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A qualitative study of zoonotic risk factors among rural communities in southern China
Contributor(s):: Li, H. Y., Zhu, G. J., Zhang, Y. Z., Zhang, L. B., Hagan, E. A., Martinez, S., Chmura, A. A., Francisco, L., Tai, H., Miller, M., Daszak, P.
Dog handlers' experiences of therapy dogs' impact on life near death for persons with dementia
Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Craftman, A., Grundberg, A., Wiklund, E., Valiaho, N., Hagelin, C. L.
Canine-Assisted Interviews Bolster Informativeness for Negative Autobiographical Memories
Contributor(s):: Capparelli, A. L., Miller, Q. C., Wright, D. B., London, K.
Written and spoken words: representations of animals and intimacy
Contributor(s):: Nickie, Charles
Support for Children with a Visual Impairment in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Rehabilitation Worker
Contributor(s):: Gray, Colette
Assessment of the Arkansas Horse 4-H Program: Perspectives from Multiple Stakeholders
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| Contributor(s):: Fawn Lee Kurtzo
Assessment of the Arkansas horse 4-H program utilized stakeholders’ perceptions to describe inputs, outcomes, preferences and impacts provided by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Stakeholders’ perceptions were captured through three studies. Studies included the...
Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development
| Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix
Job-Related Stress in Forensic Interviewers of Children with Use of Therapy Dogs Compared with Facility Dogs or No Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Diane Walsh, Mariko Yamamoto, Neil H Willits, Lynnette A Hart
Sexually abused children providing essential testimony regarding crimes in forensic interviews now sometimes are provided facility dogs or therapy dogs for comfort. Facility dogs are extensively trained to work with forensic interviewers; when using therapy dogs in interviews, volunteers are...
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
| Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
The impact of therapeutic riding for people with disabilities on variables related to mental health
| Contributor(s):: Schneider, M. S., Harley, L. P.
Substantial anecdotal evidence and some research indicate that therapeutic riding for people with disabilities has a positive impact on mental health. There is similar evidence showing that equine programs that include a psychotherapeutic component also have a positive impact. However, much of...
Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species
| Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.
This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...
How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study
| Contributor(s):: Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., Treharne, G. J.
The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of health and wellbeing related to dog-walking in healthy adults. Ten self-reported healthy adult dog-walkers took part in one dog-walk-along interview, and nine of the 10 participants also attended one follow-up participatory analysis session. All...
‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes
| Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah
Human-Animal Relations beyond the Zoo: The Quest for a More Inclusive Sustainability Education
| Contributor(s):: Sjögren, Hanna, Gyberg, Per, Henriksson, Malin