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  • Characterization and Comparison of Injuries Caused by Accidental and Non-accidental Blunt Force Trauma in Dogs and Cats.
    Related Articles Characterization and Comparison of Injuries Caused by Accidental and Non-accidental Blunt Force Trauma in Dogs and Cats. J Forensic Sci. 2016 Jul;61(4):993-9 Authors: Intarapanich NP, McCobb EC, Reisman RW, Rozanski EA, Intarapanich PP Abstract Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) are often difficult to distinguish from non-accidental injury (NAI). This retrospective case-control study compared animals […]
  • Veterinary Forensic Pathology of Animal Sexual Abuse.
    Related Articles Veterinary Forensic Pathology of Animal Sexual Abuse. Vet Pathol. 2016 Sep;53(5):1057-66 Authors: Stern AW, Smith-Blackmore M Abstract Animal sexual abuse (ASA) involves harm inflicted on animals for the purposes of human sexual gratification and includes such terms as bestiality, zoophilia, zoosadism, animal sexual assault, and others. The prevalence of ASA is not known, […]
  • Characteristics of Excitable Dog Behavior Based on Owners' Report from a Self-Selected Study.
    Related Articles Characteristics of Excitable Dog Behavior Based on Owners' Report from a Self-Selected Study. Animals (Basel). 2016 Mar 15;6(3): Authors: Shabelansky A, Dowling-Guyer S Abstract Past research has found that excitable dog behavior is prevalent among sheltered and owned dogs and many times is a reason for canine relinquishment. In spite of its prevalence […]
  • Welfare assessments for long-term housing in animal shelters.
    Related Articles Welfare assessments for long-term housing in animal shelters. Vet Rec. 2016 Jan 02;178(1):16-7 Authors: McCobb E, Dowling-Guyer S PMID: 26719514 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Animal shelters: managing heartworms in resource-scarce environments.
    Related Articles Animal shelters: managing heartworms in resource-scarce environments. Vet Parasitol. 2014 Nov 15;206(1-2):78-82 Authors: Polak KC, Smith-Blackmore M Abstract Animal shelters must frequently make difficult decisions regarding the allocation of limited resources to appropriately care for the millions of dogs and cats that enter their doors annually. Insufficient staffing, expertise, and guidance on heartworm […]
  • Use of accelerometers to measure stress levels in shelter dogs.
    Related Articles Use of accelerometers to measure stress levels in shelter dogs. J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2014;17(1):18-28 Authors: Jones S, Dowling-Guyer S, Patronek GJ, Marder AR, Segurson D'Arpino S, McCobb E Abstract Stress can compromise welfare in any confined group of nonhuman animals, including those in shelters. However, an objective and practical method for […]

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