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  1. Regulatory Compliance in Online Dog Advertisements in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Ana Goncalves Costa, Torben Nielsen, Eleonora Dal Grande, Jonathan Tuke, Susan Hazel

    In Australia, each state and territory authority implements and enforces regulations regarding dog management—including the breeding and sale of dogs online—which is increasingly becoming the most popular method of obtaining pets. The aims for this study included: 1. Benchmarking...

  2. Koira mukaan töihin? : Hoitotyön menetelmien kehittäminen koira-avusteisesti organisaatiotasolla

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristiina Palmumaa

    Green Care-menetelmiä ja eläinavusteisuutta voidaan hyödyntää terveyden edistämisessä ja hoito-, kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyössä. Menetelmien käyttö edellyttää ammatillisuutta, kouluttautumista ja suunnitelmallisuutta, ja...

  3. An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Brian Gaston

    As of 2002, estimates of free-roaming domestic cat (Felis catus) populations exceeded 100 million individuals, throughout the United States. Many lost or abandoned cats will revert to living outdoors as free-roaming individuals. To try to control the abundance of free-roaming cats,...

  4. The Effects of Hippotherapy on Standing Balance in Patients with Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Bo-Ra Choi, Ju-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Uk Lee, Junghwan Kim

    The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of hippotherapy on standing balance in patients with incomplete cervical spinal cord injuries. Ten patients (8 men and 2 women) who were diagnosed with cervical levels of injury between 3 and 6, and D according to the ASIA Impairment Scale....

  5. Discrepancy Between In-clinic and Haemagglutination-Inhibition Tests in Detecting Maternally-Derived Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus in Puppies

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    | Contributor(s):: Paola Dall’Ara, Stefania Lauzi, Joel Filipe, Roberta Caseri, Michela Beccaglia, Costantina Desario, Alessandra Cavalli, Giulio Guido Aiudi, Canio Buonavoglia, Nicola Decaro

    Canine parvovirus (CPV) is one of the most common causes of mortality in puppies worldwide. Protection against CPV infection is based on vaccination, but maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) can interfere with vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of an in-clinic...

  6. Editorial: Canine Olfactory Detection

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    | Contributor(s):: Claire Guest, Cynthia M. Otto

  7. Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses

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    | Contributor(s):: Melissa Glazer

    This study evaluates the use of a courthouse facility dog program as a testimonial aid for children and youth testifying in court to help reduce secondary trauma. Court officials’ perceptions of the use of a courthouse facility dog program were assessed through a structured interview and...

  8. The Integration of Choice Theory and Equine-Assisted Therapy within Adolescent Addiction Treatment

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    | Contributor(s):: William Leigh Atherton

    Adolescent substance use and misuse continues to rise in the United States of America. Psychological, behavioral, and physical health comorbid with substance use concerns is rising commensurate with illicit drug use. Traditional or standard treatment approaches have varying levels of efficacy,...

  9. Hounds Helping Heroes Heal

    Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...

  10. EmpoweRanch

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    EmpoweRanch provides educational and therapeutic outdoor recreation to improve quality of life for underserved communities in the Phoenix-metro area.

  11. Healing Winds

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    Crosswinds Stables is involved with Healing Winds, A Therapeutic Riding Center. We Have been involved in this program since 1989. Therapeutic riding is a combination of riding lessons, relaxation and play time. Therapeutic riding is now being recognized in the medical community, due to the...

  12. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population in Vadodara, India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    This report presents the detailed results from two additional surveys which HSI conducted in July and August 2017. Street dog surveys were conducted across all twelve wards in Vadodara using the methodology already implemented in 2014 to reassess the composition and sterilization rate in the...

  13. Familiarity and Use of Veterinary Services by US Resident Dog and Cat Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Courtney Bir, Mario Ortez, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Christopher A. Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, Frederic B. Ouedraogo

    Pet ownership, veterinary use, and beliefs regarding veterinary care were elicited through the use of a nationally representative survey of 997 U.S. residents. Fifty-one percent of respondents have or had a dog in the past five years and 37% have or had a cat in the past five years. Over ninety...

  14. João e César

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Quero apresentar um estudo de caso que vai encher seus olhos de lágrimas e mostrar aos meios científicos que realmente os animais são anjos e que eles têm uma história de vida, uma missão a cumprir junto com o humano que eles vieram encontrar na Terra.

  15. Animal-less homes

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    This is where my work completely diverges from what is called Stone Age activism or animal cause. Read and understand:

  16. Juan y César

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Quiero presentar un caso de estudio que les hará llorar y les mostrará a los círculos científicos que los animales realmente son ángeles y que tienen una historia de vida, una misión que cumplir junto con el ser humano que vinieron a buscar a la Tierra.

  17. Jean et César

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Je veux présenter une étude de cas qui vous fera monter les larmes aux yeux et montrer aux milieux scientifiques que les animaux sont vraiment des anges et qu'ils ont une histoire de vie, une mission à remplir avec l'humain qu'ils sont venus chercher sur Terre.

  18. John and Caesar

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira, Erasmo Francisco de Oliveira

    I want to present a case study that will bring tears to your eyes and show scientific circles that animals really are angels and that they have a life story, a mission to fulfill along with the human they came to Earth to find.

  19. International Society for Animal Assisted Therapy

    The International Society for Animal Assisted Therapy, ISAAT, is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to quality assurance in the practice of animal assisted interventions.ISAAT accredits curricula for continuing education for persons working in the field of animal assisted therapy,...

  20. Older Adults' Perspective: Exploring the Experience of Owning a Guide Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen

    Guide dogs have been shown to be an effective assistive device that can help older adults with low vision navigate their community and improve overall well-being. Despite vast research conducted on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited research exists on the facilitators and barriers of...