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  1. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  2. The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support

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    Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...

  3. Hearts and Hooves Therapy

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    Heart and Hooves Therapy is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. We are here to enhance the lives of children and adults, any age and ability with a different kind of therapy! We use AAA (animal assisted activities) and AAT (animal assisted therapy) to  offer on-site sessions and off-site...

  4. Rabies in Nonhuman Primates and Potential for Transmission to Humans: A Literature Review and Examination of Selected French National Data

    Journal Articles

    Background: The nonhuman primate (NHP)-related injuries in rabies-enzootic countries is a public health problem of increasing importance. The aims of this work are to collect data concerning rabies transmission from NHPs to humans; to collate medical practices regarding rabies postexposure...

  5. Brain regions involved in observing and trying to interpret dog behaviour

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    Humans and dogs have interacted for millennia. As a result, humans (and especially dog owners) sometimes try to interpret dog behaviour. While there is extensive research on the brain regions that are involved in mentalizing about other peoples’ behaviour, surprisingly little is known of...

  6. Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children

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    The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The...

  7. Can you catch Ebola from a stork bite? Inductive reasoning influences generalization of perceived zoonosis risk

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    Emerging zoonoses are a prominent global health threat. Human beliefs are central to drivers of emerging zoonoses, yet little is known about how people make inferences about risk in such scenarios. We present an inductive account of zoonosis risk perception, suggesting that beliefs about the...

  8. The existence of parenting styles in the owner-dog relationship

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    Parents interact with children following specific styles, known to influence child development. These styles represent variations in the dimensions of demandingness and responsiveness, resulting in authoritarian, authoritative, permissive or uninvolved parenting. Given the similarities in the...

  9. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

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    Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...

  10. Preliminary analysis of post-adoption outcomes for kittens and adult cats rehomed through a New Zealand animal shelter

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  11. Human-Animal Connections and Nursing Science: What Is the Relationship?

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  12. Why Pain Is Still a Welfare Issue for Farm Animals, and How Facial Expression Could Be the Answer

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    Pain is a sensory and emotional experience that significantly affects animal welfare and has negative impacts on the economics of farming. Pain is often associated with common production diseases such as lameness and mastitis, as well as introduced to the animal through routine husbandry...

  13. Use of behavioural and physiological responses for scoring sound sensitivity in dogs

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    Sound sensitive dogs have exaggerated responses to sound stimuli that can negatively impact the welfare of the dog. Behavioural reactions combined with the response to sound involve a marked autonomic imbalance towards sympathetic predominance and release of cortisol. The purpose of the present...

  14. Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study

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  15. Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study

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  16. Dog Ownership and Survival After a Major Cardiovascular Event: A Register-Based Prospective Study

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  17. The Human–Animal Relationship as the Focus of Animal-Assisted Interventions: A One Health Approach

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  18. The Human–Animal Relationship as the Focus of Animal-Assisted Interventions: A One Health Approach

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  19. Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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  20. Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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