A qualitative study of zoonotic risk factors among rural communities in southern China
Contributor(s):: Li, H. Y., Zhu, G. J., Zhang, Y. Z., Zhang, L. B., Hagan, E. A., Martinez, S., Chmura, A. A., Francisco, L., Tai, H., Miller, M., Daszak, P.
Dog handlers' experiences of therapy dogs' impact on life near death for persons with dementia
Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Craftman, A., Grundberg, A., Wiklund, E., Valiaho, N., Hagelin, C. L.
Written and spoken words: representations of animals and intimacy
Contributor(s):: Nickie, Charles
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
The impact of therapeutic riding for people with disabilities on variables related to mental health
Contributor(s):: Schneider, M. S., Harley, L. P.
Substantial anecdotal evidence and some research indicate that therapeutic riding for people with disabilities has a positive impact on mental health. There is similar evidence showing that equine programs that include a psychotherapeutic component also have a positive impact. However, much of...
Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species
Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.
This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...
How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study
Contributor(s):: Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., Treharne, G. J.
The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of health and wellbeing related to dog-walking in healthy adults. Ten self-reported healthy adult dog-walkers took part in one dog-walk-along interview, and nine of the 10 participants also attended one follow-up participatory analysis session. All...
‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes
Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah
Human-Animal Relations beyond the Zoo: The Quest for a More Inclusive Sustainability Education
Contributor(s):: Sjögren, Hanna, Gyberg, Per, Henriksson, Malin
Farmer attitudes to injurious pecking in laying hens and to potential control strategies
Contributor(s):: Palczynski, L. J., Buller, H., Lambton, S. L., Weeks, C. A.
Farmers' recognition of health and welfare problems, and their responses to related intervention programmes, such as those to reduce injurious pecking in hens, directly influence the welfare of animals in their care. Changing those responses can be achieved through a re-positioning of social...
On interviewing people with pets: reflections from qualitative research on people with long-term conditions
Contributor(s):: Ryan, S., Ziebland, S.
Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program
Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...
Living with companion animals after stroke: experiences of older people in community and primary care nursing
Contributor(s):: Johansson, Maria, Ahlström, Gerd, Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin