A veterinary perspective on preventing injuries and other problems that shorten the life of working dogs
Contributor(s):: Worth, A. J., Cave, N. J.
Preventing skeletal and neurological problems in guide dogs for the blind and other working dogs
Contributor(s):: Evans, K. M., Lewis, T. W.
In the Eye of the Beholder: Owner Preferences for Variations in Cats' Appearances with Specific Focus on Skull Morphology
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Contributor(s):: Mark J Farnworth, Rowena M.A. Packer, Lorena Sordo, Ruoning Chen, Sarah M. A. Caney, Danielle A Gunn-Moore
Changes in the popularity of cat breeds are largely driven by human perceptions of, and selection for, phenotypic traits including skull morphology. The popularity of breeds with altered skull shapes appears to be increasing, and owner preferences are an important part of this dynamic. This...
Assessment of Plumage and Integument Condition in Dual-Purpose Breeds and Conventional Layers
Contributor(s):: Mona Franziska Giersberg, Birgit Spindler
The assessment of plumage and integument condition in laying hens provides useful information about the occurrence of feather pecking and cannibalism. Although feather loss and skin injuries can result from mechanical abrasion or clinical diseases, they are valid animal-based indicators for...
Human-Animal Studies: chov hospodářských zvířat - právní, ekonomické, ekologické a etické aspekty
Contributor(s):: Klára Podimáková
Práce se zabývá vztahem mezi lidskými aktéry a hospodářskými zvířaty v heterogenním kolektivu. Zjišťuje, jakým způsobem je podmíněné chování lidí, kteří se starají o...
The Case For Consideration of Animal Rights and Ethics to Reform the Commercial Dog Breeding Industry
Contributor(s):: Nicholas Ian Waychoff
Zoo Animals, Livestock, and Pets, Oh MY! An Exploration of the Ethics of Captive Breeding
Contributor(s):: Colleen McArdle
What is captive breeding? Captive breeding is a mode of breeding in which humans decide which animals will be parents and arrange reproduction for purposes that we define. Zoos have used it as a conservation strategy in the United States since the 1960’s, but it is also used to breed...
Identification and development of measures suitable as potential breeding traits regarding dairy cows' reactivity towards humans
Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, A., Ivemeyer, S., Rupp, J., Knierim, U.
Behavioural indicators of the human-animal relationship (HAR) are predominantly used in animal welfare science. However, the reactivity of dairy cows - as part of the HAR - is also of interest in the context of dairy breeding, due to its estimated moderate heritability. The avoidance distance...
Owner perceived differences between mixed-breed and purebred dogs
Contributor(s):: Turcsan, B., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
Animal Management at the Ancient Metropolis of Teotihuacan, Mexico: Stable Isotope Analysis of Leporid (Cottontail and Jackrabbit) Bone Mineral
Contributor(s):: Somerville, A. D., Sugiyama, N., Manzanilla, L. R., Schoeninger, M. J.
The human horse: equine husbandry, anthropomorphic hierarchies, and daily life in Lower Saxony, 1550-1735
Contributor(s):: Amanda Eisemann
This dissertation examines how human-animal relationships were formed through daily equine trade networks in early modern Germany. As reflections of human cultural values and experiences, these relationships had a significant impact in early modern Braunschweig-Lüneburg both on the practice...
The dogs of Roman Vindolanda, Part II: Time-stratigraphic occurrence, ethnographic comparisons, and biotype reconstruction
Contributor(s):: Deb Bennett, Robert M. Timm
The Roman fort–village complex at Vindolanda in northern England has yielded extensive well-preserved remains of domestic dogs, Canis familiaris. Herein, we pose the questions—did the Romans breed for distinctive dog morphotypes, or were dogs breeding panmictically; and if dogs were...
The Pedigree Dog Breeding Debate in Ethics and Practice : Beyond Welfare Arguments
Contributor(s):: Bernice Bovenkerk, Hanneke J Nijland
Pedigree dog breeding has been the subject of public debate due to health problems caused by breeding for extreme looks and the narrow genepool of many breeds. Our research aims to provide insights in order to further the animal-ethical, political and society-wide discussion regarding the future...
New trends in feline breeding : (Literature review)
Contributor(s):: Daniela Jasmin Busse
A responsible breeder will first assure that all the environmental circumstances are given for his cats to live in a healthy, stress free environment, with the substantial care he can provide them. He will have good knowledge of his breeds and their genetic beckground and adjust his breeding...
Fine dogs the project
Contributor(s):: Laura Catalina Perilla Suarez
For years, the human animal has called the dog as man's best friend, but what does this honestly refer to? What is the relation of the human animal to the dog? How many years ago did the call begin, domestication? , In my project I will solve these questions, in addition to entering the field...
Selection of Breeding Stock among Australian Purebred Dog Breeders, with Particular Emphasis on the Dam
Contributor(s):: Veronika Czerwinski, Michelle McArthur, Bradley Smith, Philip Hynd, Susan Hazel
Every year, thousands of purebred domestic dogs are bred by registered dog breeders. Yet, little is known about the rearing environment of these dogs, or the attitudes and priorities surrounding breeding practices of these dog breeders. The objective of this study was to explore some of the...
Apr 02 2017
International Working Dog Conference 2017
Humans act against the natural process of breeder selection: A modern sickness for animal populations?
Contributor(s):: Javier Balbontin, Vincenzo Penteriani, Miguel Ferrer
We present a new idea about the possible effects of human-induced mortality on different age cohorts (i.e., breeders vs. juveniles) in long-lived animals. Our hypothesis is based on Curio's idea on the effect of natural selective processes on cohorts to explain age-related increases in...
How much is that doggie in the window : the true cost of puppy mills
Contributor(s):: Megan Daiker
Each year, over a million dogs are euthanized in shelters while millions of dogs are bred in puppy mills all over the country. Without sufficient regulation, both the dogs being bred and the puppies sold are victims of dozens of injuries and health concerns. The dogs in puppy mills are bred...
Breeding Change: Cats, Culture, Conservation: Yin Myo Su at TEDxInyaLake
Contributor(s):: Yin Myo Su
Yin Myo Su was born in beautiful Inle Lake in Myanmar with its unique heritage of lake rowers, floating gardens and breathtaking natural beauty. She gives a personal and heartfelt talk about how conservation and business are linked and how a chain of events took her from being a student...