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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. Physiological effects of human/companion animal bonding

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Pets and you. Companions for health

  14. Physiological effects of petting a companion animal

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

  15. Welfare of sport horses: role of the rider

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

  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. Assessment of mental stress in warmblood horses: heart rate variability in comparison to heart rate and selected behavioural parameters

    | Contributor(s):: Rietmann, T. R., Stuart, A. E. A., Bernasconi, P., Stauffacher, M., Auer, J. A., Weishaupt, M. A.

    The aim of the study was to investigate whether heart rate variability (HRV) could assess alterations of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) at different levels of excitement. The behavioural and physiological responses of 20 warmblood horses to a challenging ground exercise task were studied....

  20. Behavioural and physiological responses of pigs to sound

    | Contributor(s):: Talling, J. C., Waran, N. K., Wathes, C. M., Lines, J. A.

    Eight piglets were exposed to artificially generated sounds, nominal intensities of 85 or 97 dB(Lin), and frequencies of 500 or 8000 Hz for 15 min during a 1-h experimental period. In a 2nd experiment, 8 piglets were exposed to 20 min of farm sounds (Leq 80 dB), transport sounds (Leq 83 dB),...