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Equine Assisted Activities or Therapy: Towards a Future Curriculum
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Anita Shkedi
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAA/T) is a non-invasive treatment modality recommended by the medical and educational community for a subset of challenged children and adults. As its...
Efeitos secundários da quimioterapia antineoplásica e seu impacto na qualidade de vida em cães e gatos com doença oncológica
| Theses | Contributor(s): Pedro de Sousa Dâmaso da Silveira
Em Medicina Veterinária, a crescente prevalência de doenças neoplásicas vem provocar um aumento exponencial da realização de quimioterapia...
The psychological Impact of Companion Animals for Older Adults who Reside Alone
| Theses | Contributor(s): Tess Reed
Companion animals have been identified as improving the physical and emotional health of some older adults (Collis & McNicholas, 1998). This qualitative study explored the psychological impact...
The Dolphin-Human connection: Embassy or Zoo-without-walls?
| Theses | Contributor(s): Clark Scott Taylor
Dolphins and humans are interacting more now than at any time in history. The challenges that arise in attempting to provide for, preserve, and protect the simple experience of an interaction with...
Pet facilitated therapy and the therapeutic relationship: participant perspectives
| Theses | Contributor(s): Laurie Heather Baird
This qualitative study examines Pet Facilitated Therapy (PFT) from the perspective of the participant/client in an initial counselling session. The use of the human-animal bond to facilitate...
Assessing dogs using a temperament test - will training affect the outcome? : a test-retest trial as a forensic tool
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sophie Luisa Fechner
Temperament Tests can be a forensic tool as they are often used to clarify legal cases in which dogs were allegedly involved in circumstances of aggression towards humans or other dogs. The test...
Técnicas reconstrutivas em cirurgia oncológica de canídeos e felídeos
| Theses | 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...
The psychotherapeutic worth of horse whispering for the aggressive child
| Theses | Contributor(s): Karin Bronkhorst
This dissertation employs a case study research design and reviews literature from the field of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with an emphasis on equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), as a...
Distúrbios comportamentais relacionados com o medo em cães
| Theses | Contributor(s): João Ricardo Ferreira Teotónio
Os distúrbios comportamentais relacionados com o medo são comuns, induzem sofrimento nos animais e prejudicam os laços afectivos com os seus donos. O presente estudo procurou,...
Examining the relationship between puppy raisers and guide dogs in training
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jamie Lynne Fratkin
Dogs play a unique role in the lives of humans. Many people form positive relationships with dogs but some do not. In working dogs, the relationship that dogs form with humans is particularly...
Humanos e não-humanos: o aprendizado de novas sensibilidades e responsabilidades em nossas relações de estimação
| Theses | Contributor(s): Luciana de Sant'Anna Dall'Agnol
A educação e a cultura são processos inerentes e transformadores um ao outro, fazendo com que as mudanças em nossa sociedade exijam uma contínua...
Gastrointestinal parasite risk in dog parks in the Lisbon area
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ana Maria Nogueira Ferreira
Dog parks may pose a risk for the transmission of parasitic zoonotic agents via the faeces and soil contact. This is the first study to investigate gastrointestinal infections in park-attending...
Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools
| Theses | Contributor(s): Courtney Zents
Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy...
Impacto do maneio clínico da Diabetes mellitus canina e felina na qualidade de vida do cuidador e do paciente
| Theses | Contributor(s): Juliana Rodrigues Carreira
A Diabetes mellitus é uma afeção crónica caracterizada por hiperglicémia persistente, cujos mecanismos fisiopatológicos, ainda não totalmente...
Comportamento do cão no acto de consulta médico-veterinária profilática
| Theses | Contributor(s): Inês Machado Guimarães
O comportamento de medo é habitualmente demonstrado pelos cães durante a consulta médico-veterinária. Uma tentativa de defesa, por parte do cão, pode tornar uma...
Dog parks and their users: A study of four dog parks in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area
| Theses | Contributor(s): Lacy Jo Burgess-Cady
Humans have had a unique relationship with dogs for thousands of years. In the last three decades, this relationship has shifted and dogs have begun to be more widely recognized as family members...
Understanding shelter medicine
| Theses | Contributor(s): Tânia Isabel Gomes Frazão Pina Santos
Shelter medicine is a small animal herd health discipline that is becoming an emerging area of specialization. This discipline rose from difficulties that shelter veterinarians face every day in...
Unowned Cat Management in the State of Ohio: Elements of Best Practice in Public-Private Collaborative Efforts
| Theses | Contributor(s): Daniel D. Spehar
A contentious debate over the management of free-roaming cat populations is ongoing. Nevertheless, disparate groups of stakeholders share a common goal of fewer community cats. Unowned cat...
Domestic Dogs ' (Canis lupus familiaris) Evaluation of Moral and Immoral Actors
| Theses | Contributor(s): Katherine E. Ford
A sense of morality, or values predisposing what is right (fair, just, kind) and what is wrong (unfair, cruel, dishonest), appears universally across all humankind. All major cultures share...
An assessment of equine assisted growth learning association and professional association of therapeutic horsemanship programs in Montana
| Theses | Contributor(s): Amy Kristine Prechter
In Montana, there are a limited number of programs offering equine assisted services. Equine assisted therapies and learning activities are gaining popularity as a modern, alternative form of...