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Molecular Characterization of Pneumococcal Isolates from Pets and Laboratory Animals
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| Contributor(s):: Mark van der Linden, Adnan Al-Lahham, Werner Nicklas, Ralf René Reinert
Background Between 1986 and 2008 Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated from 41 pets/zoo animals (guinea pigs (n = 17), cats (n = 12), horses (n = 4), dogs (n = 3), dolphins (n = 2), rat (n = 2), gorilla (n = 1)) treated in medical veterinary laboratories and zoos, and 44 laboratory animals...
Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm
This is no ordinary farm however. This is a retreat that offers an alternative approach to healing.“It is a place where children and their families can step out of the stressful world and enjoy the healing power of animals and nature,” says Paul. The business endeavors to...
ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms
| Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Gayatri Mazgaonkar
Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to...
Pals for Life
We are a non-profit organization founded in 1985 that brings pets to those who need them throughout the Delaware Valley. Our mission is to enable people to lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives through interaction with companion animals.We provide Pet Visitation...
ExNOTic: Should We Be Keeping Exotic Pets?
| Contributor(s):: Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills
There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...
Haku Baldwin Center
Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena. Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs. Private...
| Contributor(s):: Shannon Kopp, Dr. Annie Petersen
Reconnect to Recover: At its core, an eating disorder is a disease of disconnection—we disconnect from ourselves, from others, and from the present moment. Through animal-assisted therapy, as well as other therapies (yoga, journaling, art therapy), SoulPaws aims to...
An Investigation into the Relationship between Owner Knowledge, Diet, and Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus)
| Contributor(s):: Rosemary Norman, Alison P. Wills
Social support does not require attachment: any conspecific tranquilizes isolated guinea-pig pups
| Contributor(s):: Tokumaru, R. S., Ades, C., Monticelli, P. F.
Guinea pig pups produce typical distress whistles when isolated. Whistles' frequency is decreased or abolished when they contact with the mother and, to a lesser degree, a sibling or even an unfamiliar female, is regained. Those non-aggressive companions were considered social support providers...
Domestication effects on behavioural traits and learning performance: comparing wild cavies to guinea pigs
| Contributor(s):: Brust, V., Guenther, A.
The domestication process leads to a change in behavioural traits, usually towards individuals that are less attentive to changes in their environment and less aggressive. Empirical evidence for a difference in cognitive performance, however, is scarce. Recently, a functional linkage between an...
TheraPet, Inc is a a local organization of volunteers, working together to promote the valuable bond between people and animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. are welcome). Our main purpose is for animals and their owners to visit nursing homes, veterans' homes, rehabilitation...
Animal housing and welfare: effects of housing conditions on body weight and cortisol in a medium-sized rodent ( Cavia aperea)
| Contributor(s):: Schumann, K., Guenther, A., Jewgenow, K., Trillmich, F.
Rodents are the most abundant experimental nonhuman animals and are commonly studied under standard laboratory housing conditions. As housing conditions affect animals' physiology and behavior, this study investigated the effects of indoor and outdoor housing conditions on body weight and...
Welfare of non-traditional pets
| Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D., Bacon, H. J.
The keeping of non-traditional or 'exotic' pets has been growing in popularity worldwide. In addition to the typical welfare challenges of keeping more traditional pet species like dogs and cats, ensuring the welfare of non-traditional pets is complicated by factors such as lack of knowledge,...
Visiting Pet Program
Originally created in 1987, the Visiting Pet Program became an independent 501 C(3) non-profit organization in May 2000. They are the only animal assisted activity/therapy program in the Greater New Orleans Area.
Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom
| Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.
Social behaviors increase in children with autism in the presence of animals compared to toys
| Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck, Virginia Slaughter
Background Previous research has demonstrated the capacity of animal presence to stimulate social interaction among humans. The purpose of this study was to examine the interactions of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with an adult and their typically-developing peers in the...
The strange animal situation test
| Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Deleau, M., Lemonnier, E., Hausberger, M.
Many tools assess the reactions of humans encountering familiar or unfamiliar partners or environments. Companion animals belong to our everyday environment and influence our lives. Whereas many standardized tools test companion animals' reactions to humans, few evaluate humans' reactions to...
Social experience, behaviour, stress and health in guinea pigs
| Contributor(s):: Sacsher, N.
The ontogeny of male guineapigs living under different housing conditions
| Contributor(s):: Stanzel, K., Sachser, N.
More than numbers matter: the effect of social factors on behaviour and welfare of laboratory rodents and non-human primates. (Special issue: Too many, too few: the effects of group size and density in captive animals.)
| Contributor(s):: Olsson, I. A. S., Westlund, K.
With the development of laboratory animal science, increasing attention has been given to the possible influence of housing and husbandry on the behaviour and welfare of laboratory animals as well as on the scientific integrity. With the present paper, we aim to contribute to this knowledge by...