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  1. From Steppe to Stable: Horses and Horsemanship in the Ancient World

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    | Contributor(s):: 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...

  2. "Maintaining the Mobility of the Corps:" Horses, Mules, and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps in the Great War

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    | Contributor(s):: 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,...

  3. Horses and Mules of the Canadian Artillery and Ammunition Columns during the First World War

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    | 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...

  4. Life lessons from a military working dog | Andrew Hanus | TEDxGeorgiaTechSalon

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Hanu

    Andrew Hanus is a graduate student and Ohio native, pursuing his Masters in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Andrew's personal goal is to bring positivity and a motivated attitude to every situation he handles. At Tech, he serves as a...

  5. Therapeutic Horseback Riding With Military Veterans: Perspectives of Riders, Instructors, and Volunteers

    | 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 been enough psychotherapeutic services to meet the current demand for the care of returning veterans...

  6. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 39 (2017)

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    Contents:I Had to Euthanize a Dog, p 2Student's Corner, p 4Vet Tech Point of View, p 6

  7. An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner

    As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...

  8. Sundance for Our Soldiers (SOS)

    Sundance for Our Soldiers (SOS) was created to help soldiers and their dependents suffering from combat stress, PTSD or just need a healthy change in life. Charles Sundeen (Sundance) was a survivor of being an at-risk youth, a survivor of many health issues and a dedicated Korean...

  9. https://www.k-9courage.com/

    The K-9 Courage Program is a charitable healthcare donation program that provides financial and in-kind product donations that support retired police and military K-9s as well as service dogs currently in action. Program contributions help assure caregivers that these courageous and loyal dogs...

  10. Mutts 4 the Military

    Mutts 4 the Military rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and places them where they are needed themost—with veterans and active duty military personnel. These dogs are vetted, trained, and certified asemotional support companions at no cost to the recipient. We will also help with any...

  11. Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops

    | Contributor(s):: Jacob Monroe Davenport

    I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...

  12. Hippotherapy in the GNR: a form of proximity to the citizen

    | Contributor(s):: Nuno Afonso

    Hippotherapy In GNR: a form of proximity to the citizen" is a work that shows the solidarity and human side in a security force. The GNR, a centennial security force, unique in the country with solipeds in its organic, profitable this means not only in the fulfillment of its general mission,...

  13. Military Riding - Analysis of their missions, structures and resources

    | Contributor(s):: Joao Laureano

    The present Applied Research Paper is subordinated to the theme: "Military Riding - Analysis of its missions, structures and resources". The budgetary constraints of the OMDN-E and the inflection of the DCCRs available by the UEOE have led to a limitation of the conditions for the...

  14. The canines of the National Republican Guard - The personality characteristics and the benchmarking tests appropriate for the police service in Guarda

    | Contributor(s):: Ivo Morais

    The domestic dog lives on the side of humanity for more than 14,000 years and during this time, despite suffering several morphological and behavioral changes, is today the faithful friend of man. The diversity of tasks in which the dog is employed constitute the practical motivation for the...

  15. The importance of our nation's military working dogs: Lisa Phillips at TEDxSanAntonio

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Phillips

    In this talk, Lisa educates us about the importance of our nation’s military working dogs (MWDs), and how we can honor them and support them while on active duty and in retirement.Lisa Phillips was born and raised in Connecticut, and relocated to Texas after joining the Army in 2001 as a...

  16. Dogs2DogTags

    We create an opportunity to save shelter dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post-combat stress and anxiety. There is no out of pocket cost for the veteran to receive a trained dog, and they gain a constant companion to help them cope with...

  17. The effectiveness of an equine assisted mental health practice for military veterans with combat experience

    | Contributor(s):: Wallis, Kimberly

  18. Big Paws Canine Foundation, Inc.

    Big Paws Canine Foundation, INC. provides Service Dogs to Disabled Veterans and Former First Responders injured in the Line of Duty. Operated entirely by non-paid volunteers, all donations go directly to the care of the dogs so that they can be provided at no cost to our Hero's who need it...

  19. Hero Dogs

    Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships. We have 5 staff members and more than 100...

  20. K9s For Warriors

    K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and...