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  1. Studying the Research-Practice Gap in Physical Therapies for Cerebral Palsy: Preliminary Outcomes Based on a Survey of Spanish Clinicians

    Contributor(s):: Sanchez, C., Lerma-Lara, S., Garcia-Carmona, R., Urendes, E., Laccourreye, P., Raya, R.

  2. Cat-human bond: Satisfaction and behavioural complaints among Italian respondents

    Contributor(s):: Normando, Simona, Venturini, Tsighie, Filugelli, Lorena, Bonetti, Omar, Mutinelli, Franco, Contalbrigo, Laura

  3. A preliminary survey on the occurrence of barbering in laboratory mice in Germany

    Contributor(s):: Kahnau, P., Jaap, A., Hobbiesiefken, U., Mieske, P., Diederich, K., Thöne-Reineke, C., Lewejohann, L., Hohlbaum, K.

  4. Opinions towards Companion Animals and Their Welfare: A Survey of Croatian Veterinary Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Tomislav Mikuš, Mario Ostović, Ivana Sabolek, Kristina Matković, Željko Pavičić, Ornella Mikuš, Željka Mesić

    This survey was the first one investigating opinions of veterinary students in Croatia towards companion animals and their welfare, with special reference to dogs and cats as the most popular companion animals in the European Union. The study included students of all six years of the integrated...

  5. Selection Factors Influencing Eventual Owner Satisfaction about Pet Dog Adoption

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    | Contributor(s):: Dinwoodie, Ian R., Zottola, Vivian, Kubitz, Karla, Dodman, Nicholas H.

    Personal likes, experience, and deep-rooted interests to satisfy emotional needs such as companionship, affection, empathy, and security are some of the underlying human motivations for acquiring a pet companion. In this study, we asked how long the owner took to decide whether to adopt a dog,...

  6. Impact of disease characteristics and knowledge on public risk perception of zoonoses

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    | Contributor(s):: Spence, C. E., Jenkins, S. C., Osman, M.

    Zoonoses represent a global public health threat. Understanding lay perceptions of risk associated with these diseases can better inform proportionate policy interventions that mitigate their current and future impacts. While individual zoonoses (e.g. bovine spongiform encephalopathy) have...

  7. Training School Counselors and Nurses to Enhance Collaboration Through Animal-Assisted Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Yordy, B. M., Tuttle, M., Meyer, J. M.

  8. Investigation into owner-reported differences between dogs born in versus imported into Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: von Rentzell, K. A., van Haaften, K., Morris, A., Protopopova, A.

    Over 1 million dogs are imported into the United States and roughly 340,000 dogs into the United Kingdom yearly. Although the official number of dogs arriving to Canada is currently unknown, local animal professionals estimate that thousands of dogs are imported into Canada each year. Dog...

  9. The View of the French Dog Breeders in Relation to Female Reproduction, Maternal Care and Stress during the Peripartum Period

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalia R. dos Santos, Alexandra Beck, Alain Fontbonne

    In France, as in many other western countries, dogs are an important part of the society as pets or working animals. The exact demand for puppies in France is unknown, as is the proportion of dogs coming from different breeding sources. Nevertheless, the origin of puppies is important since...

  10. Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.

    In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...

  11. Human Ability to Determine Affective States in Domestic Horse Whinnies

    | Contributor(s):: Merkies, Katrina, Crouchman, Elizabeth, Belliveau, Haley

    Horses use whinnies as a communication tool that potentially indicates positive or negative situations reflective of their felt experience. Being able to interpret the emotional state of horses allows humans to respond appropriately to mitigate a negative situation or repeat or enhance a positive...

  12. Human Positioning in Close-Encounter Photographs and the Effect on Public Perceptions of Zoo Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Shaw, M. N., McLeod, E. M., Borrie, W. T., Miller, K. K.

    With the rising popularity of social media, conservation organisations and zoos need to understand its impact on public perceptions of the animals they house and their role in conservation. In addition, many zoos offer close-encounter experiences, and visitors frequently share images from these...

  13. Visitor attachment to dolphins during an interaction programme, are there implications to dolphin behavior?

    | Contributor(s):: Welsh, T., Ward, S.

  14. Responses to spoken words by domestic dogs: A new instrument for use with dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Reeve, Catherine, Jacques, Sophie

  15. Assistance dogs in occupational therapy practice: A survey of Australian occupational therapists' experiences and recommendations

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, K. W., Young, J., Williams, L. J., Nottle, C.

  16. Hippotherapy and life habits with children with motor deficit and neurodevelopmental impairment: A pilot survey of parents

    | Contributor(s):: Potvin-Bélanger, A., Freeman, A., Vincent, C.

  17. The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School

    | Contributor(s):: Norwood, M. F., Lakhani, A., Maujean, A., Downes, M., Fullagar, S., Barber, B. L., Kendall, E.

  18. The Contribution of Therapeutic Horseback Riding to the Improvement of Executive Functions and Self-Esteem Among Children With ADHD

    | Contributor(s):: Aviv, T. M., Katz, Y. J., Berant, E.

  19. Attitude toward Companion and Guard Dogs in Hawaii: Health and Welfare Implications

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    | Contributor(s):: Lynn Morrison, Julie Ann Luiz Adrian, Marina Kelley, Johana Hill, Zachariah Tman, Dana-lynn Ko'omoa-Lange

    The island of Hawaii exhibits extremes in dog welfare ranging from dogs as family members to dogs used as commodities, either as guard or hunting dogs, with many lacking appropriate care. This study offers a preliminary exploration of people’s attitudes toward companion and noncompanion...

  20. Animal Welfare: Measuring Strategies for Improving Lives

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    | Contributor(s):: Elsbeth Paige-Jeffers

    Animals are sentient creatures entitled to humane treatment and lives of dignity. There are many fields which address this notion, including animal welfare science, ethics, law, policy, and veterinary science. Such a multi-disciplinary approach to animal welfare reveals numerous best practices...