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  1. The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Michel Dugon

    Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain -- and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation...

  2. Special Strides

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    Special Strides is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of individuals with special needs. With a unique combination of therapy, horses, and the natural environment, individuals achieve goals appropriate for therapy, recreation, and education. Special Strides provides...

  3. Nurturing altruism, one animal at a time | Jayanthi Kallam | TEDxREVAUniversity

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Jayanthi Kallam

    Altruism is the principle and moral practice of concern for happiness of other human beings and/or animals, resulting in a quality of life both material and spiritual. In the common world we can witness empathy for own kind, but we need to be aware that there are beings who live among us in our...

  4. Sosiaalipedagogisen hevostoiminnan tunnettavuus ja käyttö sosiaalisen kuntoutuksen keinona Jyväskylässä

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mari Puustinen

    Hippolis- hevosalan osaamiskeskus ry:n päätehtävänä on toimia valtakunnallisena hevosalan yhteistyöorganisaationa. Hippolis osallistuu erilaisiin hevosalan yhteis-työprojekteihin, joiden aiheita ovat mm. hevosten käyttö hyvinvointipalveluissa ja...

  5. One Heart Equestrian Therapy, Inc.

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    One Heart Equestrian Therapy offers therapy to individuals demonstrating physical, cognitive, mental, or emotional limitations and special needs. One Heart welcomes all people with disabilities beginning at age two. We work with children and adults who have been born with disorders or...

  6. Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

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    Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.

  7. What Your Dog Can Teach You About Aliens | Arik Kershenbaum | TEDxCambridgeUniversity

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Arik Kershenbaum

    Animal communication on Earth shows us fundamental constraints on language that would also apply on any other planet. Dr Arik Kershenbaum is a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Girton College. He researches animal communication, particularly in cooperative predators like...

  8. Riding High Farm

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    Riding High Farm incorporated as Handicapped High Riders Club, Inc., is a 10.5 acre farm, indoor riding facility and stable. This facility was organized in 1979 as a not-for-profit 501c(3) corporation, dedicated to providing special needs riders with recreational and therapeutic...

  9. Pony Power Therapies

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    Pony Power Therapies is a non-profit organization that uses horses and an accessible farm to enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of children and adults who need extra support.

  10. Rabies in Nonhuman Primates and Potential for Transmission to Humans: A Literature Review and Examination of Selected French National Data

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Philippe Gautret, Jesse Blanton, Laurent Dacheux, Florence Ribadeau-Dumas, Philippe Brouqui, Philippe Parola, Douglas H. Esposito, Hervé Bourhy

    Background: The nonhuman primate (NHP)-related injuries in rabies-enzootic countries is a public health problem of increasing importance. The aims of this work are to collect data concerning rabies transmission from NHPs to humans; to collate medical practices regarding rabies postexposure...

  11. Mane Stream

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    The Mane Stream mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, therapy services and educational initiatives.

  12. Positiivisten kokemusten vahvistaminen Green Care menetelmillä

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leea Kortteenniemi

    Opinnäytetyö tehtiin toimeksiantona sekä yhteistyössä Muurutvirran hoitokodin kanssa. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tutkia Green Care – toimintaa, sekä sen erilaisia menetelmiä joilla pyritään vahvistamaan asukkaiden positiivisia...

  13. Samantha Rocha Dyer (SRD) Foundation Straightening Reins

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    Samantha Rocha Dyer (SRD) Foundation Straightening Reins is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit established in 2011 specializing in equine-assisted and interactive therapies designed to improve adolescent and teen mental health and well-being. SRD provides behavioral, educational, and community...

  14. Hudson Valley Donkey Park

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  15. BluePath Service Dogs

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    BluePath provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence. 

  16. The Purpose of Animals According to Mark and Athanasius

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Caroline Herzog

    Religion affects how groups of people view animals, and these views can vary between writers within the same religion. Both the author of the Gospel of Mark and the author of “The Incarnation of the Word of God” present animals as subordinate to humans, revealing hierarchies within...

  17. Brain regions involved in observing and trying to interpret dog behaviour

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Charlotte Desmet, Alko van der Wiel, Marcel Brass

    Humans and dogs have interacted for millennia. As a result, humans (and especially dog owners) sometimes try to interpret dog behaviour. While there is extensive research on the brain regions that are involved in mentalizing about other peoples’ behaviour, surprisingly little is known of...

  18. Iltapäivän iloa! : Viriketuokio seniorikodin asukkaille

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Maaria Kestilä, Niina Pikkumäki

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä kuvataan viriketoiminnan merkitystä pitkäaikaishoidossa oleville vanhuksille ja heidän hyvinvoinnilleen. Raportti kertoo projektista, jossa toteutettiin viriketuokio seniorikeskuksen asukkaille. Tuokion avulla pyrittiin ilahduttamaan...

  19. SpiritHorse Shenendoah Valley

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    SpiritHorse of Shenandoah Valley is family-owned and operated right here in Raphine, VA. Since our company opened its doors in 2015, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services have been researched and have...

  20. Dog Whisper || Manoor Sachdev || TEDxSIULavale | Manoor Sachdev | TEDxSIULavale

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Manoor Sachdev

    “We as humans think we are great but we are not. We are supposed to take inspiration from life because it is your biggest gift” Manoor Sachdev is a chief canine student at Canines Solution private limited. His foremost responsibility is attracting, engaging, developing and finding...