The Effects of Hippotherapy on Standing Balance in Patients with Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries: A Pilot Study
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....
Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population: Jamnagar, Gujarat India
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.
A design anthropology approach to understanding human wildlife relationships: Monkeys, local development and participant conservation in southest Costa Rica
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...
Discrepancy Between In-clinic and Haemagglutination-Inhibition Tests in Detecting Maternally-Derived Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus in Puppies
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...
Cannabidiol as a potential anti-epileptic dietary supplement in dogs with suspected epilepsy: three case reports
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...
People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (Volume 6, Issue 1)
Dairy Cow Handling: Does it Affect the Bottom Line?
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Marcia I. Endres
Editorial: Canine Olfactory Detection
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Claire Guest, Cynthia M. Otto
Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses
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...
Hunter and Public Opinions of a Columbian Black-Tailed Deer Population in a Pacific Northwest Island Landscape
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...
Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution
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...
Hounds Helping Heroes Heal
Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...
Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population in Vadodara, India
Reports | Contributor(s): Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari
This report presents the detailed results from two additional surveys which HSI conducted in July and August 2017. Street dog surveys were conducted across all twelve wards in Vadodara using the methodology already implemented in 2014 to reassess the composition and sterilization rate in the...
Familiarity and Use of Veterinary Services by US Resident Dog and Cat Owners
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Courtney Bir, Mario Ortez, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Christopher A. Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, Frederic B. Ouedraogo
Pet ownership, veterinary use, and beliefs regarding veterinary care were elicited through the use of a nationally representative survey of 997 U.S. residents. Fifty-one percent of respondents have or had a dog in the past five years and 37% have or had a cat in the past five years. Over ninety...
Review of Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marine Lercier
What do we have in common with animals, and what do these women have in common? We are Sister Species, if not sisters at all. Lisa Kemmerer invites us to realize that we are more alike than different and to become aware of what our animal brothers and...
Case Report: Subclinical Verminous Pneumonia and High Ambient Temperatures Had Severe Impact on the Anesthesia of Semi-domesticated Eurasian Tundra Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) With Medetomidine–Ketamine
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Morten Tryland, Terje D. Josefsen, Javier Sánchez Romano, Nina Marcin, Torill Mørk, Jon M. Arnemo
Semidomesticated Eurasian tundra reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus, n = 21) were scheduled twice for chemical immobilization with medetomidine–ketamine as part of a scientific experiment in June 2014. During the first round of immobilizations, seven animals developed severe...
Older Adults' Perspective: Exploring the Experience of Owning a Guide Dog
Theses | Contributor(s): Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen
Guide dogs have been shown to be an effective assistive device that can help older adults with low vision navigate their community and improve overall well-being. Despite vast research conducted on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited research exists on the facilitators and barriers of...
Do Pets Keep People Healthy?
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Katherine Compitus
"Zooeiya" describes the positive benefits of human-animal interactions.
26 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Our Love for Pets
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
A controversial new book explains how pets make us human.
Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders
Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Caspers
This paper explored the therapeutic benefits of certified service canines for veterans with war-related trauma disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. A review of the literature was conducted, followed by a pilot study using interviews and thematic...