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  1. A non-invasive telemetry system for obtaining heart rate from free-ranging swine

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friend, T. H., Dellmeier, G. R., Stuart, J. L.

    A vest made of four-way stretch heavy duty nylon spandex was developed to hold telemetry equipment and permit the use of body surface electrodes for obtaining heart rate data on free-ranging or...

  2. Acute effects of cage cleaning at different frequencies on laboratory rat behaviour and welfare

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burn, C. C., Peters, A., Mason, G. J.

    2006 Animal Welfare 15 2 161-171 0962-7286 English text

  3. Ageless allies

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wolfson, Elissa

    2004 Catnip 12 8 13-16 1069-6687 text

  4. American Heart Association Acknowledges Benefits of Pet Ownership

    Forum › general-discussion › the-human-animal-bond-in-the-media

    The American Heart Association has released a statement acknowledging the benefits of pet ownership on cardiovascular health. The report, published in the AHA journal, Circulation, includes...

  5. Animal-assisted therapy and cardiovascular disease

    | Book Sections | Contributor(s): Wolff, Andrew I., Frishman, William H.

    2005 Complementary and integrative therapies for cardiovascular disease 362-368 0323030025; 9780323030021 Elsevier/Mosby St. Louis, MO text

  6. Animal-assisted therapy at Mayo Clinic: The time is now

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Creagan, E. T., Bauer, B. A., Thomley, B. S., Borg, J. M.

    2015 Complement Ther Clin Pract 21 2 101-4 1744-3881 10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.03.002 eng Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address:...

  7. Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates...

  8. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Implications for Professionals in the Field of Rehabilitation

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda M. Mangalavite, Thomas D. Upton (adviser)

    The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been done for centuries. It wasn’t until the 20th century when people began to realize the potential the human-animal interaction had on...

  9. Animals and cardiovascular health

    | Book Sections | Contributor(s): Jennings, Garry L. R., Reid, Christopher M., Christy, Irene, Jennings, Janis, Anderson, Warwick P., Dart, Anthony

    1998 Companion animals in human health. 161-171 0-7619-1061-1 0-7619-1062-X Sage Publications, Inc Thousand Oaks, CA US text

  10. Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, Karen

    2003 Current Directions in Psychological Science 12 6 236-239 0963-7214 1467-8721 10.1046/j.0963-7214.2003.01269.x Allen, Karen, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental...

  11. Association of pet ownership with eating, exercise, nutritional status, and heart health of seniors

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Dembicki, Diane Florence

    1995 244 p. Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO English text

  12. Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.

    Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from...

  13. Behavioral cardiology: recognizing and addressing the profound impact of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular health

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Das, S., O'Keefe, J. H.

    2006 Current atherosclerosis reports 8 2 111-8 1523-3804 (Print) 1523-3804 (Linking) eng Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA. text

  14. Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Angela Joy Felker

    This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who...

  15. Cardiorespiratory and Biomechanical Changes with Hippotherapy in Children with and without Cerebral Palsy

    | Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): B.R. Rigby, A.R. Gloekner, S. Papadakis, A.A. Bane, J.S. Forsse, A.E. Bird, T.R. Willard, D.L. Bullinger, R.R. Rogers, K.D. Biggerstaff, P.W. Grandjean

    Hippotherapy utilizes the rhythmic movement of the horse to improve functional abilities and quality of life of individuals with neurological impairments. Little is known regarding the changes in...

  16. Cardiovascular Health

    Pet ownership has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health and others as having many benefits for the health and welfare of humans and animals[1][2]. Under some...

  17. Cat Ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad Zeeshan Memon, Gabriela Vasquez, M Fareed K Suri

    Background The presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Methods Relative risks (RR)...

  18. Clinical pathology and cardiovascular parameters are not influenced by housing rats under increased environmental complexity

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mikkelsen, L. F., Sorensen, D. B., Krohn, T., Lauritzen, B., Dragsted, N., Hansen, A. K., Ottesen, J. L.

    Since the release of the revised Appendix A from the Council of Europe for housing of laboratory animals there have been claims that laboratory animals should be housed under more complex...

  19. Cow milk and human development and well-being

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maijala, K.

    This paper reviews the hypotheses of the relationship between milk and human coronary heart disease (CHD). These hypotheses are examined and their original historic deficiencies are discussed....

  20. Do audible and ultrasonic sounds of intensities common in animal facilities affect the autonomic nervous system of rodents?

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burwell, A. K., Baldwin, A. L.

    In animal facilities, noises, often poorly controlled, occur over a wide range of frequencies and intensities. Evidence demonstrates that audible noise and ultrasound have deleterious effects on...