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  1. Perceptions of animals in primary school children

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    | Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Clara Vasconcelos, Isilda Rodrigues

    This study aimed to verify the perceptions of animals in 88 children, aged between 8 and 10, attending the 3rd and 4th years in primary school. To this end, a questionnaire was applied, with a seven point like/dislike scale for twenty five animals also inquiring about the reasons for the...

  2. Can hippotherapy make a difference in the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy? A pragmatic study

    | Contributor(s):: Silkwood-Sherer, D. J., McGibbon, N. H.

  3. Dogs, kids, and cancer: how dogs are helping

    | Contributor(s):: Palmer, W. J.

    2022Veterinary Practice News34238-381528-6398EnglishHolly Springs, N.C., USA.text

  4. Strategies to perform magnetic resonance imaging in infants and young children without sedation

    | Contributor(s):: Harrington, S. G., Jaimes, C., Weagle, K. M., Greer, M. C., Gee, M. S.

    Given the increasing use of MRI in the pediatric population, the need for sedation in MRI performed in young children is a topic of growing importance. Although sedation is generally tolerated well by children, the financial and operational impacts of anesthesia on MRI workflow, as well as...

  5. Family Member, Best Friend, Child or 'Just' a Pet, Owners' Relationship Perceptions and Consequences for Their Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Bouma, E. M. C., Reijgwart, M. L., Dijkstra, A.

    Describing the relationship with one's cat in human terms might reflect an underlying anthropomorphic view of the relationship which might be associated with an owner's behavior towards their cat and the cat's living environment. Owners self-categorized the relationship with their cat...

  6. Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...

  7. Exploratory study of fecal cortisol, weight, and behavior as measures of stress and welfare in shelter cats during assimilation into families of children with autism spectrum disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K., Johnson, R. A., Koch, C. S., Lyons, L. A., Wang, Z., Bibbo, J., Cheak-Zamora, N.

    Background: Cats are a common companion animal (CA) in US households, and many live in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence of ASD is one in 54, and many children have behavior challenges as well as their diagnostic communication disorders. Objective:...

  8. A systematic review of dog-assisted therapy in children with behavioural and developmental disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Hüsgen, Candela J., Peters-Scheffer, Nienke C., Didden, Robert

    ObjectivesAnimal-assisted therapy with dogs is regularly used in children with behavioural and developmental disorders. Aims of this systematic review were threefold: to analyse the methodological quality of studies on dog-assisted therapy (DAT) for children with behavioural and developmental...

  9. “Rabbit Rescuers”: A School-Based Animal Welfare Education Intervention for Young Children

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Joanne M., Cardoso, Mayra Padilla, Zumaglini, Silvia, Finney, Amy L., Knoll, Monja A.

  10. Physical therapy with hippotherapy compared to physical therapy alone in children with cerebral palsy: Systematic review and meta‐analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Santos de Assis, Gustavo, Schlichting, Tatiane, Rodrigues Mateus, Beatriz, Gomes Lemos, Alana, dos Santos, Adriana Neves

  11. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care

    | Contributor(s):: Quintal, V., Reis-Pina, P.

  12. The Effect of a Dog Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Ability and Motivation of Children with Dyslexia

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    | Contributor(s):: Leilani B. Goodmon, Pippa R. Burnett, Renee Pack, Rebecca Powell

    Dog assisted reading programs have been shown to improve children’s reading skills and attitudes toward reading (Kirnan et al., 2016; Levinson et al., 2017; Linder et al., 2018) and on-task behavior in children who struggle with reading (Bassette & Taber-Doughty, 2013). The purpose of...

  13. Pet Ownership, Child Anxiety, Child Physical Activity and Mother's Perception of Children's Health Status

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    | Contributor(s):: Noel David Castro, Eric W. Lindsey

    This study examined possible connections between pet ownership and children’s health status, as mediated by children’s anxiety and physical activity. A total of 134 mothers with a preschool age child participated in the study. Mothers completed a demographic survey, responded to...

  14. People. Animals. Love. (PAL)

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    PAL's mission is to use the human-animal bond to comfort the lonely, ease the pain of the sick and enrich the world of children.

  15. Puppy Prodigies

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    We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...

  16. Donkey Ownership Provides a Range of Income Benefits to the Livelihoods of Rural Households in Northern Ghana

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    | Contributor(s):: Maggs, H. C., Ainslie, A., Bennett, R. M.

    Donkeys provide important resources and benefits for millions of people worldwide. However, global donkey populations are under increasing pressure from the growing demand for a traditional Chinese medicine, e'jiao, made from donkey-skin. The objective of this reflexive, qualitative...

  17. Physical therapy treatments incorporating equine movement: a pilot study exploring interactions between children with cerebral palsy and the horse

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    | Contributor(s):: Lightsey, P., Lee, Y., Krenek, N., Hur, P.

    BACKGROUND: Physical therapy treatments incorporating equine movement are recognized as an effective tool to treat functional mobility and balance in children with cerebral palsy (CP). To date, only a few studies examined kinematic outputs of the horses and children when mounted. In this pilot...

  18. Equine-assisted activities and therapies in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Pérez-Gómez, J., Amigo-Gamero, H., Collado-Mateo, D., Barrios-Fernandez, S., Muñoz-Bermejo, L., Garcia-Gordillo, MÁ, Carlos-Vivas, J., Adsuar, J. C.

  19. Hippotherapy and life habits with children with motor deficit and neurodevelopmental impairment: A pilot survey of parents

    | Contributor(s):: Potvin-Bélanger, A., Freeman, A., Vincent, C.

  20. The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School

    | Contributor(s):: Norwood, M. F., Lakhani, A., Maujean, A., Downes, M., Fullagar, S., Barber, B. L., Kendall, E.