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  1. Social Worker Perceptions of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

        This research study examines factors that influence a social worker’s willingness to utilize animals in therapy, specifically equine assisted psychotherapy. Equine assisted psychotherapy is an experiential therapy involving horses for the treatment of mental and...

  2. Caracterização dos comportamentos de tutores de animais de estimação numa amostra não probabilística

    O presente estudo tem como objectivo caracterizar o comportamento dos tutores de animais utilizando uma amostra não-probabilística. Neste contexto, foi elaborado um questionário online conduzido entre Março de 2014 e Julho de 2014, que consiste em 31 questões...

  3. Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement

    This multi-sited ethnography of the US animal sanctuary movement is based on 24 months of research at a range of animal rescue facilities, including a companion animal shelter in Texas, exotic animal sanctuaries in Florida and Hawaii, and a farm animal sanctuary in New York. In the last three...

  4. Maneig dels símptomes psicològics i conductuals de la demència en persones institucionalitzades: disseny d'una intervenció de teràpia assistida amb gossos

    L’envelliment de la població comportarà un gran augment en la prevalença de demències, i més en pacients institucionalitzats. Les repercussions de la malaltia, que no només afecten la persona, sinó també l’entorn sociofamiliar,...

  5. Contribuição para o reconhecimento da dor oncológica em cães : possíveis indicadores de qualidade de vida e bem-estar

    A avaliação da dor nos animais de companhia é complexa e desafiante, existindo poucos estudos relativos à dor oncológica. O objectivo deste estudo consistiu pois na investigação de possíveis indicadores da qualidade de vida e bem-estar em...

  6. The effects of pets on schizophrenics in a day treatment program

    In an effort to record the therapeutic effects of animals, three rabbits were introduced into a group therapy setting. Eight subjects (two female, six male) having the diagnosis of schizophrenia, chronic type and participating in a day treatment program were observed by four trained observers....

  7. Assessing dogs using a temperament test - will training affect the outcome? : a test-retest trial as a forensic tool

    Temperament Tests can be a forensic tool as they are often used to clarify legal cases in which dogs were allegedly involved in circumstances of aggression towards humans or other dogs. The test used in this study, the standardized temperament test of Lower Saxony, a battery type test of 36...

  8. Comportamento do cão no acto de consulta médico-veterinária profilática

    O comportamento de medo é habitualmente demonstrado pelos cães durante a consulta médico-veterinária. Uma tentativa de defesa, por parte do cão, pode tornar uma consulta de rotina numa tarefa complicada, pelo que é fundamental prevenir a...

  9. Fatores relacionados a distúrbios de comportamento em gatos

    Os distúrbios de comportamento apresentam importância não só no bem estar animal e na qualidade da relação humana-animal como também na questão da saúde publica. Sabe-se que os problemas de comportamento são uma das principais...

  10. Classes de comportamentos constituintes de intervenções de psicólogos no subcampo de atuação profissional de psicoterapia com apoio de cães

    O cão foi a primeira espécie animal a ser domesticada. O início dessa interação remonta há aproximadamente 12 mil anos atrás. Com o passar dos anos sua relação com os seres humanos foi se estreitando em função das...

  11. Influência da visitação no comportamento de macacos-prego (Cebus apella) em zoológicos

    O bem-estar dos animais mantidos em zoológicos pode ser afetado por aspectos de ordem estrutural, ambiental e pelos tipos de relações que os mesmos desenvolvem com os visitantes. Os macacos-prego (Cebus apella) encontram-se, atualmente, em número significativo em...

  12. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities on the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children with Characteristics of Emotional Behavioral Disorders

    As emotional behavioral disorders become more prevalent throughout the school-age population, intervention during the early childhood ages is becoming key. Considering that social emotional delays are risk factors for emotional behavioral disorders and the evidence of social-emotional health in...

  13. The Evolution of Animals through Domestication and other Human Relationships: An Animal-Centered Approach

    As a component of the environment themselves, humans maintain a mutualistic modifying process with that environment. The interaction between humans and animals has led to different categories of relationships—commensal animals, tame animals, domesticated animals, and feral animals. In the...

  14. The Development of a Psychometric Scale for the Evaluation of the Emotional Predispositions of Pet Dogs

    Many pet dogs exhibit problem behaviours which can be corrected through the judicious use of positive and negative reinforcers in training. However, animals often vary in their sensitivity and response to these. It is hypothesised that this variation may offer a biological basis for...

  15. The Canine Behaviour Type Index

    While working intensively with companion dogs it emerged that certain behavior types present particular management challenges in a domestic setting. Gosling, Kwan, John & Oliver validated the concept of dogs having a distinct measurable personality type (Gosling, Kwan, John, Oliver 2003 A...

  16. Foal and Mare Behavior Changes during Repeated Human-Animal Interactions in the First Two Weeks after Foaling

    This study is important to the equine research field to demonstrate if handling neonatal foals and mares who recently foaled is invasive and may change how the foals and mares will behave around humans. The data show the effects of repeated blood draws and frequent handling on the foals and...

  17. An epidemiological analysis of dog behavior problems presented to an Australian behavior clinic, with associated risk factors

    Records of dogs presented to a behavior clinic servicing the eastern seaboard of Australia in and around Brisbane and the Gold Coast were analyzed for principal behavior problems and the related factors, from information recorded at the time that the owner approached the clinic for assistance....

  18. Let's "Paws" to Consider the Possibility: Using Support Dogs with Victims of Crime

    Today, a service dog helping an individual with sight limitations is accepted and relatively common. There are other trained dogs including those who serve individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who serve individuals with mobility limitations. Provincial, territorial, and federal...

  19. Wildlife Encounters by Lewis and Clark: A Spatial Analysis of Interactions between Native Americans and Wildlife

    The Lewis and Clark journals contain some of the earliest and most detailed written descriptions of a large part of the United States before Euro-American settlement. We used the journal entries to assess the influence of humans on wildlife distribution and abundance. Areas with denser human...

  20. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare