Jul 15 2013
Quality of Life Assessment for the Small Animal Patient
The term "quality of life" is widely used amongst veterinarians, pet owners, and the veterinary medical literature, however until very recently, no effort had been made to assist clinicians in...
"The Cone of Shame": Welfare Implications of Elizabethan Collar Use on Dogs and Cats as Reported by their Owners
| Contributor(s):: Yustina Shenoda, Michael P. Ward, Dorothy McKeegan, Anne Fawcett
Elizabethan collars are used in companion animals primarily to prevent self-trauma and associated negative welfare states in animals. However, they have been anecdotally associated with negative impacts on animal health and welfare including distress, abraded/ulcerated skin and misadventure....
"Well, we've all got to get old haven't we?" Reflections of older people with intellectual disabilities on aging and change
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, David
"You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis
| Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.
'Complementary' care eases chemotherapy experience
| Contributor(s):: Ince, S.
'From Kids and Horses: Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for Children': Author's Retraction and Apology
2008 SNRS abstracts
2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines
| Contributor(s):: Bishop, G., Cooney, K., Cox, S., Downing, R., Mitchener, K., Shanan, A., Soares, N., Stevens, B., Wynn, T.
A conceptual framework for human
| Contributor(s):: Wilson, Cindy C.
A helping hound
A hypothetical strategy for the objective evaluation of animal well-being and quality of life using a dog model
| Contributor(s):: Morton, D. B.
In this paper I describe a hypothetical strategy for assessing poor and good welfare with the aim of making a judgement about an animal's quality of life. The concepts discussed here may also contribute to the notion of what makes 'a life worth living'. The strategy involves attributing scores to...
A Logic Model of a Dementia-specific Program of Equine-assisted Activities
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca Lassell, Beth Fields, Sarah Busselman, Tauren Hempel, Wendy Wood
Insufficient descriptions of what comprises animal-assisted interventions and why and how they are presumed to work pose significant challenges to their replication and further scientific development. The purpose of this study was to construct a comprehensive research-based logic model...
A modified combined C-BARQ and QoL for both the companion dog and its owner. An embryo to a companion dog welfare assessment?
| Contributor(s):: Doane, Marie, Sarenbo, Sirkku
The results of this pilot study demonstrate that it is possible to construct a reliable questionnaire from prior validated surveys. This questionnaire displays possible suitability for further development into a tool for a comprehensive dog welfare assessment. The welfare model used is assuming...
A new metric for quantifying the relative impact of risk factors on loss of working life illustrated in a population of working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
In a resource-limited world, organisations attempting to reduce the impact of health or behaviour issues need to choose carefully how to allocate resources for the highest overall impact. However, such choices may not always be obvious. Which has the biggest impact? A large change to a small...
A Novel Behavioral Intervention in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Improves Glycemic Control: Preliminary Results From a Pilot Randomized Control Trial
| Contributor(s):: Maranda, Louise, Lau, May, Stewart, Sunita M., Gupta, Olga T.
A randomized controlled trial of the impact of therapeutic horse riding on the quality of life, health, and function of children with cerebral palsy
| Contributor(s):: Rosenbaum, Peter
A review of scientific literature on inherited disorders in domestic horse breeds
| Contributor(s):: Bettley, C. D., Cardwell, J. M., Collins, L. M., Asher, L.
A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals
| Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.
The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...
A survey of stakeholders' opinions on the priority issues affecting the welfare of companion dogs in Great Britain
| Contributor(s):: Buckland, E. L., Whiting, M. C., Abeyesinghe, S. M., Asher, L., Corr, S., Wathes, C. M.
A survey of the impact of owning a service dog on quality of life for individuals with physical and hearing disability: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Turner, A., MacMichael, J., Mills, D. S.