Behind the Scenes
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Contributor(s):: Frania Shelley-Grielen
In the first of a four-part article, Frania Shelley-Grielen addresses the lack of regulation in the pet care and services industry, and wonders how standards can be improved for pets and their ownersAmericans love pets. We love them so much that most of us, or 68 percent of us, live with...
Hond & liefde: De unieke band tussen baasje en beest
Contributor(s):: Roos Vonk
Mens en hond zijn al zo lang samen dat ze elkaar veel beter aanvoelen dan anderesoorten. Hoogleraar psychologie Roos Vonk, die zelf de bank deelt met tweeviervoeters, over onze unieke ‘co-evolutie’.
Order Out of Chaos: A Call for Clear and Agreed-Upon Definitions Differentiating Between Animal-Assisted Interventions
Contributor(s):: Nancy Parish-Plass
Confusion abounds in the world of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) due to lack of clarity surrounding their definitions. This problem in terminology leads to a blurring of boundaries between different interventions, disagreement concerning type of actions, goals and degree of training and...
Going to the Dogs: Can a canine help your child learn to read?
Contributor(s):: Gail F. Melson
There is evidence that the presence of a friendly dog, not necessarily your own pet, or even a dog you’ve met before, can lower blood pressure and reduce stress when reading. This relaxation effect has been found for adult and child readers. Moreover, studies has shown that children with...
Veterinary Vision, Winter 2010
Contributor(s):: Claire Eldridge (editor)
Veterinary Vision is a publication of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. This yearly magazine explores the research, teaching, and outreach services of the College of Veterinary Medicine.