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  1. Evaluation of relationships between dogs and owners: the Turkish translation, reliability and validity study of cat/dog owner relationship scale (C/DORS)

    Contributor(s): Kaya, U., Ozen, D., Yazlik, M. O., Kosem, S., Gurcan, I. S.

  2. Pet owners' feedback on psychological support service in an Italian veterinary hospital

    Contributor(s): Campigli, M., Strizzolo, G., Furlanello, T., Uccheddu, S.

  3. Impact of wildlife on food crops and approaches to reducing human wildlife conflict in the protected landscapes of Eastern Nepal

    Contributor(s): Dahal, N. K., Harada, K., Adhikari, S., Sapkota, R. P., Kandel, S.

  4. Dog and cat as a mirror of the human soul? Qualitative evaluation of a pre-post interventionHund und Katze als Spiegel der menschlichen Seele? - Eine Prei-Post-Lnterventionsstudie mit qualitativer Evaluation

    Contributor(s): Hopf, J., Edelhauser, F., Neumann, M.

  5. Traveling with a guide dog: confidence, constraints and affective qualities of the human-guide dog relationship

    Contributor(s): Rickly, J. M., Halpern, N., Hansen, M., Welsman, J.

  6. The relaxing massage technique as a new tool to improve the human/animal relationship and the animal welfare parametersTecnica de massagem relaxante como ferramenta para melhorar a relacao humano-animal e os parametros de bem-estar animal

    Contributor(s): Leite, L. O., Nunes-Pinheiro, D. C. S., Hotzel, M. J.

  7. Welfare, well treatment and animal protection : concepts, definitions and practiceBien-entre, bientraitance et protection des animaux: concepts, definitions, applications

    Contributor(s): Gilbert, C., Fabre-Deloye, A.

  8. The Effects of Animal- Assisted Therapy on the Health and Well- Being of Military Veterans: A Systematic Scoping Review and Recommendations for Future Research

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brooke Fonseka, Fiona Marshall, Laura J. Edwards

    Veterans of the armed forces may have experienced a range of physical and psychological traumas during their service, which can lead to long-standing problems with health and well-being, sometimes compounded with challenges accessing and engaging with support. Animal-assisted therapies (AAT)...

  9. Tacit Knowledge Within Equine-Assisted Intervention (EAI): How Social Relation Theory and Emotional Work Theory Provide Access to an Elusive Form of Knowledge

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Catharina Carlsson, Daniel Nilsson Ranta

    This paper aims to analyze the central features within equine-assisted intervention (EAI) and the primary concepts of Goffman's theories of social identity and Hochschild's theories of emotional work. Analyzing a dialog with participants viewing the video recordings of their own EAI...

  10. Intraspecific Motor and Emotional Alignment in Dogs and Wolves: The Basic Building Blocks of Dog–Human Affective Connectedness

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elisabetta Palagi, Giada Cordoni

    Involuntary synchronization occurs when individuals perform the same motor action patterns during a very short time lapse. This phenomenon serves an important adaptive value for animals permitting them to socially align with group fellows thus increasing integration and fitness benefits. Rapid...

  11. Bison Strides

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    Partnering horses and humans to benefit the mind, body and spirit of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs, Bison Strides embodies the land-grant ideals of NDSU through innovative education, research and outreach.

  12. Queen of Hearts Ranch

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    Students are usually referred to the Center by physicians, therapists, teachers, family members and friends. Our students are challenged by various disabling conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, sight and hearing deficit, developmental and learning disabilities. Their...

  13. Rising Star Riders

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    Rising Star Riders, RSR, provides therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted instruction and mental health services.  We offer services to children and adults with physical and/or emotional challenges. During mounted instruction the participant learns how to properly mount...

  14. ​Emerald M Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc

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    Emerald M Therapeutic Riding Center provides a tranquil, serene, safe, and therapeutic environment to address the needs of children and adults seeking physical therapy incorporating hippotherapy, adaptive riding, and/or emotional and behavioral health support through the interaction with our 11...

  15. Cooperative Communication with Humans Evolved to Emerge Early in Domestic Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hannah Salomons, Kyle C.M. Smith, Megan Callahan-Beckel, Margaret Callahan, Kerinne Levy, Brenda S. Kennedy, Emily E. Bray, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, Daniel J. Horschler, Margaret Gruen, Jingzhi Tan, Philip White, Bridgett M. vonHoldt, Evan L. MacLean, Brian Hare

    Although we know that dogs evolved from wolves, it remains unclear how domestication affected dog cognition. One hypothesis suggests dog domestication altered social maturation by a process of selecting for an attraction to humans.1,  2,  3 Under this account, dogs became more...

  16. Farmyard Animal or Best Friend? Exploring Predictors of Dog vs. Pig Pet Speciesism

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sarah Gradidge, Magdalena Zawisza, Annelie J. Harvey, Daragh T. McDermott

    Despite dogs’ and pigs’ shared similarities, previous research indicates people favor dogs over pigs (known as “pet speciesism”). While pet speciesism has been empirically sup-ported, little is known about its predictors. This gap in the literature is problematic as...

  17. First-Time Experience in Owning a Dog Guide by Older Adults with Vision Loss

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kitsum Li, Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen

    Introduction: Dog guides were found to be effective in helping adults with vision loss navigate in the community and improve overall well-being. In spite of the vast amount of literature on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited study exists on older adult with vision loss experience...

  18. Non-Contact Vital Signs Monitoring of Dog and Cat Using a UWB Radar

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pengfei Wang, Yangyang Ma, Fulai Liang, Yang Zhang, Xiao Yu, Zhao Li, Qiang An, Hao Lv, Jianqi Wang

    As pets are considered members of the family, their health has received widespread attention. Since pets cannot talk and complain when they feel uncomfortable, monitoring vital signs becomes very helpful in disease detection, as well as observing their progression and response to treatment. In...

  19. Uncontrolled Outdoor Access for Cats: An Assessment of Risks and Benefits

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sarah M.L. Tan, Anastasia C. Stellato, Lee Niel

    Uncontrolled outdoor access is associated with a number of welfare concerns for companion cats, including increased risks of disease and parasites, injury or death due to traffic, predation or ingestion of toxic substances, and getting permanently separated from their owner. In addition, cats...

  20. Dogs trigger attention during Animal Assisted Intervention in prison: a preliminary study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marine Grandgeorge, Martine Hausberger, Christine Heyraud, Astrid Hirschelmann

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) seem to offer promising possibilities to prevent daily conditions of inmates (overcrowding or social isolation); however, nothing is known either about the potential processes involved or impact AAI on the development of interactions between inmates. We...