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Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Angela Joy Felker
This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who...
Randomized Controlled Theory-Based, E-Mail-Mediated Walking Intervention: Differences Between Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Libby Richards, Niwako Ogata, Ching-Wei Cheng
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of two concurrent randomized controlled interventions based on social cognitive theory to increase walking. A second purpose was to compare...
Cat Ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad Zeeshan Memon, Gabriela Vasquez, M Fareed K Suri
The presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Relative risks (RR)...
The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health
| Reports | 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...
What is a canine athlete?
| Book Sections | 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,...
Do audible and ultrasonic sounds of intensities common in animal facilities affect the autonomic nervous system of rodents?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burwell, A. K., Baldwin, A. L.
In animal facilities, noises, often poorly controlled, occur over a wide range of frequencies and intensities. Evidence demonstrates that audible noise and ultrasound have deleterious effects on...
Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact
| Journal Articles | 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...
Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Department of Community Health, School of Health and Human Services, National University,...
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
University of Maryland School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201,...
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glenn N. Levine, Karen Allen, Lynne T. Braun, Hayley E. Christian, Erika Friedmann, Kathryn A. Taubert, Sue Ann Thomas, Deborah L. Wells, Richard A. Lange
The purpose of this American Heart Association Scientific Statement is to critically assess the data regarding the influence of pet ownership on the presence and reduction of cardiovascular...
Acute effects of cage cleaning at different frequencies on laboratory rat behaviour and welfare
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burn, C. C., Peters, A., Mason, G. J.
Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Conventry CV4 7AL, UK.
Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.
Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada.
Cow milk and human development and well-being
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maijala, K.
This paper reviews the hypotheses of the relationship between milk and human coronary heart disease (CHD). These hypotheses are examined and their original historic deficiencies are discussed....
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.
It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine...
Pain issues in poultry. (Special Issue: Pain in farm animals.)
| Journal Articles | 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...
The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan
| Journal Articles | 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...
Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates...
The benefits of the Assisted Animal Therapy: a bibliographic review
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pereira, M. J. F., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M. L.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been used as one more instrument in the promotion of health and treatment of some diseases. This bibliographic review highlights the benefits derived from AAT....
Heart-rate and the behaviour of sheep in yards
| Journal Articles | 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...