2008 SNRS abstracts
A cold nose can warm the heart
| Contributor(s):: Farkas, M.
A companion animal in a simulated work setting : the roles of task difficulty and pet ownership on stress reduction
| Contributor(s):: Anna Hall Stewart
The benefits of human-animal interactions have been explored in the literature, documenting positive physiological and psychological outcomes for humans. This experiment sought to extend research in this area by studying three variables that have never been examined together...
A reflection on the ways veterinarians cope with the death, euthanasia, and slaughter of animals
| Contributor(s):: Manette, C. S.
AAFP and ISFM feline-friendly nursing care guidelines
| Contributor(s):: Carney, H. C., Little, S., Brownlee-Tomasso, D., Harvey, A. M., Mattox, E., Robertson, S., Rucinsky, R., Manley, D. S., American Association of Feline, Practitioners, International Society of Feline, Medicine
Acceptability and impact of pet visitation on a pediatric cardiology inpatient unit
| Contributor(s):: Wu, A. S., Niedra, R., Pendergast, L., McCrindle, B. W.
Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers: the role of the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Manor, W.
America’s VetDogs® – The Veteran's K-9 Corps® is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the accredited Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and serves the needs of disabled veterans and active duty personnel. In 2003, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind recognized the need for an...
Analysis of child-dog play behavior in child psychiatry
| Contributor(s):: Prothmann, A., Albrecht, K., Dietrich, S., Hornfeck, U., Stieber, S., Ettrich, C.
Children have a natural affinity for animals and most often communicate with them nonverbally; nonverbal communication is authentic and difficult to influence deliberately. This study examines whether characteristic interaction patterns exist during pet-facilitated therapy with dogs, and whether...
| Contributor(s):: Stanley-Hermanns, M., Miller, J.
Animal-assisted therapy: a nursing intervention
| Contributor(s):: Carmack, B. J., Fila, D.
Animal-assisted therapy: assessing the benefits
Animal-assisted therapy: paws with a cause
| Contributor(s):: Ernst, L. S.
Animal-assisted therapy: using animals to promote healing
Assessment of mental stress in warmblood horses: heart rate variability in comparison to heart rate and selected behavioural parameters
| Contributor(s):: Rietmann, T. R., Stuart, A. E. A., Bernasconi, P., Stauffacher, M., Auer, J. A., Weishaupt, M. A.
The aim of the study was to investigate whether heart rate variability (HRV) could assess alterations of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) at different levels of excitement. The behavioural and physiological responses of 20 warmblood horses to a challenging ground exercise task were studied....
Associations between open-field behaviour and stress-induced hyperthermia in two breeds of sheep
| Contributor(s):: Pedernera-Romano, C., Torre, J. R. de la, Badiella, L., Manteca, X.
In sheep (Ovis aries) and other farm animals, routine husbandry procedures can cause negative emotions, such as fear, which are generally considered to reduce animal welfare. The open-field test (OFT) is the most widely used test to measure fearfulness in animals. The induction of psychological...
Behavioral and physiological responses of guide dogs to a situation of emotional distress
| Contributor(s):: Fallani, G., Prato Previde, E., Valsecchi, P.
The aim of this study was to analyze the behavioral and physiological reactions of guide dogs in a distressing situation which promotes attachment behaviors towards their blind owners, and to compare such reactions with those of untrained or trainee dogs. The subjects were 57 adult Labrador and...
Behavioral cardiology: recognizing and addressing the profound impact of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular health
| Contributor(s):: Das, S., O'Keefe, J. H.
Blind people and their dogs: An empirical study on changes in everyday life, in self-experience, and in communication
| Contributor(s):: Steffens, Melanie C., Bergler, Reinhold
Canine fears and phobias; a regime for treatment without recourse to drugs
| Contributor(s):: Rogerson, J.
From a study of 247 (102 male dogs and 145 bitches) case histories presenting varying degrees of fear and phobia, both generalised and specific, it has been possible to define standard patterns of behaviour. This was done on the basis of severity of the fear, the type of fear response displayed...