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One woman and her dog
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Contributor(s):: Moore, K.
Pet ownership and childhood acute leukemia (USA and Canada)
Contributor(s):: Swensen, A. R., Ross, J. A., Shu, X. O., Reaman, G. H., Steinbuch, M., Robison, L. L.
Objectives: For more than three decades there has been speculation regarding a possible role of zoonotic diseases in the development of human leukaemia. This study investigated the potential relationship between exposure to pets and the development of childhood leukaemia. Methods: Data from 2359...
Claw removal and feeding ability in the edible crab, Cancer pagurus : implications for fishery practice
Contributor(s):: Patterson, L., Dick, J. T. A., Elwood, R. W.
Feeding ability and motivation were assessed in the edible crab, Cancer pagurus, to investigate how the fishery practice of de-clawing may affect live crabs returned to the sea. Crabs were either induced to autotomise one claw, or were only handled, before they were offered food. Initially,...
The effects of surgical and chemical castration on intermale aggression, sexual behaviour and play behaviour in the male ferret ( Mustela putorius furo )
Contributor(s):: Vinke, C. M., Deijk, R. van, Houx, B. B., Schoemaker, N. J.
The ferret (Mustela putorius furo) has become an increasingly popular pet animal, yet little is known about their behaviour and welfare. Inter- and intra-specific aggression and the intense musky scent are the two main reasons why male ferrets are normally surgically castrated. However, it is...
Training dogs on a scent platform for oestrus detection in cows
Contributor(s):: Fischer-Tenhagen, C., Wetterholm, L., Tenhagen, B. A., Heuwieser, W.
Dogs can be trained for various odour detection tasks, and have been used to search for explosives, drugs or cancer biomarkers. However, there are only a few studies that have attempted to train dogs for oestrus detection using vaginal fluid, milk or urine of cows. In this study, seven dogs were...
Human-Animal Interaction: A Complementary/Alternative Medical (CAM) Intervention for Cancer Patients
Contributor(s):: Johnson, Rebecca A., Meadows, Richard L., Haubner, Jennifer S., Sevedge, Kathy
The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan
Contributor(s):: Horowitz, S.
This article examines the growing body of research that provides support for the many anecdotally reported health benefits resulting from the human-animal bond, including the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and chronic pain; benefits for paediatric and elderly...
'Complementary' care eases chemotherapy experience
Contributor(s):: Ince, S.
Big Al, dog detective
Contributor(s):: Forman, H.
Big Al, doggy diagnostician
First person. Goldens rule: two golden retrievers help a cancer survivor live and love
Contributor(s):: Schnipper, H. H.
Horses help heal cancer patients & their loved ones: neurosurgeon teams up with resort for cancer patients to teach overcoming fear & sense of powerlessness
Contributor(s):: Erikson, J.
Pet therapy: canine breast cancer survivor lifts spirits
Contributor(s):: Huff, Charlotte
Finding hope. Pet project: with pet therapy, "dog days" take on new meaning
Contributor(s):: Weber, P. J.
Finding joy in the saddest faces
Contributor(s):: Booth, C.
Contributor(s):: Krueger, A., Hey, B., Reynes, A.