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What is a canine athlete?
Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van
Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...
Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact
Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.
Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from direct human-animal interaction. For pet dogs, the manner in which they obtain and respond to petting...
Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities
Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
Acute effects of cage cleaning at different frequencies on laboratory rat behaviour and welfare
Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Peters, A., Mason, G. J.
Equine behaviour and heart rate in temperament tests with or without rider or handler
Contributor(s):: von Borstel, U. König, Euent, S., Graf, P., König, S., Gauly, M.
Pain issues in poultry. (Special Issue: Pain in farm animals.)
Contributor(s):: Gentle, M. J.
This review highlights the possible pain experienced by layer and broiler poultry in modern husbandry conditions. Receptors which respond to noxous stimulation (nociceptors) have been identified and physiologically characterised in many different part of the body of the chicken including the...
The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan
Contributor(s):: Horowitz, S.
This article examines the growing body of research that provides support for the many anecdotally reported health benefits resulting from the human-animal bond, including the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and chronic pain; benefits for paediatric and elderly patients...
Heart-rate and the behaviour of sheep in yards
Contributor(s):: Syme, L. A., Elphick, G. R.
Heart-rate (HR) of 30 Merino wethers was measured by radiotelemetry in two environments: standing alone in a handling race, but in sight of other sheep; and while moving within a group around yards. Subjects were selected three months previously on the basis of each animal's reaction to...
Some studies on heart-rate and behaviour in the domestic fowl
Contributor(s):: Duncan, I. J. H.
Does the use of a device to measure heart rate affect the behavioural responses of lambs to humans?
Contributor(s):: Tallet, C., Veissier, I., Boivin, X.
Devices used to measure cardiac activity (elasticized belt, electrodes, etc.) in standardised behavioural tests could be stressful for the animals, and therefore affect their responses. Preliminary habituation to the device is not always possible. To date, the impact of carrying such devices has...
Relationships between heart rates and behavior of goats in encounters with people
Contributor(s):: Lyons, D. M., Price, E. O.