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  1. Development of Desirable Behaviors in Dog-Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Acebes, F., Pellitero, J. L., Muñiz-Diez, C., Loy, I.

    Dog-assisted interventions (DAI) are those that include specially trained dogs in human health services. Often, the training methods employed to train animals for DAI are transmitted between trainers, so the latest scientific research on dog learning and cognition is not always taken into...

  2. Pet ownership supports quality of life in home-dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease

    | Contributor(s):: Välimäki, T., Koivisto, A., Kärkkäinen, V., Selander, T., Hongisto, K., Rusanen, M.

  3. Pilot study of the influence of equine assisted therapy on physiological and behavioral parameters related to welfare of horses and patients

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    | Contributor(s):: Dolores Ayala, M., Carrillo, A., Iniesta, P., Ferrer, P.

    Different welfare indicators were studied in three patients with psychomotor alterations and in two horses throughout 9-10 equine assisted therapy sessions in each patient. In horses, heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, temperature and behavioral signs were studied. In patients, heart...

  4. Equine-assisted activities and therapies in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Pérez-Gómez, J., Amigo-Gamero, H., Collado-Mateo, D., Barrios-Fernandez, S., Muñoz-Bermejo, L., Garcia-Gordillo, MÁ, Carlos-Vivas, J., Adsuar, J. C.

  5. Wouldn’t hurt a fly? A review of insect cognition and sentience in relation to their use as food and feed

    | Contributor(s):: Lambert, Helen, Elwin, Angie, D’Cruze, Neil

  6. Donkey behaviour and cognition: A literature review

    | Contributor(s):: De Santis, Marta, Seganfreddo, Samanta, Galardi, Morgana, Mutinelli, Franco, Normando, Simona, Contalbrigo, Laura

  7. Unanswered Questions and Hypotheses about Domestic Cat Behavior, Ecology, and the Cat-Human Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.

    After recent publication of several reviews covering research results from the last 35 years of domestic cat studies, a number of important unanswered questions and hypotheses have arisen that could interest active researchers, especially those beginning their academic careers. Some sections of...

  8. The Positive Effects of Pet Ownership on Alzheimer's Disease

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    | Contributor(s):: Rusanen, M., Selander, T., Kärkkäinen, V., Koivisto, A.

    BACKGROUND: Human-animal interactions are known to have many beneficial psychosocial and psychophysiological effects on persons with and without medical health conditions. There are no previous prospective studies with long follow-up times on the effects of domestic pets on the persons with...

  9. Novel Diagnostic Tools for Identifying Cognitive Impairment in Dogs: Behavior, Biomarkers, and Pathology

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    | Contributor(s):: Zuzana Vikartovska, Jana Farbakova, Tomas Smolek, Jozef Hanes, Norbert Zilka, Lubica Hornakova, Filip Humenik, Marcela Maloveska, Nikola Hudakova, Dasa Cizkova

    Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder in senior dogs that is mainly associated with decreased ability to learn and respond to stimuli. It is commonly under-diagnosed because behavioral changes are often attributed to the natural process of...

  10. How Adults with Ptsd Described the Effects of Their Emotional Support Animals: a Qualitative Descriptive Study

    | Contributor(s):: Fankhauser, Lori Lee

  11. Weber's Law and the Scalar Property of Timing: A Test of Canine Timing

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica H. Cliff, Surrey M. K. Jackson, James S. McEwan, Lewis A. Bizo

    Domestic dogs completed a temporal bisection procedure that required a response to one lever following a light stimulus of short duration and to another lever following a light stimulus of a longer duration. The short and long durations across the four conditions were (0.5–2.0 s,...

  12. Impact of maternal stress and nutrition on behavioural and physiological outcomes in young lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Rooke, J. A., Arnott, G., Dwyer, C. M., Rutherford, K. M. D.

  13. Animal cognition in a more than human world

    | Contributor(s):: Flynn, P.

    2020419-4229781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishHuman-Animal Bond Association Clearwater, Florida, USA.text

  14. Dogs consciously experience emotions: The question is, which?.

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    | Contributor(s):: Ralph Adolphs

    I discuss three themes related to Kujala’s target article. First, the wealth of emerging data on cognitive studies in dogs will surely show that dogs have a very rich repertoire of cognitive processes, for most of which we find homologues in humans. Second, understanding the internal...

  15. Positive emotions and quality of life in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Patrizia Piotti

    Positive affect is fundamental to ensuring good animal welfare. Discrete and dimensional theories of emotion have recently been used to explore the relation between cognition and affect and to develop cognitive measures of positive affect. Human quality-of-life assessment focuses on positive...

  16. If I fits I sits: A citizen science investigation into illusory contour susceptibility in domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus)

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Gabriella E., Chouinard, Philippe A., Byosiere, Sarah-Elizabeth

  17. The Anchoring Model as a Tool to Improve Visitors’ Perceptions of Zoos

    | Contributor(s):: Sampaio, Marilian Boachá, Schiel, Nicola, Souto, Antonio

  18. Quality of Human-Animal Interaction: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitudes towards Animals and Cognitive Dissonance

    | Contributor(s):: Constance A. Leahy

  19. The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)

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    Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of...

  20. Koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) Seek Out Tactile Interaction with Humans: General Patterns and Individual Differences

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    | Contributor(s):: Fife-Cook, I., Franks, B.

    The study of human-animal interactions has provided insights into the welfare of many species. To date, however, research has largely focused on human relationships with captive mammals, with relatively little exploration of interactions between humans and other vertebrates, despite non-mammals...