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  1. Experimental Tibetan monkey domestication and its application for intraocular pressure measurement

    AIM: To train Tibetan monkey (Macaca thibetana) for intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement in conscious state and obtain normal IOP in conscious Tibetan Macaque.    METHODS: The training was based on award-conditioned behavior. Food stimulation and human-animal interaction...

  2. CONTEMPORARY MAYAN GROUPS' CONCEPTS ABOUT ANIMALS

    Contributor(s): Fernando Guerrero Martinez

    The concepts Mayan groups have regarding fauna involve knowledge and practices that result from sharp observation of their surroundings. This paper articulates important aspects of human-animal interaction in order to demonstrate the complexity underlying the notion of what animals mean in the...

  3. An empirical examination of the conceptualization of companion animals

    The results provide information on the relative importance of salient attributes and thus indicate which attributes that are important to consider, for example, when analyzing human-animal interaction, animal welfare, human health and subjective-well-being, or the economic value of cats and...

  4. A Wearable System for the Evaluation of the Human-Horse Interaction: A Preliminary Study

    Contributor(s): Andrea Guidi, Antonio Lanata, Paolo Baragli, Gaetano Valenza, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo

    This study reports on a preliminary estimation of the human-horse interaction through the analysis of the heart rate variability (HRV) in both human and animal by using the dynamic time warping (DTW) algorithm. Here, we present a wearable system for HRV monitoring in horses. Specifically, we...

  5. Early diagnosis and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in Africa: insights from a case study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nicole Wannenburg, Roelf van Niekerk

    Awareness and concern regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased worldwide.1-3 In high resource countries, this has led to an increase in funding for ASD research and the inclusion of ASD in health policies.1,4 Despite an increase in research on ASD in Africa in the...

  6. Influência de um ordenhador aversivo sobre a produção leiteira de vacas da raça Holandesa

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maria Jose Hotzel, Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado Filho, Maria Christina Yunes, Marcela Cristina A. C. da Silveira

    In the present study the hypothesis that fear of humans is long-lasting and may influence milk production in Holstein cows was tested. One person (the aversive handler) carried out two daily sessions of an aversive treatment during 21 days, where each cow received two slaps on the rump and a...

  7. Modelling personality, plasticity and predictability in shelter dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Conor Goold, Ruth C. Newberry

    Behavioural assessments of shelter dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) typically comprise standardized test batteries conducted at one time point, but test batteries have shown inconsistent predictive validity. Longitudinal behavioural assessments offer an alternative. We modelled longitudinal...

  8. Nasally-Administered Oxytocin Has Limited Effects on Owner-Directed Attachment Behavior in Pet Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lauren E. Thielke, giovanna renata rosenlicht, Sarina R Saturn, Monique A. R. Udell

    The present study explored the effects of intranasal oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone, on the behavior of pet dogs during an attachment test. Each dog participated in two testing sessions. On one visit saline was administered nasally, and on another, oxytocin was administered nasally. For...

  9. Runnin' WJ Ranch

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    Runnin' WJ Ranch, a Christian non-profit organization, opened its doors for therapeutic riding classes in September of 2001.  The core of the operation is its over 400 volunteers. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center (www.pathintl.org). Runnin' WJ...

  10. Rise Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    Reaching Inside Souls using Equines, helping individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional needs meet personal goals.

  11. Riding Unlimited

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    Riding Unlimited’s mission for over 25 years has been to Turn Disabilities Into Possibilities. We help individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities through the power of the horse. Therapeutic horsemanship improves strength, balance, coordination, memory...

  12. Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship is a Premier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH Intl.), and provides therapeutic horsemanship programs for people of all ages - children and adults - who have physical, cognitive,...

  13. Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch

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    We provide equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges in San Antonio, Boerne,  and the surrounding areas.Our riders diagnosis include conditions and special needs such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down’s...

  14. Open My World Therapeutic Riding Center

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  15. New Hope Equine Assisted Therapy

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    New Hope Equine Assisted Therapy provides therapeutic horseback riding services for people with a wide variety of disabilities. Our program is designed to bring hope, healing and happiness to our riders through encouraging the horse and human connection.

  16. ManeGait

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    At ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, children and adults with disabilities move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse and the dedication of a professional, caring community.

  17. Learning Together Equestrians

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    Learning Together Equestrians is a nonprofit organization. The organization consists of a passionate group of members, instructors, and volunteers committed to providing therapeutic horseback riding (hippotherapy), and related educational programs, to children with developmental or physical...

  18. Joyride Center

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    JoyRide Center was established in 2009 as a Therapeutic Horsemanship Center with the mission of helping people with different abilities find more joy in life through equine-assisted activities and therapies, along with functional/life skills education.  JoyRide Center pursues its mission...

  19. Jake E's Riding Round Up

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    Jake E’s Riding Round Up is an Equine Therapy,Christian non-profit healing center offering P.E.A.C.E. – People thru Equines Achieving Courage & Empowerment – located in Kaufman, Texas. The Center was established in memory of founder Jana Ewing’s 3-year-old...

  20. Galloping Acres

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    Galloping Acres, LLC offers boarding, leasing, showing, western and hunter Riding lessons, horse sales and training. We also have a Therapeutic Riding Program which is Galloping Acres Foundation that is Co-Sponsored by Hanover County Parks and Recreation.