Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep
Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.
Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity
Contributor(s):: Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.
Behavioral cardiology: recognizing and addressing the profound impact of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular health
Contributor(s):: Das, S., O'Keefe, J. H.
Pet ownership, but not ACE inhibitor therapy, blunts home blood pressure responses to mental stress
Contributor(s):: Allen, K., Shykoff, B. E., Izzo, J. L., Jr.
In the present study, we evaluated the effect of a nonevaluative social support intervention (pet ownership) on blood pressure response to mental stress before and during ACE inhibitor therapy. Forty-eight hypertensive individuals participated in an experiment at home and in the physician’s...
Equine behaviour and heart rate in temperament tests with or without rider or handler
Contributor(s):: von Borstel, U. König, Euent, S., Graf, P., König, S., Gauly, M.
Cow milk and human development and well-being
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. This is followed by the new and emerging scientific evidence to support, question or refute these...
Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly
Contributor(s):: Riddick, Carol C.
Integrative approaches for cardiovascular disease
Contributor(s):: Guarneri, M., Mercado, N., Suhar, C.
Paws and relax: one hospice's pet therapy journey
Contributor(s):: Browder, L. M.
Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure
Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms
Contributor(s):: Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.
It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine the evidence in support of this hypothesis and present the available data with respect to major...
Pain issues in poultry. (Special Issue: Pain in farm animals.)
Contributor(s):: Gentle, M. J.
This review highlights the possible pain experienced by layer and broiler poultry in modern husbandry conditions. Receptors which respond to noxous stimulation (nociceptors) have been identified and physiologically characterised in many different part of the body of the chicken including the...
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 patients...
News & trends
Animals and cardiovascular health
Contributor(s):: Jennings, Garry L. R., Reid, Christopher M., Christy, Irene, Jennings, Janis, Anderson, Warwick P., Dart, Anthony
Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
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 positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...
The benefits of the Assisted Animal Therapy: a bibliographic review
Contributor(s):: Pereira, M. J. F., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M. L.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been used as one more instrument in the promotion of health and treatment of some diseases. This bibliographic review highlights the benefits derived from AAT. Although the use of animals in therapy has been mentioned since the 19th century, only in 1962 was a...
[Our non-humanoid contemporaries of cardiovascular protective value]
Contributor(s):: Leu, H. J.