Aug 09 2022
Dogs Have Issues Too: Helping Dogs Cope With Stress
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
Pilot Program for Veterans With PTSD to Train Service Dogs
Contributor(s):: Suran, M.
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
Bringing human-animal interaction to sport: Potential impacts on athletic performance
Contributor(s):: Marvin, S., Sorenson, K., Stevens, J. R.
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
Effect of Tranquil and Active Video Representations of an Unfamiliar Dog on Subjective Mental States
Contributor(s):: Ein, Natalie, Reed, Maureen J., Vickers, Kristin
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
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...
Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance
| 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...
Training a New Trick Using No-Reward Markers: Effects on Dogs' Performance and Stress Behaviors
| 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...
Circadian Rhythm of Salivary Immunoglobulin A and Associations with Cortisol as A Stress Biomarker in Captive Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus)
| 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...
The View of the French Dog Breeders in Relation to Female Reproduction, Maternal Care and Stress during the Peripartum Period
| 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...
Evaluating the Reliability of Non-Specialist Observers in the Behavioural Assessment of Semi-Captive Asian Elephant Welfare
| 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...
Responsiveness of domesticated goats towards various stressors following long-term cognitive test exposure
| 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...
Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?
| 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...
Improving the Emotional Distress and the Experience of Hospitalization in Children and Adolescent Patients Through Animal Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Correale, C., Borgi, M., Collacchi, B., Falamesca, C., Gentile, S., Vigevano, F., Cappelletti, S., Cirulli, F.
Introduction: Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs) are increasingly common in pediatric care settings as a means to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of hospitalized children and adolescents.Objectives: The aim of this work was to review published studies...
Acute Stress Response of Sheep to Shearing Procedures: Dynamic Change of Cortisol Concentration and Protein Electrophoretic Pattern
| Contributor(s):: Arfuso, Francesca, Fazio, Francesco, Chikhi, Lucas, Aymond, Guillaume, Piccione, Giuseppe, Giannetto, Claudia
The current study aimed to investigate the influence of acute stress by shearing procedures on hematological parameters, serum cortisol concentration and serum protein electrophoretic pattern in Comisana sheep. A total of 20 not pregnant and not lactating adult ewes, aged 3–4 years old and...
Effects of Essential Animal Visitation Program (AVP) Components on Students’ Salivary α-Amylase and Amylase-to-Cortisol Ratios
| Contributor(s):: Vandagriff, Jaymie L., Carr, Alexa M., Roeter Smith, Stephanie M., Pendry, Patricia
While efficacy trials suggest that Animal Visitation Programs (AVPs) relieve university student stress, their essential components are unknown. Students were randomly assigned to one of four 10-min conditions: AVP touch (n = 73), AVP proximity (n = 62), AVP imagery (n = 57), or AVP waitlist (n =...
Covid Cats and Pandemic Puppies: The Altered Realm of Veterinary Care for Companion Animals during a Global Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Muzzatti, Stephen L., Grieve, Kirsten L.
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and the US significantly impacted the myriad relationships that exist amongst human and non-human animals. This article highlights the tolls that the virus and lockdown measures took (and continue to take) on companion animals and the veterinary...