Pets enhance antidepressant pharmacotherapy effects in patients with treatment resistant major depressive disorder
Contributor(s):: Mota Pereira, J., Fonte, D.
Commentary on: How Schools Enhance the Development of Young People’s Resilience, by Ungar, Connelly, Liebenberg, and Theron, 2017
Contributor(s):: Arat, Gizem, Wong, Paul W. C.
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Learning arithmetic outdoors in junior high school – influence on performance and self-regulating skills
| Contributor(s):: Emilia Fägerstam, Joakim Samuelsson
This study aims to explore the influence of outdoor teaching among students, aged 13, on arithmetic performance and self-regulation skills as previous research concerning outdoor mathematics learning is limited. This study had a quasi-experimental design. An outdoor and a traditional group...
Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.
It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of dollars on them annually. However, this assumption is not based on scientific evidence, and a...
Behavioral ecology of captive species: using bibliographic information to assess pet suitability of mammal species
| Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Mol, R. M. de, Ipema, B.
Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have evolved that may cause adaptation problems and/or risks in captivity. Problems may be visible in...
Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study
| Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.
The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...
Do all dogs go to heaven? Investigating the association between demographic characteristics and beliefs about animal afterlife
| Contributor(s):: Royal, K. D., Kedrowicz, A. A., Snyder, A. M.
The purpose of this research was to explore American's beliefs about animal afterlife based on key demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity, age, geographic region, religion/faith, and pet ownership. We attained a large and diverse sample of respondents (n=800) using Amazon's Mechanical...
A simulation study of the effect of therapeutic horseback riding : a logistic regression approach
| Contributor(s):: Jeanette Pauw
Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) uses the horse as a therapeutic apparatus in physical and psychological therapy. This dissertation suggests a more appropriate technique for measuring the effect of THR. A research survey of the statistical methods used to determine the effect of THR was...
Analysis of dog adoption success and failure using surveys with vignettes
| Contributor(s):: Hill, S. E., Murphy, N. C.
Adoption success of dogs who serve as companion animals was analyzed via surveys with vignettes. The researchers administered surveys with vignettes to animal shelter employees, veterinarians, and other animal-care professionals in Eastern North Carolina. Logistic and linear regression analyses...
On-farm qualitative behaviour assessment in sheep: repeated measurements across time, and association with physical indicators of flock health and welfare
| Contributor(s):: Phythian, C. J., Michalopoulou, E., Cripps, P. J., Duncan, J. S., Wemelsfelder, F.
Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA) is a 'whole-animal' methodology that assesses the expressive qualities of animal behaviour using terms such as 'tense', 'relaxed', 'anxious', and 'content'. The reliability and validity of QBA as an indicator for on-farm welfare assessment in pigs, cattle,...
Effects of horse-riding exercise on balance, gait, and activities of daily living in stroke patients
| Contributor(s):: Yong-Nam, Kim, Dong-Kyu, Lee
Effects of horseback riding exercise therapy on hormone levels in elderly persons
| Contributor(s):: Sung-Hyoun, Cho, Jin-Woo, Kim, Seon-Rye, Kim, Byung-Jun, Cho
Hippotherapy as a treatment for socialization after sexual abuse and emotional stress
| Contributor(s):: Guerino, Marcelo R., Briel, Alysson F., Rodrigues AraÚJo, Maria Das GraÇAs
The influence of horseback riding training on the physical function and psychological problems of stroke patients
| Contributor(s):: Dong-Kyu, L. E. E., Eun-Kyung, K. I. M.
To What Extent Can the Use of a Mobility Assistance Dog Reduce Upper Limb Efforts When Manual Wheelchair Users Ascend a Ramp?
| Contributor(s):: Martin-Lemoyne, Valérie, Gagnon, Dany H., Routhier, François, Poissant, Lise, Tousignant, Michel, Corriveau, Hélène, Vincent, Claude
Effects of hippotherapy on postural stability in cerebral palsy: report of a case
| Contributor(s):: Fernández-Gutiérrez, C., Apolo-Arenas, M. D., Martínez-García, Y., Caña-Pino, A.
Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key
| Contributor(s):: Eckerd, Lizabeth M., Barnett, James E., Jett-Dias, Latishia
“My pet has passed”: Relations of adult attachment styles and current feelings of grief and trauma after the event
| Contributor(s):: Brown, Olivia K., Symons, Douglas K.