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  1. Human Animal Bond Association Newsletter Volume 41 (Winter 2017)

    Pamphlets

    Contents: President's Message HABA in the News International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care announces debut of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program Fear Free Devon Rex Who Stole the Show  

  2. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Journal Articles

    This paper reports on the qualitative phase of a mixed methods study of occupational therapy in an equine environment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study's quantitative phase found that this intervention improved the occupational performance, social motivation, social...

  3. Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans

    Theses

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...

  4. Military Veterans and Their PTSD Service Dogs: Associations Between Training Methods, PTSD Severity, Dog Behavior, and the Human-Animal Bond

    Journal Articles

  5. Stress, security, and scent: The influence of chemical signals on the social lives of domestic cats and implications for applied settings

    Journal Articles

    Although millions of cats live among humans worldwide the scientific community knows relatively little about cat behavior and cognition. Olfaction is an important perceptual sense for many members of Carnivora, however the role of chemical signals in cat social relationships is not fully...

  6. Lessons from Listening to Horses | Lucinda Vette | TEDxOshkosh

    Videos

    The story of Cimarron, a former drug-running horse turned "teacher," illustrates the evolving role of the horse/human bond; and provides an inspiring framework for living and leading effectively, and from the heart, in an interconnected world. Lucinda Vette, an Oshkosh native,...

  7. El vínculo entre el ser humano y los animales: aspectos psicológicos y psicopatológicos

    Theses

    Los animales de compañía ocupan un importante lugar en las sociedades occidentales. Así pues, tiene sentido que se preste atención a la influencia que estos animales ejercen en la sociedad, desde los problemas generados por la convivencia con animales de...

  8. Owners' Attitudes, Knowledge, and Care Practices: Exploring the Implications for Domestic Cat Behavior and Welfare in the Home

    Journal Articles

    Available research on the link between domestic cats’ environment and welfare has primarily been conducted in animal shelters or research facilities; a better understanding of the welfare of cats living in homes is needed. This study measured the attitudes of current U.S.-based cat owners...

  9. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

    Theses

    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  10. The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support

    Journal Articles

    Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...

  11. Hearts and Hooves Therapy

    Organizations

    Heart and Hooves Therapy is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. We are here to enhance the lives of children and adults, any age and ability with a different kind of therapy! We use AAA (animal assisted activities) and AAT (animal assisted therapy) to  offer on-site sessions and off-site...

  12. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

    Videos

    Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...

  13. Preliminary analysis of post-adoption outcomes for kittens and adult cats rehomed through a New Zealand animal shelter

    Journal Articles

  14. Human-Animal Connections and Nursing Science: What Is the Relationship?

    Journal Articles

  15. Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study

    Journal Articles

  16. The Human–Animal Relationship as the Focus of Animal-Assisted Interventions: A One Health Approach

    Journal Articles

  17. Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Journal Articles

  18. Psychiatric Assistance Dog Use for People Living With Mental Health Disorders

    Journal Articles

  19. Ancient Bond Between Human and Animals Revealed in 14,000-Year-Old Diseased Dog Teeth

    Magazine Articles

  20. The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets

    Theses

    The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...