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Animal Welfare: A Contemporary Understanding Demands a Contemporary Approach to Behavior and Training
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): E. Anne McBride, David J. Montgomery
Contemporary understanding of One Welfare highlights the intrinsic link between animal and human welfare and ethics, regarding physical and psychological well-being as equally important. These...
Geographically Apart, Attitudinally Very Close: A Comparison of Attitudes toward Animals between Romania and Mexico City
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alina S. Rusu, Denisa Pop, Dennis C. Turner
Among other regions, Romania and Mexico (particularly Mexico City) are often cited as problematic areas in surveys and reports on the growing population of stray animals in urban areas. The aim of...
A "Pawsitive" Influence of Animals in Long-Term Care Facilities: Animal-Assisted Therapy at St. Peter Regional Treatment Center
| Posters | Contributor(s): Hannah L. Winkler
The St. Peter Regional Treatment Center (SPRTC) provides secure, residential, multi-disciplinary treatment services, including psychosocial rehabilitation and skill enhancement, to individuals...
Using Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) to Examine the Effects of Equine Assisted Activities on the Personal and Professional Development of Student Therapists
| Theses | Contributor(s): Dianna Isabel Giraldez
The Introduction to Equine Assisted Family Therapy course offered at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) provides Master’s and Doctoral level student therapists the opportunity to learn how...
Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities
| Theses | Contributor(s): Megan Koenigseder
Individuals with developmental disabilities commonly present characteristics that include deficits in social and communicative abilities. A number of intervention strategies have been implemented,...
| Theses | Contributor(s): Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers...
A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts...
Therapeutic Horseback Riding With Military Veterans: Perspectives of Riders, Instructors, and Volunteers
| Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie LaFleur
Statistics reveal that over 353,000 military members have been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI resulting from war-related activities. With the rising number of war stress injuries, there have not...
Pawsitive Dog Prison Pup
Pawsitive Dog Prison Training Program is a cooperative effort between the Airway Heights Correctional Center, SpokAnimal, and Diamonds in the Ruff. Offender handlers train shelter dogs to make...
Marley's Miracle Mutts
Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization (30-0636031) that is concentrated on saving the lives of Kern County's incarcerated canines. Kern County's...
DLB Ranch, Inc
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP/EAT) offers many benefits to individuals, groups and families that specifically address mental, emotional and behavioral issues. An EAP/EAT session is designed...
Island Dolphin Care
Provides unique, therapeutic, motivational and educational dolphin assisted therapy programs for children and adults with special needs and their families (and/or caregivers) through the use...
4 Paws 4 Patriots
A non-profit organization established to provide service dogs and training to disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran. By partnering with animal shelters, rescues, volunteers and contract...
Therapy Dogs, Singapore
A non-profit voluntary welfare group committed to reaching out to society’s disadvantaged through pet-assisted therapy.
During regular sessions with beneficiaries, members and...
The H.O.P.E. Project
(Healing Our Patriots with Equines)
The HOPE Project uses rescued horses to help bring hope to our Heroes who may have been injured physically or emotionally.
White Blood Cell Counts, Parasite Prevalence, and Plasma Cortisol Levels of Dogs in a County Animal Shelter: Changes over Days and Impact of a Program of Repeated Human Interaction
| Theses | Contributor(s): Emily S. Dudley
Animal shelter housing is highly stressful for a dog, compromising welfare and leading to undesirable behaviors and unknown health consequences. We documented the changes in circulating numbers of...
Modeling The Zoonotic Transmission Dynamics Of Nipah Virus: Implications For Outbreak Control And Model-Guided Fieldwork
| Theses | Contributor(s): Natasha Wenzel
Introduction: Nipah virus is considered a biosafety level-4 pathogen that is endemic to bats of the genus Pteropus. Infection in humans presents clinically as febrile encephalitis with an...
From the Editor – Welcome to the first issue of Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin!
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lori Kogan
Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice Section of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is proud to announce this exciting new venue...
Pig Age and Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer
| Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke A. Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig age affected how many pigs touched and orientated to a human, or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal...
The Role of Clinical Veterinary Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Laboratory Animal Distress
| Reports | Contributor(s): V. Hampshire
It is doubtful that the scientific community will ever arrive at a consensus definition for distress as it may be attempted for the purposes of improving animal welfare in and across the myriad of...