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Cardiorespiratory and Biomechanical Changes with Hippotherapy in Children with and without Cerebral Palsy
Contributor(s):: B.R. Rigby, A.R. Gloekner, S. Papadakis, A.A. Bane, J.S. Forsse, A.E. Bird, T.R. Willard, D.L. Bullinger, R.R. Rogers, K.D. Biggerstaff, P.W. Grandjean
Hippotherapy utilizes the rhythmic movement of the horse to improve functional abilities and quality of life of individuals with neurological impairments. Little is known regarding the changes in body segment kinematics and cardiovascular responses of the rider due to the therapy. A change in the...
Behavioural and physiological responses of heifer calves to acute stressors: long-term consistency and relationship with adult reactivity to milking
Contributor(s):: Reenen, C. G. van, Werf, J. T. N. van der, O'Connell, N. E., Heutinck, L. F. M., Spoolder, H. A. M., Jones, R. B., Koolhaas, J. M., Blokhuis, H. J.
Differences in serotonin serum concentration between aggressive English cocker spaniels and aggressive dogs of other breeds
Contributor(s):: Amat, M., Brech, S. le, Camps, T., Torrente, C., Mariotti, V. M., Ruiz, J. L., Manteca, X.
Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study
Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.
Effect of previous handling experiences on responses of dairy calves to routine husbandry procedures
| Contributor(s):: Stewart, M., Shepherd, H. M., Webster, J. R., Waas, J. R., McLeay, L. M., Schutz, K. E.
Effects of the level of experience of horses and their riders on cortisol release, heart rate and heart-rate variability during a jumping course
| Contributor(s):: Ille, N., Lewinski, M. von, Erber, R., Wulf, M., Aurich, J., Mostl, E., Aurich, C.
Hormonal stress response of laboratory mice to conventional and minimally invasive bleeding techniques
| Contributor(s):: Voigt, C. C., Klockner, P., Touma, C., Neuschl, C., Brockmann, G., Goritz, F., Palme, R., Thomsen, R.
Mother rearing of dairy calves: reactions to isolation and to confrontation with an unfamiliar conspecific in a new environment
| Contributor(s):: Wagner, K., Barth, K., Hillmann, E., Palme, R., Futschik, A., Waiblinger, S.
Utilising spatial distribution in two-tank systems to investigate the level of aversiveness to crowding in farmed rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss
| Contributor(s):: Laursen, D. C., Andersson, M. A., Silva, P. I. M., Petersson, E., Hoglund, E.
Using Whatman FTA registered cards to collect DNA for bird-strike identifications
| Contributor(s):: Dove, C. J., Dahlan, N. F., Heacker, M. A., Whatton, J. F.
Heterogeneity and phylogenetic relationships of community-associated methicillin-sensitive/resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in healthy dogs, cats and their owners
| Contributor(s):: Wan, M. T., Fu, S. Y., Lo, Y. P., Huang, T. M., Cheng, M. M., Chou, C. C.
Aims: To investigate the distribution of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes (se) and the molecular features of community-associated methicillin-sensitive/resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MSSA/MRSA) isolates in the nostrils of healthy pets and their owners. Methods and Results: A total of 114...
Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from pet animals and their relationship to human isolates
| Contributor(s):: Strommenger, B., Kehrenberg, C., Kettlitz, C., Cuny, C., Verspohl, J., Witte, W., Schwarz, S.
Objectives: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from pet animals were characterized and compared with human isolates from clonal complexes most prevalent in Central Europe. Methods: S. aureus isolates were investigated for their in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial...
The biochemistry of family commitment and youth competence: Lessons from animal models
| Contributor(s):: Young, Larry J., Francis, Darlene D.
Molecular investigation of relatedness of Campylobacter coli isolated from child with campylobacteriosis and healthy, household dog
| Contributor(s):: Wardak, S., Duda, U., Wojsa, B.
Thermotolerant species of Campylobacter (mainly C. jejuni and C. coli) are among the most frequently isolated bacterial agents of gastroenteritis in many developed countries. C. coli is less prevalent than C. jejuni. The main reservoir of C. coli is swine, however this pathogen may also be found...
Genetics and animal domestication: new windows on an elusive process
| Contributor(s):: Dobney, K., Larson, G.
Domesticated animals are universally familiar. How, when, where and why they became domesticated is less well understood. The genetic revolution of the past few decades has facilitated novel insights into a field that previously was principally the domain of archaeozoologists. Although some of...
Uncertainties of nutrigenomics and their ethical meaning
| Contributor(s):: Korthals, M., Komduur, R.
Again and again utopian hopes are connected with the life sciences (no hunger, health for everyone; life without diseases, longevity), but simultaneously serious research shows uncertain, incoherent, and ambivalent results. It is unrealistic to expect that these uncertainties will disappear. We...
A non-invasive telemetry system for obtaining heart rate from free-ranging swine
| Contributor(s):: Friend, T. H., Dellmeier, G. R., Stuart, J. L.
A vest made of four-way stretch heavy duty nylon spandex was developed to hold telemetry equipment and permit the use of body surface electrodes for obtaining heart rate data on free-ranging or confined domestic pigs. The vest was laced on sows with a reinforcing 7.5 cm elastic belt encircling...
Modifications in the aggressive and ingestive behavior of the neonatal piglet as a result of prenatal elevation of cortisol in the dam
| Contributor(s):: Bate, L. A.
Sows were infused with corticotropin (ACTH) at 1 IU/kg body wt per day in 1 litre saline, or with the same volume of saline, from the 104th day of gestation. In piglets from both groups of sows, blood cortisol decreased significantly after birth, while glucose increased within 2 h. The total...
Assessment of different stunning methods and recovery of farmed Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar ): isoeugenol, nitrogen and three levels of carbon dioxide
| Contributor(s):: Erikson, U.
Isoeugenol (17 mg AQUI-STM L-1), nitrogen, and three levels of carbon dioxide (low: 70-80, medium: 180-250 and high: >400 mg CO2 L-1) were tested as stunning agents for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fasted for six days. All methods were tested under optimised conditions (starting with rested...
Haematological and biochemical responses of red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes ) to different capture methods and shooting
| Contributor(s):: Marks, C. A.
This paper sought to determine whether common haematology and blood biochemistry values might assist in determining the relative welfare outcomes arising from the capture of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) by treadle-snares, Victor Soft CatchReg. (VSC) #3 traps, cage traps, netting and sampling by...