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  1. Euthanasia of companion animals: a legal and ethical analysis

    Contributor(s):: Passantino, A., Fenga, C., Morciano, C., Morelli, C., Russo, M., Di Pietro, C., Passantino, M.

  2. Stray dog and cat laws and enforcement in Czech Republic and in Italy

    Contributor(s):: Voslarova, E., Passantino, A.

  3. [Effects of indoor exposures on respiratory and allergic disorders]

    Contributor(s):: Simoni, M., Lombardi, E., Berti, G., Rusconi, F., La Grutta, S., Piffer, S., Petronio, M. G., Galassi, C., Forastiere, F., Viegi, G., Gruppo Collaborativo, Sidria

  4. Attitudes of children and adults to dogs in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

    Contributor(s):: Lakestani, Nelly, Donaldson, Morag L., Verga, Marina, Waran, Natalie

  5. Biting dogs in Rome (Italy)

    Contributor(s):: Maragliano, L., Ciccone, G., Fantini, C., Petrangeli, C., Saporito, G., Traglia, M. di, Natoli, E.

    We present data on dog biting events which occurred in Rome and were recorded by the Public Dog Shelter and Veterinary Hospital of Rome. In Italy the control of rabies is regulated by Presidential Decree. Recently, the endorsement of a National Law, aimed at the prevention of dog and cat...

  6. Animal-assisted activity at A. Meyer Children's Hospital: a pilot study

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    | Contributor(s):: Caprilli, S., Messeri, A.

    The authors systematically studied the introduction of animal-assisted activity into a children's hospital in Italy. This pilot study examined the reactions of children, their parents and the hospital staff and the hospital-wide infection rate before and after the introduction of animals. The...

  7. Pet therapy and institutionalized elderly: a study on 144 cognitively unimpaired subjects

    | Contributor(s):: Colombo, G., Buono, M. D., Smania, K., Raviola, R., De Leo, D.

  8. Effect of dairy cattle husbandry on behavioural patterns of red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) in the Italian Alps

    | Contributor(s):: Mattiello, S., Redaelli, W., Carenzi, C., Crimella, C.

    The present study aimed to investigate in the field the effect of the presence of cattle on red deer behavioural patterns, in order to provide information that could be used to improve land management strategies. The research was carried out in a summer range at 1500 m a.s.l. in the Italian...

  9. Selective attention to humans in companion dogs, Canis familiaris

    | Contributor(s):: Mongillo, P., Bono, G., Regolin, L., Marinelli, L.

    Integration into human societies requires dogs to express adaptable social attitudes, involving high levels of attention to other individuals. In the present study, we developed a new behavioural test, to characterize selective attention towards humans. In the task, the dogs were exposed to the...

  10. Animal-assisted therapies and activities as innovative approaches to mental health interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Cirulli, F.

  11. Non conventional psychiatric rehabilitation in schizophrenia using therapeutic riding: the FISE multicentre Pindar project

    | Contributor(s):: Cerino, S., Cirulli, F., Chiarotti, F., Seripa, S.

  12. A.I.U.C.A., the Italian assistance dog association

    | Contributor(s):: Galimberti, M.

  13. Animal assisted activities and therapies in Italy. State of the art, perspectives and proposed guidelines

    | Contributor(s):: Cirulli, F., Francia, N., Alleva, E.

    On November 18 and 19, 2009 the Section of Behavioural Neuroscience (Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences) of the Istituto Superiore di Sanita (National Institute of Health in Italy), has organized the second edition of the Course Terapie e Attivita Assistite in Italia: attualita,...

  14. Animal assisted activities and therapies in Italy: proposed guidelines

    | Contributor(s):: Cirulli, F., Alleva, E.

    The use of animals as therapists dates back to ancient times and is gaining more and more importance. The modern term "Pet Therapy" refers to the use of pet animals in the cure of specific disorders. These activities are highly heterogeneous, both in terms of the professional careers of the...

  15. Beneficial effects of pet relationships: results of a pilot study in Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Capone, F., Bompadre, G., Cinotti, S., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.

    This article defines the term 'pet therapy', and enumerates groups of persons that benefit from this treatment, educational activities promoted by pet relationships, animals used as pet therapists, and professionals involved in pet therapy. The results of a pilot study on animal assisted...

  16. Canine leishmaniosis and euthanasia in Italy: a critical legal-ethical analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Passantino, A., Russo, M., Coluccio, P.

  17. Course. Human and non-human animals interaction: contextual, normative and applicative aspects. Istituto Superiore di Sanita. December 18-19, 2006

    | Contributor(s):: Vitale, A., Laviola, G., Manciocco, A., Adriani, W.

    The Course has been addressed to medical doctors, veterinarians and animal care personnel. The broad aims of the meeting have been to investigate and discuss the different kinds of human-animal relationship and to provide knowledge and an updating of the rules on the protection of animals. These...

  18. Human-pig relationships and fertility

    | Contributor(s):: Tarocco, C.

    A review. It is concluded that fear of humans may be a major factor adversely affecting fertility of sows. Management procedures should be directed towards the development of stress-free relationships between sows and their handlers.

  19. Cat and dog ownership and management patterns in central Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Slater, M. R., Nardo, A. di, Pediconi, O., Villa, P. dalla, Candeloro, L., Alessandrini, B., Papa, S. del

    Three hundred and ninety-seven randomly selected households were interviewed by telephone to determine the numbers and management of owned cats and dogs in the Teramo Province of Italy. The households were selected using stratified random sampling for each municipality; municipalities were...

  20. Survey of undesirable behaviors displayed by potential guide dogs with puppy walkers

    | Contributor(s):: Gazzano, A., Mariti, C., Sighieri, C., Ducci, M., Ciceroni, C., McBride, E. A.

    This research aimed to identify the frequency and type of undesirable behaviours observed by guide dog puppy walkers and management strategies used by them during the puppy-walking period. All members of 36 puppy-walking families (N=96), recruited from the National School of Guide Dogs for Blind...