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  1. Community Veterinary Medicine Programs: Pet Owners' Perceptions and Experiences

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori R. Kogan, Veronica H. Accornero, Emily Gelb, Margaret R. Slater

    Many American pet owners struggle financially, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this problem. Yet, the positive effects that companion animals have in people’s lives create the need for supportive systems to ensure that financial limitations, and other barriers, do not...

  2. Encounters with Dead Pets: A Study of the Evolution of Grief

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    False recognitions of dead dogs and cats are common among grieving pet owners.

  3. Extraction of Antioxidants from Animal Blood and its Potential Application as a Pet Food Preservative

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    | Contributor(s):: Chengyi Tu

    Nowadays, more and more people are having pets as members of their family. To the year of 2012, there are 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats owned in the U.S according to the report of the Humane Society of the U.S. The pet food industry as a result has been prosperous, with an estimated...

  4. Answers to the Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Horse Feeding and Management Practices to Reduce the Risk of Atypical Myopathy

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    | Contributor(s):: Dominique-Marie Votion, Anne-Christine François, Caroline Kruse, Benoit Renaud, Arnaud Farinelle, Marie-Catherine Bouquieaux, Christel Marcillaud-Pitel, Pascal Gustin

    In 2014, atypical myopathy (AM) was linked to Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore maple) in Europe. The emergence of this seasonal intoxication caused by a native tree has raised many questions. This manuscript aims at answering the five most frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding (1)...

  5. Castration of Dogs Using Local Anesthesia After Sedating With Xylazine and Subanesthetic Doses of Ketamine

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    | Contributor(s):: Erika Silva, John Schumacher, Thomas Passler

    Orchiectomy is performed in some species using only sedation and local anesthesia to decrease the expense of performing the procedure using general anesthesia. The objective of this study was to determine if dogs can be castrated safely and painlessly by using only sedation and local...

  6. Human-Dog Interactions & Municipal Policy

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Rowan

    In 2009, a nationwide survey in Bosnia asking people about the threats in their local communities found that some communities were concerned about roaming dogs (rather than mine fields, crime or some other social ill). More specifically, the complaints mentioned dog attacks on people and...

  7. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Immediate- and Modified-Release Mycophenolic Acid Preparations in Healthy Beagle Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael Klotsman, Sebastien Coquery, Gayatri Sathyan, Vatsala Naageshwaran, Paddy Shivanand, Amanda J. Fairchild4, Amanda J. Fairchild, Oliver A. Garden, Wayne H. Anderson

    Background: Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is a broad-acting immunomodulating agent that may be therapeutically beneficial for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases in canine patients. Objectives: To determine the suppressive effects of MPA on T-cell proliferation, and to assess the...

  8. Zoonotic nematodes of wild carnivores

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    | Contributor(s):: Domenico Otranto, Peter Deplazes

    For a long time, wildlife carnivores have been disregarded for their potential in transmitting zoonotic nematodes. However, human activities and politics (e.g., fragmentation of the environment, land use, recycling in urban settings) have consistently favoured the encroachment of urban areas...

  9. Laurel Wilt Disease: Early Detection through Canine Olfaction and "Omics" Insights into Disease Progression

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    | Contributor(s):: Julian L. Mendel

    Laurel wilt disease is a vascular wilt affecting the xylem and water conductivity in trees belonging to the family Lauraceae. The disease was introduced by an invasive species of ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus. The beetle, together with its newly described fungal...

  10. Management Practices and Production Constraints of Indigenous Somali Cattle Breed in Shabelle Zone, Somali Regional State, Ethiopia

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    | Contributor(s):: Abdihakim Ma’alin, Kawnin Abdimahad, Guled Hassen, Abdulahi Mahamed, Mahamed Hassen

    This study was conducted in Shabelle zone of Somali Regional State to assess management practices and production constraints of indigenous Somali Cattle. A total of 200 household heads were selected from four cattle potential districts; Dhanan, Ber’ano, Godey & Adadle. The relevant...

  11. Effectiveness of Canine Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia Improvement Programs in Six UK Pedigree Breeds

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    | Contributor(s):: H. K. James, F. McDonnell, Thomas W. Lewis

    Hip and elbow dysplasia are common disorders in larger dog breeds and crosses, and a known contributory factor to osteoarthritis, lameness and reduced mobility. Screening schemes evaluating the severity of hip and elbow dysplasia in the UK are administered by the British Veterinary Association...

  12. Human–Animal Interaction Knowledge is not Just for the "Animal People" in Social Work

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    | Contributor(s):: Mary E. Rauktis, Janet Hoy-Gerlach

    Human–animal interaction (HAI) within social work is often relegated to being a specialty or “niche” area practiced by social workers who are “animal people” and confined to activities such as animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and social work support in veterinary...

  13. Investigating the Cultural Context for Big Cat Conservation Around the World

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    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen Elizabeth Krafte

    Populations of predators are in decline worldwide as human growth and development destroys and alters their habitats. At the same time, large predators are a tourist attraction in many regions of the world, bringing essential income to governments and local communities. The complex interactions...

  14. Intake Vaccinations Reduced Signs of Canine Respiratory Disease During an Outbreak at an Animal Shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Allison Andrukonis, Kelsea M. Brown, Nathaniel J. Hall, Alexandra Protopopova

    Animal shelters provide an ideal environment for the spread of disease. Dogs are often housed in close quarters with others of unknown vaccine histories, and experience high levels of sustained stress. As a result, Canine Infection Respiratory Disease (CIRD) is often prevalent and difficult to...

  15. A Biosemiotic Perspective on Reward-Based Animal Training Techniques

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    | Contributor(s):: Amelia Lewis

    In this paper, I examine the way humans interact with domestic companion animals, with a focus on ‘positive reward-based training’ methods, particularly for dogs. From a biosemiotic perspective, I discuss the role of animal training in today’s society and examine what binary...

  16. Cats vs. Dogs: The Efficacy of Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM Products in Multispecies Homes

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    | Contributor(s):: Miriam Rebecca Prior, Daniel Simon Mills

    Seven percent of UK households are estimated to own both a cat and a dog, despite a popular view that the two do not live well together. This is the first study to evaluate the effects of pheromone products Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM on cat-dog interactions, in homes where owners perceived...

  17. A Trace of Kinship: The Place of Animals in Environmental Aesthetics

    | Contributor(s):: Fellenz, Marc

  18. Is a wolf wild as long as it does not know that it is being thoroughly managed?

    | Contributor(s):: Tønnessen, Morten

  19. Red Junglefowl Chicks Seek Contact With Humans During Foraging Task

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    | Contributor(s):: Diana Rubene, Hanne Løvlie

    Contact seeking with humans is documented in some domestic animals, mainly dogs, which have advanced communication skills. Domestication as a companion animal is thought to underlie this ability. However, also domesticated horses and goats display similar human-directed behaviors. This suggests...

  20. North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association (NOTRA)

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    NOTRA is a non-profit, registered charity that provides recreational therapeutic horseback riding lessons, therapeutic natural horsemanship lessons, therapeutic driving lessons, and other equine related programs for children and adults with special needs in the North Okanagan and Shuswap areas.