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  1. 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....

  2. 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...

  3. Coordinated spring survey of mid-continent sandhill cranes

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    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...

  4. Calcium and other ions in blood and skeleton of Nicaraguan fresh-water shark

    Reports | Contributor(s): Marshall R. Urist

    The bull shark, Carcharhinus lellcas, employing archaic but effective means of regulating the physical-chemical composition of its body fluids, thrives in tropical fresh-water rivers and lakes. The ionic strength of the serum and the concentrations of total solutes, calcium, urea, and other ions...

  5. Bulletin No. 302 - Nutritional inadequacy of beet molasses rations for swine

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    The feeding of large amounts of beet molasses to young hogs causes a condition that is characterized by a wobbly gait, and that is frequently fatal. Hog raisers have apparently recognized this condition for a number of years, since a number of farmers have reported it in their animals. Some...

  6. Mapping and investigation of novel candidate genes for fatness, growth, and feed intake in the pig

    Reports | Contributor(s): K. S. Kim, M. Malek, E. Grindflek, S. Marklund, Max F. Rothschild

    Five new candidate genes for fatness, growth, and feed intake traits were studied. The genes were chosen based on their presumed biological action for a given trait of interest. A molecular genetics polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphisms (PCR-RFLP) approach was used...

  7. Public health confronts the chicken, the hamster, and the goat

    Reports | Contributor(s): W. John Pape

    John Pape is an Epidemiologist with the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. This slide-show presents facts and images relating to Zoonoses: diseases of animals transmissible to humans under natural conditions. The characteristics of...

  8. All the lizards stand and say "Yes Yes Yes" : the element of play in legal actions against animals and inanimate objects

    Reports | Contributor(s): Anna Pervukhin

    Legal actions against non-humans (whether animals or objects) were once widespread. They were viewed seriously and undoubtedly served important social functions. This article considers the possibility that some of these actions may have been playful as well. Certain aspects of legal actions...

  9. Climate affects calf birth weights and calving difficulty

    Reports | Contributor(s): Gene H. Deutscher, Dave Colburn, Rex Davis

    A six-year study was conducted to investigate effects of winter temperatures on two-year-old cows (n=285) and their subsequent calf birth weights and calving difficulty in the spring. The winter of 1992-93 (coldest) was 11 degrees F colder than the winter of 1994-95 (warmest). The coldest winter...

  10. A.A.E (Animal Assisted Education)

    Reports | Contributor(s): Mari Nakajima, Masakazu Sugawara

    Contents:Animal assisted education in Junior High SchoolAnimal assisted therapyAnimal assisted activity

  11. Using topics in animal science as a platform to teach bioethics to university honors program students

    Reports | Contributor(s): Curtis R. Youngs

    A seminar course was developed using topics in animal science as a platform for teaching bioethics to university honors program students. The seminar course was structured to provide students with an introduction to major ethical theories (e.g., ethical relativism, utilitarianism), followed by...

  12. Prudent use of antibiotics in companion animals

    Reports | Contributor(s): Katherine Irwin, David R. Smith, Grasso M. Ebako, Steve Ensley, Dicky D. Griffin, Arden Wohlers

    Antibiotics are used to improve animal health and performance. You, as the animal owner or caregiver, make important decisions about how antibiotics are finally used in companion animals. Antibiotics should be used prudently to ensure they are effective and will continue to benefit man and...

  13. A scientific look at the human-animal bond

    Reports | Contributor(s): PAWSitive InterAction

  14. Animals, rights and property: the (un)attachment of pets in Israeli law

    Reports | Contributor(s): Pablo Lerner

  15. How much is the doggie in the window- valuation for a lost pet

    Reports | Contributor(s): David S. Favre

  16. Of elephants and embryos: A proposed framework for legal personhood

    Reports | Contributor(s): Jessica Berg

  17. The story of Ferdinand: The implication of a peaceful bull

    Reports | Contributor(s): Gabriella Villanueva

  18. Pesticide use and toxicology in relation, to wildlife: Organophosphorus and carbamate compounds

    Reports | Contributor(s): Gregory J. Smith

    The use of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides has increased markedly during the past two decades. Currently, more than 100 different organophosphorus and carbamate chemicals are registered as the active ingredients in thousands of different pesticide products in the United States. More...

  19. Nebraska's endangered species, part 6: Threatened and endangered mammals

    Reports | Contributor(s): Patricia W. Freeman

    Species discussed include:black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes)Black-tailed prairie dogSouthern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans)Eastern plains pocket mouseEastern plains harvest mouseLong-legged myotis (Myotis volans)Fringed myotis (Myotis thysanodes pahasapesis)Townsend's big-eared bats...

  20. Center of excellence in livestock disease and human health annual report

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    The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and...