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  1. Long-term outcome of equestrian injuries in children

    Contributor(s):: Dekker, R., Ck,, Kootstra, J., Groothoff, J. W., Eisma, W. H., ten Duis, H. J.

    PURPOSE: To investigate the possible development of long-term disabilities arising from paediatric equestrian injuries. METHOD: All patients, aged 17 years or younger, treated in a hospital setting because of an equestrian injury during a five-year period received a questionnaire. A reference...

  2. Stories about wildlife: Developing an instrument for identifying wildlife value orientations cross-culturally

    Contributor(s):: Dayer, Ashley A., Stinchfield, Holly M., Manfredo, Michael J.

    The need for cross-cultural research to better understand the relationships between humans and wildlife was one of the driving factors in the instigation of the Wildlife Values Globally project. A fundamental challenge in fulfilling this need is developing appropriate methods that can elicit...

  3. The development of an instrument to match individuals with disabilities and service animals

    Contributor(s):: Zapf, S. A., Rough, R. B.

    Developed the Service Animal Adaptive Intervention Assessment (SAAIA) and measured the content validity, inter-rater reliability and clinical utility of the assessment. Two S groups of occupational and physical therapists (Group 1) and health care professionals (Group 2) with experiences and...

  4. Children with autism encounter an unfamiliar pet: Application of the Strange Animal Situation test

    Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, Marine, Deleau, Michel, Lemonnier, Eric, Tordjman, Sylvie, Hausberger, Martine

  5. Anxiety-reducing effect: dog, fish and plant in direct comparison

    Contributor(s):: Buttelmann, D., Rompke, A. K.

    Animals have an anxiety-reducing effect on humans. However, in the search for which interventions are the most effective, one notices that studies in this field are not comparable as they all use different designs. Hereby, we investigated the anxiety reducing abilities of different animals and a...

  6. Can animal-based welfare assessment be simplified? A comparison of the Welfare Quality protocol for dairy cattle and the simpler and less time-consuming protocol developed by the Danish Cattle Federation

    Contributor(s):: Andreasen, S. N., Sandoe, P., Forkman, B.

    Welfare assessment protocols using primarily animal-based measures are believed to give valid information about the welfare of animals. However, they tend to be time consuming and therefore costly, thus in practice there is often considerable reluctance to use them. In the present study, the...

  7. Factors affecting the human interpretation of dog behavior

    Contributor(s):: Meyer, I., Forkman, B., Paul, E. S.

    Several factors influence how we interpret the behavior of another individual. In the current study, we investigated the effect of level of animal empathy, as well as the level of experience with dogs, on the interpretation of dog behavior. Forty-seven veterinary students participated in the...

  8. Prediction of the behaviour of puppies using tests with regard to their humane treatment and welfare

    Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K., Mitev, Y., Miteva, C., Vashin, I.

    Eight puppies were submitted to the Open-Field test, with regard to typization of their nervous system type and formation of their future behaviour. The purpose of the study was to avoid unexpected and stressful situations during their education that is a demonstration of humane attitude towards...

  9. Studies on socialization characteristics using two temperament tests in German Dogue, Doberman and Riesenschnautzer puppies

    Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K. I., Stoycheva, I., Miteva, T., Binev, R., Ivanov, A., Rousenov, A., Penev, T.

    The object of study was the influence of the nervous system type (temperament) of dogs from the German Dogue, Doberman, and Riesenschnautzer breeds on the extent of their socialization (adaptation to the environment). Two tests were used to examine the animals' behavior: the mirror test and the...

  10. Assessment of dog-human attachment using Ainsworth's Strange Situation test

    Contributor(s):: Seman, M., Kottferova, J., Jakuba, T., Haladova, E., Fejsakova, M., Matos, R.

    A human psychological test of Ainsworth's Strange Situation (ASS) was used to investigate the state of emotional attachment in dog-human relationship. Ten adult dog-owner pairs were observed in an unfamiliar test room, introduced to a human stranger and subjected to 8 short episodes. The dogs...

  11. Development of the Jewel Equestrian Scale

    Contributor(s):: Tsohantaridis, Valerie A.

  12. The Inventory of Pet Attachment: Development and validation

    Contributor(s):: Andrews, Sandra Lee

  13. Adulthood Animal Abuse Among Women Court-Referred to Batterer Intervention Programs

    Contributor(s):: Febres, Jeniimarie, Shorey, Ryan C., Brasfield, Hope, Zucosky, Heather C., Ninnemann, Andrew, Elmquist, Joanna, Bucossi, Meggan M., Andersen, Shawna M., Schonbrun, Yael C., Stuart, Gregory L.

  14. 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.

  15. Dolphin-Assisted Therapy for Children with Special Needs: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Dilts, Rachel, Trompisch, Norbert, Bergquist, Timothy M.

  16. Animal Hoarding: Slipping Into the Darkness of Comorbid Animal and Self-Neglect

    Contributor(s):: Nathanson, Jane N.

    Substantial research and literature indicate how people and companion animals form relationships that are, for the most part, mutually beneficial. Yet there are highly dysfunctional human-animal relationships that do occur, meriting attention and remediation. One of the most perplexing and...

  17. Heart quiz that could save your life

    Contributor(s):: Browder, Sue Ellin

  18. Pet Ownership and Older Women: The Relationships Among Loneliness, Pet Attachment Support, Human Social Support, and Depressed Mood

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.

  19. Predicting loneliness in the hospitalized elderly: what are the risk factors?

    Contributor(s):: Proffitt, Charlotte, Byrne, Marjorie

  20. Antimicrobial resistance, virulence profiles, and phylogenetic groups of fecal Escherichia coli isolates: a comparative analysis between dogs and their owners in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Harada, K., Okada, E., Shimizu, T., Kataoka, Y., Sawada, T., Takahashi, T.