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  1. The Influence of Pets on Decisions of Older Adults' with Chronic Conditions

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    | Contributor(s):: Basilia Basin

      Many older adults view pets as companions, and are responsible for their pet’s care and well-being. Research suggests that people prioritize their pet’s needs, although it may jeopardize their own safety. Some older adults forego, delay, or refuse care in order to remain...

  2. Attachment and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

    | Contributor(s):: Alessandro Agostini, Marco Moretti, Carlo Calabrese, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti, Mauro Ercolani, Massimo Campieri

  3. Sickness behaviours in ducks include anorexia but not lethargy

    | Contributor(s):: Marais, Manette, Maloney, Shane K., Gray, David A.

    The characteristics of mammalian sickness behaviour are often conferred on the avian phyla despite there being little scientific evidence that birds change their behaviour when the innate immune system is activated during disease or infection. We used bio-logging techniques to measure activity...

  4. Effects of stressors on the behavior and physiology of domestic cats

    | Contributor(s):: Stella, Judi, Croney, Candace, Buffington, Tony

    Feline interstitial cystitis (FIC) is a chronic pain syndrome of domestic cats. Cats with FIC have chronic, recurrent lower urinary tract signs (LUTS) and other comorbid disorders that are exacerbated by stressors. The aim of this study was to evaluate behavioral and physiological responses of...

  5. Linking the social environment to illness in farm animals

    | Contributor(s):: Proudfoot, Kathryn L., Weary, Daniel M., von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G.

    Disease is one of the single largest issues facing food animal agriculture today. Risk factors for various diseases in cattle, swine and chickens include aspects of both the physical and social environment. In this paper we review literature linking the social environment to illness in farm...

  6. Impact of acute clinical mastitis on cow behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Siivonen, Jutta, Taponen, Suvi, Hovinen, Mari, Pastell, Matti, Lensink, B. Joop, Pyörälä, Satu, Hänninen, Laura

    Acute mastitis is one of the most common diseases of high-producing dairy cows. However, there is still lack of knowledge on which precise behaviours change first at the beginning of acute mastitis, and whether behavioural changes might serve as a tool for early detection of clinical mastitis. In...

  7. Vulnerable articulations: the opportunities and challenges of illness and recovery

    | Contributor(s):: Trundle, C., Gibson, H., Bell, L.

  8. Nest building as an indicator of illness in laboratory mice

    | Contributor(s):: Gaskill, Brianna N., Pritchett-Corning, Kathleen R.

    Laboratory mice housed at typical temperatures and provided with crinkled paper nesting material build fully enclosed nests, increasing welfare, and reducing cold stress, but complicating daily animal observations by care staff. Anecdotal reports by animal care staff indicate that ill mice are...

  9. Detecting horses’ sickness: In search of visible signs

    | Contributor(s):: Hausberger, Martine, Fureix, Carole, Lesimple, Clémence

    Assessing sickness in animals, by which we refer to non-specific states involving both physical discomfort and negative emotional states, is a real challenge. In this review, we demonstrate the need for clear and simple indicators of sickness in horses, a species in which suffering is largely...

  10. Iltapäivän iloa! : Viriketuokio seniorikodin asukkaille

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    | Contributor(s):: Maaria Kestilä, Niina Pikkumäki

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä kuvataan viriketoiminnan merkitystä pitkäaikaishoidossa oleville vanhuksille ja heidän hyvinvoinnilleen. Raportti kertoo projektista, jossa toteutettiin viriketuokio seniorikeskuksen asukkaille. Tuokion avulla pyrittiin ilahduttamaan...

  11. The Impact of a Care Recipient's Pet on the Instrumental Caregiving Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Proulx, C. M.

  12. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  13. Goals of Care: Development and Use of the Serious Veterinary Illness Conversation Guide

    | Contributor(s):: Goldberg, K. J.

  14. Animal-assisted therapy—A new trend in the treatment of children and adults

    | Contributor(s):: I. Dimitrijević

  15. Willingness to Consult a Veterinarian on Physician's Advice for Zoonotic Diseases: A Formal Role for Veterinarians in Medicine?

    | Contributor(s):: Rick Speare, Diana Mendez, Jenni Judd, Simon Reid, Saul Tzipori, Peter D Massey

    Physicians appear to find zoonotic diseases a challenge and consider that this topic belongs more to the veterinary profession. However, veterinarians have no formal role in clinical medicine. Data were collected as part of the Queensland Social Survey 2014 to determine the willingness of the...

  16. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  17. How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU

    | Contributor(s):: Aakash Lonkar

    From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good...

  18. Pets: Do They Enhance Our Immunity?

    | Contributor(s):: Vidhi Desai, Calvin Leung, Ye Rin Lim, Julie M. Fagan

    Pets can be highly beneficial to the human health and may even aid in the development of the human immune system. Our study specifically targets the area of pet ownership and its effects on the immune system’s capabilities of different age and ethnic groups. To examine this, we conducted a...

  19. Being there : relationships between people with cancer and their pets : what helps and what hinders

    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Nitkin

    This qualitative research examined the little studied area of human-pet relationships and their impact on persons with cancer. The goal of this study was to gather information from individuals with cancer who had a pet during their illness and explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of that...

  20. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    | Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...