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Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process
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Contributor(s):: Barnard-Nguyen, S., Breit, M., Anderson, K. A., Nielsen, J.
Pet owners often experience complex and profound grief reactions when their animals are euthanized. Veterinary staff are increasingly being called upon to be aware of and to respond to the grief reactions of pet owners at this critical time. The objectives of this study were to identify pet...
Terapia asistida con animales en pacientes oncológicos: una revisión bibliográfica
Contributor(s):: María Marco Oliver
El cáncer causa desajustes psicológicos y emocionales debido a su naturaleza crónica. Los pacientes oncológicos tienen una alta prevalencia de padecer algún trastorno psicológico, entre los que destacan la depresión y los trastornos de ansiedad....
Técnicas reconstrutivas em cirurgia oncológica de canídeos e felídeos
Contributor(s):: Alexandre Margarido Pargana
Actualmente, a doença oncológica é uma das principais causas de morte em canídeos e felídeos. A cirurgia é o método mais antigo e, ainda hoje, de maior sucesso no tratamento de neoplasias, podendo também ser usada como método...
Sniffing Out Cancer | Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte | TEDxWilmington
Contributor(s):: Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte
Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...
Contributor(s):: Deedee O’Brien
Employing horses in a working farm environment, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm provides beneficial therapy for people with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. It uses the horse’s unique ability to enhance a person’s movements and touch a...
Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer
Contributor(s):: Monique Vicky Simon
Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s experience of diagnosis and treatment is often accompanied by a lack of participation and reduced...
Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Broom, D.
Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington
Being there : relationships between people with cancer and their pets : what helps and what hinders
Contributor(s):: Patricia Nitkin
This qualitative research examined the little studied area of human-pet relationships and their impact on persons with cancer. The goal of this study was to gather information from individuals with cancer who had a pet during their illness and explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of that...
Hope comes covered in fur: Donna Waugh at TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas
Contributor(s):: Donna Waugh
The 2013 "Hero Dog of the Year" John D. and his human, Donna, team up to advance the use of canines in human cancer detection, offering hope that comes covered in fur.Donna Waugh is President of the American Scent Dog Association. The K9 handler and scent dog trainer 2006 began using...
Honoring the bond: when cancer threatens
Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.
Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Cancer
| Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath
Cancer is one of the most widespread diseases in the modern world, affecting millions of people per year. In the United States alone approximately 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually, and almost 50% of men and close to 33% of women will develop some form of cancer during their...
An Alternative Approach for Investigating the Carcinogenicity of Indoor Air Pollution: Pets as Sentinels of Environmental Cancer Risk
| Contributor(s):: John A. Bukowski, Daniel Wartenberg
Traditionally, the cancer risks associated with radon, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and similar indoor residential exposures have been evaluated through either laboratory experiments in rodents or epidemiology studies in people. Laboratory studies have the advantage of being controlled...
The power of automated behavioural homecage technologies in characterizing disease progression in laboratory mice: a review
| Contributor(s):: Richardson, C. A.
Behavioural changes that occur as animals become sick have been characterized in a number of species and include the less frequent occurrence of 'luxury behaviours' such as playing, grooming and socialization. 'Sickness behaviours' or behavioural changes following exposure to infectious agents,...
Canine scent detection of human cancers: a review of methods and accuracy
| Contributor(s):: Moser, E., McCulloch, M.
Impact of individual training parameters and manner of taking breath odor samples on the reliability of canines as cancer screeners
| Contributor(s):: Walczak, M., Jezierski, T., Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Sobczynska, M., Ensminger, J.
Operant conditioning parameters in cancer detection dogs.
| Contributor(s):: Walczak, M., Jezierski, T., Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Adamkiewicz, E.
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet contact by immunocompromised children with cancer and immunocompetent children with diabetes
| Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Brophy, J., Sargeant, J. M., Peregrine, A. S., Lawson, M. L., Ramphal, R., Samson, L., Bowes, J., Weese, J. S.
Objective: To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design: A questionnaire was distributed to parents of children diagnosed with cancer (immunocompromised; n=80) or diabetes (immunocompetent; n=251)...
Setting the One Health Agenda and the Human–Companion Animal Bond
| Contributor(s):: Gregg K Takashima, Michael J. Day
“One Health”, also called “One Medicine”, began as an initiative advocating greater integration of human and animal medicine, in the 1800s. This concept has recently come to prominence, driven by the recognition that 75% of the newly emerging infectious diseases will...
Olfactory detection of prostate cancer by dogs
| Contributor(s):: Girardet, C., Cornu, J. N., Cussenot, O.
Abstract from the 2011 International Working Dog Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2011: Volatiles organic compounds (VOCs) in urine have been proposed as cancer biomarkers. Our aim is to evaluate the efficacy of prostate cancer detection by trained dogs sniffing human urines samples.