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  1. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

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

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  2. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    Journal Articles

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  3. Cat ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study

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

    Background: The presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Methods: Relative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and...

  4. Interspecific behavioural synchronization: dogs exhibit locomotor synchrony with humans

    Journal Articles

  5. Do Animals Perceive Human Developmental Disabilities? Guinea Pigs' Behaviour with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Children with Typical Development. A Pilot Study

    Journal Articles

  6. Conceptual and methodological issues relating to pain assessment in mammals: The development and utilisation of pain facial expression scales

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

  7. Cocreating guide dog partnerships: dog training and interdependence in 1930s America

    Journal Articles

  8. [Effects of an animal-assisted intervention on psychiatric in-patient addiction treatment - a pilot study]

    Journal Articles

  9. When pigs fly: emotional support animals, service dogs and the politics of legitimacy across species boundaries

    Journal Articles

  10. Northern Michigan Equine Therapy (NMET)

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    NMET is a 501c3 non-profit outpatient rehabilitation facility using equine assisted therapy and the natural movement and demeanor of a horse to help with physical, emotional, and mental challenges. With a horse’s guidance and support, our Hippotherapy, Horse Sense, At-Risk Youth,...

  11. Great Oak Aiken Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Great Oak Aiken Therapeutic Riding Center (GOATRC) is located at Great Oak, a 20-acre farm five minutes from downtown Aiken, South Carolina. GOATRC is a reconfigured 501(3)(c) organization that was formerly known as STAR Riding. GOATRC is an affiliate of PATH International...

  12. Where is Home? The Unpredictability of Life as a Cypriot Stray Dog.

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    Presentations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

  13. Dream Riders

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Dream Riders became operational in October 1998 in Lexington, SC. Dream Riders program through the direction of a dedicated board of directors has expanded to over 34 riders per week with special needs and yearly provides over 1,450 hours of riding. Dream Riders is an accredited riding...

  14. Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    At Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding, our mission is to provide therapeutic horseback riding and other services for children and adults that promote and enrich their physical, developmental, psychological, and social well-being to encourage them to reach beyond limits.

  15. Ancient Bond Between Human and Animals Revealed in 14,000-Year-Old Diseased Dog Teeth

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

  16. Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress

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    Reports | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...

  17. Domestic horses (Equus caballus) prefer to approach humans displaying a submissive body posture rather than a dominant body posture

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

    Signals of dominance and submissiveness are central to conspecific communication in many species. For domestic animals, sensitivities to these signals in humans may also be beneficial. We presented domestic horses with a free choice between two unfamiliar humans, one adopting a submissive and...

  18. Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Horse-Human Interactions

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    With completing this thesis, I hope to achieve an answer that could potentially help numerous people with their recovery from tragic events or progress in their life overall. Horseback riding has been suggested to help special needs children and adults connect better with people and help them...

  19. "Koira tuo jotenkin niinkun läsnäolollaan rohkeutta siihen puhumiseen ja olemiseen" : Alakouluikäisten kokemuksia koira-avusteisuudesta koulukuraattorin kanssa työskentelyssä

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tutkia eläinavusteisuutta alakouluikäisten oppilaiden näkökulmasta koulukuraattorin kanssa työskentelyssä. Tutkimus toteutettiin haastattelemalla kuutta alakouluikäistä oppilasta, joiden kanssa...

  20. Exploring the Experiences of Adults After Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    The aim of this phenomenological qualitative study was to capture and understand the essence of the lived experiences of individuals after participating in equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP). In that the experiences of participants after exposure to EFP have not previously been examined,...