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  1. Effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Gross Motor Skills of Two Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single-Subject Research Study

    Contributor(s):: Brett Lindsay Hawkins, Joseph B Ryan, A Lynne Cory, Meredith C Donaldson

  2. Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Social and Sensory Functioning of Children with Autism

    Contributor(s):: Drew C. Coman, Margaret P. Bass, Michael Alessandri, Christine S. Ghilain, Maria M. Llabre

  3. Gait and Gross Motor Improvements in a Two-Year-Old Child With Arthrogryposis After Hippotherapy Intervention Using a Norwegian Fjord

    | Contributor(s):: Heidi A. Brady, C. Roger James, Doug W. Dendy, Tangi A. Irwin, Colleen A. Swiacki, Leslie D. Thomspon, Tammy M. Camp, Hyung Suk Yang, Kinyata J. Cooper

    A 2-year-old child with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) was prescribed occupational therapy using hippotherapy intervention. Multiple joint contractures present at birth affecting joint function are characteristics of AMC. Twenty-five 30-min hippotherapy sessions were conducted. The...

  4. Does Long-term Equine Assisted Learning have an Effect on Childhood Weight Management?

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    | Contributor(s):: HE Battisti, FL Battisti, R McAbee

  5. Blue Star Ranch

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    Blue Star Ranch is an equine-assisted safety-net provider for mental health services with internationally recognized certification. The horses help veterans overcome known barriers to engaging and staying in treatment. They can help families in post deployment transition build resilience. The...

  6. Becoming the centaur : developing non-dominant human-horse relationships in Yorkshire

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    | Contributor(s):: Kirsty Roisin Cameron Ferrier

    This project will add to and build upon the existing anthropological literature on human-animal relations by challenging how categories such as ‘nature’, ‘culture’, ‘ethics’, ‘domestication’, and ‘kinship’ are deployed in a...

  7. Ebony Horsewomen

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    For over 36 years Ebony Horsewomen (EHI), a non-profit organization located in Hartford's historic Keney Park, has encouraged community change by providing educational programs and improving the physical and psychological well-being of individuals through the use of horses. To further our...

  8. Coping Styles in the Domestic Cat (Felis silvestris catus) and Implications for Cat Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Judith Stella, Candace Croney

    Identifying coping styles in cats may lead to improved health and welfare. The aims of this study were to (1) identify individual differences in response to acute confinement, and (2) to assess the predictability of guardian-rated personality traits on behavior. Adult cats (n = 55) were...

  9. Red White Blue Dog Training After Government Service (R.W.B. Dog T.A.G.S.)

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    We strive to have a positive impact on our U.S. Combat Veterans as well as save the lives of homeless animals.  By bringing them together we help them forge their bond and give them hope.  In pairing rescued dogs with Veterans we create teams that...

  10. Paws with a Purpose

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    Founded in 2003, Paws with Purpose (PwP) is a 501(c) non-profit organization that provides highly skilled Assistance Dogs as partners to children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. These dogs provide comfort and companionship; help to break down social barriers, and...

  11. Dance/Movement Therapy Utilizing Therapy Dogs for Adults Diagnosed with Psychotic Disorders

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    The purpose of this project was to develop dance/movement therapy (DMT) interventions incorporating therapy dogs with the goal of increasing present moment awareness in adults diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Individual interviews were held with two therapy dog handlers who served as...

  12. Horsin Around Recovery Ranch (HARR)

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    HARR's purpose is to enrich and expand the lives of the youth and adults with special needs as well as military families, veterans, and first responders through equine-related activities and therapies.

  13. Food Preferences in Cats: Effect of Dietary Composition and Intrinsic Variables on Diet Selection

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    | Contributor(s):: Raúl A. Alegría-Morán, Sergio A. Guzmán-Pino, Juan I. Egaña, Valeria Sotomayor, Jaime Figueroa

    A ten-year database of food preference tests (n = 1021; period 2007−2017) was used to explore the feeding behavior of domestic cats. Principal component (PC) analysis and linear regression between food nutrients and preferences (for the most preferred diet of each test; Diet A) were...

  14. Mission K9 Rescue

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    Mission K9 Rescue's mission is to rescue, reunite, rehome, rehabilitate and repair any retired working dog that has served mankind in some capacity. Based in Houston, they provide assistance and support for Working Dogs worldwide. The organization’s purpose for existence is to...

  15. The Health Benefits of Horses (HABRI Central Bibliography)

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    | Contributor(s):: Jane Kinkus Yatcilla (compiler)

  16. Dog ownership, the natural outdoor environment and health: a cross-sectional study

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    | Contributor(s):: Wilma L Zijlema, Hayley Christian, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Marta Cirach, Magdalena van den Berg, Jolanda Maas, Christopher J Gidlow, Hanneke Kruize, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Sandra AndrušaitytÄ—, Regina Grazuleviciene, Jill Litt, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen

  17. Effects of Proximity between Companion Dogs and Their Caregivers on Heart Rate Variability Measures in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Heidi K. Ortmeyer, Leslie I. Katzel

  18. Physical, social, and psychological characteristics of community-dwelling elderly Japanese dog and cat owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Yu Taniguchi, Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Yui Tomine, Izumi Tanaka, Yuri Yokoyama, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai

  19. Pet ownership and symptoms of depression: A prospective study of older adults

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    | Contributor(s):: Christopher Sharpley, Nicola Veronese, Lee Smith, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Vicki Bitsika, Jacopo Demurtas, Stefano Celotto, Vania Noventa, Pinar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Isik, Igor Grabovac, Sarah E. Jackson

    Background: This paper aims to examine associations between pet ownership and symptoms of depression in a large, population-based sample of older adults. Specifically, we tested whether: (i) people who report more depressive symptoms are more likely to own a pet; (ii) pet ownership protects...

  20. Differences in Self-Esteem Between Cat Owners, Dog Owners, and Individuals Without Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Claudia Schulz, Hans-Helmut König, André Hajek