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The Benefits of Pets for Human Health
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| Contributor(s):: Dana Casciotti, Diana Zuckerman
Pet ownership and health
| Contributor(s):: Judith M. Siegel
Aug 21 2017
3rd International Conference on Influenza and Zoonotic Diseases
Disease Discovery in Animals & Global Health: Mark Ackermann at TEDxGooseLake
| Contributor(s):: Mark Ackermann
Dr. Ackermann's talk looks at the historical impact of veterinary medicine on global health. He talks about his own research, which focuses on the link between RSV and lambs, and tells audience members about a drug that will help shorten the common cold. In his faculty position, Mark is...
One Health Knowledge Assessment, Curriculum Development, and Evaluation for Middle School Students
| Contributor(s):: Kimathi Choma
The One Health concept is of critical importance to public health. The One Health concept promotes awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health. This study was designed to target middle school students in order to promote the One Health concept...
Look Before You Leap: What Are the Obstacles to Risk Calculation in the Equestrian Sport of Eventing?
| Contributor(s):: Denzil O'Brien
All horse-riding is risky. In competitive horse sports, eventing is considered the riskiest, and is often characterised as very dangerous. But based on what data? There has been considerable research on the risks and unwanted outcomes of horse-riding in general, and on particular subsets of...
Healthy animals, healthy people: Inextricably linked
| Contributor(s):: Michael B. Cates
Dogs and dolphins, monkeys and cats, horses and mules, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, and humans--multiple species, and all are part of the focused mission of the US Army Veterinary Corps. For over 91 years, officers in our Corps, along with support personnel, have been an integral part of the Army...
How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU
| Contributor(s):: Aakash Lonkar
From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good...
The effectiveness for hippotherapy for children with autism-spectrum disorders
| Contributor(s):: Taylor Aaron, Sharon Cubelo, Merrill Simpson, Julie M. Fagan
There is little research regarding the type of equine assisted therapy (EAT) known as hippotherapy for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our research involves surveying parents and therapists of children with ASD that are participating in a hippotherapy...
Pets: Do They Enhance Our Immunity?
| Contributor(s):: Vidhi Desai, Calvin Leung, Ye Rin Lim, Julie M. Fagan
Pets can be highly beneficial to the human health and may even aid in the development of the human immune system. Our study specifically targets the area of pet ownership and its effects on the immune system’s capabilities of different age and ethnic groups. To examine this, we conducted a...
Therapy Dogs Assisting Those With Autism
| Contributor(s):: Yung Yung Chan, Courtney Zinna, Dana DeLuca, Ali Locke, Julie M. Fagan
The use of animals in assisting people with special needs is gaining acceptance. However, the assessment and success of animal-assisted therapy programs has primarily been based on anecdotal evidence. We have designed a pilot study to determine whether therapy dogs may be beneficial in assisting...
Does cat attachment have an effect on human health? A comparison between owners and volunteers
| Contributor(s):: Filipa Alexandra Benchimol da Silva Garcia Dinis, Thais Lima Fernandes Martins
Cat owners and volunteers from a rehoming centre were given the Lexington Attachment to Pet Scale (LAPS) questionnaire to assess their level of attachment to their own or rescue cats. In addition, heart rate and blood pressure were measured 10 minutes before, during, and after spending time with...
Transport Dog Lessons
03 Aug 2016 |
Posted by Myrna Milani
I’m one of those people who enjoys optimism far more than pessimism. And because the animal transport scene sometimes really gets me down, I decided to list the benefits I’ve gained...
Using Comparative Metagenomics to Determine the Role of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) as Sentinels for Human Respiratory Health
| Contributor(s):: Sarah H. Stellick Seepaulsingh
Cetaceans are proposed as sentinel species for assessing the health of marine ecosystems and human coastal populations. This relationship has been based on similarities in the bioaccumulation of pollutants by cetaceans and humans, as well as their susceptibility to infectious disease. Respiratory...
Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Human Health
| Contributor(s):: Gene Swanson
The purpose of this thesis is to conduct an integrative review of existing literature focusing on Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), specifically canines, on human health. The reviewed articles were published between the years of 2000 to 2014, written in the English language, scholarly in nature, in...
The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health
| Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath, Emily Patterson-Kane
More than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) daily, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds (Go et al., 2014). In any given year, approximately 620,000 Americans suffer their first coronary attack, and 295,000 have a repeat attack. Even though rates of CVD declined between 2000...
Bacterial Zoonoses Transmitted by Household Pets: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspectives for Targeted Research and Policy Actions
| Contributor(s):: Damborg, P., Broens, E. M., Chomel, B. B., Guenther, S., Pasmans, F., Wagenaar, J. A., Weese, J. S., Wieler, L. H., Windahl, U., Vanrompay, D., Guardabassi, L.
Canary in a Coal Mine: The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence
| Contributor(s):: Susan I. Finkelstein
One Health Presents: Animal Disease and Human Health
| Contributor(s):: Katie Brinkley
Use of the health belief model to explain perceptions of zoonotic disease risk by animal owners
| Contributor(s):: Karen L. Wheeler
The rise in the number of public health risks from zoonotic disease in just the past two decades has underscored both the importance of educating the public about risky health behaviors and preventive measures, and the need to communicate these topics in clear, concise and accessible language...