Social identification with animals: Unpacking our psychological connection with other animals
Contributor(s):: Amiot, Catherine E., Sukhanova, Ksenia, Bastian, Brock
Contributor(s):: Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD; which is a...
Microfaunal remains from the East Granary, Roman Vindolanda: Evidence for human–animal interactions.
Contributor(s):: Deb Bennett, Robert M. Timm
The East Granary situated within the Roman fort-village complex at Vindolanda was in active use from the early third through the late fourth centuries A.D. The architectural layout of the foundation of this building consists of five parallel channels cut by cross-flues at regular intervals, and...
Wild Neighbors : The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife
Contributor(s):: John Hadidian
Wild Neighbors provides practical, humane, and effective advice on how to share living space with 35 of the most common species, from alligators to woodpeckers, found in the lower 48 states. Advice focuses on how to: properly and accurately define a wildlife problem; determine what type of animal...
Use and perception of collars for companion cats in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Harrod, M., Keown, A. J., Farnworth, M. J.
Implementing RFID to Improve Animal Shelter Inventory and Allocation
Contributor(s):: Adam Mach, Tali Freed (adviser)
The purpose of this project is to observe the best way to incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology into the animal inventory system present in animal shelters, while also observing the benefits of implementing this system. The Woods Humane Society was used in this project as a...
Stories of animal passports: tracing disease, movements, and identities
Contributor(s):: Birke, L., Holmberg, T., Thompson, K.
Palaeogenetic analysis of (pre)historic artifacts and its significance for anthropology
Contributor(s):: Burger, Joachim
The power of automated behavioural homecage technologies in characterizing disease progression in laboratory mice: a review
Contributor(s):: Richardson, C. A.
Behavioural changes that occur as animals become sick have been characterized in a number of species and include the less frequent occurrence of 'luxury behaviours' such as playing, grooming and socialization. 'Sickness behaviours' or behavioural changes following exposure to infectious agents,...
Comparison of adoption agency breed identification and DNA breed identification of dogs
Contributor(s):: Voith, V. L., Ingram, E., Mitsouras, K., Irizarry, K.
Governmental and other agencies may require dog caregivers (owners) to provide breed identification of their dogs. This study compares breed identification by adoption agencies with identification by DNA analysis in 20 dogs of unknown parentage. Of the 20 dogs who had been adopted from 17...
Reliability and validity of a questionnaire survey in canine anxiety research
Contributor(s):: Tiira, K., Lohi, H.
Canine behavior can be assessed through behavioral testing or questionnaire surveys. Behavioral tests, often observed by independent experts, can provide objective data, but capture only a short behavioral sequence in a defined situation and are practical only for small study cohorts....
Practical Work at School Reduces Disgust and Fear of Unpopular Animals
Contributor(s):: Randler, C., Hummel, E., Prokop, P.
Disgust and fear are basic emotions that protect humans against pathogens and/or predators. Natural selection favored individuals who successfully escaped or avoided harmful animals; thus animals who pose a disease threat activate aversive responses in humans. However, all these animals who are...
Frequency of lost dogs and cats in the United States and the methods used to locate them
Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Slater, M., Lord, L.
Genetic differences for behaviour in juveniles from two strains of brown trout suggest an effect of domestication history
Contributor(s):: Benhaim, D., Guyomard, R., Chatain, B., Quillet, E., Begout, M. L.
Forensic bird-strike identification techniques used in an accident investigation at Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma, 2008
Contributor(s):: Carla J. Dove, Nor Faridah Dahlan, Marcy Heacker
On March 4, 2008, a Cessna Citation 1 (Model 500) crashed in a wooded area near Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma, killing all 5 people on board. This paper describes the detailed forensic methods and expertise used by the Smithsonian Institution’s Feather Identification Lab to identify the bird that...
Children's Problems Predict Adults' "DSM-IV" Disorders across 24 Years
Contributor(s):: Reef, Joni, van Meurs, Inge, Verhulst, Frank C., van der Ende, Jan
Database support for microchip identification in companion animal identification
Contributor(s):: Kenneth Andrew Brockway, Stephanie W. Haas (adviser)
This study examines the use of microchips, scanners, and identification databases in companion animal identification and tracking. The study intended to discover whether the competitive database provider environment or the structure of the database systems themselves are appropriate for the...
Important notice to veterinarians- microchips for companion animals
Contributor(s):: Suzanne Lavictoire
Veterinarians using microchip transponders for the electronic identification of companion animals should be aware of the following important information:
Investigations on feed intake and social behaviour of fattening pigs fed at an electronic feeding station
Contributor(s):: Hoy, S., Schamun, S., Weirich, C.
Pet IDs: easy to promote; can make your job easier!
Contributor(s):: Reed, D.