Death and Dying in Human and Companion Canine Relations
Theses | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Maria MA Desougi
Since before the Neolithic Revolution, when human civilisation first emerged, humans and canines have lived, and died, together. This Scottish study is conducted in the field of animal-human interaction and, using qualitative methods, applies established insights from the sociology of health...
Art and Becoming-Animal: Reconceptualizing the Animal Imagery in Dorothea Tanning's Post-1955 Paintings
Theses | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Samantha Karam
In 1955, American artist Dorothea Tanning abandoned her figurative Surrealist renderings of dream-like scenarios in favor of a complexly abstract and fragmented style of painting. With few exceptions, the ways in which Tanning’s later works function independently of her earlier paintings...
Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience
Theses | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Hillary Sharpe, Tom Strong
Disordered eating is on the rise and our current conceptualization and treatment of such problems neglects a corporeal-relational understanding in favour of a more cognitive approach. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the experiences of fourteen women with eating disorders...
From Steppe to Stable: Horses and Horsemanship in the Ancient World
Theses | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Carolyn Willekes, Waldemar Heckel
This dissertation is a re-evaluation of the horse in the ancient world. The approach is not based on humans and human controls, rather it seeks to examine the equines of antiquity from the viewpoint of the horses themselves. This is accomplished by looking at equine conformation and how form...
"Maintaining the Mobility of the Corps:" Horses, Mules, and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps in the Great War
Theses | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Andrew McEwen, Patrick Brennan
Animal transportation played a crucial role in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the Great War. In an era of growing mechanization and technological development, horses and mules still provided the overwhelming bulk of draught power in the combat zone. They hauled artillery,...
The Value Chain Approach in One Health: Conceptual Framing and Focus on Present Applications and Challenges
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Marisa Peyre, Pascal Bonnet, Charles Bebay, Mohammed Bengoumi, Astrid Tripodi
The value chain (VC) is a major operational concept for socioeconomic analysis at meso level. Widely mobilized in development practice, it is still undergoing conceptual and practical refining, e.g., to take account of environmental and social sustainability. Briefly, VC refers to a system of...
Beyond Animal Husbandry: The Study of Farm Animal Cognition and Ensuing Ethical Issues
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, C C Croney, B Gardner, S Baggot
Concerns about the welfare of agricultural animals in corporate or “factory farming” systems are growing. Increasingly, it is suggested that modern farm animal production practices are morally objectionable, causing physical and mental suffering to animals. Such criticisms are...
Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pennsylvania
RHWPA Inc. is a therapeutic horseback riding program that has helped children and young adults with disabilities for more than 30 years. It is run by volunteers and funded by donations, fundraising, and grants.
Perceptions of Risk Factors and Mitigating Strategies for Water Related Zoonotic Diseases on Small-Scale Integrated Farms in Vietnam
Theses | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Quynh Ba Le, David Clement Hall, Susan Catherine Cork
Small-scale integrated (SSI) farming is a common agricultural model in Vietnam. However, SSI farmers use contaminated water, have no access to hygienic latrines, and have very limited awareness about water quality or environmental sanitation. There are potential interactions in the context of...
A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Edwin Gomez, John Hunting
The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...
Behavioural risks in male dogs with minimal lifetime exposure to gonadal hormones may complicate population-control benefits of desexing
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Paul D McGreevy, Bethany Wilson, Melissa J Starling, James A Serpell
Castration of dogs is a widespread practise with clear justification in population control and knock-on benefits for animal welfare. Deleterious behavioural consequences of castration are believed to be negligible. Gonadectomy is widely recommended as part of a multi-factorial approach to...
They Say Emotional Support Dog, We Say Service Dog: Why the Americans with Disabilities Act Should Recognize Emotional Support Dogs as Service Animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chelsea Hernandez-Silk
This article explores the laws surrounding emotional support animals. Specifically, the author analyzes the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. This article proposes that emotional support animals should be recognized under federal legislation...
Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt
Videos | Contributor(s): Alan Mikhail, Marcy Wilhelm-South
In the land-based agrarian world of early modern Ottoman Egypt, animal wealth, labor, and movement were the bases of social and economic life. Animals were the trucks, motors, cranes, heaters, and gas stations of this early modern society. Interspecies relations between humans and various...
Dogs: A Prescription for Health Issues?
Posters | Contributor(s): Denise Magallon, Marcy Wilhelm-South
The human-‐animal bond has been seen throughout many generations. Pet owners, especially those who own dogs, are known to live a different lifestyle than non-‐pet owners. However, the individuals who can receive the most benefits from dogs are those with certain psychological and...
An evaluation of models for an animal care program in wildlife research for Parks Canada
Theses | Contributor(s): Jacqueline Wepruk, Stephen M Herrero, Marcy Wilhelm-South
Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Tanna Lauriente, Drayden A.D. Kopp, Marcy Wilhelm-South
University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....
An Exploration of the Benefits of Animal-Assisted Activities in Undergraduate Students in Singapore
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jolene Muckle, Nicola Lasikiewicz, Marcy Wilhelm-South
The rise in psychological problems, attrition and suicide rates of university students has been linked to the stressful challenges faced during university life. To buffer this, Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) may assist in improving psychological and physiological well-being in students,...
Heroes and Horses
Organizations | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South
Heroes and Horses is a Montana-based nonprofit organization that has created an innovative, three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying combat veterans (at no cost to them) suffering from PTSD. Our program utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, coupled with human and...
A Different Approach to Horse Handling, Based on the Jeffery Method
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Judith K Blackshaw, Des Kirk, Sharon E Cregier
A method of horse training is discussed which is based on an old technique known in Australia as the "Jeffery method." It makes use of several behavioral principles, including understanding of horse behavior, reinforcement for desired behavior, and use of flight distance principles.
Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy
Organizations | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South
At Leaps & Bounds, we provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for children of all ages in the Inland Empire and Orange County who are at risk for, or who have difficulty participating in typical, age appropriate activities. Our therapists are highly...