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How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study
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Contributor(s):: Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., Treharne, G. J.
The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of health and wellbeing related to dog-walking in healthy adults. Ten self-reported healthy adult dog-walkers took part in one dog-walk-along interview, and nine of the 10 participants also attended one follow-up participatory analysis session....
Animal-assisted therapy for inpatient adults
Contributor(s):: Phung, A., Joyce, C., Ambutas, S., Browning, M., Fogg, L., Christopher, B. A., Flood, S.
Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse
Contributor(s):: Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn
Puppy temperament assessments predict breed and American Kennel Club group but not adult temperament
Contributor(s):: Robinson, L. M., Thompson, R. S., Ha, J. C.
Puppy assessments for companion dogs have shown mixed long-term reliability. Temperament is cited among the reasons for surrendering dogs to shelters. A puppy temperament test that reliably predicts adult behavior is one potential way to lower the number of dogs given to shelters. This study...
Pet dogs improve family functioning and reduce anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder
Contributor(s):: Wright, H., Hall, S., Hames, A., Hardiman, J., Mills, R., Mills, D.
There is increasing evidence to suggest that dogs are beneficial for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in therapy sessions, and anecdotal reports suggest that dogs may have wider benefits, in a family setting. This study investigated the effect of dog ownership on family functioning...
Tree cover and injurious feather-pecking in commercial flocks of free-range laying hens: a follow up
Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Gill, R., Willings, T. H.
Injurious feather-pecking in non-cage systems is a serious economic and welfare concern for the egg-producing industry. This study presents results from data of over 1,000 flocks from producers who supplied free-range eggs to McDonald's Restaurants Ltd UK between 2008 and 2013. These producers...
Predictors of cardiovascular events and mortality in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program pilot project
Contributor(s):: Siegel, D., Kuller, L., Lazarus, N. B., Black, D., Feigal, D., Hughes, G., Schoenberger, J. A., Hulley, S. B.
Comparative Effects of Horse Exercise Versus Traditional Exercise Programs on Gait, Muscle Strength, and Body Balance in Healthy Older Adults
Contributor(s):: Aranda-García, Silvia, Iricibar, Albert, Planas, Antoni, Prat-Subirana, Joan A., Angulo-Barroso, Rosa M.
Reduction of phobic behaviour for animals in a boy with mental retardation
Contributor(s):: Arntzen, Erik, Almås, Inger Karin
Presents a treatment programme to eliminate phobic behavior in an 11-yr-old mentally retarded boy when confronted with different animals, such as dogs, cats, cows, birds, horses, sheep, and rabbits. The intention was to determine the number of different types of dogs required to reach the...
Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?
Contributor(s):: Hunt, M. G., Chizkov, R. R.
Despite an increase in the popularity of animal-assisted therapy, little is known about the impact of animals on processes relevant to effective psychotherapy. This study tested the impact of having a dog present on process variables relevant to cognitive behavioral therapy, including emotional...
Owners and pets exercising together: canine response to veterinarian-prescribed physical activity
Contributor(s):: Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M. B., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H.
Using a prospective, randomized, single-blinded clinical design, we enrolled dog owners (DOs) and their dogs presenting to a veterinary referral hospital in a two-phase trial to determine whether veterinarian-initiated counseling increases physical activity and leads to secondary health benefits...
Effects of dog-appeasing pheromones on anxiety and fear in puppies during training and on long-term socialization
Contributor(s):: Denenberg, S., Landsberg, G. M.
Objective - To evaluate the effectiveness of dog-appeasing pheromone (DAP) in reducing fear and anxiety in puppies and its effects on training and socialization. Design - Randomized, controlled clinical trial. Animals - 45 puppies between 12 to 15 weeks of age at the time of inclusion....
Effects of preadoption counseling on the prevention of separation anxiety in newly adopted shelter dogs
Contributor(s):: Herron, M. E., Lord, L. K., Husseini, S. E.
Separation anxiety is one of the more prevalent and difficult to treat behavior problems in dogs. The associated behaviors can be undesirable to dog owners and damage the human animal bond, leading to relinquishment or return to an animal shelter. Due to the high prevalence of separation related...
Implementing Welfare Quality in UK assurance schemes: evaluating the challenges
Contributor(s):: Heath, C. A. E., Lin, Y., Mullan, S., Browne, W. J., Main, D. C. J.
This paper presents an account of a Welfare Quality assessment of 92 dairy farms carried out by seven experienced assessors. The aim was to evaluate the potential of the Welfare Quality assessment protocol with respect to its uptake by UK farm assurance schemes. Data collection, and measure...
Pain-suppressed behaviors in the red-tailed hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis)
Contributor(s):: Mazor-Thomas, J. E., Mann, P. E., Karas, A. Z., Tseng, F.
Our ability to provide analgesia in wild and exotic patients is hampered by a lack of species-specific information on effective drugs and protocols. One contributing factor is the difficulty of applying data from traditional laboratory tests of nociception to clinical conditions frequently...
The impact of animal welfare advertising on opposition to the Canadian seal hunt and willingness to boycott the Canadian seafood industry
Contributor(s):: Braunsberger, K.
The purpose of this research was to measure and compare the initial and carryover effects of a video advertisement developed by an animal welfare organization, namely Harpseals. org. The ad was designed to educate the public about an egregious act against wildlife (i.e., the Canadian seal hunt),...
Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.
Effects of hippotherapy on mobility, strength and balance in elderly
Contributor(s):: de Araujo, T. B., de Oliveira, R. J., Martins, W. R., de Moura Pereira, M., Copetti, F., Safons, M. P.