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  1. Assessing the dog: a theoretical analysis of the companion animal's actions in human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Vitztum, C., Urbanik, J.

    Companion animals are proposed as valuable assets in human-animal interaction (HAI) for human-health interventions. The benefit of a HAI is presumably based on the interaction between the two species. Although the actions and reactions of the human are routinely evaluated, nominal consideration...

  2. Current opinion on maximizing veterinary profession growth and contributions

    Contributor(s):: Nimmanapalli, R., Donapaty, S. R.

    Veterinary profession sphere overlaps three major biology arenas namely agriculture, basic sciences, and human medicine. Thus, so far the investments in veterinary field are not proportional to the scope of their responsibilities. Rededication and rejuvenation can help veterinary profession to...

  3. Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique

    Contributor(s):: May, D. K., Seivert, N. P., Cano, A., Casey, R. J., Johnson, A.

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned with established standards of intervention research. This critical review assesses current research...

  4. The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs

    Contributor(s):: Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Miresan, V.

    Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...

  5. Companion animal economics: the economic impact of companion animals in the UK. Research report

    Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The aim of this report is to raise awareness of the importance of research concerning the economic impact of companion animals on society. This report was inspired by the seminal Council for Science and Society (CSS) report Companion Animals in Society (1988), and updates and extends its...

  6. Introduction

    Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.

  7. Effects of an insect-mediated mental healthcare program for mentally disordered children

    Contributor(s):: Jun, YoungSoon, Bae, SungMin, Shin, TaeYoung, Lee, SeungHee, Gwak, WonSeok, Ahn, YongOh, Kim, InHui, Lee, SeeNae, Kim, DongJun, Kim, TaeHo, Woo, SooDong

    Insects are the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, representing more than one-half of all known living organisms, and are found in nearly every environment. Recently, the importance of insects as food sources or as pets has increased in many countries, including Korea. In addition,...

  8. Pasteurella species peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: household pets as a risk factor

    Contributor(s):: Poliquin, P. G., Lagace-Wiens, P., Verrelli, M., Allen, D. W., Embil, J. M.

    BACKGROUND: Pasteurella species are Gram-negative coccobacilli that are a part of the normal oropharyngeal flora of numerous domestic animals. They have been recognized as a rare but significant cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). A consensus about management...

  9. Rat aversion to sevoflurane and isoflurane

    Contributor(s):: Bertolus, J. B., Nemeth, G., Makowska, I. J., Weary, D. M.

    Virtually all rodents used in research are eventually euthanized. Best practice is to anaesthetize these animals before euthanasia using a halogenated anaesthetic such as isoflurane. Exposure to isoflurane is aversive, but less so than exposure to the commonly used carbon dioxide. Sevoflurane is...

  10. "Take me under your wing" - love in animal-assisted psychotherapy: a clinical perspective on the unique therapeutic bond between animals and humans [Practice]

    Contributor(s):: Lev-Bendov, S., Barel, I., Parish-Plass, N.

  11. "What does the turtle have inside its house?" Animal-assisted psychotherapy with foster children [Practice]

    Contributor(s):: Hellmann, S., Parish-Plass, N.

  12. Animal-assisted group psychotherapy for children [Practice]

    Contributor(s):: Harel, O., Parish-Plass, N.

  13. Animal-assisted psychotherapy from an attachment perspective [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, S., Parish-Plass, N.

  14. Dilemmas, questions, and issues concerning the integration of animals into the psychotherapy setting [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.

  15. Elements of group psychotherapy found in individual animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Ish-Lev, H., Amit, R., Parish-Plass, N.

  16. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy: practice, theory, and empirical knowledge [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Bachi, K., Parish-Plass, N.

  17. Is animal-assisted psychotherapy a profession? The consolidation of the professional identity of the animal-assisted psychotherapist in Israel [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: Bar-On, S., Shapiro, A., Gendelman, A., Parish-Plass, N.

  18. Life cycle analysis of the equine-facilitated psychotherapy field [Issues]

    Contributor(s):: Bachi, K., Parish-Plass, N.

  19. Projection and projective object in child animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: David, R. B., Parish-Plass, N.

  20. The animal as a relational medium: an object relations approach to the therapy triangle in animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]

    Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.