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  1. The role of animal-assisted therapy in initial psychotherapy sessions with adolescents

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Erin B. Stromberg

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is defined as "a goal directed intervention in which an animal, meeting specific criteria, is an integral part of the treatment process" (Nebbe, 1995, p. 40). Since its first introduction into the scientific community in the 1960s, AAT has grown in both...

  2. Being with Bees: An Anthropological Study on Human-Animal Relations in Southern Beekeeping

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kori Nadine Armstrong

    This thesis investigates the complex and dynamic communicative relationship between beekeepers and their managed honey bee colonies, providing insight into the relationship between bees, their stewards, and the interface between nature and culture. It also helps unravel the ways in which this...

  3. The Dog in Roman Peasant Life

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kyle deSandes-Moyer

    Dogs have been a part of civilization for thousands of years and have maintained one of the closest animal relationships with humans that exist today. The following research seeks to understand this connection during antiquity. This study answers the question of what roles the dog filled during...

  4. Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program

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    Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is a not-for-profit organization founded by Eileen Van Houten in 1991 that provides equine assisted activities and therapy to children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. Students who participate...

  5. Dayspring Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    Dayspring Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a registered non-profit 501(c) organisation. Each and every one of our riders offers something unique and contribute their own flair to what makes Dayspring so special. As our programs are designed to benefit individuals with a wide variety of...

  6. Development of a Dog-Assisted Activity Program in an Elementary Classroom

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cinzia Correale, Lara Crescimbene, Marta Borgi, Francesca Cirulli

    Here we describe a pilot Dog-Assisted Activity program that was designed to improve wellbeing and social integration in a multi-cultural elementary classroom in which some episodes of bullying had been reported. We developed a 5-encounters protocol with the aim of introducing pet dogs into the...

  7. Compadres Therapy, Inc.

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    The Compadres Therapy, Inc. Board of Directors and staff believe in teaming together with health and educational professionals and animals to explore the healing and educational effect of the human/animal bond. ´╗┐Compadres Therapy, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that offers custom built equine...

  8. Oxytocin and Cortisol Levels in Dog Owners and Their Dogs Are Associated with Behavioral Patterns: An Exploratory Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maria Petersson, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Anne Nilsson, Lise-Lotte Gustafson, Eva Hydbring-Sandberg, Linda Handlin

    We have previously shown that dog–owner interaction results in increasing oxytocin levels in owners and dogs, decreasing cortisol levels in owners but increasing cortisol levels in dogs. The present study aimed to further investigate whether oxytocin and cortisol levels in the previously...

  9. Zoo agent's measure in applying the five freedoms principles for animal welfare

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Argyo Demartoto, Robertus Bellarminus Soemanto, Siti Zunariyah

    Background: Animal welfare should be prioritized not only for the animal's life sustainability but also for supporting the sustainability of living organism's life on the earth. However, Indonesian people have not understood it yet, thereby still treating animals arbitrarily and...

  10. Social rivalry triggers visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorders

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marine Grandgeorge, Yentl Gautier, Pauline Brugaillères, Inès Tiercelin, Carole Jacq, Marie-Claude Lebret, Martine Hausberger

    Visual social attention is central to social functioning and learning and may act as a reinforcer. Social rivalry, which occurs when an individual is excluded from dyadic interactions, can promote interspecific learning by triggering attention. We applied it to an animal-assisted intervention,...

  11. Campfire Creek

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    Established in 2005, Emily Oliver answered the call to provide a therapeutic horseback riding center in the Ellis County area.  Set in the beautiful, rolling landscape of south Waxahachie, Campfire Creek offers a quiet country atmosphere to its participants and equine therapists. Since its...

  12. Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Equine assisted activities help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well being. Founded in 1995, Riverwood is a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation serving 120 individuals weekly. We are a PATH Intl. (Professional Association of...

  13. Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Karen Elizabeth Krob

    Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...

  14. Prancing Horse

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    Prancing Horse Inc. is a PATH Premier Accredited therapeutic riding center that provides a needed service to persons in the Sandhills NC area. We have been headquartered in Moore County, NC for the past 30 years, providing service to our local communities. Our active board members and motivated...

  15. Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Human Directed Social Behavior in Dogs (Canis familiaris)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anna Kis, Melinda Bence, Gabriella Lakatos, Enikõ Pergel, Borbála Turcsán, Jolanda Pluijmakers, Judit Vas, Zsuzsanna Elek, Ildikó Brúder, Levente Földi, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Adám Miklósi, Zsolt Rónai, Enikõ Kubinyi

    The oxytocin system has a crucial role in human sociality; several results prove that polymorphisms of the oxytocin receptor gene are related to complex social behaviors in humans. Dogs' parallel evolution with humans and their adaptation to the human environment has made them a useful...

  16. Evidence of Sexism and Male Privilege in the Animal Liberation/Rights Movement

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Kemmerer

  17. Tom Regan: A Visionary Changing the World

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carolyn Bailey

  18. Animal Rights and Incredulous Stares

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bob Fischer

    I propose an analogy between the thesis that animals have rights and David Lewis's commitment to modal realism. I argue that just as Lewis received incredulous stares that seem to justify rejecting his metaphysical hypothesis, so the thesis that animals have rights can be reasonably...

  19. NC Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC) empowers children and adults with physical, mental, emotional and social challenges to create more active, healthy and fulfilling lives through equine assisted activities and therapies. NCTRC will be a transformative center where...

  20. Mitey Riders

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    Misty Meadows Mitey Riders is a therapeutic riding program located in Weddington, NC. Mitey Riders is home to 5+ PATH International Certified Instructors, 75+ special needs children (and their families!), and many amazing equine partners. Misty Meadows Mitey Riders is a PATH Intl. Premier...