The effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on autonomic and endocrine activity in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Kupper, N., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Equine-Assisted Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Veterans: An Open Trial
| Contributor(s):: Fisher, P. W., Lazarov, A., Lowell, A., Arnon, S., Turner, J. B., Bergman, M., Ryba, M., Such, S., Marohasy, C., Zhu, X., Suarez-Jimenez, B., Markowitz, J. C., Neria, Y.
Objective: As veterans have high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and historically poor treatment outcomes and high attrition, alternative treatments have gained much popularity despite lack of rigorous research. In this study, a recently developed and manualized 8-session group...
"The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum
| Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
Recreational Horseback Riding and Its Association with Physical, Mental, and Social Wellbeing and Perceived Health
| Contributor(s):: Schwarzmüller-Erber, Gabriele, Maier, Manfred, Stummer, Harald, Kundi, Michael
Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention
| Contributor(s):: Woodward, Steven H., Jamison, Andrea L., Gala, Sasha, Lawlor, Catherine, Villasenor, Diana, Tamayo, Gisselle, Puckett, Melissa
Effects of equine riding on static and dynamic mechanical contraction of the thighs and trunk muscles in inactive women
| Contributor(s):: Park, Sihwa, Park, Sunhee, Yoo, Jaehyun, Jee, Yong-Seok
The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health
| Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Shahab, Lion, Ratschen, Elena, Toner, Paul, Kale, Dimitra, Reeve, Catherine, Mills, Daniel S.
Country Heart Farm
Country Heart Farm's mission is to facilitate growth, learning, wellness, and healing for children and adults of all ages, abilities and backgrounds by providing therapeutic equine assisted psychotherapy and integrative educational programs.
Danny Donkey & Pals
Danny Donkey & Pals is an organization that provides specially trained donkeys to visit schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes. The donkeys travel throughout the UK to interact with children and adults with disabilities & special needs, those who are ill and the elderly.
Nonpharmacological Treatment for Supporting Social Participation of Adults with Depression
| Contributor(s):: Phadsri, S., Shioji, R., Tanimura, A., Jaknissai, J., Apichai, S., Sookruay, T.
The Impact of Pets on Everyday Life for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Ellison, C., Struckmeyer, L., Zsembik, B. A., McDonald, S. E.
Acceptability of an adjunct equine-assisted activities and therapies program for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury
| Contributor(s):: Sylvia, L., West, E., Blackburn, A. M., Gupta, C., Bui, E., Mahoney, T., Duncan, G., Wright, E. C., Lejeune, S., Spencer, T. J.
Salivary oxytocin in pigs, cattle, and goats during positive human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Lürzel, S., Bückendorf, L., Waiblinger, S., Rault, J. L.
Paws with a Purpose
Founded in 2003, Paws with Purpose (PwP) is a 501(c) non-profit organization that provides highly skilled Assistance Dogs as partners to children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. These dogs provide comfort and companionship; help to break down social barriers, and...
Visitors' perceptions of zoo-housed lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) welfare: Observation plays a larger role than a brief informative talk
| Contributor(s):: Chiapero, F., Ferrari, R. H., Guglielmetti, A., García Capocasa, M. C., Busso, J. M.
The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration
| Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of animals as sources of emotional and physical support during a period when most of the population is experiencing social and environmental challenges. We investigated how companion animal owners...
Complementary horse-assisted therapy for substance use disorders: a randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Gatti, Francesca, Walderhaug, Espen, Kern-Godal, Ann, Lysell, Jeanette, Arnevik, Espen Ajo
Can Individuals with Down Syndrome Benefit from Hippotherapy? An Exploratory Study on Gait and Balance
| Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Cacciola, A., Naro, A., Cavallaro, F., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., De Luca, R., Calabrò, R. S., Milardi, D.
Psychodynamic Based Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Adults with Intertwined Personality Problems and Traumatization: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Kovács, G., van Dijke, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
The growing field of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), a subfield of animal-assisted psychotherapy (AAP), needs theoretically-based clinical studies. This systematic review examines the existing clinical studies in adult populations on psychodynamic psychotherapy combined with...
Animal-assisted therapy: Promoting a healthy work environment
| Contributor(s):: Yordy, M., Brandon, A., Harmon, L.
2020Nurs Manage51424-300744-631410.1097/01.NUMA.0000657248.63754.fcengIn Ala., Morgan Yordy is an assistant professor at the Auburn University School of Nursing, Amy Brandon is the director of critical care services at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, and Lisa Harmon is a...