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  1. Staying fit with limb loss: amputees share their routines

    Contributor(s):: McNutt, S.

  2. The impact of animal-assisted therapy on patient ambulation: a feasibility study

    Contributor(s):: Bode, R. K., Costa, B. R., Frey, J. B.

  3. Regular dog-walking improves physical capacity in elderly patients after myocardial infarction

    Contributor(s):: Ruzic, A., Miletic, B., Ruzic, T., Persic, V., Laskarin, G.

  4. [The solution against inactivity in dialyzed patients: walk the dog. Gentle joke or opportunity to reflect on our changing world?]

    Contributor(s):: Piccoli, G. B.

  5. Walking dogs: why it makes a difference & how to make it work

    Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D.

  6. 'I'm just a'-walking the dog': Correlates of regular dog walking

    Contributor(s):: Christian, Hayley, Giles-Corti, Billie, Knuiman, Matthew

  7. Understanding dog owners' increased levels of physical activity: Results from RESIDE

    Contributor(s):: Cutt, Hayley, Giles-Corti, Billie, Knuiman, Matthew, Timperio, Anna, Bull, Fiona

  8. Effectiveness of a rehabilitation dog in fostering gait retraining for adults with a recent stroke: A multiple single-case study

    Contributor(s):: Rondeau, Lynda, Corriveau, Hélène, Bier, Nathalie, Camden, Chantal, Champagne, Noël, Dion, Chantale

  9. Physical activity behavior of dog owners: development and reliability of the Dogs and Physical Activity (DAPA) tool

    Contributor(s):: Cutt, H. E., Giles-Corti, B., Knuiman, M. W., Pikora, T. J.

  10. Motion parameter instrumental examination possibilities of therapeutic horses

    Contributor(s):: Palinkas, J., Szabo, I. A., Soha, F. R., Bagi, A., Csernatony, Z.

    The knowledge of motion parameters of horses is significant not only in veterinary practice, but also in equine assisted activities. According to the presently accepted hypothesis, during therapeutic horseback riding the impulse coming from the back of the horse moves the pelvis of the rider...

  11. The seeing eye in Morristown

    Contributor(s):: Sherk, H. H.

  12. Barriers and motivators for owners walking their dog: results from qualitative research

    Contributor(s):: Cutt, H. E., Giles-Corti, B., Wood, L. J., Knuiman, M. W., Burke, V.

  13. Defaecation behaviour of dairy cows housed in straw yards or cubicle systems

    Contributor(s):: Whistance, L. K., Arney, D. R., Sinclair, L. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Cattle are traditionally thought to show little or no faeces avoidance behaviour. Management practices that prevent contact between housed cattle and their faeces are often restrictive in nature and can affect other unrelated behavioural patterns. This study looked at the range of sequences of...

  14. Distance traveled by free-ranging supplemented and non-supplemented lactating and non-lactating cows

    Contributor(s):: Rouda, R. R., Anderson, D. M., Murray, L. W., Smith, J. N.

    Daily travel of protein supplemented and non-supplemented lactating and non-lactating mature (>4 yr of age) Santa Gertrudis X Hereford and Hereford X Santa Gertrudis crossbred cows was estimated between 29 May and 18 Aug. 1986. The study was conducted on semi-desert rangeland in S.-Central New...

  15. Influence of floor type on the locomotion of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Telezhenko, E., Bergsten, C.

    Locomotion in 36 cows was tested on five different surfaces: solid and slatted concrete with and without 20 mm thick elastic (KENReg.) rubber mats and wet, compressed sand (as an example of a natural, yielding surface). The friction of the floors was measured and a trackway measurement system...

  16. Validation of two measures of lameness in dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Rushen, J., Pombourcq, E., Passille, A. M. de

    To validate two methods for detecting lameness in cows, we gait scored lame and healthy lactating cows while walking and measured the percent of weight placed on each leg while standing, before and after injections of a local anaesthetic. Before injection, healthy cows had lower gait scores than...

  17. A preliminary study on the effects of limited access to an exercise pen on stereotypic pacing in circus tigers

    Contributor(s):: Nevill, C. H., Friend, T. H.

    The effects of 0, 20, and 40 min of free time in an exercise pen on pacing in circus tigers were investigated using three tigers traveling with two separate circuses (six tigers total). Each cat was subjected to each treatment at daily intervals following a Latin Square design and, except for...

  18. Behavioural correlation of heart rate changes in family dogs

    Contributor(s):: Maros, K., Doka, A., Miklosi, A.

    Fourteen dogs (7 males and 7 females) were tested for their heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) responses in different activities and environmental challenges while their movement was controlled. First, we wanted to compare the dogs' cardiac responses in different body positions...

  19. Evaluation and comparison of four methods of ranking horses based on reactivity

    Contributor(s):: McCall, C. A., Hall, S., McElhenney, W. H., Cummins, K. A.

    Four methods of ranking horses on reactivity were evaluated and compared: isolation from conspecifics, presentation of a static novel stimulus, traversing a novel stimulus in a runway (isolation, novel stimulus and runway tests, respectively) and assigning subjective emotionality scores. In all...

  20. The influence of human posture and movement on the approach and escape behaviour of weanling pigs

    Contributor(s):: Miura, A., Tanida, H., Tanaka, T., Yoshimoto, T.

    This study examined the influence of human posture and movement on the behaviour of pigs. Thirty-six 3-week-old crossbred (DurocxLarge White) weanling pigs from 5 litters were used. In order to identify the main cues that pigs use when interacting with humans, several tests were conducted....