Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations
Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.
Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process
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...
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...
Feline aggression directed toward people: causes and treatment
Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.
Changes in behaviour of dairy cows with clinical mastitis
Contributor(s):: Sepulveda-Varas, P., Proudfoot, K. L., Weary, D. M., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Behaviour is an important tool for recognizing illness in animals. One of the most common diseases in dairy cattle is clinical mastitis. Evidence suggests that cows with this disease show sickness behaviours, but little is known about the progression of behavioural changes before and after the...
The fearful, anxious, & worried pet
Contributor(s):: Deporter, T.
Lifelong care for your feline patients
Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.
Canine scent detection of human cancers: a review of methods and accuracy
Contributor(s):: Moser, E., McCulloch, M.
Prevalence and antimicrogram of Staphylococcus intermedius group isolates from veterinary staff, companion animals, and the environment in veterinary hospitals in Korea
Contributor(s):: Youn, JungHo, Yoon, JangWon, Koo, HyeCheong, Lim, SukKyung, Park, YongHo
A case study: fecal corticosteroid and behavior as indicators of welfare during relocation of an Asian elephant
Contributor(s):: Laws, N., Ganswindt, A., Heistermann, M., Harris, M., Harris, S., Sherwin, C.
This study was a preliminary investigation of an enzyme immunoassay for measuring fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in a male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) by investigating changes in behavior and cortisol metabolite excretion associated with a putative stressful event. The study collected...
A descriptive study of 215 dogs diagnosed with separation anxiety
Contributor(s):: Storengen, L. M., Boge, S. C. K., Strom, S. J., Loberg, G., Lingaas, F.
Clinical records of dogs visiting a behavioral clinic were used to study the behavior and background of dogs with separation anxiety (SA). 215 dogs (with SA) were included in the study, representing 22.6% of the patients seen during the 40 months the study covered ( n=952). Male dogs comprised...
Behavioural assessment of dental pain in captive Malayan sun bears ( Helarctos malayanus)
Contributor(s):: Fleming, M., Burn, C. C.
Captive bears are prone to developing dental pathology for reasons including longevity in captivity, inappropriate diet, trauma, and stereotypical bar biting. If not detected, this can cause pain and suffering, with negative welfare consequences. As animals cannot verbally express feelings,...
Can animal-based welfare assessment be simplified? A comparison of the Welfare Quality protocol for dairy cattle and the simpler and less time-consuming protocol developed by the Danish Cattle Federation
Contributor(s):: Andreasen, S. N., Sandoe, P., Forkman, B.
Welfare assessment protocols using primarily animal-based measures are believed to give valid information about the welfare of animals. However, they tend to be time consuming and therefore costly, thus in practice there is often considerable reluctance to use them. In the present study, the...
Common and emerging infectious diseases in the animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Pesavento, P. A., Murphy, B. G.
The beneficial role that animal shelters play is unquestionable. An estimated 3 to 4 million animals are cared for or placed in homes each year, and most shelters promote public health and support responsible pet ownership. It is, nonetheless, inevitable that shelters are prime examples of...
Dynamics of the access of captive domestic cats to a feed environmental enrichment item
Contributor(s):: Damasceno, J., Genaro, G.
Providing feed enrichment to captive felids that are obligate carnivores is crucial for eliciting natural hunting behaviours. However, studies of the efficacy of enrichment techniques usually analyse the whole group, overlooking the different behaviours of individual animals towards the enriched...
Video analysis of dogs suffering from anxiety when left home alone and treated with clomipramine
Contributor(s):: Cannas, S., Frank, D., Minero, M., Aspesi, A., Benedetti, R., Palestrini, C.
This study sought to film dogs with separation anxiety when left home alone while undergoing treatment with clomipramine and to compile objective information on behaviors exhibited. Twenty-three dogs ranging in age from 5 months to 9 years (mean, 32 years) were included. The dogs were filmed when...
A review of hippotherapy horse diseases from 2006 to 2010 in Uruguaiana-RS
Contributor(s):: Silva, M. N. G. da, Duarte, C. A., Folchini, N. P., Mistieri, M. L. de A., Freitas, G. S. R. de, Sodre, L. A. D.
Behavioural responses of Argentine coastal dusky dolphins Lagenorhynchus obscurus to a biopsy pole system
Contributor(s):: Loizaga de Castro, R., Hoelzel, A. R., Crespo, E. A.
Canine separation anxiety
Contributor(s):: Reisner, I.