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  1. Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of hippotherapy and related equine-assisted therapies on motor capabilities in children with cerebral palsy

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    | Contributor(s):: Martin Häusler, Nicole Heussen

    Background Equine-assisted treatments of the motor system appear to have an effect on the neuromuscular system and aim to improve the pathological condition of children with cerebral palsy. Hippotherapy is a distinct form of equine-assisted therapy where certified physiotherapists use the...

  2. Illegal Wildlife Hunting and Trade in Southern Belize: An Assessment of Impacts and Drivers

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    | Contributor(s):: Blakely Rice

    The use of wildlife as a resource is a common practice in all countries around the world, however, illegal activities are contributing to various environmental and social altercations amongst the involved communities and individuals, both directly and indirectly. This has led to the generalized...

  3. The Importance of Establishing Assistance Animal Policies in your Library

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    | Contributor(s):: Maureen Rust, Mary Wise

    Many library employees do not understand fully the laws and rules regarding service animals and the rights of persons with disabilities who work with service animals. Employees do not necessarily know the differences between service animals, therapy animals, and emotional support animals. It is...

  4. Compassionate Paws International

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    Compassionate Paws International looks to support and fund animal welfare work/projects in areas where resources are limited.  There are countless organisations and community groups who work tirelessly to do extraordinarily impactful work for suffering street animals but often don’t...

  5. Scavengers of the In-between: Feminist Ruminations on Dogs, Love, and Pragmatism

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    | Contributor(s):: Catherine Bailey

    Western philosophy’s frequent conflation and denigration of animals, human others, embodiment and emotions has been powerfully documented over the past many decades. I explore the impact of this fear and loathing of the body, a somatophobia that infects much of the Western...

  6. U.S. Kennels Incorporated​

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    U.S. Kennels Incorporated is a 501(c3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide service dogs for disabled Veterans at no cost. All of the veterans we help suffer from a variety of service-related disabilities. Our program delivers support to our veterans while saving the lives of...

  7. PAWS-abilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Taylor Davis, Madelyn Day, Kendall DuLaney, Jordanne Howard, Cierra Monroe, Jordan Tapp

    PAWS-abilities is our non-profit business idea. Our goal for PAWS-abilities is to provide a safe environment for local stray dogs and rehabilitate them to become service or therapy dogs in the future. The trainers will be local inmates who have passed a strict screening process to ensure the...

  8. Wildlife viewing in Colorado : a review and synthesis of existing data

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    | Contributor(s):: Jerry J. Vaske, Karen Wittmann, Tara V. Williams, Karen Hardesty, Linda Sikorowski

  9. Human Attitude toward Reptiles: A Relationship between Fear, Disgust, and Aesthetic Preferences

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    | Contributor(s):: Markéta Janovcová, Silvie Rádlová, Jakub Polák, Kristýna Sedláˇcková, Šárka Peléšková, Barbora Žampachová, Daniel Frynta, Eva Landová

    Focusing on one group of animals can bring interesting results regarding our attitudes toward them and show the key features that our evaluation of such animals is based on. Thus, we designed a study of human perception of all reptiles focusing on the relationship between perceived fear,...

  10. Pigeons and Humans Time Miscued Intervals

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    | Contributor(s):: Shrinidhi Subramaniam

    Cues signaling time to reinforcer availability can be highly informative, somewhat informative, or uninformative of the specific time to reinforcement. The purpose of this series of studies was to characterize the functional relation between miscues and pigeon and human response patterns in a...

  11. For the Want of a Horse the Rider Was Lost

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    | Contributor(s):: Terry A. Messmer

    This is the editors commentary.

  12. Behavioural Plasticity by Eastern Grey Kangaroos in Response to Human Behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Caitlin M. Austin, Daniel Ramp

    Sharing landscapes with humans is an increasingly fraught challenge for wildlife across the globe. While some species benefit from humans by exploiting novel opportunities (e.g., provision of resources or removal of competitors or predators), many wildlife experience harmful effects, either...

  13. Hair Cortisol in Sheltered Cows and Its Association with Other Welfare Indicators

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    | Contributor(s):: Arvind Sharma, Govindhaswamy Umapathy, Vinod Kumar, Clive J. C. Phillips

    India, the country with the largest population of dairy cows in the world, has a policy of retiring abandoned and non-lactating cows in shelters, but the level of provision for their welfare in these shelters is unclear. Cows in 54 shelters across India were assessed for historic evidence of...

  14. Validation of Application SuperDuplicates (AS) Enumeration Tool for Free-Roaming Dogs (FRD) in Urban Settings of Panchkula Municipal Corporation in North India

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    | Contributor(s):: Harish Kumar Tiwari, Ian D. Robertson, Mark O’Dea, Jully Gogoi-Tiwari, Pranav Panvalkar, Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Abi Tamim Vanak

    A cost-effective estimation of the number of free-roaming dogs is an essential prerequisite for the control of rabies in countries where the disease is endemic, as vaccination of at least 70% of the population is recommended to effectively control the disease. Although estimating the population...

  15. Understanding Organizational Trust of Zoos and Aquariums

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    | Contributor(s):: Shelley J. Rank, John Voiklis, Rupanwita Gupta, John R. Fraser, Kate Flinner

    Zoos and aquariums (ZAs) play a pivotal role in wildlife conservation, including educating the public. Nevertheless, media depictions of ZAs that emphasize animal captivity may erode public trust. We report on the first systematic survey of organizational trust in ZAs, contrasting how people...

  16. Designing Features for Fido: What Makes Animal-Computer Interaction So Different From Human-Computer Interaction?

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    | Contributor(s):: Jaana Lehtonen

    Lehtonen, Jaana Designing Features for Fido: What Makes Animal-Computer Interaction So Dif-ferent From Human-Computer Interaction? Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä, 2013, 21 p. Information Systems Science, Bachelor’s thesis Supervisor: Kuparinen, Liisa...

  17. How Service Dogs Enhance Veterans' Occupational Performance in the Home: A Qualitative Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Terry K. Crowe, Mylinh T. Nguyen, Brenda G. Tryon, Stephanie Barger, Victoria Sanchez

    Background: This qualitative study explored the lives of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how the partnerships with their service dogs supported improved occupational performance in their...

  18. Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Flint

    Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...

  19. Assessment of Vaccine-Induced Immunity Against Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis

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    | Contributor(s):: Javier Moreno

    Canine visceral leishmaniasis is an increasingly important public health problem. Dogs infected by Leishmania infantum are the main domestic reservoir of the parasite and play a key role in its transmission to humans. Recent findings have helped in the development of novel diagnostic...

  20. 1st Responder Canine (FRK9)

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    1St Responder Canine (FRK9) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides purpose bred Service Dogs to First Responders that have incurred life altering injuries to include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries...