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  1. Colonial Animality: Canadian Colonialism and the Human-Animal Relationship

    Contributor(s):: Azeezah Kanji

    Located at the juncture of critical animal studies and decolonial theory, this analysis contemplates the connections and entanglements between settler colonialism and animality in Canadian constitutional discourse. How are coloniality and anthropocentricism — and the borders they draw...

  2. Carver's repository, forge and horse infirmary

    Contributor(s):: James Carver

    Veterinary science: being an address to the gentlemen, farmers and graziers of Long Island, shewing in a brief view the importance of introducing this branch of domestic science, with a view of ameliorating the diseases of that noble animal the horse

  3. Horsebreakers, Tamers, and Trainers: An Historical, Psychological, and Social Review

    Contributor(s):: Sharon E. Cregier

    To my knowledge, there has been no organized synthesis describing the historical development of horse handling, management, lore, and training. This discussion offers, in capsule form, some of the historical, psychological, and social considerations which might be taken into account when...

  4. Healing dolphins? Cognitive and perceptual criticisms in Dolphin-Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Cinzia Chiandetti

    Since the '70s new therapeutic practices have been developed, involving the interaction between humans and dolphins - Tursiops truncatus in particular. Such practices are known as Dolphin-Assisted Therapies (DAT), a specific case of a more heterogeneous set of experiences with cetaceans...

  5. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an Adjunctive Treatment for Eating Disorders: Exploration of AAT through the lens of Attachment and Affect Regulation

    Contributor(s):: Patricia Flaherty Fischette

    This research investigated the connection between attachment, affect regulation, eating disorders and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), a connection that has not previously been examined. The conceptual lenses for this research identified eating disorders as one of many possible examples of...

  6. Horses are Worth More Than Riches: Parental Perceptions of the Relationship Between Equine Assisted Activities/Therapy and Listening and Spoken Language

    Contributor(s):: Kelsey M. Large

    The purpose of this study was to determine parental perceptions of the impact of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) on the listening and spoken language skills of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Parents of children who are DHH and communicate through listening and...

  7. Therapy cat in the library media center

    Contributor(s):: Anna L. Talbot

    This research project is a review of literature about utilizing a therapy animal, specifically a therapy cat, within a school library. Since the options of hypoallergenic cats are now available, they can be used in schools to reduce worries about cat allergies. The strengths of using this...

  8. Okanagan dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support : comparing group and individual conditions

    Contributor(s):: Lindsay Burton

    Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to address this underutilization. Dogs impact SS in two ways according to the Social Support Theory, as an...

  9. Sensing and recognizing affective touch in a furry zoomorphic object

    Contributor(s):: Anna Flagg

    Over the last decade, the surprising fact has emerged that machines can possess therapeutic power. Due to the many healing qualities of touch, one route to such power is in haptic emotional interaction, which in turn requires sophisticated touch sensing and interpretation. We explore the...

  10. Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies

    Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik

    The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...

  11. The Effects of Receiving Animal Assisted Therapy on the Self-Efficacy and Reading Fluency of Struggling Readers

    Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Smith

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using animal-assisted therapy on the self-efficacy and reading fluency of struggling readers. The measurement tool used was Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills (DIBELS) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey. This study...

  12. When reading gets Ruff : understanding the literacy experiences of children engaged in a canine-assisted reading program.

    Contributor(s):: Emily Callahan Perkins

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how the interactions that take place between therapy dogs and children during literacy activities change children's attitudes towards reading in one urban charter school. The research drew on both the sociocultural approach to literacy...

  13. Eläimen roolit toimintaterapiassa

    Contributor(s):: Heini Rantala, Eerika Korhonen

    Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tarkastella eläimen rooleja toimintaterapian viitekehyksessä. Erityisenä tarkastelun kohteena oli selvittää sitä, minkälaisissa toimintaterapiainterventioissa eläimiä on hyödynnetty ja minkälainen on...

  14. Sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande

    Contributor(s):: Emma Gäddnäs

    Denna studie undersöker sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande. Syftet med studien är att diskutera vad sällskapsdjur betyder för de äldres välbefinnande och vad djur kan betyda för de äldre som bor på...

  15. Investigating Attachment Behavior in Shelter Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Anamarie Johnson

    The strength and nature of the social connection between humans and dogs is a product of a long history of domestication. This study, conducted at a municipal shelter in Northern California using a modified Strange Situation Test, investigated the hypothesis that human-dog interactions will...

  16. Eläinavusteisen toimintaterapian arviointikäytänteet

    Contributor(s):: Johanna Hakanen, Jenni Huttunen

    Kiinnostus Green Carea kohtaan kasvaa parhaillaan niin maailmalla kuin Suomessa. Eläinavusteinen terapia, jota muun muassa toimintaterapeutit käyttävät yhtenä työmuotonaan kuuluu tämän käsitteen alle. Opinnäytetyön kohteena oli tutkia...

  17. The Benefits of Pet Ownership for Single Adults in Midlife

    Contributor(s):: Lauren McGillivray

    Pets are shown to enhance quality of life through support and companionship. Midlife is a time where pets may be most valuable, since it is a time that involves critical changes to intimate relationships, roles and status. In this article a critical review of the literature on midlife development...

  18. Summarizing Research on Companion Animal Population Dynamics and Control Practices, and Exploring Factors Impacting Dogs' Time to Adoption in a Shelter System

    Contributor(s):: Aileigh Kay

    A scoping review was conducted to identify all globally published literature investigating population dynamics and control practices of companion animals. There were 7810 unique citations initially identified, 869 articles (450 primary research and 419 reviews) were confirmed relevant. Most...

  19. Humane Education: Perspectives of Practitioners on Program Evaluation Efforts and Analysis of Changes in Knowledge, Attitudes, and Empathy in Two Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs

    Contributor(s):: Melanie Wagner

    This descriptive and comparative study examined the current landscape of humane education program evaluation and data analysis through a survey of humane educators across the country. Results of the humane education survey show that data collection and evaluation are occurring in humane education...

  20. KUMPPANINA LEMMIKKI : Opas lemmikkieläimen hankkimisen ja omistamisen tueksi

    Contributor(s):: Anniina Niska, Merja Salovaara

    Toimintaterapia on kuntoutusta, jossa kuntoutuja ja toimintaterapeutti työskentelevät yhteistyössä kuntoutujan toimintamahdollisuuksien lisäämiseksi. Toiminnan terapeuttisen käytön avulla tuetaan kuntoutujan toiminnallista suoriutumista hänelle...