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  1. Non-invasive Assessment of Fecal Stress Biomarkers in Hunting Dogs During Exercise and at Rest

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    | Contributor(s):: Augusta Zannoni, Marco Pietra, Alba Gaspardo, Pier Attilio Accorsi, Monica Barone, Silvia Turroni, Luca Laghi, Chenglin Zhu, Patrizia Brigidi, Monica Forni

    Intense exercise causes to organisms to have oxidative stress and inflammation at the gastrointestinal (GI) level. The reduction in intestinal blood flow and the exercise-linked thermal damage to the intestinal mucosa can cause intestinal barrier disruption, followed by an inflammatory...

  2. Non-Invasive Assessment of Physiological Stress in Captive Asian Elephants

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    | Contributor(s):: Vinod Kumar, Muthulingam Pradheeps, Adiseshu Kokkiligadda, Rajashekhar Niyogi, Govindhaswamy Umapathy

    Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) populations, both in the wild and in captivity, have been continually declining over the decades. The present study examined the physiological stress response of captive Asian elephants in relation to body condition score and different working conditions. A...

  3. Eye Blink Rates and Eyelid Twitches as a Non-Invasive Measure of Stress in the Domestic Horse

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    | Contributor(s):: Katrina Merkies, Chloe Ready, Leanne Farkas, Abigail Hodder

    Physiological changes provide indices of stress responses, however, behavioural measures may be easier to determine. Spontaneous eye blink rate has potential as a non-invasive indicator of stress. Eyelid movements, along with heart rate (HR) and behaviour, from 33 horses were evaluated over...

  4. Social buffering of stress – Physiological and ethological perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Wu, Alexandra

  5. Pekin duck productivity, physiological stress, immune response and behavior under 20L:4D and 16L:8D photoperiods

    | Contributor(s):: House, G. M., Sobotik, E. B., Nelson, J. R., Archer, G. S.

  6. Behavioural and physiological responses of male and female beef cattle to weaning at 30, 75 or 180 days of age

    | Contributor(s):: de Souza Teixeira, Odilene, Kuczynski da Rocha, Marcela, Mendes Paizano Alforma, Antónia, Silva Fernandes, Vanessa, de Oliveira Feijó, Josiane, Nunes Corrêa, Marcio, Andrighetto Canozzi, Maria Eugênia, McManus, Concepta, Jardim Barcellos, Júlio Otávio

  7. Loss of light colour preference after chronic embryonic stress in rainbow trout fry: A novel and potential indicator of fish welfare?

    | Contributor(s):: Colson, Violaine, Ferreira, Vitor Hugo Bessa, Luchiari, Ana Carolina, Valotaire, Claudiane, Borel, Frédéric, Bugeon, Jérôme, Prigent, Sylvain, Dickel, Ludovic, Calandreau, Ludovic, Guesdon, Vanessa

  8. Acceptability of an adjunct equine-assisted activities and therapies program for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury

    | Contributor(s):: Sylvia, L., West, E., Blackburn, A. M., Gupta, C., Bui, E., Mahoney, T., Duncan, G., Wright, E. C., Lejeune, S., Spencer, T. J.

  9. Music Festival Makes Hedgehogs Move: How Individuals Cope Behaviorally in Response to Human-Induced Stressors

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    | Contributor(s):: Wanja Rast, Leon M.F. Barthel, Anne Berger

    Understanding the impact of human activities on wildlife behavior and fitness can improve their sustainability. In a pilot study, we wanted to identify behavioral responses to anthropogenic stress in an urban species during a semi-experimental field study. We equipped eight urban hedgehogs...

  10. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger, Chris Blazina

  11. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Animal Companions in Coping with Stress

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger

  12. Grief for pets – Part 2: Avoiding compassion fatigue

    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Hewson

    Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses, and it can result in compassion fatigue. There seems to have been little acknowledgement of this in the workplace or the literature, and we lack research on prevalence, risk factors...

  13. The Effects of Equine Assisted Therapy on Plasma Cortisol and Oxytocin Concentrations and Heart Rate Variability in Horses and Measures of Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Karyn Malinowski, Chi Yee, Jenni M. Tevlin, Eric K. Birks, Mary M. Durando, Hossein Pournajafi-Nazarloo, Alan A. Cavaiola, Kenneth H. McKeever

  14. Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans with PTSD: Manual Development and Preliminary Findings

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    | Contributor(s):: Arnon, S., Fisher, P. W., Pickover, A., Lowell, A., Turner, J. B., Hilburn, A., Jacob-McVey, J., Malajian, B. E., Farber, D. G., Hamilton, J. F., Hamilton, A., Markowitz, J. C., Neria, Y.

    INTRODUCTION: Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has attracted great interest despite lacking empirical support, a manual, and a standardized protocol. Our team of experts in EAT and PTSD developed an eight-session group EAT treatment protocol for PTSD...

  15. Bringing human-animal interaction to sport: Potential impacts on athletic performance

    | Contributor(s):: Marvin, S., Sorenson, K., Stevens, J. R.

  16. Ewes behavioural and physiological reactions to the odour of fox (Lycalopex gymnocercus) and wild boar (Sus scrofa) faeces

    | Contributor(s):: Zambra, Noelia, Lacuesta, Lorena, Orihuela, Agustín, Ungerfeld, Rodolfo

  17. A Delphi study to determine expert consensus on the behavioural indicators of stress in horses undergoing veterinary care

    | Contributor(s):: Pearson, Gemma, Waran, Natalie, Reardon, Richard J. M., Keen, John, Dwyer, Cathy

  18. Male mice and cows perceive human emotional chemosignals: a preliminary study

    | Contributor(s):: Destrez, A., Costes-Thiré, M., Viart, A. S., Prost, F., Patris, B., Schaal, B.

  19. The effect of the presence and familiarity of a dog on people's performance of a stressful task

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    | Contributor(s):: Lyn Brown

    The purpose of the current study was to test whether the familiarity of a dog affects a person’s stress and task performance on a stressful task. Pets can improve people’s health mentally, physically, and socially. Dogs can lower people’s stress. This stress-reduction effect...

  20. Investigating the Impact of Brief Outings on the Welfare of Dogs Living in US Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Barber, R. T., Feuerbacher, E. N., Platzer, J. M., Wynne, C. D. L.