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  1. Impact of wildlife on food crops and approaches to reducing human wildlife conflict in the protected landscapes of Eastern Nepal

    Contributor(s):: Dahal, N. K., Harada, K., Adhikari, S., Sapkota, R. P., Kandel, S.

  2. Health comparison between guinea pigs raised in uncontrolled and controlled environments

    Contributor(s):: Laksmindra, Fitria, Nastiti, Wijayanti, Tuty, Arisuryanti, Salasia, S. I. O.

  3. Fat Cats and Porky Pooches: “Pet Obesity,” Moral Panic, and Multi-Species Possibilities

    Contributor(s):: Bunyak, Garrett

  4. Assistive Technology Use among Older Adults with Vision Loss: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Newspapers

    Contributor(s):: Fuchigami, Katharine, McGrath, Colleen, Bengall, Jordana, Kim, Stephanie, Debbie Laliberte, Rudman

    Low vision assistive devices are often positioned as enabling continued social participation and engagement by older adults in everyday activities; however, previous research suggests that the use of such technologies is restricted by various environmental factors. With little attention...

  5. Animal history: an interview with Professor Harriet Ritvo

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    | Contributor(s):: Ritvo, H., Aprobato Filho, N.

    It was in the 1980s that a new field in historical studies began to emerge, the animal history, or more specifically the history of human-animal relations. Harriet Ritvo - an eminent American historian and Emeritus Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - is a pioneer in this field....

  6. Digital Dogsitter® reduces vocalization in dogs suffering from separation-related problems

    | Contributor(s):: Tiira, Katriina

  7. Social determinants of affiliation and cohesion in a population of feral horses

    | Contributor(s):: Mendonça, Renata S., Pinto, Pandora, Inoue, Sota, Ringhofer, Monamie, Godinho, Raquel, Hirata, Satoshi

  8. Assessing the potential impact of zoo visitors on the welfare and cognitive performance of Japanese macaques

    | Contributor(s):: Huskisson, Sarah M., Doelling, Christina R., Ross, Stephen R., Hopper, Lydia M.

    The influence of visitors on zoo-housed primate behavior and welfare is relatively well-studied but less is known about the possible impact of zoo visitor presence on primates’ cognition. The Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) at Lincoln Park Zoo, USA, participate in voluntary cognitive...

  9. Caring and Killing: Care Labor and Feminist Ethics in the Animal Research Laboratory

    | Contributor(s):: Warren, Caroline

  10. Technological Choice and Human-Animal Relationships: A Bird’s Eye View from the Rat Islands, Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Taivalkoski, Ariel

  11. When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?

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    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.

    The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the psychological experiences of college students interacting with therapy dogs on their campus. The intervention examined is called an Animal Visitation Program (AVP). AVPs are offered on college campuses across the U.S. for...

  12. Smartphone-Based Inertial Odometry for Blind Walkers

    | Contributor(s):: Ren, Peng, Elyasi, Fatemeh, Manduchi, Roberto

  13. Dog behaviour classification with movement sensors placed on the harness and the collar

    | Contributor(s):: Kumpulainen, Pekka, Cardó, Anna Valldeoriola, Somppi, Sanni, Törnqvist, Heini, Väätäjä, Heli, Majaranta, Päivi, Gizatdinova, Yulia, Hoog Antink, Christoph, Surakka, Veikko, Kujala, Miiamaaria V., Vainio, Outi, Vehkaoja, Antti

  14. Efficacy of an interactive apparatus as environmental enrichment for common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

    | Contributor(s):: Lauderdale, L. K., Miller, L. J.

  15. Using technology to monitor and improve zoo animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Whitham, J. C., Miller, L. J.

  16. Examination of enrichment using space and food for African elephants (Loxodonta africana) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    | Contributor(s):: Hacker, C. E., Miller, L. J., Schulte, B. A.

  17. Irish Equine Industry Stakeholder Perspectives of Objective Technology for Biomechanical Analyses in the Field

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    | Contributor(s):: Sonja Egan, Pieter Brama, Denise McGrath

    Wearable sensing technologies are increasingly used in human and equine gait research to improve ecological validity of research findings. It is unclear how these tools have penetrated the equine industry or what perspectives industry stakeholders’ hold in relation to these relatively new...

  18. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Wasantha Jayawardene, Lesa Huber, Jimmy McDonnell, Laurel Curran, Sarah Larson, Stephanie Dickinson, Xiwei Chen, Erika Pena, Aletha Carson, Jeanne Johnston

    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...

  19. The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams

    Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...

  20. Biomedical Scent Detection Dogs: Would They Pass as a Health Technology?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mirkka Koivusalo, Catherine Reeve

    Biomedical scent detection dogs identify the scent profiles of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes or pathogenic micro-organisms.  What the field of biomedical scent detection has been lacking, however, is the assessment of the method from the point of view of a health technology. All...