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  1. 'I want to bring him from the aeroplane to here': The meaning of animals to children of refugee or migrant backgrounds resettled in Australia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Damien W. Riggs, Clemence Due, Nik Taylor

    Separation from animals with whom children have caring relationships can lead to considerable loss and grief, perhaps especially in the case of migration. This article reports on a thematic analysis of interviews undertaken with children of migrant or refugee backgrounds who had resettled in...

  2. Bonding practices between farmer and animals : a study in organic and conventional ovine farming systems from the south east of France

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Clara Hélène Gouy

    Today animal welfare is at the centre of many societal interrogations and the place that farm animals hold in our society is under scrutiny. The human-animal relationship is acknowledged to be a major contributor to animal welfare; however, given the difficulty to assess this subjective bond,...

  3. Animal Aid- an end to mental health waiting lists | Amy Aylmer | TEDxDrogheda

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Amy Aylmer

    Currently Ireland has the highest child girl suicide rates in the EU. Waiting lists to see a mental health professional for young adults under 18 are incomprehensible. Schools and colleges cannot hire counsellors fast enough. Although there are many reasons, theory's and explanations as to...

  4. Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

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    Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center began in 2006 with two students and a whole lot of faith. Bonnie Rachael opened the center in her backyard in Guyton, Georgia, after finding an article about a similar program in a flyer at church. Knowing this was something God called her to, she began...

  5. A bite out of anxiety: Evaluation of animal-assisted activity on anxiety in children attending a pediatric dental outpatient unit

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rangeeth Bollam Nammalwar, Priyaa Rangeeth

    Background: Anxiety control has been one of the key factors that shows that success of a pediatric dental practice. Animal- Aassisted therapy has shown to have many health benefits, which has brought the animal species closer to our homes with an establishment of a relationship. Aims...

  6. Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy

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    The mission of Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy is to enrich the lives of people with special needs through therapeutic horse-related programs.

  7. S.A.D.L.E.S. Ranch

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    We pride ourselves on the not-so-traditional ways to help others through our experiential counseling and learning programs at S.A.D.L.E.S., our nature based wellness and outdoor education learning center. A Horse’s non-judgmental nature, compassion and inspiring presence allows you to...

  8. Human-carnivore conflict over livestock in the eastern Serengeti ecosystem with special emphasis on African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus)

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Richard Daniel Lyamuya

    Human-carnivore conflict is currently one of the main constraints to biodiversity conservation efforts outside many protected areas worldwide. A survey of livestock depredation caused by wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) and other wild carnivore species in the Maasai and Sonjo areas outside Serengeti...

  9. Prospect Riding Center

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    Prospect Riding Center is a therapeutic horseback riding center that helps individuals with special needs overcome physical, developmental or psychological challenges in their lives.

  10. Terapias realizadas con perros | Miguel de Prado | TEDxGijon

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Miguel de Prado

    La actuación de las unidades caninas salvan muchas vidas. Su adiestramiento les permite en comunión con su monitor, localizar personas perdidas y ayudar en rescates. Pero también actúan como ayuda en terapias de recuperación. Miguel de Prado nos cuenta su...

  11. Animal-assisted activities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Teachers' and parents' perceptions

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Charis Hawkridge

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder which currently affects an estimated one percent of the international population and that percentage appears to be growing. There is currently no single intervention that has been found to improve all the symptoms of ASD, and the most...

  12. Project Stable Foundation

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    Project Stable is an equestrian and farm program that works with special-needs children and provides agricultural education to the general public. 

  13. People of Diverse Genders and/or Sexualities and Their Animal Companions: Experiences of Family Violence in a Binational Sample.

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Damien W. Riggs, Nik Taylor, Tania Signal, Heather Fraser, Catherine Donovan

    A significant body of research in the field of human-animal studies has focused on animals who live alongside humans within the home, with such animals often considered family members. To date, however, this research has focused almost exclusively on the experiences of heterosexual cisgender...

  14. Urban Animal Management: a naturalistic perspective

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    Theses | Contributor(s): David William Paxton

    The thesis uses a naturalistic perspective derived from Darwin’s theory of the origin of species by natural selection to propose that human beings and dogs co-evolved in an interdependent relationship which needs to be taken into account by makers of public policies about urban dogs. An...

  15. McCormick Research Institute

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    The organization, originally known as Heavenly Hooves, began in 2002 at the home of the Tompkins family. Horse enthusiast Thomasa Sanchez was the center's founder and first instructor, and continues today as a full-time volunteer CEO. From 2002-2005 horses were transported...

  16. How therapy dogs can be an intervention tool for struggling readers | Karen Burns | TEDxSaltLakeCity

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Karen Burns

    Learning to read is arguably one of the most important skills taught in school, and it is no surprise how challenging it can be. Karen Burns knows how the reading skills gap can affect someone for their entire life. In this poignant, and sometimes funny, talk, Karen tells us how man's best...

  17. Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA)

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    MTRA's mission is to offer the miraculous benefits of therapeutic horseback riding to persons of all ages and capabilities that are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged. Serving the heart of Florida since 1985, Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) is a PATH Premier...

  18. "Can Tigers Tame Your Stress?" | Kevin Rose | TEDxWilmington

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Kevin Rose

    Kevin’s talk focuses on his efforts to help combat veterans turn down the stress after returning from war. Recalling his own intense anxiety from childhood, he shares his grandmother’s teachings of nature and using the five senses to feel calm. Through this connection to the natural...

  19. Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Africa: A Systematic Review of a Neglected Zoonosis and a Paradigm for 'One Health' in Africa

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kathryn J. Allan, Holly M. Biggs, Jo E.B. Halliday, Rudovick R. Kazwala, Venance P. Maro, Sarah Cleaveland, John A. Crump

    Background Leptospirosis is an important but neglected bacterial zoonosis that has been largely overlooked in Africa. In this systematic review, we aimed to summarise and compare current knowledge of: (1) the geographic distribution, prevalence, incidence and diversity of acute human...

  20. Surveillance for respiratory and diarrheal pathogens at the human-pig interface in Sarawak, Malaysia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laura K. Borkenhagen, Kerry A. Mallinson, Rick W. Tsao, Siaw-Jing Ha, Wei-Honn Lim, Teck-Hock Toh, Benjamin D. Anderson, Jane K. Fieldhouse, Sarah E. Philo, Kuek-Sen Chong, William G. Lindsley, Alejandro Ramirez, James F. Lowe, Kristen K. Coleman, Gregory C. Gray

    Background The large livestock operations and dense human population of Southeast Asia are considered a hot-spot for emerging viruses. Objectives To determine if the pathogens adenovirus (ADV), coronavirus (CoV), encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV), enterovirus (EV), influenza A-D (IAV, IBV, ICV,...