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Assessing Pet Rabbit Welfare Based on General Discussion on Human-Animal Relationship
| Contributor(s):: Yufei Ren
Pets are popular worldwide, and more than half of human population keep pets. Cats and dogs have the highest percentage of being kept in households, and the population of rabbits is about one-tenth of cats or dogs. Humans’ love for pets can be dated back to Holocene when humans started to...
Using Feminist Theories to Explore Human-animal Relationships: Pigeons in the City
| Contributor(s):: Yue Yin
The unequal human-animal relationships regard human beings as superior to other species. They exit in various kinds of human-animal interactions (i.e. our consumption of animal products, and our use of animals as tools or entertainment). This human-dominant relationship is the result of the...
Guide dog ownership and psychological well-being
| Contributor(s):: Cindy Wiggett
This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership from a psychological point of view. The research was explorative in nature and employed two historically distinct methodologies of enquiry (both quantitative and qualitative). This explorative study relied on a very comprehensive...
Lessons from Listening to Horses | Lucinda Vette | TEDxOshkosh
| Contributor(s):: Lucinda Vette
The story of Cimarron, a former drug-running horse turned "teacher," illustrates the evolving role of the horse/human bond; and provides an inspiring framework for living and leading effectively, and from the heart, in an interconnected world. Lucinda Vette, an Oshkosh native,...
Effects of Affiliative Human–Animal Interaction on Dog Salivary and Plasma Oxytocin and Vasopressin
| Contributor(s):: Evan MacLean, Laurence R Gesquiere, Nancy R Gee, Kerinne Levy, W Lance Martin, C Sue Carter
Oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) are neuropeptides with diverse effects on social behavior, cognition and stress responses. Recent studies suggest that OT facilitates and responds to affiliative forms of human–animal interaction (HAI). However, previous studies measuring OT and AVP in...
Foster parenting, human imprinting and conventional handling affects survival and early weight of ostrich chicks
| Contributor(s):: MD Wang, SWP Cloete, K Dzama, M Bonato, IA Malecki
The effects of human imprinting and foster parenting by adult ostriches on the survival and growth performance of ostrich chicks were compared to conventional chick-rearing practices in two separate experiments. In the first experiment, the growth rate and survival of chicks imprinted onto...
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association is a registered volunteer-based charity that provides medically-approved therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy treatments for children and adults of varying abilities. Since 1983, the goal of VTEA has been to enhance the quality of life for our...
Cats, Dogs, and Cyborgs: Transcending the Human-Animal Divide in Contemporary Japanese Literature
| Contributor(s):: Tyran Clement Grillo
Cats, Dogs, and Cyborgs: Transcending the Human-Animal Divide in Contemporary Japanese Literature blurs the binary between humans and non-humans, as represented in the torrent of relevant literature that has saturated Japan’s popular markets since the archipelago underwent a so-called...
African snakes: myths debunked | Marcel van Driel | TEDxLusaka
| Contributor(s):: Marcel van Driel
There are many myths about African snakes. In this talk, Marcel addresses the three most important ones by using logic and common sense. This talk was recorded at TEDxLusaka 2019: The power of togetherness held on 1st June 2019 at the NIPA Convention Centre. Marcel van Driel is a passionate...
Den gode herdens vallhund. Konfirmanders och medarbetares erfarenheter av hundens medverkan i konfirmationen
| Contributor(s):: Tova Mortensen
In John 10:11, Jesus proclaims “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The shepherd dog’s main mission is to assist the shepherd in driving the livestock in a desired direction. Can the church likewise, with help from dogs, lead human...
Ecotourism and Human-Bear Relations in Ontario: Working for Multispecies Respect and Economic Sustainability
| Contributor(s):: Victoria Readings
Relations between northern Ontario’s human communities and black bears have often been violent, and hunting is promoted for economic and “safety” reasons. The Ontario spring bear hunt was previously banned but was recently reinstated, compounding concerns about human-bear...
Urban Animal Management: a naturalistic perspective
| Contributor(s):: David William Paxton
The thesis uses a naturalistic perspective derived from Darwin’s theory of the origin of species by natural selection to propose that human beings and dogs co-evolved in an interdependent relationship which needs to be taken into account by makers of public policies about urban dogs. An...
"When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Boyd
The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...
Eläinavusteinen työskentely lastensuojelun avohuollon tukitoimena : Havaintoja lasten sosiaalisista taidoista ja tunnetaidoista Voimaa laumasta -tiimin eläinavusteisessa harrastusryhmässä
| Contributor(s):: Lotta Korhonen
Tämän eläinavusteisen opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli toteuttaa terapeuttista harrastustoimintaa alle 10-vuotiaille lastensuojelun avohuollon asiakkaille. Kolmelle lapselle järjestettiin 7 kertaa toimintaa, kerran viikossa. Työtä tehtiin...
Factors of potential influence on different behavioural tests in fattening pigs
| Contributor(s):: Mieloch, F. J., Nietfeld, S., Straßburg, C., Krieter, J., Grosse Beilage, E., Czycholl, I.
Evaluating changes in salivary oxytocin and cortisol following positive reinforcement training in two adult male western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
| Contributor(s):: Leeds, A., Good, J., Schook, M. W., Dennis, P. M., Stoinski, T. S., Willis, M. A., Lukas, K. E.
Paws for Thought: The Importance of Dogs in a Seniors Social Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Elisa Maria Concetta Papotto, Jessica Lee Oliva Dr
As Australia faces an aging population with an unprecedented life expectancy, it is the community’s obligation to ensure seniors are offered resources to support their well-being. Studies investigating loneliness in aged-care facilities attest to the therapeutic properties of dogs for...
Dances of the Heart: Connecting with Animals | Sally Morgan | TEDxEasthamptonWomen
| Contributor(s):: Sally Morgan
Sally Morgan and Tristan Corgi will teach us the value of communicating with our four-legged friends. Noted author and animal, Sally has spent a lifetime honoring the relationships we share with the pets in our lives. Sally Morgan PT CST, teacher, speaker and author of the Amazon bestseller...