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  1. What Makes Dog Owners Unique? Part 2

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Flavin, Hayden Furcolo, Emily Proctor, Elena Stratis

    The New Zealand Department of Conservation seeks to lessen the threat of domestic dogs to endangered coastal wildlife through awareness and intervention. Through behavioral observation, surveys, a Pet Expo, and a social media campaign, we hoped to offer the Department of Conservation new and...

  2. Social Contact in Shelter Dogs: Literature Review and Recommendations

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    | Contributor(s):: Christina Walthers, Lauren Faulkner, Allison Martin

    Given the large number of dogs housed in animal shelters each year, it is important to consider how the shelter environment impacts a dog’s welfare. Providing shelter-housed dogs social contact with conspecifics can increase the welfare of the dogs and benefit the shelter by increasing...

  3. Horse Use and Care in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Watson

    The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is an organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding (THR) and other equine-assisted activities and therapies in the United States. Research on how horses are used and cared for in PATH Intl.-affiliated...

  4. Movement in Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Valerie N. Plummer

    Feral cats (Felis catus) are listed as one of the '100 world's worst invasive alien species'. There are as many as 70-100 million feral cats in the United States as well as an estimated 117-157 million domestic indoor and outdoor cats. Management efforts include a nonlethal feeding...

  5. Hundassisterade aktiviteter för lindrande av ensamhetskänslor : Utveckling av en handlingsmodell för lindrande av ensamhet bland hemmaboende äldre med hjälp av den sociala tjänstehunden

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    | Contributor(s):: Nanette Westergård-Sjölund

    Nya och innovativa metoder krävs för att effektivt kunna behandla det problem som ensamhet bland hemmaboende äldre utgör. Den demografiska utvecklingen visar att åldersgruppen äldre blir allt större i vårt land, samtidigt som den äldre...

  6. Türk kültür tarihinde at ve kurt

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    | Contributor(s):: Yunus Emre Seyis

    Bu çalışma, özellikle Genel Türk Tarihinden temel alınarak Türklerin yaşayışlarında, inançlarında ve kültürlerinde hayvanların etkisi ve üslubunu araştırmaktır. Bu bağlamda mevcut dönemi anlatan destan, efsane gibi edebi anlatılar olmak...

  7. The unspoken psychological issues with lesson horses and how we need to address them

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    | Contributor(s):: Casey Clark

    Every day all over the world horses provide much needed therapy and treatment to people in need. They provide physical, emotional, and mental training and healing. Humans depend on them for so much and we have a moral and ethical obligation to be good stewards of our equine companions. This...

  8. The Horse: A Driving Force for the Lifestyle of Grooms

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Foright

    The fundamental components of co-occupational relationships between humans and animals and their impact on occupational identity is an area for exploration in the study of occupation. Evaluating the lives of persons whose daily occupations involve working with animals contributes to the...

  9. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Equine Assisted Therapy: An Integrative Review of the Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: Brittany R. Selzer

    The purpose of this integrative review of the literature is to examine the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An extensive review of the literature was conducted regarding children diagnosed with ASD who received equine...

  10. Animal-assisted interventions in mainstream schools: What works?

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    | Contributor(s):: Victoria Lisa Brelsford

    The inclusion of animals within the educational environment has increased in popularity in recent years, with many positive aspects being credited to the practice (Gee, Fine, McCardle, 2017; Fine, 2015). Whilst the value of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has been reported for both...

  11. Horses in Therapy: The Practice of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Mandi J. Turner

    Horses are being used in psychotherapy at increasing rates despite a lack of evidence establishing efficacy of the practice (Anestis, Anestis, Zawilinski, Hopkins, & Lilienfeld, 2013; Selby & Smith-Osborne, 2013). Without common and consistent practices based on a working theory of how...

  12. Older Adult Men's Emotional Bonds with Their Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller

    Knowledge of the deeper meanings of attachment to companion animals is limited, particularly in terms of older adults. This study employed a modified grounded theory method, a phenomenological lens and a life course perspective to gather and analyze data garnered from individual interviews and...

  13. Perceptions of Students, Faculty, and Staff Concerning Visitation Dogs on College Campuses

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    | Contributor(s):: Brieanna Hughes

  14. Canine-assisted therapy: The impact of service dog partnership on symptoms of PTSD in veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Ankenbauer

    This literature review will seek to review and analyze the efficacy of Canine-Assisted Therapy as a complementary method for combat veterans suffering symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress .Disorder (PTSD), with a particular focus on those who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation...

  15. Koira mukaan töihin? : Hoitotyön menetelmien kehittäminen koira-avusteisesti organisaatiotasolla

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristiina Palmumaa

    Green Care-menetelmiä ja eläinavusteisuutta voidaan hyödyntää terveyden edistämisessä ja hoito-, kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyössä. Menetelmien käyttö edellyttää ammatillisuutta, kouluttautumista ja suunnitelmallisuutta, ja...

  16. An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Brian Gaston

    As of 2002, estimates of free-roaming domestic cat (Felis catus) populations exceeded 100 million individuals, throughout the United States. Many lost or abandoned cats will revert to living outdoors as free-roaming individuals. To try to control the abundance of free-roaming cats,...

  17. Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses

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    | Contributor(s):: Melissa Glazer

    This study evaluates the use of a courthouse facility dog program as a testimonial aid for children and youth testifying in court to help reduce secondary trauma. Court officials’ perceptions of the use of a courthouse facility dog program were assessed through a structured interview and...

  18. Older Adults' Perspective: Exploring the Experience of Owning a Guide Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen

    Guide dogs have been shown to be an effective assistive device that can help older adults with low vision navigate their community and improve overall well-being. Despite vast research conducted on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited research exists on the facilitators and barriers of...

  19. Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Caspers

    This paper explored the therapeutic benefits of certified service canines for veterans with war-related trauma disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. A review of the literature was conducted, followed by a pilot study using interviews and thematic...

  20. Socialization and problem-solving in domestic cats (Felis catus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Mary Howard

    There is evidence that an animal’s socialization towards humans and rearing environment can enhance their problem-solving ability. According to the social intelligence hypothesis, which states that intelligence evolved due to complex social environments, an animal’s social life...