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  1. A One Health message about bats increases intentions to follow public health guidance on bat rabies

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Since 1960, bat rabies variants have become the greatest source of human rabies deaths in the United States. Improving rabies awareness and preventing human exposure to rabid bats remains a national public health priority today. Concurrently, conservation of bats and the ecosystem benefits they...

  2. Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an...

  3. Impact of Wind Energy on Bats: a Summary of our Current Knowledge

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Since 2003, when it was discovered that large numbers of bats were being killed at wind turbines in the eastern United States, our understanding of the impact of wind energy development on bats has increased and consistent patterns of fatality, including seasonality and species composition have...

  4. Implementing Animal Therapy into Current Medicinal Practices

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    • The purpose of this study was to explore an unconventional intervention of medicine; specifically the integration of animals into current healthcare practices. • The review of literature evaluated the implementation of animal therapy in medicine, both in the past and...

  5. La thérapie assistée par l'animal : une aide alternative pour les enfants souffrant d'un trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité?

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Ce mémoire a pour objectif d'évaluer les effets de l'interaction avec un chien sur les comportements d'enfants souffrant de trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH). Pour ce faire, 6 enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans...

  6. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  7. Engaging Adolescents: Animal Assisted Therapy for Adolescents with Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  8. New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation NFP

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation NFP encompasses the pride, passion, and teachings of horsemanship of the late Charles and Christa Thompson of New Parkway Riding Stables, and their daughter, Martha Thompson-Hoyt.  We believe that the power of the horse will guide our...

  9. The Effects of Service Dogs in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Background: Of the 2 million veterans that have been deployed to combat zones, 13-20% of them most likely have developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Only half of the returning combat veterans seek care, and only about 40% experience significant improvement of their symptoms of PTSD....

  10. Associations between Domestic-Dog Morphology and Behaviour Scores in the Dog Mentality Assessment

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    The domestic dog shows a wide range of morphologies, that humans have selected for in the process of creating unique breeds. Recent studies have revealed correlations between changes in morphology and behaviour as reported by owners. For example, as height and weight decrease, many undesirable...

  11. Associations between Domestic-Dog Morphology and Behaviour Scores in the Dog Mentality Assessment

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The domestic dog shows a wide range of morphologies, that humans have selected for in the process of creating unique breeds. Recent studies have revealed correlations between changes in morphology and behaviour as reported by owners. For example, as height and weight decrease, many undesirable...

  12. Ovariectomy Impairs Socio-Cognitive Functions in Dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Recent studies have underlined the effect of ovariectomy on the spatial cognition of female dogs, with ovariectomized dogs showing a clear preference for an egocentric rather than an allocentric navigation strategy whereas intact females did not show preferences. Intact females had better...

  13. Los beneficios del gato en la depresión. Mito o realidad

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    En la siguiente revisión bibliográfica, se ha estudiado la literatura reciente en cuanto a los beneficios del gato en la salud de las personas. A pesar de la poca información que existe, se ha intentado recaudar el máximo de información posible sobre los...

  14. Spirited Breeze Care Farm, LLC

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    At Spirited Breeze Care Farm, we offer individual and family therapy.  Sessions are conducted outdoors and often include the animals or gardens on the farm. The opportunities to engage with nature in a unique and therapeutic way could include a hike in the woods with the horses or dogs;...

  15. Proyecto DOGWER: piezas artísticas que expresan aquello que los niños autistas y hospitalizados sienten durante la interacción con un perro

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Proyecto DOGWER tiene como objetivo dar a conocer a la población el trabajo de los perros de terapia. Como desde hace tiempo se lleva haciendo, el arte ejerce la función comunicativa en este trabajo, mostrando así la interacción que se genera entre los pacientes y...

  16. An adjunctive human-animal interaction intervention for veterans with PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  17. Association between Pet Ownership and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  18. Can ownership of an animal contribute to prevention of cardiovascular disorders?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2019Eur J Prev Cardiol26141562-15632047-487310.1177/2047487319844365eng1 Department of Animal Science and Ethology, CULS Prague, Czech Republic.2 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Czech Republic.text

  19. Considering Family Dog Attachment Bonds: Do Dog-Parent Attachments Predict Dog-Child Attachment Outcomes in Animal-Assisted Interventions?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  20. Managing the Risk of Aggressive Dog Behavior: Investigating the Influence of Owner Threat and Efficacy Perceptions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy