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  1. Solidarity with Animals: Assessing a Relevant Dimension of Social Identification with Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Catherine E. Amiot, Brock Bastian

    Interactions with animals are pervasive in human life, a fact that is reflected in the burgeoning field of human-animal relations research. The goal of the current research was to examine the psychology of our social connection with other animals, by specifically developing a measure of...

  2. Context and Individual Characteristics Modulate the Association between Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Social Behavior in Border Collies

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    | Contributor(s):: Borbála Turcsán, Friederike Range, Zsolt Rónai, Dóra Koller, Zsófia Virányi

    Recent studies suggest that the relationship between endogenous oxytocin and social affiliative behavior can be critically moderated by contextual and individual factors in humans. While oxytocin has been shown to influence human-directed affiliative behaviors in dogs, no study investigated yet...

  3. Hoofbeats For Hope

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    This experience has multiple opportunities for students to increase physical, social and communication skills. Students develop muscle strength, balance and coordination while riding.  The thrill of riding a horse is an accomplishment that is immeasurable to students who have difficulty...

  4. Creative Supports Ranch

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    CS Ranch was opened in 2010 as an equine program designed specifically to serve high risk adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.  We strive for the highest standards for our riders, facility, and ourselves. As such, we are a member center with the Professional Association of...

  5. Coffee Creek Riding Center

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    Coffee Creek Riding Center helps children with disabilities gain strength, coordination, balance, and self image utilizing the horse as a motivator in therapeutic riding classes.

  6. C-Bar Horsemanship

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    C-Bar Horsemanship Therapeutic Riding Center (TRC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and it is our purpose and mission to make a significant difference in the lives of others one step at a time. We accomplish this through educational and therapeutic horsemanship programs that are offered to...

  7. Views from many worlds: unsettling categories in interdisciplinary research on endemic zoonotic diseases

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    | Contributor(s):: Hayley MacGregor, Linda Waldman

    Interdisciplinary research on zoonotic disease has tended to focus on ‘risk’ of disease transmission as a conceptual common denominator. With reference to endemic zoonoses at the livestock–human interface, we argue for considering a broader sweep of disciplinary insights from...

  8. The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies

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    | Contributor(s):: Julianne L. D'Amico

    This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...

  9. "Eläimet on tehty ruuasta!" : Eläinetiikkaa Kajaanin alakouluissa

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    | Contributor(s):: Heidi Manner

    Opinnäytetyöni on johdannainen kehittämisprojektistani, jossa suunnittelin ja toteutin tilaustyönä Animalian kouluvierailumateriaalipaketin alakouluikäisille. Tavoitteena on selvittää 2-6-luokkalaisten lasten ja heidän vanhempiensa...

  10. Literary Beasts: Use of Animal Imagery in The Canterbury Tales

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    | Contributor(s):: Morgan Kentsbeer

    Through this paper I am going to argue that animals from the Middle Ages held more worth and were often considered to be more important than their modern counterparts. This gets shown through the three types of ways that animals are used within The Canterbury Tales. First, they are...

  11. An analysis of human-coyote relationship in metropolitan Atlanta, Ga

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeremy W. Hooper

    Human-coyote interactions are an increasing challenge for North American wildlife managers. My objectives were to: 1) provide data on the types and general spatial distribution of human-coyote interactions in metropolitan Atlanta; 2) identify landscapes associated with human-coyote...

  12. All-Star Therapy Group

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    Bob Burnett began his work in therapeutic riding in 1988 in Bartlesville. In 1997 Bob left the Bartlesville organization and started All-star Therapy Group. By 1999 All-star was operating several days per week with about 75 riders, one instructor (Bob), Alice and the kids, and several close...

  13. Central Illinois Riding Therapy (CIRT)

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    CIRT is a non-profit organization serving children, teens & adults (including U.S. Veterans) with mental, physical, emotional & behavioral disabilities, from Tazewell and surrounding counties, in a therapeutic comprehensive and recreational horseback riding program.

  14. TR 4 Heart & Soul

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    Our 501c3 non-profit corporation, seeks to improve the quality of life, both physically and emotionally of adults and children with disabilities, learning, speech, and behavioral challenges through the heart and soul of a horse utilizing therapeutic riding.

  15. Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding (CTR)

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    Established in 2003, CTR’s mission is to “encourage healing and celebrate life with individuals and groups whose minds, bodies and spirits will benefit from the transformative connection between people and horses.” CTR’s certified staff and trained volunteers are...

  16. Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Assocation

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    Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Association, founded in 1994, represents the vision of Kerri Ellis and Joyce Scott. These women, raised with horses and later involved in the world of disabilities and special needs, envisioned a program where individuals with disabilities, the...

  17. Angels on Horseback

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    The mission of Angels on Horseback is to provide therapeutic equine-assisted activities to individuals with mental, physical or emotional disabilities and to encourage growth through the benefits of horse and human relationships. We offer Equine-Assisted Activities (EAA) that include...

  18. Whispering Meadows Ranch

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    Whispering Meadows Ranch is a 100% volunteer-based, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with disabilities and special needs through recreational, educational, and equine-assisted programs. Whispering Meadows Ranch is located in Flagler Beach, Florida...

  19. Serenity Therapeutic Equine Program (STEP)

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    Founded in 2010, Serenity Therapeutic Equine Program (STEP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to empower individuals and families to achieve success through equine assisted therapies. STEP is also a PATH, International Certified Center.

  20. Northland Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the quality of life for persons with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies. Northland Therapeutic Riding Center, is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2000 in response to a strong...