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  1. Influence of Biographical Variables and Academic Background on Attitudes towards Animal-Assisted Interventions

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

    Over the past two decades, there has been increasing evidence of the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) among diverse groups and settings. However, little is known of the variables that can affect the attitudes of professionals towards these interventions. Two studies were done...

  2. The Effects Of Dog Ownership On Self-Efficacy Levels

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Multiple studies have been conducted and have concluded that dogs do have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. When it comes to mental health, researchers have found that dog-interaction has decreased stress levels. Stress levels have a negative relationship with self-efficacy...

  3. Working Dogs for Conservation

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    We train the world's best conservation detection dogs & put them to work protecting wildlife and wild places. Working Dogs for Conservation is the world’s leading conservation detection dog organization. Whether it's law enforcement, biosecurity, or ecological monitoring,...

  4. The Bridge River Dogs: Interpreting aDNA and Stable Isotope Analysis Collected From Dog Remains

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    Posters | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Excavations at the Bridge River site have been on-going since 2003, increasing our understanding of the communities that inhabited the Middle Fraser Canyon, British Columbia, over 1,000 years ago. The most recent excavation at Housepit 54 in the summer of 2014 supplied further data regarding...

  5. An Attachment Style Based Experimental Design to Maximize Dog Adoption Success

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Evolution and domestication have brought dogs very close to humans. Research has found numerous behavioral, cognitive, neurological, and physiological similarities between the two species. Additional research has found that humans and dogs can share cross-species attachments that are comparable...

  6. Paws for Life K9 Rescue

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Paws For Life K9 Rescue pulls its dogs from local shelters. Often, we choose dogs in need of socialization and training which we place with our incarcerated trainers throughout California State Prisons. We do this because they can dedicate all of their time to their rehabilitation. After...

  7. Rainy Day Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Rainy Day Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center was inspired by Ella, a local girl with Rett Syndrome. After seeing the physical and emotional benefits for Ella, her parents wanted to help more children and adults in the community have access to equine-assisted therapies. As local programs have...

  8. The Effects of Equine Assisted Learning on Emotional Intelligence Competencies and Leadership Skills

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Since the development and understanding of the term emotional intelligence (EI), researchers and businessmen alike have strived to find a way to improve EI competencies. Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a branch of Equine Therapy that uses the horse to facilitate change in humans. In recent...

  9. Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Euthanasia in Equine Practice

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

    Euthanasia of companion animals is a challenging responsibility in the veterinary profession since veterinarians have to consider not only medical, but also legal, economic, emotional, social, and ethical factors in decision-making. To this end; an anonymous questionnaire-based survey of...

  10. Investigating the Impact of Indemnity Waivers on the Length of Stay of Cats at an Australian Shelter

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

    Due to resource limitations, animal shelters in Australia historically have focused on rehoming animals considered ‘highly adoptable’. Increasingly, animal shelters in Australia are rehoming animals with pre-existing medical and/or behavioural issues. These animals are often rehomed...

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

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

    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)...

  12. New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation NFP

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    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...

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

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

    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...

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

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    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...

  15. The Effect of Noseband Tightening on Horses' Behavior, Eye Temperature, and Cardiac Responses

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

    Restrictive nosebands are common in equestrian sport. This is concerning, as recent evidence suggests that very tight nosebands can cause a physiological stress response, and may compromise welfare. The objective of the current study was to investigate relationships that noseband tightness has...

  16. O animal de companhia e a proteção animal urbana : pensando relações interespecíficas a partir da etnografia em Porto Alegre/RS

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Inserido no âmbito da Antrozoologia, este trabalho intenciona pensar a relação humano-animal, tendo por enfoque a relação construída entre ativistas e simpatizantes da proteção animal urbana e os animais de companhia aos quais este...

  17. Attitudes and Practices of Australian Veterinary Professionals and Students towards Early Age Desexing of Cats

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

    Surgical desexing of cats is typically carried out after six months of age (Mature Age Desexing, MAD); between 4–6 months (Traditional Age Desexing, TAD); or before four months (Early Age Desexing, EAD). We complemented existing surveys of veterinarians’ acceptance of EAD with...

  18. Manejo de doenças infecciosas em gatos de abrigos

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    O presente trabalho aborda o manejo de doenças infecciosas em abrigos de felinos. É importante entender e controlar alguns fatores básicos que predispoem as doenças infeciosas. Os principais fatores são: estresse, densidade populacional e...

  19. Consequences and Management of Canine Brachycephaly in Veterinary Practice: Perspectives from Australian Veterinarians and Veterinary Specialists

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

    This article, written by veterinarians whose caseloads include brachycephalic dogs, argues that there is now widespread evidence documenting a link between extreme brachycephalic phenotypes and chronic disease, which compromises canine welfare. This paper is divided into nine sections exploring...

  20. Compassionate Conservation: Exploring the Lives of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Botswana

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

    This paper argues for a more compassionate conservation by positioning animals as subjects in research and scholarship. Compassionate conservation is a multidisciplinary field of study that broadly attends to the ethical dimensions of conservation by merging conservation biology and animal...