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  1. Pet ownership, but not ACE inhibitor therapy, blunts home blood pressure responses to mental stress

    Contributor(s):: Allen, K., Shykoff, B. E., Izzo, J. L., Jr.

    In the present study, we evaluated the effect of a nonevaluative social support intervention (pet ownership) on blood pressure response to mental stress before and during ACE inhibitor therapy. Forty-eight hypertensive individuals participated in an experiment at home and in the physician’s...

  2. Physiological demands of therapeutic horseback riding in children with moderate to severe motor impairments: an exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Bongers, B. C., Takken, T.

  3. Pilot study of a dog walking randomized intervention: effects of a focus on canine exercise

    Contributor(s):: Rhodes, R. E., Murray, H., Temple, V. A., Tuokko, H., Higgins, J. W.

  4. Practical bond considerations: acknowledging clients' time constraints

    Contributor(s):: Milani, M.

  5. Presence and timing of cat ownership by age 18 and the effect on atopy and asthma at age 28

    Contributor(s):: de Meer, G., Toelle, B. G., Ng, K., Tovey, E., Marks, G. B.

    BACKGROUND: Asthma and allergic sensitization to cats frequently coexist, although recent studies show less atopic disease among people who had pets in infancy. However, no longterm evaluations have been performed thus far. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the relationship between cat ownership...

  6. Prevalence and correlates of dog walking among Japanese dog owners

    Contributor(s):: Oka, K., Shibata, A.

  7. Reintroduction of takhi, Equus ferus przewalskii , to Hustai National Park, Mongolia: time budget and synchrony of activity pre- and post-release

    Contributor(s):: Boyd, L., Bandi, N.

    A harem of takhi (Equus ferus przewalskii) was observed during introduction to the Hustain Nuruu Steppe Reserve of Mongolia between 1992 and 1996. The goals were to examine whether the harem exhibited significant behavioural synchrony, whether release had an effect on time budget, and what the...

  8. Relation between pet ownership and heart rate variability in patients with healed myocardial infarcts

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Stein, P. K., Kleiger, R. E.

  9. Relevance of early or current pet ownership to the prevalence of allergic disease

    Contributor(s):: Platts-Mills, T. A., Perzanowski, M., Woodfolk, J. A., Lundback, B.

  10. Risk factors for delays between intake and veterinary approval for adoption on medical grounds in shelter puppies and kittens

    Contributor(s):: Litster, A., Allen, J., Mohamed, A., He, S.

  11. Routine handling does not lead to chronic stress in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  12. Search and identification methods that owners use to find a lost dog

    Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Wittum, T. E., Ferketich, A. K., Funk, J. A., Rajala-Schultz, P. J.

  13. Search and identification methods that owners use to find a lost dog

    Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Wittum, T. E., Ferketich, A. K., Funk, J. A., Rajala-Schultz, P. J.

  14. Search methods that people use to find owners of lost pets

    Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Wittum, T. E., Ferketich, A. K., Funk, J. A., Rajala-Schultz, P. J.

  15. Serological study of Toxoplasma gondii in kidney recipients

    Contributor(s):: Sukthana, Y., Chintana, T., Damrongkitchaiporn, S., Lekkla, A.

  16. Stability of social hierarchy in growing female pigs and pregnant sows

    Contributor(s):: Parent, Jean-Philippe, Meunier-Salaün, Marie-Christine, Vasseur, Elsa, Bergeron, Renée

    Conflicting results between dominance tests and repetitions of these tests over time in pigs may result from a lack of stability of their social hierarchy. The objectives of this study were to compare five methods to measure social hierarchy and to examine the stability of test results over time...

  17. Stereotyped pecking after feeding by restricted-fed fowls is influenced by meal size

    Contributor(s):: Savory, C. J., Mann, J. S.

    Growing broiler breeder chickens, fed routinely according to a programme of chronic food restriction, typically show increased pacing before feeding time and increased drinking and pecking at non-food objects afterwards. Expression of this behaviour is often stereotyped in form. In 2 experiments...

  18. The behaviour of dairy cows in an automatic milking system where selection for milking takes place in the milking stalls

    Contributor(s):: Stefanowska, J., Ipema, A. H., Hendriks, M. M. W. B.

    To reduce the cost and simplify the operation of an automatic milking system (AMS) for dairy farmers, the selection stall was removed and the selection process transferred to the milking stalls. The behaviour of 18 cows in study 1 and 24 in study 2 was investigated. In study 1, 18 cows had free...

  19. The beneficial effects of horse trekking on autonomic nervous activity in experienced rider with no disability

    Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Maruta, H., Tomohiko Iwatake, Takashi Kumagai, Toshihiko Nakanowatari, Koichi Hodate

  20. The effect of irregular feeding times on the behaviour and growth of dairy calves

    Contributor(s):: Johannesson, T., Ladewig, J.

    The objective of this study was to examine the effects of predictable vs. unpredictable management routines on the behaviour, production and health of dairy calves. Three different feeding schedules for milk-fed dairy calves (Holstein-Friesian) were compared. All calves received milk twice a day,...