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  1. Effects of cage-cleaning frequency on laboratory rat reproduction, cannibalism, and welfare

    Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Mason, G. J.

    Regular cage-cleaning is important for health, but for breeding rats it disrupts the nest and removes olfactory signals important for parental care. To investigate how different cage-cleaning frequencies affect breeding rats' health and welfare, we monitored reproductive output, pup mortality,...

  2. Possible factors influencing vertebrate sex ratios: an introductory overview

    Contributor(s):: Hardy, I. C. W.

    This review considers factors that may influence sex ratio in mammals and birds: firstly, Fisher's theory of equal investment and subsequent theories (i.e. the adaptive value of the control of offspring sex ratio to parents); and secondly, sex determination mechanisms and constraints to sex...

  3. The biology of paternal care in human and nonhuman primates

    Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Duque, Eduardo, Valeggia, Claudia R., Mendoza, Sally P.

  4. The efficacy of equine assisted group counseling with at-risk children and adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Kay Sudekum Trotter

    The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of equine assisted group counseling as compared to in-school curriculum group guidance/counseling. Research examined externalizing, internalizing, maladaptive, and adaptive behaviors of elementary and middle school students who were...

  5. The effects of animal assisted interventions on children with autism during the movement assessment battery for children-2 (MABC-2)

    Contributor(s):: Dannielle L. Miccinello

  6. Literature review and manual: Animal-assisted therapy

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Louise Cole

    In this paper research of animals in therapy is reviewed and then used to inform a manual on the topic. A history of the field, a discussion of terminology, and a summary of therapies utilizing animals prefaces the review. Key research in animal therapy is reviewed, followed by contemplation of...

  7. Conversations... Mary Mosher-Stathes

    | Contributor(s):: Graham, A.

  8. Thai elephant-assisted therapy program: the feasibility in assisting an individual with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Satiansukpong, N., Pongsaksri, M., Sung-U, S., Vittayakorn, S., Tipprasert, P., Pedugsorn, M., Phiraban, C., Sasat, D.

  9. Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog

    | Contributor(s):: Smyth, C., Slevin, E.

  10. Family fortunes

    | Contributor(s):: Parish, C.

  11. Living the dream of green acres

    | Contributor(s):: Richardson, G.

  12. The impact of the "Stirrup Some Fun" therapeutic horseback riding program: a qualitative investigation

    | Contributor(s):: Elliott, S., Funderburk, J. A., Holland, J. M.

  13. Canines and childhood cancer: Examining the effects of therapy dogs with childhood cancer patients and their families

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Amy McCullough, John D Fluke

    This document is a comprehensive review of the literature on childhood cancer epidemiology; pediatric oncology treatment; physical and psychosocial well-being impacts of childhood cancer for children and their families; human-animal bond history and research; and the application of...

  14. Childhood cruelty to animals: do mothers' and fathers' reports agree?

    | Contributor(s):: Xu, XiaoYan, Mellor, D., Wong, J.

    This study investigates, for the first time, the concordance between mothers' and fathers' reports of cruelty to animals by their child. Seven hundred parental dyads recruited through schools in Chengdu, China, completed the Chinese version of the Children's Attitudes and Behaviors towards...

  15. Death of a grandparent or a parent

    | Contributor(s):: Carey, Lois

  16. Review of 'The death of a child: Reflections for grieving parents'

    | Contributor(s):: Gilbert, Richard B.

  17. A study on family image of junior high school students

    | Contributor(s):: Oshita, Yumi, Kameguchi, Kenji

  18. La delphinothérapie gratuite au service des enfants: Un projet qui prend forme

    | Contributor(s):: Gautier, V. R.

  19. 'Ralf': Eine Fallgeschichte aus der schulpsychologischen Beratungspraxis

    | Contributor(s):: Marschner, Günter

  20. Parenting as a function of the adult self: A psychoanalytic developmental perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Ornstein, Anna, Ornstein, Paul H.