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  1. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on pain in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    AIMS: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) relieves pain by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to reduce anxiety in children. Yet little is known about its effects on pain in children. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effects of AAT on pain in children. METHODS: Eight...

  2. The Initial Months of COVID-19: Dog Owners' Veterinary-Related Concerns

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Veterinarians, like many other professions, were significantly impacted by the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Standard practices were disrupted, and veterinary hospitals had to quickly modify standard protocols to safely serve their clients and patients. The purpose of this study was...

  3. Cortisol Levels of Shelter Dogs in Animal Assisted Interventions in a Prison: An Exploratory Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Previous studies regarding the Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) have mainly focused on the beneficial effects of human-animal interactions on human health; whereas the impact of such activities on the welfare of the animals involved has received limited attention. So far, few studies have...

  4. The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  5. The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  6. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on hospitalized children and teenagers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  7. Animal presence modulates frontal brain activity of patients in a minimally conscious state: A pilot study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  8. Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  9. Influences of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Episodic Memory in Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  10. Pet Therapy: How the Cat I Never Wanted Saved My Life

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2020Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology38151744-17451527-775510.1200/JCO.19.03177engtext

  11. Jacobs Mane of Hope

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    We use mini horses for therapy and to bring joy to others. Our mission is to show love and compassion to others through the use of mini horses. Our horses are registered service animals and are permitted in public spaces. The handler has completed the therapy animal course through Pet Partners....

  12. Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...

  13. Assessment of Vaccine-Induced Immunity Against Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Canine visceral leishmaniasis is an increasingly important public health problem. Dogs infected by Leishmania infantum are the main domestic reservoir of the parasite and play a key role in its transmission to humans. Recent findings have helped in the development of novel diagnostic...

  14. 1st Responder Canine (FRK9)

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    1St Responder Canine (FRK9) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides purpose bred Service Dogs to First Responders that have incurred life altering injuries to include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries...

  15. Ride to Walk

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Ride to Walk was founded in 1985 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are...

  16. Measuring Attachments Between Dogs and Their Owners

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    This thesis details the development and testing of a new scale for measuring human attachment to dogs which allows for the measurement of weaker attachment levels as well as stronger ones (the CDA scale). The correlation between dog-owner’s scores on the CDA scale and their dog’s...

  17. Canine and Feline Parvoviruses Can Use Human or Feline Transferrin Receptors To Bind, Enter, and Infect Cells

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Canine parvovirus (CPV) enters and infects cells by a dynamin-dependent, clathrin-mediated endocytic pathway, and viral capsids colocalize with transferrin in perinuclear vesicles of cells shortly after entry (J. S. L. Parker and C. R. Parrish, J. Virol. 74:1919–1930, 2000). Here we...

  18. K9s for Camo

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Service dogs at no cost. Rescued shelter dogs. Trained by prisoners.

  19. The Number of Dogs Entering Shelters in Five States, and Factors that Affect Their Outcomes: A Study of the Sheltering System

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  20. Human-dog relationships as a working framework for exploring human-robot attachment: a multidisciplinary review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy