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  • Writer's pictureAnna Zamansky

Our Paper Accepted to Applied Animal Behavior

Our paper Evaluation of shelter dog activity levels before and during COVID-19 using automated analysis was accepted to the Applied Animal Behavior Science journal.


  • In-kennel shelter dog activity was analyzed and compared before and during COVID-19.

  • Automated video analysis of activity levels was validated against manual coding.

  • In-kennel activity was significantly lower before COVID-19 than during COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 societal changes may have adversely affected shelter dog’s in-kennel activity.

  • Uncontrollable societal changes add complexity to managing shelter dog welfare.



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