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Death and Dying in Human and Companion Canine Relations
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| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Maria MA Desougi
Since before the Neolithic Revolution, when human civilisation first emerged, humans and canines have lived, and died, together. This Scottish study is conducted in the field of animal-human interaction and, using qualitative methods, applies established insights from the sociology of health...
Art and Becoming-Animal: Reconceptualizing the Animal Imagery in Dorothea Tanning's Post-1955 Paintings
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Samantha Karam
In 1955, American artist Dorothea Tanning abandoned her figurative Surrealist renderings of dream-like scenarios in favor of a complexly abstract and fragmented style of painting. With few exceptions, the ways in which Tanning’s later works function independently of her earlier paintings...
Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Hillary Sharpe, Tom Strong
Disordered eating is on the rise and our current conceptualization and treatment of such problems neglects a corporeal-relational understanding in favour of a more cognitive approach. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the experiences of fourteen women with eating disorders...
From Steppe to Stable: Horses and Horsemanship in the Ancient World
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Carolyn Willekes, Waldemar Heckel
This dissertation is a re-evaluation of the horse in the ancient world. The approach is not based on humans and human controls, rather it seeks to examine the equines of antiquity from the viewpoint of the horses themselves. This is accomplished by looking at equine conformation and how form...
"Maintaining the Mobility of the Corps:" Horses, Mules, and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps in the Great War
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Andrew McEwen, Patrick Brennan
Animal transportation played a crucial role in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the Great War. In an era of growing mechanization and technological development, horses and mules still provided the overwhelming bulk of draught power in the combat zone. They hauled artillery,...
Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pennsylvania
RHWPA Inc. is a therapeutic horseback riding program that has helped children and young adults with disabilities for more than 30 years. It is run by volunteers and funded by donations, fundraising, and grants.
A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Edwin Gomez, John Hunting
The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...
Behavioural risks in male dogs with minimal lifetime exposure to gonadal hormones may complicate population-control benefits of desexing
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Paul D McGreevy, Bethany Wilson, Melissa J Starling, James A Serpell
Castration of dogs is a widespread practise with clear justification in population control and knock-on benefits for animal welfare. Deleterious behavioural consequences of castration are believed to be negligible. Gonadectomy is widely recommended as part of a multi-factorial approach to...
They Say Emotional Support Dog, We Say Service Dog: Why the Americans with Disabilities Act Should Recognize Emotional Support Dogs as Service Animals
| Contributor(s):: Chelsea Hernandez-Silk
This article explores the laws surrounding emotional support animals. Specifically, the author analyzes the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. This article proposes that emotional support animals should be recognized under federal legislation...
Dogs: A Prescription for Health Issues?
| Contributor(s):: Denise Magallon, Marcy Wilhelm-South
The human-‐animal bond has been seen throughout many generations. Pet owners, especially those who own dogs, are known to live a different lifestyle than non-‐pet owners. However, the individuals who can receive the most benefits from dogs are those with certain psychological and...
Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels
| Contributor(s):: Tanna Lauriente, Drayden A.D. Kopp, Marcy Wilhelm-South
University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....
Heroes and Horses
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South
Heroes and Horses is a Montana-based nonprofit organization that has created an innovative, three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying combat veterans (at no cost to them) suffering from PTSD. Our program utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, coupled with human and...
A Different Approach to Horse Handling, Based on the Jeffery Method
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Judith K Blackshaw, Des Kirk, Sharon E Cregier
A method of horse training is discussed which is based on an old technique known in Australia as the "Jeffery method." It makes use of several behavioral principles, including understanding of horse behavior, reinforcement for desired behavior, and use of flight distance principles.
Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy
At Leaps & Bounds, we provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for children of all ages in the Inland Empire and Orange County who are at risk for, or who have difficulty participating in typical, age appropriate activities. Our therapists are highly...
Effect of hippotherapy in the global motor coordination in individuals with Down Syndrome
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Valéria Sovat de Freitas Costa, Hudday Mendes da Silva, Monique de Azevêdo, André Ribeiro da Silva, Ludmila Lucena Pereira Cabral, Jonatas de França Barros
Introduction: Down syndrome (DS) of all genetic syndromes is the most common. In Hippotherapy, three-dimensional movements, provided by horse walking, awaken in the body of children with DS a large amount of sensory and neuromuscular stimuli, which directly interfere with overall development...
Horses and Mules of the Canadian Artillery and Ammunition Columns during the First World War
| Contributor(s):: Samantha Lemna, Patrick Brennan, Marcy Wilhelm-South
This thesis develops a narrative for the horses and mules of the Canadian artillery units and ammunition columns, while consequently expanding that of the soldiers serving alongside them. Carrying out mounted, draught, and pack work, these animals played an invaluable role in military...
So You Have A Dog?
| Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig
So You Have a Dog? © Donald I. Craig, Jr., 2014 “We have had civilizations without horses and even civilizations without the wheel, but never civilizations without dogs. No dogs, no humanity.” – Piero Scanziani, Italian...
| Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig, Donald I. Craig
Responsibilities of dog ownership and benefits of a family dog.
Little Horses Big Smiles
Little Horses Big Smiles is an all volunteer 501c3 non profit that provides animal assisted therapy and activities to various type of health facilities, schools, and other special events. Charlie (The STAR) is a 2.5 year old miniature horse. Charlie and I are a registered animal assisted...
Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch
Nestled among the towering pines of Spring, Texas, lies Inspiration Ranch; a special place where remarkable learning opportunities and personal victories are happening every day for individuals with special needs.We are a Premiere Accredited Center through the Professional Association of...