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  1. A bioeconomic model for the optimization of local canine rabies control

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aaron Anderson, Johann Kotzé, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Brody Hatch, Chris Slootmaker, Anne Conan, Darryn Knobel, Louis H. Nel

    We present a new modeling tool that can be used to maximize the impact of canine rabies management resources that are available at the local level. The model is accessible through a web-based interface that allows for flexibility in the management strategies that can be investigated. Rabies...

  2. Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E., Michael, T.

    Dogs are known to have stress and anxiety reducing effects. Several studies have shown that dogs are able to calm people during cognitive and performance stressors. Recently, therapy dogs have been proposed as a treatment adjunct for post-traumatic stress disorder patients. In this study we...

  3. Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E., Michael, T.

    Dogs are known to have stress and anxiety reducing effects. Several studies have shown that dogs are able to calm people during cognitive and performance stressors. Recently, therapy dogs have been proposed as a treatment adjunct for post-traumatic stress disorder patients. In this study we...

  4. Hogares sin animales

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    Aquí es donde mi trabajo diverge completamente de lo que se llama activismo de la Edad de Piedra o causa animal. Lea y entienda:

  5. Therapy Dogs and Recovery from Addiction | Colleen Anne Dell | TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Colleen Anne Dell

    What if we included domesticated animals, and in particular dogs, into the recovery plans of people struggling with addictions? Colleen Anne Dell is a Professor & Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Sociology and...

  6. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on the Physical Function and Communication Skills of Adults with Autism: A Study Protocol for a Controlled Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Isabel Gómez-Calcerrada, Ana Myriam Lavín-Pérez, Santos Villafaina, Juan Carlos Rueda-Rubio, Beatriz Rivera-Martín, Israel González-García, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro, Marta Mateo-Garitagoitia, Carlota González-Plaza, Daniel Collado-Mateo

    Background and Objectives: Despite the scientific evidence of the positive effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is not still considered an evidence-based practice for this population. The proposed study will aim to evaluate the effects of a...

  7. Lares sem animais

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    É neste ponto que meu trabalho diverge completamente do que se chama de ativismo ou de causa animal da Idade da Pedra. Leia e entenda:

  8. Maisons sans animaux

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    C'est là que mon travail s'écarte complètement de ce qu'on appelle l'activisme de l'âge de pierre ou la cause animale. Lire et comprendre:

  9. Animal-less homes

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    This is where my work completely diverges from what is called Stone Age activism or animal cause. Read and understand:

  10. Greyhounds and Racing Industry Participants: A Look at the New South Wales Greyhound Racing Community

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Justine Groizard

    Subsequent to the exposure of live baiting and animal cruelty within the NSW greyhound racing industry in 2015, a public debate emerged about animal welfare, oppression and exploitation. It resulted in a community outcry, an inquiry into live baiting and animal welfare within the industry and a...

  11. The Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Activity and Animal Assisted Therapy in Reducing Symptoms of Depression

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexis J. Hauser

    This paper reviews the use of Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) to effectively treat individuals experiencing symptoms of depression. This paper discusses the symptoms of depression, the process and techniques of AAA and AAT, and the effectiveness of AAA and AAT...

  12. Therapy Dogs or Robots for Nursing Home Residents?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    A new study compares the impact of robots and therapy dogs in nursing homes.

  13. What Enables Size-Selective Trophy Hunting of Wildlife?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chris T. Darimont, K. Rosie Child

    Although rarely considered predators, wildlife hunters can function as important ecological and evolutionary agents. In part, their influence relates to targeting of large reproductive adults within prey populations. Despite known impacts of size-selective harvests, however, we know little...

  14. Current Standards and Practices Within the Therapy Dog Industry: Results of a Representative Survey of United States Therapy Dog Organizations

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): James A. Serpell, Katherine A. Kruger, Lisa M. Freeman, James A. Griffin, Zenithson Y. Ng

    Organizations that deliver animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), as well as those that train, evaluate, and register therapy dogs, have proliferated in recent decades in the United States (U.S.). Each of these organizations has its own policies and procedures for screening, evaluating, and...

  15. Wild Meets Domestic in the Near Eastern Neolithic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Russell, N.

    The categories of wild and domestic are one of the classic ways the nature/culture dichotomy manifests itself in human interactions with the environment. Some argue that this distinction is not helpful and a projection of modern thought, and certainly the boundaries are complicated. However, we...

  16. “Furry tales”: pet ownership’s influence on subjective well-being during Covid-19 times

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Damberg, Svenja, Frömbling, Lena

  17. The lived experience of human-pet relationships among adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hamilton, Leslie H. A., Van Vliet, K. Jessica, Lasiuk, Gerri, Varnhagen, Connie K.

  18. Dog and cat as a mirror of the human soul? Qualitative evaluation of a pre-post interventionHund und Katze als Spiegel der menschlichen Seele? - Eine Prei-Post-Lnterventionsstudie mit qualitativer Evaluation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hopf, J., Edelhauser, F., Neumann, M.

  19. Preliminary efficacy of occupational therapy in an equine environment for youth with autism spectrum disorder

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Moody, Eric J.

  20. Differences between Female and Male Inmates in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in Austria: Do We Need Treatment Programs Specific to the Needs of Females in AAT?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Birgit U. Stetina, Christine Krouzecky, Lisa Emmett, Armin Klaps, Nora Ruck, Zuzana Kovacovsky, Anastasiya Bunina, Jan Aden

    With the growth of female inmates worldwide, research regarding specific treatment of these has become more important. Although new programs have been started, the lack of scientific results is startling. The goal of the current study was to identify differences between participants from the...