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  1. "Walking the dog" to enhance postoperative recovery

    Contributor(s):: Ward, Cynthia W.

  2. A longitudinal study of antipredator behaviour in four successive generations of two populations of captive red junglefowl

    Contributor(s):: Hakansson, J., Jensen, P.

    Conservation breeding and reintroduction into the wild can only be an effective management tool if behaviours essential for a life in the wild are maintained in captivity. The aim of this study was to investigate how a protected captive environment influences antipredator behaviour over...

  3. A longitudinal study of veterinary students and recent graduates. 1. Backgrounds, plans and subsequent employment

    Contributor(s):: Heath, T. J., Lynch-Blosse, M., Lanyon, A.

  4. A longitudinal study of veterinary students and recent graduates. 4. Gender issues

    Contributor(s):: Heath, T. J., Lanyon, A.

  5. A new look at pet-facilitated therapy

    Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M., Katcher, A. H.

  6. A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study

    Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem

  7. Acquiring a dog and walking it: a preliminary examination of the possible physical activity and health benefits

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    | Contributor(s):: Nikolina M. Duvall Antonacopoulos, Timothy A. Pychyl

    In light of the detrimental health consequences associated with insufficient physical activity, there is growing concern about the low percentage of adults who are sufficiently active. Given that some researchers have recommended that acquiring a dog should be promoted as a means of increasing...

  8. Activity and enrichment use in disabled Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms

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    | Contributor(s):: Dallaire, J. A., Field, N., Mason, G. J.

    Physical disability has the potential to impede the use of environmental enrichments in rehabilitation programmes. We therefore compared the behaviour of 63 disabled and non-disabled socially housed adult Asiatic black bears rescued from bile farms for 103 observation hours. Amputees were less...

  9. An examination of US consumer pet-related and veterinary service expenditures, 1980-2005

    | Contributor(s):: Wolf, C. A., Lloyd, J. W., Black, J. R.

  10. Analysis of the electromiographic activity of lower limb and motor function in hippotherapy practitioners with cerebral palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, M. F., Espindula, A. P., Lage, J. B., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Diniz, L. H., Mello, E. C., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A.

  11. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit

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    | Contributor(s):: Erika Friedmann, Aaron Honori Katcher, James Lynch, Sue Ann Thomas

    This study looked at the effects of social isolation and social support on the survival of patients whowere hospitalized in a CCU with a diagnosis of MI or angina pectoris (AP). Social factors have been reportedto account for some of the variation in the incidence of MI and AP (25,28), but...

  12. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    | Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  13. Association between life events and change in depressive symptoms in Hong Kong Chinese elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, Dicken, Kwok, Anthony, Leung, Jason, Yuen, Kay, Choy, Dicky, Leung, Ping Chung

  14. Automated monitoring of behavioural-based animal welfare indicators

    | Contributor(s):: Rushen, J., Chapinal, N., Passille, A. M. de

  15. Children's Attitudes towards Animals: Evidence from the RODENTIA Project

    | Contributor(s):: Fonseca, Maria Joao, Franco, Nuno H., Brosseron, Francis, Tavares, Fernando, Olsson, I. Anna S., Borlido-Santos, Julio

  16. Combined exposure to dog and indoor pollution: incident asthma in a high-risk birth cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlsten, C., Brauer, M., Dimich-Ward, H., Dybuncio, A., Becker, A. B., Chan-Yeung, M.

    The impact of single exposures on asthma development is better understood than the effect of multiple exposures. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of combined early exposure to dog allergen (Can-f1) plus indoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or environmental tobacco smoke...

  17. Companion animal program

    | Contributor(s):: Lago, Dan, Connell, Cathleen M., Knight, Barbara

  18. Does dog-ownership influence seasonal patterns of neighbourhood-based walking among adults? A longitudinal study

    | Contributor(s):: Lail, P., McCormack, G. R., Rock, M.

  19. Does early exposure or sensitization to inhalant allergens predict asthma in wheezing infants? A 20-year follow-up

    | Contributor(s):: Piippo-Savolainen, E., Remes, S., Korppi, M.

  20. Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study

    | Contributor(s):: Bergen-Cico, D., Smith, Y., Wolford, K., Gooley, C., Hannon, K., Woodruff, R., Spicer, M., Gump, B.

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...