Effects of hippotherapy on postural balance, functional mobility, self-perceived fatigue, and quality of life in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: Secondary results of an exploratory clinical trial
Contributor(s):: Moraes, Andréa Gomes, Neri, Silvia G. R., Motl, Robert W., Tauil, Carlos Bernardo, von Glehn, Felipe, Corrêa, Éber Castro, de David, Ana Cristina
Impact of hippotherapy for balance improvement and flexibility in elderly people
Contributor(s):: Diniz, Luanna Honorato, de Mello, Edneia Corrêa, Ribeiro, Mariane Fernandes, Lage, Janaine Brandão, Bevilacqua Júnior, Domingos Emanuel, Ferreira, Alex Abadio, Ferraz, Mara Lúcia da Fonseca, Rosa, Rodrigo César, Teixeira, Vicente de Paula Antunes, Espindula, Ana Paula
Between-task consistency, temporal stability and the role of posture in simple reach and fishing hand preference in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
Contributor(s):: Díaz, Sergio, Murray, Lindsay, Roberts, Sam G. B., Rodway, Paul
What can kinematics tell us about the affective states of animals?
Contributor(s):: Guesgen, M. J., Bench, C. J.
Human ability to interpret alpaca body language
Contributor(s):: Kapustka, J., Budzynska, M.
Effects of farrowing stall layout and number of heat lamps on sow and piglet behavior
Contributor(s):: Leonard, Suzanne M., Xin, Hongwei, Brown-Brandl, Tami M., Ramirez, Brett C., Johnson, Anna K., Dutta, Somak, Rohrer, Gary A.
Test-retest reliability and predictive validity of a juvenile guide dog behavior test
Contributor(s):: Harvey, N. D., Craigon, P. J., Sommerville, R., McMillan, C., Green, M., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
The ability to measure stable and consistent behavioral traits in dogs would facilitate selection and assessment of working dogs, such as guide dogs. Ideally, these measures should predict suitability for the working role from a young age. This study assessed test-retest reliability of a juvenile...
Effects of horse riding simulator on sitting motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy
Contributor(s):: Chinniah, H., Natarajan, M., Ramanathan, R., Ambrose, J. W. F.
Can Individuals with Down Syndrome Benefit from Hippotherapy? An Exploratory Study on Gait and Balance
Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Cacciola, A., Naro, A., Cavallaro, F., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., De Luca, R., Calabrò, R. S., Milardi, D.
The Influence of Hippotherapy on the Body Posture in a Sitting Position among Children with Cerebral Palsy
Contributor(s):: Matusiak-Wieczorek, E., Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, E., Synder, M., Borowski, A.
Effects of Simulated Horseback Riding on Balance, Postural Sway, and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Parkinson's Disease
Contributor(s):: Goudy, L. S., Rigby, B. R., Silliman-French, L., Becker, K. A.
Do the type of walking surface and the horse speed during hippotherapy modify the dynamics of sitting postural control in children with cerebral palsy?
Contributor(s):: Flores, F. M., Dagnese, F., Copetti, F.
Hippotherapy on postural balance in the sitting position of children with cerebral palsy - Longitudinal study
Contributor(s):: Moraes Ag Pt, MSc, Copetti, F. PhD, Ângelo, Vr Bs, Chiavoloni, L. Bs, de David, A. C. PhD
Immediate effect of horse riding simulator on adductor spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Hemachithra, C., Meena, N., Ramanathan, R., Felix, A. J. W.
Maternal Behavior, Posture Change, and Production Performance of Lactating Sows Housed in an Enriched Environment
Contributor(s):: Yi, Ran, Wang, Chao, Zhang, Xin, Zhao, Peng, Zhang, Mingyue, Li, Xiang, Cui, Shiquan, Liu, Honggui, Bao, Jun
This study aimed to evaluate whether adding straw to a loose-farrowing house promotes maternal functions and production. Forty-eight sows (Landrace× Large White) were housed in either a farrowing pen without straw (C, n = 24) or with straw (S, n = 24). Behaviors were observed using video...
Investigating the motivation to play in lambs
Contributor(s):: Chapagain, Durga, Uvnäs-Moberg, Kerstin, Lidfors, Lena M.
The aim of this study was to identify behaviours and ear postures linked to the appetitive, consummatory and post-consummatory motivational phases of play in male lambs, and to evaluate how cortisol was affected by play. Ten pairs of male lambs, Ovis aries were observed in a play arena three...
Can ear postures reliably measure the positive emotional state of cows?
Contributor(s):: Proctor, Helen S., Carder, Gemma
Animal welfare science is increasingly concerned with the promotion of positive emotions in animals, yet little is known about how to measure them. We examined whether ear postures in dairy cows were reliable indicators of a low arousal, positive emotional state. We conducted a total of 381,...
Opioid control of behaviour in sheep: Effects of morphine and naloxone on food intake, activity and the affective state
Contributor(s):: Verbeek, Else, Ferguson, Drewe, Quinquet de Monjour, Patrick, Lee, Caroline
The affective states of animals are important determinants of welfare, yet they are poorly understood. Here we investigate opioid involvement in the regulation of behaviours that may be indicative of the arousal and valence components of affective states in sheep. Ewes treated with sterile water...
Housing induced mood modulates reactions to emotional stimuli in sheep
Contributor(s):: Reefmann, Nadine, Muehlemann, Thomas, Wechsler, Beat, Gygax, Lorenz
The assessment of positive and negative short-term affective states (emotions) in animals and their modulation by long-term affective states (mood) is an on-going challenge. This study investigated the use of behavioural and physiological measures to assess emotions and their modulation by mood...
Horses’ responses to variation in human approach
Contributor(s):: Birke, Lynda, Hockenhull, Jo, Creighton, Emma, Pinno, Lisa, Mee, Jenny, Mills, Daniel
The behaviour of humans around horses is thought to have a substantial impact on how people are perceived in subsequent interactions and many horse trainers give detailed advice on how handlers should behave when initially approaching a loose horse. Here we report on three studies designed to...