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  1. Comparative Effects of Horse Exercise Versus Traditional Exercise Programs on Gait, Muscle Strength, and Body Balance in Healthy Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: Aranda-García, Silvia, Iricibar, Albert, Planas, Antoni, Prat-Subirana, Joan A., Angulo-Barroso, Rosa M.

  2. Using a dog's superior olfactory sensitivity to identify Clostridium difficile in stools and patients: proof of principle study

    Contributor(s):: Bomers, Marije K., Van Agtmael, Michiel A., Luik, Hotsche, Van Veen, Merk C., Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Christina M. J. E., Smulders, Yvo M.

  3. "Walking the dog" to enhance postoperative recovery

    Contributor(s):: Ward, Cynthia W.

  4. Association between pet-keeping and asthma in school children

    Contributor(s):: Medjo, Biljana, Atanaskovic-Markovic, Marina, Nikolic, Dimitrije, Spasojevic-Dimitrijeva, Brankica, Ivanovski, Petar, Djukic, Slobodanka

  5. Four-Month-Old Infants' Visual Investigation of Cats and Dogs: Relations With Pet Experience and Attentional Strategy

    Contributor(s):: Kovack-Lesh, Kristine A., McMurray, Bob, Oakes, Lisa M.

  6. The presence of a dog attenuates cortisol and heart rate in the Trier Social Stress Test compared to human friends

    Contributor(s):: Polheber, John, Matchock, Robert

  7. Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra

  8. On the Phenomenon of "Dog-Wise Arrangement"

    Contributor(s):: Elder, Crawford L.

  9. Numbers and meat: cows, breeders and inspectors

    Contributor(s):: Joly, Nathalie

  10. Shelters and pet overpopulation: a statistical black hole

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

    "Over the past 20 years, the animal sheltercommunity in the United States has beengrappling with the problem of millions ofunwanted dogs and cats." Lack of statistical data makes it difficult "to evaluate progressin dealing with pet overpopulation" during that time frame.

  11. The effects of human age, group composition, and behavior on the likelihood of being injured by attacking pumas

    Contributor(s):: Coss, R. G., Fitzhugh, L. E., Schmid-Holmes, S., Kenyon, M. W., Etling, K.

    Documentation from the years 1890 to 2000 of 185 instances of pumas (Puma concolor) attacking humans in the United States and Canada has provided statistical evidence that pumas are less likely to kill or injure humans in certain circumstances. We identified incidents of fatal attacks, severe...

  12. 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

  13. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Rogers’ Core Components Among Middle School Students Receiving Counseling Services: A Descriptive Study

    Contributor(s):: Jenkins, Christie Danielle, Laux, John M., Ritchie, Martin H., Tucker-Gail, Kasey

  14. Emergent Theory and Model of Practice in Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A. , Chang, Catherine Y., Rice, Robert

  15. The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Rate, Accuracy and Comprehension of Grade 3 Students: A Randomized Control Study

    Contributor(s):: le Roux, Marieanna, Swartz, Leslie, Swart, Estelle

  16. 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...

  17. Is there a bias against stray cats in shelters? People's perception of shelter cats and how it influences adoption time

    Contributor(s):: Dybdall, K., Strasser, R.

    The determination of adoptability is a fundamental issue facing shelters wishing to rehome cats. Many shelters in the United States cannot keep a cat indefinitely and increased time in the shelter environment may lead to reduced animal welfare due to chronic stress or euthanasia. In a series of...

  18. Mapping farm animal welfare education at university level in Europe

    Contributor(s):: Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Melisova, M., Simeckova, M., Ilieski, V., Winckler, C., Kost'al, L., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Mihina, S., Spoolder, H., Fthenakis, G., Sarova, R., Spinka, M.

    The aim of this study was to map farm animal welfare university education in an enlarged Europe with emphasis on identifying existing differences and gaps. Information on 210 courses dealing with farm animal welfare from 98 universities in 26 European countries were obtained. Statistical analysis...

  19. Methods for cross point analysis of double-demand functions in assessing animal preferences

    Contributor(s):: Engel, B., Webb, L. E., Jensen, M. B., Reenen, C. G. van, Bokkers, E. A. M.

    Cross point analysis of double demand functions provides a compelling way to quantify the strength of animal preferences for two simultaneously presented resources. During daily sessions, animals have to work to gain access to (a portion of) either resource, e.g. by pressing one of two panels a...

  20. Relationships between pig welfare, productivity and farmer disposition

    Contributor(s):: Jaaskelainen, T., Kauppinen, T., Vesala, K. M., Valros, A.

    The aim of this study was, firstly, to investigate the connection between on-farm assessed welfare scores and production parameters for sows, and secondly, to examine how farmers perceive the connection between their disposition, animal welfare and productivity. We assessed environmental and...