Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Cardiac Autonomic Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Randomized-Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Park, I. K., Lee, J. Y., Suk, M. H., Yoo, S., Seo, Y. G., Oh, J. K., Kwon, J. Y.
Equine-assisted therapeutic activities and their influence on the heart rate variability: A systematic review
Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, A., Guerrero-Barona, E., García-Peña, I., Rodríguez-Jiménez, M., Moreno-Manso, J. M.
Effects of Human–Dog Interactions on Salivary Oxytocin Concentrations and Heart Rate Variability: A Four-Condition Cross-Over Trial
Contributor(s):: Powell, Lauren, Edwards, Kate M., Michael, Scott, McGreevy, Paul, Bauman, Adrian, Guastella, Adam J., Drayton, Bradley, Stamatakis, Emmanuel
Dog ownership is often advocated for its potential benefits to human health, with changes to oxytocin and autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity proposed as possible underlying mechanisms. The aims of the current study were to a) examine the effect of two common types of human–dog interactions...
The beneficial effects of horse trekking on autonomic nervous activity in experienced rider with no disability
Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Maruta, H., Tomohiko Iwatake, Takashi Kumagai, Toshihiko Nakanowatari, Koichi Hodate
Hippotherapy acute impact on heart rate variability non-linear dynamics in neurological disorders
Contributor(s):: Cabiddu, R.
Measuring heart rate variability in horses to investigate the autonomic nervous system activity - pros and cons of different methods
Contributor(s):: Stucke, D., Ruse, M. G., Lebelt, D.
Power spectrum analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) may provide insight into the mental state of the animal held in restricted specific experimental conditions. Determining inter-beat-interval (IBI) variations is one way to measure changes in autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity in horses....
Heart rate variability during a working memory task: does touching a dog or person affect the response?
Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Friedmann, E., Stendahl, M., Fisk, A., Coglitore, V.
The presence of a dog has been associated with reduced responses to stressors in several, but not all, previous studies. The presence of a dog has also been related to improved performance on some cognitive tasks. The current study was designed to evaluate the effect of touching a dog on stress...
Effect of dog-walking on autonomic nervous activity in senior citizens.
Contributor(s):: Motooka M, Koike H, Yokoyama T, Kennedy NL
Do audible and ultrasonic sounds of intensities common in animal facilities affect the autonomic nervous system of rodents?
Contributor(s):: Burwell, A. K., Baldwin, A. L.
In animal facilities, noises, often poorly controlled, occur over a wide range of frequencies and intensities. Evidence demonstrates that audible noise and ultrasound have deleterious effects on rodent physiology, but it is not known how they affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS). This study...
Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities
Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.
Usefulness of pet ownership as a modulator of cardiac autonomic imbalance in patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and/or hyperlipidemia
Contributor(s):: Aiba, N., Hotta, K., Yokoyama, M., Wang, G., Tabata, M., Kamiya, K., Shimizu, R., Kamekawa, D., Hoshi, K., Yamaoka-Tojo, M., Masuda, T.
Psychosocial and psychophysiological effects of human-animal interactions: The possible role of oxytocin
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| Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Henri Julius, Kurt Kotrschal
During the last decade it has become more widely accepted that pet ownership and animal assistance in therapy and education may have a multitude of positive effects on humans. Here, we review the evidence from 69 original studies on human-animal interactions (HAI) which met our inclusion...
Assessment of mental stress in warmblood horses: heart rate variability in comparison to heart rate and selected behavioural parameters
| Contributor(s):: Rietmann, T. R., Stuart, A. E. A., Bernasconi, P., Stauffacher, M., Auer, J. A., Weishaupt, M. A.
The aim of the study was to investigate whether heart rate variability (HRV) could assess alterations of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) at different levels of excitement. The behavioural and physiological responses of 20 warmblood horses to a challenging ground exercise task were studied....
Exploratory study of stress-buffering response patterns from interaction with a therapy dog
| Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Knisely, J. S., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M., Pandurangi, A. K.
This exploratory study builds on existing research on the physiological stress response to human-animal interactions in a non-clinical sample of adult dog-owners interacting with their own or an unfamiliar therapy dog under similar conditions. Participants were therapy-dog owners (TDO group; n=5)...