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  1. Understanding Psychiatric Patients' Experience of Virtual Animal-Assisted Therapy Sessions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Haley Scheck, Linzi Williamson, Colleen A. Dell

    Canine animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can improve the mental health and well-being of incarcerated individuals. An in-person AAT program has been offered at the Regional Psychiatric Center (RPC) in Saskatoon, Canada, since 2014 with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program (SJATDP) dog and handler...

  2. Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephanie Quintana, Michelle Borckardt, Tanvi Aditya

    The following paper represents research conducted by members of the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta National Honor Society. Psi Beta is the national psychology honor society for two-year colleges whose mission is “promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership,...

  3. Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (LTRA)

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    The Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association offers individuals with special needs hands-on instruction in riding and horse care to exercise the body and spirit.

  4. Animal-Assisted Therapy Reveals Positive Outcomes Among Mentally Disabled

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    Pamphlets | Contributor(s): Sophia Hocini

  5. Southern Suburbs Hippotherapy

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    Providing occupational therapy for children via hippotherapy.

  6. Animal-Assisted Therapy May Help Patients with Brain Injury

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Christopher Bergland

  7. Equine Assisted Therapy: A Unique and Effective Intervention

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Azmaira H. Maker

  8. The Canadian Institute of Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    The mission of the Canadian Institute of Animal-Assisted Interventions' mission is to educate and inform about Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) and to present its most innovative and original programs in Canada and around the world.   

  9. Space Coast Therapy Dogs

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    Since 1992, the mission of Space Coast Therapy Dogs has been to lift spirits, remove anxiety, provide companionship, and eliminate loneliness and despair with incredible volunteers and their companion dogs. We are a local organization based in Brevard County Florida comprised of certified...

  10. R.E.I.N.B.O.W. Therapy

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    R.E.I.N.B.O.W. Therapy, LLC provides Occupational Therapy services in Massachusetts to children and adults with special needs. R.E.I.N.B.O.W stands for: Rhythmical, Equines, Improve, Neuromusculoskeletal, Balance and, Overall, Well-being

  11. Llamas of Hot Springs

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    Includes animal-assisted therapy among services.

  12. Paws for Reflection Ranch

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    The Paws for Reflection Ranch mission is to provide a healing, educational, motivational, and recreational  environment utilizing equine and other animal assisted therapies and experiences to enhance the quality of life for all clients, and to â€‹provide a loving home, whether...

  13. Human–Animal Interactions with Bos taurus Cattle and Their Impacts on On-Farm Safety: A Systematic Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Titterington, Frances Margaret, Knox, Rachel, Buijs, Stephanie, Lowe, Denise Elizabeth, Morrison, Steven James, Lively, Francis Owen, Shirali, Masoud

    Cattle production necessitates potentially dangerous human–animal interactions. Cattle are physically strong, large animals that can inflict injuries on humans accidentally or through aggressive behaviour. This study provides a systematic review of literature relating to farm management...

  14. Environmental Complexity: Additional Human Visual Contact Reduced Meat Chickens' Fear of Humans and Physical Items Altered Pecking Behavior

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Taylor, P. S., Hemsworth, P. H., Rault, J. L.

    Increased environmental complexity can improve animal welfare, depending on the resources provided and use by the animal. We provided chickens either with physical items that posed no biosecurity risk and were inexpensive (balls, chains, perches and rope) (P; n = 36) or additional visual human...

  15. Psycho-Behavioural Changes in Dogs Treated with Corticosteroids: A Clinical Behaviour Perspective

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Notari, Lorella, Kirton, Roxane, Mills, Daniel S.

    Arousal and distress are often important factors in problematic behaviours, and endogenous corticosteroids are important mediators in the associated stress responses. Exogenous corticosteroid treatments have been reported to change behaviour in human patients and laboratory animals, with...

  16. Mixed Reality-Based Interaction between Human and Virtual Cat for Mental Stress Management

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Na, H., Park, S., Dong, S. Y.

    Human-animal interaction (HAI) has been observed to effectively reduce stress and induce positive emotions owing to the process of directly petting and interacting with animals. Interaction with virtual animals has recently emerged as an alternative due to the limitations in general physical...

  17. Dog training alleviates PTSD symptomatology by emotional and attentional regulation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maoz, I., Zubedat, S., Dolev, T., Aga-Mizrachi, S., Bloch, B., Michaeli, Y., Eshed, Y., Grinstein, D., Avital, A.

    BACKGROUND: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms include re-experiencing, avoidance, hyperarousal, and cognitive deficits, reflecting both emotional and cognitive dysregulation. In recent years, non-pharmacological approaches and specifically animal-assisted therapy have been shown to...

  18. Personalized Strategy for Animal-Assisted Therapy for Individuals Based on the Emotions Induced by the Images of Different Animal Species and Breeds

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Luksaite, Jovita, Zokaityte, Egle, Starkute, Vytaute, Sidlauskiene, Sonata, Zokaityte, Gintare, Bartkiene, Elena

    The aim of this study was to apply the FaceReader technique to select the animal species and breed for a personalized AAT based on the emotions (‘neutral’, ‘happy’, ‘sad’, ‘angry’, ‘surprised’, ‘scared’,...

  19. Impact of Changes in Time Left Alone on Separation-Related Behaviour in UK Pet Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Harvey, Naomi D., Christley, Robert M., Giragosian, Kassandra, Mead, Rebecca, Murray, Jane K., Samet, Lauren, Upjohn, Melissa M., Casey, Rachel A.

    Separation-related behaviours (SRBs), including but not limited to vocalisation, pacing, destruction and toileting, occur in the absence of human company. As well as being problematic for the dogs’ owners, such behaviours indicate that the dogs’ emotional state is compromised. As part...

  20. Associations between dairy herds' qualitative behavior and aspects of herd health, stockperson and farm factors-a cross-sectional exploration

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ebinghaus, A., Matull, K., Knierim, U., Ivemeyer, S.

    The affective state is an integrated aspect of farm animal welfare, which is understood as the animals' perception of their living environment and of their internal biological functioning. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore animal-internal and external factors potentially...