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Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch
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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...
Fostering Attitudes of Empathy towards Animals in Youth Ages 4-7 through Play Experiences in a Zoo Setting
Contributor(s):: Heidi M. Faris
Zoos are place-based education facilities that have the ability to utilize their natural play spaces to enhance the social and cognitive development of children using live animals. Playing outdoors in nature has shown to increase physical, attentive, cognitive and social development during early...
Examining the effects of urbanization on occurrence of mammal species in natural areas of the Eastern Edwards Plateau
Contributor(s):: Matthew B. Haverland
Central Texas is experiencing urbanization at an unprecedented rate. This anthropogenic conversion of land is due in part to a rapidly growing population in the Austin and San Antonio metro areas and the development of infrastructure and resources needed to support that growth. Urban parks,...
A PATH Center Member, RED Arena is a nonprofit that serves those in physical, occupational or speech therapy as well as via therapeutic riding sessions.
Texas 4-H Swine Project Guide
Contributor(s):: Jodi Sterle
This guide for 4-H members explains how to select a good animal, build proper facilities, manage an animal's feeding and nutritional requirements, and take care of health concerns. There is also information on training and showing a pig.
The Effectiveness of Emergency Preparedness Animal Issues Education: Perceived Advantages and Obstacles of Roles Played By Texas AgriLife Extension Service Agents
Contributor(s):: Ricky G. Maxwell
As Extension begins to develop educational program delivery strategies for Emergency Preparedness and Management education, the major challenge will be to establish a culture among county agriculture and natural resources (ANR) Extension agents to integrate this educational programming into...
Nuisance American alligators: an investigation into trends and public opinion
Contributor(s):: Eversole, Cord B., Henke, Scott E., Ogdee, Jacob L., Wester, David B., Cooper, Amos
Consumption of whole cottonseed by white-tailed deer and nontarget species
Contributor(s):: Taylor, Benjamin D., Lyons, Eddie K., Rollins, Dale, Scott, Cody B., Huston, James E., Taylor, Charles A.
El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support for a 'No Kill Community
Contributor(s):: Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-camacho, Mario E. Caire
The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by El Paso City Animal Services (EPAS) to conduct a survey of El Paso County residents’ attitudes and perceptions about: 1) stray and unclaimed animals within the community, 2)...
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?
Contributor(s):: Curriden, Mark
A study of use patterns, user satisfaction and willingness to pay for off-leash dog parks: Post-occupancy evaluations of four dog parks in Texas and Florida
Contributor(s):: Lee, Hyung-Sook
The growing importance of dogs in people’s lives and in high-density urban environments has increased demand for a place where people and their dogs can interact and exercise together. The recent increase in the number of dog parks across the country is evidence of these demands of dog...
Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals, and Pets on Campus
Contributor(s):: Von Bergen, C. W.
For decades, universities have been accommodating physically disabled students who require guide dogs and other types of service animals. Within the past several years, however, mentally disabled students have increasingly petitioned colleges with no-pet policies to permit them to bring their...
Cardiorespiratory and Biomechanical Responses to Simulated Recreational Horseback Riding in Healthy Children
Contributor(s):: Rigby, Brandon R., Papadakis, Zacharias, Bane, Annie A., Park, Jin K., Grandjean, Peter W.
A Systematic Review of Effectiveness of Complementary and Adjunct Therapies and Interventions Involving Equines
Contributor(s):: Selby, Alison, Smith-Osborne, Alexa
The Countdown Is on to MLA '15!
Contributor(s):: Haver, Mary Katherine
The Mule: The Worker that "Can't Get No Respect"
Contributor(s):: Arnold, Watson C.
Attitudes toward companion animals among Hispanic residents of a Texas border community
Contributor(s):: Poss, J. E., Bader, J. O.
The researchers surveyed 206 residents of a Hispanic community on the Texas-Mexico border about their behaviors and attitudes toward companion animals. Selected members of the community administered a telephone survey to a systematic random sample of 206 individuals. The majority of participants...
Combination therapy reduces self-injurious behavior in a chimpanzee ( Pan troglodytes troglodytes ): a case report
Contributor(s):: Bourgeois, S. R., Vazquez, M., Brasky, K.
Self-injurious behavior (SIB) remains a severe and intractable abnormal behavior for nonhuman primates in diverse settings and is a significant concern for veterinarians and behavioral scientists. To date, no single pharmacological, behavioral, social, or environmental intervention method has...
Implementation of a feral cat management program on a university campus
Contributor(s):: Hughes, K. L., Slater, M. R.
In August 1998, Texas A&M University implemented on campus a trap-test-vaccinate-alter-return-monitor (TTVARM) program to manage the feral cat population. TTVARM is an internationally recognized term for trapping and neutering programs aimed at management of feral cat populations. In this...
Sterilization of companion animals: exploring the attitudes and behaviors of Latino students in South Texas
Contributor(s):: Faver, C. A.
A sample of 131 Latino students attending a university in south Texas near the United States-Mexico border completed a self-administered questionnaire regarding their companion animals (pets). Compared with dog caregivers (owners) (n=106), cat caregivers (n=25) were significantly more likely to...