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Visiting Researcher to Discuss Unique Bond Between People and Their Pets

Sunday November 13th, 2011, 4:33pm


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A free public lecture called The Unique Bond Between Companion Animals and People will be held at the University of Windsor Monday by Alan Beck, a professor in comparative pathobiology at Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Beck’s research in the field of anthrozoology over the past four decades has contributed to a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between people and their companion animals. He co-authored the book, Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship, first published in 1983 then revised in 1996. In 2011, he edited The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for Pets and People.

The public is welcome to hear a wide variety of research demonstrating the health benefits of relationships between people and their pets with the general public.  It starts at 5:30 pm at Vanier Hall – Oak Room on the University of Windsor Campus.

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