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  1. Wildlife strikes with U.S. military rotary-wing aircraft deployed in foreign countries

    Contributor(s):: Washburn, Brian E., Cisar, Paul J., DeVault, Travis L.

  2. Refinement of biomarker pentosidine methodology for use on aging birds

    Contributor(s):: Cooey, C. K., Fallo, J. A., Avery, M. L., Anderson, J. T., Falkenstei, E. A., Klandorf, H.

  3. The effects of radar on avian behavior: implications for wildlife management at airports

    Contributor(s):: Sheridan, E., Randolet, J., DeVault, T. L., Seamans, T. W., Blackwell, B. F., Fernandez-Juricic, E.

    Airports often contain foraging, breeding, and roosting resources for wildlife. Airports also have different types of radars to assist with air traffic control, monitoring weather, and tracking wildlife that could become a risk for collision with aircraft. The effect of radar electromagnetic...

  4. Flight distance and reaction to fawn handling are greater in high- than in low-ranked pampas deer ( Ozotoceros bezoarticus) females

    Contributor(s):: Ungerfeld, R., Morales-Pineyrua, J. T., Freitas-de-Melo, A.

    The flight distance from humans and the reaction of the mother to human handling of their offspring are measures that can be used to assess the quality of the human-animal relationship which could vary according to animals' position in a group. The objective was to determine if the flight...

  5. Hormonal and behavioural stress responses to capture and radio-collar fitting in free-ranging pampas deer ( Ozotoceros bezoarticus)

    Contributor(s):: Munerato, M. S., Marques, J. A., Caulkettt, N. A., Tomas, W. M., Zanetti, E. S., Trovati, R. G., Pereira, G. T., Palme, R.

    This study evaluated the short-term hormonal and behavioural responses to capture and radio-collar fitting in free-ranging pampas deer ( Ozotoceros bezoarticus). Twenty adult deer (eleven females and nine males) were captured in the South Pantanal wetland (Brazil) and equipped with VHF...

  6. Pet Therapy Takes Flight: An Interview with Heidi Huebner

    04 May 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Between flight delays and cancellations, lost luggage, and jet lag, traveling by airplane can be quite stressful.  Airports tend to be filled with nonstop commotion and many anxious people,...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/05/pet-therapy-takes-flight-an-interview-with-heidi-huebner

  7. Behavioral and hormonal consequences of transporting giant pandas from China to the United States

    Contributor(s):: Snyder, R. J., Perdue, B. M., Powell, D. M., Forthman, D. L., Bloomsmith, M. A., Maple, T. L.

    Zoological institutions strive to ensure the welfare of nonhuman animals in captivity. Part of this effort involves reducing the level of distress experienced by an animal to the greatest extent possible. However, some necessary zoo management practices such as transportation induce stress...

  8. Aggressiveness and locomotion activity related to hatching time in Matrinxa, Brycon amazonicus (Spix and Agassiz, 1829)

    Contributor(s):: Souza, E. C. M. de, Silva, J. P. da, Villacorta-Correa, M. A., Carvalho, T. B.

    Since agonistic interaction has been a major obstacle for fish hatchery and represents great economic losses for fish farmers, aggressiveness during the different post-hatching stages of the matrinxa, Brycon amazonicus, is analyzed and compared. Each group of three larvae was observed at six...

  9. Choice of conflict resolution strategy is linked to sociability in dog puppies

    Contributor(s):: Riemer, S., Muller, C., Viranyi, Z., Huber, L., Range, F.

    Measures that are likely to increase sociability in dog puppies, such as appropriate socialisation, are considered important in preventing future fear or aggression related problems. However, the interplay between sociability and conflict behaviour has rarely been investigated. Moreover, while...

  10. Estimation of red-winged blackbird mortality from toxic bait application

    Contributor(s):: James F. Glahn, Michael L. Avery

    Application of slow-acting toxic bait is one method of reducing local populations of depredating blackbirds. Estimating numbers of birds killed in such baiting operations is difficult because affected birds die off-site and are seldom recovered. We conducted bioassays and flight pen studies of...

  11. Auditing animal welfare and making practical improvements in beef-, pork- and sheep-slaughter plants

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

  12. Bird consumption of sweet and tart cherries

    Contributor(s):: Lindell, C. A., Eaton, R. A., Lizotte, E. M., Rothwell, N. L.

  13. Bird strikes and aircraft fuselage color: a correlational study

    Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Juricic, E., Gaffney, J., Blackwell, B. F., Baumhardt, P.

  14. Early life behavioural differences in wild caught and domesticated sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)

    Contributor(s):: Benhaim, D., Pean, S., Lucas, G., Blanc, N., Chatain, B., Begout, M. L.

  15. Effects of human handling during early rearing on the behaviour of dairy calves

    Contributor(s):: Schutz, K. E., Hawke, M., Waas, J. R., McLeay, L. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Reenen, C. G. van, Webster, J. R., Stewart, M.

  16. Further evidence for the post-release survival of hand-reared, orphaned bats based on radio-tracking and ring-return data

    Contributor(s):: Kelly, A., Goodwin, S., Grogan, A., Mathews, F.

  17. The influence of access to aerial perches on fearfulness, social behaviour and production parameters in free-range laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Donaldson, C. J., O'Connell, N. E.

  18. The welfare and suitability of parrots as companion animals: a review

    Contributor(s):: Engebretson, M.

  19. Wildlife risk to aviation: a multi-scale issue requires a multi-scale solution

    Contributor(s):: Martin, J. A., Belant, J. L., Devault, T. L., Blackwell, B. F., Burger, L. W., Jr., Riffell, S. K., Wang, G.

  20. Behavioural fear and heart rate responses of horses after exposure to novel objects: effects of habituation

    Contributor(s):: Leiner, L., Fendt, M.

    The emotion fear promotes the fitness of wild animals. In a farm environment, exaggerated fear, e.g., in horses, can cause several problems. Therefore, knowledge about fear in horses helps to prevent or to handle potential fear-inducing situations. The present study investigated which behavioural...