This research on the horse-human bond and how EAAT positively affects both humans and horses during these types of therapy sessions is critical information for both equine and human mental health, and the insurance industry. This proposed 8-week research trial will examine equine and human health during the EAAT treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for U.S. Veterans within New Jersey. This research will be the scientific study needed to engage the insurance industry in considering this modality as a coverable therapy for PTSD.
The Rutgers Equine Science Center is recognized locally and globally as the primary resource for everything equine. Our mission includes educating students, stakeholders, and the public; training advocates for equine and other agricultural industries; finding solutions through science-based inquiry, and exploring the relationship between horses and humans. In 2001 the center set a course to become the first-call resource for equine health and management in the United States and internationally. With a team geared to deliver excellent science, applicable to both animal and human health, we have done just that.
Your gift will assist in funding things like laboratory equipment and supplies, expenses incurred by the veterans participating in the study, as well as support for the Ph.D. candidate and undergraduate student assistants.