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  1. Studying the Research-Practice Gap in Physical Therapies for Cerebral Palsy: Preliminary Outcomes Based on a Survey of Spanish Clinicians

    Contributor(s):: Sanchez, C., Lerma-Lara, S., Garcia-Carmona, R., Urendes, E., Laccourreye, P., Raya, R.

  2. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on the Physical Function and Communication Skills of Adults with Autism: A Study Protocol for a Controlled Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Isabel Gómez-Calcerrada, Ana Myriam Lavín-Pérez, Santos Villafaina, Juan Carlos Rueda-Rubio, Beatriz Rivera-Martín, Israel González-García, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro, Marta Mateo-Garitagoitia, Carlota González-Plaza, Daniel Collado-Mateo

    Background and Objectives: Despite the scientific evidence of the positive effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is not still considered an evidence-based practice for this population. The proposed study will aim to evaluate the effects of a...

  3. Generation of Domains for the Equine Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Outcome Score: Development by Expert Consensus

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    | Contributor(s):: Gillian Tabor, Kathryn Nankervis, John Fernandes, Jane Williams

    Outcome measures (OMs) are a requirement of professional practice standards in human and canine physiotherapy practice for measurement of health status. Measures such as pain and functional capacity of specific regions are used to track treatment impact and can be used to develop optimal...

  4. Capture Myopathy and Stress Cardiomyopathy in a Live-Stranded Risso's Dolphin (Grampus griseus) in Rehabilitation

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    | Contributor(s):: Nakita Câmara, Eva Sierra, Antonio Fernández, Manuel Arbelo, Yara Bernaldo de Quirós, Marina Arregui, Francesco Consoli, Pedro Herráez

    Capture myopathy (CM) is described in wild animals as a metabolic syndrome resulting from the extreme stress suffered during and after capture, handling, restraint, and transport. Although CM has been characterized in many species of cetaceans, descriptions of cardiac injury—an important...

  5. Does Hippotherapy Improve the Functions in Children with Cerebral Palsy? Systematic Review Based on the International Classification of Functioning

    | Contributor(s):: Pantera, E., Froment, P., Vernay, D.

  6. A Retrospective Examination of Service Dog Training Program Participation and Mental Healthcare Utilization

    | Contributor(s):: Schulz, R. N., Jannace, K. C., Hisle-Gorman, E. J., Pasquina, P. F.

  7. HERO Barn

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    HERO Barn, a non-profit 501c3 horse and farm animal rescue organization, exists to provide rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted, abused, neglected or abandoned equine or farm animals, in part, through establishing mutually beneficial relationships with our community. Everyone getting what they...

  8. Is there hope beyond fear? Effects of social rehabilitation on unsocialised stray dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Casaca, Miriam, Morello, Gabriela M., Magalhães, Tatiana, Olsson, I. Anna S., Vieira de Castro, Ana Catarina

  9. Freedom Rehab

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    At Freedom Rehabilitation we strive to get our clients back to what matters most. We assist individuals with recent injury, long term injury, and musculoskeletal, and neurologic conditions with returning to the activities that make life meaningful.

  10. Measuring Equine-Assisted Therapy: Validation and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of an ICF-Based Standardized Assessment-Tool

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    | Contributor(s):: Stolz, I., Anneken, V., Froböse, I.

    The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) was established as an international framework for monitoring rehabilitation outcomes and the impacts of health interventions since, as the term “functioning” implies,...

  11. The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy Intervention on Activities of Daily Living, Quality of Life, Mood, Balance and Gait in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

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    | Contributor(s):: Berardi, A., Di Napoli, G., Ernesto, M., Fabbrini, G., Conte, A., Ferrazzano, G., Viselli, F., Galeoto, G.

    Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of equine therapy (ET) to detect changes in the activities of daily living, quality of life, mood, balance, and gait in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Material and Methods: In the study, 17 participants with PD...

  12. Limitations and challenges of adapting subjective keeper questionnaires to non-Western sanctuary settings

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, Lauren M., Crudge, Brian, Lim, Thona, Roth, Vichet, Gartner, Marieke, Naden, Kristina, Officer, Kirsty, Descovich, Kris

    In the past decade, there has been substantial growth in the number of animal personality studies published, however relatively little work has been conducted on different species of bears. Personality structure can provide insight into individual differences in behavioural responses, and in the...

  13. Hibernation Patterns of the European Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus, at a Cornish Rescue Centre

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    | Contributor(s):: Kathryn E. South, Kelly Haynes, Angus C. Jackson

    The European hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus, is frequently admitted to rescue centres in the UK. With many overwintering in captivity, there is cause to investigate hibernation patterns in order to inform and improve husbandry and monitoring protocols. Thirty-five hedgehogs were studied...

  14. The Demography and Practice of Australians Caring for Native Wildlife and the Psychological, Physical and Financial Effects of Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release of Wildlife on the Welfare of Carers

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    | Contributor(s):: Bruce Englefield, Steve Candy, Melissa Starling, Paul McGreevy

    The rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned Australian wildlife is managed by over 20,000 carers, mostly voluntarily. These volunteers experience mental, physical and financial challenges that have not been researched adequately. This study collated the responses (n =...

  15. Ireland Human-Animal Interactions Education Abroad

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Hamer

    For my project I took course in Human-Animal Interactions then went abroad to Ireland with the Department of Animal Sciences to do study that same thing. While abroad for 9 days we visited zoos, animal rehabilitation centers, multiple farms, the University College of Dublin, and even some...

  16. Use of Vertical Enclosure Space and Species-Typical Locomotion by a Rehabilitating Spider Monkey (Ateles fusciceps)

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    | Contributor(s):: Jake Funkhouser

    With wild spider monkey populations in decline, investigations contributing to captive welfare, and successful rehabilitation and reintroduction knowledge is increasingly pressing. Quantifying and analyzing the appropriateness of naturalistic enclosure designs to foster species-typical...

  17. Prison Paws: Inmates Assist American Veterans Through Prison Dog-Training Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Chiaffarano, Maria

    There are currently 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States and 626,000 people return to the community every year (Wagner & Sawyer, 2019). The prevalence of mental illness in corrections is nearly five times that of the community (Fournier, Geller, & Fortney, 2007). This...

  18. Preparing The Yucatan Black Howler Monkey for Its Return to The Wild: An Assessment of Wildtracks' Approach to Rehabilitation and Reintroduction

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    | Contributor(s):: Blanca Ponce

    Nearly half of non-human primates are in danger of extinction due to the negative impact of anthropogenic activities. Among the species most negatively affected is the family Atelidae (Di Fiore, Link, & Campbell, 2011). For this reason, non-human primates remain a central focus in global...

  19. Editorial: Veterinary Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation

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    | Contributor(s):: David Levine, Henry Steven Adair, Denis J. Marcellin-Little, Michael Jaffe, Andris J. Kaneps

  20. 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.