Human-Animal Bond

Human-Animal Bond Expert Shares How Service Dogs Do the World a Great Service

Friday, October 2nd, 2020 - The kick-off event for the 2020 virtual Purdue Veterinary Conference featured an intriguing look at the life of service dogs. Held Tuesday, September 22, the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture featured a Zoom presentation by Dr. Zenithson Ng, clinical associate professor of canine and feline primary care at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. The talk, which was open to the public, provided a unique glimpse into the life of a service dog and revealed ways people can help ensure the welfare of these animals.

Upcoming Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture Spotlights Service Dogs and Welfare Considerations

Friday, August 28th, 2020 - Dr. Zenithson Ng will provide a unique glimpse into the life of a service dog and reveal opportunities for stakeholders to assure the welfare of these animals when he gives the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture during the virtual Purdue Veterinary Conference Tuesday, September 22.

PVM Study Finds That Disrupting Anxiety is PTSD Service Dog’s Most Important Task for Veterans

Friday, July 31st, 2020 - Science has shown that service dogs can benefit some veterans with PTSD. But the exact role service dogs play in the day-to-day lives of veterans – and the helpfulness of the tasks they perform – is less known. A recent study led by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shows what trained tasks service dogs perform the most often and which ones are the most helpful to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The study found that the task of disrupting episodes of anxiety ranked among the most important and most often used.

Your pets are stressed out, too

Friday, May 29th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is creating emotional stress and anxiety for humans – but chances are, their furry companions are likely feeling the same way. Dr. Niwako Ogata, an associate professor of veterinary behavior medicine in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, says pets could be feeling secondhand anxiety from their owners who are coping with lifestyle...

So You’re Working from Home with Your Pet? Tips for Managing your “Fur-workers”

Friday, April 10th, 2020 - Dr. Candace Croney, who holds a joint appointment in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture as professor of animal behavior and well-being and professor of animal sciences, is used to sharing her workspace with companion animals. The same cannot be said for millions of Americans now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Croney offers some thoughts about benefitting from and adjusting to new “fur workers.”

OHAIRE Research Group Highlights Benefits of Social Distancing with Pets

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 - As the coronavirus pandemic is forcing people all over the world to practice social distancing and stay home – some of their housemates might be making the transition easier: their pets. Scholars with the Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education (OHAIRE) in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine have expertise regarding the support and stress relief that pets are able to provide during challenging times, especially like the present circumstances.

PVM Graduate Students Stand Out at Health and Disease Poster Session

Friday, March 27th, 2020 - When Purdue University hosted the seventh annual “Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy Research Poster Session” just before Spring Break, Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate students showed-up in force. Held March 5 in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom, the event offered cash prizes for the top three posters in each of six categories and PVM participants claimed three of the awards.

Can your pet help you cope during social distancing? Science says yes.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 - WHAT: The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people all over the world to practice social distancing and stay home – but some of their housemates might be making the transition easier: their pets. Researchers at the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine say pets can provide a source of social support during stressful times...

Can You Feel the Love: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 - We’ve all heard the saying “dog is a man’s best friend” but what does science say about our bond with animals? Studies show that our pets and service animals can increase connection between humans by improving mental, social and emotional functioning. In this episode, Kerri Rodriguez, a Ph.D. candidate at the Purdue University Center for...

The Human-Animal Bond and Mental Health of Veterinarians is Topic of PVM Sponsored Lecture at VMX

Friday, January 24th, 2020 - Attendees at the VMX national veterinary conference in Orlando, Fla., had an opportunity to learn about correlations between the human-animal bond and mental health issues facing the veterinary medical profession during a special lecture co-sponsored by Purdue Veterinary Medicine and Elanco Animal Health.

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