Laurie McDuffee's research while affiliated with University of Prince Edward Island and other places

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The aim of this research was to determine the impact of heat stress on cell differentiation in an equine mesenchymal stem cell model (EMSC) through the application of heat stress to primary EMSCs as they progressed through the cell specialization process. A proteomic analysis was performed using mass spectrometry to compare relative protein abundan...
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Therapeutic riding (TR) provides benefits to participants with cognitive and physical disabilities. Horses participating in TR programs are typically selected because of their calm temperament and may not show obvious signs of stress. However, the welfare of horses in TR programs is an important aspect when evaluating the delivery of the program, t...
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Human–horse interactions (HHIs) are diverse and prominent in the equine industry. Stakeholders have an invested interest in making sure that HHIs are humane. Assessment of equine welfare goes beyond physical health and includes assessment of the emotional state of the animal. HHIs can have a permanent effect on human–horse relationships, thereby in...

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... For example, a visual Startle test (abrupt opening of an umbrella near the horse) was used as an acute stressor to activate autonomic reaction, and significant changes in the frequency indices of HRV were found [22]. Other studies evaluated stress and temperamental traits in horses [5,[23][24][25]. Physical effort was reported to affect HRV [25,26], reducing the specificity of the tool for stress assessment. ...