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  1. Pair-bond strength and stability and reproductive success

    Contributor(s):: Rasmussen, Dennis R.

  2. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M.

    Fossil evidence indicates an association between human beings and animals dating back at least half a million years. Today, this relationship remains strong, as evidenced by millions of visits to zoos annually, high rates of pet ownership, and the economic prosperity of the pet industry. A review...

  3. The companion animal in the context of the family system

    | Contributor(s):: Soares, Cecelia J.

  4. The roles of equine ethology and applied learning theory in horse-related human injuries

    | Contributor(s):: Hawson, L. A., McLean, A. N., McGreevy, P. D.

    Horse-related injuries to riders, handlers, and veterinarians can be both serious and long-term in their effects on the victim. This review of literature covering horse-related injuries to human beings sought to identify rider and handler injury incidence and the relationships between antecedents...

  5. Review: Children and companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: MacDonald, Alasdair J.

  6. Utilization of animals as therapeutic adjuncts with children and youth: A review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Mallon, Gerald P.

  7. Mother

    | Contributor(s):: Myers, Barbara J.

  8. A summative evaluation of a dolphin assisted therapy program for children with special needs

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel M. Dilts

    This dissertation reviews the literature on the specialty area of dolphin assisted therapy (DAT), a subfield of animal assisted therapy (AAT). To date the literature on the effectiveness of DAT has been mixed although a majority of it is positive. The study was conducted with 40 parents whose...

  9. Process, perspectives and benefits of animal assisted therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Laurie Christine Paquette

    The purpose of this study was to understand mental health/human services professionals‟ processes, perspectives, and beliefs about animal assisted therapy. There has been an increase in the use of animals in therapy over the last 40 years. Animals are being used to help clients with a variety...

  10. Effects of pet contact on human well-being: Review of recent research

    | Contributor(s):: Garrity, Thomas F., Stallones, Lorann

  11. Simios parlantes. Otra perspectiva

    | Contributor(s):: Siguan, Miquel

  12. Psychopathology in animals

    | Contributor(s):: Keehn, J. D.

  13. Social behavior of ruminants - literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Teixeira, F. A., Gonsalves Neto, J., Nascimento, P. V. N., Marques, J. de A.

    One of the main features revealed in the study of the behavior of ruminants is that they exhibit typical behavior with a social need to interact with others, forming groups and are organized by a social hierarchy, with the understanding necessary to establish the hierarchy of dominance, the...

  14. Operant animal welfare: productive approaches and persistent difficulties

    | Contributor(s):: Patterson-Kane, E. G., Pittman, M., Pajor, E. A.

    Operant procedures occupy a prominent role within animal welfare science because they provide information about the strength of animals' preferences. It is assumed that strongly motivated choices commonly indicate conditions necessary for uncompromised welfare. A review of the literature shows...