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  1. Damage to Salamandra infraimmaculata Populations by Human Activity in Creating Water Pits Is a Death Trap in Semi-Arid Habitats

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    | Contributor(s):: Gad Degani, Udi Grosman, Tali Goldberg, Nadav Hanegbi

    The different breeding sites of Salamandra infraimmaculata on the southern border of its distribution were examined and mapped in order to estimate the damage caused by water holes that could represent death traps for salamanders in xeric habitats. Among the various types of breeding...

  2. Equine Assisted Therapy for Patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series Study

    | Contributor(s):: Shelef, A., Brafman, D., Rosing, T., Weizman, A., Stryjer, R., Barak, Y.

  3. Earliest evidence for equid bit wear in the ancient Near East: The "ass" from Early Bronze Age Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel

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    | Contributor(s):: Haskel J. Greenfield, Itzhaq Shai, Tina L. Greenfield, Elizabeth R. Arnold, Annie Brown, Adi Eliyahu, Aren M. Maeir

    Analysis of a sacrificed and interred domestic donkey from an Early Bronze Age (EB) IIIB (c. 2800–2600 BCE) domestic residential neighborhood at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel, indicate the presence of bit wear on the Lower Premolar 2 (LPM2). This is the earliest evidence for the use of a...

  4. Feeders of Free-Roaming Cats: Personal Characteristics, Feeding Practices, and Data on Cat Health and Welfare in an Urban Setting of Israel

    | Contributor(s):: Idit Gunther, Tal Raz, Yehonatan Even Zor, Yuval Bachowski, Eyal Klement

    Cat feeders serve as an important source of available food for free-roaming cats (FRCs) and can play a central role in providing data on FRC distribution, welfare, and health. Data on cat feeder personalities as well as a better understanding of their feeding practices offer relevance for...

  5. Provisioning the ritual neolithic site of Kfar HaHoresh, Israel at the dawn of animal management

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    | Contributor(s):: Meier, J. S., Goring-Morris, A. N., Munro, N. D.

    It is widely agreed that a pivotal shift from wild animal hunting to herd animal management, at least of goats, began in the southern Levant by the Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period (10,000-9,500 cal. BP) when evidence of ritual activities flourished in the region. As our knowledge of this...

  6. A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study

    | Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem

  7. Human-livestock Relations in the Early Bronze Age of the Southern Levant

    | Contributor(s):: Adam Allentuck

    This dissertation is concerned with the nature of human-animal relations in the context of southern Levantine village life in the Early Bronze Age. While scholars have devoted considerable effort to exploring the human exploitation of animals as an economic pursuit, investigating the human...

  8. Analyzing the process of domestication: Hagoshrim as a case study

    | Contributor(s):: Haber, Annat

  9. Two new dogs, and other Natufian dogs, from the southern Levant

    | Contributor(s):: Tchernov, Eitan

  10. Livestock and people in a Middle Chalcolithic settlement : a micromorphological investigation from Tel Tsaf, Israel

    | Contributor(s):: Hubbard, Emily M.

  11. Why did prehistoric people domesticate food animals?: the bones from Hatoula 1980-86

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Simon J. M.

  12. Domestication of the ass and pack transport by animals: a case of technological change

    | Contributor(s):: Ovadia, Eran, Bar-Yosef, Ofer, Khazanov, Anatoly M.

  13. "Flexible Personhood": Loving Animals as Family Members in Israel

    | Contributor(s):: Shir-Vertesh, Dafna

  14. Is animal-assisted psychotherapy a profession? The consolidation of the professional identity of the animal-assisted psychotherapist in Israel [Issues]

    | Contributor(s):: Bar-On, S., Shapiro, A., Gendelman, A., Parish-Plass, N.

  15. Why Israel? A unique direction in the development of the definition and practice of animal-assisted psychotherapy [Issues]

    | Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Bar-On, S.

  16. Epidemiology of Emerging Zoonoses in Israel

    | Contributor(s):: Arnon Shimshony

    The epizootiologic, climatic, and ecologic conditions in the Middle East, combined with socioeconomic and agricultural structures in Israel, have created a unique and hazardous veterinary public health situation in this country. In this paper, emerging zoonotic diseases are newly introduced...

  17. 'Flexible personhood': Loving animals as family members in Israel

    | Contributor(s):: Shir‐Vertesh, Dafna

  18. May 06 2013

    Innovations in the field of animal-assisted therapeutic interventions in Israel and abroad

    Founders and leaders in the field of animal-assisted therapeutic interventions from Israel and abroad will attend the conference to discuss innovations and new uses of this field for the public....

  19. Snakes: Interactions with Children with Disabilities and the Elderly—Some Psychological Considerations

    | Contributor(s):: Shalev, Abraham, Ben-Mordehai, Dror

    Over the last three years we have successfully introduced snakes into group activities of children with disabilities, adolescents with behavior problems, and the elderly in nursing homes. This study presents data on the interaction of these groups with four placid and non-poisonous species of...

  20. Government regulations of Shechita (Jewish religious slaughter) in the twenty-first century: are they ethical?

    | Contributor(s):: Zivotofsky, A. Z.