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Among domestic animal species, the reproductive biology of the dog belongs to the most peculiar. This includes the conceptus-maternal communication and endocrine mechanisms involved in maintenance of pregnancy. Dogs fully depend on luteal progesterone (P4) throughout pregnancy, with similar steroid ...

Author(s)
Kowalewski, M. P.; Pereira, M. T.; Kazemian, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2020, 150, pp 329-338
Abstract

Laws, regulations and professional standards increasingly aim to ban or restrict non-therapeutic tail docking in canine puppies. These constraints have usually been justified by reference to loss of tail participation in communication between dogs, the acute pain presumed to be caused during...

Author(s)
Mellor, D. J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 6, pp 82
Abstract

Canine osteoarthritis is a common, painful condition that is typically managed in a general practice setting. Osteoarthritis may have significant negative impacts on the welfare of both dogs and their owners. Anticipated early clinical signs of canine osteoarthritis and the preferred route to its...

Author(s)
Belshaw, Z.; Dean, R.; Asher, L.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2020, 185,
Abstract

Interspecific communication between dogs and humans enables dogs to occupy significant roles in human society, both in companion and working roles. Dogs excel at using human communicative signals in problem-solving tasks, and solicit human contact when unable to solve a problem. Dogs'...

Author(s)
Lazarowski, L.; Thompkins, A.; Krichbaum, S.; Waggoner, L. P.; Deshpande, G.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Learning & Behavior, 2020, 48, 4, pp 432-443
Abstract

Human-canine communication technology for the home-alone domestic dog is in its infancy. Many criteria need to be fulfilled in order for successful communication to be achieved remotely via artificial agents. Notably, the dogs' capacity for correct behavioural responses to unimodal verbal cues is...

Author(s)
Shaw, N.; Riley, L. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2020, 224,
Abstract

Therapy dogs provide health benefits for individuals who suffer from illnesses, such as dementia, depression, loneliness, and aggression. Therapy dogs' impact on human health has been thoroughly studied; however, studies on dog welfare have been limited. Additionally, as dogs have evolved with...

Author(s)
Clark, S. D.; Smidt, J. M.; Bauer, B. A.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2020, 6, November,
Abstract

Incidence of canine mammary carcinoma is two times higher than the rate of human breast cancer. Mammary tumors are the most common type of cancer in intact female dogs and account for about half of all neoplasms in these dogs. Well-established models of breast cancer have shown that neoplastic...

Author(s)
Luu, S.; Bell, C.; Schneider, S.; Nguyen, T. A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Veterinary Sciences, 2019, 6, 4, pp 101
Abstract

This special issue contains 16 articles from various experts on cognitive and sensory abilities of dogs. Topics discussed are: in what sense are dogs special (canine cognition in comparative context); behavioral synchronization and affliation (dogs exhibit human-like skills); Timmy′s in the well...

Author(s)
Huber, L.; Katz, J. S.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Learning & Behavior, 2018, 46, 4, pp 327-590
Abstract

Rabies claims approximately 59,000 human lives annually and is a potential risk to 3.3 billion people in over 100 countries worldwide. Despite being fatal in almost 100% of cases, human rabies can be prevented by vaccinating dogs, the most common vector, and the timely administration of...

Author(s)
Mindekem, R.; Lechenne, M. S.; Naissengar, K. S.; Oussiguéré, A.; Kebkiba, B.; Moto, D. D.; Alfaroukh, I. O.; Ouedraogo, L. T.; Salifou, S.; Zinsstag, J.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2017, 4, April, pp 38
Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate the hepatocyte-derived microRNA (miR)-122 as novel diagnostic biomarker in canine lymphoma. Fifteen dogs were enrolled in this study. Dogs presented at Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University. Dogs were divided into 8...

Author(s)
Ramadan, E. S.; Kubesy, A. A.; Baraka, T. A.; Torad, F. A.; Salem, S. I.; Salem, N. Y.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Research Communications, 2019, 43, 4, pp 231-238

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