A bond beyond friendship: dog, man, and comparative oncology
Contributor(s):: Borgatti, A., Buracco, P.
"Comparative oncology" refers to a discipline that integrates spontaneously-arising tumors in veterinary patients with studies of cancer biology, progression, and therapy. Unlike artificially-induced tumors in rodents whose "instantaneous" development does not reflect the pathogenesis of human...
Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
Contributor(s):: Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...
Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment. (Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment.)
Contributor(s):: Monath, T. P., Kahn, L. H., Kaplan, B.
This special issue contains articles on the use of animal-assisted therapy for humans, zoonoses and disease control in domestic, laboratory and wild animals.
Behavioral virilization in a brood mare [due to neoplastic ovary]
Contributor(s):: Fretz, P. B.
Evidence for canine olfactory detection of melanoma
Contributor(s):: Pickel, D., Manucy, G. P., Walker, D. B., Hall, S. B., Walker, J. C.
Evidence of chemical markers for melanoma in blood and urine suggests that volatile chemicals might be released from melanoma cells (on the skin surface) in amounts sufficient to allow early diagnosis. When tested using methods normally used in canine olfactory detection of drugs and explosives,...
Pet therapy effects on oncological day hospital patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment
| Contributor(s):: Orlandi, M., Trangeled, K., Mambrini, A., Tagliani, M., Ferrarini, A., Zanetti, L., Tartarini, R., Pacetti, P., Cantore, M.
Background: Pet therapy is utilised to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic diseases. The impact of AAA (animal-assisted activities), a kind of pet therapy, on oncological patients submitted to chemotherapy was evaluated. Patients and Methods: Two groups of patients receiving...
A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals
| Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.
The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...
Relationships between pathology and pain severities: a review
| Contributor(s):: Gregory, N. G.
The relationships between pathology severity and pain severity are reviewed using the literature available for humans. The aim is to help veterinary radiologists, physicians and pathologists recognise the disorders in which severity of a lesion is likely to be related to the severity of pain or...
Stunning and killing of edible crabs ( Cancer pagurus )
| Contributor(s):: Roth, B., Oines, S.
The stunning and killing efficiency of ice, superchilling (N2 gas), freezing (-37 degrees C), gradual heating (40 degrees C), boiling, piercing of ganglia, salt baths (NaCl and KCl), gas (CO2) and electricity (50 Hz AC) on edible crabs was studied. Results showed that electricity was the most...
Miracles in a round pen
| Contributor(s):: McPhail, D. L.