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  1. The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer

    High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...

  2. Redefining Shelter: Fostering Human/Canine Relationships Through a New Typology

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    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina Nagel

    This thesis explores how design settings foster rehabilitation in humans and canines through mutual interaction. A synergy must be created between the 3.3 million dogs put into shelters in the U.S. every year (ASPCA) and the 11-20% of children in the U.S. who have a mental disorder (CDC). An...

  3. Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca R. Wara-Goss

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...

  4. Behavior and personality analysis in cloned working dog candidates 복제 기능견 후보의 행동과 성격 분석

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    | Contributor(s):: Jin Choi

    Cloning specific individuals is the way to produce targeted animals. This makes newborns without surplus animals which should be adapted to new families afterwards or supported by institutions for whole life. Cloning excellent dogs had been started from this point. Many cloned dogs have been...

  5. Defining the qualities of an equine-facilitated mental health horse or pony : An introductory survey

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    | Contributor(s):: Madeline Rose DeBoer

    Equine-facilitated mental health (EFMH) is a practice within equine-assisted therapy (EAT) that has expanded greatly in the last 20 years, but scientific research is still lacking. Thus far, no attempt has been made to characterize the horses and ponies currently used in EFMH programs, or to...

  6. Using a systematic mapping review to examine equine-assisted activities and therapies for people with mental health through an occupational therapy lens

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Hardie

    Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) are one type of complementary and/or alternative treatment for persons with mental illness. Various approaches have been used to improve individual's self-esteem, self-efficacy, and overall health (Bizub, Joy, & Davidson, 2003; Burgon,...

  7. An exploratory study of an equine-assisted intervention for people with dementia living in a residential care facility

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah L Busselman

    There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (Alzheimer's Association, 2015) and the prevalence of dementia is predicted to rise to one million new cases per year. As there is no cure for dementia, health care for people with...

  8. THE WATCHING DOG The Animal Gaze in Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Flinck

    This essay examines the role of the nameless dog in Jack London’s 1908 short story “To Build a Fire”. While it is a story previously studied for its naturalist and determinist themes, this essay turns the spotlight onto the dog as a significant character that should not be...

  9. La actividad física con caballos como medio terapéutico para mejorar la capacidad funcional y la calidad de vida de las personas de la Tercera Edad y de las afectadas por el síndrome de Fibromialgia

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    | Contributor(s):: José Blázquez Miret

    El envejecimiento supone una disminución de la capacidad funcional de las personas y por consiguiente un deterioro en su calidad de vida. Del mismo modo ocurre a las personas afectadas por Fibromialgia, que por su sintomatología presentan una realidad análoga a las personas...

  10. Examining the relationship between Canis lupus familiaris and stress: An fMRI study

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie Elizabeth Petersen

    Stress has detrimental effects on a person’s physical and mental well-being. The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) has demonstrated a unique capability for mediating stress, an ability that remains largely unexplained. The current study examined the relationship of dogs and stress...

  11. The Effects of an Equine Assisted Learning Supervision Intervention on Counselors'-in-Training Performance Anxiety, Counseling Self-Efficacy, and Supervisory Working Alliance

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    | Contributor(s):: Cheryl C Meola

    Due to the complexity of the counseling process, counselors-in-training often experience performance anxiety when entering the counseling profession. Research shows that higher counseling self-efficacy (the belief in oneself to perform counseling skills successfully) helps decrease performance...

  12. Factores de riesgo implicados en el comportamiento agresivo del perro y del gato

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    | Contributor(s):: Marta Amat Grau

    El presente trabajo se centra en el estudio de algunos aspectos de la agresividad del perro y del gato. El estudio de la agresividad canina y felina es importante por varios motivos. En primer lugar, los problemas de agresividad del perro y del gato son muy frecuentes y, al menos en los centros...

  13. Turning the Page for Spot: Exploring the Potential of Therapy Dogs to Support Reading Motivation and Positive Reading Behaviours Among Young Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Camille Xinmei Rousseau

    Animal-assisted literacy programs are growing in popularity as research continues to reveal their benefits for promoting children’s reading skills and positive reading behaviours. Struggling readers may benefit the most from canine-assisted literacy programs as these programs may increase...

  14. Den gode herdens vallhund. Konfirmanders och medarbetares erfarenheter av hundens medverkan i konfirmationen

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    | Contributor(s):: Tova Mortensen

    In John 10:11, Jesus proclaims “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The shepherd dog’s main mission is to assist the shepherd in driving the livestock in a desired direction. Can the church likewise, with help from dogs, lead human...

  15. Human-carnivore conflict over livestock in the eastern Serengeti ecosystem with special emphasis on African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Richard Daniel Lyamuya

    Human-carnivore conflict is currently one of the main constraints to biodiversity conservation efforts outside many protected areas worldwide. A survey of livestock depredation caused by wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) and other wild carnivore species in the Maasai and Sonjo areas outside Serengeti...

  16. Die effek van 'n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op die leesvaardighede van graad 3-kinders in 'n Wes-Kaapse laerskool

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    | Contributor(s):: Marieanna C. Le Roux

    Leesprobleme is ʼn wêreldwye probleem, selfs in eerstewêreldlande soos Amerika. In Suid-Afrika is die geletterdheidsyfers selfs baie swakker. Die resultate van die PIRLS-studie dui daarop dat 80% van Suid-Afrikaanse kinders se leesvaardighede nie ten volle ontwikkel is wanneer hulle...

  17. "When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Boyd

    The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...

  18. Lemmikkieläimet lapsen kehityksen tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Minna Hautala

    Opinnäytetyöni tarkoituksena oli saada tietoa siitä, miten lemmikkieläimet voivat olla tukena lapsen kehityksessä. Tutkimuksen päätavoitteena oli saada tietoa leikki-ikäisten lasten vanhemmilta lemmikkieläinten vaikutuksesta lapsen kehitykseen...

  19. Canine Aggression: Understanding Owner Beliefs about the Biological Locus of Origin for Rehabilitation of Aggressive Behavior

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    | Contributor(s):: Destiny DeHart

    The topic of canine aggression– threatening or hostile behavior involving actual and or potential harm to another – invokes many emotional responses due to the often violent connotations regarding aggressive canines. Research focusing on various methods of rehabilitation has...

  20. Tukikoirasta hyvinvointia

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    | Contributor(s):: Sanni Parisaari, Jenni Silvennoinen

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää Lohjan mielenterveysseuran järjestämän koi-rakahvilan kävijöiden kokemuksia koiran läsnäolosta sekä tukikoiratoiminnasta. Tutkimuksen tarkoituksena oli myös...