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  1. An Investigation into the Relationship between Owner Knowledge, Diet, and Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus)

    Contributor(s):: Rosemary Norman, Alison P. Wills

  2. Animal housing and welfare: effects of housing conditions on body weight and cortisol in a medium-sized rodent ( Cavia aperea)

    Contributor(s):: Schumann, K., Guenther, A., Jewgenow, K., Trillmich, F.

    Rodents are the most abundant experimental nonhuman animals and are commonly studied under standard laboratory housing conditions. As housing conditions affect animals' physiology and behavior, this study investigated the effects of indoor and outdoor housing conditions on body weight and...

  3. ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms

    Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Gayatri Mazgaonkar

    Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to...

  4. Animal-assisted therapy in psychiatric rehabilitation

    Contributor(s):: Marr, C. A., French, L., Thompson, D., Drum, L., Greening, G., Mormon, J., Henderson, I., Hughes, C. W.

    Reviews of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) research suggest the need for better controlled and designed research studies to supplement the many case studies and anecdotal reports. This study reports the results of such an investigation where sixty-nine male and female psychiatric inpatients were...

  5. Animal-assisted therapy: a nursing intervention

    Contributor(s):: Carmack, B. J., Fila, D.

  6. Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context

    Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., McKenzie, Samantha J., Beck, Alan M., Slaughter, Virginia

  7. Do Animals Perceive Human Developmental Disabilities? Guinea Pigs' Behaviour with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Children with Typical Development. A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Dubois, E., Alavi, Z., Bourreau, Y., Hausberger, M.

  8. Domestication animale en Amérique du sud: le point des connaissances

    Contributor(s):: Lavallée, Danièle

  9. Domestication effects on behavioural traits and learning performance: comparing wild cavies to guinea pigs

    Contributor(s):: Brust, V., Guenther, A.

    The domestication process leads to a change in behavioural traits, usually towards individuals that are less attentive to changes in their environment and less aggressive. Empirical evidence for a difference in cognitive performance, however, is scarce. Recently, a functional linkage between an...

  10. Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm

    This is no ordinary farm however. This is a retreat that offers an alternative approach to healing.“It is a place where children and their families can step out of the stressful world and enjoy the healing power of animals and nature,” says Paul. The business endeavors to...

  11. Effect of person. 1966

    Contributor(s):: Gantt, W. H., Newton, J. E., Royer, F. L., Stephens, J. H.

  12. Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom

    Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.

  13. ExNOTic: Should We Be Keeping Exotic Pets?

    Contributor(s):: Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills

    There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...

  14. Furry Friends

    Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services is the South Bay's oldest all-volunteer organization devoted to bringing the healing power of animals to those less fortunate in our community. The Furry Friends mission is to consistently facilitate delivery of the love and affection of our volunteers...

  15. Furry Tales

    Furry Tales is a project designed to improve the well-being of older people in East London by providing contact with animals and a connection to the local farming community.We are based at Stepney City Farm and work with residential homes, day care centres, befriending services and individuals to...

  16. Guinea pig therapy for residents

  17. Guinea pigs-The "Small Great" Therapist for Autistic Children, or: Do Guinea Pigs Have Positive Effects on Autistic Child Social Behavior?

    | Contributor(s):: Krskova, L., Talarovicova, A., Olexova, L.

  18. Haku Baldwin Center

    Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena.  Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs.  Private...

  19. Human-animal relationships: from daily life to animal-assisted therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Hausberger, M.

  20. JTT-130, a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitor lowers plasma triglycerides and LDL cholesterol concentrations without increasing hepatic triglycerides in guinea pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Dimple Aggarwal, Kristy L West, Tosca L Zern, Sudeep Shrestha, Marcela Vergara-Jimenez, Maria Luz Fernandez

    Microsomal transfer protein inhibitors (MTPi) have the potential to be used as a drug to lower plasma lipids, mainly plasma triglycerides (TG). However, studies with animal models have indicated that MTPi treatment results in the accumulation of hepatic TG. The purpose of this study was to...