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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...