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  1. A Scoping Review of Campus-Based Animal-Assisted Interactions Programs for College Student Mental Health

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tanya K. Bailey

    Background: People have long found support by interacting with animals, which has developed into a health care modality called animal-assisted interactions (AAI). In the past 10 years, AAI has increased as a way to support college students’ mental health; however, there is no...

  2. Regulatory Compliance in Online Dog Advertisements in Australia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ana Goncalves Costa, Torben Nielsen, Eleonora Dal Grande, Jonathan Tuke, Susan Hazel

    In Australia, each state and territory authority implements and enforces regulations regarding dog management—including the breeding and sale of dogs online—which is increasingly becoming the most popular method of obtaining pets. The aims for this study included: 1. Benchmarking...

  3. Koira mukaan töihin? : Hoitotyön menetelmien kehittäminen koira-avusteisesti organisaatiotasolla

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kristiina Palmumaa

    Green Care-menetelmiä ja eläinavusteisuutta voidaan hyödyntää terveyden edistämisessä ja hoito-, kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyössä. Menetelmien käyttö edellyttää ammatillisuutta, kouluttautumista ja suunnitelmallisuutta, ja...

  4. An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Brian Gaston

    As of 2002, estimates of free-roaming domestic cat (Felis catus) populations exceeded 100 million individuals, throughout the United States. Many lost or abandoned cats will revert to living outdoors as free-roaming individuals. To try to control the abundance of free-roaming cats,...

  5. The Effects of Hippotherapy on Standing Balance in Patients with Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries: A Pilot Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bo-Ra Choi, Ju-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Uk Lee, Junghwan Kim

    The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of hippotherapy on standing balance in patients with incomplete cervical spinal cord injuries. Ten patients (8 men and 2 women) who were diagnosed with cervical levels of injury between 3 and 6, and D according to the ASIA Impairment Scale....

  6. The Importance of Coral Reefs and How to Ensure Their Longevity, a One Health Approach

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Lexi Shusterove, Jared Romero

    Coral Reefs are large, diverse underwater ecosystems made from coral; the skeletons of colonial marine invertebrates. The reefs provide food, shelter, and areas for breeding for about 25% of the ocean's marine species. When it comes to the environment, reefs generate half of Earth's...

  7. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population: Jamnagar, Gujarat India

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    Reports | Contributor(s): Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    Humane Society International (HSI) conducted two dog population surveys in all 4 Zones of Jamnagar (human population of 609,613). One was a street dog survey and the other was a survey of the private (pet) dog population.

  8. Why Do People Think Animals Make Good Therapists?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    New study helps explain why the "animal-assisted therapy" meme has gone viral.

  9. A design anthropology approach to understanding human wildlife relationships: Monkeys, local development and participant conservation in southest Costa Rica

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Yibo Fan

    This project uses a combined methodology of participatory design and ethnographic fieldwork to study human-wildlife relationships and explore better ways to design and implement a monkey crossing bridge in the area of Talamanca, Costa Rica. It also examines how an interdisciplinary methodology...

  10. Discrepancy Between In-clinic and Haemagglutination-Inhibition Tests in Detecting Maternally-Derived Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus in Puppies

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paola Dall’Ara, Stefania Lauzi, Joel Filipe, Roberta Caseri, Michela Beccaglia, Costantina Desario, Alessandra Cavalli, Giulio Guido Aiudi, Canio Buonavoglia, Nicola Decaro

    Canine parvovirus (CPV) is one of the most common causes of mortality in puppies worldwide. Protection against CPV infection is based on vaccination, but maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) can interfere with vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of an in-clinic...

  11. Cannabidiol as a potential anti-epileptic dietary supplement in dogs with suspected epilepsy: three case reports

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chie Mogi, Takaaki Fukuyama

    Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs and the almost lifelong administration of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) is recognized as the most successful treatment in veterinary medicine. Current pharmacological therapies for epilepsy have shown undesirable side effects. The...

  12. People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (Volume 6, Issue 1)

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  13. Dairy Cow Handling: Does it Affect the Bottom Line?

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Marcia I. Endres

  14. Editorial: Canine Olfactory Detection

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Claire Guest, Cynthia M. Otto

  15. Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Melissa Glazer

    This study evaluates the use of a courthouse facility dog program as a testimonial aid for children and youth testifying in court to help reduce secondary trauma. Court officials’ perceptions of the use of a courthouse facility dog program were assessed through a structured interview and...

  16. What animals taught me about a fulfilling life | Ayesha Chundrigar | TEDxIslamabad

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Ayesha Chundrigar

    In this talk Ayesha shares her journey of caring for animals and what it aught her about a fulfilling life. With 17 internships under her belt ranging from theater to newspapers, news channels, digital media and creative writing, Ayesha is a licensed psychotherapist with the British Association...

  17. Hunter and Public Opinions of a Columbian Black-Tailed Deer Population in a Pacific Northwest Island Landscape

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robert P. Wingard, Paul R. Krausman

    Management decisions are influenced by public acceptance for wildlife; thus, knowledge of public concerns and management preferences can be an advantage to natural resource decision makers. Wildlife managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are concerned that the Columbian...

  18. Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Audrey A. Coolman, Amy Niedbalski, David M. Powell, Corinne P. Kozlowski, Ashley D. Franklin, Sharon L. Deem

    Zoological institutions often use immersive, naturalistic exhibits to create an inclusive atmosphere that is inviting for visitors while providing for the welfare of animals in their collections. In this study, we investigated physiological changes in salivary cortisol and blood pressure, as...

  19. The Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy in Elementary Schools

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Nathan Tuma

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a therapy technique that has been new to research in the last 10 years. Studies have shown the positive impact that AAT has on anxiety within adults, however little research has been conducted on the impact of AAT on school aged children. By researching AAT, the...

  20. The Integration of Choice Theory and Equine-Assisted Therapy within Adolescent Addiction Treatment

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): William Leigh Atherton

    Adolescent substance use and misuse continues to rise in the United States of America. Psychological, behavioral, and physical health comorbid with substance use concerns is rising commensurate with illicit drug use. Traditional or standard treatment approaches have varying levels of efficacy,...