"It's not that they sting you. It's that they don't sting you." Beekeepers and the Narrative Construction of Human-honeybee Relationships
Contributor(s):: Kate Marx
There are seemingly endless accounts available of the bond that is often formed between humans and other mammals. Far less, however, has been written on interactions between humans and animals of more pronounced physiological difference to us, for example, insects. The purpose of this study was...
A note on the effect of controlling stable flies ( Stomxys calcitrans ) in the resting activity and pen distribution of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Vitela, I., Cruz-Vazquez, C., Orihuela, A.
This study investigated the effect of controlling stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans) on the number of dairy cows lying down and their pen distribution. The study randomly assigned 80 Holstein cows to 1 of 2 groups. The treated group (T) included cows individually sprayed with insecticide when...
A review of mulesing and other methods to control flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep
Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C.
Flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep has the potential to have a major impact on the welfare of significant numbers of sheep worldwide, but particularly in Australia. The main control method used in Australia, the mulesing operation to remove folds of skin from the hindquarters of the sheep, is...
A survey of canine heartworm awareness in Grenada, West Indies
Contributor(s):: Lohmann, S., Sage, S., Stone, D., Gibson, K.
Heartworm is a common parasite of dogs in Grenada, West Indies, due to the tropical climate and large number of mosquitoes. Because Grenada is a developing country and a small island, resources and education on heartworm are limited. In an effort to raise awareness of canine heartworm and the...
Accommodating Cattle: British Columbia 's " Wars" w ith Grasshoppers and "Wild Horses"
Contributor(s):: Thistle, John
Animal behaviour, animal welfare and the scientific study of affect. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)
Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.
Many questions about animal welfare involve the affective states of animals (pain, fear, distress) and people look to science to clarify these issues as a basis for practices, policies and standards. However, the science of the mid twentieth century tended to be silent on matters of animal affect...
Animal Toxins and Human Disease: From Single Component to Venomics, from Biochemical Characterization to Disease mechanisms, from Crude Venom Utilization to Rational Drug Design
Contributor(s):: Qiu-Min Lu, Ren Lai, Yun Zhang
Many animals produced a diversity of venoms and secretions to adapt the changes of environments through the long history of evolution. The components including a large quantity of specific and highly active peptides and proteins have become good research models for protein structure-function and...
Animal wise: The thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures
Contributor(s):: Morell, Virginia
Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children
Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.
In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...
Bees making art: insect aesthetics and the ecological moment
Contributor(s):: Kosut, M., Moore, L. J.
Behavior of grazing cattle exposed to small populations of stable flies ( Stomoxys calcitrans L.)
Contributor(s):: Dougherty, C. T., Knapp, F. W., Burrus, P. B., Willis, D. C., Cornelius, P. L.
The authors hypothesized that cattle grazing in the presence of low-level infections of stable flies may offset reductions of grazing time by increasing their rate of herbage intake, and that this may contribute to the determination of economic threshold populations. On 4 consecutive days, 4...
Bugging the strict vegan
Contributor(s):: Fischer, B.
Entomophagy-eating insects-is getting a lot of attention these days. However, strict vegans are often uncomfortable with entomophagy based on some version of the precautionary principle: if you aren't sure that a being isn't sentient, then you should treat it as though it is. But not only do...
Changes in the contents of adenine nucleotides and intermediates of glycolysis and the citric acid cycle in flight muscle of the locust upon flight and their relationship to the control of the cycle
Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N., Newsholme, E. A.
Charismatic krill? Size and conservation in the ocean
Contributor(s):: Leane, E., Nicol, S.
The open ocean is an alien place for human beings and for most of history it has been studied using very indirect means. A great deal of what we know about animals that live on land, from ants to elephants, is based on centuries of direct natural history observations of animals alive and in situ....
Concerning the Interests of Insects
Contributor(s):: Grossinger, Robin
Conservation of biodiversity within Canadian agricultural landscapes: integrating habitat for wildlife
Contributor(s):: Mineau, P., McLaughlin, A.
Industrialized agriculture currently substitutes for many of the ecological functions of soil microorganisms, macroinvertebrates, wild plants, and vertebrate animals with high cost inputs of pesticides and fertilizers. Enhanced biological diversity potentially offers agricultural producers a...
Daily selection of feeding areas by cattle in homogeneous and heterogeneous environments
Contributor(s):: Bailey, D. W.
Plots containing 3 heterogeneous patches that varied in forage quality and quantity, and plots containing 3 homogeneous patches were grazed by yearling steers in a 2-part study. During the 1st trial, steers selected patches from a central decision area, and fences divided the patches. During the...
Does it bite? The role of stimuli characteristics on preschoolers' interactions with robots, insects and a dog
Contributor(s):: Howard, L., Vick, S. J.
While there is increasing interest in the impact of animal interactions upon children's wellbeing and attitudes, there has been less attention paid to the specific characteristics of the animals that attract and engage children. We used a within-subjects design to explore how differences in...
Dominance and growth of Diplodus sargus (Pisces: Sparidae) in small captive groups
Contributor(s):: Goncalves, A. R., Sousa, L. C. de, Almada, V. C.
Effect of pet insects on the psychological health of community-dwelling elderly people: a single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.
Background: There is evidence that animal-assisted therapy has positive effects on mental health, especially in elderly people. Caring for insects is easy, relatively inexpensive, and does not require much space. Objective: The aim of this 8-week randomized, controlled, single-blinded study was...