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  1. Iltapäivän iloa! : Viriketuokio seniorikodin asukkaille

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    | Contributor(s):: Maaria Kestilä, Niina Pikkumäki

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä kuvataan viriketoiminnan merkitystä pitkäaikaishoidossa oleville vanhuksille ja heidän hyvinvoinnilleen. Raportti kertoo projektista, jossa toteutettiin viriketuokio seniorikeskuksen asukkaille. Tuokion avulla pyrittiin ilahduttamaan...

  2. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  3. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  4. How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU

    | Contributor(s):: Aakash Lonkar

    From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good...

  5. Pets: Do They Enhance Our Immunity?

    | Contributor(s):: Vidhi Desai, Calvin Leung, Ye Rin Lim, Julie M. Fagan

    Pets can be highly beneficial to the human health and may even aid in the development of the human immune system. Our study specifically targets the area of pet ownership and its effects on the immune system’s capabilities of different age and ethnic groups. To examine this, we conducted a...

  6. Being there : relationships between people with cancer and their pets : what helps and what hinders

    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Nitkin

    This qualitative research examined the little studied area of human-pet relationships and their impact on persons with cancer. The goal of this study was to gather information from individuals with cancer who had a pet during their illness and explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of that...

  7. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    | Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...

  8. Producer Perceptions of Food-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases: Sheep and Goats

    | Contributor(s):: Paula Menzies

    Work with the community and producers to understand perceptions of food-borne and zoonotic disease issues in the industry. Use this research to develop preferred knowledge translation methods to address needs and concerns.

  9. The Scent of Disease: Human Body Odor Contains an Early Chemosensory Cue of Sickness

    | Contributor(s):: Mats J. Olsson, Johan N. Lundstrom, Bruce A. Kimball, Amy R. Gordon, Bianka Karshikoff, Nishteman Hosseini, Kimmo Sorjonen, Caroline Olgart Hoglund, Carmen Solares, Anne Soop, John Axelsson, Mats Lekander

    Observational studies have suggested that with time, some diseases result in a characteristic odor emanating from different sources on the body of a sick individual. Evolutionarily, however, it would be more advantageous if the innate immune response were detectable by healthy individuals as a...

  10. A multi-institutional assessment of factors influencing locomotion and pacing in captive okapis ( Okapia johnstoni)

    | Contributor(s):: Bennett, C., Torgerson-White, L., Fripp, D., Watters, J., Petric, A.

    The okapi ( Okapia johnstoni), native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a large, solitary, and diurnal forest-dwelling ungulate highly sensitive to captive conditions. The captive population demonstrates persistent health problems, reproductive abnormalities, and several potentially...

  11. The effects of a high-starch or high-fibre diet on equine reactivity and handling behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Bulmer, L., McBride, S., Williams, K., Murray, J. A.

    Increasing performance work in the horse is often associated with a reduction in the forage ration and an increase in concentrates, usually in the form of high-starch cereal grains. This type of diet has been associated with stereotypic behaviours and health problems. High-starch diets are also...

  12. Portrayals of canine obesity in English-language newspapers and in leading veterinary journals, 2000-2009: implications for animal welfare organizations and veterinarians as public educators

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Teows, L.

    In industrialized societies, more than 1 in 3 dogs and people currently qualify as overweight or obese. Experts in public health expect both these figures to rise. Although clinical treatment remains important, so are public perceptions and social norms. This article presents a thematic analysis...

  13. Acceptability of animal-assisted therapy: attitudes toward AAT, psychotherapy, and medication for the treatment of child disruptive behavioral problems

    | Contributor(s):: Rabbitt, S. M., Kazdin, A. E., Hong, J.

    Animal-assisted therapies (AATs) are not widely promoted in routine mental healthcare but represent a viable treatment option given positive perceptions of pets and growing evidence that animals provide meaningful contribution to psychological wellbeing. Relatively little is known about the...

  14. Non-accidental injuries found in necropsies of domestic cats: a review of 191 cases

    | Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Landi, M. F. de A., Marlet, E. F., Maiorka, P. C.

  15. Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine: Introduction

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Morris

    This is the introduction to "Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine."Offering a candid behind-the-scenes look at small-animal veterinary practices, "Blue Juice" explores the emotional and ethical conflicts involved in providing a "good death" for companion animals. Patricia Morris presents...

  16. Can the law help us to tackle genetic diseases that affect the welfare of dogs?

    | Contributor(s):: Boissevain, I.

  17. Does breeding a bulldog harm it? Breeding, ethics and harm to animals

    | Contributor(s):: Palmer, C.

  18. Lying patterns of high producing healthy dairy cows after calving in commercial herds as affected by age, environmental conditions and production

    | Contributor(s):: Steensels, M., Bahr, C., Berckmans, D., Halachmi, I., Antler, A., Maltz, E.

    An animal expresses its physiological and well-being status by its behaviour. Changes in behaviour can be associated with health, production or well-being problems and therefore with the profitability of the farm. The objectives of the present study were to analyse lying patterns of healthy...

  19. Owning the problem: media portrayals of overweight dogs and the shared determinants of the health of human and companion animal populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M.

  20. Human directed aggression in Brazilian domestic cats: owner reported prevalence, contexts and risk factors

    | Contributor(s):: Ramos, D., Mills, D. S.

    Aggression by cats towards humans is a serious behavioural, welfare and public health problem, although owners may believe it is an inevitable part of cat ownership. There has been little scientific investigation of the risk factors associated with this problem. One hundred and seven owners in...