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  1. Interspecies encounters: An ethnography of a veterinary hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Atwood-Harvey, Dana Renee

    There were three broad reasons for this research. The larger goal was to continue to advance the incorporation of 'other' animals and the rest of nature in general in sociological theory and research. The second was to suggest to those who have incorporated 'other' animals into...

  2. Metabolism and cryo-sensitivity of domestic cat (Felis catus) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) spermatozoa

    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Terrell

    Teratospermia (ejaculation of ≥ 60% structurally abnormal spermatozoa) is prevalent among felids facing extinction risk, including the cheetah. This trait also occurs in certain domestic cat populations, providing a valuable research model. Multiple components of sperm function are disrupted in...

  3. Canine-assisted therapy: An emerging therapeutic practice

    | Contributor(s):: Kenneth M. Jastrow III

    Close relationships link all living things in the environment, but the forces that connect people and animals are especially strong and enduring. These forces of connection are being utilized for the advancement of human happiness and well-being in a therapeutic manner. This therapy is called...

  4. Animal assisted therapy and its effects on the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Laura A. Locker

    "Another type of AAT is a non-institutional program for older adults Animal companionship is extremely important for all people, but it is especial important for the elderly. Many people think that the majority of elders live in nursing homes, but the fact is that the vast majority of older...

  5. Old man's best friend: Animal-assisted intervention for older people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Ann-Marie Wordley

    Dementia results in the loss of memory, intellect, rationality and social skills and is often accompanied by behavioural and psychological symptoms such as agitation, aggression, wandering and noisiness. Previous research has demonstrated that Animal-Assisted Interventions have some promise in...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy using dogs: The benefits to children

    | Contributor(s):: Corrine E. Oian

    Animal-assisted therapy, including dogs, has gained widespread support and has been implemented in many areas throughout the past few decades. Animal-assisted therapy was first recorded in England in 1792, where mentally ill patients were given small animals for which to care. Since then dogs...

  7. Literature review and manual: Animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Louise Cole

    In this paper research of animals in therapy is reviewed and then used to inform a manual on the topic. A history of the field, a discussion of terminology, and a summary of therapies utilizing animals prefaces the review. Key research in animal therapy is reviewed, followed by contemplation of...

  8. Animal-assisted therapy as an intervention for reducing depression among long-term care residents

    | Contributor(s):: Angela Condit

    The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of animal-assisted intervention on reducing depression and loneliness among older adults residing in a long-term care facility. Forty-eight residents from one long-term care facility in a northern Colorado city participated in the study....

  9. The benefits and limitations of pet therapy for people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Audrey Cowling, Susan McFadden (adviser)

    Evidence of a human-animal bond goes back to the origins of man. More recently, therapy that utilizes animals has been implemented in long-term care facilities to aid in the well-being of people with dementia. Pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy, increases engagement with the environment,...

  10. Animal-assisted therapy: a volunteer's perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Jesse Rose Moorhead

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a non-traditional therapy method that has gained recognition in recent years. The literature on the subject is largely provided by professional counselors and licensed social workers. This study investigated the perspectives of the volunteer animal handlers who...

  11. Chimeras: The ethics of creating human-animal interspecifics

    | Contributor(s):: Constanze Huther

    In summer 2004, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom about "Human Enhancement, Artificial Beings, and the Future of Humanity" at the University of Oxford. Among other quite exotic topics, chimeras were the subject matter of one of our seminar meetings....

  12. More than man's best friend: A look at attachment between humans and their canine companions

    | Contributor(s):: Samantha E. Kennedy

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are currently more than 60 million pet dogs in the United States. This is an increase of nearly eighteen percent since 1991, coinciding with a growing area of research on human's relationships with companion animals and companion...

  13. An investigation of the psychosocial impact of human-animal interaction on a forensic population

    | Contributor(s):: Angela Krom Fournier

    This quasi-experimental field study tested the psychosocial effects of a forensic human-animal interaction (HAI) program on prison inmates. The study assessed the impact of the HAI program using both between-subject and within-subject methods and analyses. A total of 54 male inmates participated...

  14. Benefits to pets from the human animal bond: A study of pet owner behaviors and their relation to attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Deanna Kay Douglas

    Researchers have demonstrated clear benefits to humans in their relationship with companion animals; however, little is known about how these animals may benefit from their relationship with humans.The purpose of the current study is to investigate potential benefits of a pet living in a...