The mechanics of social interactions between cats and their owners
| Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.
This is a mini review that summarizes what is known from quantitative observational studies of social interactions between domestic cats and humans in both laboratory colonies and the home setting. Only results from data that have been statistically analyzed are included; hypotheses still to be...
Exploratory study of fecal cortisol, weight, and behavior as measures of stress and welfare in shelter cats during assimilation into families of children with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K., Johnson, R. A., Koch, C. S., Lyons, L. A., Wang, Z., Bibbo, J., Cheak-Zamora, N.
Background: Cats are a common companion animal (CA) in US households, and many live in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence of ASD is one in 54, and many children have behavior challenges as well as their diagnostic communication disorders. Objective:...
Does benchmarking of rating scales improve ratings of search performance given by specialist search dog handlers?
| Contributor(s):: Clark, C. C. A., Rooney, N. J.
Rating scales are widely used to rate working dog behavior and performance. Whilst behaviour scales have been extensively validated, instruments used to rate ability have usually been designed by training and practitioner organizations, and often little consideration has been given to how...
Ultrasonographic examination of equine fetal growth parameters throughout gestation in pony for Equine-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Gao, Y., Hannan, M. A., Murata, K., Rajabi-Toustani, R., Nambo, Y.
Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT) is gaining popularity. Ultrasound examination is used to decrease the abortion rate in horses. In this study, to monitor fetal well-being throughout the gestation for EAT, we measured fetal heart rate (FHR), fetal eye orbit (FEO), fetal gonad length (FGL), fetal...
Human allergy to cats: a review of the impact on cat ownership and relinquishment
| Contributor(s):: Sparkes, A. H.
Practical relevance: Cats have become increasingly common as companion animals, and in many countries their popularity now exceeds that of dogs. At the same time, human allergies (including allergy to cats) have been increasing and it has been estimated that globally up to 10-20% of human...
Outcomes of adjunctive radiation therapy for the treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs and assessment of toxicity: A multicenter observational study of 300 dogs
| Contributor(s):: Mason, S. L., Pittaway, C., Gil, B. P., Russak, O. M., Westlake, K., Berlato, D., Benoit, J., Morris, J., Dobson, J. M.
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy is commonly used as an adjunct to incomplete surgical excision in dogs with mast cell tumors (MCT), but the optimal dose and fractionation regimen have yet to be determined. HYPOTHESIS: We assessed outcomes (time to local recurrence, patient survival and toxicity)...
Visitor attachment to dolphins during an interaction programme, are there implications to dolphin behavior?
| Contributor(s):: Welsh, T., Ward, S.
Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review
| Contributor(s):: Veilleux, A.
Animal-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care
| Contributor(s):: Quintal, V., Reis-Pina, P.
Emerging with Oddkin: Interdisciplinarity in the Animal Turn
| Contributor(s):: Mattes, Seven, Vincent, Aviva, Whitley, Cameron T.
Environmental values and Americans' beliefs about farm animal well-being
| Contributor(s):: Mark, Suchyta
COVID 19 - induced stress in dogs owned by elderly people
| Contributor(s):: Malancus, R. N.
Educating dog owners: how owner-dog interactions can benefit from addressing the human caregiving system and dog-directed parenting styles
| Contributor(s):: Herwijnen, I. R. van
Conceptualization of psychotherapy incorporating equine interactions in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Fry, N. E.
The role of hormones during equine-assisted activity and therapy: a literature review
| Contributor(s):: Ferlazzo, A., Fazio, E., Cravana, C., Medica, P.
Physical therapy treatments incorporating equine movement: a pilot study exploring interactions between children with cerebral palsy and the horse
| Contributor(s):: Lightsey, P., Lee, Y., Krenek, N., Hur, P.
BACKGROUND: Physical therapy treatments incorporating equine movement are recognized as an effective tool to treat functional mobility and balance in children with cerebral palsy (CP). To date, only a few studies examined kinematic outputs of the horses and children when mounted. In this pilot...
Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.
Equine-assisted activities and therapies in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Pérez-Gómez, J., Amigo-Gamero, H., Collado-Mateo, D., Barrios-Fernandez, S., Muñoz-Bermejo, L., Garcia-Gordillo, MÁ, Carlos-Vivas, J., Adsuar, J. C.
Repeated separations between a future guide dog and its foster family modify stress-related indicators and affect dog's focus
| Contributor(s):: Menuge, F., Marcet-Rius, M., Chabaud, C., Teruel, E., Berthelot, C., Kalonji, G., Bienboire-Frosini, C., Mendonca, T., Lascar, E., Pageat, P.
An Exploratory Study of Veterinary Professionals' Self-Reported Support of Bereaved Clients Before, During, and After Companion Animal Euthanasia in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P., Coe, J. B., Niel, L.