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  1. Flames to Hope

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    Flames to Hope, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Noble, Oklahoma dedicated to healing hearts and providing hope, love and laughter to people of all ages and abilities. All our minis are rescued or adopted due to extenuating circumstances, rehabilitated and trained for miniature...

  2. Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jacob Monroe Davenport

    I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...

  3. Thunderstorm phobia in dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kari Wallentine

    Canine thunderstorm phobia is a common, frustrating, and complex problem that, due to the often severe nature of the clinical signs, can lead to canine relinquishment to shelters. Although a potentially treatable disorder, existing treatment options have several limitations and variable success...

  4. Disease Discovery in Animals & Global Health: Mark Ackermann at TEDxGooseLake

    Videos | Contributor(s): Mark Ackermann

    Dr. Ackermann's talk looks at the historical impact of veterinary medicine on global health. He talks about his own research, which focuses on the link between RSV and lambs, and tells audience members about a drug that will help shorten the common cold. In his faculty position, Mark is...

  5. For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Rachel Lee

    Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served...

  6. Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows

    Presentations | Contributor(s): L.M. Hunt

    This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be part of farmers’ everyday life and become part of their sense of...

  7. A systematic review of zoonoses transmission and livestock/wildlife interactions: Preliminary findings

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Delia Grace, R. Kock, J. Rushton, F. Mutua, J.J. McDermott, D.U. Pfeiffer, B. Jones

  8. The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Susanna Hedenborg

    The horse as an “enabler” in horseback riding – the history of therapeutic horsemanship    The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the history of therapeutic horsemanship in Sweden. Sports used as therapy have a long history. This paper however, will focus...

  9. Art, Artistic Research, and the Animal Question

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Helena Pedersen

    Recent developments in cultural studies and other areas of the humanities and social sciences point to an ‘animal turn’, an increasing interest in posthumanist, non-anthropocentric approaches toward exploring the multiple roles and meanings of animals in human lifeworlds. This paper...

  10. The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alissa Donnell

    Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and administration. The following research study answers the question "How do emotionally disturbed...

  11. The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Leighann DeMarco

    The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...

  12. Strong souls, gentle spirits

    Theses | Contributor(s): Patricia Iris Maureen Caffin

    The documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits is a film that combines the aspects of truthful documentary filmmaking but also incorporates filmmaking techniques and the filmmaker's involvement common to traditional narrative films. The main theme of the documentary centers on overcoming...

  13. Digital dog shelter application

    Theses | Contributor(s): Taryn Bzdick

    Pet overpopulation has been a major issue for a long time. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are in shelters all over the country who desperately need homes. When looking up these dogs on shelter web sites it is common to find a small blurb and a low quality photograph in a poorly designed...

  14. The "Right to Autonomous Agency" and the "Right to Exit/ Sever Relationships": Theorizing our Obligations to Companion Animals in a Post-Animal Rights World

    Theses | Contributor(s): Shitangshu Roy

    This thesis expands on the model presented in Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s Zoopolis for how companion animals might be treated as co-citizens in a post-Animal Rights world. I will attempt to clarify the distinct political obligations owed to companion animals throughout their...

  15. Fine dogs the project

    Theses | Contributor(s): Laura Catalina Perilla Suarez

    For years, the human animal has called the dog as man's best friend, but what does this honestly refer to? What is the relation of the human animal to the dog? How many years ago did the call begin, domestication? , In my project I will solve these questions, in addition to entering the...

  16. Buying habits in pet owners (dogs) on vaccination practices

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Milena Beltran Ochoa

    This paper aims to validate the importance of the approach that multinational pharmaceutical companies should have to the final purchasers of vaccines and veterinary products. Through market research, it is proven that ordinary people are not aware of the health care they should have with their...

  17. Zoonotic importance of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats

    Theses | Contributor(s): Cindy Paola Cruz Alcala

    Dermatophytoses are infections caused by dermatophyte fungi of the genus Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton, which affect the keratinized tissues of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatophytosis in canines and felines are frequent pathologies that constitute an important mycosis in these...

  18. Representations and bond between children and their pets

    Theses | Contributor(s): Juan Carlos Rate Marcos

    The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to, from the understanding of the same, to describe the existing bond. To achieve these objectives a...

  19. The media coverage of animal abuse in the digital versions of two media in Peru as well as the perceptions of activists and decision makers

    Theses | Contributor(s): Marita Calderon Torres

    This research contributes to an ethical debate in Peru; One whose incipient condition is inversely proportional to its level of urgency. If respect for the different forms of life that coexist with human beings matters in the various agendas, the issue of animal abuse is still a point of focus...

  20. Pet-person social interaction in institutional settings : an ethnomethodological analysis

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Yetta Fields