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  1. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on pain in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    AIMS: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) relieves pain by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to reduce anxiety in children. Yet little is known about its effects on pain in children. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effects of AAT on pain in children. METHODS: Eight...

  2. The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration

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  3. The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  4. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on hospitalized children and teenagers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  5. Animal presence modulates frontal brain activity of patients in a minimally conscious state: A pilot study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  6. Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  7. Influences of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Episodic Memory in Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  8. Influences of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Episodic Memory in Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries

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  9. Pet Therapy: How the Cat I Never Wanted Saved My Life

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2020Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology38151744-17451527-775510.1200/JCO.19.03177engtext

  10. Pet Therapy: How the Cat I Never Wanted Saved My Life

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    2020Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology38151744-17451527-775510.1200/JCO.19.03177engtext

  11. Jacobs Mane of Hope

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    We use mini horses for therapy and to bring joy to others. Our mission is to show love and compassion to others through the use of mini horses. Our horses are registered service animals and are permitted in public spaces. The handler has completed the therapy animal course through Pet Partners....

  12. Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults

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    Background: Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased causing a significant rise and rising number of senior citizens. This has resulted in greater demand and spending in healthcare for this growing population, due to, the increase risk for health problems that are associated...

  13. Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs

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    Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...

  14. Assessment of Vaccine-Induced Immunity Against Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis

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    Canine visceral leishmaniasis is an increasingly important public health problem. Dogs infected by Leishmania infantum are the main domestic reservoir of the parasite and play a key role in its transmission to humans. Recent findings have helped in the development of novel diagnostic...

  15. Ride to Walk

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Ride to Walk was founded in 1985 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are...

  16. Population Structure Analysis of the Border Collie Dog Breed in Hungary

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    Pedigree data of the Border Collie dog breed were collected in Hungary to examine genetic diversity within the breed and its different lines. The database was based on available herd books dating from the development of the breed (in the late 1800s) to the present day. The constructed pedigree...

  17. Measuring Attachments Between Dogs and Their Owners

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    This thesis details the development and testing of a new scale for measuring human attachment to dogs which allows for the measurement of weaker attachment levels as well as stronger ones (the CDA scale). The correlation between dog-owner’s scores on the CDA scale and their dog’s...

  18. Canine and Feline Parvoviruses Can Use Human or Feline Transferrin Receptors To Bind, Enter, and Infect Cells

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    Canine parvovirus (CPV) enters and infects cells by a dynamin-dependent, clathrin-mediated endocytic pathway, and viral capsids colocalize with transferrin in perinuclear vesicles of cells shortly after entry (J. S. L. Parker and C. R. Parrish, J. Virol. 74:1919–1930, 2000). Here we...

  19. Third time's the charm or three strikes you're out? An updated review of the efficacy of dolphin-assisted therapy for autism and developmental disabilities

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  20. The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road

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