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  1. Domestic rabbits: diseases and parasites

    Contributor(s): Nephi M. Patton, K.W. Hagen, J.R. Gorham, Ronald E. Flatt

    Designed to help ranchers recognize common rabbit diseases. Diseases are classified according to major cause-bacterial, viral, nutritional, hereditary, fungal, and miscellaneous (including poisoning, tumors, and vices). For each disease, the symptoms and treatment are described. Provides advice...

  2. A Quantitative Analysis of Kalandars and Captive Bears in Pakistan

    Contributor(s): Thomas P. Rooney, Kendra C. Millam

    In 2013, the Bioresource Research Centre (Islamabad, Pakistan) conducted a comprehensive census of the remaining dancing and bear-baiting bears in Pakistan. This involved locating and counting the actual involved bears and bear keepers (kalandars), collecting detailed socio-economic data from...

  3. El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support for a 'No Kill Community

    Contributor(s): Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-camacho, Mario E. Caire

    The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by El Paso City Animal Services (EPAS) to conduct a survey of El Paso County residents’ attitudes and perceptions about: 1) stray and unclaimed animals within the community, 2)...

  4. Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Depression

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    Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath

    Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, lack of interest in activities, and fatigue. Most people will feel sad or depressed at times, but when these feelings last for weeks and interfere with normal daily activities, it may be a more...

  5. Animal Welfare in Human-Animal Interactions

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    Contributor(s): Myrna Milani

    Just as what comprises acceptable welfare in any people involved in human-animal interactions (HAI) represents an amalgam of multiple components that related to multiple disciplines, what comprises the welfare of the animals involved in these same interactions is...

  6. One Environment, One Health

    Contributor(s): Margaret Baker, Sienna Cipriano, Madeline Clark, Kelli Green, Hope Hemme, Jessica Horn, Jenna Jenkins, Brooke Jindra, Valerie Kesterson, Ashley Maher, Colleene Marriott, Joshua Poore, Kelly Schnoor, Chelsea Taylor

    Nebraska’s place as an international agricultural epicenter is important for feeding a hungry world, but the work that makes that position possible is truly incredible. Thanks to research conducted at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln by many of the world’s finest scientists,...

  7. The Use of Dogs in Hospital Settings

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

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), over 35 million people are hospitalized in the U.S. every year. Many hospitals across the country have incorporated animal programs, such as “animalassisted therapy” (AAT), “animal-assisted activities”...

  8. Frequently Asked Questions About Trapping or Hunting Bears With Bait and Hounds 2014

  9. Maine Hunting & Trapping: 2014-2015 State of Maine Summary of Hunting & Trapping Laws and Rules

  10. Maine Hunting & Trapping: The Official 2013–14 State of Maine Hunting & Trapping Laws and Rules

  11. Animal Rabies, Maine-2012

  12. Maine's Animal Welfare Program Review for 2013

  13. Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements: Animal Identification, Weighing, and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State, and Interstate Shows

    Contributor(s): Michael C. Anderson

    This publication has two purposes: (1) to summarize regulations relating to exhibiting animals at 4-H shows, and (2) to provide additional suggestions for staff members and county program committees as they plan 4-H shows. It is the expectation that all 4-H shows will comply with...

  14. Special Report on Teaching Children to Be Kind

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    While recognizing the need to continue alleviating suffering wherever it exists, The Humane Society has taken the offensive to teach children and youth the appropriateness and value of kindness and respect for all living creatures. HSUS's experience has demonstrated that attitudes of adults...

  15. A Report on Animal Overpopulation: Breeding Surplus Dogs and Cats Causes Suffering

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    Overbreeding has created a surplus of nearly 50 million dogs and cats. These animals are unwanted and homeless. Some of them--the lucky ones--will get a quick, merciful death at humane society shelters. Most, however, haven't even the hope of being reached and protected from suffering in the...

  16. HSUS Uncovers Cruel Puppy Mills

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    It is estimated that puppy mills grind out more than half a million puppies every year to be sold almost exclusively in pet stores. But it is not only puppies--who, after all, escape the squalor and crowding after six or seven weeks that suffer. Of equal concern is the fate of the puppy mill...

  17. Special Report on Controlling America's Pet Population

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    HSUS estimates that public and private animal control programs cost the nation as much as $500 million a year. Much of this expense is required for the feeding and care of unwanted animals during the 5 to 10 days they are held for adoption, killing the 80% that are not adopted or redeemed, and...

  18. Solving the Pet Overpopulation Problem

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    Because of the short pregnancies and large litters of dogs and cats, one individual female with all her female offspring reproducing similarly can be the source of over 4,000 new lives within seven years. Some of these animals will find homes complete with laps to sit on and fireplaces to enjoy,...

  19. Dogfighters on the Run: The HSUS Spurs Police Crackdown

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    How can anyone derive satisfaction from watching two dogs tear each other apart? How can anyone sit for hours, not only watching but cheering every wound, every broken leg or mangled eye?We can only guess the answers to such questions. What we do know is that every weekend, hundreds of men,...

  20. Stress in Pet Owners and Non-Pet Owners

    Contributor(s): Jill A. Kraus

    It has previously been suggested that pet ownership is associated with lower levels of stress. In the current study, this association was tested, while controlling stressful life experiences and social support, and the limits of this association were examined. It was expected that...