Fertility control of California ground squirrels using GnRH immunocontraception
Contributor(s): Paul B. Nash, David K. James, Lucia T. Hui, Lowell A. Miller
Population of wildlife, such as California ground squirrels, can grow to the extent that they come in conflict with humans. Contraception is a method of population management under investigation that may be useful in situations where neither leaving the animals uncontrolled nor lethal control are...
The role of the pest control advisor in vertrbrate pest control
Contributor(s): James T. Hallett
California State legislation as passed in 1971 established the Agricultural Pest Control Advisors Licensing program with the intent of providing agriculture with competent and professional personnel who make pest control recommendations. Today, nearly 4,000 advisors are licensed in California and...
Pindone for rabbit control: efficacy, residues and cost
Contributor(s): Peter C. Nelson, Graham J. Hickling
Toxins are a major component of rabbit control campaigns in New Zealand, with sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) being the primary toxin in use since the 1950s. However, landowners can use 1080 only under the direct supervision of a licensed operator, and rabbit populations in regularly-poisoned...
Michigan bovine tuberculosis eradication project: 2004 activities report and conference proceedings
On June 9 and 10, 2004, the State of Michigan and U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted the eighth annual Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) Conference, with guest speakers from Georgia, Colorado, Iowa, New York and two Canadian provinces. Our guests came together from across North America to receive...
Twenty-five year history of the Kansas coyote damage control program
Contributor(s): F. Robert Henderson
In the 1968 legislative session, an appropriate was made to Kansas State University to hire a predator and rodent control specialist. I was hired for this position on July 1, 1968. During August, 1968, I traveled to Missouri and spent a week working with Mr. Bob Smith, a long-time employee of the...
Monitoring raccoon rabies in Alabama: the potential effects of habitat and demographics
Contributor(s): Wendy Arjo, Christine Fisher, James Armstrong, Dana Johnson, Frank Boyd
Density, morphometrics, and disease prevalence of raccoon populations were determined in 4 habitats (agriculture, riverine, managed, and forested) in central Alabama. In addition we monitored 71 collared raccoons to determine survival. Density estimates were similar in the agriculture (ag) and...
Conditioning beaver to avoid desirable plants
Contributor(s): Julie Harper, Dale Nolte, Thomas DeLiberto, David Bergman
Conditioned food aversion can be used to train animals to avoid select foods. Generally, aversive conditioning is best applied when animals first encounter a food item. However, almost by definition damage is inflicted to desirable plants very familiar to the culprit. We assessed the potential...
Conference participants, Fifth Vertebrate Pest Conference (1972)
The Fifth Vertebrate Pest Conference drew a registered attendance of 239 with an estimated additional 50-75 persons who attended portions of the conference but did not register. As in past conferences, the attendance was made up of individuals having varying interests in vertebrate pest problems...
Keynote address--Vertebrate pest animals in the province of the Cape of Good Hope, Republic of South Africa
Contributor(s): Douglas D. Hey
Southern Africa is renowned for its wealth of animal life both in numbers and variety. Antelope in countless herds once roamed the plains , while the large mammals, the so-called big game, have drawn hunters to this continent from all over the world. Selected wildlife products such as ivory,...
Metoclopramide hydrochloride did not prevent 1080-induced vomiting in coyotes
Contributor(s): Jeffrey S. Green
Vomiting is a characteristic, although undesirable effect when using Compound 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) as a method of predator control for coyotes. Compound 1080 meat baits with (treatment) and without (control) an antiemetic, metoclopramide hydrochloride (MH), were fed to captive coyotes...
Private costs of predator control in New Mexico in 1983
Contributor(s): Gary A. Littauer, Ronald J. White, David Carroll Hall
A survey was conducted by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture in early 1984 to determine costs incurred by livestock producers to control predation on livestock during 1983. Out of a sample of 1,848 producers who were sent questionnaires, 706 (38%) usable responses were returned. The...
Efficacy of five burrow fumigants for managing black-tailed prairie dogs
Contributor(s): Scott E. Hygnstrom
Current limitations on pesticides for managing prairie dog populations underscore the need for additional research on candidate compounds. I conducted this study to determine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of two registered burrow fumigants (aluminum phosphide and gas cartridges) and three...
Multiple-species exclusion fencing and technology for mainland sites
Contributor(s): Tim Day, Roger MacGibbon
Eradication of invasive vertebrate pests from increasingly large islands has become an important wildlife management and conservation tool internationally. Success on islands has prompted attempts to exclude and eradicate vertebrate pests from mainland sites. Early mainland exclusion efforts...
Attitudes of Nebraska sheep producers toward predators
Contributor(s): Dale J. Hafer, Scott E. Hygnstrom
The economy of the State of Nebraska is highly dependent on the agricultural industry. When factors arise that complicate and threaten facets of the industry, those involved, particularly producers, often express a high degree of concern toward those threatening factors.The sheep producers of...
Animal damage control - now and in the future
Contributor(s): James F. Gillett
I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to you today on behalf of the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service. I believe animal damage control is an element of a comprehensive wild life management program. It deals with population dynamics, mortality factors, and other...
Human-animal relationship: stockmanship and housing in organic livestock systems
Contributor(s): M. Hovi (editor), M. Bouihol (editor)
The theme of the 3rd NAHWOA Workshop was "Human-animal relationship: stockmanship and housing in organic livestock systems". The stockperson's ability to understand livestock and to respond to the needs of the domesticated animals is probably the most important building block of animal health and...
Madam saga- an approach to an animal damage problem
Contributor(s): William D. Fitzwater
While human tinkering with the zoogeographical distribution of lower animals sometimes pays dividends, more often it opens up Pandora's box. Such is the case of the Weaver Finch family. This group of birds is characterized by its colonial habits, granivorous appetite which often counters man's...
Coyote attacks: An increasing suburban problem
Contributor(s): Robert M. Timm, Rex O. Baker, Joe R. Bennett, Craig C. Coolahan
Coyote attacks on humans and pets have increased within the past 5 years in California. We discuss documented occurrences of coyote aggression and attacks on people, using data from USDA Wildlife Services, the California Department of Fish & Game, and other sources. Forty-eight such attacks on...
The impact of owner age on companionship with virtual pets
Contributor(s): S. Lawson, T. Chesney
A comparison of carcass characteristics and overall lean meat production efficiency between bovine immunocastrates, steers and intact males
Contributor(s): Teague, G. L., Boyd, G. W., Smith, G. C., Finnerty, M., Rollin, B. E., Field, T. G., Grandin, T., Kniffen, D. M., Taylor, R. E., Enright, W. J.