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  1. A bite out of the budget? : costs and characteristics of animal bites in Benton County, Oregon

    Contributor(s):: Holly Sherburne

    In 1993 and 1994 total, there were 247 people reported to have been bitten by animals in Benton County, Oregon. Of the 243 biting animals, 70 percent were dogs, 25 percent cats, and 5 percent other animals such as ferrets, mice, rats, bats, and skunks. Fifty-four percent of all...

  2. A survey of urban Canadian animal control practices : the effect of enforcement and resourcing on the reported dog bite rate

    Contributor(s):: Nancy Margaret Clarke

    Dog bites are a serious cause of human injury. Data from the United States of America indicate that about 1.8% of people receive bites each year, and the rate is thought to be increasing disproportionately faster than the dog population. The Canadian dog bite issue is not well documented although...

  3. Human-canine interactions: A risk factor for dog bites?

    Contributor(s):: Messam, Locksley Landsdowne McVicker

  4. PET AWARENESS WITH STUDENTS (P.A.W.S.): THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGE APPROPRIATE MATERIALS FOR TEACHING PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION TO CHILDREN

    Contributor(s):: Joel Dillard Ray

  5. Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?

    Contributor(s):: Deirdre S. Franklin

    The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This...

  6. The Correlation Between Snakebites And Meteorological Variations

    Contributor(s):: Chang Na

    Background: In the United States, approximately 45,000 snakebites occur annually and affect many people including veterinarians and farmers.1 Snakebites can cause significant pain and morbidity such as severe bleeding and skin necrosis. Better predictive information on snakebite risk could help...