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  1. Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

    Contributor(s):: Cori Bussolari, Janice Habarth, Satoko Kimpara, Rachel Katz, France Carlos, Amy Chow, Hisao Osada, Yukiko Osada, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field, Wendy Packman

  2. Análisis de oportunidades de mercado para la creación de un Centro Integral para Mascotas (CIM) en la ciudad de Bogotá

    Contributor(s):: Cindy Vanesa Ríos Rodríguez

    En este trabajo se realiza el Análisis de Oportunidades de Mercado (AOM) para la creación de un Centro Integral para Mascotas (CIM) en la ciudad de Bogotá, con el fin de determinar, si existen estas oportunidades en el sector y generar una propuesta de estrategias de mercado....

  3. Management strategies in farrowing house to improve piglet pre-weaning survival and growth

    Contributor(s):: Vila, R. M., Tummaruk, P.

    Post-partum and lactation are the most complex periods in the swine production chain. Newborn pigs are highly vulnerable due to relatively low body weight at birth and physiological immaturity. Most of the management strategies performed in farrowing houses are oriented to ensure a proper level...

  4. A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams

    Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.

    This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students (n=78) were randomly assigned to order of a therapy-dog intervention and attention-control condition, each 15 minutes long....

  5. A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams

    Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.

    This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students (n=78) were randomly assigned to order of a therapy-dog intervention and attention-control condition, each 15 minutes long....

  6. A boy's best friend: Using human-animal interaction with at-risk teen boys

    Contributor(s):: Thomas, Jessica, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  7. A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams

    Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.

    This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students ( n=78) were randomly assigned to order of a therapy-dog intervention and attention-control condition, each 15 minutes long....

  8. In search of responsible medicine

    Contributor(s):: Barnard, Neal D.

  9. Feeding behavior and the effect of photoperiod on the performance and hematological parameters of the pacama catfish ( Lophiosilurus alexandri)

    Contributor(s):: Kitagawa, A. T., Costa, L. S., Paulino, R. R., Luz, R. K., Rosa, P. V., Guerra-Santos, B., Fortes-Silva, R.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the rhythms of feeding and locomotor activity, the ability to synchronize to a fixed feeding time, and the influence of photoperiod on the growth parameters, feed intake and hematological parameters of a recently introduced fish in freshwater Brazilian...

  10. Slow and steady wins the race? No signs of reduced welfare in smaller broiler breeder hens at four weeks of age

    Contributor(s):: Lindholm, C., Calais, A., Jonsson, J., Yngwe, N., Berndtson, E., Hult, E., Altimiras, J.

    Broiler breeder chickens are commonly reared under strict feed-restriction regimes to reduce obesity-induced health and fertility problems during adult life, and are assumed to experience a reduced welfare due to the resulting hunger. In these conditions, feed competition could influence the...

  11. The Experience of Equine Assisted Personal Growth

    Contributor(s):: Darling, Kathryn M.

  12. Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth

    Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.

  13. Facilitating 'learning from mom how to eat like a pig' to improve welfare of piglets around weaning

    Contributor(s):: Oostindjer, M., Kemp, B., Brand, H. van den, Bolhuis, J. E.

    Piglets in commercial husbandry are weaned abruptly and at a rather young age. Many weanling piglets are poorly adapted to ingest solid food, often resulting in a period of underfeeding. The underfeeding generally leads to a poor growth, diarrhoea occurrence and the development of damaging...

  14. Housing Density and Growth in Juvenile Red-Eared Turtles

    Contributor(s):: McRobert, Scott P.

    Analyzes the growth of juvenile turtles under laboratory conditions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Effects of housing condition and diet on turtle growth; Factors affecting the chances of survival of turtles; Development of a protocol for the successful maintenance of turtles in captivity.

  15. The effect of environmental manipulation on behavior, salivary cortisol, and growth of piglets weaned at 14 days of age

    Contributor(s):: Rodarte, L. F., Ducoing, A., Galindo, F., Romano, M. C., Valdez, R. A.

    Environmental enrichment can be a useful tool to reduce belly nosing behaviors in early weaned piglets. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of environmental enrichment on behavior, salivary cortisol, and productivity of piglets weaned at 14 days of age. The study assigned 112 piglets...

  16. Responses to novel situations of female and castrated male pigs with divergent social breeding values and different backtest classifications in barren and straw-enriched housing

    Contributor(s):: Reimert, I., Rodenburg, T. B., Ursinus, W. W., Kemp, B., Bolhuis, J. E.

    The growth of a pig is not only affected by its own genes, but also by the genes of its pen mates. This indirect effect on a pig's growth is represented as social breeding value (SBV) in a newly developed breeding model. It has been hypothesized that pigs could affect their pen mates' growth...

  17. Factors and Convergent Validity of the Pet Attachment and Life Impact Scale (PALS)

    Contributor(s):: Lisa DeMarni Cromer, M. Rose Barlow

    Human-animal interaction (HAI) provides benefits for humans. Emotional attachment to pets is a possible mechanism for benefits but there is no standard operationalization for “attachment to pets.” The study presented here (N = 651) uses a pet attachment measure based on qualitative research about...

  18. Healing Hooves

    Healing Hooves is an Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program bringing healing, growth and hope to children, youth, adults and families.

  19. Effect of enrichment on the behaviour and growth of juvenile Xenopus laevis

    | Contributor(s):: Archard, G. A.

  20. Factors affecting white-tailed deer-browsing rates on early growth stages of soybean crops

    | Contributor(s):: Colligan, G. M., Bowman, J. L., Rogerson, J. E., Vasilas, B. L.