protozoa, helminths and arthropods, many of which are transmissible to humans. Effective control relies on a good knowledge of parasite distribution and the risk factors for infection. The present study was aimed at evaluating the prevalence of...