Australian parents' experiences of owning an autism assistance dog
Contributor(s):: Appleby, R., Wright, S., Williams, L., Stanley, M.
Autism assistance dogs (AADs) increase safety for children with autism and their families. Autism assistance dogs can also decrease familial stress and the isolation which families may experience due to fear for their child's safety and judgement from others within the community. Currently there...
A year following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: existing challenges and ways the food industry has been impacted
Contributor(s):: Vargas-Ramella, M., Lorenzo, J. M., Bohrer, B. M., Pateiro, M., Cantalapiedra, J. J., Franco, D.
Pet Food Quality Assurance and Safety and Quality Assurance Survey within the Costa Rican Pet Food Industry
| Contributor(s):: Astrid Leiva, Andrea Molina, Mauricio Redondo-Solano, Graciela Artavia, Lizeth Rojas-Bogantes, Fabio Granados-Chinchilla
Costa Rican animal feed production is continually growing, with approximately 1,238,243 metric tons produced in 2018. Production-wise, pet cat and dog food are in fifth place (about 41,635 metric tons per year) amongst animal feeds, and it supplies up to 90% of the national market. Pet food...
Note on the regulation of veterinary medical devices in the EU: A review of the current situation and its impact on animal health and safety
| Contributor(s):: Potockova, H., Kusnierik, P., Dohnal, J.
"Toddlers & tiaras": pets and kids can live together-safely!
| Contributor(s):: Curtis, T. M.
2020116-1169781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishCollege of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida, USA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Large Birds of Prey, Policies That Alter Food Availability and Air Traffic: a Risky Mix for Human Safety
| Contributor(s):: Rubén Moreno-Opo, Antoni Margalida
Raptors are considered to pose one of the greatest aviation bird strike risk. We investigated raptor bird strikes reported at the largest Spanish airport (Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas; AS-MB) from 2009 to 2016 to determine the factors contributing to the increased incidences and develop...
Development and consistency of fearfulness in horses from foal to adult
| Contributor(s):: Christensen, Janne Winther, Beblein, Carina, Malmkvist, Jens
Understanding the development and consistency of behavioural responses across life stages is of both fundamental and applied interest. In horses, fearfulness is particularly important because fear reactions are a major cause of human-horse accidents, and because fear is a negative emotional state...
Perceptions of Dogs in the Workplace: The Pros and the Cons
| Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie, Wright, Hannah, McCune, Sandra, Zulch, Helen, Mills, Daniel
With growing interest in the value of animal companionship to human health, and increasing business awareness of promoting work-based health innovations and improving employees’ feelings of support, there has been a rise in interest about allowing dogs in the workplace (e.g., “Take your dog to...
Teaching Children and Parents to Understand Dog Signaling
| Contributor(s):: Kerstin Meints, Victoria Brelsford, Tiny De Keuster
Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs’ signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs’ distress signaling gestures. All participants were...
Evaluation of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury Contamination in Over-the-Counter Available Dry Dog Foods With Different Animal Ingredients (Red Meat, Poultry, and Fish)
| Contributor(s):: Hyun-Tae Kim, John P. Loftus, Sabine Mann, Joseph J. Wakshlag
Objectives: To examine the relative levels of heavy metals and arsenic content in commercial dog foods (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) of 51 over-the-counter maintenance or all-life-stage dry dog foods. All products were chosen and segregated based on meat sources (fish, poultry,...
Service dogs for children with autism: A parent's perspective
| Contributor(s):: Brown, Samantha X.
Fleeing with Fido: an Analysis of What Canadian Domestic Violence Shelters Are Communicating Via their Websites about Leaving an Abusive Relationship when Pets Are Involved
| Contributor(s):: Gray, Allison, Barrett, Betty Jo, Fitzgerald, Amy, Peirone, Amy
The importance of learning theory and equitation science to the veterinarian
| Contributor(s):: Doherty, Orla, McGreevy, Paul D., Pearson, Gemma
The work of veterinarians when handling horses exposes them to high risk of injury. Among equine practitioners, the incidences of work-related injuries and work days lost due to injury are high. Equine veterinary practitioners’ knowledge of learning theory and equitation science is minimal....
Horse vision and obstacle visibility in horseracing
| Contributor(s):: Paul, Sarah Catherine, Stevens, Martin
Visual information is key to how many animals interact with their environment, and much research has investigated how animals respond to colour and brightness information in the natural world. Understanding the visibility of features in anthropogenic environments, and how animals respond to...
Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs' signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs' distress signaling gestures. All participants were then...
Attenuation of fear through social transmission in groups of same and differently aged horses
| Contributor(s):: Rørvang, Maria Vilain, Christensen, Janne Winther
Transmission of fear and attenuation of fear within groups of farm animals remain relatively unexplored, despite the importance for human and animal safety. This paper reports the results of two separate experiments, aiming to explore social transmission of habituation in horses at group level....
Facing disasters together: how keeping animals safe benefits humans before, during and after natural disasters
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, K.
Guidelines for Inspection of Companion and Commercial Animal Establishments
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| Contributor(s):: Clifford Warwick, Mike Jessop, Phillip Arena, Anthony Pilny, Catrina Steedman
Various establishments exist in which animals are held for a variety of reasons. Historically, the management and inspection of animals in commerce and in private keeping have involved a considerable degree of arbitrary evaluation based on the personal experience of the vendor, keeper, advisor,...
The relationship between humans and urban foxes on Prince Edward Island
| Contributor(s):: Kristine Martin
This study examines the relationship between humans and urban foxes living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In recent years colloquial evidence suggests that there has been an increase in foxes living in urban areas of Prince Edward Island, which may eventually lead to an increase in...
Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies
| Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik
The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...