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  1. There's a rat in my room! Now what? Mice show no chronic physiological response to the presence of rats

    Contributor(s):: Meijer, M. K., Loo, P. L. P. van, Baumans, V.

    In general, guidelines on housing and care of animals in the laboratory state that rats and mice should not be housed in the same room. Mice may perceive rats as predators. Although one theory says this can cause stress, there is little scientific evidence to support this theory. In the wild,...

  2. Trailer loading stress in horses: behavioral and physiological effects of nonaversive training (TTEAM)

    Contributor(s):: Shanahan, S.

    Resistance in the horse to trailer loading is a common source of stress and injury to horses and their handlers. The objective of this study was to determine whether non-aversive training based on the Tellington-Touch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM; Tellington-Jones & Bruns, 1988) would decrease...

  3. 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...

  4. Cardiovascular responses to a pet snake

    Contributor(s):: Alonso, Y.

  5. Sex differences in the response of yearling horses to handling by unfamiliar humans

    Contributor(s):: Wulf, Manuela, Aurich, Jörg, May, Ann-Cathrin, Aurich, Christine

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Familiarity bias and physiological responses in contagious yawning by dogs support link to empathy

    Contributor(s):: Romero, T., Konno, A., Hasegawa, T.

  9. 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.

  10. Effect of previous handling experiences on responses of dairy calves to routine husbandry procedures

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    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, M., Shepherd, H. M., Webster, J. R., Waas, J. R., McLeay, L. M., Schutz, K. E.

  11. 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.

  12. Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities

    | Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Animal attachment, absorption and empathy as moderators of dog-based stress reduction

    | Contributor(s):: Sectzer, Jessica

  16. Effect of a pet dog on hypertensive process and self-disclosure during marital dialogue

    | Contributor(s):: Holt, M. L.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Physiological demands of therapeutic horseback riding in children with moderate to severe motor impairments: an exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Bongers, B. C., Takken, T.

  20. 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.