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...
Acute effects of cage cleaning at different frequencies on laboratory rat behaviour and welfare
Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Peters, A., Mason, G. J.
Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa
American Heart Association Acknowledges Benefits of Pet Ownership
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The American Heart Association has released a statement acknowledging the benefits of pet ownership on cardiovascular health. The report, published in the AHA journal, Circulation, includes several...
Animal-assisted therapy and cardiovascular disease
Contributor(s):: Wolff, Andrew I., Frishman, William H.
Animal-assisted therapy at Mayo Clinic: The time is now
Contributor(s):: Creagan, E. T., Bauer, B. A., Thomley, B. S., Borg, J. M.
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...
Animal-assisted therapy to promote ambulation in the hospital setting: Potentially effective but is it feasible?
| Contributor(s):: Nancy L. Novotny, Jackie Deibner, Cheryl Herrmann
Objective: Preliminary studies demonstrating efficacy of the use of animal assisted therapy (AAT) to promote ambulation in the hospital setting support the need for additional studies using rigorous designs to determine its potential for use in the clinical setting. To determine the...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Implications for Professionals in the Field of Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Amanda M. Mangalavite, Thomas D. Upton (adviser)
The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been done for centuries. It wasn’t until the 20th century when people began to realize the potential the human-animal interaction had on our overall health. Professionals and organizations began to implement animal-assisted therapy (AAT)...
Animals and cardiovascular health
| Contributor(s):: Jennings, Garry L. R., Reid, Christopher M., Christy, Irene, Jennings, Janis, Anderson, Warwick P., Dart, Anthony
Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen
Association of pet ownership with eating, exercise, nutritional status, and heart health of seniors
| Contributor(s):: Dembicki, Diane Florence
Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact
| Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.
Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from direct human-animal interaction. For pet dogs, the manner in which they obtain and respond to petting...
Behavioral cardiology: recognizing and addressing the profound impact of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular health
| Contributor(s):: Das, S., O'Keefe, J. H.
Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients
| Contributor(s):: Angela Joy Felker
This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who received an interactive pet therapy session would have lower blood pressure and heart rate prior to and...
Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being
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| Contributor(s):: Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin
It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...
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...
Pet ownership has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health and others as having many benefits for the health and welfare of humans and animals. Under some...
Cat Ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study
| Contributor(s):: Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad Zeeshan Memon, Gabriela Vasquez, M Fareed K Suri
BackgroundThe presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.MethodsRelative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and stroke during...
Clinical pathology and cardiovascular parameters are not influenced by housing rats under increased environmental complexity
| Contributor(s):: Mikkelsen, L. F., Sorensen, D. B., Krohn, T., Lauritzen, B., Dragsted, N., Hansen, A. K., Ottesen, J. L.
Since the release of the revised Appendix A from the Council of Europe for housing of laboratory animals there have been claims that laboratory animals should be housed under more complex conditions; known popularly as enrichment. A number of studies have expressed concerns that this may increase...