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  1. Exploring the experiences of living with psychiatric service dogs for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder [thesis]

  2. Evaluating a program of equine therapy for veterans with PTSD symptoms [dissertation]

  3. Exploring therapists' conceptions of equine facilitated/assisted psychotherapy for combat veterans experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder [dissertation]

  4. Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations: initial assessment

  5. Psychosocial Equine Program for Veterans

  6. Litigation and legislation. At your service

  7. Horse Husbandry in Colonial Virginia: An Analysis of Probate Inventories in Relation to Environmental and Social Changes

    Despite the vast amount of zooarchaeological research that has been done on livestock in Colonial Virginia, little is known about the role of the horse in society and the environment before the American Revolution. The image provided by the current literature on the subject is fairly general and...

  8. State Zoonotic Disease Program Structure in the United States: Implications for Local Public Health

    Objective: The purpose of this research was to assess to current status of zoonotic disease biosurveillance in the United States.Methods: A questionnaire was administered to 53 state zoonotic disease program representatives in the United States and Puerto Rico. The questionnaire assessed the...

  9. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: A study of U.S. practitioners trained by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association

  10. The zooarchaeology of great house sites in the San Juan Basin of the American Southwest

    This dissertation considers animal remains from great houses in the San Juan Basin of the American Southwest. The archaeofauna from an outlying great house, Albert Porter Pueblo in the central Mesa Verde region, occupied between Pueblo II and III (A.D. 1020-1280), indicates that turkey increased...

  11. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...

  12. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...

  13. Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship

    Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...

  14. Effect of adopters' lifestyles and animal-care knowledge on their expectations prior to companion-animal guardianship

    Human expectations can greatly affect the human-companion animal relationship, sometimes putting nonhuman animals at risk for relinquishment. At 20 animal shelters in Southern Ontario, Canada, potential adopters ( N=234) completed a questionnaire regarding their lifestyle, companion animal-care...

  15. Analysis of dog adoption success and failure using surveys with vignettes

    Adoption success of dogs who serve as companion animals was analyzed via surveys with vignettes. The researchers administered surveys with vignettes to animal shelter employees, veterinarians, and other animal-care professionals in Eastern North Carolina. Logistic and linear regression analyses...

  16. Shelter-specific occupational stress among employees in animal shelters

    In the past 10 years a small number of articles have examined the personal and organizational costs associated with euthanasia-related strain among employees in animal shelters. However, there is very little research focusing on a wider range of potential stressors especially without a...

  17. Coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys ( Sapajus spp.)

    Studies on diverse species indicate the existence of individual differences in stress coping strategies labelled as 'proactive' and 'reactive'. Identifying taxonomic distribution of such coping strategies is fundamental to evolutionary models and to management of captive animals. Capuchin monkeys...

  18. Management and design of hospital pens relative to behavior of the compromised dairy cow: a questionnaire survey of Iowa dairy farms

    Compromised dairy cows, such as those suffering from illness or injury, are likely to have different behavioral priorities and needs compared to healthy cows. Although hospital pens are typically required in animal welfare standards and assessment programs, there is surprisingly little...

  19. State Policies on Service Dogs for Military Veterans

  20. Service Animals