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  1. "I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch

    The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...

  2. ÉTICA E BEM-ESTAR EM ANIMAIS SILVESTRES

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): M.A.B. de Oliveira

    This paper discusses the conservation of non-human promate species.

  3. ENSINO DE BEM-ESTAR ANIMAL NOS CURSOS DE MEDICINA

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): C.F.M. Molento

    It is essential today that veterinarians and animal scientists learnanimal welfare basic concepts and their main applications. The objective of thisreview is to reflect on issues related to animal welfare teaching, with emphasisin the Brazilian context, discussing the challenges and...

  4. INTERAÇÃO HUMANO-ANIMAL

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): C.B. Faraco

    ABSTRACT - In this presentation, some aspects of the human-animalrelationship and its articulation with Veterinary have been discussed. It is anattempt to encourage the dialogue between this science and the new areaknown as Anthrozoology, since they are intrinsically connected by commonthemes...

  5. Regulating dogs, goats, companions and their humans 1898-1998: modern to post-modern pets?

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Fiona Borthwick

    Franklin and White (2001) present the results of a content analysis on animal-related stories in the Tasmanian newspaper, The Mercury, over the period 1949-1998. The research was designed to test the thesis presented in Franklin's (1999) earlier publication. In summary, Franklin (1999) links the...

  6. Noisy, smelly, dirty dogs: a sensorial autoethnography of living with dogs

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Fiona Borthwick

    There are many accounts of the current strong connection between dogs and some humans. These accounts imply or pre-suppose a strong social-sensual relation between dogs and their humans. In a highly visualised culture how is this social-sensual relation mediated? What role does olfaction play?...

  7. The whooping crane crossfostering experiment: the role of animal damage control

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Roderick C. Drewien, Stephen H. Bouffard, Desmond D. Call, Richard A. Wonacott

    Predator losses of endangered species in reintroduction programs are unacceptable because of the scarcity of the species and the major commitment of staff time and funds. When the whooping crane (Grus americana) cross-fostering experiment (experiment) at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge...

  8. The role of bait manipulation in the delivery of oral rabies vaccine to skunks

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Stacie J. Robinson, Susan M. Jojola, Kurt C. VerCauteren

    The majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control each year occur in wildlife including skunks, raccoons, bats, foxes, and coyotes. Currently, oral rabies vaccination campaigns are employed to immunize coyotes, foxes, and raccoons. Though skunks are vectors of 6 rabies...

  9. Computer assisted extension program on ground squirrel control

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Terrell P. Salmon, Donald L. Lancaster, Leanne Lasarow

    Computers have become common place in virtually all phases of agriculture. Most individuals have access to microcomputers and the once apparent intimidation about using them is rapidly disappearing. Because of increased availability and public acceptance, it's no surprise that many Extension...

  10. An evaluation of breakaway snares for use in coyote control

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Robert L. Phillips, F. Sherman Blom, Richard E. Johnson

    Seven types of breakaway snares were evaluated for breaking strength and variability using a universal testing machine. Maximum tension before breakage for individual snares ranged from 142 to 486 pounds. Sheet metal locks which ripped out, and S-hooks which straightened, provided the least...

  11. Biotechnology – harnessing an exciting new tool for beef production

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Burke Healey

    As ranchers and cattle breeders we are entering what may well be the most exciting decade of our era. A new tool has been unleashed. That tool is biotechnology. Yes, the future is here. All we have to do is harness this amazing breakthrough.

  12. Opening comments and extension's role in Nebraska

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Leo E. Lucas

    I would like to echo Dr. Massengale's comments in welcoming you to Nebraska. We are pleased to have you here. Nebraska is a major agricultural state. Ninety-seven percent of the land is privately owned and most of i t isin agricultural production of one type or another. Nebraska ranks fifth in...

  13. The treatment of accidental anticoagulant toxicity in the canine

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): James G. Miller

    Anticoagulant poisoning is only one of several causes of hemorrhage in dogs. Hemophilia,von Willebrand's disease, liver diseases, and infections are cited as additional causes of hemorrhage. The duration of anticoagulant activity determines the treatment protocol. The half-life of warfarin is 19...

  14. Robots as dogs?: children's interactions with the robotic dog AIBO and a live australian shepherd

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Melson, Gail F., Peter H. Kahn, Jr., Beck, Alan M., Friedman, Batya, Roberts, Trace, Garrett, Erik

  15. Response to coyote predation on pets

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Dorinda Pulliam

    An urban coyote (Canis latrans) management program was initiated in Austin, Texas in January 2005 to address citizen’s concerns that coyotes were becoming aggressive towards humans. Although preserving public safety is the fundamental foundation for the program, concomitant program objectives...

  16. The mechanical control of bushpig, Potamochoreus porcus, in Zimbabwe

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Michael La Grange

    Bushpig, Potamocheorus porcus, occurring naturally in the high rainfall areas of Zimbabwe, have become a major threat to maize producers in the country. Traditional means of control including hunting have been unsuccessful in keeping the numbers to a tolerable level owing to the secretive and...

  17. Public perceptions of wildlife encounters in the Omaha, Nebraska, metropolitan area

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Dennis M. Ferraro, Scott E. Hygnstrom

    We conducted this study to determine (1) the occurrence of human-wildlife interaction in the greater Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area, (2) variations in interactions among urban habitat types, (3) the actions that people take in response to urban wildlife encounters, and (4) information...

  18. Development of the Virginia cooperative coyote control program to protect livestock

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Martin Lowney, John Houben, Phil Eggborn

    The Virginia Cooperative Coyote Control Program was created in 1990 to address increasing livestock losses to coyotes and the inability of producers to solve such problems themselves. The eastern coyote arrived in Virginia in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Lobbying efforts of agricultural...

  19. Wildlife diseases and human health

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Keith A. Clark

    Zoonoses (singular, zoonosis) are diseases transmissible from animals to man. There are over 200 such diseases; many are harbored by wildlife reservoirs. A reservoir may be defined as a source which maintains the presence of a disease in an ecosystem. Wildlife-associated "zoonoses found in Texas...

  20. Ecological and public health implications of dogs in the urban environment

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Beck, A. M.