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  1. Protein expression and genetic variability of canine Can f 1 in golden and Labrador retriever service dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Breitenbuecher, C., Belanger, J. M., Levy, K., Mundell, P., Fates, V., Gershony, L., Famula, T. R., Oberbauer, A. M.

    Background: Valued for trainability in diverse tasks, dogs are the primary service animal used to assist individuals with disabilities. Despite their utility, many people in need of service dogs are sensitive to the primary dog allergen, Can f 1, encoded by the Lipocalin 1 gene (LCN1). Several...

  2. A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice

    | Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.

  3. Lifetime Dog and Cat Exposure and Dog and Cat Specific Sensitization at Age 18 Years

    | Contributor(s):: Ganesa Wegienka, Christine Cole Johnson, Suzanne Havstad, Dennis R. Ownby, Charlotte Nicholas, Edward M. Zoratti

    BackgroundPrior research about whether keeping a dog or cat in the home causes allergies to that pet has been limited to outcomes in early childhood.ObjectiveEvaluate the association between lifetime dog and cat exposure and allergic sensitization to the specific animal at age 18...

  4. Plague: infections of companion animals and opportunities for intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Oyston, Petra C. F., Williamson, Diane

  5. Practitioner Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding the Role Animals Play in Human Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath

    Many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of animals in improving patient outcomes, such as their ability to improve cardiovascular health or alleviate depression symptoms. However, little research has been done to evaluate the beliefs of practitioners about the role that animals can...

  6. Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., Hazel, S.

    There is a perception in the scientific and general communities that hospitalized children benefit from visits by animals. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, usually involving dogs, are thus employed in pediatric hospitals....

  7. Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

    | Contributor(s):: Basarajappa, A. D., Rupasi, Tiwari, Rakesh, Roy, Davinder, Singh, Matt, V. T., Devan, Arora

    The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary hospital, Palam, New Delhi, India. From each clinical complex, 50 pet dog owners were selected...

  8. Association between pet ownership and the sensitization to pet allergens in adults with various allergic diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Park, YongBum, Mo, EunKyung, Lee, JaeYoung, Kim, JooHee, Kim, CheolHong, Hyun, InGyu, Choi, JeongHee

  9. Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study

    | Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.

  10. Manifestations of chronic and acute stress in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Beerda, B., Schilder, M. B. H., Hooff, J. A. R. A. M. van, Vries, H. W. de

    In order to evaluate stress responses as potential indicators of poor welfare in dogs, studies dealing with dogs subjected to stressors (noise of up to 3000 Hz at a level of 70, 78 and 87 dB, transport, electric shock) were reviewed. Several sources of misinterpretation have to be considered...

  11. The behavioural, physiological and immunological responses of lambs from two rearing systems and two genotypes to exposure to humans

    | Contributor(s):: Goddard, P. J., Fawcett, A. R., Macdonald, A. J., Reid, H. W.

    96 lambs of 2 genotypes (Scottish Blackface: BF and Texel x (Blue-faced Leicester x Scottish Blackface): T) were studied. From birth to weaning 1 of 2 management regimes was applied: extensive (E), whereby animals were handled as little as possible or semi-intensive (I), in which lambs...

  12. Artificial weaning in sheep: consequences on behavioural, hormonal and immuno-pathological indicators of welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Orgeur, P., Mavric, N., Yvore, P., Bernard, S., Nowak, R., Schaal, B., Levy, F.

    The consequences on animal welfare of 2 weaning procedures currently used for sheep in France: (1) progressive weaning (PROG) with daily separation starting when lambs are 3.5 weeks of age increasing in duration until definitive weaning at 3 months and (2) sudden weaning (SUDD) at 3 months, were...

  13. Evaluation of the acute phase protein haptoglobin as an indicator of herd health in slaughter pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Berg, A. van den, Danuser, J., Frey, J., Regula, G.

    Health is an important aspect of animal welfare, which is difficult to assess at herd level. Clinical examination of individual animals is time-consuming, and most measures of clinical herd health depend significantly on the examiner. Acute phase proteins are produced during inflammatory...