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Say "Neigh" to Abuse: On the Treatment of Horses and Mules in the Civil War
Contributor(s):: Anika N. Jensen
The stuffed head of Old Baldy, General George Meade’s favorite horse, can be found mounted on the wall of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in Philadelphia. General Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveler, received gifts and international adoration even after the war’s end, and...
Biophilia: the Therapeutic Value of Animals in the Treatment of Depression
Contributor(s):: Christian Antonioli
Background: To date there has been limited evidence on the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This thesis comprises two studies: A randomized, single blind, controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of animal facilitated therapy (AFT) in the treatment of depression (study...
The effects of pets on schizophrenics in a day treatment program
Contributor(s):: Carol Lynne Eyster
In an effort to record the therapeutic effects of animals, three rabbits were introduced into a group therapy setting. Eight subjects (two female, six male) having the diagnosis of schizophrenia, chronic type and participating in a day treatment program were observed by four trained observers....
Pet animals as socializing catalysts in geriatrics: An experiment in non-verbal communication therapy
Contributor(s):: Corson, Samuel A., Corson, Elizabeth O'Leary, Levi, Lennart
Review of 'Tails of recovery: Addicts and the pets who love them'
Contributor(s):: Tartagliano, Nick
Reviews the book, "Tails of recovery: Addicts and the pets who love them" by Nancy A. Schenck (see record 2009-08119-000). This book is a random act of kindness in the sense that most of what is published in the addiction field is scientifically top-heavy and often falls short when it comes to...
Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission from human to canine
Contributor(s):: P.C. Erwin, B.A. Bemis, D. Mawby, S.B. McCombs, L.L. Sheeler, I.M. Himelright, S.K. Halford, L. Diem, B. Metchock, T.F. Jones, M.G. Schilling, B.V. Thomsen
A 71-year-old woman from Tennessee, USA with a 3-week history of a productive, nonbloody cough was evaluated. Chest radiograph showed infiltrates and atelectasis in the upper lobe of the right lung. A tuberculosis (TB) skin test resulted in a 14-mm area of induration. Sputum stained positive for...
Blending native American spirituality with individual psychology in work with children
Contributor(s):: Hunter, Darline, Sawyer, Cheryl
Pet ownership predicts adherence to cardiovascular rehabilitation
Contributor(s):: Herrald, Mary M., Tomaka, Joe, Medina, Amanda Y.
Animal-assisted interventions research: Issues and answers
Contributor(s):: Johnson, Rebecca A., Odentaal, Johannes S. J., Meadows, Richard L.
The therapeutic utilization of canines in a child welfare setting
Contributor(s):: Gonski, Yvonne A.
Utilization of animals as therapeutic adjuncts with children and youth: A review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Mallon, Gerald P.
Intercat aggression: a retrospective study examining types of aggression, sexes of fighting pairs, and effectiveness of treatment
Contributor(s):: Lindell, E. M., Erb, H. N., Houpt, K. A.
48 cases of intercat aggression, presented to the Animal Behaviour Clinic at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University between 1988 and 1994, were examined retrospectively. Clients were contacted by telephone so that the outcome of the treatment programme could be...
Treating canine and feline behaviour problems and advising clients
Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.
In this introductory paper, pet behaviour counselling and therapy is considered. A case is made for cooperation between veterinarians and trained pet behaviour advisors and for qualification of professionals working in the field. The general causes of behaviour problems, as well as general...
Treatment of separation anxiety in dogs with clomipramine: results from a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter clinical trial
Contributor(s):: King, J. N., Simpson, B. S., Overall, K. L., Appleby, D., Pageat, P., Ross, C., Chaurand, J. P., Heath, S., Beata, C., Weiss, A. B., Muller, G., Paris, T., Bataille, B. G., Parker, J., Petit, S., Wren, J.
The efficacy and tolerability of clomipramine in the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs was tested in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, international multicentre clinical trial. For a diagnosis of separation anxiety, dogs had to exhibit at least one...
Urine spraying in cats: presence of concurrent disease and effects of a pheromone treatment
Contributor(s):: Frank, D. F., Erb, H. N., Houpt, K. A.
34 spraying cats, belonging to 24 households, had a complete physical examination, complete blood count (CBC), blood biochemistry panel, urinalysis, urine culture, urine cortisol:creatinine analysis and abdominal radiographs. Diagnostic procedures revealed some abnormalities and/or crystalluria...
Children and pet loss
Contributor(s):: Butler, Carolyn L., Lagoni, Laurel S.
Fears in companion dogs: Characteristics and treatment
Contributor(s):: Hothersall, David, Tuber, David S.
Rx: A dog
Contributor(s):: Slovenko, Ralph
The Delta Society Invitational Conference for Research on the Interactions of Animals and People: An overview
Contributor(s):: Zeglen, Marie E., Lee, Ronnal G., Brudvik, Ann
Understanding and healing animals