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  1. The Correlation Between Snakebites And Meteorological Variations

    Contributor(s):: Chang Na

    Background: In the United States, approximately 45,000 snakebites occur annually and affect many people including veterinarians and farmers.1 Snakebites can cause significant pain and morbidity such as severe bleeding and skin necrosis. Better predictive information on snakebite risk could help...

  2. Caregiver Reports of Interactions between Children up to 6 Years and Their Family Dog—Implications for Dog Bite Prevention

    Contributor(s):: Christine Arhant, Andrea Martina Beetz, Josef Troxler

    In children up to 6 years, interactions such as interfering with the dog’s resources and also benign behaviors (e.g., petting) commonly precede a bite incident with the family dog. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the development of everyday interactions between...

  3. Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?

    Contributor(s):: Deirdre S. Franklin

    The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This...

  4. Jun 24 2017

    2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference

    Registration is now open for the fourth annual UK Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference which will be held on the south London campus of Kingston University on June 24-25, 2017.Now in...

  5. Bites dog people: general characteristics

    Contributor(s):: Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova

    The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...

  6. "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...

  7. Practical veterinary forensics

    Contributor(s):: Bailey, D.

    The book serves as a reference for the reader to appreciate the current workload of a forensic vet and to provide an insight into the scale and complexity of the specialism that is veterinary forensics. Topics discussed are: introduction to veterinary forensics; forensic philosophy; law and...

  8. Companion animal economics: the economic impact of companion animals in the UK. Research report

    Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The aim of this report is to raise awareness of the importance of research concerning the economic impact of companion animals on society. This report was inspired by the seminal Council for Science and Society (CSS) report Companion Animals in Society (1988), and updates and extends its...

  9. Fleeing from fleas on your cat, dog, or you

    Contributor(s):: Robert G. Holmberg

    Fleas are small, laterally flattened, wingless insects that suck blood from warm-blooded animals.  There are about 2,500 species.  Most are parasites of mammals; about 100 species feed on birds.  In North America, 19 species bite humans.

  10. Poisonous Snakes and Snakebite in the U.S.: A Brief Review

    Contributor(s):: Sherman A. Minton

    This article briefly reviews some current ideas regarding snakebite in the Uniled States. Twenty species of native venomous snakes occur and include 15 species of rattlesnakes, the copperhead and cottonmouth, two species of coral snakes, and one seasnake. Snake venoms contain a variety of...

  11. A survey of urban Canadian animal control practices : the effect of enforcement and resourcing on the reported dog bite rate

    Contributor(s):: Nancy Margaret Clarke

    Dog bites are a serious cause of human injury. Data from the United States of America indicate that about 1.8% of people receive bites each year, and the rate is thought to be increasing disproportionately faster than the dog population. The Canadian dog bite issue is not well documented...

  12. Warm-Blooded Animal Bites

    Contributor(s):: R.a. Dieter Jr., Robert S. Dieter, R.a. Dieter Iii, D.L. Dieter

    Background: Domestic animals are the major cause of warm-blooded  animal bites around the world. The dog, the cat and human bites are the  most common animal bites creating major medical and health care  concerns requiring medical treatment. Transmitted zoonotic diseases...

  13. A modeling approach for estimating seasonal dietary preferences of goats in a Mediterranean Quercus frainetto-Juniperus oxycedrus woodland

    Contributor(s):: Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., Parissi, Z. M., Abraham, E. M., Abas, Z.

    Goats are characterized as selective feeders due to their specific feeding behavior, thus the study of their seasonal preferences in a Mediterranean oak-juniper ecosystem is of great interest. The current research was conducted in an open oak forest in Megalo Dereio region, northeastern Greece...

  14. Jun 11 2016

    2016 National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference

    ​For the third straight year, renowned TV dog behaviour expert Victoria Stilwell has enlisted the help of the world’s top canine behaviour experts, specialists and educators to create the...

  15. A bite out of the budget? : costs and characteristics of animal bites in Benton County, Oregon

    Contributor(s):: Holly Sherburne

    In 1993 and 1994 total, there were 247 people reported to have been bitten by animals in Benton County, Oregon. Of the 243 biting animals, 70 percent were dogs, 25 percent cats, and 5 percent other animals such as ferrets, mice, rats, bats, and skunks. Fifty-four percent of all...

  16. The complex issue of dog bites

    Contributor(s):: Bower, C.

  17. One Health: The complex issue of dog bites

    Contributor(s):: Bailey, D., Leicester, L.

  18. Soldier's Service Dog Euthanized after Killing Six-Year Old Boy (PTSD Dog Euthanized), Susy Raybon, January 31, 2012

    A specially trained German Shepherd that attacked and mauled to death a six-year-old boy in Oak Grove, Kentucky on Sunday has been euthanized. The child and his family were visiting the home of a Fort Campbell Soldier who used the dog for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to police...

  19. Service Dog Blamed for Attack at Outdoor Show, Laura Lewis, The Brunswick Beacon September 15, 2015 (online version)

    Contributor(s):: Michael Fallon

    A report of a pet attacked by a service dog at a public function. The service dog aggressor was there as part of an appearance by a service dog organization at a "show" organized by The Brunswick Beacon.  Commenting on the incident, the owner of the service dog organization said,...

  20. Bats and Rabies in Utah

    Contributor(s):: Nicki Frey

    This fact sheet describes the 10 species of bats found in Utah, what to do if you are bitten and how to avoid contracting diseases from them.