Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.
This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.
Noncompliance with Public Health Service (PHS) policy on humane care and use of laboratory animals: an exploratory analysis
Contributor(s):: Gomez, L. M., Conlee, K. M., Stephens, M. L.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a major biomedical research-funding body in the United States. Approximately 40% of NIH-funded research involves experimentation on nonhuman animals (Monastersky, 200811. Monastersky, R. 2008, April 18. Protesters fail to slow animal research. The...
Animal hoarding in Victoria, Australia: an exploratory study
Contributor(s):: Ockenden, E. M., Groef, B. de, Marston, L.
Animal hoarding not only presents significant welfare issues for the animals involved, but also for the hoarders and people in the surrounding community. Existing studies on the issue have primarily been undertaken in the USA and little is known about animal hoarding in other countries, including...
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.
The benefits of pet ownership
Contributor(s):: Anderson, W. P.
Contributor(s):: L'Abate, Luciano
Food supply chain governance and public health externalities: upstream policy interventions and the UK State. (Special issue: Food and the public's health)
Contributor(s):: Barling, D.
Contemporary food supply chains are generating externalities with high economic and social costs, notably in public health terms through the rise in diet-related non-communicable disease. The UK State is developing policy strategies to tackle these public health problems alongside...
Comparison of strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners of pet dogs and cats
Contributor(s):: Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Kogan, L. R., Wright, M. L.
Objective - To assess differences in strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners and determine whether these variations were associated with differences in medical care for pets. Design - Survey. Sample Population - 419 pet owners presenting a dog or cat for...
The contribution of animals to human well-being: a veterinary family practice perspective
Contributor(s):: Timmins, R. P.
There is considerable evidence that humans can benefit both physically and emotionally from a relationship with companion animals, a phenomenon known as the human-animal bond (HAB). This has not only increased the demand for veterinary services to meet the needs of these non-human family members...
Health Technology Assessment as a template for assessments in laboratory animal science with a focus on phenotyping protocols
Contributor(s):: Thon, R., Ritskes-Hoitinga, M., Vondeling, H.
This study introduces Health Technology Assessment (HTA) - a systematic, evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to assessing human health technologies, aimed at supporting decision-making in health policy and clinical practice - into laboratory animal science. A conceptual presentation is...