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  1. Distribution of Superficial Body Temperature in Horses Ridden by Two Riders with Varied Body Weights

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    | Contributor(s):: Izabela Wilk, Elżbieta Wnuk-Pawlak, Iwona Janczarek, Beata Kaczmarek, Marta Dybczyńska, Monika Przetacznik

    It was assumed that a horse with its rider body weight found in the upper limit may negatively impact the horse’s welfare. The objective of this paper was to analyze the differences in body temperature and selected heart rate parameters in horses in response to physical exercise...

  2. Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) in Alzheimer's Disease: A Case Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Gregorini, A., Di Canio, A., Palmucci, E., Tomasetti, M., Rocchi, M. B. L., Colomba, M.

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by cortical dementia and irreversibly progressive developments leading to a vegetative state and, finally, to death. Although many aspects of its etiology, diagnosis and treatment still remain obscure and the current...

  3. Effect of cooperative care training on physiological parameters and compliance in dogs undergoing a veterinary examination – A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Wess, Lukas, Böhm, Astrid, Schützinger, Miriam, Riemer, Stefanie, Yee, Jason R., Affenzeller, Nadja, Arhant, Christine

    One way to reduce fear and lack of compliance during veterinary procedures is ‘cooperative care training’, training animals to voluntarily participate in husbandry and medical care. Here we assessed the effects of cooperative care training on heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV),...

  4. Heart rate and heart rate variability in school dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Bidoli, Emilie M. Y., Erhard, Michael H., Döring, Dorothea

    The aim of this study was to examine whether the canine stress level was elevated during animal-assisted education by means of the Polar monitor V800 (Polar Electro Oy, Kempele, Finland), which recorded heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV). At 54 Bavarian schools with one working dog...

  5. The effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on autonomic and endocrine activity in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Kupper, N., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  6. 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...

  7. A Leash on Life: An Exploratory Study on the Effects of a Shelter-Dog Walking Program for Veterans on Dogs’ Stress

    | Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Payton, Megan, Blanchard, Kelly, Storm, Asha, Barr, Erik, Gee, Nancy R.

  8. Hucul horses’ learning abilities in different learning tests and ue the association with behaviour, food motivation and fearfulness

    | Contributor(s):: Olczak, Katarzyna, Klocek, Czesław, Christensen, Janne Winther

  9. Can Dog-Assisted Intervention Decrease Anxiety Level and Autonomic Agitation in Patients with Anxiety Disorders?

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    | Contributor(s):: Wołyńczyk-Gmaj, D., Ziółkowska, A., Rogala, P., Ścigała, D., Bryła, L., Gmaj, B., Wojnar, M.

    Few studies have explored the influence of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on patients with mental disorders. We investigated it's impact on anxiety symptoms. We divided 51 patients with anxiety symptoms into two groups-treatment group, that went for a short 15-20 min' walk with a dog,...

  10. The Impact of an Animal-Assisted Intervention Using Certified Therapy Dogs on Psychological and Physiological Measures of Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Student Test Anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, Cristen

  11. Effects of pre-conditioning on behavior and physiology of horses during a standardised learning task

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    | Contributor(s):: Kate Fenner, Holly Webb, Melissa J. Starling, Rafael Freire, Petra Buckley, Paul D. McGreevy

    Rein tension is used to apply pressure to control both ridden and unridden horses. The pressure is delivered by equipment such as the bit, which may restrict voluntary movement and cause changes in behavior and physiology. Managing the effects of such pressure on arousal level and behavioral...

  12. Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Woodward, Steven H., Jamison, Andrea L., Gala, Sasha, Lawlor, Catherine, Villasenor, Diana, Tamayo, Gisselle, Puckett, Melissa

  13. Horses' physiological and behavioural responses during undergraduate veterinary practical teaching classes

    | Contributor(s):: Guinnefollau, Lauréline, Bolwell, Charlotte F., Gee, Erica K., Norman, Elizabeth J., Rogers, Chris W.

    Horses are used in many equine and veterinary science degree programmes during practical teaching classes for students to develop and refine their handling and clinical skills. There are few studies investigating the stress responses of these horses within the teaching environment. The aim of...

  14. A preliminary study of the physiological and behavioral response of beef cattle to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

    | Contributor(s):: Abdulai, Gabriel, Sama, Michael, Jackson, Joshua

  15. A systematic review o f the potential uses of on-animal sensors to monitor the welfare of sheep evaluated using the Five Domains Model as a framework

    | Contributor(s):: Fogarty, E. S., Swain, D. L., Cronin, G. M., Trotter, M.

  16. Redefining human-animal relationships: an evaluation of methods to allow their empirical measurement in zoos

    | Contributor(s):: Patel, F., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Ward, S. J.

  17. Measuring piglet castration pain using linear and non-linear measures of heart rate variability

    | Contributor(s):: Byrd, C. J., Radcliffe, J. S., Craig, B. A., Eicher, S. D., Lay, D. C.

  18. The Right Angle: Validating a standardised protocol for the use of infra-red thermography of eye temperature as a welfare indicator

    | Contributor(s):: Ijichi, C., Evans, L., Woods, H., Yarnell, K.

  19. Using technology to monitor and improve zoo animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Whitham, J. C., Miller, L. J.

  20. The Experience of Animal Assisted Therapy on Patients in an Acute Care Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Coakley, A. B., Annese, C. D., Empoliti, J. H., Flanagan, J. M.