"Nudging them back to reality": toward a growing public acceptance of the role dogs fulfill in ameliorating contemporary veterans' PTSD symptoms
Contributor(s):: Taylor, M. F., Edwards, M. E., Pooley, J. A.
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
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...
Assessing the safety of collars used to attach predation deterrent devices and ID tags to pet cats
Contributor(s):: Calver, M. C., Adams, G., Clark, W., Pollock, K. H.
Assessment of key parameters for gunshot used on cattle: a pilot study on shot placement and effects of diverse ammunition on isolated cattle heads
Contributor(s):: Schiffer, K. J., Retz, S. K., Richter, U., Algers, B., Hensel, O.
There have been many improvements regarding transport conditions, pre-slaughter handling, and captive-bolt stunning of cattle at commercial abattoirs, but many challenges still exist. Animals unaccustomed to human-animal contact, such as free-range beef cattle, may be especially difficult to...
Attitudes of veterinary students in Croatia toward farm animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Ostovic, M., Mesic, Z., Mikus, T., Matkovic, K., Pavicic, Z.
This survey was undertaken to assess the attitudes of Croatian veterinary students regarding farm animal welfare issues. The study included students of all undergraduate years at the only Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Croatia. First-year students were surveyed twice, ie before and after...
Behavioral ecology of captive species: using behavioral adaptations to assess and enhance welfare of nonhuman zoo animals
Contributor(s):: Koene, P.
This project aimed to estimate a species' adaptations in nature and in captivity, assess welfare, suggest environmental changes, and find species characteristics that underlie welfare problems in nonhuman animals in the zoo. First, the current status of zoo animal welfare assessment was reviewed,...
Captive bears in human-animal welfare conflict: a case study of bile extraction on Asia's bear farms
Contributor(s):: Kikuchi, R.
Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009
Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.
Comparison of SAFER behavior assessment results in shelter dogs at intake and after a 3-day acclimation period
Contributor(s):: Bennett, S. L., Weng, H. Y., Walker, S. L., Placer, M., Litster, A.
In this study, it was hypothesized that different results would be obtained by canine behavior assessments performed within 24 hr of shelter intake (Day 0) and after a 3-day acclimation period (Day 3). Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming assessments were performed on 33 dogs at 2 municipal...
Consistency of shelter dogs' behavior toward a fake versus real stimulus dog during a behavior evaluation
Contributor(s):: Shabelansky, A., Dowling-Guyer, S., Quist, H., D'Arpino, S. S., McCobb, E.
Behavior evaluations are widely used by animal shelters and other organizations that rehome dogs. The dog-to-dog subtest is a common feature of most canine behavior evaluations. The use of model devices such as a stuffed dog during this subtest could be convenient for shelters and increase...
Developing measures to audit welfare of cattle and pigs at slaughter
Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
Economic, education, encouragement and enforcement influences within farm assurance schemes
Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S.
Evacuation of Pets During Disasters: A Public Health Intervention to Increase Resilience
Contributor(s):: Chadwin, R.
Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and efficacy of ivermectin following oral administration in dogs against experimental infection of Ctenocephalides felis felis and Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Contributor(s):: Magalhaes, V. S., Cid, Y. P., Ferreira, T. P., Medeiros, D. M. V., Batista, L. C. de S. O., Correia, T. R., Albert, A. L. M., Scott, F. B.
With the increasing number of pets in home the human-animal relationship is increasingly close and care about control disease growing. Ivermectin (IVM) is frequently used because its proven safety. IVM is recommended for the treatment of demodectic scabies and prevention of heartworm in dogs, but...
Expanding the ecological lens in child welfare practice to include other animals
Contributor(s):: Risley-Curtiss, Christina
Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.
Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor housing has been associated with health issues, such as chronic lower urinary tract signs, and...
GPS technology as a proxy tool for determining relationships in social animals: an example with African elephants
Contributor(s):: Hacker, C. E., Horback, K. M., Miller, L. J.
The potential application of GPS technology in determining relationships among social animals was addressed in this study of eight African elephants residing at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA, USA between 2009 and 2011. GPS coordinates were collected over nine 24 h periods from...
Habitus and responsible dog-ownership: reconsidering the health promotion implications of 'dog-shaped' holes in people's lives
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Rogers, W., Riley, T.
Responsible dog ownership has been identified as a point of intervention to promote physical activity, based upon an expectation of dog walking in public space. Nevertheless, quantitative research has found variability among owners in their dog walking. In this study, we explore the implications...
How to handle your cows stress-free and safely?
Contributor(s):: Adam, S., Baillargeon, J.