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  1. The effectiveness of puppy socialization classes at the veterinary clinic

    Contributor(s):: Okazawa, E., Seki, T., Murata, K., Murata, H.

    In our veterinary clinic, 411 dogs participated in our puppy socialization classes during the last seven years. The most common breeds were toy poodles, chihuahuas, and miniature dachshunds. Dogs of these three breeds were divided into two groups: one consisted of class-participants, and the...

  2. A piece of my mind. Hounded

    Contributor(s):: Reisman, A.

  3. [Children and animals: about sense and nonsense of development promoting animal contact and animal assisted interventions]

    Contributor(s):: Hoff, T.

  4. IorekSkAAT

    IntroductionIorekSkAAT is a small non profit organization. We are in the process of filing for 501 (3) c and it is not tax exempted yet. We are allowed to receive small donations from private donors or individuals. It mainly focuses on rabbits who perform animal-assisted therapy and animal...

  5. Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 13 Summer 2005

    Full-text: Available

    Contents:Message from the President, pg 1Marty Becker, DVM, pg 1The Healing Power of Pets, pg 1Maintaining the bond: An Introduction to Leader Dogs for Veterinarians, pg 2Zoonotic Diseases Associated With Dogs and Cats in Service Animal Settings, pg 3Common Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Birds,...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy in Connecticut hospitals

    | Contributor(s):: Ritchie, Jessica

  7. Animal programs and animal-assisted therapy in skilled and intermediate care facilities in Illinois

    | Contributor(s):: Behling, Robert James

  8. Animal-assisted therapy: A benefits analysis

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Duong, Ann N.

    This paper discusses the history and program implementation of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term care. The physiological and psychological benefits are analyzed through surveys in assays. The California Health Interview Survey was conducted with SPSS for a...

  9. Effects of pet-facilitated-therapy on depression of elders in long-term care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Jackson, Daun L.

  10. Parental perceptions of the effectiveness of equine therapy for children with special health care needs

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Hughes, Mary Kathleen

    The purpose of the research was to examine the parental perceptions of the effectiveness of equine therapy for children with special health care needs as evidenced by a positive change in the child's behavior and in the child's health following therapeutic riding. It is estimated that...

  11. The effects of animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in an elderly population in long-term care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Banks, Marian Ribeiro

  12. Angel on a Leash

    ANGEL ON A LEASH has a simple goal: to create the best therapy dog programs in health care facilities and other settings across the country.Just as a patient's experience is enhanced by attention to a facility's architectural and landscape environment, Angel On A Leash understands...

  13. Transmission of MRSA between companion animals and infected human patients presenting to outpatient medical care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Jorge Pinto Ferreira, Kevin L. Anderson, Maria T. Correa, Roberta Lyman, Felicia Ruffin, L. Barth Reller, Vance G. Fowler Jr.

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant pathogen in both human and veterinary medicine. The importance of companion animals as reservoirs of human infections is currently unknown. The companion animals of 49 MRSA-infected outpatients (cases) were screened for MRSA...

  14. Animal-related injuries resulting in emergency department visits and hospitalizations in the United States, 2006-2008

    | Contributor(s):: Langley, R. L.

  15. Captive bears in human-animal welfare conflict: a case study of bile extraction on Asia's bear farms

    | Contributor(s):: Kikuchi, R.

  16. One Health: more than just a catch phrase!

    | Contributor(s):: Jack, S. W.

  17. Southeast Asia: An emerging focus for global health

    | Contributor(s):: Acuin, Jose, Firestone, Rebecca, Htay, Thein Thein, Khor, Geok Lin, Thabrany, Hasbullah, Saphonn, Vonthanak, Wibulpolprasert, Suwit

  18. An Exploration of the Health Benefits of Factors That Help Us to Thrive

    | Contributor(s):: Ironson, Gail H., Powell, Lynda H.

  19. Animal-assisted intervention in health care contexts

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, R.A.

  20. Behavioural characteristics associated with dog bites to children presenting to an urban trauma centre

    | Contributor(s):: Reisner, I. R., Nance, M. L., Zeller, J. S., Houseknecht, E. M., Kassam-Adams, N., Wiebe, D. J.

    Children are the most frequent victims of dog bites presenting to hospital emergency departments (ED), but there are gaps in understanding of the circumstances of such bites. The objective of this study was to characterise the behavioural circumstances of dog bites by interviewing children