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  1. Livestock Guarding Dogs

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    In the late 1970’s, there began a resurgence in the use of an ancient form of sheep protection, the guarding dog. Several factors contributed to this phenomenon, including Federal restrictions on the use of substances to kill predators, the relative inability of existing techniques to provide...

  2. Adoption of Research Animals

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Larry Carbone

    Estimates of actual numbers of research animals used in the country vary, but one thing is obvious to most of us working in research facilities: the vast majority of these animals are euthanized when their usefulness has ended. Euthanasia is intrinsic to some projects. For example, many...

  3. Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Dairy Cattle

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Cynthia P. Smith

    This document contains two introductory articles written by experts in the farm animal welfare field from North America and Europe respectively. Each article ends with a list of references cited by the author. The second section of this publication consists of an extensive bibliography...

  4. No Dogs Allowed? Federal Policies on Access for Service Animals

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Kelly Henderson

    For ages, humans have explored the potential healing benefit of animal companions for people who are ill or who have disabilities. The use of animals to assist their ailing human counterparts dates to the early Greeks who gave horseback rides to raise the spirits of people who were incurably...

  5. Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release of Marine Mammals: An Analysis of Current Views and Practices

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): D. J. St. Aubin, J. R. Geraci, V. J. Lounsbury

    Stranded marine mammals have long attracted public attention. Those that wash up dead are, for all their value to science, seldom seen by the public as more than curiosities. Animals that are sick, injured, orphaned or abandoned ignite a different response. Generally, public sentiment supports...

  6. A Reference Source for the Recognition & Alleviation of Pain & Distress in Animals

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Richard L. Crawford

    The Animal Welfare Information Center was established under the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act (Sect. 13(e)) and is required to provide specific information to the research community. One of these requirements deals with providing information which would minimize pain and distress to...

  7. Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

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    [House Report 110-901][From the U.S. Government Printing Office]This bill makes it illegal to possess, ship, transport, purchase, sell, deliver, or receive any horse with the intent that it be slaughtered for human consumption. The bill also makes it illegal to engage in the above conduct with...

  8. The Horse Protection Act

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) enforces the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The HPA is a Federal law that prohibits horses that have been subjected to a practice called soring from participating in auctions, exhibitions, sales, or...

  9. Saving Pets, Saving Lives

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    The time to plan for the safety and well-being of household pets during a disaster IS NOW

  10. Animal Abuse and Youth Violence

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Frank R. Ascione

    The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of interest in the relation between cruelty to animals, or animal abuse, and serious violent behavior, especially among youthful offenders. As an illustration, a recent study by Verlinden (2000) of 9 school shootings in the United States (from...

  11. Information Resources on Human-Animal Relationships Past and Present

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Judith Ho

    Today our definition of animal is probably broader and certainly more biologically based. Animals are all things organic that are not plants. Although some may have reservations about this definition, most accept the idea that humans are animals, topping a Darwinian ladder that ranks everything...

  12. A new approach for managing Bovine Tuberculosis: veterinary services' proposed action plan

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    Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease with animal health, public health, and international trade consequences. The cooperative Federal-State-industry effort to eradicate bovine TB from cattle in the United States has made significant progress since the program's inception in 1917....

  13. Animal-assisted therapy in counseling and school settings. ERIC/CASS Digest.

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Chandler, Cynthia

  14. Animal-assisted therapy in counseling and school settings. ERIC/CASS Digest.

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Cynthia Chandler

    Recent research and experience has demonstrated that the use of dogs as "co-therapists" may be of assistance to counselors in counseling with withdrawn and non-communicative counselees. The use of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and animal-assisted activity (AAA) may be another useful...

  15. A brief information resource on assistance animals for the disabled

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Kristina Adams, Stacy Rice

    Providing for the health of humans through animal interactions dates back many centuries. As an example, horseback riding is mentioned throughout history as a cure for various sicknesses including gout, neurological disorders and depression. Today, animals provide therapeutic benefits to humans...

  16. Health Benefits of Pets: Summary of Working Group

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): Anderson, Robert K., Beck, Alan M., Kaufmann, Peter G., Ory, Marcia G., Rowan, Andrew N., Suomi, Stephen J., Wolfe, Thomas L.

  17. Human Rabies

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  18. Human Rabies

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    In this century, the number of human deaths in the United States attributed to rabies has declined from 100 or more each year to an average of 2 or 3 each year. Two programs have been responsible for this decline. First, animal control and vaccination programs begun in the 1940's and oral rabies...

  19. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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  20. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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