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  1. Protein expression and genetic variability of canine Can f 1 in golden and Labrador retriever service dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Breitenbuecher, C., Belanger, J. M., Levy, K., Mundell, P., Fates, V., Gershony, L., Famula, T. R., Oberbauer, A. M.

    Background: Valued for trainability in diverse tasks, dogs are the primary service animal used to assist individuals with disabilities. Despite their utility, many people in need of service dogs are sensitive to the primary dog allergen, Can f 1, encoded by the Lipocalin 1 gene (LCN1). Several...

  2. Are local offices of emergency management prepared for people with disabilities? Results from the FEMA Region 9 Survey

    | Contributor(s):: Gershon, R. R., Muska, M. A., Zhi, Q., Kraus, L. E.

  3. Characterization of Horse Use in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs in the United States: A Pilot Survey

    | Contributor(s):: Watson, E., Davis, A., Splan, R., Porr, C. A. S.

  4. College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.

  5. Animal-assisted therapy: Promoting a healthy work environment

    | Contributor(s):: Yordy, M., Brandon, A., Harmon, L.

    2020Nurs Manage51424-300744-631410.1097/01.NUMA.0000657248.63754.fcengIn Ala., Morgan Yordy is an assistant professor at the Auburn University School of Nursing, Amy Brandon is the director of critical care services at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, and Lisa Harmon is a...

  6. Animal-assisted interventions: Impact on patient outcomes and satisfaction

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    | Contributor(s):: Miller, J.

    In animal-assisted therapy, healthcare professionals use therapy animals as a tool in structured patient interventions to achieve specific measurable outcomes. This article discusses how hospitalized patients' interactions with therapy animals reduce stress,improve emotional well-being, and...

  7. Federal, state, and institutional regulations regarding a nursing student with a service animal

    | Contributor(s):: Shilling, S. D., Lucas, L., Silbert-Flagg, J., Nolan, M. T.

  8. Impact of the implementation of a therapy dog program on burn center patients and staff

    | Contributor(s):: Pruskowski, K. A., Gurney, J. M., Cancio, L. C.

  9. A One Health message about bats increases intentions to follow public health guidance on bat rabies

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    | Contributor(s):: Hang Lu, Katherine A. McComas, Danielle E. Buttke, Sungjong Roh, Margaret A. Wild

    Since 1960, bat rabies variants have become the greatest source of human rabies deaths in the United States. Improving rabies awareness and preventing human exposure to rabid bats remains a national public health priority today. Concurrently, conservation of bats and the ecosystem benefits they...

  10. Laws and Ethics Related to Emotional Support Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Carroll, J. D., Mohlenhoff, B. S., Kersten, C. M., McNiel, D. E., Binder, R. L.

  11. Animal welfare in the U.S. slaughter industry-a focus on fed cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Edwards-Callaway, L. N., Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S.

  12. Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study

    | Contributor(s):: Bergen-Cico, D., Smith, Y., Wolford, K., Gooley, C., Hannon, K., Woodruff, R., Spicer, M., Gump, B.

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...

  13. Puppy Temperament Assessments Predict Breed and American Kennel Club Group but Not Adult Temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, Lauren M., Thompson, Rebekah Skiver, Ha, James C.

    Puppy assessments for companion dogs have shown mixed long-term reliability. Temperament is cited among the reasons for surrendering dogs to shelters. A puppy temperament test that reliably predicts adult behavior is one potential way to lower the number of dogs given to shelters. This study used...

  14. Sleeping tight or hiding in fright? The welfare implications of different subtypes of inactivity in mink

    | Contributor(s):: Meagher, Rebecca K., Campbell, Dana L. M., Dallaire, Jamie Ahloy, Díez-León, María, Palme, Rupert, Mason, Georgia J.

    Effects of sub-optimal housing on inactivity vary across species and experiments, probably because inactivity is heterogeneous, reflecting both positive states (e.g. relaxation) and negative ones (e.g. fear). We therefore aimed to identify specific subtypes of inactivity that could indicate poor...

  15. Individual differences in stereotypic behaviour predict individual differences in the nature and degree of enrichment use in caged American mink

    | Contributor(s):: Dallaire, Jamie A., Meagher, Rebecca K., Mason, Georgia J.

    Environmental enrichment (EE) reduces stereotypic behaviour (SB), but typically only partially. Using American mink (n=17) as models, we tested the hypotheses that the effectiveness of EE reflects the degree to which subjects utilise it, and also the SB's degree of ‘establishment’ (its frequency...

  16. Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study

    | Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.

    Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...

  17. Parroting patriots: interspecies trauma and becoming-well-together

    | Contributor(s):: Bolman, B.

  18. Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Wharton, T., Whitworth, J., Macauley, E., Malone, M.

  19. Early recognition of offspring vocalisation by mink mothers

    | Contributor(s):: Malmkvist, Jens

    Mink deliver around the same time of year. Consequently, mink dams are exposed to other delivering dams and litters nearby in the same housing facility on farms. In addition, farmers often transfer kits between litters within the first week of life, as levelling large litters is believed to...

  20. Towards a taxonomy of stereotypic behaviours in the American mink (Neovison vison), a model Carnivore: Homogeneous or heterogeneous?

    | Contributor(s):: Polanco, Andrea, Campbell, Dana L. M., Díez-León, María, Mason, Georgia

    Stereotypic behaviours (SBs) are sometimes assumed homogeneous, despite their diverse morphologies, as if sharing a common aetiology. However, if different SB forms are instead heterogeneous, they may have different causes, potentially impacting how best to prevent or manage them. We therefore...