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  1. Takoda Service Dogs

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    The Takoda Service Dogs mission is to breed, raise and professionally train service dogs to be provided at no cost to disabled military veterans and first responders with PTSD and other disabilities; to educate the public on the need for professionally trained service dogs, the laws that apply...

  2. Healing Hoofbeats of CT

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    Healing Hoofbeats of CT seeks to help individuals feel more empowered and secure in their lives through building healthy and mutually beneficial relationships with horses.  It is our belief that through learning how to build and maintain these relationships we begin to heal from past...

  3. Management and modeling approaches for controlling raccoon rabies: The road to elimination

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stacey A. Elmore, Richard B. Chipman, Dennis Slate, Kathryn P. Huyvaert, Kurt C. VerCauteren, Amy T. Gilbert

    Rabies is an ancient viral disease that significantly impacts human and animal health throughout the world. In the developing parts of the world, dog bites represent the highest risk of rabies infection to people, livestock, and other animals. However, in North America, where several rabies...

  4. Insights about the Epidemiology of Dog Bites in a Canadian City Using a Dog Aggression Scale and Administrative Data

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Niamh Caffrey, Melanie Rock, Olivia Schmidtz, Doug Anderson, Melissa Parkinson, Sylvia L. Checkley

    Dog bites are a public health concern that also implicates animal welfare, with negative outcomes such as rehoming or euthanasia for the animals responsible. Previous research has shown that the severity of dog-bite injuries reflects multiple factors, including the degree of inhibition...

  5. Prevalence and Zoonotic Potential of Giardia intestinalis in Dogs of the Central Region of Mexico

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elsa M. Godínez-Galaz, Nerina P. Veyna-Salazar, Andrea M. Olvera-Ramírez, Feliciano Milián-Suazo, Claudia A. Perea-Razo, Rodolfo Bernal-Reynaga, Germinal J. Cantó-Alarcón

    Giardia intestinalis is a protozoan of worldwide distribution capable of infecting a large number of species, including humans and domestic animals. Dogs represent a risk to public health due to cross-infections by the zoonotic assemblages. However, there is little information concerning...

  6. A Rhetorical Criticism of Blackfish: Making Waves in Orca Activism

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Lindsay Beisheim

  7. The Compliance of Current Small Animal CPR Practice With RECOVER Guidelines: An Internet-Based Survey

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Íde Gillespie, Daniel J. Fletcher, Mark A. Stevenson, Manuel Boller

    In 2012 the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) published evidence-based treatment recommendations for dogs and cats with cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), to optimize the clinical practice of small animal CPR and positively impact outcomes. Six years after the release of...

  8. Evaluating the Behavior and Temperament of African Penguins in a Non-Contact Animal Encounter Program

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sana T. Saiyed, Lydia M. Hopper, Katherine A. Cronin

    Animal ambassador programs are increasingly prevalent in zoos, yet few studies have investigated their impact on animal welfare. We assessed the effects of an ambassador program on the behavior of a colony (N = 15) of zoo-housed African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) and evaluated whether...

  9. Effects of equine assisted activity on children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Briana Ciampi, Jeffrey Roy

    Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of disorders which are characterized as having impaired communication skills, social skills and repetitive behaviors or body movements.1,2 Since every individual with ASD presents with different challenges, treatment...

  10. Top Dogg K9 Foundation (TDK9)

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    TDK9 is meeting the critical needs of disabled veteran families and local communities. Our mission is to reduce the number of military families that are impacted by suicide due to mental illness each year. TDK9 Foundation stands on the principle that Veterans Deserve Outstanding Generosity and...

  11. Koulukoira luokkahuoneessa : toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyntämisestä 1. luokan opetuksessa

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Linda Vatanen, Milja Vesa

    Tämä on laadullinen toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan vaikutuksista yleisopetuksen luokassa. Tutkimuksen yhtenä tavoitteena on lisätä tietoa koulukoirien ja koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyistä. Tutkimus toteutettiin pirkanmaalaisessa koulussa...

  12. Biomedical Scent Detection Dogs: Would They Pass as a Health Technology?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mirkka Koivusalo, Catherine Reeve

    Biomedical scent detection dogs identify the scent profiles of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes or pathogenic micro-organisms.  What the field of biomedical scent detection has been lacking, however, is the assessment of the method from the point of view of a health technology. All...

  13. We Are Not Equals: Socio-Cognitive Dimensions of Lion/Human Relationships

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcus Baynes-Rock, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    This article documents a peaceful, albeit tense relationship between Ju/’hoan and lions in the Nyae Nyae region of the Kalahari during the 1950s.1 Unlike contexts where lions kill livestock and people and are persecuted in return, the Ju/’hoan and lions of the Nyae Nyae shared...

  14. Understanding Zoonotic Enteric Disease in Minnesota: A Spatio Temporal Analysis and Causal Theory Approach

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Suchismita Swain

    With 75 percent of diseases in humans having origin in animals or animal products, zoonotic diseases have an enormous impact on the global disease burden. A significant portion of this can be attributed to bacterial zoonotic enteric pathogens. This study was designed to locate clusters of...

  15. Changes in Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Concentration in Arabian Endurance Horses During First Training Season

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): OlgaWitkowska-Piłaszewicz, Piotr Ba˛ska, Michał Czopowicz, Magdalena Z˙migrodzka, Jarosław Szczepaniak, Ewa Szarska, Anna Winnicka, Anna Cywi´ nska

    Sport training leads to adaptation to physical effort that is reflected by the changes in blood parameters. In equine endurance athletes, blood testing is accepted as a support in training, however, only the changes before versus after exercise in creatine phosphokinase activity (CPK) and basic...

  16. Dogs in the criminal justice system: Consideration of facility and therapy dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Spruin, Katarina Mozova

    It is known that the criminal justice process is most often perceived as a negative experience by victims, witnesses, as well as defendants. Whilst measures have been put into place across the globe to improve their experiences, there is still much more which needs to be done, especially as the...

  17. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy Across Pediatric Care Settings: A Systematic Review

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Holly Howser, Thomas Dixon, Jessica Nunez

    With alternative therapies and complementary medicine becoming increasingly popular and supported by research, it is important for healthcare workers to be prepared to encounter and use these therapies in practice. A common problem in the pediatric healthcare setting is stress in patients and...

  18. Humanimal Bond

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  19. Feeding Enrichment in a Captive Pack of European Wolves (Canis Lupus Lupus): Assessing the Effects on Welfare and on a Zoo's Recreational, Educational and Conservational Role

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Giacomo Riggio, Chiara Mariti, Chiara Boncompagni, Simone Corosaniti, Massimiliano Di Giovanni, Asahi Ogi, Angelo Gazzano, Robert Thomas

    This study investigated the effects of two feeding enrichment programs on the behaviour of a captive pack of European wolves (Canis lupus lupus) and their correlation with both zoo visitors’ interest towards the exhibit and their overall perception of the species. Behavioural data...

  20. Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation

    Theses | Contributor(s): Tiina Muros

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...