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  1. Gastrointestinal parasite risk in dog parks in the Lisbon area

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ana Maria Nogueira Ferreira

    Dog parks may pose a risk for the transmission of parasitic zoonotic agents via the faeces and soil contact. This is the first study to investigate gastrointestinal infections in park-attending dogs in Lisbon. The research was carried out under the frame of a field study including both...

  2. Terapia asistida con animales y cuidados de enfermería : una revisión de la literatura más reciente

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alma Salazar Calleja

    Introducción. La terapia asistida con animales en el ámbito sanitario se remonta al siglo XI. Con el paso del tiempo y la aparición de nueva evidencia científica que avala el gran número de beneficios derivados de sus efectos terapéuticos, dichas...

  3. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools

    Theses | Contributor(s): Courtney Zents

    Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...

  4. The Effects of the Presence of An Animal on Anxiety and Communication

    Theses | Contributor(s): Benjamin T. Nielsen

  5. Impacto do maneio clínico da Diabetes mellitus canina e felina na qualidade de vida do cuidador e do paciente

    Theses | Contributor(s): Juliana Rodrigues Carreira

    A Diabetes mellitus é uma afeção crónica caracterizada por hiperglicémia persistente, cujos mecanismos fisiopatológicos, ainda não totalmente esclarecidos, serão diferentes em cães e gatos, razão provável para que nos...

  6. Comportamento do cão no acto de consulta médico-veterinária profilática

    Theses | Contributor(s): Inês Machado Guimarães

    O comportamento de medo é habitualmente demonstrado pelos cães durante a consulta médico-veterinária. Uma tentativa de defesa, por parte do cão, pode tornar uma consulta de rotina numa tarefa complicada, pelo que é fundamental prevenir a...

  7. Dog parks and their users: A study of four dog parks in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lacy Jo Burgess-Cady

    Humans have had a unique relationship with dogs for thousands of years. In the last three decades, this relationship has shifted and dogs have begun to be more widely recognized as family members by the wider American public. This shift in the relationship has allowed for the creation of a new...

  8. Mājdzīvnieku loma vientulības mazināšanā: dzīvnieki kā cilvēku aizstājēji

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maija Jaunzeme

    Vientulība ir universāls, tomēr joprojām līdz galam neizprasts fenomens gan zinātnē, gan sabiedrībā. Vientulības cēloņi var būt dažādi, taču tie vienmēr saistīti ar atšķirtību- vai nu sociālu vai emocionālu. Lai mazinātu vientulības sajūtu, ir nepieciešama kvalitatīva komunikācija,...

  9. Understanding shelter medicine

    Theses | Contributor(s): Tânia Isabel Gomes Frazão Pina Santos

    Shelter medicine is a small animal herd health discipline that is becoming an emerging area of specialization. This discipline rose from difficulties that shelter veterinarians face every day in local community shelters or supporting associations that protect the interests of animal well-being....

  10. Unowned Cat Management in the State of Ohio: Elements of Best Practice in Public-Private Collaborative Efforts

    Theses | Contributor(s): Daniel D. Spehar

    A contentious debate over the management of free-roaming cat populations is ongoing. Nevertheless, disparate groups of stakeholders share a common goal of fewer community cats. Unowned cat management typically necessitates a choice between utilization of lethal or non-lethal measures. Research...

  11. Domestic Dogs ' (Canis lupus familiaris) Evaluation of Moral and Immoral Actors

    Theses | Contributor(s): Katherine E. Ford

    A sense of morality, or values predisposing what is right (fair, just, kind) and what is wrong (unfair, cruel, dishonest), appears universally across all humankind. All major cultures share support for some values, such as self-respect, respect for others, and 'the golden rule'treat...

  12. Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maho Cavalier

    Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese animal rescue shelter. Thus, this research was undertaken to explore attitudes of shelter staff in...

  13. Robots sociales y animales en la terapia de personas con demencia avanzada

    Theses | Contributor(s): Meritxell Valentí Soler

    Las personas con demencia pueden padecer trastornos de comportamiento que disminuyen su calidad de vida y aumentan el coste de su cuidado y el desgaste de su cuidador. La terapia con animales desde hace años se conoce como beneficiosa para reducir dichos síntomas. Los robots...

  14. An assessment of equine assisted growth learning association and professional association of therapeutic horsemanship programs in Montana

    Theses | Contributor(s): Amy Kristine Prechter

    In Montana, there are a limited number of programs offering equine assisted services. Equine assisted therapies and learning activities are gaining popularity as a modern, alternative form of human therapy and learning. Services may include equine assisted or facilitated psychotherapy, equine...

  15. Medicina veterinária de desastres e catástrofes : contributo para a extensão do Plano Municipal de Emergência de Proteção Civil de Lisboa aos animais de companhia

    Theses | Contributor(s): José Filipe Miranda Vieira

    Os desastres têm capacidade de acometer ecossistemas completos provocando distúrbios na fauna e flora e atingem populações que, pela própria definição de desastre, não são capazes de dar uma resposta adequada. Quando estes ocorrem...

  16. Veterinarians and Their Perception of the Treatment of Animal Abuse Cases in the Criminal Justice System

    Theses | Contributor(s): Dustin A. Richardson

    Americans love their companion animals. In 2015, nearly two-thirds (65%) of all households in the U.S. housed at least one pet (APPA, n.d.). This love does not translate to policy, however, as many animals are left defenseless. Interestingly, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (2016) has ranked...

  17. A study on elephant and human interactions in Kodagu, South India

    Theses | Contributor(s): Malavika Hosahally Narayana

    Increasing human populations have resulted in the extensive conversion of natural forests and range lands into agricultural lands, resulting in an expansion of the interface between people and elephants across the elephant range countries of Asia and Africa. This interface describes the nature...

  18. Dermatite atópica canina : impacto na qualidade de vida do doente e seus donos

    Theses | Contributor(s): Catarina Isabel Ramalho de Oliveira Ruivo

    A dermatite atópica canina (DAC) é uma doença cutânea pruriginosa, crónica, recorrente e multifactorial, sendo muito semelhante à doença no Homem, não só quanto à existência de uma hiperreactividade imunológica,...

  19. A Quantitative Study of Animal-Assisted Interventions with Youth Who Have Experienced Maltreatment

    Theses | Contributor(s): Meghan Elizabeth Anderson

    Youth who have experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, exposure to violence) typically exhibit worse life outcomes (lower graduation rates, higher incident of substance use, unplanned pregnancies, etc.). Effective therapeutic interventions are important to combat these negative effects. Animal...

  20. Horse / human entanglements: new materialisms and non-human perspectives in art

    Theses | Contributor(s): Madeleine Jean Boyd

    Making Art with Horses is a liminal experiment at the intersection of animal studies and performative contemporary art. A starting point for research is the assertion that non-human species and processes have perspectives, and that these perspectives have been under-explored in contemporary art...