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  1. Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm

    This is no ordinary farm however. This is a retreat that offers an alternative approach to healing.“It is a place where children and their families can step out of the stressful world and enjoy the healing power of animals and nature,” says Paul. The business endeavors to...

  2. Visiting Hooves

    Visiting Hooves wasfounded in 2015.Victoria L. Smithis Founder and President Each miniature horse or bunny has2  million dollar liability insurance and a health certificate from a veterinarian. Each miniature horse in the program has been...

  3. Efficacy of Blunt Force Trauma, a Novel Mechanical Cervical Dislocation Device, and a Non-Penetrating Captive Bolt Device for On-Farm Euthanasia of Pre-Weaned Kits, Growers, and Adult Commercial Meat Rabbits

    Contributor(s):: Jessica L. Walsh, Aaron Percival, Patricia V. Turner

    Developing effective and humane on-farm euthanasia methods is essential for all livestock industries to ensure that animals do not suffer and are killed humanely. Approved methods are lacking for commercial meat rabbits, potentially leading to poor welfare. We assessed several methods of on-farm...

  4. The Human-Animal Interaction Scale: development and evaluation

    Contributor(s):: Fournier, A. K., Berry, T. D., Letson, E., Chanen, R.

    The purpose of this study was to develop the Human-Animal Interaction Scale (HAIS) and evaluate its reliability and validity. The HAIS is a 24-item self-report instrument designed to describe and quantify behaviors performed by humans and nonhuman animals during an episode of interaction (e.g.,...

  5. Animal Management at the Ancient Metropolis of Teotihuacan, Mexico: Stable Isotope Analysis of Leporid (Cottontail and Jackrabbit) Bone Mineral

    Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N., Manzanilla, L. R., Schoeninger, M. J.

  6. The effects of pets on schizophrenics in a day treatment program

    Contributor(s):: Carol Lynne Eyster

    In an effort to record the therapeutic effects of animals, three rabbits were introduced into a group therapy setting. Eight subjects (two female, six male) having the diagnosis of schizophrenia, chronic type and participating in a day treatment program were observed by four trained observers....

  7. Terapia assistida por animais : revisão sistemática da literatura e análise exploratória da prática psicomotora.

    Contributor(s):: Gladys Malafaia Nogueira

    ARTIGO 1: Terapia Assistida por Animais: Revisão Sistemática da Literatura - Este artigo apresenta como objetivo a concretização de uma revisão sistemática da literatura sobre estudos publicados na área da eficácia das Terapias assistidas...

  8. Animal welfare in reared rabbits: a review with emphasis on housing systems.

    Contributor(s):: A. Trocino, G. Xiccato

    Research on rabbit welfare has been fragmentary and to date has been performed by only a few European teams who have often neglected the productive and commercial aims of rabbit rearing. With European Project COST Action 848 (Multi-facetted research in rabbits: a model to develop healthy and...

  9. Pals for Life

    We are a non-profit organization founded in 1985 that brings pets to those who need them throughout the Delaware Valley. Our mission is to enable people to lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives through interaction with companion animals.We provide Pet Visitation...

  10. ExNOTic: Should We Be Keeping Exotic Pets?

    Contributor(s):: Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills

    There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...

  11. Haku Baldwin Center

    Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena.  Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs.  Private...

  12. Teaching rabbit care, empathy, and responsibility

    Contributor(s):: Meryl B. Dickman

    Acclimating and housetraining a new rabbit should be approached in an organized and efficient manner. Due to the lack of instructional guides for rabbit housetraining currently available, new rabbit owners do not have adequate housetraining resources. Lack of proper housetraining instruction,...

  13. Think Outside the Cage: Moving Towards New Understandings of Companion Rabbits

    Contributor(s):: Ruthann Drummond

    Rabbits are the third most common companion mammal in Western homes, and their popularity continues to rise. However, they are also one of the most broadly used animal resources around the world, commonly being bred for their food, their fur, and their utility as biological models in animal...

  14. Domestic rabbits: diseases and parasites

    Contributor(s):: Nephi M. Patton, K.W. Hagen, J.R. Gorham, Ronald E. Flatt

    Designed to help ranchers recognize common rabbit diseases. Diseases are classified according to major cause-bacterial, viral, nutritional, hereditary, fungal, and miscellaneous (including poisoning, tumors, and vices). For each disease, the symptoms and treatment are described. Provides advice...

  15. The current state of welfare, housing and husbandry of the English pet rabbit population

    Contributor(s):: Rooney, N. J., Blackwell, E. J., Mullan, S. M., Saunders, R., Baker, P. E., Hill, J. M., Sealey, C. E., Turner, M. J., Held, S. D.

  16. Motivations for and thoughts toward rabbit ownership and factors contributing to companion-rabbit owners' knowledge

    Contributor(s):: Tasha Welch

    Prospective rabbit owners’ pre-acquisition motivations for and thoughts toward rabbit ownership were explored using one-on-one telephone interviews (n=18). Thematic analysis revealed the theme considerations prior to acquiring a companion rabbit, which involved four subthemes: reasons...

  17. A preliminary internet survey of pet rabbit owners' characteristics

    Contributor(s):: Oxley, J. A., Previti, A., Alibrandi, A., Briefer, E. F., Passantino, A.

    This study aimed to conduct a preliminary survey to investigate basic ownership factors, frequency of microchipping and insurance and views of pet rabbit owners on these areas and general rabbit management. More specifically, we aimed to investigate whether owners possess insurance, whether...

  18. Effect of cage type on fecal corticosterone concentration in buck rabbits during the reproductive cycle

    Contributor(s):: Cornale, P., Macchi, E., Renna, M., Prola, L., Perona, G., Mimosi, A.

    Fecal corticosterone concentration (FCC) was measured in 14 buck rabbits individually housed in standard-dimension cages (SC) or in bigger cages (BC; with a volume more than double that of SC and equipped with a plastic foot mat) during 4 consecutive reproductive cycles. Cage type and...

  19. Individual hunting behaviour and prey specialisation in the house cat Felis catus: implications for conservation and management

    Contributor(s):: Dickman, C. R., Newsome, T. M.

    Predators are often classed as prey specialists if they eat a narrow range of prey types, or as generalists if they hunt multiple prey types. Yet, individual predators often exhibit sex, size, age or personality-related differences in their diets that may alter the impacts of predation on...

  20. Behaviour, wounds, weight loss and adrenal weight of rabbit does as affected by semi-group housing

    Contributor(s):: Buijs, S., Maertens, L., Hermans, K., Vangeyte, J., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

    Group housing is often assumed to improve the welfare of gregarious species. Whether this is actually the case depends on the advantages (e.g. more opportunity for social and locomotor behaviour) and disadvantages (e.g. increased fighting and wounding) induced by the specific housing type. We...