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  1. Training School Counselors and Nurses to Enhance Collaboration Through Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s): Yordy, B. M., Tuttle, M., Meyer, J. M.

  2. Dogs’ Stay in a Pet Hotel – Salivary Cortisol Level and Adaptation to New Conditions

    Contributor(s): Wojtaś, Justyna, Garbiec, Aleksandra, Karpiński, Mirosław, Czyżowski, Piotr

  3. Does the start of flat races influence racehorse race performance?

    Contributor(s): Wells, Isobel, Randle, Hayley, Williams, Jane M.

  4. Aggressiveness, ADHD-like behaviour, and environment influence repetitive behaviour in dogs

    Contributor(s): Sulkama, S., Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Hakanen, E., Puurunen, J., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.

  5. Diet dilution and feeding frequency have only minor effects on the behaviour of broiler breeder pullets

    Contributor(s): Mens, Annemarie J. W., de Jong, Ingrid C., van Riel, Johan W., Gunnink, Henk, van Hattum, Theo, van Emous, Rick A.

  6. The Five Domains model and promoting positive welfare in pigs

    Contributor(s): Kells, N. J.

  7. The effect of pet therapy on the stress and social anxiety levels of disabled children: A randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s): Demiralay, Ş, Keser, İ

  8. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on patients with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    Contributor(s): Chen, H., Wang, Y., Zhang, M., Wang, N., Li, Y., Liu, Y.

  9. Is there hope beyond fear? Effects of social rehabilitation on unsocialised stray dogs

    Contributor(s): Casaca, Miriam, Morello, Gabriela M., Magalhães, Tatiana, Olsson, I. Anna S., Vieira de Castro, Ana Catarina

  10. Breed group differences in the unsolvable problem task: Herding dogs prefer their owner, while solitary hunting dogs seek stranger proximity

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Van Poucke, Enya, Höglin, Amanda, Jensen, Per, Roth, Lina S. V.

    The communicating skills of dogs are well documented and especially their contact-seeking behaviours towards humans. The aim of this study was to use the unsolvable problem paradigm to investigate differences between breed groups in their contact-seeking behaviours towards their owner and a...

  11. Assessing the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on alleviation of anxiety in pre-school children: A randomized controlled trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tahan, M., Saleem, T., Sadeghifar, A., Ahangri, E.

    OBJECTIVE & BACKGROUND: Human-animal interactions are considered as being valuable and beneficial for the psychological health. Recently Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been included for client-therapist interaction. The purpose of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of...

  12. Economic feasibility of interventions targeted at decreasing piglet perinatal and pre-weaning mortality across European countries

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stygar, A. H., Chantziaras, I., Maes, D., Aarestrup Moustsen, V., De Meyer, D., Quesnel, H., Kyriazakis, I., Niemi, J. K.

    BACKGROUND: Piglet perinatal and pre-weaning mortality is a welfare problem causing economic losses in pig production. In this study, the effects of housing and management interventions on the economic result of sow enterprises representing six European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland,...

  13. The Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Patients with Dual Diagnosis: Schizophrenia and Addiction

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Monfort, M., Benito, A., Haro, G., Fuertes-Saiz, A., Cañabate, M., Baquero, A.

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of an animal-assisted-therapy (AAT) program in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and substance-use disorders in residential treatment in order to intervene in the remission of negative and positive symptoms and...

  14. Race, Zoonoses and Animal Assisted Interventions in Pediatric Cancer

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cotoc, C., Notaro, S.

    Emerging evidence accumulates regarding the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in facilitating pediatric cancer treatment and alleviating symptomatology through positive changes in the patients' emotional, mental, and even physical status. A major concern expressed by...

  15. Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chen, C. R., Hung, C. F., Lee, Y. W., Tseng, W. T., Chen, M. L., Chen, T. T.

    Deficits in cognition, physical, and social functions in adults with schizophrenia may become salient with aging. While animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can benefit physical function in older adults and improve symptoms of psychotic disorders, the effect of AAT on middle-aged patients with...

  16. Patient and Caregiver Perceptions of Animal Assisted Activity in Orthodontics

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cass, Katelyn, Bocklage, Clare, Sulkowski, Taylor, Graves, Christina, Ghaltakhchyan, Nare, Rapolla, Allen, Jackson, Tate, Divaris, Kimon, Wiesen, Chris, Strauman, Timothy, Jacox, Laura

    Dental anxiety affects up to 21% of children and 80% of adults and is associated with lifelong dental avoidance. Animal assisted activity (AAA) is widely used to reduce anxiety and pain in medical settings and has promise in dentistry. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate...

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

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, B., Shenk, C. E., Dreschel, N. E., Wang, M., Bucher, A. M., Desir, M. P., Chen, M. J., Grabowski, S. R.

    This clinical trial examined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunct to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for abused youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Youth between the ages of 6 and 17 (M = 11.79, SD = 3.08) were randomized to receive standard TF-CBT or...

  18. Mothers' Reflections on Cat Ownership for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder During COVID-19

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Saskia Keville, Sophia De Vita, Amanda K. Ludlow

    Animal- assisted interventions are increasingly used as a complementary therapy in clinical practice to support people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with promising outcomes compared to traditional therapies. Less is understood about the therapeutic benefits of more accessible and...

  19. The Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on the Attachment Security of Abused Women

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Ilana B. Silver

    The present study was designed to explore the impact of equine-assisted activities on attachment security among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Attachment security was assessed at three different time points using the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR)...

  20. Whole-Genome Signatures of Selection in Sport Horses Revealed Selection Footprints Related to Musculoskeletal System Development Processes

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siavash Salek Ardestani, Mehdi Aminafshar, Mohammad Bagher Zandi Baghche Maryam, Mohammad Hossein Banabazi, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Younes Miar

    Selective breeding has led to gradual changes at the genome level of horses. Deciphering selective pressure patterns is progressive to understand how breeding strategies have shaped the sport horse genome; although, little is known about the genomic regions under selective pressures in sport...