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  1. Using a dog demography field study to inform the development of an agent-based computer simulation. Evaluating owned dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico

    Theses | Contributor(s): Luz Maria Kisiel

    This thesis evaluates the potential effects of different dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico. First, a cross-sectional study was conducted to characterize dog ecology and demography in Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo. Approximately 65% of the households...

  2. Koira auttaa toimimaan : Integroitu systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus koiran kanssa toimimisen vaikutuksesta ihmisen toimijuuteen

    Theses | Contributor(s): Laura Kymäläinen, Sini Lehtinen

    Eläimen ja ihmisen välistä suhdetta ja eläinavusteista toimintaa ja terapiaa kohtaan on nähtävillä lisääntyvää kiinnostusta ja se näkyy 2000 – luvulla ilmestyneiden tutkimusten, opinnäytetöiden ja pro gradujen...

  3. An Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Program: Human-Horse Relations And Effects On Inmate Emotions And Behaviors

    Theses | Contributor(s): Keren Bachi

    Policy makers and correctional authorities are seeking ways to enhance effectiveness of incarceration and reduce recidivism. Equine-facilitated prison-based vocational programs aim to rehabilitate inmates. Informed by the theories of attachment and desistance, this study evaluates the emotional...

  4. Development and evaluation of a canine and feline welfare assessment tool for use in companion animal veterinary clinics

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lauren Carly Dawson

    This thesis was conducted to investigate canine and feline welfare in relation to veterinary care through the development and evaluation of a welfare assessment tool for veterinary clinics. Through a multi-stage survey, 78 animal welfare researchers, veterinarians with an expertise in animal...

  5. Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta : opas sosiaalipedagogisesta hevostoiminnasta

    Theses | Contributor(s): Pia Leppälahti, Nina Nicol, Heidi Rietz-Korpela, Heidi Svanström

    Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta on laaja-alaisesti kuntouttavaa ja kokonaisvaltaisesti henkistä hyvinvointia lisäävää toimintaa. Toiminnan perusteeksi tehdään aina yksilöllinen suunnitelma, jonka pohjalta toiminta on tavoitteellista....

  6. Cognition and the Development of Social Cognition in the Domestic Dog (Canis Lupus Familiaris)

    Theses | Contributor(s): Camille Ward

    We examined cognition and the development of social cognition in domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) with three studies. Study one focused on numerical competence in dogs and studies two and three addressed the development of social relationships among littermates. In the first study, we...

  7. Liminal spaces : therapeutic encounters between horses and adolecents

    Theses | Contributor(s): Stephanie Terre Blanche

    In this study, the intersections between Equine Assisted Psychotherapeutic interventions and adolescence are explored. Equine Assisted therapeutic work has recently gained much popularity in the field of psychology, due to many reported benefits, which include the value of the use of the horse...

  8. Mitä on alpakkaterapia : toimintaterapeutin näkökulma

    Theses | Contributor(s): Tiia Hagman

    Opinnäytetyön aiheena on selventää tapaustutkimuksen avulla, mitä alpakkaterapia käytännössä on. Valmis työ luovutetaan alpakoita kasvattavan Lumotarhan käyttöön. Tutkimus suoritettiin haastattelemalla toimintaterapeutti Joyce...

  9. Student Perceptions of Introducing a Service-Dog-in-Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kara Worley

    For centuries, dogs have been utilized for therapeutic purposes, as pets, and as highly trained service animals. Past research has focused specifically on the benefits associated with utilizing service dogs, especially for people with disabilities and veterans. 4 Paws for Ability is an...

  10. Where the Wild Horses Roam: The Cross-Cultural Debate over the Fate of Wild Horses on Yakama Tribal Lands

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Smith

    The horse has been recognized as an integral part of the Yakama people‘s culture for the better part of the last two centuries. However, in recent decades, the wild horse population on Yakama tribal lands has significantly increased, leading to a polarizing debate over their management....

  11. Hännänheilahduksia : koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojekti Turun kaupungin ympärivuorokautisessa hoidossa olevien vanhusten parissa

    Theses | Contributor(s): Johanna Lundén

    Kehittämistyön tarkoituksena oli seurata ja dokumentoida Turun kaupungin vanhusten ympärivuorokautisen hoidon yksiköissä toteutettavaa koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojektia helmikuusta syyskuuhun 2012. Projekti tukee Green care ideologian...

  12. Helado para perros. Postre para mascotas : desarrollado bajo los parámetros actuales de nutrición y palatabilidad canina

    Theses | Contributor(s): Gabriel Oswaldo Alonso Cuéllar, Jorge Eliecer Rodríguez Ordoñez

    La relación entre perros y humanos ha evolucionado ampliamente, esto ha generado un fenó-meno de antropomorfización que hace que asumamos actitudes frente a los animales como si és-tos fueran seres humanos. Entre otros inconvenientes, esto ocasiona que los animales se...

  13. Investigation of the Effects of Service Dogs on Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda Marie Reinsfelder

    With modern medicine and advances in technology, people are living longer and expecting a higher quality of life. Individuals may not be receiving the ideal assistive devices because they are not sure where to obtain the proper equipment, or what is available. An increased flow of informational...

  14. Dog as a typical predator which communicates with manPies jako typowy drapieznik komunikujacy sie z czlowiekiem

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kamieniak, J., Mazurkiewicz, T., Tietze, M.

    This article aims at the presentation of a complex process of making ties between the dog and the man, that started from the domestication of a dog and was followed by the thousands years of co-evolution. Here, we were discussing the process of forming relationships between the dog and the man...

  15. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.

    Zoological institutions develop human-animal interaction opportunities for visitors to advance missions of conservation, education, and recreation; however, the animal welfare implications largely have yet to be evaluated. This behavioral study was the first to quantify impacts of guest feeding...

  16. Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and efficacy of ivermectin following oral administration in dogs against experimental infection of Ctenocephalides felis felis and Rhipicephalus sanguineus

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Magalhaes, V. S., Cid, Y. P., Ferreira, T. P., Medeiros, D. M. V., Batista, L. C. de S. O., Correia, T. R., Albert, A. L. M., Scott, F. B.

    With the increasing number of pets in home the human-animal relationship is increasingly close and care about control disease growing. Ivermectin (IVM) is frequently used because its proven safety. IVM is recommended for the treatment of demodectic scabies and prevention of heartworm in dogs,...

  17. Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Churchill, J., Ward, E.

    Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...

  18. Management strategies in farrowing house to improve piglet pre-weaning survival and growth

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vila, R. M., Tummaruk, P.

    Post-partum and lactation are the most complex periods in the swine production chain. Newborn pigs are highly vulnerable due to relatively low body weight at birth and physiological immaturity. Most of the management strategies performed in farrowing houses are oriented to ensure a proper level...

  19. Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming: hybrid capitals, 'stockmanship' and Automatic Milking Systems

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Butler, D., Holloway, L.

    Using Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) as an example we use the work of Bourdieu to illustrate how technology can be seen as restructuring dairy farming practices, what it is to be a dairy farmer, and the wider field of dairy farming. Approaching technology in this way and drawing upon the...

  20. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wlodarczyk, J.

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...