Creating a therapeutic and healing environment with a pet therapy program
Contributor(s):: Coakley, A. B., Mahoney, E. K.
Human-animal bonds II: the role of pets in family systems and family therapy
Contributor(s):: Walsh, F.
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms
Contributor(s):: Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.
It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine the evidence in support of this hypothesis and present the available data with respect to major...
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...
Long-term effects of tryptophan on behavioural response and growing-furring performance in silver fox ( Vulpes vulpes )
Contributor(s):: Rouvinen, K., Archbold, S., Laffin, S., Harri, M.
The effects of dietary tryptophan (TRP) supplementation on behavioural response, body weight, feed intake and winter fur development were assessed in silver fox pups from 28 July until 5 December 1997. Ten males and 10 females received a commercial fox ration (control) and 10 males and 10 females...
The treatment of phobias in the dog
Contributor(s):: Walker, R., Fisher, J., Neville, P.
Since 1992 the authors have been compiling a casebook of detailed histories of canine phobia. As the work progressed modifications were made to the diagnostic criteria of anxiety in the dog. A combination of phenobarbitone with propranolol was used with perceived success supported by anecdotal...
Stressors and Coping Strategies Used by Single Mothers Living in Poverty
Contributor(s):: Broussard, C. Anne, Joseph, Alfred L., Thompson, Marco
The effect of visiting zoos on human health and quality of life
Contributor(s):: Sakagami, T., Ohta, M.
The increased mental stress of daily life and aging of the population are serious matters in Japan. There are many studies regarding the effects of human-animal interactions on mental and physical human health, whereas there are few studies examining the effects of visiting zoos. To determine the...
2008 SNRS abstracts -- C
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Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog
Contributor(s):: Smyth, C., Slevin, E.
Promoting positive aging through the therapeutic use of animals: theoretical underpinnings and practical possibilities
Contributor(s):: Reel, H. A., Kleiber, D. A.
The healthy man. The dogged pursuit of a low-stress life
Contributor(s):: Gower, T.
Formulation of ethical standards for use of animals in medical research
Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.
The mental health of laboratory animals
Contributor(s):: King, L., Rowan, A. N.
The third R: refinement
Contemplation of an aquarium for the reduction of anxiety
Contributor(s):: Katcher, A., Segal, H., Beck, A.
Nothing to fear, but ... Part II: The clinician and fears of emotional trauma
Contributor(s):: Milani, M.
Nothing to fear, but... Part III: client fear of animal-related emotional harm
Recessionary communication: effectively addressing the real issues