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  1. Human–marmoset interactions in a city park

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    Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Urban wildlife, frequently, comes into contact with human city dwellers and these interactions can be viewed positively or negatively by people. In the city of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil) many city parks have groups of black-tufted marmosets (Callithrix penicillata), which interact with...

  2. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    This paper reports on the qualitative phase of a mixed methods study of occupational therapy in an equine environment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study's quantitative phase found that this intervention improved the occupational performance, social motivation, social...

  3. Teaching Children and Parents to Understand Dog Signaling

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

    Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs’ signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs’ distress signaling gestures. All participants were...

  4. Environmental Impacts of One Puppy Mill Among Many: A Case History

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    Reports | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    In recent decades, the animal welfare aspects of irresponsibly-managed commercial dog-breeding businesses have attracted national attention, prompting legislative and regulatory actions. However, the environmental impacts of such businesses, also known as puppy mills, have received far less...

  5. Radiographic Identification of Osseous Cyst- Like Lesions in the Distal Phalanx in 22 Lame Thoroughbred Horses Managed Conservatively and Their Racing Performance

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

    Reasons for performing study: To investigate the racing performance of Thoroughbred horses with osseous cyst-like lesions (OCLLs) in the distal phalanx causing lameness and treated conservatively. Objectives: To assess horses’ ability to race and perform after radiographic identification...

  6. Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans

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    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...

  7. Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...

  8. Therapy Dogs of Long Island

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Therapy Dogs of Long Island's mission is to use the special connection that exists between dogs and humans as a therapeutic modality. A treatment for both physical and mental conditions in those who would love the company of a dog. To alleviate some pain and suffering to both children and...

  9. Evaluating the Efficacy of Knowledge-Transfer Interventions on Animal Health Knowledge of Rural Working Equid Owners in Central Ethiopia: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

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

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of several knowledge-transfer interventions about donkey health, utilizing a cluster-randomized controlled trial (c-RCT), on the long-term knowledge change (∼6 months post intervention) of Ethiopian rural working equid owners....

  10. A Solution for the Shortage of Detection Dogs: A Detector Dog Center of Excellence and a Cooperative Breeding Program

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

    Currently, demand for US-bred and born detector dogs exceeds available supply, while reliance on foreign-bred sources introduces many unnecessary and unwanted risks. With proper management of a domestic supply line, U.S. breeders can improve both health and behavior by applying scientific...

  11. This is what happens when you actually understand your dog | Anja Schweimer | TEDxTUM

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    In this revealing talk, Anja unmasks many myths around dogs she also once believed in. She points out what happens inside dogs when they look out of the window, play fetch or are yelled at, and which alternatives help you to better care for your dog. Furthermore, she explains why several pet...

  12. PTSD and service dogs: Beneath the surface | Shannon Walker | TEDxMtHood

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Fox News radio stations seem to think Shannon Walker is the go-to expert voice representing the power of a service-dog in the life of combat veterans. No wonder. Shannon Walker is the founder and CEO of Northwest Battle Buddies, a non-profit foundation that matches expertly trained service-dogs...

  13. Everybody Died So I Got A Dog: When loss becomes your life coach | Emily Dean | TEDxNewcastleCollege

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Emily Dean is a radio presenter, podcaster and journalist. She is Frank Skinner’s co-host on the award-winning Frank Skinner Show (Absolute Radio) and currently presents a hugely successful podcast for The Times called Walking the Dog. After suffering unspeakable family tragedies, Emily...

  14. Cat Rescue: Answering The Call for Change | Bre Phelan | TEDxOmaha

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    The three C’s of Coffee, Cats and Community are the pillars of reframing feline rescue in this talk. Building on models in Japan, Bre Phelan reframes how we as a community can look at cat rescue by blending a café and cat rescue under one roof. This more natural and humane model...

  15. Canine connections : fieldwork with a dog as research assistant

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

    My research seeks out muted narratives that struggle to be heard in the contested city of Belfast. My dog is one of my ethnographic methods: dog-walking is rarely a direct journey from A to B and she can ‘authenticate’ my lingering presence in unfamiliar places; she is a gateway to...

  16. What horses have taught me about communication and connection | Jim Culver | TEDxLander

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    In this personal story, Jim talks about the connection between him and his horse. Hear stories of how body language and emotion affect horses. Can day to day feelings affect how a horse reacts? Learn whether Jim was able to overcome this barrier with his horse.  The intersection of...

  17. Military Veterans and Their PTSD Service Dogs: Associations Between Training Methods, PTSD Severity, Dog Behavior, and the Human-Animal Bond

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  18. Stress, security, and scent: The influence of chemical signals on the social lives of domestic cats and implications for applied settings

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    Although millions of cats live among humans worldwide the scientific community knows relatively little about cat behavior and cognition. Olfaction is an important perceptual sense for many members of Carnivora, however the role of chemical signals in cat social relationships is not fully...

  19. TLC Equine Therapy

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    TLC Equine Therapy is an equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) program.  The program benefits of EAAT are as numerous as the types of disabilities and conditions that participants present.Our horses are the four legged therapists. URL Submit for free Research shows that people...

  20. Horses See Our Armor | Sara Sherman | TEDxGullLake

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Sara founded Discovery Horse as a way to help kids discover their inner strength. One of the most remarkable parts of working with horses, Sara says, is they know when you’re lying to yourself. “The beauty of the lies they uncover is that they are lies of self-limitation. They are...