The benefits of the Assisted Animal Therapy: a bibliographic review
Contributor(s):: Pereira, M. J. F., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M. L.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been used as one more instrument in the promotion of health and treatment of some diseases. This bibliographic review highlights the benefits derived from AAT. Although the use of animals in therapy has been mentioned since the 19th century, only in 1962 was a...
[Our non-humanoid contemporaries of cardiovascular protective value]
Contributor(s):: Leu, H. J.
The heart of the matter--cats and cardiovascular health
[Lowering blood pressure and blood lipids, more exercise, fewer drugs. Prescribe a dog!]
Heart-rate and the behaviour of sheep in yards
Contributor(s):: Syme, L. A., Elphick, G. R.
Heart-rate (HR) of 30 Merino wethers was measured by radiotelemetry in two environments: standing alone in a handling race, but in sight of other sheep; and while moving within a group around yards. Subjects were selected three months previously on the basis of each animal's reaction to...
Some studies on heart-rate and behaviour in the domestic fowl
Contributor(s):: Duncan, I. J. H.
Does the use of a device to measure heart rate affect the behavioural responses of lambs to humans?
Contributor(s):: Tallet, C., Veissier, I., Boivin, X.
Devices used to measure cardiac activity (elasticized belt, electrodes, etc.) in standardised behavioural tests could be stressful for the animals, and therefore affect their responses. Preliminary habituation to the device is not always possible. To date, the impact of carrying such devices has...
Relationships between heart rates and behavior of goats in encounters with people
Contributor(s):: Lyons, D. M., Price, E. O.
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...
The effect of animal-assisted therapy on stress responses in hospitalized children
Contributor(s):: Tsai, ChiaChun, Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A.
Hospitalization is a major, stressful experience for children. The stress associated with children's hospitalization may lead to negative physiological and psychological sequelae. Pediatric healthcare professionals can develop interventions to decrease children's stress during hospitalization....
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...