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  1. Effects of Affiliative Human–Animal Interaction on Dog Salivary and Plasma Oxytocin and Vasopressin

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    | Contributor(s):: Evan MacLean, Laurence R Gesquiere, Nancy R Gee, Kerinne Levy, W Lance Martin, C Sue Carter

    Oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) are neuropeptides with diverse effects on social behavior, cognition and stress responses. Recent studies suggest that OT facilitates and responds to affiliative forms of human–animal interaction (HAI). However, previous studies measuring OT and AVP in...

  2. Human and Canid Dietary Relationships: Comparative Stable Isotope Analysis From the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska

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    | Contributor(s):: Catherine F. West, Christine A. France

    Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes are used to address the dietary relationship between humans and two canid species at the Uyak site (KOD-145) on Kodiak Island, Alaska: dog (Canis familiaris) and red fox (Vulpes vulpes). We assess the relative contribution of marine and terrestrial protein to...

  3. Perros para proteger a víctimas de violencia machista | Ángel Mariscal & Miriam Sánchez | TEDxMadrid

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    | Contributor(s):: Ángel Mariscal, Miriam Sánchez

    Ángel Mariscal es adiestrador canino y creó un sistema para que mujeres víctimas de violencia de género entrenasen a perros de seguridad que las protegiesen de sus agresores, el Proyecto Pepo. Miriam Sánchez vivió los inesperados efectos de establecer...

  4. Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Companion Animals, Emotional Damages and the Judiciary's Failure to Keep Pace

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    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina DeFabritiis

    What is the value of afternoon walks in the park? Evenings spent relaxing on a living room sofa? A wet face licking and waging tail every day when you come home? If posed to a pet owner, the answer to these three questions will likely be one word: priceless. Recovery at law for the death or...

  5. Canicross: La aventura de correr con tu perro | Diego Guevara Sánchez | TEDxCordoba

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    | Contributor(s):: Diego Guevara Sánchez

    Diego es impulsor de la iniciativa CanRun, con la que une sus dos pasiones: la actividad física y el mundo de los perros. El canicross es un deporte único, que consiste en que las personas corran formando un equipo junto con sus perros. En su charla nos invita a conectarnos con...

  6. Cómo ser el mejor amigo del perro | Cristian Kuperbank | TEDxSanIsidro

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    | Contributor(s):: Cristian Kuperbank

    De Comodoro Rivadavia,Chubut, pero criado en diferentes partes del país descubrió a los 14 años la pasión de trabajar con animales. Se despierta escuchando rock & roll y algunos lo llaman “El Rey del pollo al disco” pero viene desde su escuela canina...

  7. Perros que cambian vidas | Fernanda López Ayala & Nicolas Stupenengo | TEDxUCES

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    | Contributor(s):: Fernanda López Ayala, Nicolas Stupenengo

      Fernanda López Ayala, llegó a Bocalán Argentina en 2012, entidad que se dedica al entrenamiento de perros de asistencia para personas con discapacidad motriz y niños con autismo, buscando mejorar la calidad de vida de su hermano. En el 2014 se formó en...

  8. Domestic violence and companion animals in the context of LGBT people's relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser, Damien W Riggs

    The link between domestic violence and animal abuse has now been well established, indicating that where there is one form of abuse, there is often the other. Research on this link, however, has almost exclusively focused on heterosexual cisgender people’s relationships. Lacking, then, is...

  9. Horse Powered Healing | Jen Zoë Hall | TEDxOcala

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    | Contributor(s):: Jen Zoë Hall

    What could you discover about yourself from a horse? What message could a 1200 pound animal that doesn’t talk give you?  After living the life we are told by the conventional wisdom that we should, do we end up fulfilled and truly happy? Does going to the right schools and getting...

  10. When 'Places' Include Pets: Broadening the Scope of Relational Approaches to Promoting Aging-in-Place

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    | Contributor(s):: Ann M. Toohey, Jennifer A. Hewson, Cindy L. Adams, Melanie J. Rock

    Aging-in-place is a well-established concept, but discussions rarely consider that many older adults live with pets. In a ‘pet-friendly’ city, we conducted semi-structured interviews to explore perspectives of community-based social support agencies that promote aging-in-place, and...

  11. 'I want to bring him from the aeroplane to here': The meaning of animals to children of refugee or migrant backgrounds resettled in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Damien W. Riggs, Clemence Due, Nik Taylor

    Separation from animals with whom children have caring relationships can lead to considerable loss and grief, perhaps especially in the case of migration. This article reports on a thematic analysis of interviews undertaken with children of migrant or refugee backgrounds who had resettled in...

  12. Animal Aid- an end to mental health waiting lists | Amy Aylmer | TEDxDrogheda

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy Aylmer

    Currently Ireland has the highest child girl suicide rates in the EU. Waiting lists to see a mental health professional for young adults under 18 are incomprehensible. Schools and colleges cannot hire counsellors fast enough. Although there are many reasons, theory's and explanations as to...

  13. People of Diverse Genders and/or Sexualities and Their Animal Companions: Experiences of Family Violence in a Binational Sample.

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    | Contributor(s):: Damien W. Riggs, Nik Taylor, Tania Signal, Heather Fraser, Catherine Donovan

    A significant body of research in the field of human-animal studies has focused on animals who live alongside humans within the home, with such animals often considered family members. To date, however, this research has focused almost exclusively on the experiences of heterosexual cisgender...

  14. How therapy dogs can be an intervention tool for struggling readers | Karen Burns | TEDxSaltLakeCity

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Burns

    Learning to read is arguably one of the most important skills taught in school, and it is no surprise how challenging it can be. Karen Burns knows how the reading skills gap can affect someone for their entire life. In this poignant, and sometimes funny, talk, Karen tells us how man's best...

  15. Die effek van 'n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op die leesvaardighede van graad 3-kinders in 'n Wes-Kaapse laerskool

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    | Contributor(s):: Marieanna C. Le Roux

    Leesprobleme is ʼn wêreldwye probleem, selfs in eerstewêreldlande soos Amerika. In Suid-Afrika is die geletterdheidsyfers selfs baie swakker. Die resultate van die PIRLS-studie dui daarop dat 80% van Suid-Afrikaanse kinders se leesvaardighede nie ten volle ontwikkel is wanneer hulle...

  16. The Secret Life of Dogs | Julia Espinosa | TEDxUofT

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    | Contributor(s):: Julia Espinosa

    Julia Espinosa challenges the anthropocentric view of how nonhuman animals sense and perceive the world, using domestic dogs as an example. Humans often view dogs as little humans. Yet, they are vastly different in some sensory abilities, such as sight and smell. By critically examining our...

  17. Teaching Children and Parents to Understand Dog Signaling

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    | Contributor(s):: Kerstin Meints, Victoria Brelsford, Tiny De Keuster

    Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs' signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs' distress signaling gestures. All participants were then...

  18. Integrating Trap-Neuter-Return Campaigns Into a Social Framework: Developing Long-Term Positive Behavior Change Toward Unowned Cats in Urban Areas

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. McDonald, Mark J. Farnworth, Jane Clements

    Cat management is often discussed in terms of population reduction, with trap-neuter-return (TNR) campaigns commonly organized to manage unowned urban cat populations. However, long-term effectiveness is only possible if positive neutering practices are continued by local residents. Here we...

  19. Corrigendum: Clinical Presentation, Causes, Treatment, and Outcome of Lip Avulsion Injuries in Dogs and Cats: 24 Cases (2001–2017)

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    | Contributor(s):: Kelly M. Saverino, Alexander M. Reiter

    A corrigendum on Clinical Presentation, Causes, Treatment, and Outcome of Lip Avulsion Injuries in Dogs and Cats: 24 Cases (2001–2017) by Saverino, K. M., and Reiter, A. M. (2018). Front. Vet. Sci. 5:144. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00144

  20. Pressure Mat Analysis of Walk and Trot Gait Characteristics in 66 Normal Small, Medium, Large, and Giant Breed Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria A. Fahie, Jonathan C. Cortez, Marc Ledesma, Yuhua Su

    Objectives: To document temporospatial variables and gait symmetry measured by the GAITRite® system for normal, healthy dogs at the walk and trot with the leash side recorded. Study Design: Observational, prospective, cohort study. Sample Population: 66 healthy dogs of various common breeds...