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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

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

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

  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. 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....

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Hewson, Caroline

  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. 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.

  13. Helping Paws of Northwest Arkansas

    Helping Paws of Northwest Arkansas is a group of volunteers, who, together with their therapy animals, strive to make a difference in the lives of individuals through the human-animal bond. Their purpose is to support volunteer therapy teams who provide comfort and companionship by providing...

  14. 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.

  15. How to deal with clients when their pets die

    | Contributor(s):: Malmierca, E.

    Veterinarians need to show understanding and provide more personal treatment during visits where clients' pets are put down. Reasons for putting down animals include loss of quality of life due to old age, terminal illnesses, or non-treatable behavioural problems. Vets can and should assess,...

  16. Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS)

    KPETS – Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services provides a network of dependable registered pet therapy teams whose passion is Touching Lives & Warming Hearts by providing comfort, encouragement and rehabilitation through human/animal interaction.

  17. 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...

  18. 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

  19. 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...

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