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  1. Troeteldier gefasiliteerde post traumatiese terapie deur die opvoedkundige sielkundige

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    | Contributor(s):: Deirdre Kruger

    Hierdie studie handel oor die ontwerp van 'n post traumatiese terapie deur die opvoedkundige sielkundige waar troeteldiere as fasiliteerder ingespan kan word. Dit fokus op getraumatiseerdes wat na afloop van 'n trauma in 'n post traumatiese situasie verkeer, en nie klinies aan die...

  2. Children of Oryx, Children of Crake: Human-Animal Relationships in Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica C. Franken

    Climate change and industrialization have introduced new tensions to human-animal interactions in the United States—tensions explored in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy (2003-2013). Tying the world of the novels to real-life trends, I examine MaddAddam’s portrayal of...

  3. Einfluss der Mensch-Tier-Beziehung auf die Eutergesundheit von Milchkühen

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    | Contributor(s):: Silvia Ivemeyer

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit wurde der Einfluss der Mensch-Tier-Beziehung sowie verschiedener Managementmaßnahmen auf die Eutergesundheit der Milchviehherden von 46 Schweizer Betrieben, die am Bestandsbetreuungsprogramm mit Schwerpunkt Eutergesundheit „pro-Q“ teilnahmen,...

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

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    | Contributor(s):: Moorhead, Jesse Rose

    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...

  5. Human-Animal Relationship in Dairy Farming: Evaluation of measures for on-farm application and investigation of influences on cows´ behaviour towards humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Asja Ebinghaus

    The objective of the present thesis was (1) to evaluate measures of the human-animal relationship (HAR) in dairy cows regarding their reliability, validity and practical applicability in animal welfare science and breeding. (2) Moreover, important human and farm influences on the cows´...

  6. "Crocodiles are the Souls of the Community" An Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Northwestern Benin and its Ontological Implications

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    | Contributor(s):: Sharon Merz

    In this thesis I explore human-animal relations amongst the Bebelibe of the Commune of Cobly, in the northwest of the Republic of Benin, West Africa, with a focus on how they relate to their tikedimɔmɔnte (true totem(s), literally “interdict(s)-true”). I start with an historical...

  7. Ocitocina sérica e comportamento afetivo de cães na interação com crianças e adultos

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    | Contributor(s):: Luelyn Jockyman

    A ocitocina tem sido usada como parâmetro para medir os laços sociais em animais. Recentemente foi demonstrado que a concentração de ocitocina aumenta em cães e donos quando interagem positivamente e, possivelmente, que na interação com...

  8. A terapia assistida por animais como uma forma de associação : um estudo antropológico sobre a relação humano-animais na promoção da saúde humana, no Brasil

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    | Contributor(s):: Ivana dos Santos Teixeira

    Este trabalho trata de estudo acerca da relação contemporânea entre humanos e animais no contexto das Terapias Assistidas por Animais – TAA, prática terapêutica crescente na promoção da saúde humana. A pesquisa de campo foi realizada...

  9. Good fences make good neighbours: A qualitative, interpretive study of human–baboon and human–human conflict on the Cape Peninsula

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    | Contributor(s):: Renelle Terblanche

    Picturesque Cape Town is the epitome of an urban/nature interface but one within which chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) face slander for transgressing both the socially constructed human/animal and nature/culture divide, and/or the actual, physical borderlines associated with these divides. The...

  10. The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer

    High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...

  11. Quality of life of tertiary students and their attachment to a companion animal

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Gerber

    Companion animals have become an important aspect in the lives of many individuals (Serpell, 2010). It has been shown that attachment to a companion animal may have a beneficial impact on several aspects of an individual’s life (O’Haire, 2010). Collectively, these aspects can...

  12. Parents' and facilitators' perceptions of children with autism spectrum disorder in an equine-assisted learning programme

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    | Contributor(s):: Megan Butt

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently affects an estimated 1:68 children globally and is the second most common disability worldwide. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by abnormal social behaviour, delays in language, sensory processing difficulties and restricted and...

  13. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) : what is it?

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    | Contributor(s):: Elri Hettema

    This study focuses on existing research into the field of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and attempts to provide a clear answer as to what animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is. In addition, the limitations of current research, as well as future opportunities for research in this field and some...

  14. The relationship between pet attachment, perceived stress and life satisfaction: An online survey

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    | Contributor(s):: Simonne L. Wright

    International research on pet ownership has found a wide array of physical, psychological and social benefits as a result of human-animal interaction (HAI) (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). In spite of South Africa’s declining economic situation, South Africa has...

  15. Assessing Pet Rabbit Welfare Based on General Discussion on Human-Animal Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Yufei Ren

    Pets are popular worldwide, and more than half of human population keep pets. Cats and dogs have the highest percentage of being kept in households, and the population of rabbits is about one-tenth of cats or dogs. Humans’ love for pets can be dated back to Holocene when humans started to...

  16. Using Feminist Theories to Explore Human-animal Relationships: Pigeons in the City

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    | Contributor(s):: Yue Yin

    The unequal human-animal relationships regard human beings as superior to other species. They exit in various kinds of human-animal interactions (i.e. our consumption of animal products, and our use of animals as tools or entertainment). This human-dominant relationship is the result of the...

  17. Guide dog ownership and psychological well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Cindy Wiggett

    This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership from a psychological point of view. The research was explorative in nature and employed two historically distinct methodologies of enquiry (both quantitative and qualitative). This explorative study relied on a very comprehensive...

  18. Cats, Dogs, and Cyborgs: Transcending the Human-Animal Divide in Contemporary Japanese Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: Tyran Clement Grillo

    Cats, Dogs, and Cyborgs: Transcending the Human-Animal Divide in Contemporary Japanese Literature blurs the binary between humans and non-humans, as represented in the torrent of relevant literature that has saturated Japan’s popular markets since the archipelago underwent a so-called...

  19. Den gode herdens vallhund. Konfirmanders och medarbetares erfarenheter av hundens medverkan i konfirmationen

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    | Contributor(s):: Tova Mortensen

    In John 10:11, Jesus proclaims “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The shepherd dog’s main mission is to assist the shepherd in driving the livestock in a desired direction. Can the church likewise, with help from dogs, lead human...

  20. Ecotourism and Human-Bear Relations in Ontario: Working for Multispecies Respect and Economic Sustainability

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    | Contributor(s):: Victoria Readings

    Relations between northern Ontario’s human communities and black bears have often been violent, and hunting is promoted for economic and “safety” reasons. The Ontario spring bear hunt was previously banned but was recently reinstated, compounding concerns about human-bear...