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  1. Individual distance during resting and feeding in age homogeneous vs. age heterogeneous groups of goats

    Contributor(s):: Bøe, Knut Egil, Ehrlenbruch, Rebecca, Jørgensen, Grete Helen Meisfjord, Andersen, Inger Lise

    The aim of this experiment was to investigate the individual distance during resting and feeding in homogenous and heterogeneous age groups of young and adult goats. Thirty-six young (3 years) were allotted into 6 groups of young goats (YOUNG), 6 groups of adult goats (ADULT) and 6 heterogeneous...

  2. The effects of age and sex on pain sensitivity in young lambs

    Contributor(s):: Guesgen, Mirjam J., Beausoleil, Ngaio J., Minot, Edward O., Stewart, Mairi, Jones, Geoff, Stafford, Kevin J.

    Lambs routinely undergo painful husbandry procedures including ear tagging, tail docking and castration. Pain early in life is important because it can compromise lamb welfare. Studies of altricial species, such as rodents and humans, suggest that baseline pain sensitivity varies with age and...

  3. 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,...

  4. Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: Klimova, B., Toman, J., Kuca, K.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia represents a mental and economic burden for both patients and their caregivers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with special focus on canis therapy among people with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's...

  5. Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study

    | Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.

    Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy for patients in a minimally conscious state: A randomized two treatment multi-period crossover trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Petignat, M., Marti, R., Hund-Georgiadis, M.

  7. It's all about the sex, or is it? Humans, horses and temperament

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    | Contributor(s):: Fenner, K., Caspar, G., Hyde, M., Henshall, C., Dhand, N., Probyn-Rapsey, F., Dashper, K., McLean, A., McGreevy, P.

    We propose that the anthropomorphic application of gender stereotypes to animals influences human-animal interactions and human expectations, often with negative consequences for female animals. An online survey was conducted to explore riders’ perceptions of horse temperament and...

  8. Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.

  9. Dogs in public spaces of Buenos Aires, Argentina: Exploring patterns of the abundance of dogs, the canine faecal contamination, the behaviour of people with dogs, and its relationships with demographic/economic variables

    | Contributor(s):: Rubel, D., Carbajo, A.

  10. Companion dog acquisition and mental well-being: a community-based three-arm controlled study

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    | Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Edwards, K. M., McGreevy, P., Bauman, A., Podberscek, A., Neilly, B., Sherrington, C., Stamatakis, E.

    Background Dog ownership is suggested to improve mental well-being, although empirical evidence among community dog owners is limited. This study examined changes in human mental well-being following dog acquisition, including four measures: loneliness, positive and negative affect, and...

  11. Canine-Assisted Therapy in Hospitalized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation

    | Contributor(s):: Snipelisky, D., Smidt, J., Gallup, S., Myrick, J., Bauer, B., Burton, M. C.

  12. Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Wharton, T., Whitworth, J., Macauley, E., Malone, M.

  13. The Frequencies of Immunosuppressive Cells in Adipose Tissue Differ in Human, Non-human Primate, and Mouse Models

    | Contributor(s):: Laparra, A., Tricot, S., Le Van, M., Damouche, A., Gorwood, J., Vaslin, B., Favier, B., Benoist, S., Ho Tsong Fang, R., Bosquet, N., Le Grand, R., Chapon, C., Lambotte, O., Bourgeois, C.

  14. Benefits, challenges, and needs of people living with cancer and their companion dogs: An exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Ingram, K. M., Cohen-Filipic, J.

  15. [Impact of animal-assisted interventions on the resident]

    | Contributor(s):: Chrusciel, J., Letty, A., Armaingaud, D., Hay, P. E., Sanchez, S.

  16. "There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward

    | Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.

  17. Animal-Assisted Intervention Improves Pain Perception in Polymedicated Geriatric Patients with Chronic Joint Pain: A Clinical Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigo-Claverol, M., Casanova-Gonzalvo, C., Malla-Clua, B., Rodrigo-Claverol, E., Jove-Naval, J., Ortega-Bravo, M.

    Chronic joint pain is associated to an increase in the consumption of medication and decrease in life quality in elderly people, which requires developing non-pharmacological treatments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectivity of a group intervention, based on animal-assisted...

  18. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the State of Patients' Health After a Stroke: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Riha, M., Svobodova, I.

  19. A qualitative exploration of post-acute stroke participants' experiences of a multimodal intervention incorporating horseback riding

    | Contributor(s):: Pohl, P., Carlsson, G., Bunketorp Kall, L., Nilsson, M., Blomstrand, C.

  20. Influence of age and experience rider on differentiate the behaviour of recreational horses being prepared for use

    | Contributor(s):: Jastrzebska, E., Wilk, I.