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...
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
Spiritual issues in animal loss
Presentations | Contributor(s): Lora Kim Joyner
An overview of current knowledge and trends: The link between human and animal violence
Presentations | Contributor(s): Phil Arkow
Animal Being: A mindful approach to human and animal connection
Presentations | Contributor(s): Elizabeth B. Strand
Attachment style and pet bonds
Presentations | Contributor(s): Cory Hutchinson
The purpose of the present study is to examine the relation between a person’s attachment style and their relationship with their pet. Attachment Theory suggests that how an individual attaches to one or both parents in childhood can become the working model for future adult relationships....
Furry friends, neglect, and social support: an examination of pet attachment and its predictors
Presentations | Contributor(s): Cory Hutchinson, Lindsey Ward, Kelsy Newton
The purpose of this study was to research the relationship of stuffed animal and pet attachment to neglect and social support. A positive correlation has been found between pet attachment and dissociation (Brown & Katcher, 2001). While many studies have looked at predictors of pet attachment,...
Public health confronts the children, the hamster, and the goat
Presentations | Contributor(s): W. John Pape
John Pape is an Epidemiologist with the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. This slide-show presents facts and images relating to Zoonoses: diseases of animals transmissible to humans under natural conditions. The characteristics of...
Aggressive man and aggressive beast
Presentations | Contributor(s): Allen W. Stokes
Whether man can live in harmeny with his environment depends in great measure en his ability to' live with his fellew man. Can man learn to' engineer human seciety in time to' prevent a helecaust? Mere specifically, can we learn to' prevent aggressien er to' channel it harmlessly? The ethelegist...