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  1. Terapia asistida con perros en niños con autismo revisión sistemática

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ana Milena Isaza Narváez, Doumer Adrian Muñoz Chilito

    Introducción: El autismo es un trastorno temprano y masivo del desarrollo en el cual se afecta la interacción social, el desarrollo del lenguaje, se presentan rituales y estereotipias. Hay evidencia que la interacción con un perro está asociada con efectos positivos...

  2. Equinoterapia en niños con autismo

    Theses | Contributor(s): Dr. Carlos Francisco Martinez Alvernia

    Introducción: Autismo es un trastorno del desarrollo caracterizado por compromiso en interacción social, habilidades de lenguaje, presentando rituales con estereotipias. Sin tratamientos curativos, actualmente se buscan terapias alternativas. Un incremento de la literatura...

  3. Valoración del carácter y el bienestar animal en un albergue canino municipal

    Theses | Contributor(s): David José Menor Campos

    En este trabajo se procede a la adaptación e implementación de un test de comportamiento canino, en el albergue canino municipal de Córdoba, España. El test está formado por 17 de las pruebas más frecuentes en la literatura científica, adaptadas a...

  4. Estudio de los niveles de empatía humano-humano y humano-animal en estudiantes de medicina veterinaria

    Theses | Contributor(s): Calderón Amor, Javiera Ignacia

    Las relaciones sociales se basan en nuestra capacidad de ponernos en el lugar de otros, y a partir de eso reaccionar apropiada y lógicamente. Esta aptitud empática puede ser extrapolada hacia otras especies, fundamentándose en el principio de que los humanos son capaces de...

  5. The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Theses | Contributor(s): Nils Norman Nilsson

    The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...

  6. Practically Emotional: An Anthropological Investigation of the Relationship Between Humans and Dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mairin Din

    In this study, I explore the human-dog dynamic as it has appeared historically and in contemporary times. I show how dogs' services to humans have shifted from being predominantly practical to predominantly emotional; in modern societies, humans tend to value the emotional labor dogs perform...

  7. Odering the Feral Cat: Stakeholder Perspectives on Cat Overpopulation

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kyle Hutson

    This paper discusses the historical and cultural ways in which people attempt to order the domestic cat both spatially and conceptually, with special attention to how this ordering influences perceptions of feral cats. Feral cats are unowned or semi-owned and live entirely unconfined to a home,...

  8. Income Elasticity of Expenditures on Pets

    Theses | Contributor(s): Andrew Allen Ehlert

    The popular media contains many articles that cite an increase in pet ownership costs. However, limited econometric research has been done to examine consumer spending on pets. The purpose of this study was to determine the income elasticity of spending on pets in the United States. Income...

  9. Use of Animal Imagery in Magazine Advertisements

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kimberly Nicole Moyers

    Formal Abstract N/A.This study used content analysis to look at many advertisements featuringanimals. Looking at this area of advertising assists in discovery of the use of animals forproducts or services advertised in magazines.

  10. Embodied Cognition and Representation in Domesticated Dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kate Oslo

    Embodied cognition is a relatively recent approach in the philosophy of mind. Similarly, the volume of research into dog cognition has increased in the last decade and is set to keep on growing as we learn more about the animals with which we have associated for so long. This thesis argues that...

  11. Effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on institutionalized and noninstitutionalized adolescents' perception of counselor credibility

    Theses | Contributor(s): Brenda Joy Wilbanks

    Results of previous studies in the field of pet therapy have indicated that pets may alter people's perception of their environment and even change the way people are perceived by others. The present study investigated the effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on...

  12. Wolves in human-dominated landscapes of Northwestern Iberian Peninsula

    Theses | Contributor(s): Luis Llaneza Rodriguez

    This thesis has focused on the study of different aspects of wolf (Canis lupus) ecology to try explain its presence and persistence in human-dominated landscapes. We analyzed factors affecting the presence of the wolf in relation to the availability of food, landscape features and human...

  13. Rigging a horse and rider: simulating the predictable and repetitive movement of the rider

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Lynn Kuhnel

    It is nice to give animators artistic freedom, but having to animate every bounce, sway, and counter-balancing movement of a rider on a horse isn't freedom at all. It is painstaking labor that could easily be prevented with an effective character setup. If an animation piece is only going to...

  14. Перспективи повернення збору з власників собак до підсистеми місцевого оподаткування України

    Theses | Contributor(s): Віталій Валерійович Письменний, Vitaliy Pysmennyi

    Вивчено досвід оподаткування власників собак у Німеччині, де функціонує ефективна система володіння й утримання тварин. Виявлено недоліки механізму справляння збору з власників собак в нашій державі та вироблено практичні рекомендації щодо його вдосконалення. Обґрунтовано, що разом зі...

  15. The Semiotic Grounds of Animal Assistance: Sign Use of Guide Dogs and Their Visually Impaired Handlers

    Theses | Contributor(s): Riin Magnus

    Materiaalne linnakeskkond ja selles kehtivad käitumisreeglid sisaldavad kindlaid ootusi märgisüsteemide suhtes, mille abil keskkonda kasutada. Juhtkoera ja nägemispuudega inimese märgisüsteemide kombinatsioon eeldab olemasolevate ootustega kohanemist, aga loob ka...

  16. The changing social meanings of pets and their alternative futures

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ya-ling Chou

    寵物之所以吸引人,其中最大功能便是提供現代人們陪伴與娛樂。然而,隨著資本主義擴張與科技日星月異,寵物不僅只是提供人們陪伴與娛樂的消費商品,也形同人們身上的裝飾品。人類之於寵物總存在一種上與下的階層關係,並對寵物擁有一種所有物的的控制情節。既然寵物已成為人類生活的一部份,本研究目的擬在找尋寵物在人類社會的諸多社會意義,並希望為寵物創造多元未來,提供給寵物或非寵物飼主、以及決策者參考。關於研究方法,本研究運用未來學方法論中的因素層級分析法(Casual Layered...

  17. Veterinarian communication and its impact on dog and cat owners' satisfaction with care, trust, compliance and the veterinary care a pet receives

    Theses | Contributor(s): Roy Spigelman

    This explorative study aims to investigate how veterinarian communication and veterinarian-owner relations influence dog and cat owner satisfaction, trust, compliance and the amount of veterinary care a pet receives. It also briefly explores owners’ general knowledge about their dog or...

  18. Expenditure tendencies of pet owner: influence of pet utilities

    Theses | Contributor(s): Chung-Hui Tu

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  19. Comparison of the legislation regarding dangerous dogs between five federal states of Germany

    Theses | Contributor(s): Katharina Hoppe

    Every single federal state of Germany regulates the issue of dangerous dogs individually. There are two legislations on federal level concerning dangerous dogs, the Act on restriction of keeping or importing dangerous dogs into the inland (Gesetz zur Beschränkung des Verbringens oder der...

  20. New trends in feline breeding : (Literature review)

    Theses | Contributor(s): Daniela Jasmin Busse

    A responsible breeder will first assure that all the environmental circumstances are given for his cats to live in a healthy, stress free environment, with the substantial care he can provide them. He will have good knowledge of his breeds and their genetic beckground and adjust his breeding...