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  1. Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities

    Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.

  2. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report Executive Summary

    Full-text: Available

    Since December 2011, Zoetis and the PfizerFoundation have sponsored American HumaneAssociation in developing and executing the Caninesand Childhood Cancer (CCC) Study to investigate theeffects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients, their families, and the therapy dogs who...

  3. Examining Human-Elephant Conflict in Southern Africa: Causes and Options for Coexistence

    Contributor(s):: M. Zoe Warner

    Though African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), efforts to protect and conserve the species have been complicated by human-elephant conflict (HEC). Land conflicts may be the greatest...

  4. Euthanasia-related strain and coping strategies in animal shelter employees

    Contributor(s):: Benjamin E. Baran, Joseph A. Allen, Steven G. Rogelberg, Christiane Spitzmuller, Natalie A. DiGiacomo, Jennifer B. Webb, Nathan T Carter, Olga L Clark, Lisa A Teeter, Alan G Walker

    Procedures—With the assistance of experts associated with the Humane Society of the United States, the authors identified 88 animal shelters throughout the United States in which animal euthanasia was actively conducted and for which contact information regarding the shelter director was...

  5. Embracing broader concepts of knowledge, home, and animal: An introduction to ecopsychologically oriented material and recommendations for psychological study

    Contributor(s):: Skoczek, Christianna

  6. Relationships between pet ownership, physical activity, and human health in elderly persons

    Contributor(s):: Thorpe, Roland James, Jr.

  7. Research progress on morphology and anatomy of the canine olfactory system

    Contributor(s):: Sun, Ning

  8. Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Therapists' Perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Nichole M. Budahn, Valandra (adviser)

    Animal-assisted therapy has frequently been used with children who have autism spectrum disorder. This study examined animal-assisted therapists’ perceptions of effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy with children who have DSM-IV mental health diagnoses. The researcher recruited self-identified...

  9. The Effect of Pets and Nature on Environmental Identity and Connection to Animals

    Contributor(s):: Victoria Whitaker, Kellye Kohn, Alice Fontana, Linda Kunce

    This study examined environmental identity and connection to animals in college students. Previous research has suggested that exposure to animals and nature can increase caring for both animals and nature itself. Participants were randomly assigned to one of four video conditions and analyzed...

  10. Observations on bats at Badlands National Park, South Dakota

    Contributor(s):: Michael A. Bogan, Jeffrey G. Osborne, Jennifer A. Clarke

    During the summers of 1992 and 1993, we conducted a survey of bats at Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Using mist nets, we captured bats and recorded species, sex, age class, and reproductive condition for each individual netted. We recorded five species, Myotis ciliolabrnm (n = 198), M....

  11. An epidemiologic study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in companion animals

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Christina L Still, Susan Sanchez (adviser)

    Increases in antimicrobial resistance among Staphylococcus genus is of growing concern in both human and veterinary medicine, principally because of the recent emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Veterinary medicine has seen a parallel increase in the number...

  12. "Return" and extension actions after ethnobotanical research: the perceptions and expectations of a rural community in semi-arid northeastern Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Albuquerque, U. P. de, Nascimento, L. G. de S., Vieira, F. J., Almeida, C. M. de A. D., Ramos, M. A., Silva, A. C. O. da

  13. A non-intrusive method of assessing plumage condition in commercial flocks of laying hens

    | Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Jones, T. A., Dawkins, M. S.

  14. A review of scientific literature on inherited disorders in domestic horse breeds

    | Contributor(s):: Bettley, C. D., Cardwell, J. M., Collins, L. M., Asher, L.

  15. A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues

    | Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.

    The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of pet ownership in adolescents in Sweden and establish whether any gender, age or health-related differences exist between those who own pets and those who do not. In addition, the study aimed to explore the relationships between species of...

  16. Activity and enrichment use in disabled Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms

    | Contributor(s):: Dallaire, J. A., Field, N., Mason, G. J.

  17. Alternative housing systems for fattening bulls under Austrian conditions with special respect to rubberised slatted floors

    | Contributor(s):: Rouha-Muelleder, C., Absmanner, E., Kahrer, E., Zeiner, H., Scharl, T., Leisch, F., Stanek, C., Troxler, J.

  18. Animal welfare: a complex international public policy issue: economic, policy, societal, cultural and other drivers and constraints. a 20-year international perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Bayvel, A. C. D., Diesch, T. J., Cross, N.

  19. Assessing pig welfare at stunning in Swedish commercial abattoirs using CO<sub>2</sub> group-stun methods

    | Contributor(s):: Atkinson, S., Velarde, A., Llonch, P., Algers, B.

  20. Automated monitoring of behavioural-based animal welfare indicators

    | Contributor(s):: Rushen, J., Chapinal, N., Passille, A. M. de