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Greyhounds And Racing Industry Participants: A Look At The New South Wales Greyhound Racing Community, Justine Groizard Jan 2019

Greyhounds And Racing Industry Participants: A Look At The New South Wales Greyhound Racing Community, Justine Groizard

Animal Studies Journal

Subsequent to the exposure of live baiting and animal cruelty within the NSW greyhound racing industry in 2015, a public debate emerged about animal welfare, oppression and exploitation. It resulted in a community outcry, an inquiry into live baiting and animal welfare within the industry and a proposed ban of greyhound racing in the state of NSW. Whilst the proposed ban of greyhound racing was celebrated amongst animal activists, it was met with a mixture of sadness, shock and animosity from people from within the industry. Many of the people within the greyhound racing community felt stigmatised and discriminated against ...


Doggone Smart: A Canine-Assisted Reading Program And The Effect On Self-Efficacy And Standardized Test Scores, Valerie Daifotis Jan 2019

Doggone Smart: A Canine-Assisted Reading Program And The Effect On Self-Efficacy And Standardized Test Scores, Valerie Daifotis

Scripps Senior Theses

The use of dogs in a reading program is not a new concept. However, this study addresses the gap in the literature by exploring the connection between reading to dogs, reading self-efficacy, and reading standardized test scores. Using an experimental control group design, this study will look at below-average readers in the fifth grade with half randomly assigned to read once a week to a certified therapy dog and volunteer and the other half randomly assigned to read to just an adult volunteer with no dog. This study will use a reading self-efficacy questionnaire (Carroll & Fox, 2017) and the existing ...


Therapy Dogs And The Impact On Employees In The Pediatric Medical Setting, Laine Foith May 2017

Therapy Dogs And The Impact On Employees In The Pediatric Medical Setting, Laine Foith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

More than 40% of nurses reported experiencing significant burnout. Burnout is characterized by disengagement, cynicism, negative views of personal accomplishment and ability, and emotional exhaustion. The healthcare providers that experience burnout can possibly expect a decrease in ability to recognize/report errors, increase of negative feelings toward the patient, and decrease levels of patient satisfaction (Ernest, 2014). One of the ways Schub (2015) suggested to regulate burnout for employees was to provide psychosocial support to colleagues to reduce stress. This study is one of the first attempts to bridge the gap between the unknown correlation between qualitative and quantitative benefits ...


Healthy Dogs, Healthy Communities: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Effect Long Term Change, Roselyn Dixon, Robert Dixon, Richard Malik Dec 2011

Healthy Dogs, Healthy Communities: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Effect Long Term Change, Roselyn Dixon, Robert Dixon, Richard Malik

Rose Dixon

No abstract provided.


Healthy Dogs, Healthy Communities: Culturally Relevant Educational Interventions To Improve The Health And Welfare Of Dogs, Sophie Constable, Roselyn Dixon, Robert Dixon, Graeme Gower Dec 2011

Healthy Dogs, Healthy Communities: Culturally Relevant Educational Interventions To Improve The Health And Welfare Of Dogs, Sophie Constable, Roselyn Dixon, Robert Dixon, Graeme Gower

Rose Dixon

No abstract provided.


Healthy Dogs, Healthy Communities: Sharing Dog Caring Knowledges, Sophie Constable, Roselyn Dixon, Robert Dixon Dec 2011

Healthy Dogs, Healthy Communities: Sharing Dog Caring Knowledges, Sophie Constable, Roselyn Dixon, Robert Dixon

Rose Dixon

Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory have expressed the desire for veterinarians to share their dog caring knowledge with communities. This paper discusses the approach of the 'Healthy Dogs Healthy Communities' project in exploring ways of bringing vets, health researchers, elders, and community members together to share dog-caring knowledges. Currently, a pilot study is being conducted in Yuendumu to trial a generative curriculum model as an approach to sharing and discussing knowledges in order to create locally relevant and culturally appropriate ways to support dog health into the future. The paper also addresses the features of the generative model and ...


Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979 (Mss 367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979 (Mss 367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and bibliography (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 367. Correspondence, book and article manuscripts, and research material of Alfred Leland Crabb, a native of Warren County, Kentucky and later professor at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. The topics of the manuscripts include historical fiction related to Nashville and Bowling Green, biographies of prominent Nashvillians, and articles on all levels of education. Much of the unpublished material is fiction but draws from Crabb's Plum Springs school days and his student experiences at Western Kentucky University.


The Impact Of Animals With Struggling Readers, Jennifer Heyer Feb 2008

The Impact Of Animals With Struggling Readers, Jennifer Heyer

Theses and Graduate Projects

The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate the impact that dogs have with students that struggle with reading. Several programs have been implemented where students spend time reading books to dogs. During these reading sessions, students tend to be more relaxed and confident with their reading. For this thesis, the researcher collected evidence from six students to assess if reading to a dog assists student's reading achievement. Three students met with the researcher for sixteen weeks and worked on their reading skills. The other three students worked with a dog-reading team. Research was collected by using reading assessments ...


Nf04-598 Rabies In Nebraska, Annette K. Bredthauer, David R. Smith Jan 2004

Nf04-598 Rabies In Nebraska, Annette K. Bredthauer, David R. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Rabies is a deadly virus infection that can attack the central nervous system of most warm blooded animals, including humans. Rabies is a very old disease. The first recorded description of the disease dates from the 23rd century BC in Babylon. It was rampant in Europe in the 19th century and was carried to the Americas by animals on the early ships.

This NebFact describes rabies in animals and explains how people can protect themselves, as well as their pets or livestock from rabies exposure.


Ec89-1551 Nebraska Management Guide For Control Of Arthropod Pests Of Poultry And Pets: Featuring: Poultry, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Birds, Guinea Pigs And Gerbils, John B. Campbell Jan 1989

Ec89-1551 Nebraska Management Guide For Control Of Arthropod Pests Of Poultry And Pets: Featuring: Poultry, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Birds, Guinea Pigs And Gerbils, John B. Campbell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This Extension Circular covers the precautions; insecticide formulations, application methods, recommendations for insects pests and poultry, and control recommendations for insect pests of pets. This covers poultry, dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and gerbils.


G84-717 Fleas And Their Management (Revised January 1993), Shripat T. Kamble, David L. Keith Jan 1984

G84-717 Fleas And Their Management (Revised January 1993), Shripat T. Kamble, David L. Keith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides information on flea biology and how to solve flea problems.

Fleas are among the most annoying pests known to humans. In ancient times, fleas were even indicted, found guilty and sentenced to condemnation. Today, the verdict remains the same.

In Nebraska, fleas are common household pests attacking dogs, cats and sometimes people. In addition to these, several other flea species occur in Nebraska, feeding principally on rodents and occasionally on poultry and livestock. The information provided in this publication will focus primarily on cat and dog fleas, as they are the most commonly encountered species.


G78-412 Guide For Controlling Insects On Pets (Revised December 1989), John B. Campbell, David L. Keith Jan 1978

G78-412 Guide For Controlling Insects On Pets (Revised December 1989), John B. Campbell, David L. Keith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This guide is restricted to the most common insect pests of cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, and gerbils.

Pets, like all animals, are subject to attack by certain insects. Sanitation around the area where pets are kept, cleanliness of the pets, good care and nutrition all help reduce the chance of a serious problem.


G78-417 Leptospirosis Of Domestic Animals, Donald B. Hudson Jan 1978

G78-417 Leptospirosis Of Domestic Animals, Donald B. Hudson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Leptospirosis of domestic animals is a very complex disease. This NebGuide examines its diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Introduction

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease of animals and man caused by a spiral-shaped organism (spirochete) of the genus Leptospira. The important serotypes recognized in livestock in the United States include Leptospira pomona, L. canicola, L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. grippotyphosa and L. hardjo. These organisms have a wide host range, including man. Among domestic animals, swine, cattle, dogs, and horses are most frequently affected. Known wildlife hosts include many of the small rodents, raccoons, foxes, opossums, skunks, deer, and moose.

Because of the nature ...