Case Study: Horse Drawn Carriages in Philadelphia
| Contributor(s):: Bibi Khan, Michael Jones, Hamid Bertal, Regina Tendayi
Hypothesis Horse & Carriage ride business is not sustainable. Supply & Demand: Awareness of inhumane treatment of carriage horses will lead to the decline of demand for the rides which leads to decline in revenue. This is not sustainable.
Risk Factors for Transport-Related Problem Behaviors in Horses: A New Zealand Survey
| Contributor(s):: Barbara Padalino, Chris W. Rogers, Danielle Guiver, Janis P. Bridges, Christopher B. Riley
Transport-related problem behaviors (TRPBs) are common in horses and can cause injury to both the horses and their handlers. This study aimed to identify possible risk factors for TRPBs to inform approaches to mitigate TRPBs incidence and enhance horse welfare. An online cross-sectional survey...
The Dog in the Middle Ages
| Contributor(s):: Luisa Barbano
Radiographic Identification of Osseous Cyst- Like Lesions in the Distal Phalanx in 22 Lame Thoroughbred Horses Managed Conservatively and Their Racing Performance
| Contributor(s):: Vanessa G. Peter, Thomas A. O'Keeffe, Lewis C. R. Smith, Daniela Schweizer-Gorgas
Reasons for performing study: To investigate the racing performance of Thoroughbred horses with osseous cyst-like lesions (OCLLs) in the distal phalanx causing lameness and treated conservatively. Objectives: To assess horses’ ability to race and perform after radiographic identification...
Nature's disease detectives: animals | James Logan | TEDxLondon
| Contributor(s):: James Logan
Could the solution to one of the world’s biggest killers already exist in nature? Professor James Logan answers this question, by demonstrating a surprising new way we can help diagnose and stop the spread of malaria, with help from animals. Animals are nature’s disease detectives....
Terapias realizadas con perros | Miguel de Prado | TEDxGijon
| Contributor(s):: Miguel de Prado
La actuación de las unidades caninas salvan muchas vidas. Su adiestramiento les permite en comunión con su monitor, localizar personas perdidas y ayudar en rescates. Pero también actúan como ayuda en terapias de recuperación. Miguel de Prado nos cuenta su...
What I Learned About Respect from Horses | Connie Crawford | TEDxBrownU
| Contributor(s):: Connie Crawford
Connie Crawford is a lifelong horsewoman. She practices Tom Dorrance’s approach to working with horses. Connie teaches and directs theatre at Brown University. She studied acting with Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis and has performed in theaters across America. Connie connects across species. She...
Inspired by Horses: Finding Your Sweet Spot in Life | Jonathan Field | TEDxSanJuanIsland
| Contributor(s):: Jonathan Field
During the past 20 Jonathan Field has been speaking and handling horses while teaching large groups of people to understand the nature of the horse. Participants quickly come to realize it's more about teaching the humans and helping them through their blocks than it is about the horse. By...
Trained Rats are Detecting Tuberculosis and Saving Lives | Georgies Mgode | TEDxKenmoreSquare
| Contributor(s):: Georgies Mgode
Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one global killer by an infectious disease. In Tanzania, a team is embracing an innovative and efficient method to speed up the diagnosis of TB that involves integrating super-sniffer rats to quickly identify patients. These trained rats are helping to save...
Sosiaalipedagogisen hevostoiminnan opas erityisryhmille : Pientallin perehdyttämisopas
| Contributor(s):: Sanni Piironen
Toiminnallisen opinnäytetyöni tarkoituksena oli luoda perehdyttämisopas Pientallille. Oppaan avulla asiakkaat pääsevät perehtymään paremmin Pientallin toimintaan, joka toimii sosiaalipedagogista hevostoimintaa ajatellen. Toiminnan ollessa vielä melko...
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How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan
What if we could diagnose some of the world's deadliest diseases by the smells our bodies give off? In a fascinating talk and live demo, biologist James Logan introduces Freya, a malaria-sniffing dog, to show how we can harness the awesome powers of animal scent to detect chemical...
The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo
| Contributor(s):: Angela Moe
Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...
The Emergence of Animal Management in the Southern Levant
| Contributor(s):: Natalie D. Munro, Guy Bar-Oz, Jacqueline S. Meier, Lidar Sapir-Hen, Mary C. Stiner, Reuven Yeshurun
Our compilation of zooarchaeological data from a series of important archaeological sites spanning the Epipaleolithic through Pre-Pottery Neolithic B periods in the Mediterranean Hills of the southern Levant contributes to major debates about the beginnings of ungulate management in Southwest...
Animal Assisted Play Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Risë VanFleet, Tracie Faa-Thompson
Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ is the culmination of the authors' combined 75 years of experience working with animals as a part of their therapeutic practice. Professional practitioners, as well as the paraprofessionals who work in tandem with them, will find this book of enormous...
Earliest evidence for equid bit wear in the ancient Near East: The "ass" from Early Bronze Age Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel
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| Contributor(s):: Haskel J. Greenfield, Itzhaq Shai, Tina L. Greenfield, Elizabeth R. Arnold, Annie Brown, Adi Eliyahu, Aren M. Maeir
Analysis of a sacrificed and interred domestic donkey from an Early Bronze Age (EB) IIIB (c. 2800–2600 BCE) domestic residential neighborhood at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel, indicate the presence of bit wear on the Lower Premolar 2 (LPM2). This is the earliest evidence for the use of a...
Working Dogs Drinking a Nutrient-Enriched Water Maintain Cooler Body Temperature and Improved Pulse Rate Recovery After Exercise
| Contributor(s):: Brian M. Zanghi, Patrick J. Robbins, Meghan T. Ramos, Cynthia M. Otto
Exercise-related physiological changes were evaluated in hydrated, exercise-conditioned working dogs with free access to tap water (TW) with or without a nutrient-enriched water supplement (NW). Physiological samples and measures were collected before and after work-related field tasks in a...
Identifying and Resolving End of Session Cues in Substance Detection Canine Training
| Contributor(s):: Jan Topoleski, Craig A. Schlutz, Wynn G. Warren
When training and working a substance detection canine, a trained final response should be performed immediately upon recognition of odor (Generally, a 1–3 s window is preferred within our detection practices). Typical canine training places much emphasis on planning and setting up...
Behavior Differences Between Search-and-Rescue and Pet Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Hare, Kathleen M. Kelsey, James A. Serpell, Cynthia M. Otto
Behavioral traits such as trainability, fearlessness, and energy are required for dogs to succeed as search-and-rescue (SAR) dogs. Certification by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ensures that dogs and handlers have extensive training and have demonstrated specific skills in the...
A Systematic Review of the Reliability and Validity of Behavioural Tests Used to Assess Behavioural Characteristics Important in Working Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Karen Brady, Nina Cracknell, Helen Zulch, Daniel Simon Mills
Background: Working dogs are selected based on predictions from tests that they will be able to perform specific tasks in often challenging environments. However, withdrawal from service in working dogs is still a big problem, bringing into question the reliability of the selection tests...