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  1. An evaluation of the benefits of a companion animal to chronic psychiatric inpatients (pet-facilitated therapy)

    Contributor(s): Del Monaco, Margaret Mary

  2. An evaluation of the benefits of animal assisted therapy

    Contributor(s): Renzi, Kelly Ann

  3. An evaluation of the effectiveness of using animals in therapy

    Contributor(s): LaJoie, Kathleen Ray

  4. An evaluation of the endocrine response to dystocia in the primiparous cow and calf

    Contributor(s): Glenda M. Borcher

    Parturition is a very stressful event for both the cow and the calf. Endocrine changes occur which typically enable to calf to make the transition from a uterine to a gaseous environment. These endocrine changes are basic stress responses, necessary for an organism to maintain homeostasis. They...

  5. An Evaluation of the Oral Microbiome and Potential Zoonoses of Two Ubiquitous South African Strepsirrhines, Otolemur crassicaudatus and Galago moholi.

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Michael John Strinden

    As Otolemur crassicaudatus and Galago moholi are ubiquitous throughout part of South Africa they are thought to be at little conservation risk. However, this has resulted in a situation where these species are seldom studied. This thesis addresses this lack of knowledge...

  6. An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children

    Theses | Contributor(s): Pamela L. Evans-Smith

    Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning a dog on the self-esteem of children who are obese. This study used a non-experimental, descriptive,...

  7. An evaluation of therapeutic horseback riding programs for adults with physical impairments

    Theses | Contributor(s): Tomaszewski, Sarah Elizabeth

  8. An examination if human happiness and stress following canine exposure

    Theses | Contributor(s): Davis, Makenna Ann

  9. An Examination of Dog Ownership in the Promotion of Walking as a Form of Physical Activity and Its Effects on Physical and Psychological Health

    Theses | Contributor(s): Nikolina Margaret Duvall Antonacopoulos

    The low percentage of Canadian adults who are sufficiently active is of concern in light of the detrimental health consequences associated with insufficient physical activity. Two studies were conducted in order to explore dog walking as a means of obtaining physical activity and the possible...

  10. An examination of police canine use of force in the state of Florida

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mesloh, Charles Terrance

  11. An examination of the anxiolytic effects of interaction with a therapy dog

    Theses | Contributor(s): Morgan, Tiffani Dawn

  12. An Examination of the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Raising Guide Dog Puppies

    Theses | Contributor(s): Whitney Vail, Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut PhD PsyD (adviser), Michel Hersen PhD ABPP (adviser)

    This survey study examined the ratio of costs versus benefits for raising guide dog puppies, as well as whether participating in this volunteer program may be considered an altruistic act. One hundred and forty-nine male and female Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. puppy raisers (ages 12 to 69)...

  13. An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Thomas Frederick Banner

    As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...

  14. An examination of the relations between human attachment, pet attachment, depression, and anxiety

    Theses | Contributor(s): Quinn, Aaron Christopher

    The roles of pets in families and their positive impact on mood have been reported by some studies (Becker, 1999; Garrity, Stallones, Marx, & Johnson, 1989). Additionally, some research has found that the more attached humans are to their pets, the more they feel emotionally supported...

  15. An Examination of the Themes of Care, Emotional Intelligence, and the Presence of a Dog in a Classroom

    Theses | Contributor(s): Rogers, Melissa Donn

  16. An experimental analysis of the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on the behavior of children with autism

    Theses | Contributor(s): Hyman, Sarah R.

  17. An exploration of animal abuse and animal abusers

    Theses | Contributor(s): Bickerstaff, Gretchen Joy

  18. An exploration of animal abuse in the context of family violence

    Theses | Contributor(s): Fitzgerald, Amy Jean

  19. An exploration of archaeological representation: People and the domestic dog on the Great Plains of North America

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lovata, Troy Randall

  20. An Exploration of Clinicians' Use of Canine-Assisted Therapy with Child and Adolescent Clients

    Theses | Contributor(s): Galonski, Lauren