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Using GPS Technology to Understand Spatial and Temporal Activity of Kangaroos in a Peri-Urban Environment
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| Contributor(s):: Timothy Henderson, Karl Vernes, Gerhard Kortner, Rajanathan Rajaratnam
Kangaroo–human conflict is increasing in the peri-urban communities of the New South Wales (NSW) north coast in Australia. A way to assist in managing this conflict is to improve our understanding on the ecology of kangaroos in the peri-urban environment. We utilized modern Global...
Runne-Beana: dog herds ethnographer
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, M.
Saami society in Lapland (now often called Saapmi), particularly the seasonally-nomadic reindeer-breeding sector, is predicated upon mobility and autonomy of its actors. Runne-Beana, a talented reindeer-herding dog, exhibited both mobility and autonomy when allocating to himself a peripatetic...
Evidence of heterospecific referential communication from domestic horses (Equus caballus) to humans
| Contributor(s):: Malavasi, R., Huber, L.
Referential communication occurs when a sender elaborates its gestures to direct the attention of a recipient to its role in pursuit of the desired goal, e.g. by pointing or showing an object, thereby informing the recipient what it wants. If the gesture is successful, the sender and the...
Changes in distribution of Canada geese nesting in Arkansas
| Contributor(s):: Ronke, M. Eliese, Krementz, David G.
Relationship between spatial distribution of sika deer-train collisions and sika deer movement in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Soga, Akinao, Hamasaki, Shin-ichiro, Yokoyama, Noriko, Sakai, Toshiyuki, Kaji, Koichi
Inter-seasonal movements in tri-state greater sage-grouse: implications for state-centric conservation plans
| Contributor(s):: Reinhart, Jan S., Messmer, Terry A., Black, Todd
Dogs' body language relevant to learning achievement
| Contributor(s):: Hasegawa, M., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M.
The facial expressions and body postures of dogs can give helpful information about their moods and emotional states. People can more effectively obedience train their dogs if we can identify the mannerisms associated with learning in dogs. The aim of this study was to clarify the dog's body...
Maximum permissible load for Yonaguni ponies (Japanese landrace horses) trotting over a short, straight course
| Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Mano, H., Irimajiri, M., Hodate, K.
This study aimed to determine the load-bearing capacity of trotting Yonaguni ponies using gait analysis. The Yonaguni pony is one of the Japanese landrace horses, and has normal gait characteristics when trotting. As a breed they are small in stature and hence susceptible to the effect of the...
Room to Roam: Using GPS to Determine the Effect of Exhibit Size and Herd Size on Zoo Elephant Movement
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Holdgate, Deborah A. Duffield, David J. Shepherdson
Asian and African elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta spp.) are particularly susceptible to welfare concerns in zoological institutions due to their high intelligence, complex social structures, and sheer size. Zoo elephants are also limited by the space available to them, and the resulting...
The ticking clock: addressing farm animal welfare in emerging countries
| Contributor(s):: Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Hotzel, M. J.
Over the last decade many emerging economies, and in particular Brazil, have established themselves as major players in global food animal production. Within these countries much of the increase in food animal production has been achieved by the adoption of intensive housing systems similar to...
What is a canine athlete?
| Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van
Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...
Legitimacy Concerns in Animal Advocacy Organizations during the Michael Vick Dogfighting Scandal
| Contributor(s):: Badano, S. E., Burgermeister, S. J., Henne, S., Murphy, S. T., Cole, B. M.
Using the quasi-experimental setting of the Michael Vick dogfighting case, the researchers employed rich interview content to explore the question, "When a critical event occurs in the animal advocacy field, what motivates advocacy groups to respond?" The investigation reveals that what was...
Bindung und Beziehung. Ein wesentlicher Bestandteil der reitpädagogischen Arbeit [Attachment and Relationship and its Significance for Paedagogical Horseback Riding]
| Contributor(s):: Solmaz, Eva
HFP bei Kindern mit Komplexer Behinderung [Paedagogical horseback riding for children with multiple disabilities]
| Contributor(s):: Schäffer, Kathrin
Phylogeny, convergence, and snake behavior
| Contributor(s):: Harry Walter Greene
Comparative studies of snake behavior were used to confront three related conceptual issues in ethology: (i) Can behavior evolve? (ii) If so, how can the origins of similarities and differences in behavior among animals be assessed? (iii) What is the significance of this information for...
Movement of Juvenile Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Lower Genesee River, New York
| Contributor(s):: Mananjo Jonahson
As an important step in a long-term stocking program, this project investigated the movement and habitat use of juvenile lake sturgeon after they were stocked in the lower Genesee River, New York. Nine young animals were selected to represent the population, ranging from two to three years of age...
In Favor of Tipping the Balance: Animal Rights Activists in Defense of Residential Picketing
| Contributor(s):: Goodman, J. R., Sanders, C. R.
Risk & reward: The impact of animal rights activism on women
| Contributor(s):: Gaarder, E.
Immediate and long-term effects of hippotherapy on symmetry of adductor muscle activity and functional ability in children with spastic cerebral palsy
| Contributor(s):: McGibbon, N. H., Benda, W., Duncan, B. R., Silkwood-Sherer, D.
A general reaction pattern across situations in prepubertal gilts
| Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Jensen, K. H., Herskin, M. S.
56 prepubertal crossbred Landrace/Yorkshire gilts were subjected to a Food Competition Test, an Open Field Test, a Human Test and a Social Test. The undisturbed behaviour was video recorded in the home pen before the tests were performed. Factor analysis on open field data identified 5 factors,...