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  1. Fantastic Beasts and Why It Is Necessary to Understand Our Relationship-Animal Companionship under Challenging Circumstances Using the Example of Long-Covid

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    | Contributor(s):: Krouzecky, C., Aden, J., Hametner, K., Klaps, A., Kovacovsky, Z., Stetina, B. U.

    Studies in the field of human-animal interaction tend to highlight the positive results of the influence of animals on humans, which supports the popular belief that the human-animal bond positively affects humans' well-being ("pet-effect"). Nevertheless, contradictory results exist...

  2. Characterizing veteran and PTSD service dog teams: Exploring potential mechanisms of symptom change and canine predictors of efficacy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jensen, C. L., Rodriguez, K. E., MacLean, E. L., Abdul Wahab, A. H., Sabbaghi, A., O'Haire, M. E.

    Psychiatric service dogs are an emerging complementary intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Initial evidence suggests that partnership with a service dog may be related to less PTSD symptom severity. However, it remains unclear how or why this might occur. To address this gap,...

  3. A Retrospective Examination of Service Dog Training Program Participation and Mental Healthcare Utilization

    | Contributor(s):: Schulz, R. N., Jannace, K. C., Hisle-Gorman, E. J., Pasquina, P. F.

  4. Cats vs. Dogs: The Efficacy of Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM Products in Multispecies Homes

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    | Contributor(s):: Miriam Rebecca Prior, Daniel Simon Mills

    Seven percent of UK households are estimated to own both a cat and a dog, despite a popular view that the two do not live well together. This is the first study to evaluate the effects of pheromone products Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM on cat-dog interactions, in homes where owners perceived...

  5. Aug 09 2022

    Dogs Have Issues Too: Helping Dogs Cope With Stress

    Presented by Jane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP-CDBT, Pet CPR & First Aid Certified. Jane works in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist/clinical social worker, with a...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/623

  6. Daytime Evaluation of Oxidative Stress and Behavioural Parameters of Donkeys (Equus asinus) During The Hot-Dry and Cold-Dry (Harmattan) Season in a Tropical Savannah

    | Contributor(s):: Zakari, Friday Ocheja, Ayo, Joseph Olusegun, Rekwot, Peter Ibrahim, Samuel, Felix Uchenna

  7. Pilot Program for Veterans With PTSD to Train Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Suran, M.

    2022Jama3272019490098-748410.1001/jama.2022.7450engtext

  8. Effect of human-dog interaction on therapy dog stress during an on-campus student stress buster event

    | Contributor(s):: Sarrafchi, Amir, David-Steel, Matéa, Pearce, Sydney D., de Zwaan, Natassja, Merkies, Katrina

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

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

  10. Therapeutic riding or mindfulness: Comparative effectiveness of two recreational therapy interventions for adolescents with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Kemeny, Betsy, Burk, Steffanie, Hutchins, Deborah, Gramlich, Courtney

  11. Effect of Tranquil and Active Video Representations of an Unfamiliar Dog on Subjective Mental States

    | Contributor(s):: Ein, Natalie, Reed, Maureen J., Vickers, Kristin

  12. The effect of pet therapy on the stress and social anxiety levels of disabled children: A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Demiralay, Ş, Keser, İ

  13. Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, B., Shenk, C. E., Dreschel, N. E., Wang, M., Bucher, A. M., Desir, M. P., Chen, M. J., Grabowski, S. R.

    This clinical trial examined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunct to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for abused youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Youth between the ages of 6 and 17 (M = 11.79, SD = 3.08) were randomized to receive standard TF-CBT or...

  14. Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance

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    | Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry

    Anxiety and stress invoked by the second language classroom setting has the ability to cause numerous detrimental physiological changes which impair the learning process. A more natural, “immersion” type atmosphere is often desired when teaching a second language; however, this is...

  15. Training a New Trick Using No-Reward Markers: Effects on Dogs' Performance and Stress Behaviors

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    | Contributor(s):: Naomi Rotenberg

    This study explored using no-reward markers (NRMs). Dogs were taught a novel trick. In the IG group dogs’ errors were ignored; in the NRM group they elicited a tone. Performance and stress were evaluated. IG dogs reached higher levels of performance, with no difference in the frequency of...

  16. Circadian Rhythm of Salivary Immunoglobulin A and Associations with Cortisol as A Stress Biomarker in Captive Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Tithipong Plangsangmas, Janine L. Brown, Chatchote Thitaram, Ayona Silva-Fletcher, Katie L. Edwards, Veerasak Punyapornwithaya, Patcharapa Towiboon, Chaleamchat Somgird

    Salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA) has been proposed as a potential indicator of welfare for various species, including Asian elephants, and may be related to adrenal cortisol responses. This study aimed to distinguish circadian rhythm effects on sIgA in male and female Asian elephants and...

  17. The View of the French Dog Breeders in Relation to Female Reproduction, Maternal Care and Stress during the Peripartum Period

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalia R. dos Santos, Alexandra Beck, Alain Fontbonne

    In France, as in many other western countries, dogs are an important part of the society as pets or working animals. The exact demand for puppies in France is unknown, as is the proportion of dogs coming from different breeding sources. Nevertheless, the origin of puppies is important since...

  18. Evaluating the Reliability of Non-Specialist Observers in the Behavioural Assessment of Semi-Captive Asian Elephant Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan L. Webb, Jennie A. H. Crawley, Martin W. Seltmann, Océane Liehrmann, Nicola Hemmings, U Kyaw Nyein, Htoo Htoo Aung, Win Htut, Virpi Lummaa, Mirkka Lahdenperä

    Recognising stress is an important component in maintaining the welfare of captive animal populations, and behavioural observation provides a rapid and non-invasive method to do this. Despite substantial testing in zoo elephants, there has been relatively little interest in the application of...

  19. Responsiveness of domesticated goats towards various stressors following long-term cognitive test exposure

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    | Contributor(s):: Rosenberger, K., Simmler, M., Langbein, J., Nawroth, C., Keil, N.

     Current evidence suggests that frequent exposure to situations in which captive animals can solve cognitive tasks may have positive effects on stress responsiveness and thus on welfare. However, confounding factors often hamper the interpretation of study results. In this study, we used...

  20. Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mores, M. C. P., Cintra, A. C. R., Cavalcante, C. Z., Sotomaior, C. S., Michelotto, A. L. L.

    Estudantes universitários passam por diferentes experiências estressantes, interferindo na vida acadêmica ou mesmo impedindo sua continuidade. Programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais (IAA) são utilizados em escolas e universidades para minimizar o...