Change the Humans First: Principles for Improving the Management of Free-Roaming Cats
| Contributor(s):: Lynette J. McLeod, Donald W. Hine, Aaron B. Driver
In Australia, free-roaming cats can be found in urban and rural areas across the country. They are inherently difficult to manage but it is frequently human behaviour that demands the most attention and is in most need of change. To the frustration of policy makers and practitioners, scientific...
Short-Term Interventions That Accomplish Humane Education Goals: An International Review of the Research Literature
| Contributor(s):: Virginio Aguirre, Agustín Orihuela
Animal Hoarding: An In Depth Look at the Issues and Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Amanda Mooneyham
Animal hoarding cases in regard to 501(c)3 nonprofit agencies have been on the rise in recent decades and current intervention strategies are struggling to address this complex social problem. Animal hoarding not only affects the animals being abused, but it has adverse effects on humans and...
A new metric for quantifying the relative impact of risk factors on loss of working life illustrated in a population of working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
In a resource-limited world, organisations attempting to reduce the impact of health or behaviour issues need to choose carefully how to allocate resources for the highest overall impact. However, such choices may not always be obvious. Which has the biggest impact? A large change to a small...
Environmental enrichment: an experiment in biosocial intervention
| Contributor(s):: Chiapperino, Luca
Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review
| Contributor(s):: Veilleux, A.
Animal assisted interventions on therapy farms for those with autism
| Contributor(s):: Barnhart, Gwendolyn, Silverwood, Amber, Efird, Wendy, Wells, Katie
Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation
| Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Abraham, C., Coleman, G.
Comparative efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on agitation in people with dementia: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Leng, M., Zhao, Y., Wang, Z.
The Role of Activist & Media Communication in Helping Humanity Establish its Responsibility Toward Fellow Animals
| Contributor(s):: Carrie P. Freeman
This chapter explores how communication is the fundamental means by which animal and environmental advocates and the media can increase awareness of and accountability for our harmful actions toward nonhuman animals in the Anthropocene era in order to facilitate restorative public intervention...
Brakes and levers to implement an animal-assisted intervention in nursing homes: Preliminary study
| Contributor(s):: Forget, S., Pennequin, V., Agli, O., Bailly, N.
An explorative clinical pilot study into the effect of service dogs on chronic posttraumatic stress disorder
| Contributor(s):: Galsgaard, Astrid, Eskelund, Kasper
Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia Patients Experiencing Agitation
| Contributor(s):: Beata Prendergast
Background: Several studies suggest that nonpharmacological interventions are preferred for first-line therapy when managing symptoms such as agitation associated with dementia. Patients experiencing dementia most likely develop behavioral symptoms throughout the course of their illnesses....
We Don’t Train in Vain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human and Canine Caregiver Training
| Contributor(s):: Pfaller-Sadovsky, Nicole, Medina, Lucia, Dillenburger, Karola, Hurtado-Parrado, Camilo
The present review assessed the current knowledge regarding caregiver- training effectiveness for human and human-canine dyads. Most canine-related sources (66%; n = 19) were case studies reporting a decrease of learner undesired behavior when using oral instruction (21%; n = 6). Most...
The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being
| Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.
Non-Traditional Therapeutic Interventions for At-Risk Youth & Students with Complex Support Needs: Equine Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Erin J. Grimm
The increased need for effective interventions and the challenge of working with children and youth with complex support or at-risk needs such as emotional disorders, physical and mental health needs as well as autism; have resulted in the design of many non-traditional therapeutic...
Sex ratio, conflict dynamics, and wounding in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
| Contributor(s):: Beisner, B. A., Jackson, M. E., Cameron, A., McCowan, B.
Rhesus macaques, like many other primates, live in stable, multi-male multi-female groups in which adult females typically outnumber adult males. The number of males in multi-male/multi-female groups is most commonly discussed in terms of mate competition, where the sex ratio is a function of an...
The psychological and behavioural effects of an animal-assisted therapy programme in Korean older adults with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Baek, S. M., Lee, Y., Sohng, K. Y.
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological and behavioural effects of animal-assisted therapy on cognitive function, emotional state, problematic behaviours, and activities of daily living among older adults with dementia. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group pretest...
Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Klimova, B., Toman, J., Kuca, K.
BACKGROUND: Dementia represents a mental and economic burden for both patients and their caregivers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with special focus on canis therapy among people with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's...
Evaluating the Efficacy of Knowledge-Transfer Interventions on Animal Health Knowledge of Rural Working Equid Owners in Central Ethiopia: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Andrew P. Stringer, Rob M. Christley, Catriona E. Bell, Feseha Gebreab, Gebre Tefera, Karen Reed, Andrew Trawford, Gina L. Pinchbeck
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of several knowledge-transfer interventions about donkey health, utilizing a cluster-randomized controlled trial (c-RCT), on the long-term knowledge change (∼6 months post intervention) of Ethiopian rural working equid owners....