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  1. "Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults

    Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith

  2. 'I'd rather wear out than rust out': autobiologies of ageing equestriennes

    Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah

  3. A Lesson on Aging From Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Walker, Blair S.

  4. A piece of my mind. Hounded

    Contributor(s):: Reisman, A.

  5. A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals

    Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.

    The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...

  6. Age-related behavioural disorders in dogs: clinical, behavioural and therapeutic approach

    Contributor(s):: Osella, M. C., Bergamasco, L., Badino, P.

    Practicing veterinarians have long been aware of geriatric behavioural changes in pet dogs, often described by the owners as "normal aging" or "senility". The first diagnostic tool is a good knowledge of the potential behavioural changes associated with aging; afterwards any underlying medical...

  7. Ageing does not significantly affect performance in a spatial learning task in the domestic cat ( Felis silvestris catus )

    Contributor(s):: McCune, S., Stevenson, J., Fretwell, L., Thompson, A., Mills, D. S.

    A spatial learning task was used to examine cognitive function in 36 cats (1.0-15.1 years of age), with a control for motor function. No significant age-related decline in cognitive function was found. Initial selection of 75 cats showed no significant age differences between young (0-3 years),...

  8. Aging and Veterinary Care of Cats, Dogs, and Horses through the Records of Three University Veterinary Hospitals

    Contributor(s):: Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota

    The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs (approximately 50,000), cats (approximately 12,000), and companion horses (slightly less than 1,000). The...

  9. Aging with a disability: strategies for enabling occupational transitions

    Contributor(s):: Hunsberger, J., Shaw, L., Schweitzer, A., Burns, S.

  10. Animais solidários: a zooterapia como extensão universitária para idosos institucionalizados

    Contributor(s):: Gisele Dela Ricci, Carina Torelli, Maria de Fatima Martins, Thiago William de Almeida

    This study aimed to introduce different animals into Vicente de Paulo Asylum quotidian, in Pirassununga city, State of São Paulo, through the lonely animals’ project of veterinary medicine and husbandry faculty of São Paulo State University, researching identify the best way...

  11. Animal Care and the Elderly

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, Amy E.

  12. Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review

    Contributor(s):: Jessica Powell

    Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...

  13. Animals, aging, and the aged

    Contributor(s):: Bustad, Leo K.

  14. Assessment and treatment of nonpain conditions in life-limiting disease

    Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.

  15. 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...

  16. Behaviour of fast- and slow growing broilers to 12 weeks of age and the physical consequences

    Contributor(s):: Bokkers, E. A. M., Koene, P.

    Behaviour of broilers up to 6 weeks of age has been studied extensively, but little is known what happens after 6 weeks. Insight in the behavioural abilities after 6 weeks may also yield insight in the period before 6 weeks as the disbalance between motivation and physical abilities is more...

  17. Canine and feline geriatric oncology : honoring the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Villalobos, Alice, Kaplan, Laurie

  18. Characteristics of ageing pets and their owners: dogs v. cats

    Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R., Wakshlag, J.

  19. Client services for geriatric pets

    Contributor(s):: Hancock, G., Yates, J.

  20. Clinical feasibility of cognitive testing in dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Heckler, M. C. T., Tranquilim, M. V., Svicero, D. J., Barbosa, L., Amorim, R. M.

    Several cognitive tests have been developed to evaluate specific aspects of human and animal learning and memory. These tests have been used for early detection of cognitive deficits and to monitor the treatment of dogs with cognitive impairment. Thus, this article evaluated the feasibility of...