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  1. A Monarch's Best Friend: Dogs of Tudor England

    Contributor(s): Robert D. Franco

    The courtly pastimes of sixteenth-century Europe have received thorough analysis by scholars. However, some of the most prominent features of a European court were the pets that lived with nobles and courtiers. These animals have received little attention from historians, and the study of their...

  2. Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Pediatric Oncology Settings

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    Contributor(s): Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris

    Focus groups and interviews were conducted at three U.S. children’s hospitals to gain the perspectives of staff, parents of pediatric oncology patients, adolescent cancer survivors, and therapy dog handlers regarding the role of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunctive intervention for...

  3. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report

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    Since December 2011, the Pfizer Foundationand Zoetis have sponsored AmericanHumane Association (AHA) in developingand executing an innovative research study –the Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC)Study – to investigate the impact of animalassistedtherapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients,...

  4. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report Executive Summary

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    Since December 2011, Zoetis and the PfizerFoundation have sponsored American HumaneAssociation in developing and executing the Caninesand Childhood Cancer (CCC) Study to investigate theeffects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients, their families, and the therapy dogs...

  5. Housecats and the Theory of Domestication

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    Contributor(s): Heather Frigiola

    The history of feline-human companionship is not thoroughly understood. Nor is the theory of animal domestication fully agreed upon by scholars. The objective in the present commentary is threefold. The first is to review and critique the theory of animal domestication, favoring an evolutionary...

  6. Rewilding Education at the End of Nature

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    Contributor(s): A. G. Rud

    This article examines the educational and scientific need for a return to nature. The author lists three problems that stem from a disconnect with nature: scientific illiteracy, indifference due to alienation, and a tired and spent epistemology; he suggests "rewilding" curriculum and teaching...

  7. AnS 495 and 496A: European Perspectives on Farm Animal Welfare in England and Scotland

    Contributor(s): Anna K. Johnson, Lee H. Kilmer

    Concern about the welfare of domesticated animals has increased dramatically in the United States and across many other industrialized countries. The issues involved are complex, and there is widespread disagreement both as to the extent of human responsibilities toward animals and how those...

  8. Independent Study 490A: Reasons for Giving Up a Dog at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa

    Contributor(s): Shawna L. Weimer, Anna K. Johnson, Paula Sunday, Tom Colvin

    It is important that when an owner decides to relinquish their canine that the information provided on the forms are accurate and not conflicting in detail.Therefore, the objectives of this study were to (1) identify the top three issues for why a canine is relinquished, (2) report on the...

  9. Independent Study 490A: What Were the Reasons for Why Adopters Choose a Black Dog Over Other Colors?

    Contributor(s): Brittney A. Carson, Anna K. Johnson, Paula Sunday, Tom Colvin

    Many animal shelters across the country have noticed that black dogs are not adopted as quickly as lighter colored dogs. This trend goes even further as a dog that is all black is not adopted as quickly as a black dog with one white toe or other small white flashing. Therefore, the objective of...

  10. Action Research, Knowledge & Impact: Experiences of the Global Livestock CRSP Pastoral Risk Management Project in the Southern Ethiopian Rangelands

    Reports | Contributor(s): David Layne Coppock

    The PARIMA project began in 1997 with a mission to conduct research, outreach, and training to improve pastoral risk management in Ethiopia and Kenya. By late 2009 it is clear that the project has achieved positive impact on the lives of many pastoralists on Ethiopia’s Borana Plateau. This...

  11. 1980 Nebraska Swine Report

    Reports | Contributor(s): Roger W. Mandigo, Louise M. Dalton, Dennis G. Olson, Clayton L. Kelling, Roy Carlson, E.R. Peo Jr., T.J. Janssen, F. Caporaso, Donald G. Levis, Michael Brumm, David P. Shelton, D.M. Danielson, William Ahlschwede, Robert M. Timm, Bobby D. Moser, Elbert C. Dickey, Gerald Bodman, Austin Lewis

    This 1980 Nebraska Swine Report was prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating departments for use in the Extension and Teaching programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Authors from the following areas contributed to this publication: Swine Nutrition, swine diseases,...

  12. Species Diversity and Distribution of Fish in Lake Nicaragua

    Reports | Contributor(s): Kurt W. Koenig, Richard J. Beatty, Sergio Martinez C.

    The results of a preliminary study of the abundance, diversity and distribution of some of the fish species in Lake Nicaragua are presented here. These parameters have received little attention from investigators working on the lake.A frequently used measure of species diversity is the...

  13. Monitoring and predicting traffic induced vertebrate mortality near wetlands

    Reports | Contributor(s): J. Andrew DeWoody, Jamie M. Nogle, Melissa Hoover, Barny Dunning

    Animal-vehicle collisions are undesirable to the general public, to drivers, to insurance providers, to biologists, and presumably to the animals themselves. However, traffic-induced mortality (―roadkill‖) is difficult to mitigate in large part because scientists lack the empirical data required...

  14. Endangered Species Bulletin, December 2004


    In this issue:4 The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center6 Reaching Out to “Save our Snakes”8 Eider Journey10 Slowing the Flow12 Creative Partners, Creative Solutions14 Teaching the Children: A Hawaiian Tradition16 All it Takes is a Little Mussel18 Bird Watchers Flock to Michigan20 The Year of the...

  15. Fisheries Monitoring at Mel Price Lock & Dam: May 2005 – June 2006 Department

    Reports | Contributor(s): Nathan Caswell (editor)

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway System (UMR-IWW) Navigation Study was completed in September 2004 after more than 14 years of intensive study and evaluation of the navigation improvement and ecological restoration needs for the UMR-IWW system...

  16. Winter Ridge HA Wild Horse Gather and Removal Plan


    The Winter Ridge HA encompasses approximately 46,500 acres of public and private land, within Grand and Uintah Counties in Utah. The HA is approximately 90 miles south of Vernal, Utah. The BLM has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with the...

  17. 2000 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report


    Cow/CalfAge of Calf at Weaning of Spring-Calving Beef Cows and the Effect on Production EconomicsSupplementing Metabolizable Protein to Yearling Heifers Grazing Winter RangeRefinement of the MGA/PGF Synchronization Program for Heifers Using a 19-Day PGF InjectionReplacement Heifer Development...

  18. Evaluation of wetlands created with effluent from a swine concentrated animal feeding operation using mallard sentinels: implications for McMurtrey National Wildlife Refuge

    Reports | Contributor(s): Matthew S. Schwarz, Christina D. Lydick

    Previous work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identified nutrients, elemental contaminants, algal toxins, bacterial pathogens, and hormones as contaminants of concern (COCs) associated with wetlands created from the secondary effluent of a large swine concentrated animal feeding operation....

  19. Metal concentrations in blood from an adult bald eagle nesting at Clinton Reservoir in Kansas

    Reports | Contributor(s): George T. Allen

    Concentrations of metals in blood from an adult male bald eagle nesting at Clinton Reservoir in eastern Kansas in 1991 were analyzed by induction coupled plasma emission spectroscopy without preconcentration.Because there are very limited data on background levels of most metals in bald eagle...

  20. Coordinated spring survey of mid-continent sandhill cranes


    The aerial transect portion of the coordinated spring survey of mid-continent sandhill cranes was conducted on 23 March in Nebraska's Platte and North Platte River valleys. The 2005 photo corrected aerial estimate was 491,900 birds. Outside the traditional aerial transect portion, observers...