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Preference and demand for exercise in stabled horses
Contributor(s):: Lee, Joyce, Floyd, Toby, Erb, Hollis, Houpt, Katherine
Operant conditioning and two choice preference tests were used to assess the motivation of horses to be released from straight and from box stalls. The motivations for food, a companion, and release into a paddock were compared when the horses had to work for each commodity at increasing fixed...
Effects of environmental factors on cribbing activity by horses
Contributor(s):: Whisher, Lindsay, Raum, Mary, Pina, Lisa, Pérez, Lucia, Erb, Hollis, Houpt, Charles, Houpt, Katherine
Quantitative measurements of cribbing were made and the environmental influences on the behavior were examined. Licking the substrate preceded cribbing; the horses licked a median of 1.7 times before each cribbing event while eating grain and 1.1 times before each cribbing event while eating hay....
An Exploration of Equine-Assisted Therapy to Improve Balance, Functional Capacity, and Cognition in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease
Contributor(s):: Borges de Araujo, T., Martins, W. R., Freitas, M. P., Camargos, E., Mota, J., Safons, M. P.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic, progressive dementia syndrome that features cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as physical and functional limitations that develop over the course of the disease. As an activity that involves physical and cognitive aspects,...
Does having a pet influence the physical activity of their young female owners?
Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K., Chaloupkova, H., Svobodova, I.
Canicross: La aventura de correr con tu perro | Diego Guevara Sánchez | TEDxCordoba
| Contributor(s):: Diego Guevara Sánchez
Diego es impulsor de la iniciativa CanRun, con la que une sus dos pasiones: la actividad física y el mundo de los perros. El canicross es un deporte único, que consiste en que las personas corran formando un equipo junto con sus perros. En su charla nos invita a conectarnos con...
The effects of kennel size and exercise on the behaviour and stress physiology of individually-housed greyhounds
| Contributor(s):: Jongman, E. C., Butler, K. L., Hemsworth, P. H.
Greyhounds are routinely bred and managed for racing and are usually housed in individual kennels. To address the question of whether greyhounds would benefit from an increase in the minimum kennel size specified in the Victorian Code of Practice, the effects of kennel size and routine exercise...
Odds of Getting Adequate Physical Activity by Dog Walking
| Contributor(s):: Jesus Soares, Jacqueline N. Epping, Chantelle J. Owens, David R. Brown, Tina J. Lankford, Eduardo J. Simoes, Carl J. Caspersen
Background: We aimed to determine the likelihood that adult dog owners who walk their dogs will achieve a healthy level of moderate-intensity (MI) physical activity (PA), defined as at least 150 mins/wk. Methods: We conducted a systematic search of 6 databases with data from 1990–2012 on...
Hengityksen merkitys ratsastuksessa : katsaus ratsastuksen lajivaatimuksiin hengityksen näkökulmasta
| Contributor(s):: Johanna Janatuinen
Ratsastuksessa pyritään hevosen ja ratsastajan saumattomaan yhteistyöhön. Ratsastajan täytyy olla hyvässä kunnossa sekä fyysisesti, että psyykkisesti. Hengitysmekaniikalla on tärkeä merkitys ihmisen asennon- ja tasapainon hallinnassa,...
Motionera med hund - en hälsofrämjande aspekt : En kvantitativ undersökning med fokus på kvinnors fysiska, psykiska och sociala målsättningar
| Contributor(s):: Cecilia Mannström
Endast 17,5% av Finlands befolkning 2015 uppnår rekommendationerna för daglig fysisk aktivitet. Detta examensarbete är en kvantitativ undersökning. Syftet med detta examensarbete är att undersöka om kvinnor har fysiska, psykiska och sociala...
Effectiveness of a Combined Intervention on Psychological and Physical Capacities of Frail Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Apostolo, J., Dixe, M. D. A., Bobrowicz-Campos, E., Areosa, T., Santos-Rocha, R., Brauna, M., Ribeiro, J., Marques, I., Freitas, J., Almeida, M. L., Couto, F.
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
| Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander
The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...
Force and strain during horseback riding: bridging the gap between theory and clinical practice
| Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Filardi, V., Naro, A., Cacciola, A., Andronaco, V., Gatani, U., Calabro, R. S., Gemelli, G., Milardi, D., Bramanti, A.
2019J Sports Med Phys Fitness593536-5380022-470710.23736/s0022-4707.18.08170-7engIRCCS Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo, Messina, Italy.C.A.R.E.C.I., University of Messina, Messina, Italy.IRCCS Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo, Messina, Italy - email@example.com.THES Amateur...
The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study
| Contributor(s):: Philippa Margaret Dall, Sarah Lesley Helen Ellis, Brian Martin Ellis, P Margaret Grant, Alison Colyer, Nancy Renee Gee, Malcolm Howard Granat, Daniel Simon Mills
Background There is some evidence to suggest that dog ownership may improve physical activity (PA) among older adults, but to date, studies examining this, have either depended on self-report or incomplete datasets due to the type of activity monitor used to record physical activity....
I Walk My Dog Because It Makes Me Happy: A Qualitative Study to Understand Why Dogs Motivate Walking and Improved Health
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| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Robert M. Christley, Garry Marvin, Elizabeth Perkins
Dog walking is a popular everyday physical activity. Dog owners are generally more active than non-owners, but some rarely walk with their dog. The strength of the dog–owner relationship is known to be correlated with dog walking, and this qualitative study investigates why. Twenty-six...
Working Dogs Drinking a Nutrient-Enriched Water Maintain Cooler Body Temperature and Improved Pulse Rate Recovery After Exercise
| Contributor(s):: Brian M. Zanghi, Patrick J. Robbins, Meghan T. Ramos, Cynthia M. Otto
Exercise-related physiological changes were evaluated in hydrated, exercise-conditioned working dogs with free access to tap water (TW) with or without a nutrient-enriched water supplement (NW). Physiological samples and measures were collected before and after work-related field tasks in a...
[What is "therapeutic horseback riding"?]
| Contributor(s):: Heipertz, W.
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A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
| Contributor(s):: Edwin Gomez, John Hunting
The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...
A Birth Cohort Analysis to Study Dog Walking in Adolescence Shows No Relationship with Objectively Measured Physical Activity
| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Andrew R. Ness, Calum Mattocks, Robert M. Christley
Physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence is a serious health concern. There are few studies of the activity undertaken by adolescents when walking with the family dog, and the effect of this on objectively measured physical activity levels. Objective measures of physical activity...
Gastritis and Gastric Ulcers in Working Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Michael S. Davis, Katherine K. Williamson
Gastritis and gastric ulcers are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in canine athletes. Although the majority of scientific work on this condition has been performed in ultraendurance racing sled dogs, this condition has been identified in other canine athletes, including sled dogs...
Environmental and Physiological Factors Associated With Stamina in Dogs Exercising in High Ambient Temperatures
| Contributor(s):: Patrick J. Robbins, Meghan T. Ramos, Brian M. Zanghi, Cynthia M. Otto
This IACUC approved study was performed to evaluate the environmental, physiological, and hematological components that contribute to stamina following successive bouts of exercise that included searching (5-min), agility (5-min), and ball retrieve (<10-min). Regularly exercised dogs (N= 12)...