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Evaluation of environment and a feline facial pheromone analogue on physiologic and behavioral measures in cats

Published on Feb 1, 2017in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery1.58
· DOI :10.1177/1098612X15621107
Laura Mc Conti1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Tatiana Champion1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Sewanee: The University of the South)
+ 6 AuthorsViviane Raposo Fortunato1
Estimated H-index: 1
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ObjectivesThis study assessed behavioral and physiologic stress parameters in cats placed in two environments: home and the veterinary hospital. With a widely used scale, several parameters were assessed, including respiratory rate (RR), heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), vagosympathetic responses using calculated intervals (heart rate variability [HRV]10, HRV20 and vasovagal tonus index [VVTI]) and ‘stress attitude’, such as struggling, vocalization and agitation during handling. In addition, we evaluated whether a feline facial pheromone analogue (FFPA) had an effect on any of these measures in either environment.MethodsUsing a placebo and a pheromone substance, we evaluated 30 adult and healthy cats at home and in veterinary hospitals. Statistical analyses were performed using the Shapiro–Wilk, Kruskal–Wallis, and Dunn or ANOVA and Tukey tests, as well as Spearman’s correlation (P <0.05).ResultsWe found that exposure to FFPA did not reduce the effects of stress. Some parameters presented d...
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Published on Nov 1, 2018in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine2.29
Mark J. Acierno12
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(MWU: Midwestern University),
Scott A. Brown33
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(UGA: University of Georgia)
+ 4 AuthorsHarriet M. Syme27
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(RVC: Royal Veterinary College)
Franziska Kuhne5
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(University of Giessen),
Johanna C. Hößler3
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(FU: Free University of Berlin),
Rainer Struwe4
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(FU: Free University of Berlin)
Abstract Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from direct human–animal interaction. For pet dogs, the manner in which they obtain and respond to petting and hugs could interfere with the development of a pleasant human–dog companionship. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate cardiovascular responses by dogs to physical human–dog ...
Published on Oct 1, 2011in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery1.58
Jessica M Quimby14
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(CSU: Colorado State University),
Melissa L Smith1
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(CSU: Colorado State University),
Katharine F. Lunn7
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(CSU: Colorado State University)
Physiologic parameters such as blood pressure, rectal temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate are an important part of the medical assessment of a patient. However, these factors can potentially be affected by stress. The purpose of this study was to compare physiologic parameter data gathered from cats in the home environment with those gathered in a veterinary hospital. Thirty healthy cats were evaluated both at home and at Colorado State University's Veterinary Medical Center. Doppler s...
Published on Jun 1, 2011in Applied Animal Behaviour Science1.82
Tazuko Iki1
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(LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich),
Frank Ahrens5
Estimated H-index: 5
(LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
+ 2 AuthorsMichael Erhard15
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(LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
Abstract There is a growing need for an easy assessment of stress levels in cats in order to more effectively diagnose, distinguish and treat stress-related disorders or behavioural problems. Therefore, we investigated which behavioural changes might be associated with an adrenocortical response to an acute stress or (spray bath) and in which magnitude this response depends on the temperament of the cat. A feline temperament profile (FTP), which assesses the behavioural responses of cats in diff...
Published on May 1, 2011in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery1.58
Ilona Rodan14
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Eliza Sundahl3
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+ 5 AuthorsSophia Yin1
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Background The number of pet cats is increasing in most countries, often outnumbering pet dogs, yet cats receive less veterinary care than their canine counterparts.1 Clients state the difficulty of getting the cat into a carrier at home, driving to the clinic, and dealing with the fearful cat at the veterinary clinic as reasons for fewer visits.2 Educating and preparing the client and the veterinary team with regard to respectful feline handling is necessary in order to avoid stress and accompl...
Published on Mar 1, 2011in Physiology & Behavior2.63
P. Marchei2
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(Autonomous University of Barcelona),
Silvana Diverio7
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+ 3 AuthorsX. Manteca28
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(Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Abstract In a previous experiment, the behaviour of Oriental/Siamese/Abyssinian (OSA) kittens was compared with that of Norwegian Forest kittens (NFO) in a repeated Open Field Test (OFT), and significant differences emerged. To further investigate such variations, we analyzed kittens' responses to a potentially threatening object (TO) during the OFT. It was a metal spring enveloped in a cotton case suddenly bouncing out of the cylinder after the first 6 min of OFT exposure, and the test lasted 6...
Published on Jun 1, 2009in Journal of Veterinary Cardiology0.94
Sofia Hanås6
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Anna Tidholm20
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+ 1 AuthorsBodil Ström Holst11
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(SLU: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Abstract Objective To determine the heart rate, rhythm, number of ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) and atrial premature complexes (APCs) in unsedated cats using Holter monitoring. Animals, materials and methods Twenty-three healthy client owned cats were used. Clinical examination, blood pressure measurements, echocardiographic examination and serum biochemical analysis were performed. A lightweight Holter was used in the home environment. Results Three-lead electrocardiographic registrati...
Published on Dec 1, 2008in Research in Veterinary Science1.75
L.I. Slingerland6
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(UU: Utrecht University),
J.H. Robben11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UU: Utrecht University)
+ 1 AuthorsH.S. Kooistra30
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(UU: Utrecht University)
Abstract Continuous direct measurement of feline arterial blood pressure (ABP) was carried out via a modified method with percutaneous, ultrasound guided catheterization of the common carotid artery. In 21 healthy, conscious cats the ABP was measured during rest, alertness and activity. Furthermore, the ABP response to being petted by familiar and unfamiliar persons was assessed. Linear mixed modelling revealed that the mean blood pressure (MBP) in resting cats (114.6 mmHg) was lower ( P P P = 0...
Published on May 1, 2007in Behavior Research Methods4.06
Franz Faul16
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(CAU: University of Kiel),
Edgar Erdfelder27
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(UMA: University of Mannheim)
+ 1 AuthorsAxel Buchner29
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(HHU: University of Düsseldorf)
G*Power (Erdfelder, Faul, & Buchner, 1996) was designed as a general stand-alone power analysis program for statistical tests commonly used in social and behavioral research. G*Power 3 is a major extension of, and improvement over, the previous versions. It runs on widely used computer platforms (i.e., Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.4) and covers many different statistical tests of thet, F, and χ2 test families. In addition, it includes power analyses forz tests and some exact tests....
Roberta Carareto10
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(UNESP: Sao Paulo State University),
Marlos Gonçalves Sousa10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UNESP: Sao Paulo State University)
+ 2 AuthorsAparecido Antonio Camacho11
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(UNESP: Sao Paulo State University)
The effects of propofol and sufentanil on cardiac sympathetic and parasympathetic balance were studied, in order to evaluate if sufentanil plays a role in this balance. The heart rate variability of 12 adult dogs was assessed, after premedication with acepromazine and anesthetized with propofol and three different doses of sufentanil, ranging from 0.025 to 0.1µg/kg/min. Electrocardiograms were recorded 15 minutes after premedication and 15, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after anesthetic induction....
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Published on May 1, 2018in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery1.58
John W.S. Bradshaw20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UoB: University of Bristol)
Practical relevance:Cats are descended from a solitary, territorial ancestor, and while domestication has reduced their inherited tendency to be antagonistic towards all animals larger than their typical prey, they still place more reliance on the security of their territory than on psychological attachments to people or other cats, the exact opposite to dogs. Many feline problem behaviours stem from perceived threats to this security, often due to conflicts with other cats. Others are more deve...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in BMC Veterinary Research1.79
Sebastiaan M. Bol6
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Jana Caspers1
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(Braunschweig University of Technology)
+ 5 AuthorsEvelien M. Bunnik19
Estimated H-index: 19
Abstract Background Olfactory stimulation is an often overlooked method of environmental enrichment for cats in captivity. The best known example of olfactory enrichment is the use of catnip, a plant that can cause an apparently euphoric reaction in domestic cats and most of the Pantherinae . It has long been known that some domestic cats and most tigers do not respond to catnip. Although many anecdotes exist of other plants with similar effects, data are lacking about the number of cats that re...
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