"Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults
Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith
'I'd rather wear out than rust out': autobiologies of ageing equestriennes
Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah
A Lesson on Aging From Dogs
Contributor(s):: Walker, Blair S.
A piece of my mind. Hounded
Contributor(s):: Reisman, A.
A Qualitative Analysis of Pets as Suicide Protection for Older People
Contributor(s):: Young, Janette, Bowen-Salter, Holly, O’Dwyer, Lisel, Stevens, Kristen, Nottle, Carmel, Baker, Amy
An unanticipated finding during research on the role that pets play in the health of older adults was that pets had protected some from suicide. Given that older people are more vulnerable to fatal first attempts, understanding protective factors in this population is vital. Twelve older adults...
A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals
Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.
The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...
A Systematic Review of Research on Pet Ownership and Animal Interactions among Older Adults
Contributor(s):: Gee, Nancy R., Mueller, Megan K.
Research on the impact of companion animals in the lives of older adults is considered from two perspectives: pet ownership and in animal-assisted interventions (AAI). This paper first presents a discussion of potential theoretical explanations of the impact of animals on human health and...
Age-related behavioural disorders in dogs: clinical, behavioural and therapeutic approach
Contributor(s):: Osella, M. C., Bergamasco, L., Badino, P.
Practicing veterinarians have long been aware of geriatric behavioural changes in pet dogs, often described by the owners as "normal aging" or "senility". The first diagnostic tool is a good knowledge of the potential behavioural changes associated with aging; afterwards any underlying medical...
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),...
Aging and Veterinary Care of Cats, Dogs, and Horses through the Records of Three University Veterinary Hospitals
Contributor(s):: Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota
The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs (approximately 50,000), cats (approximately 12,000), and companion horses (slightly less than 1,000). The...
Aging animal bodies: horse retirement yards as relational spaces of liminality, dwelling and negotiation
Contributor(s):: Franklin, Alex, Schuurman, Nora
Aging with a disability: strategies for enabling occupational transitions
Contributor(s):: Hunsberger, J., Shaw, L., Schweitzer, A., Burns, S.
Animais solidários: a zooterapia como extensão universitária para idosos institucionalizados
Contributor(s):: Gisele Dela Ricci, Carina Torelli, Maria de Fatima Martins, Thiago William de Almeida
This study aimed to introduce different animals into Vicente de Paulo Asylum quotidian, in Pirassununga city, State of São Paulo, through the lonely animals’ project of veterinary medicine and husbandry faculty of São Paulo State University, researching identify the best way...
Animal Care and the Elderly
Contributor(s):: Bennett, Amy E.
Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review
Contributor(s):: Jessica Powell
Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...
Animals, aging, and the aged
Contributor(s):: Bustad, Leo K.
Anxiety and impulsivity: Factors associated with premature graying in young dogs
Contributor(s):: King, Camille, Smith, Thomas J., Grandin, Temple, Borchelt, Peter
The present study examined the association of anxiety and impulsivity with premature muzzle grayness among young dogs. A sample of 400 dogs, ages 1–4 years was obtained at dog parks, shows, veterinary clinics, and other venues. Each dog was photographed and the degree of muzzle grayness was rated...
Assessment and treatment of nonpain conditions in life-limiting disease
Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.
Assessment of severity and progression of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome using the CAnine DEmentia Scale (CADES)
Contributor(s):: Madari, A., Farbakova, J., Katina, S., Smolek, T., Novak, P., Weissova, T., Novak, M., Zilka, N.
Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) represents a group of symptoms related to the aging of the canine brain. These changes ultimately lead to a decline of memory function and learning abilities, alteration of social interaction, impairment of normal housetraining, changes in sleep-wake cycle and...
Behaviour of fast- and slow growing broilers to 12 weeks of age and the physical consequences
Contributor(s):: Bokkers, E. A. M., Koene, P.
Behaviour of broilers up to 6 weeks of age has been studied extensively, but little is known what happens after 6 weeks. Insight in the behavioural abilities after 6 weeks may also yield insight in the period before 6 weeks as the disbalance between motivation and physical abilities is more...