Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding
Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.
The Efficacy of Dog Assisted Therapy in Detained Drug Users: A Pilot Study in an Italian Attenuated Custody Institute
| Contributor(s):: Contalbrigo, L.
Model-Based Reverse Translation Between Veterinary and Human Medicine: The One Health Initiative
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| Contributor(s):: Benjamin Schneider, Violeta Balbas-Martinez, Albert E. Jergens, Inaki F. Troconiz
There is growing concern about the limitations of rodent models with regard to recapitulation of human disease pathogenesis. Computational modeling of data from humans and animals sharing similar diseases provides an opportunity for parallel drug development in human and veterinary medicine....
Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol
| Contributor(s):: Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie, Brian Draper, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Jones, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Cindy Mervin
Introduction Apathy, agitated behaviours, loneliness and depression are common consequences of dementia. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of a robotic animal on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in people with dementia living in long-term aged care.Methods and...
Scatter Joy Acres
Scatter Joy Acres Offers:an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural setting allows groups to focus on goals and objectives without distractions.Individuals and groups a place to remove themselves...
A qualitative study of animal assisted therapy with male probationers mandated to outpatient substance abuse group treatment
| Contributor(s):: Gomez, Elena Noella
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on the process of therapeutic change with an adult male probationer substance abuse population in group therapy. Research has indicated that AAT is a useful intervention across a wide range of demographics....
Role of glyoxalase I gene polymorphisms in late-onset epilepsy and drug-resistant epilepsy
| Contributor(s):: Tao, Hua, Si, Ligang, Zhou, Xu, Liu, Zhou, Ma, Zhonghua, Zhou, Haihong, Zhong, Wangtao, Cui, Lili, Zhang, Shuyan, Li, You, Ma, Guoda, Zhao, Jianghao, Huang, Wenhui, Yao, Lifen, Xu, Zhien, Zhao, Bin, Li, Keshen
Proper Use of Sulfonamides in Market Show Animals
| Contributor(s):: Floron C. Faries, Virginia Fajt
When administering a drug to a show animal, the owner is responsible for ensuring that there will be no drug residues in the animal's urine when it is tested at a show. Sulfonamides are of special concern because, even when they are administered correctly and the proper withdrawal times are...
On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland
| Contributor(s):: Schwarz, S.
This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to decrease the risk of heart disease; and function of dogs in rescue, animal assisted therapy and...
The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study
| Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.
Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...
Traits of drug and explosives detection in dogs of two breeds as evaluated by their handlers and trainers
| Contributor(s):: Adamkiewicz, E., Jezierski, T., Walczak, M., Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Sobczynska, M., Prokopczyk, M., Ensminger, J.
Police dogs handlers' and trainers' opinions on Labrador retrievers (n=87) and German shepherds (n=96) trained for drugs vs. explosives detection have been compared. As most important traits in both specialties the responders indicated: (1) willingness to sniff objects, (2) concentration...
Effects of carprofen, meloxicam and butorphanol on broiler chickens' performance in mobility tests
| Contributor(s):: Hothersall, B., Caplen, G., Parker, R., Nicol, C. J., Waterman-Pearson, A. E., Weeks, C. A., Murrell, J. C.
Lame broiler chickens perform poorly in standardised mobility tests and have nociceptive thresholds that differ from those of non-lame birds, even when confounding factors such as differences in bodyweight are accounted for. This study investigated whether these altered responses could be due to...
The Need for Judicial Restriction on the Use of Drug Detecting Canines
| Contributor(s):: William R. Pomeroy
The use of drug sniffing dogs to detect smuggled contraband began in September 1970 as a means of interdicting the flow of illegal drugs "through border ports and at major gateways" of this country.' Since then, the use of dogs to detect contraband has been expanded...
State v. Rabb: Dog Sniffs Close to Home
| Contributor(s):: Timothy C. Stone
Sensory perception is an inextricable part of Fourth Amendment' jurisprudence. A policeman's sense of smell, for example, can create probable cause for a lawful search or seizure. A canine's sense of smell operates much like our own, except that its sensory...
Stakeholder views on treating pain due to dehorning dairy calves
| Contributor(s):: Robbins, J. A., Weary, D. M., Schuppli, C. A., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
A common and painful management practice undertaken on most dairy farms is dehorning young calves (also called 'disbudding' when done on calves less than about two months of age). Despite much evidence the practice is painful, and effective means available to mitigate this pain, it is frequently...
Effekte eines Therapiebegleithundes auf Patienten im stationären Drogenentzug. = Effects of a dog-assisted therapy on patients during their stationary drug withdrawal in an acute psychiatry hospital
| Contributor(s):: Urban, Sabine, Dehn, Lorenz B., Zillmer, Björn, Driessen, Martin, Beblo, Thomas
Parental predictors of children’s animal abuse: Findings from a national and intergenerational sample
| Contributor(s):: Knight, Kelly E., Ellis, Colter, Simmons, Sara B.
| Contributor(s):: Karasik, Rona J., Berry, Judy
The helping horse: how equine assisted learning contributes to the wellbeing of First Nations youth in treatment for volatile substance misuse
| Contributor(s):: Adams, C., Arratoon, C., Boucher, J., Cartier, G., Chalmers, D., Dell, C. A., Dell, D., Dryka, D., Duncan, R., Dunn, K., Hopkins, C., Longclaws, L., MacKinnon, T., Sauve, E., Spence, S., Wuttunee, M.
There has been recent interest in Canada exploring the benefits of equine assisted interventions in the treatment of First Nations youth who misuse volatile substances. Using the richness of an exploratory case study involving the White Buffalo Youth Inhalant Treatment Centre and the Cartier...
Pasteurella species peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: household pets as a risk factor
| Contributor(s):: Poliquin, P. G., Lagace-Wiens, P., Verrelli, M., Allen, D. W., Embil, J. M.
BACKGROUND: Pasteurella species are Gram-negative coccobacilli that are a part of the normal oropharyngeal flora of numerous domestic animals. They have been recognized as a rare but significant cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). A consensus about management...