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  1. Dog ownership during pregnancy, maternal activity, and obesity: a cross-sectional study

    Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Liu, J., Heron, J., Ness, A. R., Bundred, P., Gaskell, R. M., German, A. J., McCune, S., Dawson, S.

  2. Four-year incidence of allergic sensitization among schoolchildren in a community where allergy to cat and dog dominates sensitization: report from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden Study Group

    Contributor(s):: Ronmark, E., Perzanowski, M., Platts-Mills, T., Lundback, B.

  3. Longitudinal study on cat allergen exposure and the development of allergy in young children

    Contributor(s):: Chen, C. M., Rzehak, P., Zutavern, A., Fahlbusch, B., Bischof, W., Herbarth, O., Borte, M., Lehmann, I., Behrendt, H., Kramer, U., Wichmann, H. E., Heinrich, J., Group, Lisa Study

  4. Opposing effects of cat and dog ownership and allergic sensitization on eczema in an atopic birth cohort

    Contributor(s):: Epstein, T. G., Bernstein, D. I., Levin, L., Khurana Hershey, G. K., Ryan, P. H., Reponen, T., Villareal, M., Lockey, J. E., Lemasters, G. K.

  5. Personal endotoxin exposure in a panel study of school children with asthma

    Contributor(s):: Delfino, R. J., Staimer, N., Tjoa, T.

  6. Hearing dogs: a longitudinal study of social and psychological effects on deaf and hard-of-hearing recipients

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    | Contributor(s):: Guest, C. M., Collis, G. M., McNicholas, J.

    The organization Hearing Dogs for Deaf People provides assistance dogs that alert their deaf or hard-of-hearing recipients to key sounds, thus increasing their independence and also providing companionship. Fifty-one recipients took part in a longitudinal study to monitor the dogs' working...

  7. Pet ownership and health in older adults: findings from a survey of 2,551 community-based Australians aged 60-64

    | Contributor(s):: Parslow, R. A., Jorm, A. F., Christensen, H., Rodgers, B., Jacomb, P.

  8. Predicting tail-biting from behaviour of pigs prior to outbreaks

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    | Contributor(s):: Statham, P., Green, L., Bichard, M., Mendl, M.

    Predicting that an outbreak of tail-biting is going to occur in a group of pigs would be a useful tool for farmers. In a prospective longitudinal study, 24 groups of c.30 undocked pigs were followed from birth to slaughter weight. Four groups had to be excluded from the analysis, the remaining...

  9. 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...

  10. Survival following an acute coronary syndrome: a pet theory put to the test

    | Contributor(s):: Parker, G. B., Gayed, A., Owen, C. A., Hyett, M. P., Hilton, T. M., Heruc, G. A.

  11. A new look at pet-facilitated therapy

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

  12. Owners' perceptions of quality of life in geriatric horses: a cross-sectional study

    | Contributor(s):: Ireland, J. L., Clegg, P. D., McGowan, C. M., Duncan, J. S., McCall, S., Platt, L., Pinchbeck, G. L.

    Quality of life (QoL) is increasingly recognised as a more important measure of treatment success than prolongation of life. Assessment of QoL may aid decision-making for treatment or euthanasia. This study aimed to evaluate owners' perceptions of factors affecting their horse's QoL and those...

  13. 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.

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

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