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  1. The Efficacy of Dog Assisted Therapy in Detained Drug Users: A Pilot Study in an Italian Attenuated Custody Institute

    Contributor(s):: Contalbrigo, L.

  2. Model-Based Reverse Translation Between Veterinary and Human Medicine: The One Health Initiative

    Contributor(s):: Benjamin Schneider, Violeta Balbas-Martinez, Albert E. Jergens, Inaki F. Troconiz

    There is growing concern about the limitations of rodent models with regard to recapitulation of human disease pathogenesis. Computational modeling of data from humans and animals sharing similar diseases provides an opportunity for parallel drug development in human and veterinary medicine....

  3. Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol

    Contributor(s):: Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie, Brian Draper, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Jones, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Cindy Mervin

    Introduction Apathy, agitated behaviours, loneliness and depression are common consequences of dementia. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of a robotic animal on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in people with dementia living in long-term aged care.Methods and...

  4. Role of glyoxalase I gene polymorphisms in late-onset epilepsy and drug-resistant epilepsy

    Contributor(s):: Tao, Hua, Si, Ligang, Zhou, Xu, Liu, Zhou, Ma, Zhonghua, Zhou, Haihong, Zhong, Wangtao, Cui, Lili, Zhang, Shuyan, Li, You, Ma, Guoda, Zhao, Jianghao, Huang, Wenhui, Yao, Lifen, Xu, Zhien, Zhao, Bin, Li, Keshen

  5. On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland

    Contributor(s):: Schwarz, S.

    This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to decrease the risk of heart disease; and function of dogs in rescue, animal assisted therapy and...

  6. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...

  7. Traits of drug and explosives detection in dogs of two breeds as evaluated by their handlers and trainers

    Contributor(s):: Adamkiewicz, E., Jezierski, T., Walczak, M., Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Sobczynska, M., Prokopczyk, M., Ensminger, J.

    Police dogs handlers' and trainers' opinions on Labrador retrievers (n=87) and German shepherds (n=96) trained for drugs vs. explosives detection have been compared. As most important traits in both specialties the responders indicated: (1) willingness to sniff objects, (2) concentration...

  8. Effects of carprofen, meloxicam and butorphanol on broiler chickens' performance in mobility tests

    Contributor(s):: Hothersall, B., Caplen, G., Parker, R., Nicol, C. J., Waterman-Pearson, A. E., Weeks, C. A., Murrell, J. C.

    Lame broiler chickens perform poorly in standardised mobility tests and have nociceptive thresholds that differ from those of non-lame birds, even when confounding factors such as differences in bodyweight are accounted for. This study investigated whether these altered responses could be due to...

  9. The Need for Judicial Restriction on the Use of Drug Detecting Canines

    Contributor(s):: William R. Pomeroy

    The use of drug sniffing dogs to detect smuggled contraband began in September 1970 as a means of interdicting the flow of illegal drugs "through border ports and at major gateways" of this country.' Since then, the use of dogs to detect contraband has been expanded...

  10. State v. Rabb: Dog Sniffs Close to Home

    Contributor(s):: Timothy C. Stone

    Sensory perception is an inextricable part of Fourth Amendment' jurisprudence. A policeman's sense of smell, for example, can create probable cause for a lawful search or seizure. A canine's sense of smell operates much like our own, except that its sensory...

  11. Stakeholder views on treating pain due to dehorning dairy calves

    Contributor(s):: Robbins, J. A., Weary, D. M., Schuppli, C. A., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von

    A common and painful management practice undertaken on most dairy farms is dehorning young calves (also called 'disbudding' when done on calves less than about two months of age). Despite much evidence the practice is painful, and effective means available to mitigate this pain, it is frequently...

  12. Effekte eines Therapiebegleithundes auf Patienten im stationären Drogenentzug. = Effects of a dog-assisted therapy on patients during their stationary drug withdrawal in an acute psychiatry hospital

    Contributor(s):: Urban, Sabine, Dehn, Lorenz B., Zillmer, Björn, Driessen, Martin, Beblo, Thomas

  13. Parental predictors of children’s animal abuse: Findings from a national and intergenerational sample

    Contributor(s):: Knight, Kelly E., Ellis, Colter, Simmons, Sara B.

  14. Reimagining care

    Contributor(s):: Karasik, Rona J., Berry, Judy

  15. The helping horse: how equine assisted learning contributes to the wellbeing of First Nations youth in treatment for volatile substance misuse

    Contributor(s):: Adams, C., Arratoon, C., Boucher, J., Cartier, G., Chalmers, D., Dell, C. A., Dell, D., Dryka, D., Duncan, R., Dunn, K., Hopkins, C., Longclaws, L., MacKinnon, T., Sauve, E., Spence, S., Wuttunee, M.

    There has been recent interest in Canada exploring the benefits of equine assisted interventions in the treatment of First Nations youth who misuse volatile substances. Using the richness of an exploratory case study involving the White Buffalo Youth Inhalant Treatment Centre and the Cartier...

  16. Pasteurella species peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: household pets as a risk factor

    Contributor(s):: Poliquin, P. G., Lagace-Wiens, P., Verrelli, M., Allen, D. W., Embil, J. M.

    BACKGROUND: Pasteurella species are Gram-negative coccobacilli that are a part of the normal oropharyngeal flora of numerous domestic animals. They have been recognized as a rare but significant cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). A consensus about management...

  17. Environmental contamination by dog’s faeces: a public health problem?

    Contributor(s):: Cinquepalmi, Vittoria, Monno, Rosa, Fumarola, Luciana, Ventrella, Gianpiero, Calia, Carla, Greco, Maria Fiorella, De Vito, Danila, Soleo, Leonardo

  18. Household risk factors for colonization with multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates

    Contributor(s):: Davis, Meghan F., Peterson, Amy E. Julian, Kathleen G., Greene, Wallace H. , Price, Lance B. , Nelson, Kenrad , Whitener, Cynthia J. , Silbergeld, Ellen K.

  19. Evaluation of pet contact as a risk factor for carriage of multidrug-resistant staphylococci in nursing home residents

    Contributor(s):: Gandolfi-Decristophoris, P., De Benedetti, A., Petignat, C., Attinger, M., Guillaume, J., Fiebig, L., Hattendorf, J., Cernela, N., Regula, G., Petrini, O., Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E.

  20. High diversity of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius lineages and toxigenic traits in healthy pet-owning household members. Underestimating normal household contact?

    Contributor(s):: Gomez-Sanz, E., Torres, C., Lozano, C., Zarazaga, M.