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  1. Domestication of animals in Harappan culture: a socio−economic study

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sajjan Kumar

    Domestication has played an enormous role in the development and progress of mankind and its material culture. In fact, a domesticated animal was the first pride possession of man. The fundamental distinction between domesticated animals and their wild ancestors is that the former, as a result...

  2. Preparedness and disaster response training for veterinary students

    Theses | Contributor(s): Dianne Dunning

    Background: The nation's veterinary colleges lack curricula necessary to meet veterinary demands for animal public health and emergency preparedness. A One Health (OH) perspective, which is a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to promote the optimal health of people, animals, and...

  3. Eficácia da intervenção assistida por animais na autopercepção de saúde, autoestima, sintomas depressivos e qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em idosos residentes em instituição de longa permanência

    Theses | Contributor(s): Renata Coelho Freire Batista Queiroz

    O envelhecimento populacional e as mudanças na dinâmica familiar estão levando um número maior de pessoas a residirem em Instituições de Longa Permanência (ILPI), refletindo na qualidade de vida dos idosos. Algumas terapias não medicamentosas...

  4. Investigation of the Effects of Service Dogs on Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda Marie Reinsfelder

    With modern medicine and advances in technology, people are living longer and expecting a higher quality of life. Individuals may not be receiving the ideal assistive devices because they are not sure where to obtain the proper equipment, or what is available. An increased flow of informational...

  5. Attitudes and Perceptions of Pet Owners' Understanding of and Satisfaction with the Pet Memorialization Industry

    Theses | Contributor(s): Donna Lipari

    This thesis explores the bond between owners and their pets and the grief that is experienced upon the death of a companion animal. The goal of this study was to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of pet owners who have lost a pet in the last 5 years, focusing specifically on the pet...

  6. Valuing birds : understanding the relationship between social values and the conservation of Australian threatened avifauna

    Theses | Contributor(s): Gillian Barbara Ainsworth

    This thesis examines relationships between people’s values, attitudes and behaviours with respect to threatened bird conservation in Australia. Three main research questions are addressed regarding: how Australians value threatened birds; who is involved in threatened bird...

  7. LYSTI -RYHMÄ : Kokemuksia lasten ja nuorten koira-avusteisesta toimintaterapiaryhmästä

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sanni-Maria Sarajärvi, Eeva Määttä, Noora Happonen

    Koira-avusteisen toimintaterapian käyttö on Suomessa vielä aika tuntematonta. Myös kyseiseen menetelmään liittyviä tutkimuksia ja opinnäytetöitä on suhteellisen vähän saatavilla. Menetelmän käyttö on kuitenkin...

  8. In the Eyes of the Beholder: Pet Owners' Attitude Toward Animals and Perception of Their Pet's Behavior

    Theses | Contributor(s): Suzanne K. Remito

    This study explored the relationship between pet owners’ attitude toward animals and perception of their pet’s behavior. Pet owners completed an online questionnaire regarding their pro-animal welfare attitude and pet’s behavior. The results indicate that gender and previous...

  9. The Theoretical Application and Comparison of the Olfactory Sensory Organs in Swine vs Canines for Accelerant and Explosives Detection

    Theses | Contributor(s): Naomi M. Sigler

    Swine may be able to work alongside scent detection canines, or replace them completely, in the scent detection field. Miniature pigs are the focus of this study since their larger counterparts can cause damage to potential evidence and to the scene itself. Ignitable Liquid Residues (ILRs) are...

  10. Defamiliarising the Zoo : Representations of Nonhuman Animal Captivity in Five Contemporary Novels

    Theses | Contributor(s): Hadassa Prattley

    While human-animal relations have always been part of human cultures the public zoo is a relatively recent phenomenon that reflects very specific elements of Western cultures’ modern ideas about, and relationships with, nonhuman animals. By becoming such a familiar part of popular culture...

  11. ELÄINAVUSTEINEN TERAPIA : Esite laaman ja alpakan avulla toteutettavasta terapiasta

    Theses | Contributor(s): Anna Högfors

    Opinnäytetyöni on kaksiosainen: Työ sisältää toiminnallisen osuuden, joka on esitteen muodossa julkaistava tuote, sekä opinnäytetyöraportin esitteen valmistamisprosessista. Eläinavusteinen työskentelymetodi kiinnostaa terapeuttista...

  12. An assessment of community understanding of the Human Animal Conservancy Self-Insurance Scheme and the impact of human-wildlife conflicts : a case study from the Kwandu conservancy, north-east Namibia.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Marthin Kaukaha Kasaona

    The research problem of this mini-dissertation involves the conflicts between human and wildlife populations and the trialing of ‘compensation’ payouts that are emerging as a critical test within the conservancy. Crop raiders such as elephants, buffaloes, hippopotamus, bush pigs and...

  13. Learning and growth processes facilitated in 9 to 12 year olds challenged with ADHD enrolled on a therapeutic horseback riding programme

    Theses | Contributor(s): Dalia Kreindler

    This study investigated the outcomes and practice of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children aged 9 to 12 diagnosed with Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study was carried out in order to gain new insights in the learning and growth processes facilitated by...

  14. Djurens inverkan på den äldre människans välbefinnande

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexsina Gustafsson

    Detta examensarbete var ett beställningsarbete av Lovisa stad. Syftet med arbetet var att ta reda på hur djuren påverkar den äldre människans välbefinnande. Frågeställningarna var två stycken och de löd; 1. Hur påverkar djuren den...

  15. A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica S. Iwachiw

    The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...

  16. Animal-Assisted Therapy on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alba Méndez Moreno

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common, incurable neurodevelopmental disorder impairing the individual’s capacity of social communication and interaction. There is not any pharmacological treatment available for this disorder affecting about 1% of children worldwide, which creates a...

  17. Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?

    Theses | Contributor(s): Deirdre S. Franklin

    The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This...

  18. Nozīmju piešķiršana industriālo lopkopības fermu dzīvniekiem

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maija Krastiņa

    Bakalaura darba “Nozīmju piešķiršana industriālo lopkopības fermu dzīvniekiem” mērķis ir analizēt cilvēku-dzīvnieku attiecības starp kāvējiem un lauksaimniecības dzīvniekiem, it īpaši pievēršot uzmanību nozīmēm, kādas tiek piešķirtas dzīvniekiem un...

  19. The potential of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy from the perspective of the licensed mental health practitioner and/or equine specialist in South Africa

    Theses | Contributor(s): Elaine Koekemoer

    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a form of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) used to treat individuals’ psychological problems. EAP is an interactive process in which a licensed mental health practitioner, a credentialed equine professional and suitable equines work together to address...

  20. Children and Elephants: A Study of Mentalization, Empathy, and Attitudes Towards Conservation in Participants of an Elephant-Based Environmental Intervention in West Africa

    Theses | Contributor(s): Erica C. Rogers

    Recent research suggests that children's identification with animals and propensity to learn from animal experiences might make animal-focused interventions ideal for social and emotional development. A child's ability to understand their own and others' feeling states has been...