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Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden
Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.
Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...
Attachment security in companion dogs: adaptation of Ainsworth's strange situation and classification procedures to dogs and their human caregivers
Contributor(s):: Solomon, J., Beetz, A., Schoberl, I., Gee, N., Kotrschal, K.
This exploratory study describes the development of a classification system for dogs' attachment security to caregivers that adheres closely to Ainsworth's seminal methodology. Fifty-nine adult dogs and caregivers participated in a mildly threatening laboratory encounter with a stranger (TS) and...
Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Residential Treatment of Dual Pathology
Contributor(s):: Monfort Montolio, M., Sancho-Pelluz, J.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a complementary intervention of therapy that has shown positive results in the treatment of various pathologies. This study assesses the viability of the implementation and the effectiveness of an AAT program in patients diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and...
Friends with malefit. The effects of keeping dogs and cats, sustaining animal-related injuries and Toxoplasma infection on health and quality of life
Contributor(s):: Flegr, J., Preiss, M.
Investigating risk factors that predict a dog's fear during veterinary consultations
Contributor(s):: Edwards, P. T., Hazel, S. J., Browne, M., Serpell, J. A., McArthur, M. L., Smith, B. P.
Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan
Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.
Does having a pet influence the physical activity of their young female owners?
Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K., Chaloupkova, H., Svobodova, I.
Canine-Assisted Therapy in Hospitalized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation
Contributor(s):: Snipelisky, D., Smidt, J., Gallup, S., Myrick, J., Bauer, B., Burton, M. C.
Benefits, challenges, and needs of people living with cancer and their companion dogs: An exploratory study
Contributor(s):: Ingram, K. M., Cohen-Filipic, J.
Acceptability and Demand of Therapy Dog Support Among Oral Health Care Providers and Caregivers of Pediatric Patients
Contributor(s):: Vincent, A., Easton, S., Sterman, J., Farkas, K., Heima, M.
Companion Animal Ownership and Human Well-Being in a Metropolis-The Case of Hong Kong
Contributor(s):: Wong, P. W. C., Yu, R. W. M., Ngai, J. T. K.
The Influence of Materialism on Purebred Dogs' Welfare Among Two Different Generations in Colombia (South America)
Contributor(s):: Luna-Cortes, G.
Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of dogs: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners
Contributor(s):: Jacobs, J. A., Coe, J. B., Pearl, D. L., Widowski, T. M., Niel, L.
Dog ownership satisfaction determinants in the owner-dog relationship and the dog's behaviour
Contributor(s):: Herwijnen, I. R. V., van der Borg, J. A. M., Naguib, M., Beerda, B.
Development and psychometric testing of the Canine Owner-Reported Quality of Life questionnaire, an instrument designed to measure quality of life in dogs with cancer
Contributor(s):: Giuffrida, M. A., Brown, D. C., Ellenberg, S. S., Farrar, J. T.
Using research on self-regulation to understand and tackle the challenges that owners face helping their (overweight) dogs lose weight
Contributor(s):: Webb, T. L., Krasuska, M., Toth, Z., du Plessis, H. R., Colliard, L.
Assessing Quality of Life for Pets with Dermatologic Disease and Their Owners
Contributor(s):: Noli, C.
Farmers’ perception of aggression between growing pigs
Contributor(s):: Camerlink, Irene, Turner, Simon P.
Sustainable animal production should take animal welfare into account. How animal welfare is incorporated into farming practices will, however, largely depend on the farmer’s choices. These choices may depend on the farmer’s perception of animal welfare and the willingness to change the current...
Design and test of a web-survey for collecting observer’s ratings on dairy goats’ behavioural data
Contributor(s):: Vieira, Ana, Oliveira, Mónica D., Nunes, Telmo, Stilwell, George
A considerable amount of behavioural research studies are based on observer’s ratings collected during field visits. New methods for collecting this type of data have recently emerged, for instance using videos or photographs that are presented and assessed during workshops or meetings, or...
A desired profile of horse personality – A survey study of Polish equestrians based on a new approach to equine temperament and character
Contributor(s):: Suwała, Mira, Górecka-Bruzda, Aleksandra, Walczak, Marta, Ensminger, John, Jezierski, Tadeusz
Equine behaviour is crucial for all kinds of equestrian activities, and therefore behavioural traits are considered as selection criteria in horse breeding programs in many countries. Since neither a desired profile of equine personality for particular riding disciplines nor detailed preferences...