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  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. Grass management regimes affect grasshopper availability and subsequently American crow activity at airports

    Contributor(s):: Kennedy, Laura A., Otter, Ken A.

  5. 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...

  6. 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.,...

  7. Cats abandonment versus adoptionAbandono de gatos versus adocao

    Contributor(s):: Pinheiro, A. G., Alves, N. D., Andrade Neto, D., Lima, J. L. A. de, Rodrigues, A. M. B., Silva, F. B.

    This study was conducted to determine the pattern and factors affecting of cat abandonment and adoption in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that most of the respondents' cats were abandoned prior to being adopted. Other cats were obtained as gifts, purchased or adopted...

  8. Dos and don'ts of canine interaction: importance of responsible ownership

    Contributor(s):: Green, E.

  9. A critical review of horse-related risk: a research agenda for safer mounts, riders and equestrian cultures

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    | 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...

  10. Inroads into equestrian safety: rider-reported factors contributing to horse-related accidents and near misses on Australian roads

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    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., Matthews, C.

    Horse riding and horse-related interactions are inherently dangerous. When they occur on public roads, the risk profile of equestrian activities is complicated by interactions with other road users. Research has identified speed, proximity, visibility, conspicuity and mutual misunderstanding as...

  11. No pet or their person left behind: increasing the disaster resilience of vulnerable groups through animal attachment, activities and networks

    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., Every, D., Rainbird, S., Cornell, V., Smith, B., Trigg, J.

    Increased vulnerability to natural disasters has been associated with particular groups in the community. This includes those who are considered de facto vulnerable (children, older people, those with disabilities etc.) and those who own pets (not to mention pets themselves). The potential for...

  12. A cross-sectional study of horse-related injuries in veterinary and animal science students at an Australian university

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    | Contributor(s):: Riley, C. B., Liddiard, J. R., Thompson, K.

    Specific estimates of the risk of horse-related injury (HRI) to university students enrolled in veterinary and animal sciences have not been reported. This study aimed to determine the risk of student HRI during their university education, the nature and management of such injuries. A...

  13. Health problems and risk factors associated with long haul transport of horses in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Padalino, B., Hall, E., Raidal, S., Celi, P., Knight, P., Jeffcott, L., Muscatello, G.

    Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic losses. However; statistics on horse transport are limited and epidemiological data on transport related diseases are available only for horses transported to abattoirs for slaughter. This study...

  14. Risk factors for dog relinquishment to a Los Angeles municipal animal shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Dolan, E. D., Scotto, J., Slater, M., Weiss, E.

    Dog relinquishment is a large component of shelter intake in the United States. Research has shown traits of the dog are associated with relinquishment as well as general characteristics of those relinquishing. Low income is often cited as a risk factor for relinquishment. The majority of people...

  15. Pet ownership and risk factors for cardiovascular disease

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, W. P., Reid, C. M., Jennings, G. L.

  16. A pilot study to develop an assessment tool for sheep welfare after long journey transport

    | Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Sossidou, E., Buonanno, M., Mounaix, B., Barnard, S., Vousdouka, V., Villa, P. dalla, Roest, K. de, Spoolder, H.

    Sheep transport within Europe involves 9.5 million animals yearly, 63% of which travel over long journeys (>8 h). Livestock transport, particularly over long journeys, gives rise to concern about the welfare of transported animals. The European Commission stimulates the development of...

  17. Flawed analyses undermine proposed relationship between childhood cat ownership and schizophrenia

    | Contributor(s):: Wolf, Peter J., Hamilton, Francis E.

  18. In response

    | Contributor(s):: Torrey, E. Fuller, Simmons, Wendy, Yolken, Robert H.

  19. Examining demographic and situational factors on animal cruelty motivations

    | Contributor(s):: Hensley, C., Tallichet, S. E., Dutkiewicz, E. L.

  20. Human-canine interactions: A risk factor for dog bites?

    | Contributor(s):: Messam, Locksley Landsdowne McVicker