Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Cardiac Autonomic Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Randomized-Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Park, I. K., Lee, J. Y., Suk, M. H., Yoo, S., Seo, Y. G., Oh, J. K., Kwon, J. Y.
Inside the Interaction: Contact With Familiar Humans Modulates Heart Rate Variability in Horses
Contributor(s):: Scopa, C., Greco, A., Contalbrigo, L., Fratini, E., Lanatà, A., Scilingo, E. P., Baragli, P.
Equine-assisted therapeutic activities and their influence on the heart rate variability: A systematic review
Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, A., Guerrero-Barona, E., García-Peña, I., Rodríguez-Jiménez, M., Moreno-Manso, J. M.
Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds
Contributor(s):: Hecht, E. E., Smaers, J. B., Dunn, W. D., Kent, M., Preuss, T. M., Gutman, D. A.
Effects of Human–Dog Interactions on Salivary Oxytocin Concentrations and Heart Rate Variability: A Four-Condition Cross-Over Trial
Contributor(s):: Powell, Lauren, Edwards, Kate M., Michael, Scott, McGreevy, Paul, Bauman, Adrian, Guastella, Adam J., Drayton, Bradley, Stamatakis, Emmanuel
Dog ownership is often advocated for its potential benefits to human health, with changes to oxytocin and autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity proposed as possible underlying mechanisms. The aims of the current study were to a) examine the effect of two common types of human–dog interactions...
Hippotherapy in Rehabilitation Care for Children With Neurological Impairments and Developmental Delays: A Case Series
Contributor(s):: Kraft, K. A., Weisberg, J., Finch, M. D., Nickel, A., Griffin, K. H., Barnes, T. L.
The beneficial effects of horse trekking on autonomic nervous activity in experienced rider with no disability
Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Maruta, H., Tomohiko Iwatake, Takashi Kumagai, Toshihiko Nakanowatari, Koichi Hodate
Hippotherapy acute impact on heart rate variability non-linear dynamics in neurological disorders
Contributor(s):: Cabiddu, R.
Evaluation of a novel rodenticide: acute sub-lethal effects of a methaemoglobin-inducing agent
Contributor(s):: Quy, R. J., Gibson, T. J., Lambert, M. S., Eason, C. T., Gregory, N. G.
In a series of experiments the welfare of para-aminovalerophenone (PAVP) sub-lethally poisoned rats ( Rattus norvegicus) was assessed. The experiments: (i) examined the acute methaemoglobin (MetHb) profile over time; (ii) refined the LD50 estimate for PAVP in adult female rats; (iii) developed...
Measuring heart rate variability in horses to investigate the autonomic nervous system activity - pros and cons of different methods
Contributor(s):: Stucke, D., Ruse, M. G., Lebelt, D.
Power spectrum analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) may provide insight into the mental state of the animal held in restricted specific experimental conditions. Determining inter-beat-interval (IBI) variations is one way to measure changes in autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity in horses....
Importance of predation to the course of human and other animal evolution
Contributor(s):: Brain, C. K.
Heart rate variability during a working memory task: does touching a dog or person affect the response?
Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Friedmann, E., Stendahl, M., Fisk, A., Coglitore, V.
The presence of a dog has been associated with reduced responses to stressors in several, but not all, previous studies. The presence of a dog has also been related to improved performance on some cognitive tasks. The current study was designed to evaluate the effect of touching a dog on stress...
Effect of dog-walking on autonomic nervous activity in senior citizens.
Contributor(s):: Motooka M, Koike H, Yokoyama T, Kennedy NL
Febrile illnesses acquired from animals
Contributor(s):: Arguello, Sara L., Steele, Russell W.
Do audible and ultrasonic sounds of intensities common in animal facilities affect the autonomic nervous system of rodents?
Contributor(s):: Burwell, A. K., Baldwin, A. L.
In animal facilities, noises, often poorly controlled, occur over a wide range of frequencies and intensities. Evidence demonstrates that audible noise and ultrasound have deleterious effects on rodent physiology, but it is not known how they affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS). This study...
Evaluating the effect of early neurological stimulation on the development and training of mine detection dogs
Contributor(s):: Schoon, A., Berntsen, T. G.
Early neurological stimulation (ENS) has been proposed to enhance the natural abilities of dogs. This kind of stimulation involves subjecting pups aged between 3 and 16 days to mild forms of stimulation leading to "stress," and is said to lead to faster maturation and better problem-solving...
Periods of early development and the effects of stimulation and social experiences in the canine
Contributor(s):: Battaglia, C. L.
It is not capacity that explains the differences that exist between individuals, because most seem to have far more capacity than they will ever use. The differences that exist between individuals seem to be related to something else. Researchers have studied these phenomena and have looked for...
Equine stereotypic behaviors: causation, occurrence, and prevention
Contributor(s):: Sarrafchi, A., Blokhuis, H. J.
There are strong suggestions that equine stereotypies are connected to poor welfare and a suboptimal management and/or stabling environment. Different forms of equine stereotypic behaviors have been described. Crib biting, weaving, and box walking are considered the most prevalent. Several...
[Useful of animals as integrated rehabilitation in patients with psychological and physical discomfort]
Contributor(s):: Pugliese, A., Fenga, C., Pugliese, M.
Socialization of Puppies - A Marker of Their Future Behaviour
Contributor(s):: K. Uzunova, V. Radev, L. Varlyakov
An investigation on the relationship between temperament and socialization upon thedevelopment of the behaviour of the dog was carried out. The test of Queinnek was applied on10 puppies from the Dobermann and German Shepherd breeds. The temperament type of eachpuppy was determined with reagrd to...