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Service Dogs For Veterans

November 18, 2020

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has launched a new virtual lecture series, sponsored by IDEXX. The series will feature varying topics that are centered around research on the health benefits of the human-animal bond and the importance of veterinary medicine in strengthening human-animal bonds.

The first lecture, which is set to launch on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, will focus on the efficacy of service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will feature Marguerite E. O’Haire, Ph.D., associate professor at Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. O’Haire will discuss her published study, “Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans,” and her ongoing research on the impacts of a service dog as a complementary treatment for veterans with PTSD.

“The IDEXX Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series highlights pivotal research on the health benefits of the human-animal bond and the importance of veterinary medicine in strengthening human-animal bonds,” officials said in a statement.

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