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  1. Effect of a companion dog on depression and anxiety levels of elderly residents in a long-term care facility

    Contributor(s):: le Roux, Marieanna C., Kemp, Rene

  2. Enhancement of the acoustic startle reflex by an alarm pheromone in male rats

    Contributor(s):: Inagaki, Hideaki, Kiyokawa, Yasushi, Kikusui, Takefumi, Takeuchi, Yukari, Mori, Yuji

  3. Pain, suffering, and anxiety in animals and humans

    Contributor(s):: Degrazia, D., Rowan, A.

  4. Worries About Modernity Predict Symptom Complaints After Environmental Pesticide Spraying

    Contributor(s):: Petrie, Keith J., Broadbent, Elizabeth A., Kley, Nadine, Moss-Morris, Rona, Horne, Rob, Rief, Winfried

  5. Anxiety and related symptoms in older persons with dementia: directions for practice

    Contributor(s):: McClive-Reed, Kimberly P., Gellis, Zvi D.

  6. Cancer patients and their companion animals: results from a 309-patient survey on pet-related concerns and anxieties during chemotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Larson, B. R., Looker, S., Herrera, D. M., Creagan, E. T., Hayman, S. R., Kaur, J. S., Jatoi, A.

  7. Relationship between attachment to owners and separation anxiety in pet dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris )

    Contributor(s):: Parthasarathy, V., Crowell-Davis, S. L.

    Dogs' dysfunctional attachment relationships with their owners are assumed to be the underlying cause of separation anxiety. Thirty-two dogs with and 43 dogs without owner-reported separation anxiety (SA) participated in a formal attachment test (AT). After the AT, the dogs were videotaped for 30...

  8. An augmented reality system for the treatment of phobia to small animals viewed via an optical see-through HMD: Comparison with a similar system viewed via a video see-through HMD

    Contributor(s):: Juan, M. Carmen, Calatrava, Jérôme

  9. Creating a therapeutic and healing environment with a pet therapy program

    Contributor(s):: Coakley, A. B., Mahoney, E. K.

  10. Dog Gone Good: Managing dog phobia in a teenage boy with a learning disability

    Contributor(s):: Newman, Craig, Adams, Katie

  11. Familiarity increases consistency in animal tests

    Contributor(s):: van Driel, K. S., Talling, J. C.

  12. To soothe the savage breast

    Contributor(s):: Rosenthal, Ted L.

  13. A comparison of the calving behaviour of farmed adult and yearling red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) hinds

    Contributor(s):: Wass, J. A., Pollard, J. C., Littlejohn, R. P.

    Mortality of newborn red deer (Cervus elaphus) calves is a major concern on New Zealand farms, as perinatal losses average approximately 10% of calves born. Primiparous red deer (calving as yearlings) lose more calves than multiparous hinds (adults). We performed a study on yearling and adult red...

  14. An evaluation of serum prolactin in anxious dogs and response to treatment with selegiline or fluoxetine

    Contributor(s):: Pageat, P., Lafont, C., Falewee, C., Bonnafous, L., Gaultier, E., Silliart, B.

    Defining objective, reproducible and standardized parameters for the evaluation of patients is one of the main academic focuses of veterinary behaviour medicine. Prolactin, a peptidic neurohormone and a cytokine, whose main regulator is dopamine, seems to be of particular interest in relation to...

  15. Assessment of equine temperament by a questionnaire survey to caretakers and evaluation of its reliability by simultaneous behavior test

    Contributor(s):: Momozawa, Y., Ono, T., Sato, F., Kikusui, T., Takeuchi, Y., Mori, Y., Kusunose, R.

    We carried out a questionnaire survey of the caretakers, using 86 riding horses kept in the Equestrian Park, Tokyo (Japan Racing Association). The questionnaire survey used a 5-point scale and a 3-point scale to assess several caretakers' impressions of each horse's temperament, on the basis of...

  16. Day-old chicks categorised on latency to peck, exhibit a stable fear pattern until 15 days of age

    Contributor(s):: Salvatierra, N. A., Arce, A.

    Day-old chicks (n=24) of both sexes were individually categorized on the latency to peck pebbles and termed as high latency (HL), moderate latency (ML) or low latency (LL). Anxiolytic doses of diazepam diminished the latency only in the HL category, suggesting that it is the most anxious...

  17. Differences in background and outcome of three behavior problems of dogs

    Contributor(s):: Takeuchi, Y., Ogata, N., Houpt, K. A., Scarlett, J. M.

    In order to characterize the three major behaviour problems, aggression toward owners, aggression toward strangers and separation anxiety, backgrounds of dogs and general outcomes of the behavioural treatments were analyzed retrospectively. There were 169 cases of aggression toward owners, 84...

  18. Long-term effects of tryptophan on behavioural response and growing-furring performance in silver fox ( Vulpes vulpes )

    Contributor(s):: Rouvinen, K., Archbold, S., Laffin, S., Harri, M.

    The effects of dietary tryptophan (TRP) supplementation on behavioural response, body weight, feed intake and winter fur development were assessed in silver fox pups from 28 July until 5 December 1997. Ten males and 10 females received a commercial fox ration (control) and 10 males and 10 females...

  19. Stimulation of serotonin (5-HT) activity reduces spontaneous stereotypies in female but not in male bank voles ( Clethrionomys glareolus ). Stereotyping female voles as a new animal model for human anxiety and mood disorders?

    Contributor(s):: Schoenecker, B., Heller, K. E.

    Spontaneously stereotyping female and male bank voles were injected daily (except on days assigned for monitoring behaviour) during 3 weeks with placebo, the neurolepticum clozapine or the SSRI antidepressant citalopram. Clozapine blocks dopamine (DA) receptors and acts as a partial serotonin...

  20. The treatment of phobias in the dog

    Contributor(s):: Walker, R., Fisher, J., Neville, P.

    Since 1992 the authors have been compiling a casebook of detailed histories of canine phobia. As the work progressed modifications were made to the diagnostic criteria of anxiety in the dog. A combination of phenobarbitone with propranolol was used with perceived success supported by anecdotal...