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  1. Creating resilient and sociable domestic pets

    Contributor(s):: Hargrave, C.

    2021CompanionOctober18-232041-2487EnglishASAB, London, UK.text

  2. Ophthalmic disorders in a referral population of seven breeds of brachycephalic dogs: 970 cases (2008-2017)

    Contributor(s):: Palmer, S. V., Gomes, F. E., McArt, J. A. A.

  3. Effects of equine-assisted interventions on older adults' health: A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Badin, L., Alibran, É, Pothier, K., Bailly, N.

    OBJECTIVE: Equine-assisted interventions (EAI) can improve a variety of health problems in older adults and thus promote their well-being. This systematic review aimed to synthesize studies on EAI to understand better their effects on the health of older adults. METHOD: A systematic search guided...

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

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    | 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...

  5. Association of age and body condition with physical activity of domestic cats (Felis catus)

    | Contributor(s):: Smit, Michelle, Corner-Thomas, Rene A., Weidgraaf, Karin, Thomas, David G.

    Physical activity contributes up to 30% of the total daily energy expenditure of domestic cats (Felis catus) and, therefore, can play an important role in the prevention and reduction of obesity and may impact macronutrient digestibility. An age-related decline in physical activity in domestic...

  6. Trauma etiology in dogs and cats: a retrospective study of 4626 cases

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    | Contributor(s):: Cojocaru, R., Schuszler, L., Bumb, D., Barnea, R., Igna, C.

    Traumatic injuries are a major health hazard having an important impact in animals' welfare. The outcome following a traumatic event in the animal's life, depends on multiple factors, the most common ones being the cause of trauma, the location of the trauma and the amount of kinetic...

  7. Correlation between gender, age and reproductive status with canine behavior assessed by the C-BARQ toolCorrelacao entre sexo, idade e estado reprodutivo com o comportamento canino avaliado pela ferramenta C-BARQ

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    | Contributor(s):: Neder, J. F. de S., Soares, G. M.

    This study investigated Brazilian's dogs behavior through the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ) and establish if these behaviors have a significant relationship with the age, sex and neutering status of the animal. The questionnaire was answered by owners...

  8. Equine-Assisted Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Veterans: An Open Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Fisher, P. W., Lazarov, A., Lowell, A., Arnon, S., Turner, J. B., Bergman, M., Ryba, M., Such, S., Marohasy, C., Zhu, X., Suarez-Jimenez, B., Markowitz, J. C., Neria, Y.

    Objective: As veterans have high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and historically poor treatment outcomes and high attrition, alternative treatments have gained much popularity despite lack of rigorous research. In this study, a recently developed and manualized 8-session group...

  9. The mechanics of social interactions between cats and their owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.

    This is a mini review that summarizes what is known from quantitative observational studies of social interactions between domestic cats and humans in both laboratory colonies and the home setting. Only results from data that have been statistically analyzed are included; hypotheses still to be...

  10. Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Veilleux, A.

  11. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care

    | Contributor(s):: Quintal, V., Reis-Pina, P.

  12. Independent living with mobility restrictions: older people's perceptions of their out-of-home mobility

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    | Contributor(s):: Luoma-Halkola, Henna, Häikiö, Liisa

    We studied older people's perceptions of how they organise their out-of-home mobility and independent living when they face mobility restrictions, based on seven focus groups with older people (N = 28) from a suburb in Finland. This article provides an everyday life view of how the ability...

  13. Boys (toms) don't try. Behaviour of turkeys in a Novel Object test – Influence of age and sex

    | Contributor(s):: Kulke, K., Kemper, N., Stracke, J.

    In the present study, a Novel Object test (NOT), designed for turkeys in small groups, was implemented on commercial farms (groups of ~ 5000 animals). The aim of the study was to investigate the reaction of turkeys to novelty in an on-farm setting, which is an approach to assess anxiety-like...

  14. Dog visits in nursing homes - increase complexity or keep it simple? A randomised controlled study

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    | Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Videbech, P. B., Hansen, T. G. B., Pedersen, A. B., Christensen, J. W.

    OBJECTIVE: To compare the immediate response of nursing home residents to dog visits with or without an activity, and the impact of cognitive ability. METHODS: In a randomly controlled trial, 174 nursing home residents were allocated to 12 bi-weekly 10-minute visits: either ordinary dog visits...

  15. Animal-Assisted Therapy as an Intervention for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis to Guide Evidence-Based Practice

    | Contributor(s):: Chang, S. J., Lee, J., An, H., Hong, W. H., Lee, J. Y.

  16. Impact of hippotherapy for balance improvement and flexibility in elderly people

    | Contributor(s):: Diniz, Luanna Honorato, de Mello, Edneia Corrêa, Ribeiro, Mariane Fernandes, Lage, Janaine Brandão, Bevilacqua Júnior, Domingos Emanuel, Ferreira, Alex Abadio, Ferraz, Mara Lúcia da Fonseca, Rosa, Rodrigo César, Teixeira, Vicente de Paula Antunes, Espindula, Ana Paula

  17. The utility of voluntary weighing in captive group-living rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

    | Contributor(s):: Zijlmans, D. G. M., Vernes, M. K., Sterck, E. H. M., Langermans, J. A. M.

  18. Can biomarkers of biological age be used to assess cumulative lifetime experience?

    | Contributor(s):: Bateson, M., Poirier, C.

  19. Validation of histological and visual scoring systems for foot-pad dermatitis in broiler chickens

    | Contributor(s):: Piller, A., Bergmann, S., Schwarzer, A., Erhard, M., Stracke, J., Spindler, B., Kemper, N., Schmidt, P., Bachmeier, J., Schade, B., Boehm, B., Kappe, E., Louton, H.

  20. The effect of age and method of gas delivery on carbon dioxide euthanasia of pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Sutherland, M. A., Bryer, P. J., Backus, B. L.