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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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| Journal Articles | 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...
Animal-assisted therapy for inpatient adults
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Phung, A., Joyce, C., Ambutas, S., Browning, M., Fogg, L., Christopher, B. A., Flood, S.
Angela Phung is an RN at the Columbia Asthma and Allergy Clinic in Vancouver, Wash. At Rush University Medical...
Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Puppy temperament assessments predict breed and American Kennel Club group but not adult temperament
| Journal Articles | 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...
Pet dogs improve family functioning and reduce anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder
| Journal Articles | 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...
Tree cover and injurious feather-pecking in commercial flocks of free-range laying hens: a follow up
| Journal Articles | 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...
Predictors of cardiovascular events and mortality in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program pilot project
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siegel, D., Kuller, L., Lazarus, N. B., Black, D., Feigal, D., Hughes, G., Schoenberger, J. A., Hulley, S. B.
Am J Epidemiol
UNIV CALIF SAN FRANCISCO,DEPT EPIDEMIOL & INT HLTH,SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94143.
Comparative Effects of Horse Exercise Versus Traditional Exercise Programs on Gait, Muscle Strength, and Body Balance in Healthy Older Adults
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aranda-García, Silvia, Iricibar, Albert, Planas, Antoni, Prat-Subirana, Joan A., Angulo-Barroso, Rosa M.
Journal of Aging & Physical Activity
Reduction of phobic behaviour for animals in a boy with mental retardation
| Journal Articles | 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...
Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?
| Journal Articles | 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...
Owners and pets exercising together: canine response to veterinarian-prescribed physical activity
| Journal Articles | 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...
Effects of dog-appeasing pheromones on anxiety and fear in puppies during training and on long-term socialization
| Journal Articles | 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...
Effects of preadoption counseling on the prevention of separation anxiety in newly adopted shelter dogs
| Journal Articles | 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,...
Implementing Welfare Quality in UK assurance schemes: evaluating the challenges
| Journal Articles | 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...
Pain-suppressed behaviors in the red-tailed hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis)
| Journal Articles | 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...
The impact of animal welfare advertising on opposition to the Canadian seal hunt and willingness to boycott the Canadian seafood industry
| Journal Articles | 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...
Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.
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Behavioural Neuroscience Unit Neurotoxicology and Neuroendocrinology Unit,...
Effects of hippotherapy on mobility, strength and balance in elderly
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): de Araujo, T. B., de Oliveira, R. J., Martins, W. R., de Moura Pereira, M., Copetti, F., Safons, M. P.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr
1872-6976 (Electronic)0167-4943 (Linking)
University of Brasilia, School of Physical Education, Brasilia,...