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  1. "Walking the dog" to enhance postoperative recovery

    Contributor(s):: Ward, Cynthia W.

  2. 10 000 years "high on the hog": some remarks on the human-animal relationship

    Contributor(s):: Meyer, H.

    The pig has a contradictory image. It is the symbol of luck, thrift, prosperity, or fertility. At the same time, it is identified with negative characteristics such as impurity (in a literal as well as a figurative sense), lechery, falseness, and craving for power. Although the pig is honored as...

  3. A glimpse at the future of animal-assisted interventions: Selected commentaries

    Contributor(s):: Turner, Dennis C., Rowan, Andrew N., Herzog, Harold, McCune, Sandra, Kruger, Katherine A., Griffin, James A., Esposito, Layla, Freund, Lisa S., Bures, Regina, Hurley, Karyl J., Gee, Nancy R., Fine, Aubrey H.

  4. A model of stockperson-animal interactions and their implications for livestock

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.

    This chapter presents a model of human-animal interactions in livestock production based on the factors involved in the relationship between stockperson and farm animal variables, including the influence of stockperson attitudes on his/her behaviour and of stockperson behaviour on animal...

  5. A note on a modification of the spread of participation index allowing for unequal zones

    Contributor(s):: Plowman, A. B.

    The spread of participation index (SPI) is used to indicate the extent of enclosure utilisation by captive animals. The established method of determining the SPI requires the division of the enclosure into equal sized zones. This method has several practical and theoretical difficulties, most...

  6. A note on a quantitative genetic approach for modelling of differentiation tasks

    Contributor(s):: Dietl, G., Nurnberg, G., Reinsch, N.

    Learning capacities and cognitive abilities of farm animals will become more important and they will have an impact on animal welfare and productivity. Scientific examinations of these aspects presuppose genetic models. This paper presents an approach for modelling differentiation tasks in animal...

  7. A Novel Behavioral Intervention in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Improves Glycemic Control: Preliminary Results From a Pilot Randomized Control Trial

    Contributor(s):: Maranda, Louise, Lau, May, Stewart, Sunita M., Gupta, Olga T.

  8. A Pilot Study Assessing the Effectiveness of an Animal-Assisted Outreach Program

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A., Dispenza, Franco, Parker, Lindy, Chang, Catherine Y., Cunnien, Taffey

  9. 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...

  10. A survey of elephant husbandry and foot health in North American zoos. (Special Issue: The care and welfare of elephants in AZA institutions.)

    Contributor(s):: Lewis, K. D., Shepherdson, D. J., Owens, T. M., Keele, M.

    The foot health of elephants in human care is a longstanding concern. In 2001, the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care were published recommending husbandry to improve foot health. This article reports the results of a 2006 survey: basic statistics describing facility, husbandry, and...

  11. A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues

    Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.

  12. A survey of public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.

    AIMS: To investigate public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand in order to quantify the extent to which people perceive barking dogs to be a problem, to compare tolerance of barking with that of other common suburban noises, to assess the level of public understanding about the...

  13. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the proportion of dogs surrendered for dog-related and owner-related reasons

    Contributor(s):: Lambert, K., Coe, J., Niel, L., Dewey, C., Sargeant, J. M.

  14. A theoretical model for human health and the pet connection

    Contributor(s):: Staats, S., Pierfelice, L., Kim, C., Crandell, R.

  15. A therapeutic recreation intervention using animal-assisted therapy: effects on the subjective well-being of older adults

    Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E., McCullough, W. T.

  16. A video and acoustic methodology to map bite placement at the patch scale

    Contributor(s):: Griffiths, W. M., Alchanatis, V., Nitzan, R., Ostrovsky, V., Ben-Moshe, E., Yonatan, R., Brener, S., Baram, H., Genizi, A., Ungar, E. D.

    Bite placement plays an important role in determining the mean weight of bites removed from a patch, and hence intake rate. This paper describes a video and acoustic methodology to map the sequential placement of bites on the sward surface. The methodology was evaluated for dairy heifers grazing...

  17. Achieving Consensus in Developing A National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators

    Contributor(s):: Hanafin, Sinéad, Brooks, Anne-Marie, Carroll, Ed, Fitzgerald, Eithne, Gabhainn, Saoirse, Sixsmith, Jane

  18. Adulthood Animal Abuse Among Women Court-Referred to Batterer Intervention Programs

    Contributor(s):: Febres, Jeniimarie, Shorey, Ryan C., Brasfield, Hope, Zucosky, Heather C., Ninnemann, Andrew, Elmquist, Joanna, Bucossi, Meggan M., Andersen, Shawna M., Schonbrun, Yael C., Stuart, Gregory L.

  19. Agility Activities for Children in a Municipality in Norway

    Contributor(s):: Krøger, Elsebeth, Slettebø, Åshild, Fossum, Mariann

  20. Alternatives: a socio-political commentary from the USA

    Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N., Andrutis, K. A.