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  1. Advancing Human-Animal Interaction to Counter Social Isolation and Loneliness in the Time of COVID-19: A Model for an Interdisciplinary Public Health Consortium

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    | Contributor(s):: Hughes, A. M., Braun, L., Putnam, A., Martinez, D., Fine, A.

    The mental and physical human costs of social isolation and loneliness-and their possible amelioration through human-animal interaction (HAI)-have both received intense attention since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its lockdowns, quarantines, and related mitigation measures. Concern...

  2. Attachment to Companion Animals: Mitigating Social Isolation and Loneliness for Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Jane B. Wuellner

  3. Pawsitive Connections: The role of Pet Support Programs and pets on the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Cryer, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Justin Lawson

  4. The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena

  5. Strategies to Decrease Depression from Social Isolation Among the Elderly Population

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Gallagher, Megan Russ

    Strategies to Decrease Depression from Social Isolation Among the Elderly Population Erin Gallagher and Megan Russ Faculty Sponsor: Christina Lattner, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C, ANP-BC Background: The lack of social interaction among the elderly population has been directly linked with higher...

  6. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.

  7. Pros and cons of pet ownership in sustaining independence in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Obradović, Nataša, Lagueux, Émilie, Michaud, Frédéric, Provencher, Véronique

  8. Investigating the importance of vision in poultry: Comparing the behaviour of blind and sighted chickens

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, Sophie, Forkman, Björn, Kristensen, Helle H., Sandøe, Peter, Hocking, Paul M.

    Behaviour in poultry is predominately visually mediated and vision is important to the welfare of poultry. The relationship between vision, behaviour and welfare has primarily been investigated in relation to artificial lighting. Genetically blind chickens provide an alternative experimental...

  9. Degree of social isolation affects behavioural and vocal response patterns in dwarf goats (Capra hircus)

    | Contributor(s):: Siebert, Katrin, Langbein, Jan, Schön, Peter-Christian, Tuchscherer, Armin, Puppe, Birger

    Separation from the group presents a serious challenge for social animals. This stressful and disagreeable situation can impair animal welfare and may have an undesirable impact on experimental data in scientific studies. In the present study, we observed whether different degrees of social...

  10. Can access to an automated grooming brush and/or a mirror reduce stress of dairy cows kept in social isolation?

    | Contributor(s):: Mandel, Roi, Wenker, Margret L., van Reenen, Kees, Keil, Nina M., Hillmann, Edna

    In dairy farming, social isolation of cattle is commonly practiced for husbandry procedures such as artificial insemination, claw trimming and at times, for provision of medical treatment. When isolated, cows express physiological and behavioural signs of stress, such as elevated heart rate,...

  11. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  12. Can mental health interventions change social networks? A systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Anderson, Neelam Laxhman, Stefan Priebe

    Background Social networks of patients with psychosis can provide social support, and improve health and social outcomes, including quality of life. However, patients with psychosis often live rather isolated with very limited social networks. Evidence for interventions targeting symptoms or...

  13. The social regulation of neural threat responding

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Casey, Coan, James A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  14. Why do dogs bite?

    | Contributor(s):: Campbell, W. E.

  15. Overview and critique of stages and periods in canine development

    | Contributor(s):: Fox, M. W.

  16. A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Reduce Loneliness

    | Contributor(s):: Masi, C. M., Chen, H. Y., Hawkley, L. C., Cacioppo, J. T.

  17. The role of pet ownership in the lives of older people: a review

  18. Tales And Treasures

    | Contributor(s):: Laureano, Maria Cristina

  19. The role of pet dogs in casual conversations of elderly adults

    | Contributor(s):: Rogers, J., Hart, L. A., Boltz, R. P.

    Casual conversations were recorded as elderly persons routinely walked their dogs through a familiar mobile home park in the United States. Control observations included walks without dogs by owners and non-owners of dogs. All owners talked to and about their dogs. Transcribed conversations...

  20. An exploration of loneliness in community-dwelling older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Judith M.