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  1. Animal assisted therapy for elderly residents of a skilled nursing facility

    Journal Articles

    There is a growing population of those with dementia and other cognitive impairments that affect the quality of life.  This is attributed to advances in science, technology and medicine leading to reductions in maternal mortality, infectious and parasitic diseases, occupational safety...

  2. Can dogs teach us to be more human? | Shirin Merchant | TEDxDharavi

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Shirin Merchant is a canine evangelist. Founder of Canines Can Care, Shirin is dedicated towards canine training & counselling. She advocates the role of dogs in our society and talks about her experiences with dogs which will change your view of the man’s best friend. Shirin Merchant...

  3. Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Clever  Canines Therapy & Obedience Club was established by two individuals  who enjoy spending time with their canine counterparts and are  dedicated to helping others through dog assisted therapy visits and  positive reinforcement dog obedience training which fosters...

  4. Spirit Hippotherapy

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    SPIRIT Hippotherapy providing Specialist Physiotherapy in Rehabilitation. Based in Liverpool providing a service throughout the North West.

  5. Effects of Hippotherapy on Coordination of Speech in a Person with Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Hippotherapy occurs when physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speechlanguage pathologists use the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy. Previous research has documented improvements in gross motor function such as walking, reaching, standing, balance, and trunk control...

  6. National Crisis Response Canines

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines provides canine teams that are trained to gently, safely break through the barriers of isolation caused by crisis, allowing individuals to re-connect to their families, friends, school mates, church fellowship and other cherished social supports. In the...

  7. How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...

  8. Examining Canadian Equine Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare

    Journal Articles

    The diversity of the Canadian equine industry makes determining baseline attitudes and beliefs a challenge. Adult members of the Canadian equine industry (n = 901) participated in an online survey to report demographic information and views on the role of horses and their ability to experience...

  9. Examining Canadian Equine Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare

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

    The diversity of the Canadian equine industry makes determining baseline attitudes and beliefs a challenge. Adult members of the Canadian equine industry (n = 901) participated in an online survey to report demographic information and views on the role of horses and their ability to experience...

  10. Bait flavor preference and immunogenicity of ONRAB baits in domestic dogs on the Navajo Nation, Arizona

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

    Rabies is responsible for an estimated 59,000 human deaths worldwide, and domestic dogs are the primary reservoir and vector of the disease. Among some nations, widespread vaccination has led to elimination of rabies in domestic dogs, yet dogs are still susceptible to rabies infection from...

  11. Renewing Hope Ranch

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    We are a non-profit organization that strives to help people who are in need of mental health services. We focus our work in helping first responders (and their families), veterans (and their families), helping professionals (and their families), and foster/adoptive families and kids.

  12. Emotion in dogs: Translational and transformative aspects

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

    Kujala (2017) provides an excellent overview of most aspects of emotion in dogs; however, she does not cover a few fields of research that I think are also relevant to the topic. In this commentary, I discuss the current state of our knowledge regarding cognitive decline and behavioral...

  13. The Effect of Extensive Human Presence at an Early Age on Stress Responses and Reactivity of Juvenile Ostriches towards Humans

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    The effect of extensive human presence and regular gentle handling performed at an early age (0–3 months old) on stress responses and reactivity of juvenile ostriches towards humans was investigated. A total of 416 ostrich chicks over two years were exposed to one of three treatments for...

  14. Awareness of rabies and response to dog bites in a Bangladesh community

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

    Community awareness regarding rabies and treatment seeking behaviours are critical both for the prevention and control of the disease in human and animals. We conducted a study to explore people’s awareness about rabies, their attitudes towards dogs and practices associated with treating...

  15. Bem-estar e comportamento de cães comunitários e percepção da comunidade

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Resumo: A manutenção de cães comunitários surge como uma alternativa compassiva de manejo que contribui para o controle populacional e para a melhoria de vida dos cães, colaborando para diminuição de riscos para a saúde humana. É...

  16. You Are Not My Handler! Impact of Changing Handlers on Dogs' Behaviours and Detection Performance

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    Dog-handler relationships can directly impact team success. Changing a dog’s handler may therefore compromise detection performance. However, there are currently few studies which support this. This research explored the performance and behavioural impact of changing a dog’s...

  17. You Are Not My Handler! Impact of Changing Handlers on Dogs' Behaviours and Detection Performance

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

    Dog-handler relationships can directly impact team success. Changing a dog’s handler may therefore compromise detection performance. However, there are currently few studies which support this. This research explored the performance and behavioural impact of changing a dog’s...

  18. Effects of Rider Experience Level on Horse Kinematics and Behavior

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Large riding lesson programs are an essential part of the horse industry. To meet demand and remain profitable, lesson barns sometimes require horses to work multiple times a day with different rider levels. There is little guidance as to the behavioral and physical effects of such protocols,...

  19. HANDI'CHIENS

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    HANDI'CHIENS educates and gives free assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

  20. Empathy in dogs: With a little help from a friend – a mixed blessing

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

    Kujala (2017) presents an extensive overview of existing research on canine emotions in comparison to those of other non-human animals and humans. This commentary provides some additional research results on the intensively debated field of empathy in dogs. We focus on recent advances in...