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  1. Therapeutic activities associating the animal, for a better quality of life in the hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Didier Vernay

    It is common to say or publish that the Animal-AAA Therapeutic Activities in the hospital are pioneers. This statement becomes false. In France, we now have a history, theoretical foundations, concepts, programs and current experiments that deny this position (ref. "The dog: a partner of...

  2. DOD human-animal bond principles and guidelines

  3. Service dogs in military medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Rothbaum, Barbara O.

  4. 'Is Karl in?': paws that heal

    | Contributor(s):: Whittington, A. E.

  5. Historical perspectives of the human-animal bond within the Department of Defense

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    | Contributor(s):: Perry R Chumley

    Ever since mankind went to war, animals have played significant roles. Such roles have been either in officialcapacities such as cavalry horses, sentry dogs, carrier pigeons, and unit mascots, or unofficially as a Soldier'sbattle companion. Prior to a battle, the Roman army performed a ritual...

  6. Definitions of animals used in healthcare settings

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    | Contributor(s):: James T Mills, Arthur F Yeager

    With the exception of maggot debridement and medicinal leech therapy, active and passive medical interventionsusing a live animal are defined by the human-animal bond. Encounters center on the dynamic and interactive relationship between humans and animals to provide psychological or physical...

  7. The Early Years

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    | Contributor(s):: Elspeth C Ritchie, Robinette J Amaker

    In 2012, it seems that service dogs and therapy dogs are everywhere. These include dogs for both civilians and service members with combat injuries. Traditional service dog organizations are now providing dogs to children with autism and Soldiers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Service...

  8. Perspectives

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    | Contributor(s):: David A Rubenstein, Mustapha Debboun, Richard Burton

    Humans have domesticated animals for assistance and companionship since before the beginning of recorded history. Beasts of burden permitted the development of civilization by breaking land for agriculture with plows, and carrying crops, products, and people in larger quantities and over longer...

  9. Therapeutic intervention on four paws

    | Contributor(s):: White, J. W.