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  1. The effects of animal assisted interventions on children with autism during the movement assessment battery for children-2 (MABC-2)

    Contributor(s):: Dannielle L. Miccinello

  2. Psychosocial and psychophysiological effects of human-animal interactions: The possible role of oxytocin

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Henri Julius, Kurt Kotrschal

    During the last decade it has become more widely accepted that pet ownership and animal assistance in therapy and education may have a multitude of positive effects on humans. Here, we review the evidence from 69 original studies on human-animal interactions (HAI) which met our inclusion...

  3. Are women's dogs less stressed and healthier than men's dogs? An investigation in the waiting room of a veterinary hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Boere, V., Scalon, M. C., Wiedemann, G. G. S.

    Dogs are able of discriminate several human behaviors, behaving of corresponding way. Some studies showed that the dogs possess propensities to be more sociable and less stressed when manipulated by women regarding the dogs manipulated by men. We investigated in this study if the dogs accompanied...

  4. Short-term interaction between dogs and their owners: effects on oxytocin, cortisol, insulin and heart rate - an exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Handlin, L., Hydbring-Sandberg, E., Nilsson, A., Ejdeback, M., Jansson, A., Uvnas-Moberg, K.

    The aim of this exploratory study was to determine heart rate and the levels of oxytocin, cortisol, and insulin in dogs and their owners in response to a short-term interaction. In addition, the dogs' behavior was studied. The owners' responses were compared with those obtained from a control...

  5. Effects of horseback riding and contact with horses on mood change and heart rate

    | Contributor(s):: Honda, Asako, Yamazaki, Katuo

  6. Effect of previous stroking on reactions to a veterinary procedure: Behaviour and heart rate of dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Schmied, Claudia, Boivin, Xavier, Scala, Sebastian, Waiblinger, Susanne

  7. RM and Beaux: reductions in cardiac activity in response to a pet snake

    | Contributor(s):: Eddy, T. J.

  8. Physiological effects of human/companion animal bonding

    | Contributor(s):: Baun, M. M., Bergstrom, N., Langston, N. F., Thoma, L.

  9. Cardiovascular Effects of Human-Pet Dog Interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Vormbrock, Julia, Grossberg, John

  10. Physiologic and behavioral responses to companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Katcher, A. H.

  11. Real-time non-invasive measurement of heart rate in working dogs: a technique with potential applications in the objective assessment of welfare problems

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, I. C., Leahy, R. A.

    The Polar Sport Tester (Polar Electro OY) is a telemetric heart rate monitor designed for use in humans. Its usefulness as a monitor during training of guide dogs was assessed. Heart rates from six representative dogs at a similar stage of early training were recorded at 5-s intervals during a...

  12. Pets and you. Companions for health

  13. Differential effects of person in the dog and in the human

    | Contributor(s):: Astrup, C. W., Gantt, W. H., Stephens, J. H.

  14. Welfare of sport horses: role of the rider

    | Contributor(s):: Auvinet, B., Coureau, C., Galloux, P.

  15. Physiological effects of petting a companion animal

    | Contributor(s):: Jenkins, J. L.

  16. Presence of human friends and pet dogs as moderators of autonomic responses to stress in women

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, K. M., Blascovich, J., Tomaka, J., Kelsey, R. M.

  17. Repeated handling of pigs during rearing. I. Refusal of contact by the handler and reactivity to familiar and unfamiliar humans

    | Contributor(s):: Terlouw, E. M. C., Porcher, J.

    Pigs housed in groups received different handling treatments for 40 d until slaughter age. Pigs of the human interaction (HI) and refusal of contact (RC) groups were individually introduced into a pen each day, where they remained for 3 min in the presence of a squatted handler. The handler tried...

  18. Husbandry influences on some physiological parameters of emotional responses in calves

    | Contributor(s):: Stephens, D. B., Toner, J. N.

  19. Effects of loading and transport on the heart rate and behaviour of horses

    | Contributor(s):: Waran, N. K., Cuddeford, D.

    The behaviour and heart rates of 32 horses were compared during loading. Evasive behaviour during loading was only observed in very young horses, and the time the yearlings took to load (368 s) was much greater than that of 2-year-olds (29.5 s), 3-year-olds (21.5 s) and those over 3 years of age...

  20. Heart rate changes in loose and tethered sows around feeding

    | Contributor(s):: Schouten, W. G. P., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de