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  1. The effect of a therapeutic horsemanship program on emotionally disturbed boys

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alisa J Greenwald

    The relationships between humans and animals have been associated with various therapeutic implications. While there is no agreed upon name, the term “pet facilitated therapy” has become widely accepted. Pet facilitated therapy has been particularly adopted to describe the relationship...

  2. "Being in the present": the meaning of the interaction between persons with Alzheimer's disease and a therapy dog

    Theses | Contributor(s): Swall, Anna

  3. "Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig": Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920

    Theses | Contributor(s): Katharine Anderson

    This thesis is an investigation of the relationship between Southern Ontario farmers and three different animal species raised on early twentieth century mixed family farms. Between 1900 and 1920, many non-rural Ontarians romanticized rural communities as harmonious and pastoral; a place where...

  4. "Holding" on a leash: The role of companion animals in counselling and psychology

    Theses | Contributor(s): Wilkes, Jane Katherine

  5. "It's All Happening at the Zoo:" Plural Visions of Landscape, Animals, and Humans in the Early Days of the Bronx Zoo

    Theses | Contributor(s): Rebecca Lauren Merten

    This thesis examines the Bronx Zoo from the creation of the New York Zoological Society through the year of 1906, seven years after the zoo opened. This zoo, like other parks and zoos of the time, was born out of larger movements that placed importance on civic public amenities and valued...

  6. "Look Mum, no hands!": the effects of increasing opportunities for choice-making and independence for children with disabilities when using a Riding for the Disabled programme.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Bingham, Amie Olga

  7. "Many Secrets Are Told Around Horses:" An Ethnographic Study of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Van Tiem

    This dissertation presents an ethnography of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) based on nine months of fieldwork at "Equine Healers," a non-profit organization in central Colorado that specialized in various therapeutic modalities associated with EAP. In bridging scholarly work...

  8. "Mindfulness With Dogs": A Group Therapy Program for Adolescents with Behavioral Problems

    Theses | Contributor(s): Aslanian, Abbey

  9. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  10. "No Pets Allowed" and other stories

    Theses | Contributor(s): Swann, Vincent P.

  11. "Not just a dog": an attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kwong, Marilyn Joanne, Kim Bartholomew

    I explored individuals’ relationships with an assistance dog and their experiences of loss from an attachment-theory perspective. I used a hybrid process of inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants. These analyses revealed genuine...

  12. "Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Putney, Jennifer Meredith

  13. "There's a lot more to it than making a living ..." : human-animal relationships in three Iowa sustainable farming systems

    Theses | Contributor(s): Johnson, Cassi

  14. "This Dog Means Life": Making Interspecies Relations at an Assistance Dog Agency

    Theses | Contributor(s): Edminster, Avigdor

  15. "You Can See it in Their Eyes:" A Communication Ethnography of a Humane Society

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kaufman, Sara Victoria Alicia

  16. A "pawsitive" reading experience : use of registered therapy dogs to improve children's attention skills during reading

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ankeny, Stefani, Calhoun, Lindsey, Law, Jennifer, Strickland, Cindy A.

  17. A biogeographical analysis of some relationships between man, land, and wildlife in Belize (British Honduras)

    Theses | Contributor(s): Marvin D Frost

    This thesis research consists of an investigation of the human influences on wildlife in Belize. The study was accomplished by the collection and analysis of data with respect to land use, habitat characteristics, and wildlife status in Belize. Requirements and status of many...

  18. A bite out of the budget? : costs and characteristics of animal bites in Benton County, Oregon

    Theses | Contributor(s): Holly Sherburne

    In 1993 and 1994 total, there were 247 people reported to have been bitten by animals in Benton County, Oregon. Of the 243 biting animals, 70 percent were dogs, 25 percent cats, and 5 percent other animals such as ferrets, mice, rats, bats, and skunks. Fifty-four percent of all...

  19. A candidate gene association study of cryptorchidism and scrotal hernia using canine and porcine models

    Theses | Contributor(s): Xia Zhao, Max Rothschild (adviser)

    Cryptorchidism and scrotal hernia, both being sex-limited complex defects, are the most common congenital defects observed in humans, dogs and pigs. It is believed that these two defects are controlled by multiple genes as well as affected by environmental factors. In this thesis, 22 or 14...

  20. A canine audience: The effect of animal-assisted therapy on reading progress among students identified with learning disabilities

    Theses | Contributor(s): Julie Omodlo Griess

    This study explored the use of animal-assisted therapy with students identified with a learning disability and limited reading success. Initially, reading progress was defined as the participants' comprehension rate obtained from an oral Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) passage. The nature of...