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  1. How our approaches to assessing benefits and harms can be improved

    Contributor(s):: Sena, E. S., Currie, G. L.

  2. Psychological and Physical Benefits of Interactions with Horses

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    | Contributor(s):: Jillian Hatcher, Clay Cavinder, Courtney P. Heaton, Lesli Figueiredo, Alex Holtcamp, Thu Dinh

    Although much research exists concerning how horses can benefit people with specific debilitating impairments, relatively few studies have pursued what benefit horses offer people in the way of stress relief and improved quality of life. Study participants interacted with horses by grooming...

  3. Encouraging pet-friendly housing while protecting landlords from liability

    | Contributor(s):: Laurel Palluzi

  4. Percepción de los Beneficios de la Tenencia de Animales de Compañía para las Personas de la Mediana Edad con Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2

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    | Contributor(s):: B. Hughes H., A. M. Alvarez A, L. Castelo E., L. Ledon L., M. Mendoza T., E. Dominguez A.

  5. A Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Ebener, Hunhui Oh

    Past research fails to make connections comparing appropriate settings for the benefits of different species of therapy and resident animals in long-term care facilities specifically for the elderly. Two types of animal-assisted interactions (therapy and resident) and four animal species (birds,...

  6. The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions: Why Harm–Benefit Analysis and Its Emphasis on Practical Benefit Jeopardizes the Credibility of Research

    | Contributor(s):: Herwig Grimm, Matthias Eggel, Anna Deplazes-Zemp, Nikola Biller-Andorno

    It is our concern that European Union Directive 2010/63/EU with its current project evaluation of animal research in the form of a harm–benefit analysis may lead to an erosion of the credibility of research. The HBA assesses whether the inflicted harm on animals is outweighed by potential...

  7. Investigating the therapeutic benefits of companion animals: problems and challenges.

    | Contributor(s):: Franklin, Adrian, Emmison, Michael, Haraway, Donna, Travers, Max

  8. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders.

    | Contributor(s):: B. Berget, B.O. Braastad

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with farm animals for humans with psychiatric disorders may reduce depression and state anxiety, and increase self-efficacy, in many participants. Social support by the farmer appears to be important. Positive effects are best documented for persons with affective...

  9. Truth about cats and dogs: weighing the pros and cons of pet therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Vickery, Kathleen

  10. More than a furry companion: The ripple effect of companion animals on neighborhood interactions and sense of community

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, L. J., Giles-Corti, B., Bulsara, M. K., Bosch, D. A.

  11. Some of our best therapists are dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Mallon, Gerald P.

  12. Problems related to the use of animals for therapeutic and care purposes. The document of the National Committee for Bioethics

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    | Contributor(s):: Pasqualino Santori

    The Italian Ministry of Health, in 2002, instructed the National Committee for Bioethics to carefully review and ultimately provide evidence for future legislative bills in various aspects. One such matter was that of the subject of “Pet Therapy”, generically viewed as a...

  13. Therapeutic help from man's best friend

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Bryden

    It's tempting to say that organizers are hoping to orchestrate a nationwide, exuberant woof. Or at least give a voice to a growing health care sector known as animal-assisted support services.

  14. A bird in the house: An anthropological perspective on companion parrots

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, P. K.