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  1. Wildlife and Human-Impact of the Closer Encounter: Indonesia Case

    Contributor(s):: Ani Mardiastuti

    Human and wildlife formerly live in a relatively disjunct, non-overlapping environment, in the past several decades. However, various human activities has shrunk the wildlife habitat and made the sylvatic habitat closer to human environment, through human induced disturbances to biodiversity...

  2. Anticipating the Outbreak of Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Related to Animal Industry

    Contributor(s):: R.D. W. Bagja

    Keeping and using animals and animal products is an age-old recognition. There are many reasons to own animals and some are as follows: 1. The Animal products are rich sources of essential protein needed by human being so they are farmed for meat or other animal products. 2. The animals which...

  3. What You Can and Can't Learn From a Pet Food Label

    Contributor(s):: Angela Witzel

  4. Helping Client Manage the Aggressive Dog

    Contributor(s):: Julia Albright

  5. Rabies, Dog Bites Prevalence, and Legislation

    Contributor(s):: Zenny Ng

  6. Rabies Vaccination Protocols and Pitfalls

    Contributor(s):: Zenny Ng

  7. "Nobody Wants to Eat Them Alive:" Ethical Dilemmas and Dual Media Narratives on Domestic Rabbits as Pets and Commodity

    Contributor(s):: Gayane F. Torosyan, Brian Lowe

    Using semiotic analysis, this study explores changes occurring in the societal perception of rabbits as farm animals as juxtaposed to their increasing popularity as domestic companions. This study is based on a preliminary hypothesis that rabbits are increasingly perceived and portrayed in media...

  8. NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases

    Contributor(s):: Jules Minke

    Animals constitute an important source of infectious diseases for humans and the majority of recent emerging diseases in humans are zoonotic. Infections occur through direct or indirect transmission from wildlife reservoirs or via the food chain. Nipah and Hendra viruses have recently joined the...

  9. Animal Shelter Programs and Policies

    Contributor(s):: Edwin J. Sayres

    A discussion of policies and programs that, ideally, should be followed by humane societies in the operation of shelters and the limitations that are imposed by finances, local circumstances, and other factors is a substantial undertaking. I would like, first, to give you some background...

  10. Our Challenge and Our Opportunity

    Contributor(s):: Coleman Burke

    The other day you probably all read of the death of Gavin Maxwell, who produced that delightful "Ring of Bright Water." He said, "Stage one on the way to understanding human beings is an understanding and affection for animals." Fit this in with the statement from Proverbs....

  11. Dairy Cow Ownership and Child Nutritional Status in Kenya

    Contributor(s):: Charles F. Nicholson, Lucy Mwangi, Steven J. Staal and Philip K. Thornton

    This study examines the hypothesis that dairy cow ownership improves child nutritional status. Using household data from coastal and highland Kenya, three econometric model formulations are estimated. Positive impacts on chronic malnutrition are observed for coastal Kenya. No negative effects on...

  12. Proceedings of the Second Eastern Wildlife Damage Control Conference (Complete volume)

    Contributor(s):: Peter T. Bromley (editor)

    The papers and abstracts of the proceedings were reproduced from camera-ready materials provided by the authors. The quality of the published proceedings is a credit to the authors, who followed editorial directions very well and who painstakingly reviewed their papers. The proceedings contains...

  13. Urban gray squirrel damage and population management: A case history

    Contributor(s):: J. Hadidian, D. Manski, V. Flyger, C. Cox, G. Hodge

    Lafayette Park, a 3.0 hectare national park located across the street from the White House in Washington D.C., has had a gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) density as high as 50 animals/hectare. In recent years this large population caused significant damage to mature trees and other...

  14. Effects of grackle damage control techniques in citrus on nesting success of non-target species

    Contributor(s):: John H. Rappole, Wan R. Tipton, Arlo H. Kane, Rafael H. Flores

    Several techniques were tested to reduce the damage caused by great-tailed grackles to citrus in the lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas: monofilament line, eyespot balloons, pyrotechnics, and grackle nest removal. Ten species were found nesting in the treated groves, but only the mourning...

  15. Home ranges and habitat selection of white- tailed deer in a suburban nature area in eastern Nebraska

    Contributor(s):: Scott E Hygnstrom, Kurt C VerCauteren

    We evaluated the movements of 59 radio-collared female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at the Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (GP) and Fontenelle Forest Nature Area (FF) in eastern Nebraska from 1994 to 1997. Annual home ranges averaged 276 ha (CI = 166 ha). Forty-four of the...

  16. Electric fencing reduces heron predation at northeastern trout hatcheries

    | Contributor(s):: Mark E. Tobin, James F. Glahn, Erica S. Rasmussen

    Great blue herons (Ardea herodius) are the most common avian predator at commercial trout hatcheries in the northeastern United States. We evaluated a 2-strand electric fence for excluding this species from raceways at 2 commercial trout hatcheries in central Pennsylvania. Fences consisted of...

  17. Overabundant deer: Better management through research

    | Contributor(s):: Dwayne R. Etter, Timothy R. Van Deelen, Daniel R. Ludwig, Karmen M. Hollis, James E. Chelsvig

    Overabundance of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) continues to challenge wildlife professionals nationwide, especially in urban settings. Moreover, wildlife managers often lack general site-specific information on deer movements, survival, and reproduction that are critical for...

  18. Zinc phosphide rodenticide reduces cotton rat populations in Florida sugarcane

    | Contributor(s):: Nicholas R. Holler, David G. Decker

    Rodents cause extensive damage to sugarcane (Saccharum spp. hybrids) in southern Florida (Samol 1972). Losses have been estimated as high as $235/ha (Lefebvre et al. 1978). Cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) and roof rats (Rattus rattus) are responsible for most of the damage (Holler et al. 1981)....

  19. Impacts of house mouse activity on five types of insulation

    | Contributor(s):: Scott E. Hygnstrom

    House mice (mus musculus) cause a variety of problems with livestock, feed, and structures. Researchers have yet to discover an insulative material that is not susceptible to house mouse damage. In this study, house mice caused significant (P < 0.01) increases in the thermal conductance of...

  20. Badger movement ecology in Colorado agricultural areas after a fire

    | Contributor(s):: Craig Ramey, Jean Bourassa

    While investigating the American badger (Taxidea taxus) in eastern Colorado’s wheatlands, we studied 3 badgers which were affected by a 2.1 km2 man-made fire and compared them to 2 adjacent badgers unaffected by the fire. All badgers were equipped with radio-telemetry collars and generally...