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  1. Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin

    It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...

  2. Trinity Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    Trinity Farm is a nonprofit organization that offers a combination of therapeutic, recreational and agricultural programs in an inclusive environment. Trinity Farm's mission is to make a difference in the lives of people with and without special needs using the the therapeutic nature of...

  3. Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding

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  4. The Riding Centre

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  5. Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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    Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) equine therapy center located in southeastern Ohio. We have been in operation since 2008 and gained our Premier Accredited Center Member certification from PATH International in 2013. We offer several programs in a safe...

  6. SoléAna Stables

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    SoléAna Stables is a premier therapeutic riding facility serving families in the Greater Houston area. SoléAna Stables is affiliated with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH-Intl).   PATH Intl. is the credentialing organization for...

  7. Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of French Facilities

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Claire Philippe-Peyroutet, Marine Grandgeorge

    Our survey of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) offered by French intervention facilities aimed to examine and describe the range of AAI for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children. We invited 2,302 facilities to reply to an online questionnaire. The responses to our survey (n = 386)...

  8. Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sophie Arnold, Henriette Mackensen, Evelyn Ofensberger, Brigitte Rusche

    Animal hoarding is a severe problem in the field of human-animal interaction. The goal of this study was to assess the current situation of animal hoarding in Germany. Reports of animal hoarding cases were collected from animal shelters and public media between January 2012 and December 2015;...

  9. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Megan Kiely Mueller, Nancy Dreschel, Regina M. Bures

    Background We focused on human-animal interaction (HAI) as an important aspect of social functioning at the individual level, framing this emerging field from a public health perspective. Methods Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2012 HAI module, we describe the...

  10. Pinnipeds and PTSD: An Analysis of a Human-Animal Interaction Case Study Program for a Veteran

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rachel A. Wortman, Theresa Vallone, Michele Karnes, Christine Walawander, Dion Daly, Bonnie Fox-Garrity

    The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a pinniped (grey and harbor seals) facilitated human-animal interaction pilot program on the self-reported PTSD-like symptoms of a veteran. This study analyzed preexisting, deidentified data that represented the participant’s scores...

  11. Man vs beast the human-animal boundary in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica Auz

    In her series of seven novels, Rowling constructs a society and a framework of characterization that allows her to explore the human-animal boundary in a variety of ways. She connects her novels to the ideology of the classical and medieval periods while still acknowledging the ways that the...

  12. The Effect of Pet Ownership on ESL Students' U.S. Academic Success

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Benjumea

    This study examines the academic success of English as a second language (ESL) students based on ownership of and/or relationship with a pet, due to pets’ ability to benefit and support their owners. A survey was compiled for middle school, ESL students in the Fayetteville, Arkansas...

  13. Paws From The Heart

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    We are a compassionate and supportive 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing qualified and specialty trained pet therapy dog teams into local communities to deliver various outreach programs while  promoting  health, happiness and healing to those in need.  We...

  14. Beaver management in Norway : a model for continental Europe?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Howard Parker, Frank Rosell

    While Norway has been managing beaver (Castor fiber) for more than 150 years, most central European countries have little experience and none are presently harvesting beaver, despite rapidly growing populations and conflicts. Here we present the Norwegian beaver management model as an example....

  15. Training Technologies. Science, Humans and Dogs in the Age of Positive Dog Training

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ane Møller Gabrielsen

    The practices of dog training influence the lives of numerous dogs and dog owners, but have not received much academic attention in terms of empirical studies. Both humans and dogs are shaped through these practices, but as the conditions are partly determined by already established networks,...

  16. Academic Institutions and One Health: Building Capacity for Transdisciplinary Research Approaches to Address Complex Health Issues at the Animal–Human–Ecosystem Interface

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa K. Allen-Scott, Bonnie Buntain, Jennifer M. Hatfield, Andrea Meisser, Chris Thomas

    To improve health at the human, animal, and ecosystem interface, defined as One Health, training of researchers must transcend individual disciplines to develop a new process of collaboration. The transdisciplinary research approach integrates frameworks and methodologies beyond academic...

  17. Serenity Farm Equestrian Center

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    Serenity Farm Equestrian Center began in August of 2001, by founder Debra DeHoff, to offer equine therapy to community members in Wood County and those surrounding counties that are within a one hour radius. Over the years of community support and involvement, the farm has expanded several...

  18. Riders Unlimited, Incorporated

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    Riders Unlimited, Inc. was founded in 1996 by Carol B. Brown with a pilot program in December and January (1997) at Transformations in Marblehead, Ohio. The first full season of classes began in April of 1997. In 2002, a second location was added by Rebekah Recker at Sidell & Company...

  19. Pegasus Farm

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    The mission of Pegasus Farm is to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals by providing equine activities along with recreational, social, and vocational support. Pegasus Farm serves over 500 individuals with...

  20. Natural Freedom Wellness Center

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    The original homestead of Jeffers Farms is the home of Natural Freedom. The farm was initiated by Robert's great grandfather, Dr. Wade E. Jeffers, in the early 1900's. In 1987 Robert and Pam purchased the homestead from the family moving into the performance and leisure world of horses...