Veterans Affairs Department Study on PTSD Service Dogs
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The Veterans Affairs Department will be resuming its study on the effectiveness of service dogs assistance to veterans suffering from PTSD. Currently the VA provides support and veterinary...
Aging service dogs can pose problems
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“Stars and Stripes” has an article about a veteran, Alexis Courneen, whose service dog (Sooner) has, after needing a second surgery, highlighted some of the difficulties that arise with...
Grants from the Horses & Humans Research Foundation
The Horses & Humans Research Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 research grant to study the effects of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on young men with PTSD. The study is being led by...
Warrior Canine Connection receives $750,000 DoD grant to research effects of HAB on those with PTSD
The Warrior Canine Connection, a group dedicated to rehabilitating veterans with PTSD and other psychological disorders through animal interaction, recently received a $750,000 grant from the...
US Department of Defense Offering $100 Million to Fund PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury Research
The United States Department of Defense is making over $100 million available for research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain...
VA Updates Rules for Providing Disabled Veterans with Service Animals
The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently amended its regulations to expand benefits regarding the acquisition and use of service dogs for veterans suffering from disabilities. This Federal...