The Effect of Weight Carried and Time Ridden on Back Pain in Horses Ridden During Horse Shows as Determined by Pressure Algometry
| Contributor(s):: Meghan Louise Mothershead
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of weight carried (rider + tack) on back pain in horses used in riding classes and a series of intercollegiate horse shows. Sixteen school horses (431-649 kg) were ridden consistently over a semester. Cross sectional images were used to...
Chubby puppies and fat cats: Gendered deviance through overweight pets
| Contributor(s):: Craven, Nena Sechler
Pet ownership to weight status: a path analysis
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Kingsley Casey
Research suggests that a multidimensional approach to obesity that addresses physiological, psychological, social, and environmental factors is optimal. Stress and self-esteem, as well as eating and exercise behaviors have been named as important factors in obesity. Curiously, although pets have...