Cocreating guide dog partnerships: dog training and interdependence in 1930s America
Contributor(s):: Pemberton, N.
Dispelling the myths of animal-assisted care
Brief unstructured interaction with a dog reduces distress
Contributor(s):: Crossman, M. K., Kazdin, A. E., Knudson, K.
In 2013, 11% of the US population experienced serious psychological distress. This problem of psychological distress is exacerbated in colleges and universities, where more than half of students report experiencing moderate to severe depression. In spite of the prevalence of this psychological...
Contributor(s):: Alessandra Bacci
Abstract"A cat is a cat, and that's all" (English popular saying). Literature, poetry always open eyes where, usually, we would look not, for example the world of the other animals, sometimes close together “as if ...”; but we know - at least - that what...
Contributor(s):: Samuels, Christina A.
Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program
Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...
Local insects as flagship species to promote nature conservation? A survey among primary school children on their attitudes toward invertebrates
Contributor(s):: Schlegel, J., Breuer, G., Rupf, R.
Flagship species play an important role in promoting nature conservation. However, although the significance of invertebrates in biodiversity and ecosystem services is undisputed, they are rarely used as flagship species. A focused approach to better understand the drivers of differences in...
Public knowledge of, and attitudes to, frogs in Colombia
Contributor(s):: Jimenez, J. N., Lindemann-Matthies, P.
People's response to the decline of biodiversity and their support for conservation measures depends on their knowledge of biodiversity and their attitudes to local species. This study is one of the first to investigate public knowledge of, and attitudes to, frogs in South America. We chose two...
The Ideological Use of Animals in Schoolbooks (in Croatian)
Contributor(s):: Polic, Rajka
The role of zoos in modern society - a comparison of zoos' reported priorities and what visitors believe they should be
Contributor(s):: Roe, K., McConney, A., Mansfield, C. F.
Modern zoos are required to fulfill a growing number of responsibilities including scientific research, wildlife conservation, public recreation, and education. With so many roles and responsibilities and limited funds, zoos have to prioritize their activities in relation to their own specified...
At Animals 2U our mission is to provide a unique, fun, educational and engaging animal experience in a supervised, supportive, and caring environment. All of our animals are friendly and have been hand raised at our farm. Our mobile animal farm is suitable for all occasions and all ages, offering...
Does the Animal Fun program improve motor performance in children aged 4–6 years?
Contributor(s):: Piek, J. P., McLaren, S., Kane, R., Jensen, L., Dender, A., Roberts, C., Rooney, R., Packer, T., Straker, L.
Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children
Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.
In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...
Effects of 2 training methods on stress-related behaviors of the dog ( Canis familiaris) and on the dog-owner relationship
Contributor(s):: Deldalle, S., Gaunet, F.
Instrumental learning plays an important role in dog-human interactions. The recent demand for pet dog training has resulted in the development of various training methods. The present exploratory study aims to compare the effects of 2 training methods on both the behavioral welfare of the dog...
Randomized trial examines effects of equine facilitated learning on adolescents' basal cortisol levels
Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Smith, A. N., Roeter, S. M.
Although equine facilitated programs have gained in popularity over the last decade, virtually nothing is known about the causal effects of equine facilitated interventions on human development and well-being. Researchers conducted a randomized trial to determine the effects of an 11-week equine...
Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association
The members of mvPTa provide Animal Assisted Therapy services to individuals in many facilities throughout the Greater Miami Valley area. There are over 125 active pet therapy teams in the mvPTa. Teams are typically made up of a pet and their owner, (dogs, rabbits, cats, and hand-held pets)....
A Place of Healing (cover story)
| Contributor(s):: Hubbard, Jennifer
A survey of veterinarians in the US: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues
| Contributor(s):: Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P. D., Roof, K. W.
A stressful aspect of veterinary medicine is the euthanasia of animals, especially companion animals. The veterinarian must relate to both the suffering animal and the grieving client. An objective of this project was to assess veterinarians' need for training on how to help themselves and their...
An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department
| Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.