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Operant conditioning parameters in cancer detection dogs.
Contributor(s):: Walczak, M., Jezierski, T., Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Adamkiewicz, E.
Sniffer dogs as part of a bimodal bionic research approach to develop a lung cancer screening
Contributor(s):: Boedeker, E., Friedel, G., Walles, T.
The ‘sixth sense’?
Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Alison
Volatile organic compounds as biomarkers of bladder cancer: Sensitivity and specificity using trained sniffer dogs
Contributor(s):: Willis, C. M., Britton, L. E., Harris, R., Wallace, J., Guest, C. M.
Clinical Trial Shows Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Adult Cancer Patients Undergoing Complex Cancer Treatment with Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
Forum › general-discussion › hcdiscussions
Therapy dogs may improve the emotional well-being of some cancer patients, according to results of a clinical study, the first to document the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer...
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet contact by immunocompromised children with cancer and immunocompetent children with diabetes
Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Brophy, J., Sargeant, J. M., Peregrine, A. S., Lawson, M. L., Ramphal, R., Samson, L., Bowes, J., Weese, J. S.
Objective: To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design: A questionnaire was distributed to parents of children diagnosed with cancer (immunocompromised; n=80) or diabetes (immunocompetent; n=251)...
Setting the One Health Agenda and the Human-Companion Animal Bond
Contributor(s):: Takashima, G. K., Day, M. J.
Therapeutic horseback riding in breast cancer survivors: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Cerulli, C., Minganti, C., De Santis, C., Tranchita, E., Quaranta, F., Parisi, A.
Setting the One Health Agenda and the Human–Companion Animal Bond
Contributor(s):: Gregg K Takashima, Michael J. Day
“One Health”, also called “One Medicine”, began as an initiative advocating greater integration of human and animal medicine, in the 1800s. This concept has recently come to prominence, driven by the recognition that 75% of the newly emerging infectious diseases will arise...
Cancer and your pet : a guide to alternative and integrated treatment
Contributor(s):: Cargill, Marie
Olfactory detection of prostate cancer by dogs
Contributor(s):: Girardet, C., Cornu, J. N., Cussenot, O.
Abstract from the 2011 International Working Dog Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2011: Volatiles organic compounds (VOCs) in urine have been proposed as cancer biomarkers. Our aim is to evaluate the efficacy of prostate cancer detection by trained dogs sniffing human urines samples.
Use of spontaneous behaviour measures to assess pain in laboratory rats and mice: how are we progressing?
Contributor(s):: Whittaker, A. L., Howarth, G. S.
The understanding and recognition of pain in laboratory rats and mice has advanced considerably in recent times. However, there is evidence that despite these advances, analgesics are still relatively underutilised in these species. One possible contributing influence to this is the difficulty in...
[Drs. Dog and Cat - animals as good doctors]
Contributor(s):: Bublak, R.
Bacteria Used to Treat Canine Cancer is Now Being Used in Human Trials
Forum › general-discussion › the-human-animal-bond-in-the-media
Researchers have been studying the effect of Clostridium novyi bacteria on naturally occurring tumors in dogs. The study showed that the tumors were eliminated in three of the six dogs that...
Paws2Care, Inc. is a 501(c)3 certified non-profit pet therapy organization dedicated to bringing comfort, care, and hope to children with special needs, kids battling cancer, and families facing challenging times. Golden Retriever Beamer is the inspiration behind "Pawsing to...
HABRI Central Case Studies: Animal Intervention: Decreasing Anxiety in Cancer Patients
| Contributor(s):: HABRI Central
A university student talks about a tumor he had as a child and how a dog his family adopted during his treatment helped him through the recovery process.
Canines and Childhood Cancer: The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Patients, Families and Therapy Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris
For many people, animals take center stage in their daily lives, offering companionship, comfort, joy and for some, even kinship. Increasingly, greater attention has been given to the roles that animals can play in supporting the health and emotional well-being of people in need, specifically...
Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Pediatric Oncology Settings
Focus groups and interviews were conducted at three U.S. children’s hospitals to gain the perspectives of staff, parents of pediatric oncology patients, adolescent cancer survivors, and therapy dog handlers regarding the role of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunctive intervention for...
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 17
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Sharing the Banfield Vision, pg 1The Veterinarian's Responsibility in Family Violence, pg 4Is There a HAB When There is an Emergency, pg 5Veterinary Students and the Human-Animal Bond, pg 6Pawsitively Fit for Life, pg 7Canine and Feline Geriatric...
Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss
| Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.