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Founded in 2001 and located on an 18+ acre farm in Nazareth, PA, Equi-librium provides individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as social/emotional needs, with accessible and affordable therapy by utilizing horses as therapy tools. Equine Assisted Activity & Therapy...
Horses for Healing Therapeutic Horseback Riding
All Horses for Healing sessions are supervised by certified riding instructors. Each instructor has undergone a stringent certification process and possesses a strong equine background, as well as an understanding of various disabilities through continuing education based on the annually...
Clinical Findings in Dogs Trained for Awake-MRI
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| Contributor(s):: Gregory S. Berns, Mark Spivak, Sarah Nemanic, Nicole Northrup
Training dogs for awake-MRI began in 2012 for the study of canine cognition. Although originally envisioned as a research technique to understand the neural mechanisms of canine cognitive function, its potential as a new diagnostic clinical tool has become apparent. A high-quality structural...
A Proof of Concept: Are Detection Dogs a Useful Tool to Verify Potential Biomarkers for Lung Cancer?
| Contributor(s):: Carola Fischer-Tenhagen, Dorothea Johnen, Irene Nehls, Roland Becker
Early and reliable diagnostic test is essential for effective therapy of lung cancer. Volatile organic compounds that are characteristic for cancer could serve as valuable biomarkers in cancer diagnosis. Both trace analytical and detection dog approaches give some evidence for the existence of...
Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process
| Contributor(s):: Barnard-Nguyen, S., Breit, M., Anderson, K. A., Nielsen, J.
Pet owners often experience complex and profound grief reactions when their animals are euthanized. Veterinary staff are increasingly being called upon to be aware of and to respond to the grief reactions of pet owners at this critical time. The objectives of this study were to identify pet...
Assisted therapy with dogs in cancer services
Owners' attitudes and practices regarding nutrition of dogs diagnosed with cancer presenting at a referral oncology service in Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Rajagopaul, S., Parr, J. M., Woods, J. P., Pearl, D. L., Coe, J. B., Verbrugghe, A.
Never mind the length, feel the quality
| Contributor(s):: Kent, M. S.
Terapia asistida con animales en pacientes oncológicos: una revisión bibliográfica
| Contributor(s):: María Marco Oliver
El cáncer causa desajustes psicológicos y emocionales debido a su naturaleza crónica. Los pacientes oncológicos tienen una alta prevalencia de padecer algún trastorno psicológico, entre los que destacan la depresión y los trastornos de ansiedad....
Técnicas reconstrutivas em cirurgia oncológica de canídeos e felídeos
| Contributor(s):: Alexandre Margarido Pargana
Actualmente, a doença oncológica é uma das principais causas de morte em canídeos e felídeos. A cirurgia é o método mais antigo e, ainda hoje, de maior sucesso no tratamento de neoplasias, podendo também ser usada como método...
Sniffing Out Cancer | Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte | TEDxWilmington
| Contributor(s):: Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte
Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...
| Contributor(s):: Deedee O’Brien
Employing horses in a working farm environment, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm provides beneficial therapy for people with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. It uses the horse’s unique ability to enhance a person’s movements and touch a...
Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer
| Contributor(s):: Monique Vicky Simon
Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s experience of diagnosis and treatment is often accompanied by a lack of participation and reduced...
Factors Which Influence Owners When Deciding to Use Chemotherapy in Terminally Ill Pets
| Contributor(s):: Jane Williams, Catherine Phillips, Hollie Marie Byrd
Chemotherapy is a commonly integrated treatment option within human and animal oncology regimes. Limited research has investigated pet owners’ treatment decision-making in animals diagnosed with malignant neoplasia. Dog and cat owners were asked to complete an online questionnaire to...
Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Broom, D.
Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington
Nov 09 2016
Preventing Obesity in People and Pets: A One Health Approach
Being there : relationships between people with cancer and their pets : what helps and what hinders
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Nitkin
This qualitative research examined the little studied area of human-pet relationships and their impact on persons with cancer. The goal of this study was to gather information from individuals with cancer who had a pet during their illness and explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of that...
Hope comes covered in fur: Donna Waugh at TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas
| Contributor(s):: Donna Waugh
The 2013 "Hero Dog of the Year" John D. and his human, Donna, team up to advance the use of canines in human cancer detection, offering hope that comes covered in fur.Donna Waugh is President of the American Scent Dog Association. The K9 handler and scent dog trainer 2006 began using...
Therapeutic Animal Camp for Children Affected by Cancer
| Contributor(s):: Katie Fleck
This research project looks at the therapeutic benefits of an animal camp for children touched by cancer. Animal assisted therapy techniques were used for children to connect with animals during a week long summer camp. The benefits of working with animals are discussed, as well as research on...