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  1. An anthropologist's voice in a veterinarian's noise: gearing up for new cultural realities

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    | Contributor(s):: Sterk, K., Brloznik, M.

    Over the past three decades, the veterinary profession has faced a cultural shift towards postspeciesism that requires a reassessment of the foundations of the existing distinctions between human and non-human animals proclaimed by the speciesism paradigm, which represents institutionalized...

  2. Are you and your dog competent? Integrating animal-assisted play therapy competencies

    | Contributor(s):: Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand, Pliske, Michelle M.

  3. Effects of a Dog-Assisted Social- and Emotional-Competence Training for Prisoners: A Controlled Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Marti, R., Urfer, V., Schenk, A., Gutwein, V., Dörr, C.

    BACKGROUND: Previous research has called for improving psychological interventions and developing new treatments for prisoners. Animal-assisted prison-based programmes have increasingly been used as an approach, but there is a lack of studies investigating the effectiveness of such programmes....

  4. Recommendations for Transdisciplinary Professional Competencies and Ethics for Animal-Assisted Therapies and Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Trevathan-Minnis, M., Johnson, A., Howie, A. R.

    AAI is a transdisciplinary field that has grown exponentially in recent decades. This growth has not always been synergistic across fields, creating a need for more consistent language and standards, a call for which many professionals in the field have made. Under the umbrella of human-animal...

  5. Evaluation of Veterinary Students' Communication Skills with a Service Dog Handler in a Simulated Client Scenario

    | Contributor(s):: McCool, K. E., Kedrowicz, A. A.

  6. Practice makes perfect? Skillful performances in veterinary work

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    | Contributor(s):: Clarke, Caroline A., Knights, David

    Is vetting a craft that must be learned owing to the limitations of scientific discipline, or simply a question of practice makes perfect? This question arose from our empirical research on veterinary surgeons (vets), who we found were often struggling with the divergence between the precise...

  7. Animal Welfare: A Contemporary Understanding Demands a Contemporary Approach to Behavior and Training

    | Contributor(s):: E. Anne McBride, David J. Montgomery

    Contemporary understanding of One Welfare highlights the intrinsic link between animal and human welfare and ethics, regarding physical and psychological well-being as equally important. These principles apply to all animals we keep, regardless of why we keep them. One factor influencing...

  8. Cognition and the Development of Social Cognition in the Domestic Dog (Canis Lupus Familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Camille Ward

    We examined cognition and the development of social cognition in domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) with three studies. Study one focused on numerical competence in dogs and studies two and three addressed the development of social relationships among littermates. In the first study, we...

  9. Warmth and competence in animals

    | Contributor(s):: Sevillano, Verónica, Fiske, Susan T.

  10. Short-term animal-assisted play therapy for children

    | Contributor(s):: VanFleet, Risë, Faa-Thompson, Tracie, Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Schaefer, Charles E.

  11. HALTER: Using Horsequest as a Training Tool

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    | Contributor(s):: Bailey, Elaine Long, Waite, Karen, Wilson, Kristen M.

    Youth organizations, such as 4-H, need dedicated, knowledgeable adult volunteer leaders. Oftentimes, adults are intimidated to work with youth, either because of questionable understanding of youngsters or due to limited subject knowledge. This is particularly true with volunteers for youth horse...

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  13. Are some rabbits more competent and warm than others? The lay epistemologist is interested in object value, not in descriptive parameters

    | Contributor(s):: Dubois, Nicole, Beauvois, Jean-Léon

  14. The biochemistry of family commitment and youth competence: Lessons from animal models

    | Contributor(s):: Young, Larry J., Francis, Darlene D.

  15. Wolves, bees, and football: Enhancing coordination in sociotechnological problem solving systems through the study of human and animal groups

    | Contributor(s):: Eccles, David W., Groth, Paul T.

  16. The role of companion animals in human development

    | Contributor(s):: Melson, Gail F.

  17. Playful pooches: Using canine interactions to enhance therapeutic outcomes for children and adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: VanFleet, Risë