Behavior, Stress and Respiratory Disease in Shelter Dogs

  Dr. Alexandra Protopopova, Dr. Nathan Hall (Texas Tech) and Dr. Jessica Hekman (University of Illinois) will talk about their current project correlating behavior, physiologic measurements of stress, and respiratory disease in shelter dogs. They will talk specifically about their methods – how exactly do you measure behavior, stress, and respiratory disease (three fuzzy concepts)…

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The Education of Will: A Window on Comparative Trauma in People and Dogs

Chat with Dr. Patricia McConnell, CAAB                                             Patricia’s new book, a memoir titled The Education of Will, brings up many issues related to the experience and treatment of trauma in both people and companion animals.…

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How Can Preference Assessments Help Us Evaluate Environmental Enrichment?

CAABChat with Nicole Dorey, Ph.D., CAAB A variety of research studies have demonstrated that environmental enrichment improves animal welfare in a variety of settings, from laboratories, to farms to zoos. The most common approach to evaluating the effectiveness of environmental enrichment is direct observation of behavioral measures over time, such as the occurrence of stereotyped…

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