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  1. People & Animals

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    People & Animals UK is a Community Interest Company (No. 09738365) providing animal and land-based therapeutic interventions, activities, education and skills development opportunities for children, young people and adults to support and enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being...

  2. Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business | Alexandra Moran | TEDxValparaisoUniversity

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    "Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business" explores the power of equine assisted learning, or EAL. EAL is a method to weave the world of horses and their herds into the corporate and personal landscape, and to explore traits, techniques, and skills that humans and horses share. Through...

  3. Animal Ethical Views and Perception of Animal Pain in Veterinary Students

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    Veterinary students face several ethical challenges during their curriculum. We used the Animal Ethics Dilemma to study animal ethical views of Finnish veterinary students, and also asked them to score the level of pain perception in 13 different species. Based on the 218 respondents, the...

  4. The Other End of the Leash: An Experimental Test to Analyze How Owners Interact with Their Pet Dogs

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    It has been suggested that the way in which owners interact with their dogs can largely vary and influence the dog-owner bond, but very few objective studies, so far, have addressed how the owner interacts with the dog. The goal of the present study was to record dog owners' interaction...

  5. Pet Partners of North Florida

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Pet Partner's mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. Pet Partners of North Florida is a Community Partner, an all volunteer non-profit charitable organization. We are a diverse group from all walks of life, where our teams are approved to include 9...

  6. More than Just Collateral Damage: Pet Shootings by Police

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    The Department of Justice estimates that American police officers shoot 10,000 pet dogs in the line of duty each year. It is impossible to ascertain a reliable number, however, because most law enforcement agencies do not maintain accurate records of animal killings. The tally may be...

  7. Equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Objective: The purpose of this dissertation is to systematically map, and then advance, the state of scientific and theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: This dissertation is composed of two...

  8. Healing By Horseback

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    'Healing By Horseback' provides speech, physical and occupational therapy services to individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.

  9. Who's a Good Handler? Important Skills and Personality Profiles of Wildlife Detection Dog Handlers

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    Wildlife detection dog teams are employed internationally for environmental surveys, and their success often depends on the dog handler. Minimal research is available on the skills that dog handlers believe are important, and no research has been published on the personality profiles of...

  10. Strategies to Decrease Depression from Social Isolation Among the Elderly Population

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Strategies to Decrease Depression from Social Isolation Among the Elderly Population Erin Gallagher and Megan Russ Faculty Sponsor: Christina Lattner, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C, ANP-BC Background: The lack of social interaction among the elderly population has been directly linked with higher...

  11. Special Education in Juvenile Residential Facilities: Can Animals Help?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Children with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) are arguably one of the highest at-risk groups for dropping out before graduating high school. They are the group of students with disabilities who are most likely to be educated in residential facilities. Residential facilities such as Green...

  12. We Don’t Train in Vain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human and Canine Caregiver Training

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    The present review assessed the current knowledge regarding caregiver- training effectiveness for human and human-canine dyads. Most canine-related sources (66%; n = 19) were case studies reporting a decrease of learner undesired behavior when using oral instruction (21%; n = 6). Most...

  13. Owners Frequently Report that They Reward Behaviors of Dogs by Petting and Praising, Especially When Dogs Respond Correctly to Commands and Play with Their Toys

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    We characterized the reward patterns of dogs’ owners for the expression of desired behaviors of their pets through a questionnaire made available online on a social media page for 7 days (responses from over 66,676 owners). The questions were related to the type and frequency of rewards that pet...

  14. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  15. Relation between stockperson behavior toward cows in a holding area and milk yields

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  16. The feasibility of a Pet Support Program in an Australian university setting

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  17. Factors that Influence Farmers' Views on Farm Animal Welfare: A Semi-Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis

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  18. Naturalness and the Legitimacy of Thoroughbred Racing: A Photo-Elicitation Study with Industry and Animal Advocacy Informants

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  19. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  20. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine