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  1. Evaluating ADHD Assessment for Dogs: A Replication Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Csibra, Barbara, Bunford, Nóra, Gácsi, Márta

    The family dog, in its natural environment, exhibits neuropsychological deficits redolent of human psychiatric disorders, including behaviours similar to human Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. For dogs, Vas and colleagues developed a 13-item questionnaire to measure...

  2. Improving the Emotional Distress and the Experience of Hospitalization in Children and Adolescent Patients Through Animal Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Correale, C., Borgi, M., Collacchi, B., Falamesca, C., Gentile, S., Vigevano, F., Cappelletti, S., Cirulli, F.

    Introduction: Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs) are increasingly common in pediatric care settings as a means to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of hospitalized children and adolescents.Objectives: The aim of this work was to review published studies...

  3. Australian Consumers’ Knowledge and Concern for Animal Welfare in Food Production: Influences on Purchasing Intentions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cornish, Amelia R., Ashton, Brayden, Raubenheimer, David, McGreevy, Paul D.

  4. The Neurobiology of Behavior and Its Applicability for Animal Welfare: A Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Coria-Avila, Genaro A., Pfaus, James G., Orihuela, Agustín, Domínguez-Oliva, Adriana, José-Pérez, Nancy, Hernández, Laura Astrid, Mota-Rojas, Daniel

    Understanding the foundations of the neurobiology of behavior and well-being can help us better achieve animal welfare. Behavior is the expression of several physiological, endocrine, motor and emotional responses that are coordinated by the central nervous system from the processing of internal...

  5. Attachment towards the Owner Is Associated with Spontaneous Sleep EEG Parameters in Family Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carreiro, Cecília, Reicher, Vivien, Kis, Anna, Gácsi, Márta

    Affective neuroscience studies have demonstrated the impact of social interactions on sleep quality. In humans, trait-like social behaviors, such as attachment, are related to sleep brain activity patterns. Our aim was to investigate associations between companion dogs’ spontaneous brain...

  6. Outcomes of a controlled trial with visiting therapy dog teams on pain in adults in an emergency department

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carey, B., Dell, C. A., Stempien, J., Tupper, S., Rohr, B., Carr, E., Cruz, M., Acoose, S., Butt, P., Broberg, L., Collard, L., Fele-Slaferek, L., Fornssler, C., Goodridge, D., Gunderson, J., McKenzie, H., Rubin, J., Shand, J., Smith, J., Trask, J., Ukrainetz, K., Meier, S.

    ContextPain is a primary reason individuals attend an Emergency Department (ED), and its management is a concern.ObjectivesChange in symptoms and physiologic variables at 3 time points pre-post a ten-minute St. John Ambulance therapy dog team visit compared to no visit in ED patients who...

  7. Is the Concept of Animal Welfare Incompatible with Chinese Culture?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cao, Deborah

  8. Fat Cats and Porky Pooches: “Pet Obesity,” Moral Panic, and Multi-Species Possibilities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bunyak, Garrett

  9. The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy Intervention on Activities of Daily Living, Quality of Life, Mood, Balance and Gait in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Berardi, A., Di Napoli, G., Ernesto, M., Fabbrini, G., Conte, A., Ferrazzano, G., Viselli, F., Galeoto, G.

    Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of equine therapy (ET) to detect changes in the activities of daily living, quality of life, mood, balance, and gait in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Material and Methods: In the study, 17 participants with PD...

  10. Shared Identity of Horses and Men in Oromia, Ethiopia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baynes-Rock, Marcus, Teressa, Tigist

  11. Creation and Validation of a Tool for Evaluating Caregiver Burnout Syndrome in Owners of Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) Diagnosed with Behavior Disorders

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barrios, Carmen Luz, Gornall, Vanessa, Bustos-López, Carlos, Cirac, Rosa, Calvo, Paula

    Currently, domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) are the most common species among companion animals. The close bond that can grow between owners and their dogs could be worn out and finally broken due to various causes. One main cause is canine behavioral problems, leading to dogs being...

  12. Acute Stress Response of Sheep to Shearing Procedures: Dynamic Change of Cortisol Concentration and Protein Electrophoretic Pattern

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Arfuso, Francesca, Fazio, Francesco, Chikhi, Lucas, Aymond, Guillaume, Piccione, Giuseppe, Giannetto, Claudia

    The current study aimed to investigate the influence of acute stress by shearing procedures on hematological parameters, serum cortisol concentration and serum protein electrophoretic pattern in Comisana sheep. A total of 20 not pregnant and not lactating adult ewes, aged 3–4 years old and...

  13. A View from Inside: Understanding Puerto Rico Cockfighting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aragunde-Kohl, Úrsula A., Segarra-González, Yahaira, Meléndez-Samó, Liza M., Hernández-Rivera, Ivemarie, Quiles-Peña, Carolina

  14. Serum Cortisol and Its Correlation with Leucocyte Profile and Circulating Lipids in Donkeys (Equus asinus)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alberghina, Daniela, Statelli, Alessandra, Monteverde, Vincenzo, Vazzana, Irene, Cascone, Giuseppe, Panzera, Michele

        

  15. Ethical Considerations in Oncology and Palliative Care Research During COVID-19

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Akard, T. F., Gilmer, M. J., Hendricks-Ferguson, V. L.

  16. Automatically recognizing four-legged animal behaviors to enhance welfare using spatial temporal graph convolutional networks

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhao, Yaqin, Feng, Liqi, Tang, Jiaxi, Zhao, Wenxuan, Ding, Zhipeng, Li, Ao, Zheng, Zhaoxiang

    Automatically recognizing animal behaviors in zoos and in national natural reserves can provide valuable insight into their welfare for facilitating scientific decision-making processes in animal management. Due to the difficulty of capturing massive amounts of animal video footage, a few...

  17. Effects of physical enrichment and pair housing before weaning on growth, behaviour and cognitive ability of calves after weaning and regrouping

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhang, Chenyu, Juniper, Darren T., Meagher, Rebecca K.

    Housing unweaned calves individually in barren environments negatively affects their growth, cognitive ability, and adaptability to environmental changes in later life. Social housing has been shown to improve those aspects, whereas physical environmental enrichment has rarely been studied in...

  18. Does the sex of the search and rescue (SAR) dog handler affect the work of the rescue team?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wojtas, J., Zielinski, D., Karpinski, M.

    The handler's sex, as well as his personality and individual predispositions, may affect his suitability for work in rescue services. In addition, handler's susceptibility to stress may affect the effects of search and rescue (SAR) dog's work. The aim of the study was to analyze the salivary...

  19. Assessing the Visitor and Animal Outcomes of a Zoo Encounter and Guided Tour Program with Ambassador Cheetahs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Whitehouse-Tedd, Katherine M., Lozano-Martinez, Jairo, Reeves, Jessica, Page, Mollie, Martin, Jaime H., Prozesky, Heidi

    Research into the effectiveness of zoo Ambassador Animal Programs (AAPs) has typically investigated human or animal factors separately. This study took a multi-dimensional approach and aimed primarily to (1) determine whether change in visitor knowledge was influenced by the type of experience...

  20. Effect of cooperative care training on physiological parameters and compliance in dogs undergoing a veterinary examination – A pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wess, Lukas, Böhm, Astrid, Schützinger, Miriam, Riemer, Stefanie, Yee, Jason R., Affenzeller, Nadja, Arhant, Christine

    One way to reduce fear and lack of compliance during veterinary procedures is ‘cooperative care training’, training animals to voluntarily participate in husbandry and medical care. Here we assessed the effects of cooperative care training on heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV),...