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  1. Cats abandonment versus adoptionAbandono de gatos versus adocao

    Contributor(s):: Pinheiro, A. G., Alves, N. D., Andrade Neto, D., Lima, J. L. A. de, Rodrigues, A. M. B., Silva, F. B.

    This study was conducted to determine the pattern and factors affecting of cat abandonment and adoption in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that most of the respondents' cats were abandoned prior to being adopted. Other cats were obtained as gifts, purchased or adopted...

  2. Maintenance energy requirements of odor detection, explosive detection and human detection working dogs

    Contributor(s):: Mullis, R. A., Witzel, A. L., Price, J.

    Despite their important role in security, little is known about the energy requirements of working dogs such as odor, explosive and human detection dogs. Previous researchers have evaluated the energy requirements of individual canine breeds as well as dogs in exercise roles such as sprint...

  3. Using the incidence and impact of health conditions in guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in working dogs

    Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., England, G. C. W., Green, M. J., Asher, L.

    This study aimed to use retirement data from working guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in dogs and the demographic factors that influence ageing. Using a dataset of 7686 dogs spanning 20 years, dogs withdrawn for health reasons before they reached retirement were identified. Cases of...

  4. Health problems and risk factors associated with long haul transport of horses in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Padalino, B., Hall, E., Raidal, S., Celi, P., Knight, P., Jeffcott, L., Muscatello, G.

    Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic losses. However; statistics on horse transport are limited and epidemiological data on transport related diseases are available only for horses transported to abattoirs for slaughter. This study...

  5. [The influence of minority sociolinguistic context on home support for seniors in a rural devitalized area: the case of Acadieville New Brunswick]

    Contributor(s):: Simard, M., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Villalon, L., Gould, O., Ethier, S., Gibbons, C.

  6. Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Broadbent, E.

  7. Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care

    Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.

  8. Predictors of cardiovascular events and mortality in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program pilot project

    Contributor(s):: Siegel, D., Kuller, L., Lazarus, N. B., Black, D., Feigal, D., Hughes, G., Schoenberger, J. A., Hulley, S. B.

  9. Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.

  10. Welfare outcomes for 3- and 6-month-old beef calves in a tropical environment castrated surgically or by applying rubber rings

    Contributor(s):: Petherick, J. C., Small, A. H., Reid, D. J., Colditz, I. G., Ferguson, D. M.

    Castration of cattle using rubber rings is becoming increasingly popular due to the perceived ease of the procedure and greater operator safety when compared with surgical castration. Few comparative studies have investigated the effects of different castration methods and calf age on welfare...

  11. Assessment of severity and progression of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome using the CAnine DEmentia Scale (CADES)

    Contributor(s):: Madari, A., Farbakova, J., Katina, S., Smolek, T., Novak, P., Weissova, T., Novak, M., Zilka, N.

    Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) represents a group of symptoms related to the aging of the canine brain. These changes ultimately lead to a decline of memory function and learning abilities, alteration of social interaction, impairment of normal housetraining, changes in sleep-wake cycle and...

  12. Daily animal exposure and children's biological concepts

    Contributor(s):: Geerdts, M. S., Van de Walle, G. A., LoBue, V.

  13. Farm animal welfare and children: a preliminary study building an attitude scale and evaluating an intervention

    Contributor(s):: Lakestani, N., Aguirre, V., Orihuela, A.

    Children are future consumers; they will impact future animal welfare standards. This pilot study evaluated a nonhuman animal welfare education program, building a farm animal attitude questionnaire for 8- to 10-year-old children. The educational material focused on the behaviors and needs of...

  14. Assessing companion dog behavior in a social setting

    Contributor(s):: Roth, Lina S. V., Jensen, Per

  15. Pets as mediators of therapy

    Contributor(s):: Corson, S. A., Corson, E. O.

  16. The effects of horse riding simulation exercise on muscle activation and limits of stability in the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Kim, S. G., Lee, J. H.

  17. Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2

    Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian

  18. Autonomy for nursing home residents

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, Steven Ross

  19. Cat and dog exposure and respiratory morbidities in cystic fibrosis

    Contributor(s):: Morrow, Christopher B., Raraigh, Karen S., Green, Deanna M., Blackman, Scott M., Cutting, Garry R., Collaco, Joseph M.

  20. Dog ownership and physical activity in later life: A cross-sectional observational study

    Contributor(s):: Feng, Zhiqiang, Dibben, Chris, Witham, Miles D., Donnan, Peter T., Vadiveloo, Thenmalar, Sniehotta, Falko, Crombie, Iain K., McMurdo, Marion E. T.