Household pets as monitors of lead exposure to humans
Contributor(s): William B. Buck, Louise Marie Cote, Philippe Berny
A study was conducted to determine the health effects of lead-contaminated soils in dogs, cats and children residing near a secondary lead smelter. The sample sizes were 84 dogs and 26 cats in 80 households with a total of 198 humans. Animals living outside, exposed to soit were more at risk...
Of feral cats and pet cats
Contributor(s): Bruce A. Vojak
Early last summer an article in our local newspaper caught my eye. Some well-deserved visibility was given to my friend, Dick Warner (Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences), for the findings arising from his study of ferali and pet cats. Dick and his colleagues...
Dogs and cats need responsible owners
Contributor(s): Jack L. Tuttle
Pet overpopulation has become a nationwide problem. The estimated 80 million dogs and cats in this country are about 20 percent more dogs and cats than can possibly be kept as pets. Putting unwanted animals to sleep cost $125 million in 1975. As a result, there have been increased efforts to have...
Proper Use of Sulfonamides in Market Show Animals
Contributor(s): Floron C. Faries, Virginia Fajt
When administering a drug to a show animal, the owner is responsible for ensuring that there will be no drug residues in the animal's urine when it is tested at a show. Sulfonamides are of special concern because, even when they are administered correctly and the proper withdrawal times are...
Good Management Practice for Animal Handling and Stunning
Contributor(s): Temple Grandin
These guidelines are a supplement to the 1991 Recommended Animal Handling Guideline for Meat Packers. The main emphasis of this guide is on the use of a welfare performance standards which can be objectively scored instead of specifying equipment design or practices. Scoring procedures for...
Introducing Livestock-Guarding Dogs
Contributor(s): Jay R. Lorenz
Livestock-guarding dogs are one of a variety of tools that sheep and goat producers are finding effective for preventing livestock losses to predators. Guarding dogs are used alone or in combination with other controls to keep predators out of flocks and herds.
Endangered plants and animals of Oregon: IV Mammals
Contributor(s): Carl E. Bond, Robert M. Storm, David B. Marshall, James Howard Olterman, B.J. Verts
The problem of endangered species is effectively stated in Public Law 89-669 which finds that "one of the unfortunate consequences of growth and development in the United States has been the extermination of some native species of fish and wildlife; that serious...
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...
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 the...
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)...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Depression
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...
Animal Welfare in Human-Animal Interactions
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...
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,...
The Use of Dogs in Hospital Settings
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”...
Frequently Asked Questions About Trapping or Hunting Bears With Bait and Hounds 2014
Maine Hunting & Trapping: 2014-2015 State of Maine Summary of Hunting & Trapping Laws and Rules
Maine Hunting & Trapping: The Official 2013–14 State of Maine Hunting & Trapping Laws and Rules
Animal Rabies, Maine-2012
Maine's Animal Welfare Program Review for 2013
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...