Identifying environmental and management factors that may be associated with the quality of life of kennelled dogs ( Canis familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Kiddie, J., Collins, L.
This paper describes the use of a validated quality of life assessment tool (described elsewhere) to identify environmental and management factors that may affect quality of life in dogs kennelled in rehoming centres. Dogs were allocated to one of the four treatment groups, all of which had a...
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.
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.
"Walking the dog" to enhance postoperative recovery
Contributor(s):: Ward, Cynthia W.
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
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.
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
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
On the Phenomenon of "Dog-Wise Arrangement"
Contributor(s):: Elder, Crawford L.
Numbers and meat: cows, breeders and inspectors
Contributor(s):: Joly, Nathalie
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.
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...
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
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
Emergent Theory and Model of Practice in Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling
Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A. , Chang, Catherine Y., Rice, Robert
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
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...
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...
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...
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...