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  1. Facilitators and Barriers to Assistance Dog Puppy Raisers' Engagement in Recommended Raising Practices

    Contributor(s):: Mai, D., Howell, T., Benton, P., Lewis, V., Evans, L., Bennett, P. C.

  2. Animal-Assisted Interventions: Taxonomy and Best Practices

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    | Contributor(s):: Melissa Y. Winkle, Deborah E. Linder

    Animals, particularly dogs, are gaining momentum in specialized Human-Animal Interactions. Dogs' roles range from pets, family members, volunteer visitors, and canine colleagues, to assistance dogs. This has also resulted in a need for uniform terminology to delineate between the different...

  3. Non-Traditional Therapeutic Interventions for At-Risk Youth & Students with Complex Support Needs: Equine Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin J. Grimm

    The increased need for effective interventions and the challenge of working with children and youth with complex support or at-risk needs such as emotional disorders, physical and mental health needs as well as autism; have resulted in the design of many non-traditional therapeutic...

  4. A Survey of Companion-Animal Owners Affected by the East Japan Great Earthquake in Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Yamazaki, Sakiko

    The unprecedented East Japan Great Earthquake in March 2011 impacted many humans as well as animals. To date, only national surveys that do not necessarily focus on the heavily impacted areas have been administered, and there is a lack of data on the situation for companion animals and their...

  5. Automatically measured variables related to tenderness of hoof placement and weight distribution are valuable indicators for lameness in dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Van De Gucht, Tim, Saeys, Wouter, Van Weyenberg, Stephanie, Lauwers, Ludwig, Mertens, Koen, Vandaele, Leen, Vangeyte, Jürgen, Van Nuffel, Annelies

    As lameness detection in dairy cattle using visual locomotion scoring is cumbersome and subjective, research efforts are dedicated to develop automatic lameness detection systems. ‘Tender hoof placement’ and the distribution of the body weight over the four legs are possible lameness indicators,...

  6. Housing for People with an Acquired Brain or Spinal Injury: Mapping the Australian Funding Landscape

    | Contributor(s):: Wright, C. J., Colley, J., Knudsen, K., Kendall, E.

  7. The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler

    Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia. Some universities are working to create supportive student communities and a more home-like...

  8. Extending identity theory: parenting and identity formation in human-animal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Laurent-Simpson

    Both traditional and structural perspectives in symbolic interaction have conceptualized the formation of self as arising out of lingual interaction between human actors. This was based on Mead’s original premise that non-human actors were alingual, and thus incapable of intersubjectivity....

  9. m-Equine : IS support for the horse industry

    | Contributor(s):: Sonja Leskinen

    The horse industry is in many ways still operating the same way as it did in the beginning of the 20th century. At the same time the role of the horse has changed dramatically, from a beast of burden to a top athlete, a production animal or a beloved pet. A racehorse or an equestrian sport horse...

  10. Neural mechanisms underlying human-animal interaction: An evolutionary perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Carter, C. Sue, Porges, Stephen W., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  11. Habitus and responsible dog-ownership: reconsidering the health promotion implications of 'dog-shaped' holes in people's lives

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    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Rogers, W., Riley, T.

    Responsible dog ownership has been identified as a point of intervention to promote physical activity, based upon an expectation of dog walking in public space. Nevertheless, quantitative research has found variability among owners in their dog walking. In this study, we explore the...

  12. Pets in the Workplace: The Impact of Pet-Friendly Policies on Employee Stress and the Mediating Role of Perceived Organizational Support

    | Contributor(s):: Naumann, Samantha

  13. Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2

    | Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian

  14. Grief for animal companions and an approach to supporting their bereaved owners

    | Contributor(s):: Hewson, Caroline

  15. Owning a Pet Can Improve a Patient's Mood, Outlook

  16. Reimagining care

    | Contributor(s):: Karasik, Rona J., Berry, Judy

  17. Grief and bereavement issues and the loss of a companion animal: People living with a companion animal, owners of livestock, and animal support workers

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, Anna

    Companion animals play various roles in people’s lives and these roles can impact on loss, grief, bereavement and mourning when the animal has been lost, whether that is through death, when missing, or when relinquished. This paper considers not only companion animal owners, but also those who...

  18. An Examination of the Possible Benefits for Well-Being Arising from the Social Interactions that Occur while Dog Walking

    | Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.

  19. Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club

    The Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club is a volunteer organization providing a wide variety of canine assisted therapy programs and services in the communities of Kendall, Kane and DuPage counties in Illinois since 2002. Over 70 members strong, our dedicated and motivated volunteers provide a unique...

  20. HABRI Central Case Studies: Animal-Assisted Crisis Response: Providing Comfort in Times of Need

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    | Contributor(s):: HABRI Central

    A volunteer with HOPE talks about how animals can provide comfort and support to people involved in and affected by crises and disasters. The support is provided not only to victims but to the first responders and volunteers.