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do hope you enjoy this issue which has some interesting scientific articles as well as some fun and training articles. Sit back and enjoy!

The ABC are very excited about the online seminar coming up on the 7th June 2021 with Suzanne Clothier. This talk is on Multi-dog households. Details on the talk are at the end of the newsletter.

Food as a contextual cue in counterconditioning experiments: Is there a counterconditioning process?

By Judith L. Stella1 and Candace C. Croney1

Editor’s Note – Research has come a LONG way since this study was undertaken in the early 1980’s I do confess cringing at some of the descriptions of these experiments…

Experiments 1 and 2, the resistance to extinction of avoidance was greater if food was given during extinction of fear to the CS than if no food was given, even when exposure to the CS and numbers of food and no food confinement trials were equated. It is suggested that….

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A warm welcome to all our Associate members, and Accredited Consultants. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year and are staying safe and healthy.

Reminder about our talk coming up on the 15th March 2021. Flyer is further down in the Newsletter. Sit back and enjoy!

Environmental Aspects of Domestic Cat Care and Management: Implications for Cat Welfare

By Judith L. Stella1 and Candace C. Croney1

Domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) are the most commonly kept companion animals in the US with large populations of owned (86 million), free-roaming (70 million), research (13,000), and shelter (2-3 million) cats.

Vast numbers of cats are maintained in homes and other facilities each year and are reliant on humans for all of their care…

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A warm welcome to all our Associate members, and Accredited Consultants. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year and are staying safe and healthy.

Some interesting articles in this issue. So, sit back and enjoy!

Investigating surgical challenges, legislation and scientific rigour, George Winter explores the impact of dog bites on public health.

In 2018, there were 8.9 million dogs in the UK, 6.6 million UK households own a dog, and between 1981 and 2015 there were 78 human deaths from dog bites in England and Wales. Surgical challenges include infection, dealing with arm and nose injuries and when to close a wound.

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