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Encountering the Other: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Horse/Human Interaction
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| Contributor(s):: Hana Gartner, Marcy Wilhelm-South
This thesis asks how and why a serendipitous and spontaneous personal encounter with a being from another species created an ongoing bond. Through the lens of three intersecting disciplines: environmental studies, animal behaviour and health science, I explore how the horse, over time, has gone...
Impact of an animal-assisted therapy programme on physiological and psychosocial variables of paediatric oncology patients
| Contributor(s):: Nathiana B. Silva, Flávia L. Osório, Marcy Wilhelm-South
The objective of this study was to propose an intervention and safety protocol for performing animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and evaluating its efficacy in children under outpatient oncological treatment based on psychological, physiological, and quality of life indicators for the children and...
The zoonotic potential of Clostridium difficile from small companion animals and their owners
| Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Rabold D, Espelage W, Abu Sin M, Eckmanns T, Schneeberg A, Neubauer H, et al.
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in humans range from asymptomatic carriage to life-threatening intestinal disease. Findings on C. difficile in various animal species and an overlap in ribotypes (RTs) suggest potential zoonotic transmission. However, the impact of...
Animal-assisted intervention in the ICU: a tool for humanization
| Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Megan M. Hosey, Janice Jaskluski, Stephen T. Wegener, Linda L. Chlan, Dale M. Needham
The combination of an aging population and advances in critical care medicine is resulting in a growing number of survivors of critical illness . Survivors’ descriptions of their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) are frequently filled with traumatic events, and include experiences...
The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence
| Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Helen Louise Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Lauren Walker, Laura Grant, Anne Rogers
There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of companion animals and how pets might contribute to the work associated with managing a...
Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson, David L. Albright, James R. Marzolf, Jessica L. Bibbo, Hayley D. Yaglom, Sandra M. Crowder, Gretchen Carlisle, Amy Willard, Cynthia L. Russell, Karen Grindler, Steven Osterlind, Marita Wassman, Nathan Harms, Marcy Wilhelm-South
Background Large numbers of post-deployment U.S. veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to an urgent need for effective interventions to reduce symptoms and increase veterans’ coping. PTSD includes anxiety,...
Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal
| Contributor(s):: David Menor
Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural...
Usability Evaluation of a Research Repository and Collaboration Web Site
| Contributor(s):: Zhang, Tao, Maron, Deborah J., Charles, Christopher C.
Tiere und Geschichte
| Contributor(s):: Leiderer, Annette
New Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin Launched
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The American Psychological Association’s Human-Animal Interaction section has recently launched its new Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin containing new, peer-reviewed, HAI scholarship. The...
Problems related to the use of animals for therapeutic and care purposes. The document of the National Committee for Bioethics
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Maron, Pasqualino Santori
The Italian Ministry of Health, in 2002, instructed the National Committee for Bioethics to carefully review and ultimately provide evidence for future legislative bills in various aspects. One such matter was that of the subject of “Pet Therapy”, generically viewed as a...