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  1. Regulatory Compliance in Online Dog Advertisements in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Ana Goncalves Costa, Torben Nielsen, Eleonora Dal Grande, Jonathan Tuke, Susan Hazel

    In Australia, each state and territory authority implements and enforces regulations regarding dog management—including the breeding and sale of dogs online—which is increasingly becoming the most popular method of obtaining pets. The aims for this study included: 1. Benchmarking...

  2. Koira mukaan töihin? : Hoitotyön menetelmien kehittäminen koira-avusteisesti organisaatiotasolla

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristiina Palmumaa

    Green Care-menetelmiä ja eläinavusteisuutta voidaan hyödyntää terveyden edistämisessä ja hoito-, kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyössä. Menetelmien käyttö edellyttää ammatillisuutta, kouluttautumista ja suunnitelmallisuutta, ja...

  3. Discrepancy Between In-clinic and Haemagglutination-Inhibition Tests in Detecting Maternally-Derived Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus in Puppies

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    | Contributor(s):: Paola Dall’Ara, Stefania Lauzi, Joel Filipe, Roberta Caseri, Michela Beccaglia, Costantina Desario, Alessandra Cavalli, Giulio Guido Aiudi, Canio Buonavoglia, Nicola Decaro

    Canine parvovirus (CPV) is one of the most common causes of mortality in puppies worldwide. Protection against CPV infection is based on vaccination, but maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) can interfere with vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of an in-clinic...

  4. Editorial: Canine Olfactory Detection

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    | Contributor(s):: Claire Guest, Cynthia M. Otto

  5. Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses

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    | Contributor(s):: Melissa Glazer

    This study evaluates the use of a courthouse facility dog program as a testimonial aid for children and youth testifying in court to help reduce secondary trauma. Court officials’ perceptions of the use of a courthouse facility dog program were assessed through a structured interview and...

  6. Hounds Helping Heroes Heal

    Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...

  7. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population in Vadodara, India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    This report presents the detailed results from two additional surveys which HSI conducted in July and August 2017. Street dog surveys were conducted across all twelve wards in Vadodara using the methodology already implemented in 2014 to reassess the composition and sterilization rate in the...

  8. Familiarity and Use of Veterinary Services by US Resident Dog and Cat Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Courtney Bir, Mario Ortez, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Christopher A. Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, Frederic B. Ouedraogo

    Pet ownership, veterinary use, and beliefs regarding veterinary care were elicited through the use of a nationally representative survey of 997 U.S. residents. Fifty-one percent of respondents have or had a dog in the past five years and 37% have or had a cat in the past five years. Over ninety...

  9. João e César

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Quero apresentar um estudo de caso que vai encher seus olhos de lágrimas e mostrar aos meios científicos que realmente os animais são anjos e que eles têm uma história de vida, uma missão a cumprir junto com o humano que eles vieram encontrar na Terra.

  10. Animal-less homes

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    This is where my work completely diverges from what is called Stone Age activism or animal cause. Read and understand:

  11. Juan y César

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Quiero presentar un caso de estudio que les hará llorar y les mostrará a los círculos científicos que los animales realmente son ángeles y que tienen una historia de vida, una misión que cumplir junto con el ser humano que vinieron a buscar a la Tierra.

  12. Jean et César

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Je veux présenter une étude de cas qui vous fera monter les larmes aux yeux et montrer aux milieux scientifiques que les animaux sont vraiment des anges et qu'ils ont une histoire de vie, une mission à remplir avec l'humain qu'ils sont venus chercher sur Terre.

  13. John and Caesar

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira, Erasmo Francisco de Oliveira

    I want to present a case study that will bring tears to your eyes and show scientific circles that animals really are angels and that they have a life story, a mission to fulfill along with the human they came to Earth to find.

  14. Older Adults' Perspective: Exploring the Experience of Owning a Guide Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen

    Guide dogs have been shown to be an effective assistive device that can help older adults with low vision navigate their community and improve overall well-being. Despite vast research conducted on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited research exists on the facilitators and barriers of...

  15. Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Caspers

    This paper explored the therapeutic benefits of certified service canines for veterans with war-related trauma disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. A review of the literature was conducted, followed by a pilot study using interviews and thematic...

  16. 4 life lessons from our old dogs | Elizabeth Johnson | TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

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    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Johnson

    This talk explores and shares key ways we can support the healthier aging of our dogs and our humans. We can learn from the many parallels in how people and dogs age, and doing so can make the often challenging caregiving journey a better one, for all our aging loved ones, while helping us to...

  17. Effects of animal-assisted activity on self-reported feelings of pain in hospitalized children and adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Tatiane Ichitani, Maria Claudia Cunha

    Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) is an approach recently introduced into the hospital environment to improve the quality of hospitalization and provide important benefits for patients with chronic diseases and long-term hospitalizations. This work aims to verify the effects of animal-assisted...

  18. Factors Influencing the Movement of Livestock Guardian Dogs in the Edwards Plateau of Texas: Implications for Efficacy, Behavior, and Territoriality

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    | Contributor(s):: John M. Tomeček, Justin T. French, John W. Walker, Nova J. Silvy, Nicholas A. Bromen

    Livestock guardian dog (Canis lupus familiaris; LGD) breeds of domestic dog worldwide provide a degree of control over predation losses. The application of LGDs as a wildlife damage management tool evolved as a cultural practice in the Old World. In the 1970s, this tool emerged in North...

  19. Canine for Disabled Kids Awareness Campaign Research and Implementation Plan

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    | Contributor(s):: Jiamin Gu, Kendall Harcourt, Chang Liu, Kiamu Liu, Jemmie Tejada

    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are: “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” ( ADA, 2015). On the other hand, emotional support animals are: “dogs that provide comfort and support in...

  20. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population: Kalhaar Bungalows, Gujarat India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    This baseline survey was conducted on the 27th and 28th of November, 2017 to generate a dog population size estimate and collect baseline data on the composition of the dog population. We estimate that there are 48 street dogs in the Kalhaar Bungalows area (all the sectors of Kalhaar...