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  1. Animal assisted therapy for elderly residents of a skilled nursing facility

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    There is a growing population of those with dementia and other cognitive impairments that affect the quality of life.  This is attributed to advances in science, technology and medicine leading to reductions in maternal mortality, infectious and parasitic diseases, occupational safety...

  2. Examining Canadian Equine Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare

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    The diversity of the Canadian equine industry makes determining baseline attitudes and beliefs a challenge. Adult members of the Canadian equine industry (n = 901) participated in an online survey to report demographic information and views on the role of horses and their ability to experience...

  3. The Effect of Extensive Human Presence at an Early Age on Stress Responses and Reactivity of Juvenile Ostriches towards Humans

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    The effect of extensive human presence and regular gentle handling performed at an early age (0–3 months old) on stress responses and reactivity of juvenile ostriches towards humans was investigated. A total of 416 ostrich chicks over two years were exposed to one of three treatments for...

  4. You Are Not My Handler! Impact of Changing Handlers on Dogs' Behaviours and Detection Performance

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    Dog-handler relationships can directly impact team success. Changing a dog’s handler may therefore compromise detection performance. However, there are currently few studies which support this. This research explored the performance and behavioural impact of changing a dog’s...

  5. Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143

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    A recent opinion paper by Kipperman and German (2018) discussed the increasing prevalence of pet obesity, the risk factors contributing to this increase, and the role of veterinarians in helping manage pet obesity. They described the problem as a One Health problem as it has been previously...

  6. Influence of the Competition Context on Arousal in Agility Dogs

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    To determine whether participation in dog agility has an impact on canine arousal and welfare, this study aimed firstly to identify the effect of the competition context on arousal changes experienced by dogs, as distinct from purely physical participation in agility, and secondly to assess the...

  7. Development and Validation of Broiler Welfare Assessment Methods for Research and On-farm Audits

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    Required auditing of on-farm broiler welfare in the United States has increased; however, a lack of validated tools exists for assessment of enrichment. National Chicken Council (NCC) guidelines were used on a subset of 300 Ross 308 broilers out of 1200 to validate and adapt welfare measures....

  8. Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  9. Animal-assisted therapy for schizophrenia and related disorders: A systematic review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  10. Bergeyella zoohelcum isolated from oral cavities of therapy dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  11. Equine Assisted Therapy for Patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  12. "Animals are friends, not food": Anthropomorphism leads to less favorable attitudes toward meat consumption by inducing feelings of anticipatory guilt

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  13. An equine-assisted therapy intervention to improve pain, range of motion, and quality of life in adults and older adults with arthritis: A randomized controlled trial

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  14. Cognitive characteristics of 8- to 10-week-old assistance dog puppies

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  15. Embracing Variability and Repetition in Practice: A Commentary on Outcomes following Physical Therapy Incorporating Hippotherapy on Neuromotor Function and Bladder Control in Children with down Syndrome: A Case Series

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

    2020Phys Occup Ther Pediatr403261-2620194-263810.1080/01942638.2020.1746900engSchool of Physical Therapy, Western University, London, Canada.text

  16. Thriving through relationships: assistance dogs' and companion dogs' perceived ability to contribute to thriving in individuals with and without a disability

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  17. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks

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  18. Changing Human Behavior to Improve Animal Welfare: A Longitudinal Investigation of Training Laboratory Animal Personnel about Heterospecific Play or "Rat Tickling"

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  19. Excluded but not forgotten: Veterinary emergency care during emergencies and disasters

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  20. Hippotherapy on postural balance in the sitting position of children with cerebral palsy - Longitudinal study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.