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  1. Perception of Cats: Assessing the Differences Between Videos and Still Pictures on Adoptability and Associated Characteristics

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    | Contributor(s):: Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Lori R. Kogan, Patrick C. Carney

    While animal shelters have made significant progress in reducing the number of euthanized dogs and cats, millions of unclaimed pets are still euthanized every year. Cats, in particular, face bleak prospects, with ~70% of those that enter animal shelters euthanized. Many factors influence...

  2. Perception of Cats: Assessing the Differences Between Videos and Still Pictures on Adoptability and Associated Characteristics

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Lori R. Kogan, Patrick C. Carney

    While animal shelters have made significant progress in reducing the number of euthanized dogs and cats, millions of unclaimed pets are still euthanized every year. Cats, in particular, face bleak prospects, with ~70% of those that enter animal shelters euthanized. Many factors influence...

  3. Se ladra, se pita y se grita: Perros sueltos en La Gaitana, Suba y en San Mateo, Soacha. 2010-2014

    | Contributor(s):: Diez Marulanda, Jhon Alexander

    En esta investigación los perros sueltos -sin dueño y que están lejos de ser mascota- nos informan sobre las sutiles y complejas formas de relación entre las especies humanas y no humanas que cohabitamos ciudades latinoamericanas como Bogotá. También da...

  4. An evaluation of the role the Internet site Petfinder plays in cat adoptions

    | Contributor(s):: Workman, M. K., Hoffman, C. L.

    To better understand factors contributing to cat adoptions, this study was used to explore a possible association between an adoptable cat's popularity on Petfinder and the cat's length of availability for adoption at a managed-intake nonhuman animal shelter. This study was also used to examine...

  5. An initial investigation into the effects of isolation and enrichment on the welfare of laboratory pigs housed in the PigTurn system, assessed using tear staining, behaviour, physiology and haematology

    | Contributor(s):: DeBoer, S. P., Garner, J. P., McCain, R. R., Lay, D. C., Jr., Eicher, S. D., Marchant-Forde, J. N.

    In some parts of the world, the laboratory pig ( Sus scrofa) is often housed in individual, sterile housing which may impose stress. Our objectives were to determine the effects of isolation and enrichment on pigs housed within the PigTurn - a novel penning system with automated blood sampling -...

  6. Managing feral cats on a university's campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?

    | Contributor(s):: Jones, A. L., Downs, C. T.

    Worldwide domestic and feral cat (Felis catus) numbers have increased. Concerns regarding high populations of feral cats in urban areas include wildlife predation, public nuisance, and disease. This study aimed to estimate the size of the feral cat population on 5 campuses of the University of...

  7. A comparison of body size, coat condition and endoparasite diversity of wild Barbary macaques exposed to different levels of tourism

    | Contributor(s):: Borg, C., Majolo, B., Qarro, M., Semple, S.

    Primate tourism is a rapidly growing industry with the potential to provide considerable conservation benefits. However, assessing the impact of tourists on the animals involved is vital to ensure that the conservation value of primate tourism is maximized. In this study, we compared body size,...

  8. The effect of pen design on free space utilization of sows group housed in gestation pens equipped with free access stalls

    | Contributor(s):: Rioja-Lang, F. C., Hayne, S. M., Gonyou, H. W.

  9. The role of coat color and ear shape on the perception of personality in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Fratkin, J. L., Baker, S. C.

  10. A training programme to ensure high repeatability of injury scoring of dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J., Vasseur, E., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de

  11. The effects of social training and other factors on adoption success of shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Protopopova, A., Gilmour, A. J., Weiss, R. H., Shen, J. Y., Wynne, C. D. L.

  12. Human-marmoset interactions in a city park

    | Contributor(s):: Leite, G. C., Duarte, M. H. L., Young, R. J.

    Urban wildlife, frequently, comes into contact with human city dwellers and these interactions can be viewed positively or negatively by people. In the city of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil) many city parks have groups of black-tufted marmosets (Callithrix penicillata), which interact with...

  13. The relationships between temperament during routine handling tasks, weight gain and facial hair whorl position in frequently handled beef cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Olmos, G., Turner, S. P.

    A relationship has been described between facial hair whorl position and temperament in infrequently handled beef cattle when both traits were measured on categorical scales. Hair whorl position has also been found to relate to daily weight gain in dairy heifers. Using both a categorical scale...

  14. A note on the consistency and specificity of lambs' responses to a stockperson and to their photograph in an arena test

    | Contributor(s):: Tallet, C., Veissier, I., Boivin, X.

    Understanding how farm animals perceive their stockperson is a major challenge, especially for artificially reared animals which are known to show strong attraction to humans. Replacing the stockperson by its photograph in an arena test could be a useful method for standardising human stimuli....

  15. Validating techniques to sample behaviour of confined, young pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Arnold-Meeks, C., McGlone, J. J.

    In ten 1-hour segments of videotaped behaviour of 20 swine, half of the segments showed the behaviour of recently re-grouped and aggressive pigs and the remaining segments were of the later socially-stable groups. Attack, feeding, drinking, lying, moving and standing were recorded. Time-sampling...

  16. A pilot investigation of Farm Assurance assessors' attitude to farm animal welfare as a confounding factor to training in pig welfare outcome measures

    | Contributor(s):: Mullan, S., Edwards, S. A., Butterworth, A., Whay, H. R., Main, D. C. J.

    The effect of Farm Assurance (FA) assessors' attitude to farm animal welfare on the inter-observer reliability of some welfare outcome measures achieved following training was investigated as part of a larger project examining the feasibility and benefits of the incorporation of some on-farm...