Editorial: Veterinary Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: David Levine, Henry Steven Adair, Denis J. Marcellin-Little, Michael Jaffe, Andris J. Kaneps
Evaluating physiological stress in Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms in Vietnam
| Contributor(s):: Narayan, E., Willis, A., Thompson, R., Hunter-Ishikawa, M., Bendixsen, T.
The Efficacy of Hippotherapy for Physical Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Megan Hilgers, Haley Nielsen
Purpose: The purpose of this scholarly project is to examine existing literature pertaining to hippotherapy and conditions impacting physical health through completion of a systematic review. According to the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA, 2017), hippotherapy is defined as “how...
Diary of A Service Dog (Dropout)
| Contributor(s):: Kristen An Horton, Heidi Anne Horton Pittman
My name is Granger. I am a Labrador Retriever. I want to be a service dog. It is not always easy. This is my story. (Human's note: The most important take away is that the public, children and adults, need to learn how to not interact with service dogs. As Granger says, “I’m...
Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles Admitted to Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities in Iowa, 2004–2014
| Contributor(s):: Taylor Yaw, Kay Neumann, Linette Bernard, Jodeane Cancilla, Terese Evans, Adam Martin-Schwarze, Bianca Zaffarano
Eleven years (2004–2014) of bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus data from four independent, state and federally permitted wildlife rehabilitators in Iowa were assessed for the prevalence of elevated lead levels in blood or tissue samples. The relationship between blood lead...
Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Tiina Muros
The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...
The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)
Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of...
Eläinavusteista työskentelyä hyvinvointipalveluihin
| Contributor(s):: Leena Välimaa
Mission K9 Rescue
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...
Animal presence modulates frontal brain activity of patients in a minimally conscious state: A pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Arnskötter, W., Marcar, V. L., Wolf, M., Hund-Georgiadis, M., Hediger, K.
Influences of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Episodic Memory in Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries
| Contributor(s):: Theis, Felicitas, Luck, Frank, Hund-Georgiadis, Margret, Hediger, Karin
Can Individuals with Down Syndrome Benefit from Hippotherapy? An Exploratory Study on Gait and Balance
| Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Cacciola, A., Naro, A., Cavallaro, F., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., De Luca, R., Calabrò, R. S., Milardi, D.
Impact of the implementation of a therapy dog program on burn center patients and staff
| Contributor(s):: Pruskowski, K. A., Gurney, J. M., Cancio, L. C.
Prison Rehabilitation: The Sociological, Physiological, and Psychological Effects of Animal-Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Daisy Corleto
This paper examines animal-assisted interventions as a new form of rehabilitation in the prison setting. It focuses specifically on the multiple benefits that this form of therapy/intervention can bring to inmates, such as the reduction in recidivism and the acquirement of new skills....
Prison Programs to Reduce Recidivism: What is the Ideal Structure of an Inmate Reentry Program?
| Contributor(s):: Magali Davila-Centeno
In the United States' correctional system, inmate programs within prisons often do not reduce recidivism. Recent surveys have shown that across the country many prisons have a form of a Prison Based Animal Program (PAP). This study examines the effect that Prison based Animal Programs have...
Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study
| Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.
Do the type of walking surface and the horse speed during hippotherapy modify the dynamics of sitting postural control in children with cerebral palsy?
| Contributor(s):: Flores, F. M., Dagnese, F., Copetti, F.
The Translation of Movement From the Equine to Rider With Relevance for Hippotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Donaldson, M. C., Holter, A. M., Neuhoff, S., Arnosky, J. A., Simpson, B. W., Vernon, K., Blob, R. W., DesJardins, J. D.
Is Animal-Assisted Therapy for Minimally Conscious State Beneficial? A Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Boitier, J. P., Huber, M., Saleh, C., Kerry, M. J., Hund-Georgiadis, M., Hediger, K.
Immediate effect of horse riding simulator on adductor spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Hemachithra, C., Meena, N., Ramanathan, R., Felix, A. J. W.