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  1. Serum Cortisol Concentrations and Behavior Assessment as Tools for Evaluating Stress in Horses Used in Therapeutic or University Riding Programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Shikun Chen

    Stress is known to have a negative impact on the health and well-being of animals. Physiological and behavioral changes offer objective and easy to use methods of evaluating stress in horses. However, there are limited studies showing a relationship between changes in stress-related behavior...

  2. An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Schimming, Dena

  3. Counselor Experiences with Clients Who Bring Emotional Support Animals to Sessions

    | Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Jennifer

  4. Factors That Influence the Development of Interprofessional Education and One Health for Medical, Veterinary and Dual Degree Public Health Students at an Offshore Medical School

    | Contributor(s):: Roopnarine, Rohini

  5. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Intervention on Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Well-Being: Insights from Occupational Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kivlen, Christine A.

  6. When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?

    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.

  7. Injury History in the Collegiate Equestrian Athlete: Part II: Head, Upper and Lower Extremities

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael L. Pilato, Timothy Henry, Drussila Malavase

    Purpose: Equestrian sports are known to have a high risk and rate of injury. While there is injury data available on acute injuries in the equestrian population, it is of a general nature. Within that data appears to be a lack of information on the collegiate equestrian athlete. Thus, the...

  8. Human- Animal Interaction to Support Well- Being at University: Experiences of Undergraduate Students in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Aliya Khalid, Anne Rogers, Emily Vicary, Helen Brooks

    In the context of increasing concerns about student mental health and the therapeutic value of companion animals for mental health, there is limited understanding of the potential contribution of human- animal interaction in relation to undergraduate well- being. This study aimed to develop an...

  9. Rethinking One Health, Part 2

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson

    In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.

  10. Attitude towards and Interest in Dog-Assisted Interventions of Students in Higher Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Cathrin Rothkopf, Theresa Stark, Silke Schworm

    The mental health of students is a critical issue facing institutions of higher education, as a majority of college and university students report suffering from stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that interacting with animals can enhance the mental health. Consequently, animal-assisted...

  11. Voices of NGOs Supporting the First Master's Degree Program in Ethology and Human-Animal Interactions in Romania: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Rusu, A. S., Criste, A. D., Dezmirean, D. S.

  12. Exploring Dog-Assisted Interventions in Higher Education: Students' Attitudes and Perceived Effects on Well-Being

    | Contributor(s):: Rothkopf, C., Schworm, S.

  13. Roaming the Campus: University Stakeholders’ Perceptions of, and Interactions with, Campus Cats and Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Izaguirre, Eliza Ruiz, Montiel, David Oseguera

  14. Federal, state, and institutional regulations regarding a nursing student with a service animal

    | Contributor(s):: Shilling, S. D., Lucas, L., Silbert-Flagg, J., Nolan, M. T.

  15. Traveling with Beau: My 34-Day Trip to a Deeper Understanding of One Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 1, Dr. Smith provides background on the 10,000 mile trip he took to Alaska with his dog named Beau in 2007. During this long journey, valuable insights are gained into One Health and an understanding of the human-animal bond that changed his whole outlook on veterinary medicine.

  16. Do Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Mount a Cortisol Response in Response to Training?

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    | Contributor(s):: van Houtert, E. A. E., Endenburg, N., Rodenburg, T. B., Vermetten, E.

    Only a few studies have investigated the welfare of animals participating in animal-assisted interventions (AAIs). Most of these studies focus on dogs in therapeutic settings. There are, however, also dogs-service dogs-that are employed to continuously support a single human. Because the...

  17. How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes Toward Nonhuman Animals: The Japanese Case

    | Contributor(s):: Su, B. T., Koda, N., Martens, P.

  18. College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.

  19. Dogs on Campus Holistic Assessment of Therapy Dogs and Handlers for Research and Community Initiatives

    | Contributor(s):: Binfet, J. T., Struik, K.

  20. Animals on Campus and in the Workplace

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    | Contributor(s):: Ian Allen, Ruth Carlton-Appleton, Brett Lohoefener

    Animals on campus are becoming a hot button issue for students, faculty, and staff. Iowa State University staff members Brett Lohoefener (University Counsel), Ian Allen (Student Disability Resources), and Ruth Carlton-Appleton (University Human Resources) will present information on the...