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  1. Can dogs teach us to be more human? | Shirin Merchant | TEDxDharavi

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    Shirin Merchant is a canine evangelist. Founder of Canines Can Care, Shirin is dedicated towards canine training & counselling. She advocates the role of dogs in our society and talks about her experiences with dogs which will change your view of the man’s best friend. Shirin Merchant...

  2. Nature's disease detectives: animals | James Logan | TEDxLondon

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    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....

  3. Terapias realizadas con perros | Miguel de Prado | TEDxGijon

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    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...

  4. What I Learned About Respect from Horses | Connie Crawford | TEDxBrownU

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    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...

  5. Inspired by Horses: Finding Your Sweet Spot in Life | Jonathan Field | TEDxSanJuanIsland

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    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...

  6. Trained Rats are Detecting Tuberculosis and Saving Lives | Georgies Mgode | TEDxKenmoreSquare

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    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...

  7. How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan

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    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...

  8. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

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    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...

  9. Rhea and the plight of pachyderms | Rhea Lopez | TEDxStXaviersMumbai

    The life of a performing elephant is cruel. Despite the ban on animal performances in circuses, elephants are forced to perform illegally, continue to be beaten or they are kept chained up and endure poor care. The ex-circus elephant Rhea’s life was no different. After spending 53 years as...

  10. ¿Y si hacemos turismo con llamas? | Alejandra Arias-Stella | TEDxTukuy

    Antes de la conquista del Perú, las llamas eran el animal de carga por excelencia. Sin embargo, con la llegada de los españoles y la reducción de la población nativa, las llamas fueron reemplazadas por las mulas y los caballos. En esta charla, Alejandra Arias,...

  11. Using dogs in urban pest control | Deanna Kjorlien | TEDxMSJC

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    Using dogs to find bed bugs or to confirm that bed bugs have been killed can drastically reduce the amount of pesticides sprayed. This is a small but significant step in helping our environment, not to mention it helps us, “Sleep tight at night.”Deanna Kjorlien, President of Green Dog...

  12. The importance of our nation's military working dogs: Lisa Phillips at TEDxSanAntonio

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    In this talk, Lisa educates us about the importance of our nation’s military working dogs (MWDs), and how we can honor them and support them while on active duty and in retirement.Lisa Phillips was born and raised in Connecticut, and relocated to Texas after joining the Army in 2001 as a...

  13. Right Under Our Noses- Dogs are Saving the World: Megan Parker at TEDxBozeman

    Dogs have amazing olfactory abilities which we are just learning to understand. Conservation detection dogs find rare samples which are nearly impossible to collect otherwise. Working Dogs for Conservation trains dogs to find weeds in Montana, moon bears in China, cheetahs in Zambia or the Cross...

  14. Canine Connections: Mike Dowling at TEDxNapaValley

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    Marine Corps Sergeant Mike Dowling talks about Canine Connections, the connection between a Military Dog Handler and his dog, Sergeant Rex, as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2012 "Connected" event. Born in Berkeley California and raised in the Bay Area, Mike Dowling is a former U.S. Marine...

  15. A Journey with Dogs: Michelle Phillips at TEDxWhitehorse

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    Michelle was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. Together with her partner Ed Hopkins she runs a kennel of 55 sled dogs, along with two golden retrievers, two cats and some fish. With her dog team she has run six Yukon Quests and three Iditarods.