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  1. Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities (FTEA)

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    Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities (FTEA) is a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable organization founded for the express purpose of providing therapeutic equestrian activities for people with disabilities. The majority of FTEA program participants come to FTEA as individuals from the...

  2. Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center

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    Rainbow Riders is a not-for-profit, therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with special needs.  We are located in a peaceful setting on Bowman Meadow Farm, just outside the city limits of Monmouth, Illinois.  Rainbow Riders was founded in 2005. The mission of...

  3. Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

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    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.

  4. Sojourn Therapeutic Riding Center

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    We, at Sojourn use equine assisted activities to proactively contribute to an individual's cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well being. Therapeutic riding benefits individuals in the areas of therapy, education, sport, and leisure. We hope you will enjoy your journey to Sojourn...

  5. Equine Dreams, Inc.

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    Equine Dreams is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides Therapeutic Equine Assisted Activities to children and adults with special needs.  Founded by the Mason Family, who were inspired by their son Andrew who has Angelman Syndrome, our program began in 1996 and is...

  6. Central Illinois Riding Therapy (CIRT)

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    CIRT is a non-profit organization serving children, teens & adults (including U.S. Veterans) with mental, physical, emotional & behavioral disabilities, from Tazewell and surrounding counties, in a therapeutic comprehensive and recreational horseback riding program.

  7. Practices and Perceptions of Animal Contact and Associated Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and New Mothers

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    | Contributor(s):: Hsin-Yi Weng, Kimberly Ankrom

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

  8. Doctors and nurses join the puppy love

  9. Morbidity and mortality in reptiles presented to a wildlife care facility in Central Illinois

    | Contributor(s):: Rivas, Anne E., Allender, Matthew C., Mitchell, Mark, Whittington, Julia K.

  10. Soil quality manipulation to reduce bird presence at airports

    | Contributor(s):: Johnston, Theresa K., Branham, Bruce, Brawn, Jeffrey

  11. Cost-benefit analysis of managed shotgun hunts for suburban white-tailed deer

    | Contributor(s):: Hubbard, R. D., Nielsen, C. K.

  12. Southern Illinois Ticks: An Ecological and Medical Overview

    | Contributor(s):: Madeleine A. Pfaff

    Ticks are of concern to southern Illinois residents because they are common in the forested landscapes of the region and have the capability to cause disease in humans and pets. There are several tick-borne illnesses of concern to southern Illinois residents. Prescribed burning is a potential...

  13. Nurse brings smiles through animals

    | Contributor(s):: Grace, Joe

  14. Beyond the 'Feeling Woman': Feminist Implications of Affect Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Greyser, Naomi

  15. Paws Giving Independence (PGI)

    The objective of PGI is to train service dogs to assist people with a variety of different disabilities while providing support to encourage independence. PGI educates the public to the benefits of service dogs and encourages animal rescue by obtaining many of our animals from shelters and rescue...

  16. Horses vs. tractors on the corn belt

    | Contributor(s):: Ankli, Robert E.

  17. Disposition of shelter companion animals from nonhuman animal control officers, citizen finders, and relinquished by caregivers

    | Contributor(s):: Notaro, S. J.

    Many private not-for-profit humane societies have contracts with their local government entities to provide nonhuman animal control services that the law commonly requires the government to provide to its residents. These services normally have the humane organization providing either the total...

  18. Effects of three food enrichment items on the behavior of black lemurs ( Eulemur macaco macaco ) and ringtail lemurs ( Lemur catta ) at the Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield, Illinois

    | Contributor(s):: Maloney, M. A., Meiers, S. T., White, J., Romano, M. A.

    This study tested 3 food enrichment items mentioned in a laboratory primate newsletter with 6 adult Eulemur macaco and 3 adult Lemur catta to examine whether the items would affect the behavior of the lemurs. The results suggest that Food Enrichment Item 3 (a wire box filled with whole grapes,...

  19. Marine Mammal Welfare: An Exploration of the World of Marine Mammals

    | Contributor(s):: Rose, Naomi A.

    Highlights the conference conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association regarding marine mammal welfare held in Chicago, Illinois. Husbandry aspects of maintaining marine mammals in captivity; History of human-marine mammal interaction; Evolution of human attitudes toward marine...

  20. Naturalistic exhibits may be more effective than traditional exhibits at improving zoo-visitor attitudes toward African apes

    | Contributor(s):: Lukas, K. E., Ross, S. R.

    Zoos play a unique role in wildlife conservation, particularly in the area of conservation education. Because of their popularity and flagship status for broader conservation issues, great apes may prove to be one of the most important educational conduits in zoos. In 2002, we surveyed knowledge...