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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
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| 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...
Comfort of Animals: Effects of An Animal's Presence on Stress
| Theses | Contributor(s): Melanie R. Gillan
The College of Wooster
The Effect of Dog Interaction through Therapy Trained Animals or Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA Volunteering on High Achieving First Year College Student Adjustment Period
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kamille L. Aiello
Transitioning to college is a big change. A change that can be life altering for some students, especially when they realize that transitioning to college also means leaving their beloved...
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...
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...
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...
Husbandry practices and mitigation of human-carnivore conflicts : a case of the Maasai Steppe, Tanzania.
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ifura Godfrey Ukio
Biodiversity losses are often influenced by humans due to increased demand over natural resources and retaliatory killing of wildlife as a result of human–wildlife conflicts. Large...
Eläimet työhyvinvoinnin tukena : palvelumalli eläinavusteiseen työskentelyyn
| Theses | Contributor(s): Pauliina Mielonen
Tämä opinnäytetyö toteutui työelämälähtöisenä tutkimuksellisena kehittämishankkeena, jonka tavoitteena oli tuottaa Finla Työterveys...
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...
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...
The Healing Properties of Nature and Animals
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ravmeet Ruby Bains
The following piece is intended to enlighten readers on alternative healing modalities as a substitute for traditional therapeutic interventions. The study reviews wide-ranging literature on...
Wildlife viewing and ecotourism : ethical, scientific, and value-based considerations
| Theses | Contributor(s): Anton D. Pitts
Management of wildlife viewing tourism, possibly as a legacy of management of hunting and trapping activities, tends to see its ultimate goal largely in terms of the sustainable human use of...
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...
Domestication of animals in Harappan culture: a socio−economic study
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sajjan Kumar
Domestication has played an enormous role in the development and progress of mankind and its material culture. In fact, a domesticated animal was the first pride possession of man. The fundamental...
Preparedness and disaster response training for veterinary students
| Theses | Contributor(s): Dianne Dunning
Background: The nation's veterinary colleges lack curricula necessary to meet veterinary demands for animal public health and emergency preparedness. A One Health (OH) perspective, which is a...
Attitudes and Perceptions of Pet Owners' Understanding of and Satisfaction with the Pet Memorialization Industry
| Theses | Contributor(s): Donna Lipari
This thesis explores the bond between owners and their pets and the grief that is experienced upon the death of a companion animal. The goal of this study was to investigate the attitudes and...
Valuing birds : understanding the relationship between social values and the conservation of Australian threatened avifauna
| Theses | Contributor(s): Gillian Barbara Ainsworth
This thesis examines relationships between people’s values, attitudes and behaviours with respect to threatened bird conservation in Australia. Three main research questions...
In the Eyes of the Beholder: Pet Owners' Attitude Toward Animals and Perception of Their Pet's Behavior
| Theses | Contributor(s): Suzanne K. Remito
This study explored the relationship between pet owners’ attitude toward animals and perception of their pet’s behavior. Pet owners completed an online questionnaire regarding their...
The Theoretical Application and Comparison of the Olfactory Sensory Organs in Swine vs Canines for Accelerant and Explosives Detection
| Theses | Contributor(s): Naomi M. Sigler
Swine may be able to work alongside scent detection canines, or replace them completely, in the scent detection field. Miniature pigs are the focus of this study since their larger counterparts...
Defamiliarising the Zoo : Representations of Nonhuman Animal Captivity in Five Contemporary Novels
| Theses | Contributor(s): Hadassa Prattley
While human-animal relations have always been part of human cultures the public zoo is a relatively recent phenomenon that reflects very specific elements of Western cultures’ modern ideas...