The physiological and behavioural impact of sensory contact among unfamiliar adult mice in the laboratory
Contributor(s):: Rettich, A., Kasermann, H. P., Pelczar, P., Burki, K., Arras, M.
Housing mice in the laboratory in groups enables social interaction and is the way a laboratory should house mice. However, adult males show reciprocal aggression and are therefore frequently housed individually. Alternatively, a grid divider, which allows sensory contact by sight and smell but...
The welfare of young Polish Konik horses subjected to agricultural workload
Contributor(s):: Kedzierski, W., Pluta, M.
Every year a new group of young Polish Konik colts are separated from the forest herds to be trained in the stable breeding system. The aim of this study was to evaluate how the young Polish Konik horses who had been born in a forest reserve adapt to and tolerate draft work. Two groups of 6...
Effect of classic massage therapy on the heart rate of horses working in hippotherapy. Case study
Contributor(s):: Lojek, J., Lojek, A., Soborska, J.
The objective of this study was determine the effect of classical massage therapy on heart rate in horses working in hippotherapy. We hypothesised that massage can be used to improve the horse's welfare, because it mentally relaxes the horse. The relationship between variables were examined to...
Cardiovascular responses to a pet snake
Contributor(s):: Alonso, Y.
Sex differences in the response of yearling horses to handling by unfamiliar humans
Contributor(s):: Wulf, Manuela, Aurich, Jörg, May, Ann-Cathrin, Aurich, Christine
The effects of restriction of movement on the reliability of heart rate variability measurements in the horse ( Equus caballus)
Contributor(s):: Vitale, V., Balocchi, R., Varanini, M., Sgorbini, M., Macerata, A., Sighieri, C., Baragli, P.
Analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) is a noninvasive approach for investigating the sympathovagal balance of the autonomic nervous system. In recent years, HRV has been increasingly evaluated in animal research. In horses, it has been suggested that basal resting conditions can be achieved...
Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact
Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.
Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from direct human-animal interaction. For pet dogs, the manner in which they obtain and respond to petting...
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses of horses to therapeutic riding program: effects of different riders
Contributor(s):: Fazio, E., Medica, P., Cravana, C., Ferlazzo, A.
Familiarity bias and physiological responses in contagious yawning by dogs support link to empathy
Contributor(s):: Romero, T., Konno, A., Hasegawa, T.
Effect of previous handling experiences on responses of dairy calves to routine husbandry procedures
| Contributor(s):: Stewart, M., Shepherd, H. M., Webster, J. R., Waas, J. R., McLeay, L. M., Schutz, K. E.
Effects of the level of experience of horses and their riders on cortisol release, heart rate and heart-rate variability during a jumping course
| Contributor(s):: Ille, N., Lewinski, M. von, Erber, R., Wulf, M., Aurich, J., Mostl, E., Aurich, C.
Physiological and behavioral assessment in dogs used in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)
| Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, K. C. M., Silva, E. Y. T., Costa, K. N., Souza, M. S., Silva, M. L. M., Albuquerque, V. B., Pinheiro, D. M., Bernabe, D. G., Oliva, V. N. L. S.
Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities
| Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.
Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends, and spouses: The truth about cats and dogs
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen, Blascovich, Jim, Mendes, Wendy B.
Animal attachment, absorption and empathy as moderators of dog-based stress reduction
| Contributor(s):: Sectzer, Jessica
Effect of a pet dog on hypertensive process and self-disclosure during marital dialogue
| Contributor(s):: Holt, M. L.
Human analogue safe haven effect of the owner: behavioural and heart rate response to stressful social stimuli in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Gacsi, M., Maros, K., Sernkvist, S., Farago, T., Miklosi, A.
The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological arousal and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination
| Contributor(s):: Nagengast, S. L., Baun, M. M., Megel, M., Leibowitz, J. M.
Physiological demands of therapeutic horseback riding in children with moderate to severe motor impairments: an exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Bongers, B. C., Takken, T.
A comparison of the Monty Roberts technique with a conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses
| Contributor(s):: Fowler, V., Kennedy, M., Marlin, D.