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  1. A therapeutic recreation intervention using animal-assisted therapy: effects on the subjective well-being of older adults

    Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E., McCullough, W. T.

  2. Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Procházková, R., Konigová, P., Svobodová, I., Přibylová, L., Vadroňová, M.

    Although animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are increasingly part of comprehensive rehabilitation and many of its effects are already well described, the methodology for performing AAI depends on the specific patient, animal, and treatment objective. Acceptability of AAI from all involved...

  3. Activity in a hunted and an unhunted herd of Dall sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Singer, F. J., Murphy, E. C., Cooper, B. A., Laing, K. K.

    The activity patterns of Dall sheep rams (Ovis dalli) of various horn size were studied during the rut in 3 herds (1 hunted and 2 unhunted). In all 3 herds, rams with horns that were superscript 3/4-curled and smaller rams were less frequently seen in ewe bands as the rut progressed. In 1 herd in...

  4. Affective components of the human-animal relationship in animal husbandry: development and validation of a questionnaire

    | Contributor(s):: Porcher, J., Cousson-Gelie, F., Dantzer, R.

  5. Age at introduction to the group affects dairy calves' use of a computer-controlled milk feeder

    | Contributor(s):: Jensen, M. B.

    Use of computer-controlled milk feeders in dairy calves often involves large group sizes and continuous introduction of new calves, which may cause problems due to competition especially for young calves. Ninety-eight dairy calves were paired (one 6-day-old and one 14-day-old) and introduced into...

  6. Age-related changes in the sexual performance of Hereford bulls

    | Contributor(s):: Price, E. O., Borgwardt, R.

    The sexual performance of 12 Hereford-poll bulls was tested yearly over a 4-year period (from 12-13 months to 5 years of age). Year effects were significant for ejaculation frequency, frequency of mounts without ejaculation and the proportion of mounts that culminated in an ejaculation. As...

  7. Ageing does not significantly affect performance in a spatial learning task in the domestic cat ( Felis silvestris catus )

    | Contributor(s):: McCune, S., Stevenson, J., Fretwell, L., Thompson, A., Mills, D. S.

    A spatial learning task was used to examine cognitive function in 36 cats (1.0-15.1 years of age), with a control for motor function. No significant age-related decline in cognitive function was found. Initial selection of 75 cats showed no significant age differences between young (0-3 years),...

  8. Agonistic behaviour of free-ranging dogs ( Canis familiaris ) in relation to season, sex and age

    | Contributor(s):: Pal, S. K., Ghosh, B., Roy, S.

    Observations on the agonistic behaviour of 12 free-ranging dogs from 2 neighbouring groups were recorded in Katwa town, India. Both intra- and inter-group agonistic encounters were recorded for 4 h/day from March 1995 to February 1996. Agonistic encounters were more common between inter- than...

  9. AHCA 1999 Quality Award winners. Innovators earn the honors

    | Contributor(s):: Christianson, R.

  10. ALF residents embrace ZooMobile: attraction visits Portland, Ore., facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Waye, A.

  11. Amount of experience and age affect the development of foraging skills of goats browsing blackbrush ( Coleogyne ramosissima )

    | Contributor(s):: Ortega-Reyes, L., Provenza, F. D.

    The age and amount of experience browsing blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima) in the development of foraging skills in goats of the breeds Alpine, Toggenburg, La Mancha, Spanish and Nubian was investigated. Six-month-old goats in 1990 and 18-month-old goats in 1991 were allowed to forage for 0,...

  12. 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

    | Contributor(s):: White-Lewis, S., Johnson, R., Ye, S., Russell, C.

  13. An ethicist's commentary on the case of the elderly client seeking "unnecessary" medical advice

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  14. An ethicist's commentary on the elderly couple rescuing animals

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  15. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department

    | Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.

  16. An Exploration of Equine-Assisted Therapy to Improve Balance, Functional Capacity, and Cognition in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Borges de Araujo, T., Martins, W. R., Freitas, M. P., Camargos, E., Mota, J., Safons, M. P.

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic, progressive dementia syndrome that features cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as physical and functional limitations that develop over the course of the disease. As an activity that involves physical and cognitive aspects,...

  17. An exploratory study on the viability and efficacy of a pet-facilitated therapy project within a hospice

    | Contributor(s):: Chinner, T. L., Dalziel, F. R.

  18. Analysis of the electromiographic activity of lower limb and motor function in hippotherapy practitioners with cerebral palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, M. F., Espindula, A. P., Lage, J. B., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Diniz, L. H., Mello, E. C., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A.

  19. Animal assisted therapy and perception of loneliness in geriatric nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Vrbanac, Z., Zecevic, I., Ljubic, M., Belic, M., Stanin, D., Bottegaro, N. B., Jurkic, G., Skrlin, B., Bedrica, L., Zubcic, D.

  20. Animal assisted therapy for people with dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Motomura, Naoyasu, Yagi, Takayoshi, Ohyama, Hitomi

    Background: The effects of animal assisted therapy on patients with dementia were investigated through the use of mental state batteries. Methods: The subjects were eight patients admitted in a local nursing home. Their mean age was 84.8 years ±7.0; four were...