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  1. Biophilia: the Therapeutic Value of Animals in the Treatment of Depression

    Contributor(s): Christian Antonioli

    Background: To date there has been limited evidence on the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This thesis comprises two studies: A randomized, single blind, controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of animal facilitated therapy (AFT) in the treatment of depression (study...

  2. Hännänheilahduksia : koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojekti Turun kaupungin ympärivuorokautisessa hoidossa olevien vanhusten parissa

    Contributor(s): Johanna Lundén

    Kehittämistyön tarkoituksena oli seurata ja dokumentoida Turun kaupungin vanhusten ympärivuorokautisen hoidon yksiköissä toteutettavaa koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojektia helmikuusta syyskuuhun 2012. Projekti tukee Green care ideologian...

  3. The Healing Properties of Nature and Animals

    Contributor(s): Ravmeet Ruby Bains

    The following piece is intended to enlighten readers on alternative healing modalities as a substitute for traditional therapeutic interventions. The study reviews wide-ranging literature on ecotherapy and animal-assisted therapy. The objective is not to compare well-known therapies, such as...

  4. Wildlife viewing and ecotourism : ethical, scientific, and value-based considerations

    Contributor(s): Anton D. Pitts

    Management of wildlife viewing tourism, possibly as a legacy of management of hunting and trapping activities, tends to see its ultimate goal largely in terms of the sustainable human use of wildlife resources. However, where the potential impacts of human activities are non-lethal, the focus on...

  5. Helado para perros. Postre para mascotas : desarrollado bajo los parámetros actuales de nutrición y palatabilidad canina

    Contributor(s): Gabriel Oswaldo Alonso Cuéllar, Jorge Eliecer Rodríguez Ordoñez

    La relación entre perros y humanos ha evolucionado ampliamente, esto ha generado un fenó-meno de antropomorfización que hace que asumamos actitudes frente a los animales como si és-tos fueran seres humanos. Entre otros inconvenientes, esto ocasiona que los animales se...

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

    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 of...

  7. Preparedness and disaster response training for veterinary students

    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...

  8. 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

    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...

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

    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...

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

    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...

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

    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...

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

    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...

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

    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 pet...

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

    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...

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

    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...

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

    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...

  17. 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.

    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...

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

    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...

  19. Djurens inverkan på den äldre människans välbefinnande

    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...

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

    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...