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  1. Good Days and Bad Days: Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life in People With Epilepsy

    Contributor(s):: Wester, V., de Groot, S., Versteegh, M., Kanters, T., Wagner, L., Ardesch, J., Brouwer, W., van Exel, J.

  2. Behavioral Changes in Dogs With Idiopathic Epilepsy Compared to Other Medical Populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Hilary Levitin, Devon Wallis Hague, Kelly C. Ballantyne, Laura E. Selmic

    Anxiety related behaviors have been reported in humans diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy (IE) and such traits may be altered depending on seizure phase. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence and severity of anxiety related behaviors in dogs with IE compared to other medical...

  3. The Untrained Response of Pet Dogs to Human Epileptic Seizures

    | Contributor(s):: Powell, N. A., Ruffell, A., Arnott, G.

    Epilepsy is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening neurological condition which affects approximately 65 million people worldwide. There is currently no reliable and simple early warning seizure-onset device available, which means many people with unstable epilepsy live in fear of...

  4. Is there a profile of spontaneous seizure-alert pet dogs? A survey of French people with epilepsy

    | Contributor(s):: Catala, A., Latour, P., Cousillas, H., Hausberger, M., Grandgeorge, M.

  5. Northern Indiana Service Dogs

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    Northern Indiana Service Dogs provides mobility assistance service dogs, autism service dogs, seizure service dogs, and PTSD service dogs.

  6. Canine detection of volatile organic compounds unique to human epileptic seizure

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    | Contributor(s):: Maa, E., Arnold, J., Ninedorf, K., Olsen, H.

    Objective: Literature accounts of service dogs alerting patients prior to their seizures are a mix of historically poor quality data and confounding diagnoses. In a group of epilepsy patients, Canine Assistants and Florida International University characterized a unique scent combination of...

  7. Seizure-alerting behavior in dogs owned by people experiencing seizures

    | Contributor(s):: Martos Martinez-Caja, A., De Herdt, V., Boon, P., Brandl, U., Cock, H., Parra, J., Perucca, E., Thadani, V., Moons, C. P. H.

  8. Negative effects of epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs on the trainability of dogs with naturally occurring idiopathic epilepsy

    | Contributor(s):: Packer, Rowena M. A., McGreevy, Paul D., Pergande, Amy, Volk, Holger A.

    Epilepsy and anti-epileptic drug (AED) treatment have been found to induce or exacerbate underlying cognitive impairments in people, affecting learning ability, attention and memory. Idiopathic epilepsy (IE) is the most common chronic neurological condition in dogs. Whether IE impairs cognition,...

  9. Service Dogs and Invisible Disabilities | Sarah Meikle | TEDxDeerfield

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Meikle

    Psychiatric service dogs are misunderstood; very few people produce them and there is a desperate need for more people to do so. There are even more people that could benefit from these animals that do not realize that exist--and that they represent a treatment that can often meet needs that no...

  10. Another Tool in the Fight against Epilepsy: Seizure Response Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Hollingsworth, Jan Carter

  11. Bridle Paths

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    Bridle Paths is a nonprofit organization that offers strength, support, and healing to individuals and families through safe, effective, and high-quality equine-assisted activities and therapies. We provide therapeutic horseback riding instruction, equine-assisted learning, and equine-assisted...

  12. Guardian Angels: Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

    Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(C)3 is based in Williston, Florida.  Started in 2010 by Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carol Borden. With her dedicated Board of Directors, employees and volunteers; together, we are unleashing the incredible power of service dogs....

  13. Service Dogs and How They Help Human Beings

    | Contributor(s):: Anna Ercoli Schnitzer

    Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service...

  14. Relationship between the stockperson's attitudes and dairy productivity in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M., Ortega, M., Anderson, T. J., Fukasawa, M., Kawahata, M., Higashiyama, Y., Komatsu, T.

  15. Service Dog Academy

    The Service Dog Academy, located in Waterloo, Illinois a bedroom community just outside of St. Louis Missouri , trains your puppy and adult dog using a combination of online SKYPE sessions and videos in combination with our 4 Day Intensive Diabetic Alert Dog Workshop. This unique combination of...

  16. Canine Support Teams, Inc.

    Founded in 1989, by Carol Roquemore, Canine Support Teams provides service dogs to increase the ability of someone with disabilities to live independently while simultaneously providing loving companionship. Canine Support Teams is a non-profit organization, made possible by the many people who...

  17. Judging the effect of epilepsy-seizure alert dogs on human well-being by a self-administered questionnaire.

    | Contributor(s):: Kersting, Erik, Belényi, Bea, Topál, József, Miklósi, Ádám

  18. Seizure response dogs: evaluation of a formal training program

    | Contributor(s):: Kirton, A., Winter, A., Wirrell, E., Snead, O. C.

  19. Seizure-alert dogs--fact or fiction?

    | Contributor(s):: Strong, V., Brown, S. W., Walker, R.

  20. A critical review of electrical water-bath stun systems for poultry slaughter and recent developments in alternative technologies

    | Contributor(s):: Shields, S. J., Raj, A. B. M.

    Prior to slaughter, most farmed birds move through a constant-voltage, multiple-bird, electrical water-bath stun system. Using this system subjects live birds to stressful and painful shackling, and the potential exists for them to receive prestun electric shocks and induction of seizures while...