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  1. Theoretical Development of Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies for Children with Autism: A Systematic Mapping Review

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    | Contributor(s):: B. Caitlin Peters, Wendy Wood, Susan Hepburn

    In this systematic mapping review, we mapped the state of theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism to help illuminate promising theoretical frameworks. Across 42 studies and 22 non-research reports, we identified 10 explanatory formal theories...

  2. The impact of service dogs on children, youth and their families: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay, S., Thiyagarajah, K.

  3. Companion Animals in Natural Disasters: A Scoping Review of Scholarly Sources

    | Contributor(s):: Travers, Cheryl, Degeling, Chris, Rock, Melanie

    During a disaster, people may make evacuation decisions based on their companion animal’s welfare, therefore exposing themselves, their companion animals, and emergency responders to increased risk for injury or death. The loss and suffering of companion animals in disasters causes deep distress,...

  4. A Scoping Review of the Health and Social Benefits of Dog Ownership for People Who Have Chronic Pain

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, Eloise C. J., Norris, Jill M., Hayden, K. Alix, Pater, Rianne, Wallace, Jean E.

    Chronic pain is a significant cause of morbidity and disability globally. One potential strategy for the self-management of chronic pain is interacting with companion animals; more specifically, dogs. While studies of dog ownership suggest social, psychological, and health benefits to humans, the...

  5. Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: Klimova, B., Toman, J., Kuca, K.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia represents a mental and economic burden for both patients and their caregivers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with special focus on canis therapy among people with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's...

  6. Review of priority welfare issues of commercially raised bison in North America

    | Contributor(s):: Rioja-Lang, Fiona C., Galbraith, Jayson K., McCorkell, Robert B., Spooner, Jeffrey M., Church, John S.

    A review of the scientific literature on bison was carried out as part of the National Farm Animal Care Council´s (NFACC) process of updating Canada’s current Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Bison. Four priority welfare issues were identified: the effect of seasonality on the...

  7. Review of Taming the Wild Horse: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures

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    | Contributor(s):: Regina Swanson

    This review of Louis Komjathy’s translation and interpretation of a 13th century set of illustrated poems places the work squarely within the emerging field of animal studies. Though essentially a map for Daoist monastic training, Komjathy notes that the Horse Taming Pictures, as he...

  8. Review of Engel's and Comstocks The Moral Rights of Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Mark Bernstein

    A brief review of Engel's and Comstock's The Moral Rights of Animals.

  9. Autism and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Mapping Review

    | Contributor(s):: McDaniel Peters, B. C., Wood, W.

  10. Exploring the Gaps in Practical Ethical Guidance for Animal Welfare Considerations of Field Interventions and Innovations Targeting Dogs and Cats

    | Contributor(s):: Louisa Tasker, Susan F Getty, Joyce R Briggs, Valerie A.W. Benka

    Domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and cats (Felis silvestris catus) are common species targeted by nongovernmental or intergovernmental organizations, veterinarians and government agencies worldwide, for field interventions (e.g., population management, rabies vaccination programs) or...

  11. Management strategies in farrowing house to improve piglet pre-weaning survival and growth

    | Contributor(s):: Vila, R. M., Tummaruk, P.

    Post-partum and lactation are the most complex periods in the swine production chain. Newborn pigs are highly vulnerable due to relatively low body weight at birth and physiological immaturity. Most of the management strategies performed in farrowing houses are oriented to ensure a proper level...

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

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    | Contributor(s):: Dana. K. May, Nicholas P. Seivert, Annmarie Cano, Rita J. Casey, Amy Johnson

    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...

  13. Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts

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    | Contributor(s):: Joshua Trigg, Kirrilly Thompson, Bradley Smith, Pauleen Bennett

    This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding how human-companion animal relationships function in this context has profound implications for the...

  14. Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao

    | Contributor(s):: Antonio, L. S., Valencio, N. F. L. da S.

    Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters...

  15. People and companion animals: it takes two to tango

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    | Contributor(s):: Amiot, C., Bastian, B., Martens, P.

    Animals have accompanied humans for thousands of years, with a strong bond forged between humans and other species. Our relationships with animals can take different forms. On one hand, animals can serve instrumental purposes: We currently use animals for clothing, for testing a range of human...

  16. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, E., Dearaugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.

    This article reviews evidence for the existence of attachment bonds directed toward humans in dog-human and horse-human dyads. It explores each species' alignment with the four features of a typical attachment bond: separation-related distress, safe haven, secure base and proximity seeking. While...

  17. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, E., Dearaugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.

    This article reviews evidence for the existence of attachment bonds directed toward humans in dog-human and horse-human dyads. It explores each species' alignment with the four features of a typical attachment bond: separation-related distress, safe haven, secure base and proximity seeking. While...

  18. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, E., Dearaugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.

    This article reviews evidence for the existence of attachment bonds directed toward humans in dog-human and horse-human dyads. It explores each species' alignment with the four features of a typical attachment bond: separation-related distress, safe haven, secure base and proximity seeking....

  19. An opportunity preempted: Kim Socha's atheism versus religious animal liberationists

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, C.

    This article provides a review and critique of Animal Liberation and Atheism: Dismantling the Procrustean Bed by English professor, activist, and avowed political atheist Kim Socha. Socha engages in a twofold argument as she makes the case for animal liberation as a natural imperative of atheism....

  20. Animal Law in Australasia: a Universal Dialogue of "trading off" animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Schaffner, J. E.

    Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue provides a comprehensive, thought provoking discussion and analysis of animal law in Australasia while critiquing the existing paradigm that presumes human desire always outweighs animal suffering and proposing reforms to provide better legal...