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  1. Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., Hazel, S.

    There is a perception in the scientific and general communities that hospitalized children benefit from visits by animals. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, usually involving dogs, are thus employed in pediatric hospitals....

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as a therapeutic resource

    Contributor(s):: Dornelas, K. C. A., Dornelas, O. A. A., Vieira, F. de T.

    The interaction between humans and animals is being examined by the scientific community because the evidence of improved quality of life, especially in cases of therapeutic asylum or sick people. The colleges are the privileged space for the AAT as a therapeutic resource to be analyzed. To learn...

  3. Anthroposophical aspects of veterinary medicine in cats and dogs - Part II

    Contributor(s):: Loeffler, T., Lorenz, S., Spranger, J.

    Several aspects of anthroposophical veterinary medicine have already been tackled in past issues of ZGTM. From the point of view of the relationship between the different kingdoms of nature, species specific preparations and therapies are developed. The methods employed in anthroposophical...

  4. Applied ethology and animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Beilharz, R. G., Zeeb, K.

  5. Are "pit bulls" different? An analysis of the pit bull terrier controversy

    Contributor(s):: Lockwood, R., Rindy, K.

  6. Are "pit bulls" different? An analysis of the pit bull terrier controversy (Commenrtary)

    Contributor(s):: Lockwood, R., Rindy, K.

    "This article reviews some of the historical, ethological, and epidemiological evidence relevant to the question of whether pit bull terriers present special animal control problems justifying unusual legislative action."

  7. Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?

    Contributor(s):: Hunt, M. G., Chizkov, R. R.

    Despite an increase in the popularity of animal-assisted therapy, little is known about the impact of animals on processes relevant to effective psychotherapy. This study tested the impact of having a dog present on process variables relevant to cognitive behavioral therapy, including emotional...

  8. Are women's dogs less stressed and healthier than men's dogs? An investigation in the waiting room of a veterinary hospital

    Contributor(s):: Boere, V., Scalon, M. C., Wiedemann, G. G. S.

    Dogs are able of discriminate several human behaviors, behaving of corresponding way. Some studies showed that the dogs possess propensities to be more sociable and less stressed when manipulated by women regarding the dogs manipulated by men. We investigated in this study if the dogs accompanied...

  9. Are you treating all creatures great and small?

    Contributor(s):: Cope, I.

    The exotic pet turning up in the waiting room of the local practice is a growing trend. Their owners expect veterinarians to be able to see and triage most species, but is this a fair expectation? Should vets be able to see and treat all creatures great and small or are those days of James...

  10. Arousal and exploration in growing pigs in different environments

    Contributor(s):: Stolba, A., Wood-Gush, D. G. M.

  11. Assessing pig welfare at stunning in Swedish commercial abattoirs using CO<sub>2</sub> group-stun methods

    Contributor(s):: Atkinson, S., Velarde, A., Llonch, P., Algers, B.

  12. Assessing sleep state in calves through electrophysiological and behavioural recordings: a preliminary study

    Contributor(s):: Hanninen, L., Makela, J. P., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de, Saloniemi, H.

    Adequate sleep is important for the health and well being of animals but we lack non-invasive methods to record sleep states from group-housed, freely-moving farm animals. We used electrophysiological data (electroencephalography; EEG, electromyography; EMG, and electro-oculography; EOG) to...

  13. Assessing the Risk of a Canine Rabies Incursion in Northern Australia

    Contributor(s):: Emily G. Hudson, Victoria J. Brookes, Michael P. Ward

    Rabies is a globally distributed virus that causes approximately 60,00 human deaths annually with >99% of cases caused by dog bites. Australia is currently canine rabies free. However, the recent eastward spread of rabies in the Indonesian archipelago has increased the probability of rabies...

  14. Assessment of acute and chronic pain after different methods of castration of calves

    Contributor(s):: Molony, V., Kent, J. E., Robertson, I. S.

    Four groups of Ayrshire calves were castrated at 1 week of age by surgery, crushing (using a Burdizzo), rubber ring, or a combination of the Burdizzo and rubber ring methods. Responses of castrated calves were compared with those of a control group of calves which were not castrated. Plasma...

  15. Assessment of animal welfare in 80 dairy cow herds in cubicle housing # animal health and other animal-related parameters

    Contributor(s):: Rouha-Mulleder, C., Palme, R., Waiblinger, S.

    Introduction: With growing concerns about farm animal welfare (e.g. by consumers; WILDNER, 1998), knowledge about the actual situation with regard to animal welfare on farms is important. Valid assessment of animal welfare requires the use of animal-based parameters, while environmental...

  16. Assessment of animal welfare in a veterinary context - a call for ethologists

    Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Forkman, B.

    With the increasingly advanced treatments offered in veterinary medicine, the need to evaluate not only the treatment itself but also the implications of the treatment for the welfare of the animal has become more apparent. Follow-up studies are important sources of information for veterinarians...

  17. Assessment of favorable attitudes toward pets: development and preliminary validation of self-report pet relationship scales

    Contributor(s):: Lago, D., Kafer, R., Delaney, M., Connell, C.

    "This paper summarizes the progress made in developing measures of favorable attitudes and affectionate relationships with pet animals."

  18. Assessment of Plumage and Integument Condition in Dual-Purpose Breeds and Conventional Layers

    Contributor(s):: Mona Franziska Giersberg, Birgit Spindler

    The assessment of plumage and integument condition in laying hens provides useful information about the occurrence of feather pecking and cannibalism. Although feather loss and skin injuries can result from mechanical abrasion or clinical diseases, they are valid animal-based indicators for...

  19. Assessment of the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys, using health and behaviour parameters

    Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Lindberg, A. C., Main, D. C. J., Whay, H. R.

    Working animals provide an essential transport resource in developing countries worldwide. Many of these animals are owned by poor people and work in harsh environments, so their welfare is a cause for concern. A protocol was developed to assess the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys in...

  20. Assessment of welfare and productive performance in dairy cows organically reared in plains or hilly areas

    Contributor(s):: Martelli, G., Valla, H., Bucci, D., Zaghini, G., Vignola, G., Sardi, L.

    The aim of this study was to investigate several production parameters and the level of welfare of organic dairy cows kept in two different geographical and social contexts. The study group included 1,751 cows from 19 organic dairy farms, 11 of which were situated in hilly areas and 8 in plains...