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...
Dolphin-assisted therapy with parental involvement for children with severe disabilities: further evidence for a family-centered theory for effectiveness
Contributor(s):: Stumpf, E., Breitenbach, E.
Dolphin-assisted therapy has frequently been criticized for a lack of empirical results and theoretical foundation. In this study, results from an innovative dolphin-assisted therapy program for children with disabilities are presented. The therapeutic program is based on a sophisticated...
An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department
Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.
Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods
| Contributor(s):: Yam, P. S., Morrison, R., Penpraze, V., Westgarth, C., Ward, D. S., Mutrie, N., Hutchison, P., Young, D., Reilly, J. J.
Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom
| Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.
Hipporehabilitation at the Felin Experimental Farm of the Agricultural University in 2000-2006
| Contributor(s):: Pluta, M.
Breeding for better welfare: genetic goals for broiler chickens and their parents
| Contributor(s):: Dawkins, M. S., Layton, R.
Contact to cat or dog, allergies and parental education
| Contributor(s):: Apfelbacher, C. J., Ollert, M., Ring, J., Behrendt, H., Kramer, U.
Whether or not associations between animal contact and allergy/atopy are homogeneous across social strata has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between animal contact (cat, dog) and allergy/atopy in 6-yr-old school beginners, stratified by parental...
Sentinels of safety: service dogs ensure safety and enhance freedom and well-being for families with autistic children
| Contributor(s):: Burrows, K. E., Adams, C. L., Spiers, J.
Children with autism might display unpredictable and volatile behavior that places them in considerable physical danger and creates stress for the family. Families of autistic children often have limited freedom and experience difficulty with everyday activities. In this qualitative ethology...
All a mother's fault? Transmission of stereotypy in striped mice Rhabdomys
| Contributor(s):: Jones, M., Lierop, M. van, Pillay, N.
Environmentally induced stereotypy is the most common abnormal behaviour in captive animals. However, not all animals housed in identically impoverished environments develop stereotypy, possibly because of differences in genetic predisposition. To investigate the transmission of stereotypy in...
The biology of paternal care in human and nonhuman primates
| Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Duque, Eduardo, Valeggia, Claudia R., Mendoza, Sally P.
Childhood cruelty to animals: do mothers' and fathers' reports agree?
| Contributor(s):: Xu, XiaoYan, Mellor, D., Wong, J.
This study investigates, for the first time, the concordance between mothers' and fathers' reports of cruelty to animals by their child. Seven hundred parental dyads recruited through schools in Chengdu, China, completed the Chinese version of the Children's Attitudes and Behaviors towards...
Development of a questionnaire to assess the impact of atopic dermatitis on health-related quality of life of affected dogs and their owners
| Contributor(s):: Favrot, C., Linek, M., Mueller, R., Zini, E.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic or chronically relapsing human and canine skin disease that is known to affect the quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals. Several studies have been conducted to develop disease-specific questionnaires and assess QoL in parents of children with AD and in...
A pet for the children: factors related to family pet ownership
| Contributor(s):: Fifield, S. J., Forsyth, D. K.
The demographic variables related to pet ownership in New Zealand families of 8-12 -year-olds were investigated. Questionnaire surveys were used to establish data from 312 families of primary school children. Family composition, reasons for pet acquisition, and the advantages and disadvantages of...
Dolphin-assisted therapy: changes in interaction and communication between children with severe disabilities and their caregivers
| Contributor(s):: Breitenbach, E., Stumpf, E., Fersen, L. v, Ebert, H.
The goal of this study was to test if dolphin-assisted therapy could be an effective therapeutic intervention for children with significant social and communication disabilities. Furthermore, it was crucial to determine the relative importance of the dolphin and the parent consultation factors...
Empathic response to animal suffering: societal versus family influence
| Contributor(s):: Fidler, M., Coleman, P., Roberts, A.
Attitudes to animals vary according to social conditions, current philosophies and personal experience. This paper reports the findings from two items which were part of a 21-item questionnaire investigating attitudes to non-pet animals. Participants were drawn equally from three consecutive and...
Part-time fostering by a pair of black and white ruffed lemurs ( Varecia variegata variegata )
| Contributor(s):: Kerridge, F. J.
Studies on the phenogenetics of behaviour in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Krusinskii, L. V.
THE 3 characters studied are (a) "passive defence reaction, " or shyness, T, as shown by tendency to run away at the approach of a stranger, hiding in a corner, dilation of pupils, muscular tetanus; (b) "active defence reaction " or aggressiveness, A [N.B. author uses no symbol] shown by attempt...