Contributor(s): Jesi Chavez (Gelbaum)
The purpose of the project was to develop a pet therapy program for older adults, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund the program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Long Beach and West Orange County.
An Animal Assisted Therapy Program For Children With Mental Health Disorders: A Grant Proposal
Contributor(s): Daisy Arriaza
Galápagos sea lion behavior differences in relation to human exposure
Contributor(s): Connor M. Piechota, Kevin R. Watson, Ryan J. Fuxa
Our study examined the behavioral differences of the Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) in relation to human presence. Our main goal was to determine whether sea lions would be more aggressive as a result of high frequencies of human exposure. We hypothesized that sea lions would...
The Benefits of Exposure to Animals for Persons with Dementia: A Literature Review
Contributor(s): Stephanie Bennett
This literature review was performed to assess the current standing of the use of animals as a therapeutic agent for individuals suffering from dementia. This area of study is currently broad; therefore the intent of reviewing the current literature was to establish what has been studied at this...
Human and Wildlife Conflicts
Contributor(s): Larry Clark
The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is the research arm of the USDA's Wildlife Services program. The NWRC is charged with developing methods to resolve conflicts between humans and wildlife, spanning the areas of agriculture and natural resource protection, invasive species, wildlife...
A framework for understanding zoonoses at the livestock-human interface in western Kenya
Contributor(s): E. Fèvre
This presentation discusses zoonoses, pathogens, and the aims of a study taking plave in Kenya to address the livestock-human interface.
Livestock and human health: the Good, the Bad, the Gaps
Contributor(s): Delia Grace
A presentation prepared by Delia Grace for the ILRI Annual Program Meeting (APM) 2010, held at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 14-17, 2010. The presentation discusses the connection between livestock and health.
Participatory epidemiology in animal and human health
Presentations | Contributor(s): S. Hendrickx, C. Pissang
This presentation discusses Participatory Epidemiology and it's benefits to human and animal communities.
The Link, One Health, and Social Capital: A New Strategy for Empathy Education and Social Work
Presentations | Contributor(s): Phil Arkow
For 150 years, animal welfare and veterinary advocates have promoted a doctrine that animal welfare will be enhanced by teaching children kindness to animals and responsible animal husbandry practices. However, these efforts have been stymied by societal and professional perceptions that “animal”...
Natural Dog Training Provides New Ways To Understand And Manage Stresses Of Canine Assisted Work
Presentations | Contributor(s): Jean Marie Thompson, Kevin Behan
Limiting dis-stress experienced by assisted therapy, crisis response, and combat comfort dogs is a concern of handlers, organizations, and researchers. Dogs communicate feelings via body language especially muzzle expressions and physical behaviors that people and other animals recognize....
Canines and Childhood Cancer: The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Patients, Families and Therapy Dogs
Presentations | Contributor(s): Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris
For many people, animals take center stage in their daily lives, offering companionship, comfort, joy and for some, even kinship. Increasingly, greater attention has been given to the roles that animals can play in supporting the health and emotional well-being of people in need, specifically...
Keeping Them Fed or Keeping Them Frozen: Disaster Preparedness and Response for Laboratories and Research Animals
Presentations | Contributor(s): Suzanna M. Blake
This presentation will explore the additional items to add to emergency preparedness and response plans to protect research and animals on campus. Using examples from recent disasters and events, the speaker will describe consequences of lack of preparedness, considerations for research...
Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) in Research and Clinical Practice
Presentations | Contributor(s): Dr. Deborah Linder, Dr. Megan Mueller
Human-animal interaction is any interaction between humans and animals: educational outreach or activities that discuss the topic of animals or pets; pets in households; animal visitation from registered therapy animals; animal assisted therapy (AAT) and animal assisted activities (AAA). As part...
Emerging Diseases, Zoonoses and Vaccines to Control Them
Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul-Pierre Pastoret
A slide presentation.
Pet Loss and the Elderly
Presentations | Contributor(s): Daphne D’Gama
Companion animals are known to provide numerous psychosocial benefits to their owners. It is due to these prominent and positive contributions that individuals develop a deep attachment with their pet. Consequently pet owners experience intense grief reactions following the death of a cherished...
Animals and Disasters
Presentations | Contributor(s): Sebastian E. Heath
This presentation looks at disasters and their implications on pet owners and pets. It includes information regarding pet abandonment, pet rescue, and evacuation failure.
Invasive species in Indiana - updates and opportunities
Presentations | Contributor(s): Ellen Jacquart
Topics:- Invasive species overview- Indiana Invasive Species Council update- Best Management Practices project- Cooperative Weed Management Areas
Working the companion animal in the context of new interpersonal relationships
Presentations | Contributor(s): Steven Remic
The National People and Pets Survey (Australian Companion Animal Council, 2010)◦ 63.3% of Australian households owned a pet◦ 92% of respondents felt “very close” to their pet◦ 86% of respondents found comfort with their pet during times of stress,◦ 62% of respondents felt their pet made for a...
Human-animal interactions at zoological institutions
Presentations | Contributor(s): Christopher J. Marion
A slide deck on the subject of human-animal interactions at zoological institutions
Animal welfare in AAI
Presentations | Contributor(s): John New