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  1. A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department

    Contributor(s):: Bernardo, L. M., Gardner, M. J., Rosenfield, R. L., Cohen, B., Pitetti, R.

    Objective: Dog bites account for a significant number of traumatic injuries in the paediatric population that often require medical treatment. Although agent, host, and environmental characteristics of dog bites have been well documented, no attempt has been made to compare these characteristics...

  2. A profile of the Pennsylvania therapeutic horsemanship industry

    Contributor(s):: Cabot, Natalie Nicole

  3. All Riders Up

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    We provide equine assisted activities to encourage individuals with special needs in reaching their potential for physical, behavioral, and social development in an atmosphere of recreation and fun. We offer each rider the chance to "take the reins", becoming an active partner in...

  4. Animals helping people. People helping animals. Interview by Shirley A. Smoyak

    | Contributor(s):: Gress, K.

  5. Attachment to pet dogs and depression in rural older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Miltiades, H., Shearer, J.

    The purpose of this study was to learn more about the relationship between pet attachment, the ability to care for a pet, and depression in older adults. One hundred and seventeen Caucasian, older, adult dog owners in rural, south-central Pennsylvania were recruited using non-random sampling...

  6. Behavioral assessment of child-directed canine aggression

    | Contributor(s):: Reisner, I. R., Shofer, F. S., Nance, M. L.

  7. Behavioural characteristics associated with dog bites to children presenting to an urban trauma centre

    | Contributor(s):: Reisner, I. R., Nance, M. L., Zeller, J. S., Houseknecht, E. M., Kassam-Adams, N., Wiebe, D. J.

    Children are the most frequent victims of dog bites presenting to hospital emergency departments (ED), but there are gaps in understanding of the circumstances of such bites. The objective of this study was to characterise the behavioural circumstances of dog bites by interviewing children

  8. Challenge of research

    | Contributor(s):: Robb, Suzanne S.

  9. Comparison of 42 cases of canine fear-related aggression with structured clinician initiated follow-up and 25 cases with unstructured client initiated follow-up

    | Contributor(s):: Radosta-Huntley, L., Shofer, F., Reisner, I.

    A survey was conducted of 67 cases of human-directed, canine fear-related aggression presented to the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania between 3 September 2003 and 21 September 2004 to examine the effect of two different types of follow-up. Clients either...

  10. Dog eat dog: Biological metaphors, identity politics and gentrification in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties

    | Contributor(s):: Hardy, Lisa Jane

  11. Dog Jack

    | Contributor(s):: Studebaker, Dan, Jr.

  12. Effects of Inedible, Manipulable Objects on Captive Bears

    | Contributor(s):: Altman, Joanne D.

    Examines the effect of inedible, manipulable objects on appetitive behavior of captive bears in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Behavioral patterns of bears; Reaction of a bear sloth to the presence of female spectacled bear; Comparison of the reaction of polar, sloth and spectacled bears to plastic...

  13. Equi-Librium, Inc.

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    Founded in 2001 and located on an 18+ acre farm in Nazareth, PA, Equi-librium provides individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as social/emotional needs, with accessible and affordable therapy by utilizing horses as therapy tools. Equine Assisted Activity & Therapy...

  14. Equid play ethogram

    | Contributor(s):: McDonnell, S. M., Poulin, A.

    An ethogram of play behaviour among equids was developed. Several key English-language studies on equids were reviewed to derive a preliminary inventory of specific behaviours to be included in the ethogram. Our primary observations were based on a herd of semi-feral Shetland-type ponies kept at...

  15. Equines for Freedom

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    Equines for Freedom (EFF) is a nonprofit organization treating active and former military personnel who are experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), no matter the source of the trauma. Utilizing one of the most effective treatments available, Eye Movement Desensitization...

  16. Facility-owned stable is the center of activity

    | Contributor(s):: Lawlor, A.

  17. GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center

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    GAIT TRC began with a Board of Directors in 1995. In January 1996, GAIT TRC was incorporated by its founder and Executive Director, Ms. Martha S. Dubensky. GAIT TRC was formally organized as a Federal 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit, charitable organization in June 1997. GAIT’s mission...

  18. Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization that has been providing quality equine assisted activities for children and adults with special needs since 1981.

  19. Heart Therapeutic Riding and Equine Rescue

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    Heart Therapeutic Riding and Equine Rescue is a 501c3, nonprofit, charitable organization that provides Therapeutic Horsemanship activities to individuals with emotional and physical disabilities. We also rescue, rehabilitate, and relocate neglected horses in western PA. Some of these neglected...

  20. Hilltop Horizons, LLC

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    Hilltop Horizons Therapeutic Equestrian Center strives to improve lives through the integration of horsemanship activities, including therapeutic riding and equine assisted learning.