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  1. Here's Why Your Dog Might Not Be As Cute As You Think

    Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    I always thought our yellow lab Tsali was the cutest dog in our neighborhood. But a study by Pauleen Bennett's Australian Anthrozoology Research Group at La Trobe University has given me second thoughts. The lead author of the study was Pinar Thorn. The researchers investigated attachment to...

  2. Say "Neigh" to Abuse: On the Treatment of Horses and Mules in the Civil War

    Contributor(s):: Anika N. Jensen

    The stuffed head of Old Baldy, General George Meade’s favorite horse, can be found mounted on the wall of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in Philadelphia. General Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveler, received gifts and international adoration even after the war’s end, and...

  3. Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students

    Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos

    Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is...

  4. Jerry and Thorpuppy

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This is a true story about a boy with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and how canine assisted therapy and equine facilitated couselling helped him in a program in Alberta Canada

  5. Chicken Help

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.

  6. Ashley and Thorpuppy

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a girl with Asperger's and the impact of animal assisted therapy, specifically, canine assisted therapy.

  7. Animal Assisted Therapy

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.