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  1. Roxy Therapy Dogs

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Roxy™ Therapy Dogs is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our programs provide an irreplaceable and dependable support system for children in the Central Bucks County, Pennsylvania community. Our trained and certified therapy dogs deliver self-esteem, relief from anxiety...

  2. Changes of Oxytocin and Serotonin Values in Dialysis Patients after Animal Assisted Activities (AAAs) with a Dog—A Preliminary Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Our study aimed to measure the levels of serotonin and oxytocin in patients affected by end-stage renal disease (ESRD), undergoing dialysis and participating in a program of animal-assisted activities (AAAs) with a dog. Ten patients with comparable levels of ESRD were enrolled. A blood sample...

  3. Turpaterapiaa ja karvaista kaveruutta : ihmisen ja eläimen välinen suhde sekä eläinten koetut vaikutukset hyvinvointiin ja elämäntyytyväisyyteen

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Vaikka ihmisen ja eläimen välinen suhde on ilmiönä tuhansia vuosia vanha, on sen yhteyksiä ihmisen terveyteen ja hyvinvointiin tutkittu aktiivisesti vasta reilut 30 vuotta. Kertynyt tutkimus on keskittynyt koiriin ja erityisryhmiin. Ihmisen ja eläimen välisen...

  4. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Oncology Hospice Patients

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Background: If there are more ways to induce comfort during hospice care, all options should be explored, which is why animal-assisted therapy (AAT) could be a viable, non-pharmacological option for oncology hospice patients. Objectives: The aim of this research is to show that the use of AAT...

  5. King's Stables

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    King’s Stables of King's Home is a fully operational farm with an equine therapy program offering hope and healing through bonding with horses. The goal of equine therapy is to help King’s Home residents and other participants develop needed skills and character traits, such as...

  6. Hope and Healing at Hillenglade

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Hope and Healing at Hillenglade is an Equine-Assisted Program that offers time away in the Country for our Active Armed Forces, Veterans, First Responders and their Families to enjoy the Therapeutic Wonder of Horses. 

  7. Hootie's Horse Haven

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Hooties Horse Haven is a ranch dedicated to helping people fulfill their dreams and reach their goals.

  8. Country Heart Farm

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Country Heart Farm's mission is to facilitate growth, learning, wellness, and healing for children and adults of all ages, abilities and backgrounds by providing therapeutic equine assisted psychotherapy and integrative educational programs.

  9. Clear Path for Veterans Canine Program

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Clear Path for Veterans offers select Canine Programs for both Veterans and community members who wish to participate in training with their canine companions. It is our goal to improve and enhance the quality of life of each of those who have the opportunity to engage in our training programs....

  10. Canine-Assisted Therapy (CAT): A nurse-initiated program to reduce patients' perception of pain and anxiety at a critical access hospital

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Background/Purpose: The use of animals to promote or improve human health and wellbeing has a long history. However, it is yet to be recognized and accepted as either a complementary therapy or integrated into mainstream healthcare. Even though studies have reported the benefits of...

  11. Danny Donkey & Pals

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Danny Donkey & Pals is an organization that provides specially trained donkeys to visit schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes. The donkeys travel throughout the UK to interact with children and adults with disabilities & special needs, those who are ill and the elderly. 

  12. Neural changes following equine‐assisted therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: A longitudinal multimodal imaging study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  13. Using holistic and ethical practices with emotional support animal requests

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  14. Presence of Campylobacterjejuni and C. coli in Dogs under Training for Animal-Assisted Therapies

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  15. Nonpharmacological Treatment for Supporting Social Participation of Adults with Depression

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  16. Low Risk of Transmission of Pathogenic Bacteria between Children and the Assistance Dog during Animal Assisted Therapy if Strict Rules are Followed

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  17. Animal Farm in healthcare: definitions, policies, laws and implications for health professionals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2021J R Soc Med1144171-1770141-0768 (Print)0141-076810.1177/0141076821996003engSchool of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 96822 USA.Faculty of Medicine, The 1974University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 4029.School of Nursing, Midwifery and...

  18. Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Gait Performance, Respiratory Function, and Psychological Variables in Patients Post-Stroke

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  19. Hoofbeats to Healing

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horse back riding in Saratoga Springs, Utah.  We use an effective natural approach to therapeutic horse back riding via Missouri Fox Trotter and Andalusian horses. Based on the theory of Cross hemispheric integration, which is if a...

  20. Interdisciplinary Mental Health Approach to Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Purpose: The purpose of this program plan, Veteran Equine Therapy Services: An Interdisciplinary approach (VETS), is to provide an interdisciplinary, theory-driven structure to increase veterans’ occupational performance in the community using equines as a therapeutic medium. Methods: A...