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  1. What type of loafing areas do housed dairy cattle prefer?

    Contributor(s):: Langford, Fritha M., Bell, David J., Nevison, Ian M., Tolkamp, Bert J., Roberts, David J., Haskell, Marie J.

  2. Exploring the Potential Impact of a Virtual Body Scan Meditation Exercise Conducted With Pet Dogs on Recipients and Facilitators

    Contributor(s):: Kogan, Lori R., Bussolari, Cori

  3. The effect of a view to the surroundings and microclimate variables on use of a loafing area in housed dairy cattle

    Contributor(s):: Haskell, Marie J., Masłowska, Katarzyna, Bell, David J., Roberts, David J., Langford, Fritha M.

    There is concern that cows that are continuously housed year-round may lack the opportunity to express a full range of natural behaviour. Providing these cows with a loafing or exercise area may allow them the space to express a greater behavioural repertoire. Little is known about the factors...

  4. Behavioral Interventions as an Adjunctive Treatment for Canine Epilepsy: A Missing Part of the Epilepsy Management Toolkit?

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    | Contributor(s):: Rowena M. A. Packer, Sarah L. Hobbs, Emily J. Blackwell

    Epilepsy is a common, complex and often challenging neurological disorder to treat in the dog, with 20–30% of dogs resistant to conventional medical therapies, and associated with cognitive and behavioral comorbidities and early death. Behavioral interventions are an emerging area of...

  5. Observing Live Fish Improves Perceptions of Mood, Relaxation and Anxiety, But Does Not Consistently Alter Heart Rate or Heart Rate Variability

    | Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Reed, T., Whiting, A., Friedmann, E., Snellgrove, D., Sloman, K. A.

  6. Use of behavioural and physiological responses for scoring sound sensitivity in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Carla Caroline Franzini de Souza, Daniel Penteado Martins Dias, Raquel Nascimento de Souza, Magda Alves de Medeiros

    Sound sensitive dogs have exaggerated responses to sound stimuli that can negatively impact the welfare of the dog. Behavioural reactions combined with the response to sound involve a marked autonomic imbalance towards sympathetic predominance and release of cortisol. The purpose of the present...

  7. Gentle abdominal stroking ('belly rubbing') of pigs by a human reduces EEG total power and increases EEG frequencies

    | Contributor(s):: Rault, J. L., Truong, S., Hemsworth, L., Le Chevoir, M., Bauquier, S., Lai, A.

  8. Just Jocking? An Exploration of how 10-12 year old Children Experience an Equine Assisted Learning Programme, in a DEIS School, in Limerick city.

    | Contributor(s):: Kate Bronwyn Jones

    Throughout Irish history, the horse has had many uses. In modern Ireland, some communities have harnessed the power of the horse to deliver a range of social interventions. However, at present, there is little published research about equine assisted programmes in Ireland. The main intention of...

  9. Efficacy of fifteen emerging interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Metcalf, Olivia, Varker, Tracey, Forbes, David, Phelps, Andrea J., Dell, Lisa, DiBattista, Ashley, Ralph, Naomi, O'Donnell, Meaghan L.

  10. 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...

  11. Psychological Evaluation of Animal-assisted Intervention (AAI) Programs Involving Visiting Dogs and Cats for Alcohol Dependents: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Ohtani, N., Narita, S., Yoshihara, E., Ohta, M., Iwahashi, K.

  12. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy: Stress Management for Adults

    | Contributor(s):: González-Ramírez, Mónica Teresa, Ortiz-Jiménez, Xóchitl Angélica, Landero-Hernández, René

  13. Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions for Children Exposed to Nonrelational Traumatic Events

    | Contributor(s):: Forman-Hoffman, Valerie L., Zolotor, Adam J., McKeeman, Joni L., Blanco, Roberto, Knauer, Stefanie R., Lloyd, Stacey W., Goldman Fraser, Jenifer, Viswanathan, Meera

  14. Heilpädagogisches Voltigieren für Menschen mit herausfordernden Verhaltensweisen [Psycho-Educational Vaulting for Clients with Challenging Behaviour]

    | Contributor(s):: Nowack, Susanne

  15. Complementary therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Holland, Cindy, Albrecht, Sally

  16. Providers try out alternative therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Lopez, Lisa

  17. Nature-based therapy: its potential as a complementary approach to treating communication disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Lundgren, K.

  18. Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Riddick, Carol C.

  19. Psychophysiological effects of human-animal interaction: Theoretical issues and long-term interaction effects

    | Contributor(s):: Virués-Ortega, Javier, Buela-Casal, Gualberto

  20. Dog Gone Good: Managing dog phobia in a teenage boy with a learning disability

    | Contributor(s):: Newman, Craig, Adams, Katie