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  1. Beyond Recovery: Understanding the Postbereavement Growth From Companion Animal Loss

    Contributor(s): Paul W.C. Wong, Kenny C.T. Lau, Lucia L. Liu, Gloria S.N. Yuen, Poon Wing-Lok

  2. Pet Humanisation and Related Grief: Development and Validation of a Structured Questionnaire Instrument to Evaluate Grief in People Who Have Lost a Companion Dog

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stefania Uccheddu, Loriana de Cataldo, Mariangela Albertini, Stanley Coren, Goncalo Da Graça Pereira, Anouck Haverbeke, Daniel Simon Mills, Ludovica Pierantoni, Stefanie Riemer, Lucia Ronconi, Ines Testoni, Federica Pirrone

  3. Pet loss and continuing bonds in children and adolescents

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Michael Schmidt, Paige E. Naylor, Diana Cohen, Rowena Gomez, James A. Moses Jr, Max Rappoport, Wendy Packman

    There is little research available regarding the impact of pet loss on children. In the current mixed-methods study, we explored the different ways that children use continuing bonds (CB) to cope following the death of a pet. We studied 32 children (5–18 years) and their parents....

  4. Emotion Work of Coping with the Death of a Companion Animal

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Karyn McKinney

  5. ペットロスの疫学

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yuya Kimura

  6. Grief for pets – Part 2: Avoiding compassion fatigue

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Caroline Hewson

    Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses, and it can result in compassion fatigue. There seems to have been little acknowledgement of this in the workplace or the literature, and we lack research on prevalence, risk factors...

  7. Investigating the Emotion Regulation Strategies Implemented by Adults Grieving the Death of a Pet in Australia and the UK

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chloe Green, Maria Kangas, Ian Fairholm

    Pet-related grief has been for the most part been overlooked in psychological research. The aim of this study was twofold. First, to investigate whether the ambiguous loss of one’s pet was associated with heightened grief compared to certain pet death; and second, to examine whether...

  8. Veterinary hospice and palliative care: a comprehensive review of the literature

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katherine J. Goldberg

  9. The mental health effects of pet death during childhood: is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katherine M. Crawford, Yiwen Zhu, Kathryn A. Davis, Samantha Ernst, Kristina Jacobsson, Kristen Nishimi, Andrew D.A.C. Smith, Erin C. Dunn

    Pet ownership is common. Growing evidence suggests children form deep emotional attachments to their pets. Yet, little is known about children’s emotional reactions to a pet’s death. The goal of this study was to describe the relationship between experiences of pet death and risk of...

  10. Communitas and Friluftsliv: equine-facilitated activities for drug users

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann

  11. Changes in Motor Skill Proficiency After Equine-Assisted Activities and Brain-Building Tasks in Youth With Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): B. Rhett Rigby, Ronald W. Davis, Melissa D. Bittner, Robin W. Harwell, Eileen J. Leek, Geoban A. Johnson, David L. Nichols

  12. Attachment Theory and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for Vietnam Veterans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laura Meyer, Ann Sartori

  13. The Effects of Equine Assisted Therapy on Plasma Cortisol and Oxytocin Concentrations and Heart Rate Variability in Horses and Measures of Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Karyn Malinowski, Chi Yee, Jenni M. Tevlin, Eric K. Birks, Mary M. Durando, Hossein Pournajafi-Nazarloo, Alan A. Cavaiola, Kenneth H. McKeever

  14. An Exploration of the Mechanism of Action of an Equine-Assisted Intervention

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ann Hemingway, Sid Carter, Andrew Callaway, Emma Kavanagh, Shelley Ellis

  15. Effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Gross Motor Skills of Two Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single-Subject Research Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brett Lindsay Hawkins, Joseph B Ryan, A Lynne Cory, Meredith C Donaldson

  16. Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Social and Sensory Functioning of Children with Autism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Drew C. Coman, Margaret P. Bass, Michael Alessandri, Christine S. Ghilain, Maria M. Llabre

  17. Gait and Gross Motor Improvements in a Two-Year-Old Child With Arthrogryposis After Hippotherapy Intervention Using a Norwegian Fjord

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heidi A. Brady, C. Roger James, Doug W. Dendy, Tangi A. Irwin, Colleen A. Swiacki, Leslie D. Thomspon, Tammy M. Camp, Hyung Suk Yang, Kinyata J. Cooper

    A 2-year-old child with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) was prescribed occupational therapy using hippotherapy intervention. Multiple joint contractures present at birth affecting joint function are characteristics of AMC. Twenty-five 30-min hippotherapy sessions were conducted. The...

  18. Does Long-term Equine Assisted Learning have an Effect on Childhood Weight Management?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): HE Battisti, FL Battisti, R McAbee

  19. Looking for Visitor's Effect in Sanctuaries: Implications of Guided Visitor Groups on the Behavior of the Chimpanzees at Fundació Mona

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jana López-Álvarez, Yaiza Sanjorge, Sara Soloaga, Dietmar Crailsheim, Miquel Llorente

    The question of ‘if and how captive primates are affected by visitors’ has gained increasing attention over the last decades. Although the majority reported undesirable effects on behavior and wellbeing, many studies reported contradicting results. Most of these studies were...

  20. Large Terrestrial Bird Adapting Behavior in an Urbanized Zone

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eduardo R. Alexandrino, Juliano A. Bogoni, Ana B. Navarro, Alex A. A. Bovo, Rafael M. Gonçalves, Jacob D. Charters, Juan A. Domini, Katia M. P. M. B. Ferraz

    Wildlife living within urban ecosystems have to adapt or perish. Red-legged Seriema, a large terrestrial bird, are rare in urban ecosystems, however, they have been reported in a medium-sized Brazilian city. We investigated the reasons for this occurrence as well as their behavior. We assessed...