Behavioural changes in weaned piglets orally challenged with Escherichia coli F4 and supplemented with in-feed protected acid salts
Contributor(s):: López-Colom, Paola, Castillejos, Lorena, Rodríguez-Sorrento, Agustina, Mainau, Eva, Puyalto, Mónica, Mallo, Juan José, Martín-Orúe, Susana M.
End-of-life decisions: A focus group study with German health professionals from human and veterinary medicine
| Contributor(s):: Selter, Felicitas, Persson, Kirsten, Kunzmann, Peter, Neitzke, Gerald
IntroductionAt first glance, human and (companion animal) veterinary medicine share challenging processes in end-of-life (EOL) decision-making. At the same time, treatment options in both professions are substantially different. The potential of an interdisciplinary exchange between both fields...
Burden of illness in people with medically refractory epilepsy who suffer from daily to weekly seizures: 12-month follow-up of participants in the EPISODE study
| Contributor(s):: van Hezik-Wester, V., de Groot, S., Kanters, T., Versteegh, M., Wagner, L., Ardesch, J., Brouwer, W., van Exel, J.
BACKGROUND: A small group of people with epilepsy suffers from frequent seizures despite the available pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The impact of epilepsy on these people extends beyond health-related quality of life (HRQoL), impacting a person's broader well-being and...
Animal-Assisted Interventions in Intensive Care Delirium: A Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Malik, J.
Good Days and Bad Days: Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life in People With Epilepsy
| Contributor(s):: Wester, V., de Groot, S., Versteegh, M., Kanters, T., Wagner, L., Ardesch, J., Brouwer, W., van Exel, J.
The Influence of Pets on Decisions of Older Adults' with Chronic Conditions
| 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...
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
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...
Providing elevated ‘getaway bunks’ to nursing mink dams improves their health and welfare
| Contributor(s):: Dawson, Lauren, Buob, Misha, Haley, Derek, Miller, Steve, Stryker, Judy, Quinton, Margaret, Mason, Georgia
Farmed mink infants (Neovison vison) remain with their mothers beyond natural weaning age. This benefits their welfare, but can stress their mothers and contribute to illness (e.g. ‘nursing sickness’). European studies have explored augmenting cages with structures allowing mothers to get away...
Providing ‘get-away bunks’ and other enrichments to primiparous adult female mink improves their reproductive productivity
| Contributor(s):: Buob, Misha, Meagher, Rebecca, Dawson, Lauren, Palme, Rupert, Haley, Derek, Mason, Georgia
This study investigated whether simple, cheap enrichments – ‘get-away bunks’ (a wire mesh semi-cylinder attached to the cage ceiling) and small manipulable objects (balls and suspended chewing items) – could improve welfare and productivity in nursing mink dams (Neovison vison) in commercial farm...
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...
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...
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...
Vulnerable articulations: the opportunities and challenges of illness and recovery
| Contributor(s):: Trundle, C., Gibson, H., Bell, L.
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...
Iltapäivän iloa! : Viriketuokio seniorikodin asukkaille
| 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...
The Impact of a Care Recipient's Pet on the Instrumental Caregiving Experience
| Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Proulx, C. M.
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...
Goals of Care: Development and Use of the Serious Veterinary Illness Conversation Guide
| Contributor(s):: Goldberg, K. J.
Animal-assisted therapy—A new trend in the treatment of children and adults
| Contributor(s):: I. Dimitrijević