Measuring Human-Animal Attachment in a Large U.S. Survey: Two Brief Measures for Children and Their Primary Caregivers
| Contributor(s):: Bures, R. M., Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R.
Validity and feasibility of human-animal relationship tests for on-farm welfare assessment in dairy goats
| Contributor(s):: Battini, M., Barbieri, S., Waiblinger, S., Mattiello, S.
This study aims at establishing suitable tests to measure the quality of the Human-Animal Relationship (HAR) in dairy goats for on-farm welfare assessment protocols by evaluating the predictive validity of different categories of HAR tests and their feasibility in on-farm condition. Twelve...
Social Work, Animal-Assisted Therapies and Ethical Considerations: A Programme Example from Central Queensland, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Taylor, Nik, Fraser, Heather, Signal, Tania, Prentice, Kathy
Effect of a stimulating environment during the socialization period on the performance of adult police working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lopes, B., Alves, J., Santos, A., Pereira, G. da G.
The aim of this study was to determine if using a stimulating enrichment park environment during the socialization period of police working dogs improved social skills. Our intent was to learn whether such exposure could maximize working dog performance in future situations as adults. Six...
The psychological and physiological effects of using a therapy dog in mindfulness training
| Contributor(s):: Henry, C. L., Crowley, S. L.
The present study was a randomized controlled trial examining the psychological and physiological effects of adding animal-assisted therapy (AAT) to a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) for clients experiencing psychological distress. It was hypothesized that AAT would...
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.
Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2
| Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian
Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs
| Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., McClure, Leslie A., Severson, Joan
Looking to the future: adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - a narrative study
| Contributor(s):: Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey, Imms, Christine
Canine scent detection of human cancers: a review of methods and accuracy
| Contributor(s):: Moser, E., McCulloch, M.
The value of data
| Contributor(s):: Patronek, G., Zawistowski, S.
Focuses on pet population dynamics and subsequent policy development and implementation related to acquisition, retention and relinquishment of companion animals. Purpose of research on companion animals; Significance of the lack of data associated with animals entering animal shelters;...
Psychometric properties of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale: Mexican version (LAPS-M)
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez Ramirez, M. T., Quezada Berumen, L. del C., Landero Hernandez, R.
The Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) is perhaps the most widely used instrument to assess human emotional attachments to pets and is suitable for both dog and cat owners. However, this instrument has not been translated into Spanish. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the...
Associations of behaviour with secretory immunoglobulin A and cortisol in domestic cats during their first week in an animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Gourkow, N., LaVoy, A., Dean, G. A., Phillips, C. J. C.
We tested the hypothesis that during their first week in an animal shelter, cats exhibit groups of behaviours that are connected to mucosal immune and adrenal responses. The behaviour of 34 cats was observed from admission to day 5 and immunoglobulin A (S-IgA) and cortisol were quantified from...
Development of a novel paradigm for the measurement of olfactory discrimination in dogs ( Canis familiaris): a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGrath, C., McGreevy, P. D., Valenzuela, M. J.
Olfactory dysfunction in older human beings has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, yet age-related changes in olfactory behavior have received little attention in the dog model of human aging. We developed an odor habituation and fine odor discrimination...
Statistical power, effect size and animal welfare: recommendations for good practice
| Contributor(s):: Hawkins, D., Gallacher, E., Gammell, M.
The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological arousal and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination
| Contributor(s):: Nagengast, S. L., Baun, M. M., Megel, M., Leibowitz, J. M.
The physical and emotional benefits of companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Holli Marie Tietjen, Geoffrey Fosgate (adviser)
Elderly people are at high risk for conditions associated with inactivity, and lack of motivation is an important factor contributing to this inactivity. It is believed that a dog can provide the necessary motivation to get a senior citizen up and moving because it needs attention as well as...
A non-intrusive method of assessing plumage condition in commercial flocks of laying hens
| Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Jones, T. A., Dawkins, M. S.
Assessing inactivity in zoo gorillas using keeper ratings and behavioral data
| Contributor(s):: Less, E. H., Kuhar, C. W., Dennis, P. M., Lukas, K. E.