Risk factors of separation-related behaviours in Australian retrievers
Contributor(s):: van Rooy, Diane, Thomson, Peter C., McGreevy, Paul D., Wade, Claire M.
Separation-related behaviours are reported in an estimated 14-29% of companion dogs. To investigate risk factors for these behaviours, owners were asked to complete a questionnaire, largely based on the Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ), to report the behaviour of...
Assessing the Risk of a Canine Rabies Incursion in Northern Australia
Contributor(s):: Emily G. Hudson, Victoria J. Brookes, Michael P. Ward
Rabies is a globally distributed virus that causes approximately 60,00 human deaths annually with >99% of cases caused by dog bites. Australia is currently canine rabies free. However, the recent eastward spread of rabies in the Indonesian archipelago has increased the probability of rabies...
Moral Panic, Risk or Hazard Society — the Relevance of a Theoretical Model and Framings of Maidan Dogs in Chisinau and Bucharest
Contributor(s):: Adriana Mica
The study analyses the dynamics of public debate surrounding the issue of maidan [stray] dog population control strategies in Moldavia and Romania. The comparison takes as its point of reference two episodes of moral panic and discusses the applicability of the theoretical models of moral panic,...
Population demographic survey and ownership of pet dogs and cats from a small city of southern Brazil
Contributor(s):: Trapp, S. M., Maeda, M. S. C. de F., Kemper, B., Barca Junior, F. A., Freire, R. L., Pretto-Giordano, L. G., Headley, S. A.
This study evaluated the population dynamics and ownerships of dogs and cats from the city of Jaguapita, southern Brazil. The human to dog and cat ratios were 4.6 and 21.5, respectively. Comparatively more dogs ( n=2,460) than cats ( n=571) were within the households and there were significantly...
Large dog relinquishment to two municipal facilities in New York City and Washington, D.C.: identifying targets for intervention
Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Drain, N., Dolan, E., Scarlett, J. M., Zawistowski, S. L.
While the overall trend in euthanasia has been decreasing nationally, large dogs are at a higher risk of euthanasia than other sized dogs in most animal shelters in the United States. We hypothesized one way to increase the lives saved with respect to these large dogs is to keep them home when...
Review of the risks of some canine zoonoses from free-roaming dogs in the post-disaster setting of Latin America
Contributor(s):: Garde, E., Acosta-Jamett, G., Bronsvoort, B. M.
In the absence of humane and sustainable control strategies for free-roaming dogs (FRD) and the lack of effective disaster preparedness planning in developing regions of the world, the occurrence of canine zoonoses is a potentially important yet unrecognized issue. The existence of large...
Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats
Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B.
Since the middle of the 20th century, pets are more frequently considered as "family members" within households. However, cats and dogs still can be a source of human infection by various zoonotic pathogens. Among emerging or re-emerging zoonoses, viral diseases, such as rabies (mainly from dog...
Noise sensitivity in 17 dog breeds: prevalence, breed risk and correlation with fear in other situations
Contributor(s):: Storengen, L. M., Lingaas, F.
A web-based survey was conducted to estimate prevalence of noise sensitivity in 17 dog breeds in Norway ( n=5257). Major focus was on noise from fireworks, loud noises (bang/gunshots), thunderstorms and heavy traffic. The study also investigated risk factors as well as correlation with some other...
The advent of canine performance science: Offering a sustainable future for working dogs
Contributor(s):: Cobb, Mia, Branson, Nick, McGreevy, Paul, Lill, Alan, Bennett, Pauleen
Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact
Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.
Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...
A survey of public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.
AIMS: To investigate public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand in order to quantify the extent to which people perceive barking dogs to be a problem, to compare tolerance of barking with that of other common suburban noises, to assess the level of public understanding about the...
Responsible pet ownership and dog owners conduct in the county of Alegre-ES
Contributor(s):: Loss, L. D., Mussi, J. M. S., Mello, I. N. K. de, Leao, M. S., Franque, M. P.
Study of aggression by dogs, according to the kind of interaction between dog and victim and motivating circumstances in the accidents, Municipality of Sao Paulo, 2008 to 2009Estudo das agressoes por caes, segundo tipo de interacao entre cao e vitima
Contributor(s):: Paranhos, N. T., Silva, E. A., Bernardi, F., Mendes, M. C. N. C., Junqueira, D. M. A. G., Souza, I. O. M., Albuquerque, J. O. M., Alves, J. C. M., Machado, M. N. P.
Dog walking is associated with a favorable risk profile independent of moderate to high volume of physical activity
Contributor(s):: Lentino, C., Visek, A. J., McDonnell, K., DiPietro, L.
Exposure to pets and the risk of allergic symptoms during the first 2 years of life
Contributor(s):: Pohlabeln, H., Jacobs, S., Bohmann, J.
Household pets among veterans with multiple sclerosis and age-matched controls. Pilot survey
Contributor(s):: Norman, J. E., Jr., Cook, S. D., Dowling, P. C.
Ownership of cats or dogs does not increase exposure to Rickettsia typhi
Contributor(s):: Wiggers, R. J., Stewart, R. S.
Respiratory symptoms and hamsters or other pets: a large-sized population survey in Saitama Prefecture
Contributor(s):: Suzuki, K., Kayaba, K., Tanuma, T., Kitazawa, J., Yanagawa, H.
Preventing dog bite injuries: the need for a collaborative approach
Contributor(s):: Keuster, T. de, Overall, K. L.
This article discusses an open-minded multidisciplinary approach for preventing primary and secondary dog bites. This approach is based on the recognition of the interaction between the dog, human and environment in which they interact. Focus is given on the analysis of problem or potential...