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  1. Terapia assistida por animais : revisão sistemática da literatura e análise exploratória da prática psicomotora.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Gladys Malafaia Nogueira

    ARTIGO 1: Terapia Assistida por Animais: Revisão Sistemática da Literatura - Este artigo apresenta como objetivo a concretização de uma revisão sistemática da literatura sobre estudos publicados na área da eficácia das Terapias assistidas...

  2. Veterinary Public Health Collaborations: An Essential Component of Future Public Health Preparedness

    Theses | Contributor(s): Bryan C. Gooding

    Veterinarians protect the public's health by serving in multiple roles as epidemiologists, food inspectors, and veterinary medical officers in local, state, federal, and military organizations. One of the more prominent roles that veterinarians play in the public health arena is preventing...

  3. Animal assisted interventions for people who stutter : a clinical guide

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kelsey Marie Robin

    The emerging field of animal assisted therapy has many potentially beneficial applications. The use of animal assisted therapy with persons who stutter has been discussed in several public forums but has not currently been investigated through empirical research. The following report will...

  4. The effect of zoo visitors on the behaviour and welfare of zoo mammals

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Farrand

    There is evidence that the presence of the visiting public affects the behaviour of zoo-housed mammals. Understanding the effect of visitors is important in improving animal welfare, achieving zoo conservation goals, increasing visitor education/entertainment, and facilitating interpretation of...

  5. What's in a Name: Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lisa Marie Gunter

    Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based...

  6. Comunicação na prática clínica veterinária de animais de companhia

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mara Cristina Varela da Silva Duarte

    A comunicação é imprescindível na prática clínica veterinária e é uma das capacidades mais utilizadas no dia-a-dia de um veterinário. A importância de uma boa comunicação veterinário – dono surge pelo...

  7. The bear as barometer: the Japanese response to human-bear conflict

    Theses | Contributor(s): Catherine Heather Knight

    The Asiatic black bear, or 'moon bear', has inhabited Japan since pre-historic times, and is the largest animal to have roamed Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu since mega-fauna became extinct on the Japanese archipelago after the last glacial period. Despite this, the bear features only rarely...

  8. Counselor Empathic Responding in the Presence of a Therapy Dog

    Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Perry

    This study examined the difference between counselor empathic responding with and without a therapy dog in their counseling sessions was examined in a within-subjects design. Counseling consisted of animal-assisted therapy, play therapy, and other psychotherapeutic activities with elementary...

  9. O efeito da hipoterapia e da atrelagem adapatada na auto-eficácia e nas funções psicomotoras de crianças com necessidades educativas especiais

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lígia Nascimento Seixas

    A Hipoterapia e a Atrelagem Adaptada utilizam o cavalo como instrumento terapêutico, aproveitando assim, os seus benefícios decorrentes de sua específica andadura com movimentos tridimensionais (para cima e para baixo; para a esquerda e para a direita; para a frente e para...

  10. Spawning executive functions in first graders: Exploring situated learning experiences with the classroom pet consistent with children's temperament

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kristan Nicole Pearce

    Rapid growth in all domains of development occurs during the early childhood years. Even so, the pressures of high stakes testing and the push down of curriculum often elicit a focus on cognitive development while neglecting other developmental areas important in school and later life success...

  11. Visitor behaviours and visitor effects: a case study on the white-crowned mangabey (cercocebus atys lunulatus) of ZSL London Zoo

    Theses | Contributor(s): Marta Fragata

    One of the problems that zoos have to deal with at the present time concerns the human-animal relationship. This is a complex matter that emerges from the conjuncture in which contemporary zoos find themselves. One aspect of such problem emerge from the conflicts that may occur according to the...

  12. Síndrome de ansiedade de separação em cães

    Theses | Contributor(s): Giulia Bampi

    Atualmente é crescente o número de animais de companhia acometidos pela síndorme de ansiedade de separação (SAS), condição relacionada a distúrbios no vínculo humano-animal que levam a uma hipervinculação...

  13. Partnering Shelter Dogs with Prison Inmates: An Alternative Strategy to Reduce Recidivism and Teach Social Therapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Randi Michelle Zimmer

    This paper assesses the main factors contributing to a high rate of criminal recidivism in the United States. Based on the findings which support a theory of insufficient social therapy programs offered during incarceration, an alternative approach is offered. Animals have long been used as a...

  14. A canine-centric critique of selected dog narratives.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Donelle Gadenne

    In this thesis I perform a canine-centric reading, within the theoretical frame of Critical Animal Studies, of nine ‘dog narratives’ from the last three decades – that is, novels in which dogs and human-canine relationships are central to the story. While the novels differ from...

  15. Fatores relacionados a distúrbios de comportamento em gatos

    Theses | Contributor(s): Juliane Elisabeth Gress Paz

    Os distúrbios de comportamento apresentam importância não só no bem estar animal e na qualidade da relação humana-animal como também na questão da saúde publica. Sabe-se que os problemas de comportamento são uma das principais...

  16. An Evaluation of a Shelter Dog Training Class: Outcomes for Volunteer Trainers and for Dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Paula M. Ramirez

    Are the best things in life really free? Volunteers are valuable people who work for free because they simply want to help. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2014 almost sixty-three million people volunteered (Volunteering in the United States 2014, 2015). The...

  17. Fostering Attitudes of Empathy towards Animals in Youth Ages 4-7 through Play Experiences in a Zoo Setting

    Theses | Contributor(s): Heidi M. Faris

    Zoos are place-based education facilities that have the ability to utilize their natural play spaces to enhance the social and cognitive development of children using live animals. Playing outdoors in nature has shown to increase physical, attentive, cognitive and social development during early...

  18. Benefícios da relação homem-animal

    Theses | Contributor(s): Manoela Lampert

    Os animais acompanham o homem há muito tempo, e hoje sabemos por meio de pesquisas, testes e muita observação que o simples ato de acariciar um animal é capaz de fazer milagres. Nossas relações com os animais, especialmente os cães, evoluem de tal...

  19. A review and synthesis of dog cognition research : the world from a dog's point of view

    Theses | Contributor(s): Miles Kuiling Bensky

    Driven by both applied and theoretical goals, scientific interest in canine cognition has experienced a rapid surge in popularity, especially over the last 15 years (Morell, 2009). Here we provide the most comprehensive review to date of dog cognition research, capturing all the articles (285)...

  20. An analysis of Ayutthaya Elephant Camp visitors

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kitiya Teeranadechatorn

    The elephant is an important animal, culturally and historically, for Thailand. Elephant camps were first established for conservation purposes. Hence, this research was conducted to examine the Ayutthaya Elephant Camp to assess its elephant welfare, education, and entertainment via a tourist...