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  1. The effects of an animal-assisted intervention on salivary alpha-amylase, salivary immunoglobulin A, and heart rate during forensic interviews in child sexual abuse cases

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, C. A., Friedmann, E.

    Animal-assisted invention (AAI) in gaining attention as a therapeutic modality; however, the effect of it has not been well studied in the child welfare system. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of AAI on stress indicators (as measured by salivary alpha-amylase (sAA),...

  2. Animal assisted group interventions for the treatment of trauma

    Contributor(s):: DePrekel, Molly, Neznik, Kay, Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  3. Art therapy with children in grief and loss groups

    Contributor(s):: Rozum, Aimee Loth, Malchiodi, Cathy A.

  4. Equine assisted interventions in mental health

    Contributor(s):: Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  5. Ethical equitation: applying a cost-benefit approach

    Contributor(s):: Jones, B., McGreevy, P. D.

  6. A scoping review of published research on the relinquishment of companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Coe, J. B., Young, I., Lambert, K., Dysart, L., Borden, L. N., Rajic, A.

    Globally, large populations of companion animals are relinquished each year. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify all published research investigating companion-animal relinquishment to map out and evaluate research gaps, needs, and opportunities. A comprehensive search strategy was...

  7. Animal welfare - scientific approaches to the issues

    Contributor(s):: Millman, S. T.

    Nonhuman animal welfare is of significant public interest, globally and within the United States. Value-based judgments are intrinsic to animal welfare assessment, according to the relative weighting of factors associated with animal performance, health, affective states, and natural living. The...

  8. Dog obesity: can dog caregivers' (owners') feeding and exercise intentions and behaviors be predicted from attitudes?

    Contributor(s):: Rohlf, V. I., Toukhsati, S., Coleman, G. J., Bennett, P. C.

    Dog obesity is a common nutritional disorder affecting up to 40% of the companion animal (pet) dog population in Australia and other developed nations. A clear understanding of factors determining relevant caregiver (owner) behaviors underpins effective treatment for this disorder. The theory of...

  9. Evaluating paint rollers as an intervention for alopecia in monkeys in the laboratory ( Macaca nemestrina )

    Contributor(s):: Runeson, E. P., Lee, G. H., Crockett, C. M., Bellanca, R. U.

    Adult female macaques (Macaca nemestrina) in the laboratory with alopecia from known or suspected overgrooming were subjects in a study evaluating effectiveness of a grooming device. The intervention evaluated was a paint roller on a metal bar hung on the cage, replaced weekly for 6 weeks. In a...

  10. Important elements in farm animal-assisted interventions for persons with clinical depression: A qualitative interview study

    Contributor(s):: Pedersen, Ingeborg, Ihlebæk, Camilla, Kirkevold, Marit

    Purpose: The main aim of this study was to obtain participants’ own experience of a farm animal-assisted intervention, and what they perceived as important elements in relation to their mental health. Method: A qualitative study, inspired by a phenomenological-hermeneutical perspective was...

  11. Portrayals of canine obesity in English-language newspapers and in leading veterinary journals, 2000-2009: implications for animal welfare organizations and veterinarians as public educators

    Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Teows, L.

    In industrialized societies, more than 1 in 3 dogs and people currently qualify as overweight or obese. Experts in public health expect both these figures to rise. Although clinical treatment remains important, so are public perceptions and social norms. This article presents a thematic analysis...

  12. Use of accelerometers to measure stress levels in shelter dogs

    Contributor(s):: Jones, S., Dowling-Guyer, S., Patronek, G. J., Marder, A. R., D'Arpino, S. S., McCobb, E.

    Stress can compromise welfare in any confined group of nonhuman animals, including those in shelters. However, an objective and practical method for assessing the stress levels of individual dogs housed in a shelter does not exist. Such a method would be useful for monitoring animal welfare and...

  13. Utilization of matrix population models to assess a 3-year single treatment nonsurgical contraception program versus surgical sterilization in feral cat populations

    Contributor(s):: Budke, C. M., Slater, M. R.

    This study constructed matrix population models to explore feral cat population growth for a hypothetical population (a) in the absence of intervention; (b) with a traditional surgical sterilization-based trap, neuter, and return program; and (c) with a single treatment 3-year nonsurgical...

  14. Homelessness, Housing, and Health Geography: The Impact of Housing on the Health of Chronically Ill Homeless Adults

    Contributor(s):: Petroskas, Dawn

  15. Pets, intimate partner violence, and the abuser's perspective

    Contributor(s):: Stevenson, Rochelle

    Domestic violence remains a serious social issue. In North America, millions of women are victimized each year, and many of these women are victims of violence at the hand of their intimate partners. A small but growing body of research on domestic violence has shown that companion animals are...

  16. Animal-assisted intervention in dementia: Effects on quality of life

    Contributor(s):: Nordgren, Lena, Engström, Gabriella

  17. Connecting for health: Playing with horses as a therapeutic tool

    Contributor(s):: Maujean, Annick, Kendall, Elizabeth, Roquet, Lillan, Sharp, Tony, Pringle, Graham

  18. Examining parents’ behaviors and supervision of their children in the presence of an unfamiliar dog: Does The BlueDog intervention improve parent practices?

    Contributor(s):: Morrongiello, Barbara A., Schwebel, David C., Stewart, Julia, Bell, Melissa, Davis, Aaron L., Corbett, Michael R.

  19. Homelessness and companion animals: More than just a pet?

    Contributor(s):: Slatter, Jessica, Lloyd, Chris, King, Robert

    Purpose: Research identifies the value of animal companionship for people of various ages and with physical and mental health diagnoses. However, there is limited research into the value of animal companionship for the homeless population.Method: This exploratory study aimed to investigate the...

  20. Integration of drugs and non-pharmacological intervention to Alzheimer patients

    Contributor(s):: Takeda, Masatoshi