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  1. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s): Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  2. Comparative study on stress-induced hyperthermia, level of fear and behaviour of two genetically selected strains of domestic chicks to playback calls

    Contributor(s): Iyasere, Oluwaseun S., Oyeniran, Victor J., Durosaro, Samuel O., Fafiolu, Adeboye O., Ojelade, Oluwaseun C., Ajayi, Oreoluwa D.

  3. Smart carnivores think twice: Red fox delays scavenging on conspecific carcasses to reduce parasite risk

    Contributor(s): Gonzálvez, Moisés, Martínez-Carrasco, Carlos, Sánchez-Zapata, José A., Moleón, Marcos

  4. The Impact of Robotic Companion Pets on Depression and Loneliness for Older Adults with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Contributor(s): Fogelson, D. M., Rutledge, C., Zimbro, K. S.

  5. Pets in society

    Contributor(s): Dean, R. W.

  6. Donkey behaviour and cognition: A literature review

    Contributor(s): De Santis, Marta, Seganfreddo, Samanta, Galardi, Morgana, Mutinelli, Franco, Normando, Simona, Contalbrigo, Laura

  7. No evident effect of domestication on the anti-predator behaviour of European abalone (Haliotis tuberculata): Implications for stock enhancement programs

    Contributor(s): Chauvaud, Pierre, Day, Rob, Roussel, Sabine

  8. Effects of training service dogs on service members with ptsd: A pilot-feasibility randomized study with mixed methods

    Contributor(s): Abraham, Preetha A., Kazman, Josh B., Bonner, Joshua A., Olmert, Meg D., Yount, Rick A., Deuster, Patricia A.

  9. Can Dog-Assisted Intervention Decrease Anxiety Level and Autonomic Agitation in Patients with Anxiety Disorders?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wołyńczyk-Gmaj, D., Ziółkowska, A., Rogala, P., Ścigała, D., Bryła, L., Gmaj, B., Wojnar, M.

    Few studies have explored the influence of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on patients with mental disorders. We investigated it's impact on anxiety symptoms. We divided 51 patients with anxiety symptoms into two groups-treatment group, that went for a short 15-20 min' walk with a dog,...

  10. Animal-Assisted Interventions for the Improvement of Mental Health Outcomes in Higher Education Students: A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Parbery-Clark, C., Lubamba, M., Tanner, L., McColl, E.

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs), particularly Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal-Assisted Activity (AAA), in improving mental health outcomes for students in higher education. The number of students in...

  11. An examination of nest-building behaviour using five different nesting materials in C57BL/6J and BALB/c mice

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Obermueller, B., Castellani, C., Till, H., Reininger-Gutmann, B., Singer, G.

  12. How Are Humans Animals? The Human as a Subject of Behavioral Ecology Textbooks

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hildyard, Daisy

  13. Behavioural diversity as a potential welfare indicator for professionally managed chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Exploring variations in calculating diversity using species-specific behaviours

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hall, K., Bryant, J., Staley, M., Whitham, J. C., Miller, L. J.

  14. Emotional Support Animals: An Overview of Practical and Legal Issues for Social Workers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hahn, S. A., Hinton, J., Hallyburton, A.

  15. Emotional support animals: A framework for clinical decision-making

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ferrell, Jillian, Crowley, Susan L.

  16. Ponies Proliferate Positive Affect: The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy on Positive Affect in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Hannah Roberts, Nikki Honzel

    Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat due to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...

  17. Serum Cortisol Concentrations and Behavior Assessment as Tools for Evaluating Stress in Horses Used in Therapeutic or University Riding Programs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Shikun Chen

    Stress is known to have a negative impact on the health and well-being of animals. Physiological and behavioral changes offer objective and easy to use methods of evaluating stress in horses. However, there are limited studies showing a relationship between changes in stress-related behavior...

  18. Equine Facilitated Mental Health Services and Social Adjustment in Adolescents on Probation

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Anna Idzerda

    Little quantitative research has been done to verify claims that the use of horses in Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Education Services has an impact on the clients’ emotional and mental wellbeing. This study was created to determine if participation in six months of weekly...

  19. Potential Risk Factors for Aggression and Playfulness in Cats: Examination of a Pooling Fallacy Using Fe-BARQ as an Example

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Noema Gajdoš Kmecová, Barbara Petková, Jana Kottferová, Rachel Sarah Wannell, Daniel Simon Mills

    Using a popular method of behaviour evaluation which rates the intensity of behaviour in different contexts, we demonstrate how pooling item scores relating to a given construct can reveal different potential risk factors for the dependent variable depending on how the total score is...

  20. Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Hamilton

    This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...