Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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CHARLOTTETOWN. x-14s. It's not unusual for patients at a P-E-I palliative care facility to look out their windows and see a familiar horse staring back at them. Billy the Norwegian Fjord horse visits the Provincial Palliative Care Facility in Charlottetown weekly as part of a unique equine-assisted therapy program. Peter Howatt, manager of centre, says the excitement can be felt throughout the entire facility when Billy arrives each week.

("...bonded, connected.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: A two-pronged research project is looking at how Billy's visits affect palliative patients, and Billy himself.

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