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  1. Animal assisted therapy for elderly residents of a skilled nursing facility

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    There is a growing population of those with dementia and other cognitive impairments that affect the quality of life.  This is attributed to advances in science, technology and medicine leading to reductions in maternal mortality, infectious and parasitic diseases, occupational safety...

  2. Animal assisted therapy for elderly residents of a skilled nursing facility

    Journal Articles

    There is a growing population of those with dementia and other cognitive impairments that affect the quality of life.  This is attributed to advances in science, technology and medicine leading to reductions in maternal mortality, infectious and parasitic diseases, occupational safety...

  3. Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Clever  Canines Therapy & Obedience Club was established by two individuals  who enjoy spending time with their canine counterparts and are  dedicated to helping others through dog assisted therapy visits and  positive reinforcement dog obedience training which fosters...

  4. A terapia assistida por animais como uma forma de associação : um estudo antropológico sobre a relação humano-animais na promoção da saúde humana, no Brasil

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Este trabalho trata de estudo acerca da relação contemporânea entre humanos e animais no contexto das Terapias Assistidas por Animais – TAA, prática terapêutica crescente na promoção da saúde humana. A pesquisa de campo foi realizada...

  5. Spirit Hippotherapy

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    SPIRIT Hippotherapy providing Specialist Physiotherapy in Rehabilitation. Based in Liverpool providing a service throughout the North West.

  6. Effects of Hippotherapy on Coordination of Speech in a Person with Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Hippotherapy occurs when physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speechlanguage pathologists use the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy. Previous research has documented improvements in gross motor function such as walking, reaching, standing, balance, and trunk control...

  7. Examining Canadian Equine Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare

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    The diversity of the Canadian equine industry makes determining baseline attitudes and beliefs a challenge. Adult members of the Canadian equine industry (n = 901) participated in an online survey to report demographic information and views on the role of horses and their ability to experience...

  8. Renewing Hope Ranch

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    We are a non-profit organization that strives to help people who are in need of mental health services. We focus our work in helping first responders (and their families), veterans (and their families), helping professionals (and their families), and foster/adoptive families and kids.

  9. The Effect of Extensive Human Presence at an Early Age on Stress Responses and Reactivity of Juvenile Ostriches towards Humans

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    The effect of extensive human presence and regular gentle handling performed at an early age (0–3 months old) on stress responses and reactivity of juvenile ostriches towards humans was investigated. A total of 416 ostrich chicks over two years were exposed to one of three treatments for...

  10. You Are Not My Handler! Impact of Changing Handlers on Dogs' Behaviours and Detection Performance

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    Dog-handler relationships can directly impact team success. Changing a dog’s handler may therefore compromise detection performance. However, there are currently few studies which support this. This research explored the performance and behavioural impact of changing a dog’s...

  11. Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143

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    A recent opinion paper by Kipperman and German (2018) discussed the increasing prevalence of pet obesity, the risk factors contributing to this increase, and the role of veterinarians in helping manage pet obesity. They described the problem as a One Health problem as it has been previously...

  12. Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCESEthnic, gender, regional prejudice. The Human Being is a master at creating obstacles and seeing something wrong in everything that disagrees with his personal opinion or with his own appearance, origin and creed.Human society needs to create...

  13. Animals and SEX EDUCATION

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Animals and SEX EDUCATIONYou really want to have grandchildren and play grandpa, don't you? But not at thirty-five. What human didactics can help you, your family and the whole society?Sex. Everyone does it, everyone talks about it. It serves as a sales pitch for any type of product....

  14. Yellow September and suicide prevention

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    Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Yellow September and suicide preventionWhat is the meaning of life?The Human Being creates difficulties to sell facilities afterwards. Each month has a color and a politically correct campaign, which everyone follows and disseminates, but falls into the void as soon as the calendar...

  15. Therapy ARC

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Therapy ARC’s mission is to provide the best possible animal assisted activity and therapy services, with teams of trained and registered individuals and their companion animals, to clients in Middle Tennessee. We are dedicated to the ideal of promoting the benefits of the human-animal...

  16. Acres for Life

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  17. The mental health benefits of having dogs on college campuses

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    College can be a stressful time for many, especially those dealing with problems like stress, anxiety, and depression. While colleges and universities typically offer counseling services, many students who could benefit do not take advantage of them. Research suggests that animals may play an...

  18. Influence of the Competition Context on Arousal in Agility Dogs

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    To determine whether participation in dog agility has an impact on canine arousal and welfare, this study aimed firstly to identify the effect of the competition context on arousal changes experienced by dogs, as distinct from purely physical participation in agility, and secondly to assess the...

  19. Development and Validation of Broiler Welfare Assessment Methods for Research and On-farm Audits

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    Required auditing of on-farm broiler welfare in the United States has increased; however, a lack of validated tools exists for assessment of enrichment. National Chicken Council (NCC) guidelines were used on a subset of 300 Ross 308 broilers out of 1200 to validate and adapt welfare measures....

  20. Lean on me: the use of therapy animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

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