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Little Horses Big Smiles
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Little Horses Big Smiles is an all volunteer 501c3 non profit that provides animal assisted therapy and activities to various type of health facilities, schools, and other special events. Charlie (The STAR) is a 2.5 year old miniature horse. Charlie and I are a registered animal assisted...
American black bear-apiary conflicts in Michigan
Contributor(s):: McKinley, Beverly K., Belant, Jerrold L., Etter, Dwayne R.
Management of double-crested cormorants to improve sport fisheries in Michigan: three case studies
Contributor(s):: Dorr, B. S., Hanisch, S. L., Butchko, P. H., Fielder, D. G.
Predator cues reduce American beaver use of foraging trails
Contributor(s):: Severud, W. J., Belant, J. L., Bruggink, J. G., Windels, S. K.
A universal animal welfare framework for zoos
Contributor(s):: Kagan, R., Carter, S., Allard, S.
The Detroit Zoological Society's (DZS) Center for Zoo Animal Welfare (CZAW) was created to advance the science and policy of the welfare of exotic nonhuman animals in captivity. This important part of the DZS mission is achieved through assessments of, and research on, the welfare of animals in...
Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth
Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.
Practitioners in the news
Contributor(s):: Waite, Andrew
Does Pet-Keeping Modify the Association of Delivery Mode with Offspring Body Size?
Contributor(s):: Cassidy-Bushrow, Andrea, Wegienka, Ganesa, Havstad, Suzanne, Levin, Albert, Lynch, Susan, Ownby, Dennis, Rundle, Andrew, Woodcroft, Kimberley, Zoratti, Edward, Johnson, Christine
A Dog Burial From Isle Royale, Lake Superior: An Example Of Household Ritual Sacrifice In The Terminal Woodland Period
Contributor(s):: Clark, Caven P.
Rates of euthanasia and adoption for dogs and cats in Michigan animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Bartlett, P. C., Bartlett, A., Walshaw, S., Halstead, S.
Estimates of canine and feline euthanasia at U.S. animal shelters--largely based on voluntary surveys with low response rates--make it difficult to estimate the population from which the euthanized animals derive. Estimates of euthanasia rates (animals euthanized per unit of population) have...
Evaluation of a new strategy for control of bovine tuberculosis in Michigan white-tailed deer: year 1 progress report
Contributor(s):: Stephen Schmitt, Daniel O\'Brien, Elaine Carlson, David Smith, Zachary Cooley
The State of Michigan is striving to eliminate bovine tuberculosis (Tb) infection among free-ranging white-tailed deer in the northeastern Lower Peninsula of the state. Aggressive reduction in the overall deer population abundance may help to further reduce TB prevalence, but this course of...
Successful Edenization through education
Contributor(s):: Steiner, Jack L., Eppelheimer, Cean, DeVries, Marla
The impact of dog walking on leisure-time physical activity: results from a population-based survey of Michigan adults
Contributor(s):: Reeves, M. J., Rafferty, A. P., Miller, C. E., Lyon-Callo, S. K.
Place and civic culture: re-thinking the context for local agriculture
Contributor(s):: DeLind, L. B., Bingen, J.
This article considers the qualitative concept of place - what it means, how it feels, how it is expressed, and how it is managed across time and space as (1) the appropriate context within which to study and promote local agriculture and (2) the locus of relationships, both cultural and...
Influence of housing on weanling horse behaviour and subsequent welfare
Contributor(s):: Heleski, C. R., Shelle, A. C., Nielsen, B. D., Zanella, A. J.
Weaning foals marks a stressful event in horses' lives. Limited research exists regarding different housing methods post-weaning and the long-term implications on horse behaviour and welfare. The purpose of this study was to monitor behaviour and physiological stress markers in horses weaned...
How accurately do young adults recall childhood pets? A validation study
Contributor(s):: Nicholas, C., Wegienka, G., Havstad, S., Ownby, D., Johnson, C. C., Zoratti, E.
Outliers. Asides and insides
A cold nose can warm the heart
Contributor(s):: Farkas, M.
Farmers' attitudes about farming and the environment: a survey of conventional and organic farmers
Contributor(s):: Sullivan, S., McCann, E., Young, R. de, Erickson, D.
Farmers have been characterized as people whose ties to the land have given them a deep awareness of natural cycles, appreciation for natural beauty and sense of responsibility as stewards. At the same time, their relationship to the land has been characterized as more utilitarian than that of...