Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction (MU)
The Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction is designed to research and promote the science of human-animal interaction (HAI), document evidence demonstrating Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) as a beneficial form of complementary therapy, and further the understanding and value of the relationship between humans and animals.
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(2010-03)Given the large proportion of households that include pets, this is perhaps a most important time to consider human-companion animal interaction as a vehicle to facilitate One Health (human-animal health). The potential ...
(2010-03)Background: Several million dogs are euthanized in animal shelters annually after multiple relinquishment reasons (Scarlett, 2002; Salman, 1998; New, 2000 & Kass, 2001). Gains in pet adoptions are happening via shelter ...
(2010-04)Background: Obesity rates in older adults are linked with the national problem of limited physical activity (PA), resulting in chronic illness. Obesity-related illness and functional loss require innovative interventions. ...