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  1. An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner

    As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...

  2. Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling - comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming

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    | Contributor(s):: Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.

    Cattle handling is a dangerous activity on dairy farms, and cows are a major cause of injuries to livestock handlers. Even if dairy cows are generally tranquil and docile, when situations occur that they perceive or remember as aversive, they may become agitated and hazardous to handle. This...

  3. Efficacy of fifteen emerging interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Metcalf, Olivia, Varker, Tracey, Forbes, David, Phelps, Andrea J., Dell, Lisa, DiBattista, Ashley, Ralph, Naomi, O'Donnell, Meaghan L.

  4. Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse

    | Contributor(s):: Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn

    This study evaluates and compares the effectiveness of three group interventions on trauma symptoms for children who have been sexually abused. All of the groups followed the same treatment protocol, with two of them incorporating variations of animal-assisted therapy. A total of 153 children...

  5. Effects of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on post-traumatic stress symptoms in youth

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan Kiely, McCullough, Leslie

  6. Animal assisted therapy and trauma survivors

    | Contributor(s):: Mims, Debra, Waddell, Rhondda

  7. Feb 10 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals & Treatment

    Are you in need of an effective intervention to help build rapport with your clients who otherwise take many sessions to trust you and feel safe before disclosing? Animals can bridge the trust gap...

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  8. Animal assisted therapy: a look at the benefits of integrating therapy dogs into the treatment of adult women suffering from sexual assault related PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Megan House

    Based on the statistical evidence listed above, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (2014) suggests sexual assault is becoming an epidemic in the United States. In regard to the statistical evidence, Bates (2014) believes that sexual trauma is better resolved with the aid of counseling or...

  9. Dogs2DogTags

    We create an opportunity to save shelter dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post-combat stress and anxiety. There is no out of pocket cost for the veteran to receive a trained dog, and they gain a constant companion to help them cope with...

  10. Reins and Rainbows

    Reins and Rainbows, INC. serves children, youth, adults, and families by providing emotional and behavioral support through experiential learning and cognitive behavioral therapy.Assisted by equine partners who provide stability and unconditional regard, a safe and supportive environment is...

  11. Thinking about cats or dogs provides relief from social rejection

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, C. M., Hengy, S. M., McConnell, A. R.

    Past research shows that anthropomorphizing animals and non-human objects is correlated with unmet social needs (e.g., loneliness), and momentary feelings of social rejection can be soothed by thinking about a pet or by having a dog nearby. The current work tested whether thinking of names for...

  12. Equine-Facilitated Group Work for Women Survivors of Interpersonal Violence

    | Contributor(s):: Schroeder, Katy, Stroud, Daniel

  13. Morbidity and mortality in reptiles presented to a wildlife care facility in Central Illinois

    | Contributor(s):: Rivas, Anne E., Allender, Matthew C., Mitchell, Mark, Whittington, Julia K.

  14. The Impact of Animals and Nature for Children and Youth with Trauma Histories A Neurodevelopmental Theory

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    | Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona, Gail Courtenage

  15. Distribution, complications, and outcome of footpad injuries in pet and military working dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Hansen, L. A., Hazenfield, K. M., Olea-Popelka, F., Smeak, D. D.

    This study reports the findings of 120 traumatic pad injuries in pet and military dogs. Most dogs (68%) presented with a laceration to a thoracic limb footpad, and one-third of dogs were middle-aged castrated males. Metacarpal pads were most commonly injured. Short-term complications were noted...

  16. Protocol for expert report on animal welfare in case of companion animal cruelty suspicion

    | Contributor(s):: Hammerschmidt, J., Molento, C. F. M.

    Animal welfare expert reports may support court decisions when animal abuse or maltreatment is suspected. The objective of this work is to adapt animal welfare assessment protocols to identify companion animal abuse. The proposed protocol includes four indicator categories: nutritional, comfort,...

  17. A critical review of horse-related risk: a research agenda for safer mounts, riders and equestrian cultures

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    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., McGreevy, P., McManus, P.

    While the importance of improving horse-related safety seems self-evident, no comprehensive study into understanding or reducing horse-related risk has been undertaken. In this paper, we discuss four dimensions of horse-related risk: the risk itself, the horse, the rider and the culture in which...

  18. Inroads into equestrian safety: rider-reported factors contributing to horse-related accidents and near misses on Australian roads

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    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., Matthews, C.

    Horse riding and horse-related interactions are inherently dangerous. When they occur on public roads, the risk profile of equestrian activities is complicated by interactions with other road users. Research has identified speed, proximity, visibility, conspicuity and mutual misunderstanding as...

  19. A cross-sectional study of horse-related injuries in veterinary and animal science students at an Australian university

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    | Contributor(s):: Riley, C. B., Liddiard, J. R., Thompson, K.

    Specific estimates of the risk of horse-related injury (HRI) to university students enrolled in veterinary and animal sciences have not been reported. This study aimed to determine the risk of student HRI during their university education, the nature and management of such injuries. A...

  20. Proactive management of the equine athlete

    | Contributor(s):: Rogers, C. W., Bolwell, C. F., Gee, E. K.

    Across many equestrian disciplines the median competition career of a horse is relatively short. One of the major reasons for short career length is musculoskeletal injury and a consistent variable is the trainer effect. There are significant opportunities within equestrian sport for a holistic...