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Szabo, D., Gee, N., Miklosi, A. Natural or pathologic? Discrepancies in the study of behavioural and cognitive signs in aging family dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior. 2016; 11: 86-98.

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Anderson KA, Lord LK, Hill LN, McCune S. Fostering the human-animal bond for older adults: Challenges and opportunities. Activities, Adaptation and Aging. 2015:39(1-2):32-42.

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Butterwick, RF. Impact of nutrition on ageing the process. Bridging the Gap: the animal perspective. British Journal of Nutrition. 2015:113(S1):23-25.

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Dewhirst FE, Klein EA, Bennett M-L, Croft JM, Harris SJ, Marshall-Jones ZV. The feline oral microbiome: A provisional 16S rRNA gene based taxonomy with full-length reference sequences. Veterinary Microbiology.2015:175(2-4):294-303

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Ellis AD, Fell M, Luck K, Gill L, Owen H, Briars H, Barfoot C, Harris P. Effect of forage presentation on feed intake behaviour in stabled horses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 2015:165:88-94

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Friedmann E, Galik E, Thomas SA, Hall PS, Chung SY, McCune S. Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for improving functional status in assisted living residents with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. 2015:30(3):276-289

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O'Brine TM, Vrtělová J, Snellgrove DL, Davies SJ, Sloman KA. Growth, oxygen consumption, and behavioral responses of danio rerio to variation in dietary protein and lipid levels. Zebrafish. 2015:12(4):296-304

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The Social Neuroscience of Human-Animal Interaction

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Edited by: Lisa S. Freund, Sandra McCune, Layla Esposito, Nancy R. Gee, Peggy McCardle
ISBN: 978-1-4338-2176-9
Published By: American Psychological Association Books
Publication Date: 15/02/16

Back cover Synopsis: An international and cross-disciplinary group of authors seek to understand human-animal interaction (HAI) by applying research in the neurobiology and genetics that underlie human social functioning. Chapters examine HAI from evolutionary and developmental perspectives, and weigh the implications of HAI research for animal welfare. Clinical applications include animal-assisted therapies for people with disabilities, acute or chronic health conditions, and social or emotional difficulty.

Intended for researchers in social neuroscience and HAI as well as clinicians, teachers and animal-rights activists, and anyone interested in how and why animals affect us the way they do. 

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Animals in Our Lives


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Human Animal Interaction Book

Edited By: Peggy McCardle, Sandra McCune, James A Griffin, Layla Esposito, Lisa S Freund.
ISBN: 978-1-59857-157-8
Published By: Brookes Publishing Co
Publication Date: 2011

Back cover synopsis: An essential research volume for anyone interested in the impact of animal therapies and interactions on child health and development.
Whether used as a text or as a reference for researchers and decision makers (or as a source of information for pet owners and parents), this book will help readers take the first important steps toward ethical, evidence-based HAI practices that really improve child outcomes.

The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for Pets & People: Evidence & Case Studies


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Edited by: Rebecca A Johnson, Alan M. Beck, Sandra McCune
ISBN: 978-1-55753-582-5
Published By: Purdue University Press
Publication Date: 25/10/2011

Back cover Synopsis: Originating from a special 2009 symposium funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and Mars-Waltham©, the book assesses how human-animal interaction might help address the obesity epidemic. The volume will be especially valuable as a sourcebook of evidence-based studies for public health professionals treating overweight humans and veterinarians treating obese dogs.

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How Animals Affect Us


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How Animals Affect Us: front cover

Edited by: Peggy McCardle, PhD, MPH; Sandra McCune, PhD; James A. Griffin, PhD; and Valerie Maholmes, PhD, CAS
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0865-4
Published By: American Psychological Association
Publication Date: October 2010

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Separating evidence from anecdotes, the authors form a solid evidence base for the therapeutic use of animals; from guide dogs and assistance animals to the inclusion of animals during psychotherapy. With its interdisciplinary approach, this book will appeal to a wide range of researchers and practitioners interested in the health impact of human-animal interaction.

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