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  1. Back to the Future: A Glance Over Wolf Social Behavior to Understand Dog–Human Relationship

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

    This review focuses on wolf sociobiology to delineate the traits of cooperative baggage driven by natural selection (wolf-wolf cooperation) and better understand the changes obtained by artificial selection (dog-human cooperation). We selected some behaviors of the dog’s...

  2. Back to the Future: A Glance Over Wolf Social Behavior to Understand Dog–Human Relationship

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    This review focuses on wolf sociobiology to delineate the traits of cooperative baggage driven by natural selection (wolf-wolf cooperation) and better understand the changes obtained by artificial selection (dog-human cooperation). We selected some behaviors of the dog’s...

  3. Parental Perception of Changes in Basic Life Needs of Children with Disabilities after Six Months of Therapeutic Horseback Riding: A Qualitative Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has a positive effect on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning of children with disabilities. Parents’ reports of the effects of THR on their children support professionals in individualizing the THR program. With this qualitative study,...

  4. Socioeconomic Influences on Reports of Canine Welfare Concerns to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Queensland, Australia

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

    Human–dog relationships are an important contributor to the welfare of dogs, but little is known about the importance of socioeconomic status of the dogs’ owners. We conducted a retrospective study of canine welfare complaints, using Australian government statistics on the...

  5. Socioeconomic Influences on Reports of Canine Welfare Concerns to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Queensland, Australia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Human–dog relationships are an important contributor to the welfare of dogs, but little is known about the importance of socioeconomic status of the dogs’ owners. We conducted a retrospective study of canine welfare complaints, using Australian government statistics on the...

  6. Making Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Our Mission is to improve the quality of life and cultivate human potential through equine facilitated therapies and recreation.   What that means for us is providing children and adults of all abilities, challenges and hardships by partnering with Retired Racehorses to provide for a...

  7. Rein Tension in Transitions and Halts during Equestrian Dressage Training

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    In dressage, the performance of transitions between gaits and halts is an integral part of riding sessions. The study aimed to evaluate rein tension before, during and after the transitions between different gaits and the transitions into halts. The kinematic (inertial measurement units) data...

  8. Dog-bites, rabies and One Health: Towards improved coordination in research, policy and practice

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

    Dog-bites and rabies are neglected problems worldwide, notwithstanding recent efforts to raise awareness and to consolidate preventive action. As problems, dog-bites and rabies are entangled with one another, and both align with the concept of One Health. This concept emphasizes interdependence...

  9. Dog-bites, rabies and One Health: Towards improved coordination in research, policy and practice

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Dog-bites and rabies are neglected problems worldwide, notwithstanding recent efforts to raise awareness and to consolidate preventive action. As problems, dog-bites and rabies are entangled with one another, and both align with the concept of One Health. This concept emphasizes interdependence...

  10. HOPE is a 4-Legged Word: How Service Dogs Can Help Veterans Suffering from Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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

    As the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase among our veterans returning from the War on Terror, the need for alternative treatment options is becoming more critical. One such alternative is the use of psychiatric service dogs specially trained to assist those...

  11. HOPE is a 4-Legged Word: How Service Dogs Can Help Veterans Suffering from Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    As the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase among our veterans returning from the War on Terror, the need for alternative treatment options is becoming more critical. One such alternative is the use of psychiatric service dogs specially trained to assist those...

  12. Behavioral Changes in Dogs With Idiopathic Epilepsy Compared to Other Medical Populations

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

    Anxiety related behaviors have been reported in humans diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy (IE) and such traits may be altered depending on seizure phase. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence and severity of anxiety related behaviors in dogs with IE compared to other medical...

  13. Behavioral Changes in Dogs With Idiopathic Epilepsy Compared to Other Medical Populations

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Anxiety related behaviors have been reported in humans diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy (IE) and such traits may be altered depending on seizure phase. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence and severity of anxiety related behaviors in dogs with IE compared to other medical...

  14. Can Responsible Ownership Practices Influence Hunting Behavior of Owned Cats?: Results from a Survey of Cat Owners in Chile

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    The domestic cat (Felis catus) has become a worldwide threat to wildlife. The potential impact of owned cats on wildlife in Chile has not been documented at a large scale. The purpose of this study was to investigate the number and type of prey that owned cats bring back in Chile and its...

  15. Pawsitive Teams

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

    Pawsitive Teams was founded in 1997 with a desire to be a volunteer-inspired and volunteer-run organization designed to promote the use of well-trained dogs to improve the lives of San Diegans. Our volunteer service dog trainers spend two years with their canine charges prior to placement with...

  16. Pawsitive Teams

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Pawsitive Teams was founded in 1997 with a desire to be a volunteer-inspired and volunteer-run organization designed to promote the use of well-trained dogs to improve the lives of San Diegans. Our volunteer service dog trainers spend two years with their canine charges prior to placement with...

  17. Angel Heart Farm

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Established in 2001, Angel Heart Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that uses equine assisted therapy for children facing chronic or life threatening illness and their families in conjunction with their medical treatments.

  18. Big Red Dog Animal Assisted Therapy Group

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

    Big Red Dog is a small, volunteer-based organization located in Southeast Iowa. We provide hourly, on-site canine assisted therapy services to groups as well as individuals. The organization currently has two therapy dogs which visit as a team or individually. Big Red Dog Therapy Group was...

  19. Big Red Dog Animal Assisted Therapy Group

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Big Red Dog is a small, volunteer-based organization located in Southeast Iowa. We provide hourly, on-site canine assisted therapy services to groups as well as individuals. The organization currently has two therapy dogs which visit as a team or individually. Big Red Dog Therapy Group was...

  20. Measuring Volumetric Changes of Equine Distal Limbs: A Pilot Study Examining Jumping Exercise

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Equine athletes can incur musculoskeletal injuries due to repetitive loading during training and competition. Prior to signs of lameness, horse trainers and veterinarians may observe swelling in the distal limbs, where injuries most frequently occur. Early observations may guide modulation of...