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

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    | Contributor(s):: Deby Torbett

    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,...

  2. Attitude change regarding animal abuse in adults the effect of education and visual aids

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    | Contributor(s):: Ashley Carter

    Additionally, images of animals alone immediately increased attitudes regarding treatment of animals. This difference does not appear to increase further over time. Images of animals alone appear to aid in immediately altering individuals' sense of continuity with animals. The attitude that...

  3. Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children

    | Contributor(s):: Maxwell D. Rappoport

  4. The disturbing correlation between youth violence and animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah A. Matthews

    In examining juvenile crime and violence, there appears to be a correlation between this violence and the crime of animal cruelty. To assist in supporting this hypothesis, as a society we can study and see that there is a known correlation between violent adult offenders and previous charges of...

  5. Equine Assisted Activities or Therapy: Towards a Future Curriculum

    | Contributor(s):: Anita Shkedi

    Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAA/T) is a non-invasive treatment modality recommended by the medical and educational community for a subset of challenged children and adults. As its popularity increases, so too are the concerns among stakeholders and the medical and educational...

  6. The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults

    | Contributor(s):: Leighann DeMarco

    The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Gomez, India B.

  8. The role of service dogs for two children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Waldie, Jennifer

  9. The benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for physically challenged adults

    | Contributor(s):: Friesen, Michelle Katherine

  10. A Case Study of Veterinary Technology Students' Experience of a Continuing Human-Animal Bond

    | Contributor(s):: Robert E. Gierka

    The purpose of this case study was to explore veterinary technology (vet tech) students’ perceptions of their special relationships with pets that died; and to better understand how these perceptions influenced their work in the vet tech program and their beliefs about their...

  11. An investigation of the efficacy of hippotherapy on speech and language skills in adults with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Gentry, Tammera L.

  12. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    | Contributor(s):: Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  13. Impact of hunting pressure on adult male white-tailed deer behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Ryan Karns

    The impact of hunting pressure on white-tailed deer behavior has been broadly studied, but specific examination of the interaction between adult males and hunters has not been conducted using global positioning system (GPS) technology. During 2006-2007 at Chesapeake Farms, a privately owned...

  14. Fish oil and barley supplementation in diets for adult dogs: effects on lipid and protein metabolism, nutrient digestibility, fecal quality. and postprandial glycemia

    | Contributor(s):: Maria Regina Cattai de Godoy, David L. Harmon (adviser)

    Obesity is the most prevalent nutritional disorder encountered in small animal medicine. Problems related with obesity are the higher incidence of morbidity and mortality. Nutritional and physical activity interventions have been common strategies employed; however, they have shown low compliance...

  15. Adulthood animal abuse among men arrested for domestic violence

    | Contributor(s):: Jeniimarie Febres, Gregory L. Stuart (adviser)

    The effectiveness of batterer intervention programs at reducing future intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration is limited. Learning about perpetrators to more comprehensively address issues relevant to their aggressive tendencies could aid in the development of more effective treatments....