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  1. Dogs Can Be Successfully Trained to Alert to Hypoglycemia Samples from Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

    Contributor(s): Jennifer Cattet, Dana S. Hardin

    Hypoglycemia (Hypo) is the most common side effect of insulin therapy in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Over time, patients with T1D become unaware of signs and symptoms of Hypo. Hypo unawareness leads to morbidity and mortality. Diabetes alert dogs (DADs) represent a unique way to help...

  2. Hond & liefde: De unieke band tussen baasje en beest

    Contributor(s): Roos Vonk

    Mens en hond zijn al zo lang samen dat ze elkaar veel beter aanvoelen dan anderesoorten. Hoogleraar psychologie Roos Vonk, die zelf de bank deelt met tweeviervoeters, over onze unieke ‘co-evolutie’.

  3. Fleeing from fleas on your cat, dog, or you

    Contributor(s): Robert G. Holmberg

    Fleas are small, laterally flattened, wingless insects that suck blood from warm-blooded animals.  There are about 2,500 species.  Most are parasites of mammals; about 100 species feed on birds.  In North America, 19 species bite humans.

  4. Livestock handling needs improvement

    Contributor(s): Temple Grandin

    The article discusses problems with the handling of livestock and the conclusion of the article states "rough handling of livestock is not only inhumane, but can cause excessive losses due to sickness and slower growth...careful handling of livestock in all phases of production is...

  5. Does Animal-Assisted Therapy Really Work? (What clinical trials reveal about the effectiveness of four-legged therapists), by Hal Herzog, Psychology Today, Nov 17 2014

    Contributor(s): Michael Fallon

    Dr. Hal Herzog, as part of his column, "Animals and Us" in Psychology Today, surveys the current literature on animal-assisted therapy and identifies a number of weaknesses in the existing literature, including a lack of a non-treatment control group, insufficient numbers of subjects,...

  6. Panic Attacks

    Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This story is a true account of a 14 year old boy who was afflicted with panic attacks and sought help through equine facilitated counselling. The medium was effective for him. The story is followed by an update about the boy as well as information about animal assisted and nature assisted...

  7. Fish Therapy

    Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This brief article discusses some of the findings of the impact of integrating fish into the therapeutic medium for different populations of people. It mentions research findings of the impacts of aquariums for alzheimer patients, dolphin assisted therapy for people with a variety of...

  8. The War Brain

    Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This article discusses the impact of exposure to war zones on the human brain and compares it to the survival instincts of horses which are "prey animals"  who depend on their primal instincts for survival. The article attempts to relabel the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress...

  9. Animal Collective

    Contributor(s): Matt Wettengel, Tam Vo, Kait McKinney, Yue Wu

    Pets are a staple of the American family, but their place in the lives of college students is a little hazy. Whether someone is walking a puppy down the street or someone is flaunting pictures of an adorable new chinchilla, pets are the ultimate source of entertainment. Aside from their...

  10. The Dog Will See You Now

    Contributor(s): Alexandra Sifferlin

  11. EIPH in Race Horses

    Contributor(s): Helma Weeks

  12. Ensuring Healthy Guide Dogs for The Seeing Eye

    Contributor(s): Nancy West

  13. Pet Trusts: Estate Planning for You and Your Pets

  14. Birds as Pets

    Contributor(s): Margaret Barry

  15. Animal Assisted Therapy and Education Certificate Program

  16. Household Pets as Sentinels of Environmental Risks for Humans

    Contributor(s): Helma Weeks

  17. For CDC Veterinarians, "All Creatures Great and Small" Includes People

    Contributor(s): Joan Capuzzi Giresi

  18. Protecting Public Health: The Role of Penn Vet

    Contributor(s): Kelly Stratton

  19. Cat Behavior: Facts and Myths

  20. Animal Profile: Animals Depend on People Too