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  1. Companion Animal Type and Level of Engagement Matter: A Mixed-Methods Study Examining Links between Companion Animal Guardianship, Loneliness and Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Clements, H., Valentin, S., Jenkins, N., Rankin, J., Gee, N. R., Snellgrove, D., Sloman, K. A.

    To reduce the spread of COVID-19, countries worldwide placed limitations on social interaction, which is anticipated to have severe psychological consequences. Although findings are inconsistent, prior research has suggested that companion animals may positively influence human well-being and...

  2. Impact of hippotherapy for balance improvement and flexibility in elderly people

    | Contributor(s):: Diniz, Luanna Honorato, de Mello, Edneia Corrêa, Ribeiro, Mariane Fernandes, Lage, Janaine Brandão, Bevilacqua Júnior, Domingos Emanuel, Ferreira, Alex Abadio, Ferraz, Mara Lúcia da Fonseca, Rosa, Rodrigo César, Teixeira, Vicente de Paula Antunes, Espindula, Ana Paula

  3. The Relationship Between Dog-Related Factors and Owners' Attitudes Toward Pets: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study in Korea

    | Contributor(s):: Kim, W. H., Min, K. D., Cho, S. I., Cho, S.

  4. Methodological Challenges Encountered in a Study of the Impact of Animal-assisted Intervention in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients

    | Contributor(s):: Walden, M., Lovenstein, A., Randag, A., Pye, S., Shannon, B., Pipkin, E., Ramick, A., Helmick, K., Strickland, M.

  5. Citizens’ understanding of welfare of animals on the farm: An empirical study

    | Contributor(s):: Heise, Heinke, Theuvsen, Ludwig

    Many people believe that welfare standards for nonhuman animals on farms need to be improved. However, the definition of farm animal welfare (FAW) remains unclear, as different disciplines have developed competing understandings of FAW. Some studies have investigated citizens’ understanding of...

  6. Designing Cattle: The Social Practice of Constructing Breeds

    | Contributor(s):: Eriksson, Camilla, Petitt, Andrea

    This paper explores how cattle breeds are constructed through social practice—which we conceptually develop as “designing” cattle. We show how breed varieties are designed, informed by the social, material and moral embeddedness of cattle breeding associations’ visions of the future and how they...

  7. Epidemiological Panel Studies of Older Adults: New Frontiers in the Research on Human– Animal Interaction

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    | Contributor(s):: Jr, Roland J. Thorpe, Kelley, Jessica A.

    This paper discusses epidemiological studies of older adults and human–animal interaction (HAI), and potential relevance to future research on HAI and animal-assisted interventions (AAI) in aging populations. Key issues in epidemiological work are discussed, including target populations,...

  8. A Propensity-Score-Weighted Population-Based Study of the Health Benefits of Dogs and Cats for Children

    | Contributor(s):: Miles, Jeremy N. V., Parast, Layla, Babey, Susan H., Griffin, Beth Ann, Saunders, Jessica M.

    There is a widely held belief that children’s general and psychological health benefits from owning and/or interacting with pets. In our study, we aimed to determine whether children who live with a dog or cat in their home have better mental and physical health outcomes compared with children...

  9. Project Management Principles for Optimizing Publication Productivity of Mixed Methods Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Baim-Lance, Abigail, Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J., Wisdom, Jennifer P.

    Mixed methods research is increasingly valued, although little attention has been placed on how to execute such projects well to achieve optimal publication for impact. Multiple publications from a single study allow scholars to explicate findings that cannot be contained in a single article and...

  10. An Exploration of Equine-Assisted Therapy to Improve Balance, Functional Capacity, and Cognition in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Borges de Araujo, T., Martins, W. R., Freitas, M. P., Camargos, E., Mota, J., Safons, M. P.

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic, progressive dementia syndrome that features cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as physical and functional limitations that develop over the course of the disease. As an activity that involves physical and cognitive aspects,...

  11. 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...

  12. A comparison of inferential analysis methods for multilevel studies: Implications for drawing conclusions in animal welfare science

    | Contributor(s):: Stevens, Kara N., Asher, Lucy, Griffin, Kym, Friel, Mary, O'Connell, Niamh, Collins, Lisa M.

    Investigations comparing the behaviour and welfare of animals in different environments have led to mixed and often conflicting results. These could arise from genuine differences in welfare, poor validity of indicators, low statistical power, publication bias, or inappropriate statistical...

  13. The sickness response in steers with induced bovine respiratory disease before and after treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

    | Contributor(s):: Toaff-Rosenstein, Rachel L., Gershwin, Laurel J., Zanella, Adroaldo J., Tucker, Cassandra B.

    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common disorder in North American beef cattle. This work aimed to describe the BRD sickness response, identify measures to improve detection, and assess effects of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). We hypothesized that BRD challenge would...

  14. The moral standing of animals: Towards a psychology of speciesism

    | Contributor(s):: Caviola, Lucius, Everett, Jim A. C., Faber, Nadira S.

  15. RAW DATA: Making Relations Matter

    | Contributor(s):: Walford, Antonia

  16. METHODS FOR MULTISPECIES ANTHROPOLOGY: Thinking with Salmon Otoliths and Scales

    | Contributor(s):: Swanson, Heather Anne

  17. Criminalising the right to hunt: European law perspectives on anti-hunting legislation

    | Contributor(s):: Nurse, Angus

  18. Nature, Culture, and Society: Anthropological Perspectives on Life

    | Contributor(s):: Moyer, Eileen

  19. How the University Organizational Culture Is Being Experienced? Phenomenological Studies of Experiencing the Here and Now of the Organization

    | Contributor(s):: Konecki, Krzysztof

  20. 10,000 YEARS OF PASTORALISM IN ANATOLIA: A REVIEW OF EVIDENCE FOR VARIABILITY IN PASTORAL LIFEWAYS

    | Contributor(s):: Hammer, Emily Louise, Arbuckle, Benjamin S.