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  1. Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress

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    Reports | Contributor(s): Margot L. Wiscovitch

    Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...

  2. 2016 Study of Current Conditions of Kentucky County Animal Shelters and Degree of Compliance with Kentucky Animal Shelter Laws

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    Reports | Contributor(s): Cynthia L. Gaskill, Rachel Cullman-Clark, Liane Lachiewicz, Matt Lamarre, Brad Rohleder, Kristin Sadler, Rachel Sparling, Craig N. Carter

    Kentucky’s county animal shelter conditions have not been studied for over 20 years. Major goals of this study were to assess current conditions in Kentucky’s county shelters and determine the degree of compliance with Kentucky shelter laws. Additional information was gathered to...

  3. A simple method for determining pulse width as a substitute for RR interval: A brief technical guide

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    Reports | Contributor(s): James Heathers, Matthew Goodwin

    Photoplethysmography (PPG) provides cheap, simple access to pulsatile intervals which correspond to heart beats. However, it often provides a signal which is significantly degraded,and requires cleaning. Manual correction is time consuming, automated correction often fails to deal with unusual...

  4. Independent Study 490A: Positive Reinforcement Training Piglets to Stand in a Container and Follow a Human

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    Reports | Contributor(s): Adrianne R. Kaiser, Anna K. Johnson, Jason W. Ross, Joshua T. Selsby, Kenneth J. Stalder

    The Department of Animal Science within the biomedical research area is using the pig as a model for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the leading, fatal, X-linked disease, affecting 1:3,500 male births worldwide. Two tests require the pigs afflicted with...

  5. Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.

    Reports | Contributor(s): Robert H. Poresky

  6. Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development

    Reports | Contributor(s): Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix

  7. Promoting Social Competence among Low-Income Urban Appalachian Adolescents

    Reports | Contributor(s): Fred C. Hoeweler

  8. Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change

    Reports | Contributor(s): James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck

  9. So You Have A Dog?

    Reports | Contributor(s): Donald Irwin Craig

      So You Have a Dog? © Donald I. Craig, Jr., 2014 “We have had civilizations without horses and even civilizations without the wheel, but never civilizations without dogs.  No dogs, no humanity.” – Piero Scanziani, Italian...

  10. So You Have A Dog?

    Reports | Contributor(s): Donald Irwin Craig, Donald I. Craig

    Responsibilities of dog ownership and benefits of a family dog.

  11. An Experimental Course: Animal Handling, Safety, and Well-Being

    Reports | Contributor(s): Brady M McNeil, Heather A Jennings, Christen G. Jackson, Anna K. Johnson, Jodi A. Sterle

    Students in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University are coming from increasingly diverse backgrounds, with little to no experience working with or handling various livestock species. In order to best accommodate these students, additional courses are being developed, one of...

  12. Distance of Nursery Pig Snout and Tails from a Human Observer during an Approachability Test

    Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K Johnson, Kenneth J Stalder, Locke A Karriker, Thomas Fangman

    The objective of this experiment was to determine the distance of nursery pigs snout and tails from a human observer when classified as touched, orientated to the human or s not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using a digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...

  13. Gilt and Barrow Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer

    Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke. A Karriker, Thomas Fangman

    The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig sex affected how many pigs touched and orientated to the human or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using a live human observation and a digital image collection methodology. A complete...

  14. Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer

    Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman

    The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using live human observation and digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...

  15. The Role of Clinical Veterinary Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Laboratory Animal Distress

    Reports | Contributor(s): V. Hampshire

    It is doubtful that the scientific community will ever arrive at a consensus definition for distress as it may be attempted for the purposes of improving animal welfare in and across the myriad of research, testing and teaching facilities in the United States and throughout the minuet of...

  16. Standards for the academic veterinary medical library

    Reports | Contributor(s): Sarah Anne Murphy, Martha A. Bedard, Jill Crawley-Low, Diane Fagen, Jean-Paul Jetté

    The Standards Committee of the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section was appointed in May 2000 and charged to create standards for the ideal academic veterinary medical library, written from the perspective of veterinary medical librarians. The resulting Standards for the Academic Veterinary...

  17. On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship

    Reports | Contributor(s): Bernadette Earley, Mickael Mazurek, Margaret Murray, Daniel J. Prendiville

    On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship. Study 1. Animal welfare index (AWI): an on-farm survey of beef suckler farms in Ireland. Study 2. Investigation and specificity of behavioural fear responses...

  18. イルカ介在療法のこれまでとこれから

    Reports | Contributor(s): Maya Kadota, Tadamichi Morisaka, Kazunobu Furuta, Naoki Kamezaki, Dai Oya

    動物は,人の生活のいたるところに存在して いる。歴史的にもその関係は非常に深く,紀元 前一万年前の旧石器時代に描かれたというスペ イン,アルタミラ洞窟の野牛,馬,トナカイな どの壁画などからうかがい知れる。人にとって 動物は食べ物としての存在や生活を脅かす存在 であったが,歴史が進むにつれ,より多くの関 わりをもつようになる。信仰としての対象,愛 玩としての対象,家畜としての対象,生活を補 助する道具としての対象などである。

  19. How We Train Dolphins?

    Reports | Contributor(s): Meg Sawada

    Through the internship program at Dolphin Quest Oahu (DQO), not only I have learned how to train dolphins but also I have learned the importance caring for animals with respect. Respecting marine mammal and protecting their environment can lead to marine conservation. At Dolphin Quest, we educate...

  20. Hazards of Getting Sick from Contact with Farm Animals at Fairs and Petting Zoos

    Reports | Contributor(s): Aurora A. Saulo

    Animals exhibited at fairs, farm centers, and in petting zoos are very popular and educational, and they bring much joy to people, especially children, but in addition to warm memories of holding them, there is risk that immunocompromised people may take home harmful—even...