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  1. Relationship between sociability toward humans and physiological stress in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Yoon-Joo Shin, Nam-Shik Shin

    Sociability is an essential trait for dogs to successfully interact with humans. In this study, the relationship between sociability and physiological stress was examined. Additionally, whether differences exist between companion dogs (C group) and shelter dogs (S group) was examined. Overall,...

  2. The companion dog as a model for human aging and mortality

    Contributor(s):: jessica m hoffman, Kate E. Creevy, Alexander Franks, Dan G O'Neill, Daniel E. L. Promislow

    Around the world, human populations have experienced large increases in average lifespan over the last 150 years, and while individuals are living longer, they are spending more years of life with multiple chronic morbidities. Researchers have used numerous laboratory animal models to...

  3. Do Lambs Perceive Regular Human Stroking as Pleasant? Behavior and Heart Rate Variability Analyses

    Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Marjorie Coulon, Raymond Nowak, Julie Peyrat, Herve Chandeze, Alain Boissy, Xavier Boivin

    Stroking by humans is beneficial to the human-animal relationship and improves welfare in many species that express intraspecific allogrooming, but very few studies have looked at species like sheep that do not express such contact except around parturition. This study investigated the way lambs...

  4. Online videos indicate human and dog behaviour preceding dog bites and the context in which bites occur

    Contributor(s):: Sara C. Owczarczak-Garstecka, Francine Watkins, Rob Christley, Carri Westgarth

    YouTube videos of dog bites present an unexplored opportunity to observe dog bites directly. We recorded the context of bites, bite severity, victim and dog characteristics for 143 videos and for 56 videos we coded human and dog behaviour before the bite. Perceived bite severity was derived...

  5. Rise Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center

    Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) member center that teaches recreational riding to children and adults of all ages with special needs. The idea behind Ride Above was to create a place where the entire family unit...

  6. REINS

    At REINS, children and adults with disabilities learn how to ride horses. This is an intense form of therapy that benefits a wide range of abilities.  Our current enrollment is nearly 200 weekly students who come from all over the counties of Orange, Riverside and San Diego. We also have the...

  7. Project R.I.D.E

    We began in 1979 with Chris McParland, Adaptive PE teacher at Jessie Baker School. From humble beginnings with a few students, some portable fencing and horses borrowed by the day, we have grown to serve over 600 students in the greater Sacramento area.Project R.I.D.E. Inc. is a 501(c)3...

  8. Poway Valley Therapeutic Riding Center (PoVa)

     Poway Valley Therapeutic Riding Center (PoVa) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with special needs.   The lessons are led by the program’s Executive Director, Ingrid Mourey who is a PATH International Advanced...

  9. Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship

    Since 2004, Partners has been providing therapeutic horsemanship as a unique means to improve the quality of life for those with special needs, their families and the community. 

  10. Partners in Equestrian Therapy

    Partners in Equestrian therapy (P.E.T.) is a unique riding program located in Atascadero, California for children and adults with special needs.  The P.E.T. program provides the student with the opportunity to increase physical skills, confidence and self esteem through therapeutic horse...

  11. The Saddle Light Center

    The Saddle Light Center is a non-profit organization that offers professional equine therapy to the disabled population of a wide range of ages in the San Antonio area to improve both their self-esteem and quality of life. 

  12. Experimental Tibetan monkey domestication and its application for intraocular pressure measurement

    AIM: To train Tibetan monkey (Macaca thibetana) for intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement in conscious state and obtain normal IOP in conscious Tibetan Macaque.    METHODS: The training was based on award-conditioned behavior. Food stimulation and human-animal interaction...

  13. An empirical examination of the conceptualization of companion animals

    The results provide information on the relative importance of salient attributes and thus indicate which attributes that are important to consider, for example, when analyzing human-animal interaction, animal welfare, human health and subjective-well-being, or the economic value of cats and...

  14. A Wearable System for the Evaluation of the Human-Horse Interaction: A Preliminary Study

    Contributor(s):: Andrea Guidi, Antonio Lanata, Paolo Baragli, Gaetano Valenza, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo

    This study reports on a preliminary estimation of the human-horse interaction through the analysis of the heart rate variability (HRV) in both human and animal by using the dynamic time warping (DTW) algorithm. Here, we present a wearable system for HRV monitoring in horses. Specifically, we...

  15. Early diagnosis and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in Africa: insights from a case study

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Wannenburg, Roelf van Niekerk

    Awareness and concern regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased worldwide.1-3 In high resource countries, this has led to an increase in funding for ASD research and the inclusion of ASD in health policies.1,4 Despite an increase in research on ASD in Africa in the...

  16. Modelling personality, plasticity and predictability in shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Conor Goold, Ruth C. Newberry

    Behavioural assessments of shelter dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) typically comprise standardized test batteries conducted at one time point, but test batteries have shown inconsistent predictive validity. Longitudinal behavioural assessments offer an alternative. We modelled longitudinal...

  17. Nasally-Administered Oxytocin Has Limited Effects on Owner-Directed Attachment Behavior in Pet Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, giovanna renata rosenlicht, Sarina R Saturn, Monique A. R. Udell

    The present study explored the effects of intranasal oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone, on the behavior of pet dogs during an attachment test. Each dog participated in two testing sessions. On one visit saline was administered nasally, and on another, oxytocin was administered nasally. For...

  18. Runnin' WJ Ranch

    Runnin' WJ Ranch, a Christian non-profit organization, opened its doors for therapeutic riding classes in September of 2001.  The core of the operation is its over 400 volunteers. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center (www.pathintl.org). Runnin' WJ...

  19. Rise Therapeutic Equestrian Center

    Reaching Inside Souls using Equines, helping individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional needs meet personal goals.

  20. Riding Unlimited

    Riding Unlimited’s mission for over 25 years has been to Turn Disabilities Into Possibilities. We help individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities through the power of the horse. Therapeutic horsemanship improves strength, balance, coordination, memory...