A systematic review of the effects of psychotherapy involving equines
Contributor(s): Alison Selby
This systematic review examines the empirical literature in an emerging body of evidence for the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions involving equines across populations. Fourteen full reports in English were extracted from 103 studies accessed through sixteen electronic databases and a...
A therapeutic touch: the impact of hippotherapy on children with special needs
Contributor(s): Elizabeth J. Burkholder
Through research and investigation, the author explored the history and benefits of hippotherapy on individuals with special needs. The researcher compared horse therapy to that of other forms of Animal Assisted Therapy, or AAT, defining the key differences between hippotherapy and therapeutic...
A Transformational Bond
Contributor(s): Nettie Locke Rogers, Professor Peter Pinnell (adviser)
I create two- and three-dimensional narrative works that are inspired by memories, objects and animals that have a significant impact on my life. The work draws from a darkness that at times surrounded my childhood. Through drawing and sculpture I create an invented world that allows me to...
A two pan feeding trial with companion dogs: considerations for future testing
Contributor(s): Jodi C. Vondran
Palatability of pet foods is judged by the use of animals in colonies. Pet food manufacturers would like to understand how palatable a food is compared to another food. This generally is accomplished by a two pan test where a pet has the opportunity to freely choose between two foods. Preference...
A typology of companion animal abuse: A victimological study
Contributor(s): Vermeulen, Hannelie
A Vicious Cycle of Abuse: The Relationship between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty
Theses | Contributor(s): Leah Staley
This paper explores research on the relationship between cycles of domestic violence and animal cruelty. It not only depicts that there is an under acknowledged a relationship between the two subjects, but also considers this relationship from multiple perspectives. This paper summarizes what...
A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico
Theses | Contributor(s): Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre
Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...
A Walk in the Park: Zoonotic Risks Associated with Dogs that Frequent Dog Parks in Southern Ontario
Theses | Contributor(s): Theresa D. Procter
A cross-sectional study investigated the shedding of zoonotic organisms (Campylobacter, Giardia, and Salmonella) and antimicrobial resistant generic E. coli in dogs that visited dog parks in southern Ontario. Logistic regression models were constructed to identify risk factors. Factors for the...
A wild web: The tangled history of attitudes toward wildlife in a dynamic New England culture, 1945--1985
Theses | Contributor(s): Hopkins, Mary H.
Aasi toimintaterapeutin työparina : Kartoitus aasien mahdollisuuksista toimintaterapiassa
Theses | Contributor(s): Kristiina Juntunen, Tiina Kuukkanen
Eläinavusteinen työskentely on yleistymässä ja sitä on tutkittu jonkin verran. Aasi on kuitenkin eläinavusteisessa työskentelyssä harvinaisempi, mutta siinä nähdään olevan potentiaalia terapiaeläimeksi. Tämän...
Abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) in the big bend of Florida, St. Vincent Sound to Alligator Harbor
Theses | Contributor(s): Reny Blue Tyson
Mark-recapture surveys implementing photographic identification techniques were used to estimate the abundance of bottlenose dolphins in an area of the Big Bend of Florida, stretching from St. Vincent Sound to Alligator Harbor, in the summer of 2007 and winter of 2008. The current population size...
Abuse, Attachment and Animal Assisted Activities
Theses | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Gallagher
In the effort to take responsibly and effect positive change in the lives of our children, we must begin by identifying and applying the most effective methods to help them overcome obstacles to mental and emotional well-being. In conjunction with a limited number of quantitative studies,...
Accommodating the Animal: Domestication in Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Parker
Eighteenth-century English writers imagined domestication as the education of animals, as a mutually beneficial contract between species, as a form of cruelty and exploitation, and as an extension of hospitality. This study analyses how these diverse literary portrayals of domestication intersect...
Accrediting the Therapeutic Riding Industry
Theses | Contributor(s): Kelsey Lynch, Shannon Thieme, Julie M. Fagan
Therapeutic horseback riding is used for people with many disabilities through out the country. However, these programs can be quite expensive for the families of the participants. Many programs are not funded and since they are not covered by insurances, most families have to pay out of pocket....
Action research to expand HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) teams in the United States
Theses | Contributor(s): Eaton-Stull, Yvonne
ADHD-lasten luontoavusteinen kuntoutus : Green Care-menetelmät osana toimintaa sisältävää kuntoutusta
Theses | Contributor(s): Salla Sipilä
Tämä opinnäytetyö on toteutettu työelämälähtöisenä kehittämishankkeena. Toimeksiantajana on ollut Carean eli Kymenlaakson sairaanhoito- ja sosiaalipalveluiden kuntayhtymän psykiatrisen sairaalan toiminnallisen kuntoutuksen yksikkö...
Adolescent bereavement and pet death: Linkages among bonding, bereavement and gender
Theses | Contributor(s): Brown, Brenda H.
Adolescent pet owners vs nonowners: friendship and loneliness (expectations, dogs, relationships, animals)
Theses | Contributor(s): Bekker, Barbara R.
Adolescents' health promotion by Equine Assisted Activities
Theses | Contributor(s): Hanna Hyvonen
The aim of this thesis was adolescents’ health promotion by supporting their empowerment. The fundamental aspect in health promotion is that it aims to empower people. Equine Assisted Activities (or EAA) provide different possibilities for adolescents’ welfare and health promotion....
Adolescents' perceptions of human-animal relationships
Theses | Contributor(s): Okoniewski, Lisa Anne